On the Road in Litchfield County: Five Points Gallery

On the Road in Litchfield County: Five Points Gallery

Located in a historic downtown building, Five Points Gallery in Torrington, CT is a non-profit contemporary art gallery showcasing professional regional, national, and international visual artists. Producer Dave Fraser visited the Gallery recently and talked with...
On the Road in Litchfield County Overview

On the Road in Litchfield County Overview

Litchfield County, CT is the state’s largest county by land mass at about 920 square miles, however it has the lowest population density. Litchfield County is often thought of as an affluent region of the state, but as we discovered, it also has its challenges with...
Off the Beaten Path: Wyben, MA

Off the Beaten Path: Wyben, MA

Nestled in the Northwest corner of Westfield, Mass., Wyben is a throwback to a simpler time. A farming community with roots dating back to the early 1700s, Wyben has no traffic lights and no gas station. The center of the Wyben community revolves around the church....
Making It Here: In the Moment Records

Making It Here: In the Moment Records

Saturday, April 22 was Record Store Day, a celebration of independent record stores who help to keep the tradition of playing music on vinyl alive and well in the age of digital media. Independent record store In the Moment Records is in the bustling town of...
Off the Beaten Path: Skinnerville, MA

Off the Beaten Path: Skinnerville, MA

Connecting Point’s “Off The Beaten Path” continues with a look at Skinnerville, MA, a typical mill village of the mid-nineteenth century that was located along the banks of the Mill River near Williamsburg, Haydenville and Leeds. In 1874, a catastrophic event would...
Making It Here: Photojournalist Ben Brody

Making It Here: Photojournalist Ben Brody

Ben Brody has been photographing and writing about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan since 2005. The result of his six years of work is titled FOREVERSTAN, an ambitious multimedia exploration of America’s attempts to extricate itself from Afghanistan in an orderly...
Off the Beaten Path: Florida, MA

Off the Beaten Path: Florida, MA

Mention the name “Florida,” and it usually conjures up thoughts of sun, sand, and palm trees – not snowy covered mountaintops in Massachusetts’ Berkshire Hills. With the Mohawk Trail running right through it, this rural and rugged town might be mistaken for being just...
Making It Here: Crooked Stick Pops

Making It Here: Crooked Stick Pops

After considering several business ventures in the food and beverage industry, Julie Tuman realized that the Valley was already saturated with bakeries, bars and restaurants, so she set her sights on something that would be fresh and healthy with brilliant flavors. It...
CISA Farm Camps

CISA Farm Camps

For many children, a summertime spent at a local camp is an annual tradition. But while most camps tend to be based around sports, Producer Dave Fraser and Devon Whitney-Deal of Communities Involved in Sustaining Agriculture explore CISA Farm Camps, farming and...
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

The history of the Mahaiwe Theater in Great Barrington dates back to 1904 when a coalition of businessmen orchestrated the construction of the Theater as a resource for the community. Today the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, has steadily presented a selection of...