South Berkshire County

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

First day of school schedules for Berkshire County and beyond

THE BERKSHIRES — This Wednesday, Aug. 27, marks the first day of school for many area districts, while some students have one more week to relax and or/play in the beautiful Berkshires. Here is the list of first day of school schedules for Berkshire County school districts and districts in surrounding towns: Adams-Cheshire Regional School District: Tuesday,(…)

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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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Summer reading prize winners at the Lee Library

Summer reading prize winners at the Lee Library

Note: We recently received this letter from Lee Library Librarian Rosemarie Borsody. If your name is on this list, be sure to stop by the library located at 100 Main St. in Lee to pick up your prize. Hi everyone! The SRP was a great success this year again because so many of you read(…)

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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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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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Plenty to do for families at Ventfort Hall and Gilded Age Museum in Lenox

Plenty to do for families at Ventfort Hall and Gilded Age Museum in Lenox

LENOX — Last weekend I took a visit to Ventfort Hall Mansion And Gilded Age Museum in Lenox. Ventfort Hall was built in 1893 by J.P Morgan’s sister, Sarah, to be her summer “cottage.” The mansion became my home away from home when my mom started working there in 2001. I saw every renovation, exhibit and(…)

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Berkshire Family Eats: Sullivan Station in Lee is super kid-friendly

South County is full of wonderful specialty restaurants, cafes, bistros, fine food markets and food havens. Some parents enjoy treating their well-behaved children to these fine places. I, for the most part, am not one of those parents. I prefer taking my children to restaurants with high-chairs, changing tables and crayons. My children are very(…)

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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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