News - SPRING 2010 !
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enjoy spring in the berkshires !
Mount Greylock in the Spring

MAPLE MADNESS !
Sure, basketball is big this time of year. But here in New England, there's competition - the first harvest of the year - maple syrup! We're mighty proud that we can kick the year off with such a sweet celebration, with trees tapped right here in the Berkshires. We're offering a Maple Madness special - a super sweet deal on our one bedroom suites: an overnight Sunday through Thursday for just $150 (plus taxes), including a locally made maple treat! Don't forget: our healthful continental breakfast is included the next day!

COME OUT OF YOUR SHELL !
You don't even have to get your feet muddy looking for turtles... they'll be right on your pillow at Porches! The Come Out of Your Shell special gives you the basics to kick off a spring getaway in the Berkshires. Enjoy an overnight in a spacious one-bedroom suite and a box of locally-made "turtles." The chocolate goodies come in two varieties - one with nuts and caramel, the other with cranberries, both delicious! Also included in the special $160 per night rate (plus taxes) is Porches' healthful continental breakfast - in room delivery in Porches' signature lunchboxes is available. Offered Sunday - Thursday during the month of April, based on availability.

For reservations, please call 413 664 0400 or email reservations@porches.com.  For more info on Porches, please click here.

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FIVE FIERCE WOMEN
Who Does She Think She Is?

Who Does She Think She Is?
April 5, 7pm
Images Cinema

Who Does She Think She Is?, a documentary by Academy Award winning filmmaker Pamela Tanner Boll, features five fierce women who refuse to choose between having a career and having children. According to The New York Times, this is "An engaging documentary about the struggle to create art while nurturing life." Along the way, the film invites us to consider both ancient legacies of women worshiped as cultural muses and more modern times where most people can't even name a handful of female artists. In the end, the diverse women in the film demonstrate that creativity and care giving are not mutually exclusive, but deeply connected. In fact, their co-existence might just be the key to finishing the job. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with local women artists.

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A TEMPEST AT MASS Moca
Stephen Petronio at MASS MoCA

Stephen Petronio, I Drink the Air Before Me
April 9 & 10
MASS MoCA
Stephen Petronio, who sprang from the ranks of modern dance pioneer Trisha Brown, celebrates his company's 25th anniversary this year. To mark this milestone, he created, and performs in, I Drink the Air Before Me, inspired by a line from Shakespeare's The Tempest. Says Gia Kourlas of The New York Times, "The music and choreography create a sonic, ephemeral wave-ferocious speed, rigorous structure and dancers who ravel and unravel like ribbons." This program also marks the 10th anniversary of MASS MoCA's collaboration with Jacob's Pillow, co-presenter of the performances. Pillow executive director Ella Baff will lead a post-show discussion with Petronio after both performances.
We only have a few rooms left for these nights, so don't wait to make your reservation.

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PAINTERS & WILDERNESS
Winslow Homer image

Hiking with Winslow Homer and Others: How Painters and Their Outdoor Guides Shaped Our Vision of the American Wilderness
April 18, 2:00 pm
The Clark
Russell Dunn and Barbara Delaney, authors of Adirondack Trails with Tales: History Hikes through the Adirondack Park and the Lake George, Lake Champlain & Mohawk Valley Regions, will present a lecture on nineteenth-century American landscape artists who shaped the vision of the American wilderness. Nineteenth-century American painters were foremost in shaping the vision of the American wilderness. Their paintings acted as advertisements for the northeastern forests. They struck a chord with viewers in portraying original picturesque American landscapes. The second wave of American landscape artists honed and refined the vision of the American wilderness, using outdoor guides to lead them to the most scenic venues, especially in the thick of the untamed forest. In the symbiotic process of the painter/guide relationship, the guides and their camps became important subjects for painting. Today, people still seek the scenes portrayed by Winslow Homer and others and still use guides of one kind or another to show the way to mountains, rivers, and waterfalls. A book signing and hike up Stone Hill will follow.

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SPRING WATERFALLS AND RAPIDS
Mount Greylock - Roaring Brook

The Rivers Are Running Wild !
Spring always brings a rush of water to our creeks, streams and rivers. Check out this link to find nearby places to commune with Mother Nature...

Have you always wanted to learn to kayak? Would you like to practice your canoeing techniques or hone your whitewater skills? Zoar Outdoor has assembled a team of friendly professional instructors with in-depth technical training and field experience to offer the best in outdoor adventure instruction.

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Baby Animals at Hancock Shaker Village
April 3- April 25, 2010
Hancock Shaker Farm, Hancock, MA
Hancock Shaker Village is entering its 50th year with long-term goals to develop its endowment, a 20-year plan to restore its historic buildings and to find educational connections between its Shaker heritage and its current, and future, visitors. Visit the adorable heritage breed spring chicks, lambs, piglets, and calves filling the famous Round Stone Barn! Baby Animals is open from 10-4 daily with selected historic buildings in the village also open for exploration. Hancock Shaker Village is offering special Behind-the-Scenes tours at 2PM daily ($27/person; reservations recommended).

Mezze Moves to New Home
Mezze has been hard at work carefully renovatating the new 777 Cold Spring Road property, formerly known as Le Jardin (and more recently Jae's of Williamstown). The interior and exterior renovations are in keeping with sustainable building practices, in keeping with the Mezze standard of inviting and innovative design while ensuring a low environmental impact. Their core farm-to-table mission can be further developed with edible gardens, sustainable landscaping and architecture, expanded outdoor dining and more flexible catering options. Ultimately, fans of Mezze Bistro will be relieved to find the same laid-back ambience, delicious cuisine prepared with local and sustainable ingredients and dedicated staff who share a passion for redefining our region's perception of Contemporary American cuisine. Don't forget to check out Mezze's thrifty COMFORT SUNDAY menus!

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