Kelly Bevan McIlquham

Berkshire Family Focus posts about family life in the Berkshires written by its founder and Berkshire County mom, Kelly Bevan McIlquham.

Weekend Lowdown: March 6-8

Weekend Lowdown: March 6-8

  THE BERKSHIRES — Are we done yet? With the snow that is. I think we still have a bit more to come, but that shouldn’t stop you from getting out and the Berkshires this winter. There is plenty of family fun things to do inside and out this weekend and in the weeks to […]

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BCC Players to hold community auditions for ‘The Addams Family’

BCC Players to hold community auditions for ‘The Addams Family’

For Immediate Release: BCC Players to Hold Auditions for The Addams Family PITTSFIELD, Mass.―The Berkshire Community College (BCC) Players will hold auditions for the musical The Addams Family on Wed., March 4 and Thurs., March 5 at 7 p.m. in Room K-111 in the Koussevitzky Arts Center on the college’s main campus. Those auditioning should […]

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Weekend Lowdown: Feb. 27-March 1

Weekend Lowdown: Feb. 27-March 1

THE BERKSHIRES — Despite the record cold this winter, and one’s desire to tuck in under a blanket under the fire and do absolutely nothing, we’ve had a productive few weeks at Berkshire Family Focus. We’ve had an abundance of calendar events to enter; our preschool and camp guides are seeing a lot of action […]

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Weekend Lowdown: Feb. 20-22

Weekend Lowdown: Feb. 20-22

THE BERKSHIRES — As February Vacation Week comes to a close, parents may be a little tired and weary, but the Berkshires has a few low-cost entertainment options for the family that just might put that pep back in your step. From Pirates to Greek Gods to Disney Characters and Troubadours, I’m sure there is […]

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Parent’s Eye Review: StickerYou.com

Parent’s Eye Review: StickerYou.com

Prior to Christmas I received the opportunity to review the products at StickerYou.com. In particular the company’s new Signature Wall Decals. Having just completed a master bedroom renovation, I thought it would ideal to try one out just above my bed, though my teen daughter tried to argue that it would be more appropriate in […]

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Weekend Lowdown: Jan. 9-11

Weekend Lowdown: Jan. 9-11

THE BERKSHIRES — Greetings! I hope everyone is staying warm during these frigid temperatures. I already brought out my warm parka jacket and am staying nice and toasty For the kids who went back to school this week, I hope they are adjusting to the homework loads and staying warm with lots hot beverage drinks (cocoa, […]

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Weekend Lowdown: Jan. 2-4

Weekend Lowdown: Jan. 2-4

PITTSFIELD — Hi everyone! Happy New Year! I’m Songmei Robinson, the BFF intern, and I’m back and ready to keep you updated about the latest events in the Berkshires, during my school break. I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday! I can’t believe 2014 is coming to an end today already. I had a busy semester at […]

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Thank you to our Week 3 12-Plus Days of Christmas Giveaways sponsors

Thank you to our Week 3 12-Plus Days of Christmas Giveaways sponsors

Last week brought another successful week of giveaways for our “12-Plus Days of Christmas Giveaways” featuring museum passes, painting parties, tubing passes, theater tickets and more. The best way to show your appreciation and thanks for these giveaways is by sharing our website with your friends and been visiting our sponsors. The sponsors and giveaway […]

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Conte Community School students and Jacob’s Pillow dance their way to learning fractions [Photo Gallery]

Conte Community School students and Jacob’s Pillow dance their way to learning fractions [Photo Gallery]

PITTSFIELD — A few weeks ago I was invited to attend a celebration of the collaboration between Conte Community School third graders and Jacob’s Pillow. It was the end of their Curriculum in Motion program where students learned math concepts via dance Pretty cool, huh? On Nov. 14 we all got a lesson in fractions as students twisted […]

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