I had the opportunity to drop in on the 9th Annual 411 in the 413 Youth Development Conference at Becket Chimney Corners today, where over 100 teens from the county’s public and private high schools gathered at the campground to explore, debate and address youth issues. The theme for this year’s conference “The Road Less […]
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THE BERKSHIRES — I may be out of town during the school break week, but it doesn’t mean I’d leave you without a Weekend Lowdown in some format. You can also listen to The Top Left Corner podcast over at The Greylock Glass to hear Jason Valasquez deliver our Lowdown this week. As always you can […]
It is estimated that 1 in 133 Americans has celiac disease — when the ingestion of gluten damages the small intestine interfering with the absorption of nutrients— with approximately 83 percent of these persons going undiagnosed, and children are no exception. Celiac disease occurs more commonly in girls than boys, is genetic, and the average age […]
This recipe is a family favorite. My mother-in-law gets special requests for it from my kids — peanuts, no peanuts, extra caramel. But seriously, no matter how you make it, this recipe is ooey gooey, crunchy heaven in your mouth. Give it a try and let us know what you think. And if by some […]
“Motivation is when you get hold of an idea and you run with it. Inspiration is when an idea gets hold of you and won’t let go”. ~ Dr. Wayne Dyer There are clues about our life, dreams or inspirations that have lived in our hearts for years. But for many of us we have never […]
On the morning following World Autism Awareness Day, my sister and I had the pleasure of taking our children to see “Peter Pan”, performed by the CIP Puppetry Troupe at the Spectrum Playhouse in Lee. The performers, set designers, and sound engineers were CIP (College Internship Program) students — an extremely talented group of […]
Here is a new and unique alternative idea that you may want to try this year is to use crayons instead of the traditional food coloring or store-bought dye kits. I have to tell you, the result will be unexpectedly awesome! Have you ever felt that the traditional food coloring or dyes don’t create an […]
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THE BERKSHIRES — This weekend things have slowed down a bit in the Berkshires, and Saturday seems to be all about the Easter Egg Hunt. There are also inexpensive opportunities to take in or partake in a little dance and to catch a family-friendly theater performance in our BFF Picks this week. So sit back and relax, and either […]
THE BERKSHIRES — If you are looking for some free family fun in the Berkshires, local libraries are the perfect place to find that. From story times and playgroups, to entertainers and camps, our local libraries are some of the best. This recent photo gallery was taken by BFF Co-publisher, Mary George, at the weekly STEAM […]