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The Berkshires – 9 Best Places To Ski

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Things To Do In The Berkshires – Skiing At Butternut

 

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The Berkshires: 10 Ways To Have Fun This Winter

The weather outside is frosty in the Berkshires – Here are 10 way to have fun this chilly winter.

 

100_1737 A1. Build a snowman

2.  Go Sledding

3. Make a pot of mulled wine or  spiced cider

4. Hit the slopes

5. Wear fuzzy slippers at home

6. Cozy up by the fireplace

7. Pop a bottle of champagne

8. Go ice skating

9.  Throw a Super Bowl party

10. Wear flannel PJ’S

 

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Great Barrington Real Estate – Shopping

Joseph Nejaime, seen in his downtown Lenox store, is opening up the fourth Nejaime Wine Cellar 

 

A new addition to  Great Barrington, Ma. is the opening of a Nejamie's Wine & Liquors.

They have been a well established Spirits Store n Stockbridge & Lenox for many years

selling fine wines & cheeses.

Nejamie's is taking over the space currently occupied by Grapefinds in the 

Big Y Shopping Plaza.  Welcome Nejamie!

 

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Berkshire Real Estate – Gardens & Garden Tours

For Berkshire Real Estate Call 413 717-0773One good thing about all the rain we have had this year in the Berkshires is that our gardens should be very lush.

I live in Great Barrington, Ma. and i can see from my own gardens that the blooms this season are full with what looks like rich color. As far as the effect on Berkshire Real Estate Sales, beautiful well maintained landscaping and gardens are eye candy. They help to create those magic words Curb Appeal.

For Berkshire  visitors, Second Home Owners and year round residents  the Lenox Garden Clubs annual tour " Hidden Treasures of The Berkshires" will be July 9th.

Six gardens will be open in Richmond & Stockbridge, Ma. http://www.lenoxgardenclub.net/gardenhousetour.html

If you live in a different part of the country or are traveling this summer the following article provides a comprehensive list of garden  tours throughout the country.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/28/garden/28webtour.html?ref=realestate

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Berkshire Real Estate – Why A Second Home Here?

I routinely work with out of state buyers from NY, CT, NJ and FL. who are interested in purchasing Second Homes here in The Berkshires, Ma.  They want to have a home  in The Berkshires because it is  a four season area.


They like communities that have the cultural, and outdoor activities that Berkshire County offer.  In the spring and summer when they come to town they like the idea of having a lot of lakes to choose from for swimming, boating, fishing plus many trails for hiking, and cycling.


Culturally speaking The Berkshires, Ma. is known as the summer cultural center for Music, Theatre, Dance with Tanglewood, Barrington Stage, and Jacobs Pillow taking the lead of the many performing companies. Summers spent in The Berkshires taking in the fresh air, and awesome mountain views have been well known for over a century. Continue Reading

Great Barrington Ma. Things To do – Fiori Restaurant

Fiori was buzzing with Great Barrington and Surrounding area Supporters at the Grand Opening Party the other evening.  If the food is as good as the decor Fiori could become another second home owner favorite.

Great cocktails and appetizers were served.  Word has it that the food is delicious.  Authentic Northern Italian.

We were missing a great Italian restaurant in Great Barrington, Ma..  Can't wait to have dinner there – Good Luck to the Feldman Brothers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Great Barrington, Ma. Things To Do – Golf

Great Barrington –  Wyantenuck Country Club is a favorite with both second home owners and full time residents. The club will be hosting the Massachusetts Golf Association’s premier amateur event from July 11-15. Wyantenuck  is very proud to be hosting an event of this magnitude. With the MGA’s big events seldom being held west of Worcester, this is a rare opportunity for area golfers to play in a big tournament close to home.

http://www.berkshireeagle.com/sports/ci_17806758

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Berkshire Ma. Green News

Berkshire Community College has been awarded a grant for over $200,000 from Northeast Utilities, According to the President, and Ceo of Northeast this is the largest grant that has ever been awarded to Western Ma.

 

The grant is to buy equipment for BCC new center dedicated to careers in Clean Energy and Sustainable Energy.

 

According to Peter Clark Board Member of Northeast Utilities Foundation, said the proposal was “well thought out and well put together”.  It hit upon the 3 key points that the Foundation likes investing in,  education, work force development, and 

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Great Barrington Ma – Reconstruction of Main Street

The residents of Great Barrington, Ma. have voted 178 to 119 to continue to move forward  with improving a plan that calls for the reconstruction of Main Street in Great Barrington. There has been great opposition to the plan by some residents and business owners who are concerned about the traffic delays the construction will cause, and the fear that shoppers will develop new shopping patterns.

http://www.berkshireeagle.com/ci_17345798

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