Simple Pleasures

Fall Foliage

Autumn leaf color is a phenomenon that affects the normally green leaves of many deciduous trees and shrubs by which they take on, during a few weeks in the autumn season, various shades of red, yellow, purple, black, orange, pink, magenta, blue and brown. WGBY’s...

New England Legends: Origins of Halloween

It’s that time of year again, when ghosts and goblins walk the earth and the veil between our world and the spirit world is said to be at its thinnest… A perfect time for legend chaser Jeff Belanger to examine the origins of Halloween, find out why we like being...

Life with Monte: Valley Ghost Tour

Connecting Point Contributor Monte Belmonte speaks with Annie Keithline, who runs Valley Ghost Tours. Annie discusses several haunted locations in Northampton including the Bridge Street Cemetery, the Academy of Music, and a building on the campus of Smith College....

Mohawk Trail

October 22nd marks the 100th anniversary of the world-famous Mohawk Trail, which runs from the Berkshires to Boston along historic Route 2. Berkshires writer Lauren Stevens explains the creation and history of this iconic autumn leaf-peeping route to producer Tony...

CISA: Farm to Table

Many restaurants in the area are sourcing their food directly from local farms. Executive Director of CISA, Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture, Phil Korman visits E. Cecchi Farms in Feeding Hills to see how their farm supplies food to a local restaurant in...

Silver Lake

Pittsfield’s Silver Lake was long considered a blight in the city, an area synonymous with industrial pollution. However, in the light of recent clean-up efforts, what was once an eyesore and a hazard is now a gem to be enjoyed by city residents. Producer Tony Dunne...

Making It Here: Harry’s Supermarket

Harry’s Supermarket is a family owned supermarket in the heart of Pittsfield that has been serving the residents of the Northern Berkshires since 1914. Producer Tony Dunne and videographer Dave Fraser take a look at how Harry’s has survived – and thrived – over the...

S. Prestley Blake’s Monticello

A full-sized $6 million replica of Thomas Jefferson’s Virginia plantation home is rapidly nearing completion on a hillside in Somers, CT. Friendly’s co-founder S. Prestley Blake, who is nearing 100 years old, is working with Laplante Construction Inc., of...

Web Exclusive: S. Prestley Blake’s Monticello

A full-sized $6 million replica of Thomas Jefferson’s Virginia plantation home is rapidly nearing completion on a hillside in Somers, CT. Friendly’s co-founder S. Prestley Blake, who is nearing 100 years old, is working with Laplante Construction Inc., of...