Home About Archives RSS Feed

1,000 Great Places From St. Stan's to ... the Elf Parlor?

Staff Reports

The diocese may want to shutter St. Stanislaus' Church but the state says it's a "Great Place." The century-old Polish church was listed among the 1,000 Great Places in Massachusetts along with four other spots in Adams — Mount Greylock and the War Memorial, the Quaker Meetinghouse and the Susan B. Anthony Birthplace.

Nominations for the best cultural, historical and natural sites were solicited from across the state with the final list formulated in May. The full list was released then but announced in the State House on Monday, July 12.

We assume that St. Stan's had a lot of fans nominating it; more than 200 people have been participating in a vigil to keep the Diocese of Springfield from locking the doors and stripping the building of its stained glass, statues and paintings.

So what else in the Berkshires made the 1,000 Great Places? The usual suspects are there — Red Lion Inn, Tanglewood, Hoosic Tunnel, The Mount, Windsor Lake, Mass MoCA, Natural Bridge, Arrowhead, Hancock Shaker Village — along with the not-so suspected like North Adams' now legendary Jack's Hot Dog, Lee's Main Street and Williamstown's Field Farm.

But how did the year-old Elf Parlor, a coffeehouse in North Adams, wind up on a list that includes Faneuil Hall and the Clark Art Institute? We're guessing the same way St. Stan's did — lots of passionate fans willing to vote.

Find the full list of Great Places here.

0 Comments
Tags: attractions      

Support Local News

We show up at hurricanes, budget meetings, high school games, accidents, fires and community events. We show up at celebrations and tragedies and everything in between. We show up so our readers can learn about pivotal events that affect their communities and their lives.

How important is local news to you? You can support independent, unbiased journalism and help iBerkshires grow for as a little as the cost of a cup of coffee a week.

News Headlines
Mazzeo Picks Up Support From Eliminated Mayoral Candidates
Drury Class of 1951 Meets at Waubeeka Tavern
Ethics Commission Alleges Conflict Violations by West Stockbridge Chief
Brien Center Awarded $360K Curb Risky High School Student Behavior
Greylock Thunder Travel Squads Sweep Weekend Double-Headers
'Voices for Recovery' Event Set for Saturday in North Adams
MCLA Men's Soccer Team Snaps 22-Game Losing Streak
Williams Field Hockey Blanks Smith
Pittsfield Chooses Tyer And Mazzeo For Mayoral Election
Clarksburg Sets Candidate Interviews for Town Administrator


Categories:
Animals (8)
Arts (25)
Community (59)
Daily Beat (4)
Fun stuff (106)
Fundraiser (2)
Green (10)
Health (2)
North Adams (11)
People (14)
Pittsfield (7)
politics (1)
Richmond (2)
Sports (2)
State (4)
Technology (3)
Williamstown (12)
Archives:
Tags:
iBerkshires Auditions Downing Music Pittsfield Library Bcc Reading Program Halloween Richmond Scholarship Attractions News Fundraiser Fall Foliage Country Fair Baseball Wjjw Holiday Volunteer Food Drive Madigan Adams Family Event Williams Election Morning Report Family Latin Wilco Mass Moca Solid Sound Festival Concerts iBerkshires
Popular Entries:
ABC News Features Cheshire's Madigan
Almost Time for Wilco
Wilco Delivers Solid Set, Hints at Return to MoCA
ABC Broadcasts Travel Video on Berkshire Winter
Adams Lights Christmas Tree
Williamstown Steeple on eBay
Williams Tops With Forbes, Unigo
1,000 Great Places From St. Stan's to ... the Elf Parlor?
EPA Postpones Housatonic River Update
Ask Not What Your State Can Do for You
Recent Entries:
Are We There Yet?: Take A Moment to Breathe This Weekend
Are We There Yet?: Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas
Are We There Yet?: Warm Up On a Cold Weekend
Are We There Yet?: Halloween Times Two
Are We There Yet?: Halloween Is Just Beginning
Are We There Yet?: Enjoy a Quiet Fall Weekend
Are We There Yet?: Help Find a Cure for Type One Diabetes
Are We There Yet?: It's All About the Foliage
Are We There Yet?: Fall Into A Beautiful Autumn Weekend
Are We There Yet?: Curiosity, By George!