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John Isaacs Design

John Isaacs Design
12 Willowdale Farm
Claverack, NY 12513
(518) 929-2296

John Isaacs has never been afraid to try his hand at new things. At 17, the Brit hopped aboard a Norwegian merchant ship, swabbing the decks as a ship boy. As a philosophy student in the mid-60s he found a summer job with an advertising agency, acquiring a fascination with typography and his first graphic design experience.

Later, he threw himself into filmmaking, then became the executive director of a publishing company in New York. Now he runs his own small firm in Claverack, John Isaacs Design.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 11:30am

Gateway Berkshire Real Estate & Services

Gateway Berkshire Real Estate & Services
453 Stockbridge Road (Rte 7) Great Barrington
(413) 528-1009


Tom Doyle and David Thorne, co-owners of Gateway Berkshire Real Estate & Services, are in the business of introducing people to the Berkshires–and they have enlisted the assistance of our local currency! “BerkShares are a great way to quickly inform new entrants to the area about our local economy,” says Doyle, who uses BerkShares to take clients out to lunch. People are always really intrigued, he says, and the “best part” of Gateway’s gift at a closing is a starter set of BerkShares, along with information about where to spend them. “The directory is filled with the types of shops and services new homeowners will need, so it’s like a tutorial.”

 

Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - 4:00pm

Great Barrington Bagel Company

Great Barrington Bagel Company
777 Main Street, Great Barrington, MA 01230
413 528 9055

In the Berkshires you can find heirloom tomatoes, artisanal cheese, pasture-raised beef... but can you find a real bagel? Thanks to the Great Barrington Bagel Company, the answer to that question is yes. “We’re making an authentic New York-style bagel. It’s a specialty,” says owner Bob Climo with pride.

Friday, May 1, 2015 - 12:15pm

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Lester Blumenthal claims to have lost all his marbles when he decided to make a go of the restaurant business.  But anyone who succumbs to Bessie the fiberglass cow’s beckoning glance and follows the arrows to the Route 7 Grill will see that Lester has not lost anything but instead has found

July, 2013

Say hello to the stalwarts of Railroad Street, Great Barrington; say hello to Steve and Tony Carlotta of the Snap Shop. They have been in business since April Fools’ Day in 1972. That’s 41 years, no fooling!

But it’s no wonder that they have held down the fort for so long, even in the face of

June, 2013

Ask anyone in the southern Berkshires where they got their bike, and they are more than likely to answer, “Berkshire Bike & Board.”

Steffen Root was knocking at the door when the local bike shop first opened in 1995 (it was known as Berkshire Bike & Blade then

May, 2013

Locke Larkin, the man behind Berkshire County’s oldest established gourmet food shop, Locke Stock & Barrel, laughs when asked about “the local movement,” because for him it just means that he has been around long enough to see things come full circle.  A native of the Berkshires,

April, 2013

The Bookloft
332 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington, MA
(413) 528-1531

How often can you still find an independently owned bookstore, one with the local flavor leant by a used book section, a large collection of local histories, and books signed by local authors?  Less and less often, as Eric Wilska, co-owner of the Bookloft on Stockbridge Road in Great

March, 2013

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