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The Best of the Berkshires 2022 A special publication of The Berkshire Eagle Saturday, October 29, 2022


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Bousquet Mountain offers an expansive view of the beautiful Berkshire landscape below.

BEN GARVER — THE BERKSHIRE EAGLE


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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Best of the Berkshires 2022 Winners Food & Drink

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Shopping

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Health, Wellness & Beauty

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Automotive

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Law, Finance & Education

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Entertainment

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Home Improvement

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Sports & Recreation

43

Professional Services

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Community Life

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Winner Index 65  Reader Picks: There are more amazing people, places and organizations in the Berkshires than could ever fit on one ballot. Every year, we ask the community to give us their suggestions for the businesses they want to celebrate. A selection of those nominations are included here, marked with a .

Learn more about this year's Best of the Berkshires winners at bestofberk.berkshireeagle.com


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FOOD & DRINK

An array of goodies from Chocolate Springs in Lenox.

GILLIAN JONES— THE BERKSHIRE EAGLE


Weekend Edition | Saturday & Sunday, October 29-30, 2022 BEST RESTAURANT

BEST ASIAN RESTAURANT

Mazzeo’s Ristorante

Jae’s

1015 South St., Pittsfield 413-448-2095 mazzeosristorante.com

7 Winter St. and 1032 South St., at the Hilton Garden Inn, Pittsfield 413-464-8791 jaesrestaurant.com

BEST FINE DINING

Mazzeo’s Ristorante See Best Restaurant

BEST ITALIAN RESTAURANT

Grazie Italian Ristorante 26 Marshall St., North Adams 413-664-0044 graziena.com

BEST MEXICAN RESTAURANT

Desperados Mexican Restaurant 23 Eagle St., North Adams 413-346-4664 northadamsdesperados.com

BEST INTERNATIONAL CUISINE

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BEST COFFEE SHOP

Dottie’s Coffee Lounge 444 North St., Pittsfield 413-443-1792 dottiescoffeelounge.com

MINT Indian Lakeside Dining

BEST SANDWICH SHOP

435 Laurel St., Lee 413-243-6731 mintlee.us

Adams

BEST DINER

Dalton

Misty Moonlight Diner

Angelina’s Subs 34 1/2 Columbia St. 413-743-9744 657 Main St. 413-684-1178

565 Dalton Ave., Pittsfield 413-499-2483 mistydiner.com

North Adams

BEST DONUT SHOP

Pittsfield

Oasis Plaza, American Legion Dr. 413-664-0315

Shire Donuts

100 Dalton Ave. 413-443-9875

52 Summer St., Adams 813 Dalton Division Road, Dalton

133 Elm St. 413-499-8892


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BEST FOOD TRUCK

Biggins Diggins 545 S. Main St., Lanesborough 413-496-3141 bigginsdiggins.com

BEST BAKERY

Sarah’s Cheesecakes & Cafe 180 Elm St., Pittsfield 413-443-6678 facebook.com/sarahscheesecake

BEST BREAKFAST

Ozzie’s Steak & Eggs 26 Maple St., Hinsdale 413-655-8309 ozziessteakandeggs.com

BEST BRUNCH

Otto’s Kitchen & Comfort

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BEST LUNCH

The Marketplace Great Barrington 240 Stockbridge Road 413-528-2233 At Guido’s Fresh Marketplace, 760 Main St. 413-528-5775

Pittsfield 53 North St. 413-358-4777 marketplacekitchen.com

Sheffield 18 Elm Ct. 413-248-5040 ext. 2

BEST HIBACHI

BEST SUSHI

Nara Sushi 139 Ashland St., North Adams 413-346-4032 narasushinorthadams.com

BEST CHICKEN WINGS

The Olde Forge Restaurant 125 North Main St., Lanesborough 413-442-6797 yeoldeforge.com

BEST NACHOS

Patrick’s Pub 26 Bank Row, Pittsfield 413-499-1994 patrickspubma.com

Koto Hibachi Steak House

BEST BURRITOS

795 Dalton Ave., Pittsfield 413-770-7128 kotohibachi.com

Dalton

Hot Harry’s 403 Main St. 413-300-0028


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Pittsfield

BEST STEAK

BEST ICE CREAM

37 North St. 413-448-6155

Prime Italian Steakhouse & Bar

High Lawn Farm

724 Tyler St., 413-448-2220 hotharrysburritos.com

BEST BURGER

Flat Burger Society McKay St., Pittsfield 413-692-1010 flatburgersociety.com

15 Franklin St., Lenox 413-637-2998 primelenox.com

BEST SEAFOOD

Salmon Run Fish House

BEST HOT DOG

78 Main St., Lee 413-243-3900 salmonrunfishhouse.com

Hot Dog Ranch

BEST VEGAN/VEGETARIAN FOOD

114 W. Housatonic St., Pittsfield 413-499-0055 hotdogranch.net

BEST PIZZA

Crust 505 East St., Pittsfield 413-464-7977 crustpz.com

Thrive Diner 145 Wahconah St., Pittsfield 413-344-9353 thrivediner.com

BEST DESSERT

535 Summer St., Lee 413-281-7569 highlawnfarm.com/the-farmstand-creamery

BEST YOGURT

Ayelada 505 East St., Pittsfield 413-344-4126 ayelada.com

BEST CANDY SHOP

The NORAD Toy & Candy Company The Norad Mill, 60 Roberts Dr., Adams 413-412-8697 facebook.com/noradtoyandcandycompany

BEST OUTDOOR DINING

Chocolate Springs Café The Proprietor’s Lodge 55 Pittsfield Road, Lenox 413-637-9820 chocolatesprings.com

22 Waubeek Road, Pittsfield 413-344-9546 berkshirelakehouse.com/theproprietors-lodge


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BEST CATERER

Lee

BEST BUTCHER

KJ Nosh

10 Pleasant St. 413-243-3201

339 Tyler St., Pittsfield 413-464-9582 kjnosh.com

North Adams

Mazzeo’s Meat and Seafood

BEST FARMSTAND

Pittsfield

45 Veterans Memorial Dr. 413-663-6549

Whitney’s Farm Market & Country Gardens

200 West St. 413-447-7301

1775 S. State Road, Cheshire 413-442-4749 whitneysfarm.com

BEST DELI

BEST FARMERS MARKET

Great Barrington Farmers Market 18 Church St., Great Barrington

bigy.com

Guido’s Fresh Marketplace Great Barrington 760 S. Main St. 413-528-9255

Pittsfield

greatbarringtonfarmersmarket.org

1020 South St. 413-442-9912

BEST SUPERMARKET

guidosfreshmarketplace.com

Big Y Great Barrington 700 Main St. 413-528-1314

Guido’s Fresh Marketplace

Great Barrington 760 S. Main St. 413-528-4488

Pittsfield 1020 South St. 413-442-2222 guidosfreshmarketplace.com/mazzeo

BEST PRODUCE

Wild Oats Market 320 Main St., Williamstown 413-458-8060 wildoats.coop

BEST ORGANIC FOOD

Berkshire Food Co-op 34 Bridge St., Great Barrington 413-528-9697 berkshire.coop


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BEST BAR

BEST PUB

BEST LIQUOR STORE

Brookhaus Sports Pub & Restaurant

Dewey’s Public House

Kelly’s Package Store

16 Depot St., Dalton 413-684-0900 deweyspublichouse.com

653 Main St., Dalton 413-684-0870 kellyspackagestore.com

BEST MARGARITA

BEST BREWERY

Coyote Flaco

Bright Ideas Brewing

505 Cold Spring Road, Williamstown 413-458-4240 facebook.com/coyoteflaco

111 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams 413-346-4460 brightideasbrewing.com

41 Roberts Dr., North Adams 413-346-4067 mingossportsbar.com

BEST WINE SELECTION

BEST WINERY

SPIRITED Wines

Balderdash Cellars

BEST SPORTS BAR

444 Pittsfield Road, Lenox 413-448-2274 spirited-wines.com

650 Cheshire Road, Lanesborough 413-499-3331 thebrookhousepub.com

BEST BARTENDER

Morgan Leveque, Mingo’s

Locker Room Sports Pub 232 Main St., Lee 413-243-2662 lockerroomsportspub.com

BEST CRAFT BEER SELECTION

81 State Road, Richmond 413-464-4629 balderdashcellars.com

BEST DISTILLERY

Nejaime’s Wine Cellars Berkshire Mountain 3 Elm St., Stockbridge Distillers 413-298-3454 nejaimeswine.com

356 S. Main St., Sheffield 413-229-0219 berkshiremountaindistillers.com


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HEALTH, WELLNESS & BEAUTY BEST PHYSICIAN

BEST PEDIATRIC DENTIST

BEST OPTOMETRIST

Dr. Malathi Yella

Yarmosky Pediatric Dentistry

Pittsfield Vision Associates

Berkshire Clinical Associates, 188 East St., Pittsfield 413-442-8324 berkshirehealthsystems.org/malathiyella-md-hospitalist

BEST PEDIATRICIAN

Dr. Michael A. Fabrizio 387 Columbus Ave. Ext., Pittsfield 413-443-9629 fabriziomd.com

BEST DENTIST

Pittsfield 200 Elm St. 413-499-4850

217 South St., Pittsfield 413-499-3797 pittsfieldvision.com

Great Barrington

BEST HEARING AID SPECIALIST

100 Maple Ave. 413-528-4490 yarmoskypediatricdentistry.com

Advanced Hearing Aids

BEST ORTHODONTIST

5 Cheshire Road, Pittsfield 413-442-5284 advancedhearingaidspittsfield.com

Dr. Michael Cestone

BEST AUDIOLOGIST

Messenger Digital Dentistry

Berkshire Orthodontics

111 S. State St., North Adams 413-664-6545 reasons2smile.com

Williamstown

Pittsfield 435 South St. 772 Main St. 413-443-0644 berkshireorthodontics.com

Greylock Audiology Hearing and Balance Center 510 North St. #9, Pittsfield 413-443-4800 greylockaudiology.com


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413-447-8070

Berkshire Health Urgent Care

physicaltherapyschdy.com

505 East St., Pittsfield 413-997-0930 urgent.berkshirehealthsystems.org

BEST PHARMACY

Flynn’s Pharmacy 173 Elm St., Pittsfield 413-445-5567 flynnspharmacy.com

BEST PHYSICAL THERAPY

Berkshire Physical Therapy and Wellness Dalton 400 Main St. 413-684-9783

Lenox Lenox Fit Center, 90 Pittsfield Road, 413-637-2810

Pittsfield 740 Williams St.

BEST CHIROPRACTOR

Madden Chiropractic Pittsfield 5 Cheshire Road, Ste. 139 413-442-0913

Lee 35 Canal St. 413-243-3994 maddenchiropractic.com

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BEST HOME HEALTH CARE

Home Instead 66 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield 413-397-2106 homeinstead.com/location/369

BEST NURSING HOME

Berkshire Place

BEST MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

290 South St., Pittsfield 413-445-4056 berkshireplace.com

413 Theraworks

BEST RETIREMENT COMMUNITY

60 Roberts Dr., Ste. 206/215, North Adams 413-353-2515 413theraworks.com

BEST MASSAGE THERAPIST

Melanie Flynn Massage Therapy 2 Frederico Dr., Ste. 105, Pittsfield

Kimball Farms Life Care 235 Walker St., Lenox 413-341-1843 kimballfarms.org

BEST ASSISTED LIVING

Sugar Hill Assisted Living Community


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BEST ALZHEIMER’S CARE

Wingate Residences at Melbourne Place 140 Melbourne Road, Pittsfield 413-499-1992 wingatehealthcare.com/location/ wingate-residences-at-melbourne-place

BEST BEAUTY SALON

Four One Three Salon 54 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield 413-464-7076 fouronethreesalon.com

BEST BARBER SHOP

Rocco’s North End Barbershop 1175 North St., Pittsfield 413-464-7785 facebook.com/roccosnorthendbarbershop

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BEST SPA

Bella Tan

Silver Solutions MedSpa

Allendale Shopping Center, 5 Cheshire Road, Pittsfield 413-447-8258 bella-tan.hub.biz

BEST NAIL SALON

Polished 264 W. Housatonic St., Ste. 4, Pittsfield 413-464-8016 polishednailandspa.com GILLIAN JONES— THE BERKSHIRE EAGLE

Moss Erwin, 14, gets a hair cut from Jayne VanFleet at Four One Three Salon on Wendell Street in Pittsfield on Monday as part of Back to School, Haircuts for the Community. The event was done in partnership with Officer Darren Derby and The Pittsfield Police Department’s community outreach program.

75 North St., Pittsfield 413-441-8453 silversolutionsmedspa.com

BEST TATTOO AND BODY ART

Arh+ Lab 100 Summer St., Adams facebook.com/evan.bates.184


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LAW, FINANCE & EDUCATION Lee

Lee

Wheeler & Taylor

75 Park St. 413-528-5531

47 Main St. 413-243-2121

333 Main St., Great Barrington 1-800-422-8553 wheelertaylor.com

Lenox

Lenox

450 Pittsfield Lenox Road 413-499-9922

68 Main St. 413-637-4999

BEST ATTORNEY

Pittsfield

North Adams

BEST INSURANCE AGENT

Thomas W. Rumbolt, Esq.

75 North St. 413-445-7270

131 Ashland St. 413-664-4477

148 Main St., Williamstown 413-346-5888 rumboltlaw.com

Stockbridge

Pittsfield

3 Elm St. 413-298-3611

Allendale Shopping Center, 5 Cheshire Road, Ste. 26, 413-445-5555

BEST LAW OFFICE

leebank.com

Martin & Oliveira, LLP

Berkshire Medical Center, 725 North St. 413-997-6300

BEST CREDIT UNION

71 Elm St. 413-997-4400

75 S. Church St., Ste. 550, Pittsfield 413-443-6455 martinoliveira.com

Greylock Federal Credit Union

BEST BANK

Adams

Lee Bank

2 Park St. 413-743-7333

Great Barrington

Great Barrington

279 Main St. 413-243-0117

250 Stockbridge Road 413-644-9234

75 Kellogg St. 413-236-4000 150 West St. 413-236-4000

Williamstown 455 Main St. 413-458-4441 greylock.org


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Berkshire Bank Great Barrington 255 Stockbridge Road 413-528-1664 244 Main St. 413-644-3520

Lee

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Sheffield 103 Main St. 413-229-8516

Stockbridge

1 Park St. 413-243-1800

32 Main St. 413-298-5526 berkshirebank.com

Lenox

BEST AUTO LOAN PROVIDER

25 Main St. 413-445-3439 495 Pittsfield Lenox Road 413-997-6050

Otis 30 East Otis Road 413-269-7546

MyCom Federal Credit Union 101 Fenn St., Pittsfield 413-442-6501 mycomcu.org

Pittsfield

BEST WEALTH MANAGEMENT

39 Cheshire Road 413-499-1068

Berkshire Money Management

734 Williams St. 413-499-5178 165 Elm St. 413-447-1880

161 Main St., Dalton 413-997-2006 berkshiremm.com

BEST CPA

Elie El Saddik, C.P.A. 197 South St., Pittsfield 413-443-7501 berkshirecpa.com

BEST CHILD CARE

KidZone Child Care/ Educational Center 10 Lyman St., Pittsfield 413-448-2366 kidzonechildcare.com

BEST PRESCHOOL

Ready Set Learn 133 Dalton Ave., Pittsfield 413-344-9991 41 Wendall Ave., Pittsfield 413-464-0880 ready-set-learn.co

BEST PRIVATE SCHOOL

Saint Agnes Academy 30 Carson Ave., Dalton


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BEST COLLEGE

Berkshire Community College Great Barrington South County Center: 343 Main St. 413-236-5202 GILLIAN JONES— THE BERKSHIRE EAGLE

James Bernardo buys some baked good from Roman Quiles, 13, of St. Agnes Academy in Dalton as middle school students raise awareness and funds this March for the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine by holding a bake sale and raffle.

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North Adams

BEST CONTINUING EDUCATION

McCann: 70 Hodges Cross Road 413-236-5201

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Berkshire Community College

Pittsfield Downtown Pittsfield Location: 437 North St. 413-236-1631 Main Campus: 1350 West St., 413-499-4660 berkshirecc.edu

1350 West St., Pittsfield 413-236-2190 berkshireolli.org


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HOME IMPROVEMENT BEST REAL ESTATE AGENT

BEST ARCHITECT

BEST ELECTRICIAN

Laiken Rapisarda

Comalli Group

Home Sweet Home Real Estate

Hill-Engineers, Architects, Planners

P.O. Box 9, Lanesborough 413-772-5596 homesweethome-realestate.com

50 Depot St., Dalton 413-684-0925 hillengineers.com

BEST REAL ESTATE BROKER

BEST CONTRACTOR

Jason Nocher Nocher Realty 48 Elm St., Pittsfield 102 Summer St., Adams 152 Main St., Great Barrington 413-442-0200 nocherrealty.com

Morrison’s Home Improvement 25 Pittsfield Road, Lenox 413-442-3001 morrisonshomeimprovement.com

BEST ROOFING

Klaus Roofing Berkshire Dream Home Systems by J Smegal BEST REALTY COMPANY 2 Depot St., Dalton 413-443-7274 berkshiredreamhome.com

449 Pittsfield Road, Ste. 201, Lenox 413-216-4506 jsmegalroofing.com

7 Westview Road, Pittsfield 413-213-3661 comalli.com

BEST PLUMBER

Pittsfield Pipers Inc. Pittsfield 413-443-4402 pittsfieldpipers.com

BEST HEATING/COOLING

Laureyns United 146 Hubbard Ave., Pittsfield 413-684-5100 laureynsunited.com


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Berkshire Photovoltaic Services 60 Roberts Dr., Ste. 109, North Adams 413-664-0152 bpvs.com

BEST LANDSCAPING/LAWN CARE

Ryan Landscaping and Lawn Care

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BEST FENCING 

Rilla Contracting Cheshire 413-358-3304 facebook.com/rillacontracting

BEST POOL COMPANY

Imperial Pools & Spas

10 Goodrich St., Pittsfield 413-442-7962 ryanlandscapingandlawncare.com

760 Cheshire Road, Lanesborough 413-499-2702 imperialpoolsandspas.com

BEST SNOW REMOVAL

BEST TREE SERVICE

Boino Does It

Kelley Brothers Tree Service

1 N. Housatonic Ct., Housatonic 413-212-1385 boinodoesit.com

Pittsfield 413-822-3659 kelleybrotherstreeservice.com

BEST HOME FUEL

Clifford Oil & Propane

BEST PAVING SERVICES

40 Willow Creek Road, Lenox 413-637-0810 cliffordoil.com

A1 Incorporated 28 Cross Road, Clarksburg

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BEST LUMBER YARD

L.P. Adams Co. 484 W. Housatonic St., Dalton 413-684-0025 lpadams.com

BEST AWNINGS

Sondrini Enterprises 343 Pecks Road, Ste. 3, Pittsfield 413-443-0219 sondrini.com

BEST WINDOWS

Thermo Expert 1396 North St., Pittsfield 413-443-2099 thermoexp.com

BEST HOME SECURITY

Lee Audio ‘N Security 65 Fairview St., Lee 800-369-3905 leeaudionsecurity.net


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PROFESSIONAL SERVICES BEST PET GROOMER

BEST DOGGIE DAYCARE

Shamrock Professional Love Us and Leave Us Dog Grooming & Dog Lee 915 Pleasant St. Waste Removal 413-394-5823 10 Lyman St., Pittsfield 413-443-9700 shamrockdoggrooming.com

BEST VETERINARIAN

South Street Veterinary Services 864 South St., Pittsfield 413-443-9069 southstreetveterinaryservices.com

BEST PET BOARDING

Animal Inn of the Berkshires 120 Hubbard Ave., Pittsfield 413-442-3472 animalinnoftheberkshires.com

Pittsfield 1525 W. Housatonic St. 413-464-9200 loveusandleaveus.com

BEST EMPLOYMENT

MOLARI Employment & HealthCare Services 166 East St., Pittsfield 413-499-4546 molariinc.com

BEST COMPUTER REPAIR

Mad Macs Allendale Shopping Center, 5 Cheshire Road, Pittsfield

413-445-5858 madmacintosh.com

BEST PRINTING

Becks Printing 16 Protection Ave., North Adams 413-664-7411 becksprinting.com

BEST SIGN MAKER

RSI Signs 20 Yorkshire Ave., Pittsfield 413-447-8286 rsi-signs.com

BEST HOME CLEANING

Fresh Start Pittsfield 413-464-5800 freshstartberkshire.com


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BEST PEST CONTROL

Pittsfield

BEST FLORIST

Action Pest Management

776 North St. 413-442-5094

Viale Florist

Pittsfield 413-442-9489 actionpestvt.com

220 East St. 413-445-4064

99 Wahconah St., Pittsfield 413-442-6956 vialeflorist.com

BEST FUNERAL HOME

Dwyer-Wellington Family Funeral Homes Dalton 525 Main St. 413-684-0215

dwyerfuneral.com

BEST PHOTOGRAPHER

Tricia McCormack Photography 17 Main St. #2, Lee 413-358-8006 triciamccormack.com STEPHANIE ZOLLSHAN — THE BERKSHIRE EAGLE

On the Job with Paula Phillips at Shamrock Dog Grooming in Pittsfield, grooming Rosie, a golden doodle.

BEST LIMOUSINE

Bianco’s Limousine and Livery Service 449 Pittsfield Road, Ste., 201, Lenox 413-446-4005 biancoslimousineandliveryservice.com

BEST TENT RENTAL

Classical Tents and Party Goods 43 Downing Industrial Parkway, Pittsfield 413-443-2222 classicaltents.com

BEST DJ

MusiChris D.J. & Lighting Service


Weekend Edition | Saturday & Sunday, October 29-30, 2022 Pittsfield 413-442-9854 djchrisplankey.com

BEST WEDDING PLANNER

Only In My Dreams Events P.O. Box 301, South Egremont 413-528-0285 onlyinmydreamsevents.com

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WEDDING VENUE

BEST HOTEL/MOTEL

The Williams Inn

Hotel on North

101 Spring St., Williamstown 413-458-9371 williamsinn.com

297 North St., Pittsfield 413-358-4741 hotelonnorth.com

BEST TRAVEL AGENCY

BEST INN/BED & BREAKFAST

Berkshire Travel Group The Red Lion Inn 1450 East St., Ste. 6N, Pittsfield 413-443-9188 berkshiretravelgroup.com

30 Main HotSt., Stockbridge 413-298-5545 redlioninn.com


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SHOPPING BEST BRIDAL SHOP

Deidre’s Special Day 2 South St., Ste. 100, Pittsfield 413-499-9959 deidresonline.com

BEST MEN’S FORMALWEAR

Zabian’s Clothing 19 Main St., Lee 413-243-0136 facebook.com/people/ZabiansClothing/100063745283248

BEST WOMEN’S CLOTHING

Casablanca 50 Church St., Lenox 413-637-2680 casabgroup.com/Stores/_casablanca

BEST MEN’S CLOTHING

Steven Valenti’s Clothing for Men

150 North St., Pittsfield 413-443-2569 stevenvalenticlothing.com

BEST CHILDREN’S CLOTHING

Kidding Around Consignment

BEST PET STORE

Benson’s Pet Center 457 Dalton Ave., Pittsfield 413-464-9151 bensonspet.com

BEST PET TREATS

700 North St., Pittsfield 413-464-8527 facebook.com/KiddingAroundConsignment

Roxies Barkery & Boutique

BEST SHOE STORE

60 Roberts Dr., Ste. 107, North Adams roxiesbarkery.net

Family Footwear Center 444 Pittsfield Road, Lenox 413-442-6330 familyfootwearcenter.com

BEST JEWELER

RJ Stohr 558 East St., Pittsfield 413-447-9023 rjstohr.com

BEST HARDWARE STORE

Carr Hardware Great Barrington 256 Main St. 413-528-4520

Lee 57 Park St. 413-243-2541


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Lenox

BEST FURNITURE STORE

BEST GAME STORE

489 Pittsfield Road, Ste. A-110 413-442-0983

Paul Rich & Sons

North Adams 179 State Road 413-663-6600

242 North St., Pittsfield 413-443-6467 paulrich.com

Mana Crypt Gaming Center

Pittsfield

BEST MATTRESS STORE

139 W. Housatonic St., Pittsfield 413-553-3623 manacrypt.com

Solomon’s Furniture

BEST GIFT SHOP

547 North St. 413-443-5611 carrhardware.com

BEST HOME IMPROVEMENT SUPPLIES

rk Miles 385 Cole Ave., Williamstown 413-458-8121 rkmiles.com

BEST GARDEN CENTER

Ward’s Nursery & Garden Center 600 Main St., Great Barrington 413-528-0166 wardsnursery.com

420 Premium Outlets Blvd., Lee 413-394-5858 facebook.com/solomonsfurnitureoutlet

BEST APPLIANCE STORE

Mike’s Maytag 14 Gordon St., Pittsfield 413-443-4692 mikesmaytag.com

BEST TOY STORE

Tom’s Toys 297 Main St., Great Barrington 413-528-3330 tomstoys.com

Inspired Creations 495 N. Main St., Lanesborough 413-281-3805 facebook.com/inspiredcreations413

BEST BOOKSTORE

The Bookloft 63 State Road, Great Barrington 413-645-3256 thebookloft.com

BEST OFFICE SUPPLE STORE

BBE Office Interiors 1595 East St., Pittsfield 413-442-8217 bbeoffice.com


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BEST CANNABIS DISPENSARY

Berkshire Hills Coins & Estate Jewelry

Berkshire Roots

222 Elm St., Pittsfield 413-499-1400 berkshirehillscoins.net

BEST ANTIQUES DEALER

Berkshire Mantiques 20 Williamstown Road, Lanesborough 413-841-1401 facebook.com/BerkshireMantiques

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501A Dalton Ave., Pittsfield 413-553-9333 berkshireroots.com

BEST CBD STORE 

Your CBD Store 180 Elm St., Ste. E, Pittsfield 413-344-4022 cbdinnewengland.com

GILLIAN JONES — THE BERKSHIRE EAGLE

A variety of dog cookies from Roxies Barkery at the NORAD Mill in North Adams.



ND346146; BERKSHIRE MONEY MANAGEMENT; 4 x 9.20; Status 40 NOT READY


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AUTOMOTIVE BEST NEW CAR DEALER

BEST AUTO REPAIR

Johnson Ford

Williams Kingsley Auto Repair

694 East St., Pittsfield 413-358-4034 drivejohnson.com

203 West St., Pittsfield 413-445-4501 pittsfieldtire.com

BEST BOAT DEALER

BEST USED CAR DEALER

763 East St., Pittsfield 413-442-1620 williamskingsleyautorepair.com

Dalton Auto Express

BEST AUTO BODY

990 Valentine Road, Pittsfield 413-447-3734 facebook.com/maces.marine

Haddad Collision Center

BEST ATV/MOTORCYCLE

110 E. Housatonic St., Dalton 413-684-5055 daltonautoexpress.com

Maces Marine

BEST CAR WASH

40 Downing Industrial Pkwy., Pittsfield 413-242-0150 haddadauto.com/bodyshop

Patriot Car Washes

BEST OIL CHANGE

515 Pittsfield Road, Lenox 413-499-3266 northsservice.com

T&M Automotive

BEST SNOWMOBILES

Adams 215 Columbia St.

Lee 40 Consolati Way

Pittsfield 315 W. Housatonic St., 560 Tyler St., 103 Elm St. 413-236-5777 patriotcarwashes.com

North’s Services

512 Curran Hwy., North Adams 413-66-6697 tmautoservices.com

South Side Sales & Service

BEST TIRE DEALER

546 Curran Hwy., North Adams 413-664-7111 southsidesales.com

Pittsfield Tire & Auto Service


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ENTERTAINMENT

BEN GARVER — THE BERKSHIRE EAGLE

Jackson Prew, along with his mother, Kristie, explores an interactive exhibit called “Voyage to the Deep” at the Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, which simulates the Nautilus from Jules Vernes 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea.


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BEST MUSEUM

BEST ART GALLERY

Berkshire Museum

The Clark Art Institute

The Hotshot Hillbillies

39 South St., Pittsfield 413-443-7171 berkshiremuseum.org

225 South St., Williamstown 413-458-2303 clarkart.edu

BEST MOVIE THEATER

BEST HISTORICAL ATTRACTION

BEST LIVE THEATRE

Naumkeag

Berkshire Theatre Group

5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge 413-298-8138 thetrustees.org/place/naumkeag

The Colonial Theatre and The Garage 111 South St., Pittsfield

The Fitzpatrick Main Stage 83 E. Main St., Stockbridge

The Unicorn Theatre 6 East St., Stockbridge Box Office: 413-997-4444 Administrative Offices: 413-499-5446 barringtonstageco.org

BEST CONCERT VENUE

MASS MoCA GILLIAN JONES — THE BERKSHIRE EAGLE

People watch a movie at The Beacon Cinema in Pittsfield.

1040 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams 413-662-2111 massmoca.org

BEST LIVE BAND

hotshothillbilliesband.com 413-446-6302

Phoenix Theatres Beacon Cinema 57 North St., Pittsfield 413-358-4780 phoenixmovies.net

BEST RADIO STATION

LIVE 95.9, WBEC-FM 211 Jason St., Pittsfield 413-499-3333 live959.com

BEST RADIO PERSONALITY

Slater & Marjo in the Morning, WBEC-FM 211 Jason St., Pittsfield Studio Line: 413-443-9595 live959.com/show/slater-marjo-in-themorning


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SPORTS & RECREATION BEST FITNESS GYM

BEST YOGA STUDIO

BEST SPORTING GOODS

Lenox Fit

Radiance Yoga

Avid Sports

90 Pittsfield Road, Lenox 413-637-9893 lenoxfit.com

401 North St., Pittsfield 413-676-2007 radiance-yoga.com

BEST PERSONAL TRAINER

BEST DANCE STUDIO

1201 W. Housatonic St., Pittsfield 413-997-3600 facebook.com/AvidSports-290332640985890

Aimee Marshall

Cantarella School of Dance

Berkshire Fitness and Wellness Center 137 North St., Pittsfield 413-885-1633 bfwstudio.com

BEST COMMUNITY REC CENTER

Dalton CRA 400 Main St., Dalton 413-684-0260 daltoncra.org

116 Fenn St., Pittsfield 413-442-1307 cantarellaschoolofdance.org

BEST MARTIAL ARTS

ZenQuest Martial Arts Center 55 Pittsfield-Lenox Road, Lenox 413-637-0656 zenquestmac.com

BEST FIRE ARMS

Pete’s Gun Shop 9 Grove St., Adams 413-743-0780 petesgunshop.com

BEST BIKE SHOP

Berkshire Bike & Board Great Barrington 29 State Road 413-528-5555

Pittsfield 502C East St. 413-445-8888 berkshirebikeandboard.com


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BEST GOLF COURSE

Wahconah Country Club 20 Orchard Road, Dalton 413-684-2864 wahconahcc.com

BEST DOWNHILL SKIINGS

Bousquet Mountain 101 Dan Fox Dr., Pittsfield 413-442-8985 bousquetmountain.com

BEST ADVENTURE PARK

Ramblewild 110 Brodie Mt. Road, Lanesborough 413-499-9914 newramble.com

BEST CAMPGROUND

Mt. Greylock Campsite Park 15 Scott Road, Lanesborough 413-447-9419 mtgreylockcampsitepark.com

GILLIAN JONES — THE BERKSHIRE EAGLE

People climb the hub as they start one of the high ropes courses at Ramblewild Adventure Park in Lanesborough.


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COMMUNITY LIFE

BEN GARVER — THE BERKSHIRE EAGLE

Third graders from Beth Smith’s class at Richmond School take some time to meet a puppy at the Berkshire Humane Society.


Weekend Edition | Saturday & Sunday, October 29-30, 2022 BEST POLITICIAN

BEST SCHOOL SPORTS COACH

Smitty Pignatelli

Gary Campbell

Mass. State Rep., 4th Berkshire District 413-637-0631 malegislature.gov/Legislators/Profile/WSP1

Boys’ Football, Wahconah Regional High School, Dalton

BEST COMMUNITY SERVICE ORGANIZATION

Williamstown Youth Center

Berkshire Community Action Council 1531 East St., Pittsfield 413-445-4503 bcacinc.org

BEST TEACHER

John Ireland Special Ed. Co-Teacher, Grade 5, Stearns Elementary School, Pittsfield

BEST AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM

66 School St., Williamstown 413-458-5925 williamstownyouthcenter.org/contact-us

214 Barker Road, Pittsfield 413-447-7878

Purradise Feline Boarding & Adoption Center 301 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington 413-717-4244 berkshirehumane.org

BEST PLACE TO WORK

Lee Bank See Best Bank

BEST SENIOR SERVICES ORGANIZATION

Elder Services of Berkshire County

BEST PROFESSOR

877 South St., Ste. 4E, Pittsfield 413-499-0524 esbci.org

Thomas Carey

BEST ANIMAL SHELTER

Professor Emeritus of Allied Health, Respiratory Care; Adjunct Instructor - Allied Health, Berkshire Community College, Pittsfield

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Berkshire Humane Society

GILLIAN JONES — THE BERKSHIRE EAGLE

Wahconah Football Coach Gary Campbell blows the whistle during practice last fall.


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STEPHANIE ZOLLSHAN — THE BERKSHIRE EAGLE

The greenhouses were full of seedlings ready for home gardeners this spring at Whitney’s Farm in Cheshire.


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Employees give cars a quick spray-down before they roll through the ‘soft-touch’ car wash on a conveyor belt at Patriot Car Wash on Tyler Street in Pittsfield.


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BEN GARVER — THE BERKSHIRE EAGLE

Bousquet Mountain has installed 80 new snow guns, resulting in nearly full mountain snowmaking coverage or about 45 acres of coverage for the upcoming season.

STEPHANIE ZOLLSHAN — THE BERKSHIRE EAGLE

Samuel Donkor, originally from Ghana, celebrates with his son Caiden, 3, after a naturalization ceremony for new U.S. citizens at Naumkeag in Stockbridge.


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BEN GARVER — THE BERKSHIRE EAGLE

Michael Downer works at the barista station at Dottie’s Coffee Lounge in Pittsfield. This year, the coffee shop has a fresh look with more open counter space for ordering and the baristas to work.


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Audience members dance to Rusticator at the FreshRoots stage during Mass MoCA’s annual FreshGrass Festival at the museum in North Adams.


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BEN GARVER — THE BERKSHIRE EAGLE

Patrick’s Pub in Pittsfield reopened this March under new ownership, but the well-loved menu and look stayed mostly the same.


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Visitors enjoy food and wine, and a view of Richmond Pond, at Balderdash Winery in Richmond.


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BEN GARVER — THE BERKSHIRE EAGLE

The Susan B. Anthony (SBA) Lounge, a center for student activity and gathering, has been upgraded at Berkshire Community College in Pittsfield.


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WINNER INDEX 413 Theraworks

15

Berkshire Humane Society

47

Classical Tents and Party Goods

28

Grazie Italian Ristorante

A1 Incorporated

24

Berkshire Mantiques

33

Clifford Oil & Propane

24

Great Barrington Farmers Market

Action Pest Management

28

Berkshire Money Management

20

Comalli Group

23

Greylock Audiology Hearing and Balance Center

Advanced Hearing Aids

14

Berkshire Mountain Distillers

11

Coyote Flaco

11

14

Ahr+ Lab

16

Berkshire Museum, The

40

Crust

9

Greylock Federal Credit Union

19

Berkshire Photovoltaic Services

24

Dalton Auto Express

37

Guido’s Fresh Marketplace

10 37

Aimee Marshall, Berkshire Fitness and Wellness

7 10

Berkshire Physical Therapy and Wellness

15

Dalton CRA

43

Haddad Collision Center

7

Berkshire Place

15

Deidre’s Special Day

31

High Lawn Farm

Animal Inn of the Berkshires

27

Berkshire Roots

33

Desperados Mexican Restaurant

7

Hill-Engineers, Architects, Planners

23

Avid Sports

43

Center Angelina’s Subs

43

9

Berkshire Theatre Group

40

Dewey’s Public House

11

Home Instead

15

Ayelada

9

Berkshire Travel Group

29

Dottie’s Coffee Lounge

7

Hot Dog Ranch

9

Balderdash Cellars

11

Bianco’s Limousine and Livery Service

28

Dr. Malathi Yella, Berkshire Clinical Associates 14

Hot Harry’s

BBE Office Interiors

32

Big Y

10

Dr. Michael Cestone, Berkshire Orthodontics 14

Hotel on North

29

Beck’s Printing

27

Biggins Diggins

Dr. Michael Fabrizio

14

Hotshot Hillbillies, The

40

Bella Tan

16

Boino Does It

24

Dwyer-Wellington Family Funeral Homes

28

Imperial Pools and Spas

24

Benson’s Pet Center

31

Bookloft, The

32

Elder Services of Berkshire County

47

Inspired Creations

32

Berkshire Bank

20

Bousquet Mountain

44

Elie El Saddik, C.P.A.

20

Jae’s

Berkshire Bike & Board

43

Bright Ideas Brewing

11

Family Footwear Center

31

Jason Nocher

23

Berkshire Community Action Council

47

Brookhaus Sports Pub & Restaurant

11

Flat Burger Society

9

John Ireland, Stearns Elementary

47

Berkshire Community College

21

Cantarella School of Dance

43

Flynn’s Pharmacy

15

Johnson Ford

37

Berkshire Dream Home

23

Carr Hardware

31

Four One Three Salon

16

Kelley Brothers Tree Service

24

Berkshire Food Co-op

10

Casablanca

31

Fresh Start

27

Kelly’s Package Store

11

Berkshire Health Urgent Care

15

Chocolate Springs Cafe

9

Gary Campbell, Wahconah Regional High School

Kidding Around Consignment

31

Berkshire Hills Coins & Estate Jewelry

33

Clark Art Institute, The

40

KidZone Child Care/Educational Center

20

8

47

8

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Kimball Farms Life Care

15

MOLARI Employment & HealthCare Services 27

Prime Italian Steakhouse & Bar

9

SPIRITED Wines

11

KJ Nosh

10

Morgan Leveque, Mingo’s

11

Proprietor’s Lodge, The

9

Steven Valenti’s Clothing for Men

31

Klaus Roofing Systems by J Smegal

23

Morrison’s Home Improvement

23

Radiance Yoga

43

Sugar Hill Assisted Living Community

15

Mt. Greylock Campsite Park

44

Ramblewild

44

T&M Automotive

37

Koto Hibachi Steakhouse

8

L.P. Adams Co.

24

MusiChris D.J. & Lighting Service

28

Ready Set Learn

20

The Marketplace

8

Laiken Rapisarda

23

MyCom Federal Credit Union

20

Red Lion Inn, The

29

Thermo Expert

24

Laureyns United

23

Nara Sushi

8

Rilla Contracting

24

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Lee Audio ‘N Security

24

Naumkeag

40

RJ Stohr

31

Nejaime’s Wine Cellars

11

rk Miles

32

Thomas W. Rumbolt, Esq.

9

Rocco’s North End Barbershop

16

Lee Bank

19, 47

Lenox Fit

43

NORAD Toy & Candy Company, The

Live 95.9, WBEC-FM

40

North’s Services

Locker Room Sports Pub

11

Old Forge Restaurant, The

8

Love Us and Leave Us

27

Only In My Dreams Events

29

Maces Marine

37

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Berkshire

Mad Macs

27

Community College

21

Salmon Run Fish House

9

Madden Chiropractic

15

Otto’s Kitchen & Comfort

8

Sarah’s Cheesecakes & Cafe

8

Mana Crypt Gaming Center

32

Ozzie’s Steak & Eggs

8

Shamrock Professional Dog Grooming & Dog

Martin & Oliveira, LLP

19

Patrick’s Pub

8

Waste Removal

MASS MoCA

40

Patriot Car Washes

37

Shire Donuts

Mazzeo’s Meat & Seafood

10

Paul Rich & Sons

32

Silver Solutions MedSpa

7

Pete’s Gun Shop

43

Slater & Marjo in the Morning, WBEC-FM

Mazzeo’s Ristorante Melanie Flynn Massage Therapy

15

Phoenix Theatres Beacon Cinema

37

40

Roxies Barkery & Boutique

31

RSI Signs

27

Ryan Landscaping and Lawn Care

24

Saint Agnes Academy

20

Smitty Pignatelli

19

Thrive Diner

9

Tom’s Toys

32

Tricia McCormack Photography

28

Viale Florist

28

Wahconah Country Club

44

Wards Nursery & Garden Center

32

Wheeler & Taylor Insurance

19

Whitney’s Farm Market & Country Gardens 10 Wild Oats Market

10

Williams Inn, The

29

16

Williams Kingsley Auto Repair

37

40

Williamstown Youth Center

47

47

Wingate Residences at Melbourne Place

16 14 33

27 7

Messenger Digital Dentistry

14

Pittsfield Pipers

23

Solomon’s Furniture

32

Yarmosky Pediatric Dentistry

Mike’s Maytag

32

Pittsfield Tire & Auto Service

37

Sondrini Enterprises

24

Your CBD Store

MINT Indian Lakeside Dining

7

Pittsfield Vision Associates

14

South Side Sales & Service

37

Zabian’s Clothing

31

Misty Moonlight Diner

7

Polished

16

South Street Veterinary Services

27

ZenQuest Martial Arts Center

43


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