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Berkshire Theatre Group 2015 Season

February 21st, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

Berkshire Theatre Group 2015 SeasonThe Berkshire Theatre Group 2015 Season is on and already white hot with what is looking to be one of their best seasons, ever – have you gotten your tickets, yet?

Originally known as the The Berkshire Playhouse, the Berkshire Theatre Group was founded in 1928 has seen an incredible number of talented musicians and actors on its stage, including such legendary stars as Philip Seymour Hoffman, Gene Hackman, Al Pacino, James Cagney, Katherine Hepburn, and many others.

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Applegate Inn – Your Berkshires Skiing Headquarters!

February 14th, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

Applegate Inn - Your Berkshires Skiing Headquarters!Applegate Inn’s location in Lee, MA makes it the perfect home-base for any and all of your Berkshires skiing getaway plans!

Winter in the Berkshires means cross country skiing, downhill skiing, snowboarding, sledding, tubing and more! Our central location means easy access to all the Berkshires skiing you can handle without sacrificing comfort.

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Get Ready for the 2015 Tanglewood Season

January 24th, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

2015 Tanglewood SeasonThe recently announced 2015 Tanglewood season is looking especially exciting, packed as it is with special events: this year celebrates the 75th anniversary of the Tanglewood Music Center as well as the inaugural season of Boston Symphony Orchestra Music Director, Andris Nelsons.

To commemorate its 75th anniversary season, Tanglewood Music Center has commissioned over 30 new works and the 2015 Tanglewood season’s guest list reads like a who’s who of the music world’s finest: Yo Yo Ma, Emmanuel Ax, Joshua Bell, Bryn Terfel, Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga, the Mark Morris Dance Company, Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Diana Krall, A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor, and Huey Lewis and the News!

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Have A Berkshire Valentine’s Day Getaway

January 17th, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

Berkshire Valentine's DayThere’s a reason Applegate Inn was rated the “best place to kiss in the Berkshires.” Take advantage of our Berkshire Valentine’s Day specials and see for yourself why we say February is for lovers!

The Berkshires are a wonderful place to show your love for that special someone. Romance is expressed in a myriad of ways and a Berkshire Valentine’s Day provides for them all, no matter what form your romance takes.

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Berkshires New Year’s Eve Special at Applegate Inn!

December 13th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

Applegate Inn Berkshires New Year's Eve Special 2015Applegate Inn wants to help you ring in the 2015 New Year in comfort and style by offering you the opportunity to take advantage of our Berkshires New Year’s Eve Special!

Every year we craft a Berkshires New Year’s Eve Special to help you get the most out of your end-of-the-year Berkshires getaway. Designed with offering you the best value for your hard-earned money, the Applegate Inn Berkshires New Year’s Eve Special is the best way to celebrate the holiday, Berkshires-style

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It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play

December 6th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

It's A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play“It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play” is a clever reworking of a classic favorite, presented on stage by the Berkshires own Shakespeare & Company.

Most of us have seen the classic Frank Capra Christmas film, “It’s a Wonderful Life,” starring Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed, and even those of us who haven’t know the basic storyline – a suicidal George Bailey discovers the value of his life, guided by a would-be angel named Clarence who is on a quest to earn his wings – so what’s exciting about revisiting that same, old story on stage?

Well, first of all, it’s being presented by the renowned Berkshire theater group Shakespeare & Company, who routinely present some of the best theater productions in the area. Secondly, this is not “It’s A Wonderful Life” but, rather, “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play.”

What’s the difference?

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The Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas Weekend

November 22nd, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

Stockbridge Mainstreet At Christmas Weekend

Norman Rockwell working on Stockbridge Mainstreet At Christmas
1967 photo by Louie Lamone
courtesy of the Norman Rockwell Museum

Step into one of Norman Rockwell’s most famous paintings at the annual Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas Weekend, December 5 – 7, 2014!

Stockbridge, Massachusetts is like many small towns in the Berkshires: quiet, friendly, quaint, and so picturesque it looks like it could be right out of some Norman Rockwell painting.

Where Stockbridge differs is that it IS in a Norman Rockwell painting! Many of them, actually, but most famously in his “Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas.”

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Berkshire Museum’s Festival of Trees 2014

November 15th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

Berkshire Museum's Festival of Trees 2014Berkshire Museum’s annual Festival of Trees exhibit – on view from November 14th through January 4th, 2015 – will take you into the wild with this year’s theme “On Safari!”

The much-anticipated, 30th annual Festival of Trees – On Safari will feature creatively bedecked Christmas trees sponsored and created by local businesses, schools, and community organizations.

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Planning Your Berkshires Skiing Vacation

October 18th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

Berkshires Skiing VacationAs we enter into autumn and enjoy the beauty it brings, thoughts of winter are not far behind – which means now is the time to book your Berkshires skiing vacation!

You don’t have to look far in the Berkshires for good places to ski – they’re everywhere! – but each one is a little different, so here’s a guide to some of the bigger and better Berkshires skiing resorts

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Berkshires Ghost Tours at Edith Wharton’s The Mount

October 11th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

Berkshires Ghost Tours at The MountIf you’re looking for a little something spooky to do this Halloween, how about a Berkshires Ghost Tour at Edith Wharton’s home, The Mount?

The Mount, was designed by Edith Wharton in 1902 as her home and writer’s retreat and is now both a historic site and the only monument to Edith Wharton in the United States.

Beyond historically significant exhibits and events available to the public year ’round at The Mount, October brings out the spooky in this otherwise stately cultural venue in the form of, among other Halloween events, Ghost Tours! Given Wharton’s own history with the paranormal, it’s an appropriate offering.

Edith Wharton didn’t only pen the occasional ghost story, she was also troubled by the supernatural, stating that she was “haunted by formless horrors” and once described feeling “some dark undefinable menace … I could feel it behind me, upon me; and if there was any delay in the opening of the door I was seized by a choking agony of terror.”

Sold by the Wharton’s in 1911, The Mount became part of Foxhollow School for Girls in 1942. During this time, residents reported hearing unexplained noises and odd sensations in the old, Wharton servant and family quarters. Similarly, when Shakespeare & Co. used The Mount as both dormitory and theater in the late 70’s, numerous people reported odd noises and visions of figures in old-fashioned clothing!

Now’s your chance to find out find out if Edith Wharton’s old home is still inhabited by otherworldly beasties – with a Berkshires ghost tour of The Mount!

Visit The Mount for a special evening ghost tour this October and see for yourself if the paranormal activity others have reported in the servants’ quarters, stables, and formal rooms register for you. Ghost Tours at The Mount are available throughout October:

Berkshires Ghost Tours at The Mount

Fridays, 5:45pm or 7pm
Saturday, October 25, 5:45pm or 7pm
Halloween, 10pm

For tickets and more information: www.edithwharton.org

Berkshires Ghost Tours Lodging

If it’s rattling chains and moaning spooks you’re after, our Berkshires bed & breakfast may disappoint but, on the flip-side, you’ll have more than a ghost of a chance of a good night’s rest when you stay at Applegate Inn – and, come morning, you’ll feel downright spirited after one of our signature breakfasts! Applegate Inn offers 11 beautifully appointed suites with private baths, fireplaces, and spa tubs to provide you with true relaxation – stay with us and enjoy real Berkshires comfort!

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