Rebecca Dravis

Articles and columns written by Berkshire County mom Rebecca Dravis on Berkshire Family Focus.

Fourth of July family fun in the Berkshires

  THE BERSKHIRES —It’s hard to believe it’s July already, but somehow here we are, ready to really get summer started in the Berkshires. Because somehow, despite the hot weather, it doesn’t really feel like summer until the Fourth of July. Looking for some fun Fourth events, in between barbecues with friends and family? There(…)


Legos are everywhere in the Berkshires

THE BERKSHIRES — True confession: I brought a bucket of Legos with me to college. Seriously. Building with them relaxed me during stressful times. I kept those Legos until a fire destroyed many of my belongings in 2002. When my daughter was born in 2005, I couldn’t wait until she was old enough to have(…)


Family fun at MASS MoCA this February

NORTH ADAMS —When I asked my 7-year-old what her favorite part of a visit to MASS MoCA is, she had a very quick answer: The place where you get to make art. She was talking about Kidspace, of course, the big bright room on the second floor of the sprawling modern art museum complex that(…)


Ventfort Hall puppet show offers fun, educational school vacation activity

LENOX — As fairy tales go, “Hansel and Gretel” is one of the darker ones, featuring a young brother and sister abandoned in the woods who must escape a witch who wants to eat them. But performed in a traditional Czech marionette theater at Ventfort Hall in Lenox during school vacation week, “Hansel and Gretel”(…)


Minerva’s Holiday Showcase a treat for all ages

WILLIAMSTOWN — The young drummer of the local family bluegrass band Blueberry Buckle certainly made an impression on Minerva Arts Center Director Kathleen O’Mara. “She’s amazing,” O’Mara gushed. The “she” in question? Savannah Byrne, now 9, who plays the drums while her older sister Cate, 12, plays violin and her dad Tom, a professor at(…)