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Berkshire Grown

Habitat for Humanity

Classical Tents

Robin Hood Radio

Parties & Openings

Sept. 26 - Hyde Park
Half Moon Theatre Gala

Sept. 25 - Spencertown
Kitchen Tour Preview

Sept. 21 - G. Barrington
Berkshire Grown Supper

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Millay Colony Residents and Supporters Kick Back

Rural Intelligence Parties and OpeningsEach year, the Millay Colony (not to be confused with its sister organization, the Edna St. Vincent Millay Society), offers residencies to 48 accomplished artists, composers, and writers, six per one-month session, at the property in the Austerlitz hills that, according to the wishes of the poet, who lived there for 25 years, was donated for that purpose.  This year, to raise funds, the board asked former resident artists to each do a small piece for a silent auction.  Although the artists knew the bidding would open at only $25, many of those who have since gone on to become the most successful, such as Julie Gross, a Millay Colony resident in 1985, gave the assignment their all (above). 

SunDog Solar and Solaqua president Jody Rael with his Gem electric vehicle and its solar-powered sound system add-on.

Resident painter Darren McManus, former resident and current board member Danielle Dimston, and resident poet Nathan Hoks; Peter Bergman, director of the Millay Society with Professor Cap Morriggi

Paul White with his fiancee, resident visual artist Katie Murken; Linda Ziskind, Millay Colony board member, and Calliope Nicholas, residency director of the Colony.

Linda Ziskind, Colony director Caroline Crumpacker, Betsy Rosenfield Samet, president of the board, and Sue Chiafullo, acting director and president of the board of the Columbia County Council on the Arts.


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