Posts Tagged ‘Lenox’

Trustees of Reservations Provide Gardens, Hiking Trails, Historic Homes

September 8th, 2009 by philhalpern

Here in the Berkshires, we treasure the Trustees of Reservations.  As a conservationist organization, they provide beautifully maintained, scenic hiking trails, historic homes to visit, and lovely gardens.  Among our favorite places is Naumkeag in Stockbridge (a gorgeous Stanford White home with gardens), and also Ashintully Gardens in Tyringham.  This weekend we’ll have perfect weather for […]

Capitol Steps in the Berkshires

July 24th, 2009 by philhalpern

Who put the Mock in Democracy?  It’s the Capitol Steps, and they’re performing all summer here in Lenox.  We saw their performance a few days ago, and went home with our jaws hurting from laughing nonstop for 90 minutes.  The song and dance political satire troupe is very talented, and no one in the news is […]

Beatles Day in Lenox!

June 16th, 2009 by philhalpern

Literary Lenox

June 3rd, 2009 by philhalpern

At Brook Farm Inn, we’re always interested in literary links to the original Brook Farm, for which the inn was named.  Brook Farm was a utopian farm experiment — the original hippie commune, perhaps — that was founded by the Transcendentalists in the 1840’s.   Hawthorne, Emerson, Margaret Fuller, and other famous intellectuals of the era […]

Shakespeare & Co., in Lenox, announces '09 season

March 4th, 2009 by philhalpern

Shakespeare & Co.,  in Lenox, right around the corner from Brook Farm Inn, has announced its program for the ’09 season.  Wow! It will be the longest season ever — May 27 through March 14, 2010.  There are two theaters on the Shakespeare campus, plus the outdoor theater, and the program has something for everyone. […]

December 6 & 7, Main Street at Christmas

November 15th, 2008 by philhalpern

The annual Stockbridge, Massachusetts “Main Street At Christmas” event will be December 6 & 7.  Main Street will be decorated to look like a Norman Rockwell painting, and special events through the weekend will take place.  Brook Farm Inn in Lenox is only 5 minutes from there. so join us for a memorable weekend!

Joan Ackerman Appears at the Lenox Library

November 14th, 2008 by philhalpern

Local Playwright Joan Ackerman Appears at the Lenox Library on Sunday, November 23rd at 4:00 pm   “From Page to Stage To Screen”                         Have you ever seen a movie adapted from a book or play and wondered how it happens and why it turns out so well – or perhaps not so great? Here’s your chance to […]

Vacations Are Good for Your Health!

October 22nd, 2008 by philhalpern

We’re well aware of the news that’s making everyone feel stressed these days, so here’s important information. In a newspaper article titled “Take a vacation and you may live longer,” Drs. Kay Judge and Maxine Barish-Wreden wrote, “Vacations may lead to decreased heart attacks and longer lives.” That’s right–you will live longer if you take regular vacations. Using […]

"Local Color" Artist Displays Berkshire Scenes at Museum Facsimiles

September 23rd, 2008 by philhalpern

You can view–and purchase — new works by Marguerite Bride at Museum Facsimiles in Pittsfield. Ms. Bride’s solo exhibit displays her Local Color series.  She captures the beauty of the Berkshires in her watercolors, which feature well-known scenes and also unusual and out-of-the-way views.  Plus, Museum Facsimiles is a wonderful and unique store, where you’ll be beguiled […]

"To Kill A Mockingbird" at Barrington Stage Co.

September 22nd, 2008 by philhalpern

Come see the stage adaptation of To Kill A Mockingbird! It’s at the Barrington Stage Co. in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, from October 8th through the 26th.  The famous novel was written by Harper Lee.  This production promises to be worthwhile.  Brook Farm Inn, in Lenox, is only a few minutes away.