Parties & Openings
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The Heartbeats For Autism
March 9 – Pittsfield
Pittsfield Education Foundation
March 3 – New Lebanon
Culinary Crossroads Tea
Berkshire Botanical Holiday Marketplace
Early shoppers on Friday evening, December 3, at the The Berkshire Botanical Garden‘s Holiday Marketplace did well even as they were doing good. A wide array of tempting mostly seasonal items, including wreaths, tabletop decorations, barely-sprouted bulbs in handsome containers, alpaca coats for humans and dogs, a Swedish advent pixie, and charming grosgrain ribbon by the yard had the cash registers ringing non-stop. The sale continues through the weekend from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Saturday, December 4 and from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Sunday, December 5.
Helen Davies, John Davies, Shirley Simmons.
Robyn Sandberg and Mark Mendel; BBG Trustees Skippy Nixon and Matt Larkin
BBG Treasurer Ellen Greendale, Executive Director Molly Boxer, and Office Manager Val Toenes; master wreath-maker Joan Comeau and Diana French in a fabulous Armani coat she got at the late, lamented U.S. Blueswear in Pittsfield
Co-chairs of the vendor committee Gail Shaw and Judie Owens, a BBG trustee; Ginger Schwartz and Lanie Grant
Lacy the supermodel in a Lollypups Petwear alpaca and pima cotton coat, $76.50; Loomis Creek nursery co-owner and BBG trustee Bob Hyland crowned by the box and winterberry wreath he designed
Peter Hansen and Hancock Shaker Village board chair Petra Krauledat; Dan Mathieu and Tom Potter
Ed Ivas, Elizabeth Olenbush, BBG trustee Cathy Clark, and Rob Williams
BBG Senior Gardener Jessica Savory and trustee Ingrid Taylor; Steve McCarthy with alpaca coats, socks, scarves made of yarn from his own Spruce Ridge Farm in Old Chatham
A bûche de Noël , $45, from Soma Catering; a boxwood table decoation.
Nancy Kolodner and Malinka Jackson; BBG trustee Elizabeth Hamilton and Peter Fasano
Real Gustavian owner Lani Summerville-Sternerup and her daughter Emma Sternerup with their Swedish advent pixies, $75; the wreaths, all donated, sell for $40 - $195