Parties & Openings
April 14 – Pittsfield
Susan Merrill Exhibit Opening
April 7 – Ghent
Ghent Playhouse Gala
March 31 – Hudson
Lil' Deb's Commitment Ceremony
Berkshire Taconic Foundation’s Good Neighbor Policy
The Rural Intelligence regions abounds with generous, community-minded souls, and hundreds packed the tent in front of Hammertown Barn in Pine Plains on Saturday, October 2, for the 5th annual silent auction to benefit the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation’s Neighbor-to-Neighbor program, which provides cash assistance to families in our region who are in economic distress. Hosted by the Fund for Columbia County and the Northeast Dutchess Fund, the party raised $26,000 and featured a smorgasbord of food donated by locals—Agriturismo, the Amazing Real Live Food Co., the Farmer’s Wife, The Greens at Copake Country Club, No. 9 Restaurant, Stissing House—as well as Manhattan’s trend-setting Magnolia Bakery.
Fund for Columbia County co-chair and Berkshire Taconic board member Sally Berg with fellow Berkshire Taconic board member Christopher Kennan; ABC News chief investigative correspondent Brian Ross and Luncida Ross
Eric Dunne & Karen Jensen; Rebecca Busselle, the chief photographer and photo editor for the forthcoming cookbook One Big Table by Molly O’Neill, and Sam Busselle
Job Yacubian & Emilie Sommerhoff of The Farmer’s Wife in Ancramdale.
Mitchell & Daria Schrage; hosts Joan & Gregg Osofsky.
Sally Spillane, who hosts The Garden Show on WZKE, with Anita Johnson
Bonnie Hundt of the Hylton Hundt Salon in Millerton, with Stissing Design’s Tim Jones and playwright/composer Mary Murfitt; Emily Collins & Susan Bang of Bang + Collins Public Relations.
Photographer Diane Love with Lois Mander; Susan & Tino Galluzzo of The White Gallery in Lakeville.