Berkshires Beat http://www.iberkshires.com/blogs/berkshiresbeat? Berkshires Beat Thu, 18 Jul 2019 08:18:05 EDT en-us Are We There Yet?: Take A Moment to Breathe This Weekend http://www.iberkshires.com/blogs/berkshiresbeat?bid=2835 http://www.iberkshires.com/blogs/berkshiresbeat?bid=2835 Fri, 12 Dec 2014 14:41:00 EST The snow is lovely on the trees. Doesn't it put you into a Christmas mood? No, I don't mean shopping and baking and hurrying around. There are lot of places to see Santa and buy lovely presents, but this weekend, I'm going to recommend taking the family to enjoy some quieter... Are We There Yet?: Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas http://www.iberkshires.com/blogs/berkshiresbeat?bid=2825 http://www.iberkshires.com/blogs/berkshiresbeat?bid=2825 Fri, 05 Dec 2014 10:14:00 EST Did you miss me? I took a little hiatus with this column for a few weeks to gather my strength for the Christmas season. But I'm back this weekend with some holiday happenings - including one very near and dear to my heart. First, Friday night, Dec. 5, is loaded with Christmas tree... Are We There Yet?: Warm Up On a Cold Weekend http://www.iberkshires.com/blogs/berkshiresbeat?bid=2806 http://www.iberkshires.com/blogs/berkshiresbeat?bid=2806 Fri, 07 Nov 2014 11:18:00 EST I posted a picture on the iBerkshires Facebook page the other day that said that Christmas was coming despite the mild weather we were having. As is common around these parts, two days later brings another story. Man, is it cold! And the forecast for the weekend is not looking much better,... Are We There Yet?: Halloween Times Two http://www.iberkshires.com/blogs/berkshiresbeat?bid=2797 http://www.iberkshires.com/blogs/berkshiresbeat?bid=2797 Thu, 30 Oct 2014 21:50:00 EDT   I don't think anyone gets Halloween off from work or school, but somehow it feels like a three-day weekend, doesn't it? First off, if you're going trick-or-treating Friday night, stay safe. I'm sure you know the drill but here are some tips just in case you want a... Are We There Yet?: Halloween Is Just Beginning http://www.iberkshires.com/blogs/berkshiresbeat?bid=2789 http://www.iberkshires.com/blogs/berkshiresbeat?bid=2789 Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:18:00 EDT Get your Halloween on this weekend ... and prepare to party for a full week! I admit, Halloween is not one of my favorite holidays. It always seems to rain (or snow, a la 2012) and my daughter STILL has to go trick or treating. I suck it up and take her because I was not allowed to trick or... Are We There Yet?: Enjoy a Quiet Fall Weekend http://www.iberkshires.com/blogs/berkshiresbeat?bid=2782 http://www.iberkshires.com/blogs/berkshiresbeat?bid=2782 Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:08:00 EDT It's a quiet mid-autumn weekend in the Berkshires. It might rain Saturday, Oct. 18, so there are a couple of indoor options for family fun. First, the Berkshire Athenaeum will join Coordinated Family and Community Engagement for a “Fun with Fall” playgroup from 10:30 a.m. to... Are We There Yet?: Help Find a Cure for Type One Diabetes http://www.iberkshires.com/blogs/berkshiresbeat?bid=2779 http://www.iberkshires.com/blogs/berkshiresbeat?bid=2779 Fri, 10 Oct 2014 11:12:00 EDT This column is brought to you by the department of shameless promotions. But keep reading. It's for a good reason! I have a little girl who has been living with type one diabetes for four years now. She wears two "gadgets" attached to her body, deals with blood sugar... Are We There Yet?: It's All About the Foliage http://www.iberkshires.com/blogs/berkshiresbeat?bid=2772 http://www.iberkshires.com/blogs/berkshiresbeat?bid=2772 Fri, 03 Oct 2014 09:48:00 EDT I was driving down Route 7 in Williamstown on Thursday around 6 p.m. and my breath literally caught at the beauty of the stretch of road in front of Mount Greylock Regional High School. I've always considered this to be one of the most beautiful half-miles in all the world, though I may... Are We There Yet?: Fall Into A Beautiful Autumn Weekend http://www.iberkshires.com/blogs/berkshiresbeat?bid=2761 http://www.iberkshires.com/blogs/berkshiresbeat?bid=2761 Fri, 26 Sep 2014 11:45:00 EDT We're heading into the first weekend of fall, and it looks to be a gorgeous one. So this week I'm keeping all of my suggestions ones you can do outdoors. Because winter and cabin fever won't be too far behind. There are two free events that run both Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 27... Are We There Yet?: Curiosity, By George! http://www.iberkshires.com/blogs/berkshiresbeat?bid=2758 http://www.iberkshires.com/blogs/berkshiresbeat?bid=2758 Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:18:00 EDT I miss Curious George. Let me explain. "Curious George" was the one cartoon on PBS my daughter watched regularly from the time she was a toddler pretty much up through first grade. Her first, second and third birthday parties were all George-themed. I loved the show and the monkey...