On an early August afternoon at Pinnacle Dairy, a farm located near the middle of California’s long Central Valley, 1,300 Jersey cows idle in the shade of open-air barns. Above them whir fans the size of satellites, circulating a breeze as the temperature pushes 100F (38C). Underfoot, a wet layerContinue Reading

BUSINESS BRIEFS: Big sale by realtor Nikki Carchedi; Berkshire Money Management new hires; BEAT debuts Berkshire Green Drinks; Strong Little Souls receives $50,000 donation; Great Barrington short-term rental registration

Realtor Nikki Carchedi. Image courtesy of  Stone House Properties. $8,000,000 property is most expensive property sold in the Berkshires MLS Alford— Nestled in the hills of Alford sits a fairy-tale house straight out of the Cotswolds or Tudor England. The magical handcrafted home was built in 2011 by the sellers,Continue Reading

As the year comes to a close, how is your talent strategy shaping up? We’ve witnessed how organizations responded to The Great Resignation boom. A tired, burnt out and overworked workforce sparked a modern-day revolution where essential perspectives are completely transformed especially with career and one’s life purpose. Well-being becameContinue Reading

Book review of Silent Spring Revolution: John F. Kennedy, Rachel Carson, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, and the Great Environmental Awakening by Douglas Brinkley

Comment on this story Comment United Nations Secretary General António Guterres recently declared that the Earth was on “a highway to climate hell.” In “Silent Spring Revolution,” a panoramic history of environmental politics from 1960 to 1973, Douglas Brinkley describes a more hopeful age when awareness of ecological degradation wasContinue Reading

15 Celebrities Without Plastic Surgery (And They Look Great!)

It’s so refreshing to see pictures of celebrities without plastic surgery in a world where cosmetic treatments are so easily available – accepted and encouraged, even – and it almost feels like a necessity to have the perfect face and body to have any chance at succeeding not just inContinue Reading

$14.8 Million in New Grants for Great Lakes Restoration Announced by Sustain Our Great Lakes Partnership

WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 26, 2022) – The Sustain Our Great Lakes partnership today announced $14.8 million in competitive grant funding for 48 projects that will restore key habitats for wildlife, improve water quality and enhance urban greenspace throughout the Great Lakes basin. The grants will leverage approximately $18.3 million inContinue Reading