Regional Berkshires

Family and Kid Friendly Activities, Events and Things to Do in the Berkshires of Massachusetts, Berkshire County

Weekend Lowdown: Aug. 22-24

BERKSHIRES- Greetings! I am sure everyone is trying to thoughtfully schedule every last fun-filled event in their planners that the Berkshires has to offer this summer. Last week was quite enjoyable for me because I went to the Eleanor Sonsini shelter in Pittsfield for my BFF pet column and was there at the perfect time to see(…)

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Weekend Lowdown: Aug. 15-17

BERKSHIRES — Even though the homework load and long school days will be here in a blink of an eye, the school bell has not rung yet. Enjoy the August air, carefree nights and time with family and friends until then. The events in the Berkshires are always pleasurable and ongoing and there are plenty of plays,(…)

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Helping a Berkshire County family with young children devastated by a house fire

PITTSFIELD — On June 5, Nik Davies had us laughing out loud with her column Loose Shoelaces about teaching her then 4-year-old granddaughter, Armoni, how to tie her shoes. Monday night, Aug. 4, tragedy struck and on Tuesday, Aug. 5, we received this group message from Nik via Facebook: “You may have heard about the house(…)

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Weekend Lowdown: Aug. 8-10

BERKSHIRES — There’s a saying that August is the Sunday of summer. And with one week behind us and only a few more until the kids head back to school, I hope everyone is enjoying all that the Berkshires has to offer in the summertime? I know I am. This has been one of my busiest(…)

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Weekend Lowdown: Aug. 1-3

BERKSHIRES — It is officially August, can you believe it? Before you know it we will see pigments of fall on the trees. I have had one busy week because I started my new job at Marshalls Department Store in Lenox. Unfortunately I have not had time to go on any good hikes, which I love to(…)

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Geocaching in the Berkshires: A multi-generational treasure hunt

Want to get the family outside, explore new places and hunt for treasure? Try geocaching. It takes the classic game of Hide and Seek and gives it a twist using modern technology. It’s a family adventure that you can do just down the street for little to no cost. Our friend, Deb Goodrich, invited my(…)

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Weekend Lowdown: July 18-20

THE BERKSHIRES —Hi everyone, Songmei here with your Berkshire Family Focus Weekend Lowdown. As a new summer intern here at the BFF, I am very excited to inform you about fun-filled events in the Berkshires every weekend. This weekend brings about outdoor concerts and performances, marionettes, plays, an animal-free circus and so much more. So many(…)

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Reader Feedback Needed: Those who complete 6 survey questions will be entered to win a 9-pack of children’s books courtesy of Kidzone

Reader Feedback Needed: Those who complete 6 survey questions will be entered to win a 9-pack of children’s books courtesy of Kidzone

We are always looking for ways to improve Berkshire Family Focus and there is no better way to do that then to hear from our readers. We would really appreciate if you could take a few seconds and answer this simple 6 question survey HERE to help us better serve you, our readers. Those who complete(…)

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Fourth of July Events, Activities and Fun in the Berkshires

Friday, July 4 Central Berkshire County 10 a.m.: Pittsfield Parade The annual parade themed “Made in America,” featuring Grand Marshall Mario DeMartino, will kick begin at the intersection of South and West Housatonic St. and travel along North Street ending at Wahconah Park on Wahconah St. For more information go online to pittsfieldparade.com. 7 p.m.: Pittsfield(…)

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Weekend Lowdown: June 27-29

THE BERKSHIRES — This Saturday marks the passing of the first full week of summer, and I’m wondering … Did you get out and enjoy the plethora of family fun in the Berkshires yet? If the answer is yes, fantastic, we’ve got more summer fun suggestions your way. If the answer is no, have no(…)

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