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Celebrate Summer 2019

Our BerkshireTimes™ PUBLISHERS Kathy I. Regan publisher@ourberkshiretimes.com Kevin J. Regan kevin@ourberkshiretimes.com _______________ EDITORIAL Kathy I. Regan editor@ourberkshiretimes.com Proofreader Rodelinde Albrecht rodelinde@gmail.com _______________ DESIGN Magazine Design/Layout Kathy I. Regan Brianna I. Regan _______________ TO ADVERTISE CONTACT Account Representatives Kevin J. Regan kevin@ourberkshiretimes.com Debra Johnson mickschix2@aol.com Nina Anderson safe@bcn.net _______________ Our BerkshireTimes is a division of Visionary Group Unlimited P.O. Box 133, Housatonic, MA 01236 Phone: (413) 274-1122 advertise@ourberkshiretimes.com COVER ILLUSTRATION

Mr. Bear’s Moonlight Feast, 2019

by Astrid Sheckels www.astridsheckels.com Astrid Sheckels is a Western Massachusetts painter and book illustrator who works primarily in watercolor and oils. She has been painting landscapes, still life, commissioned portraits, and illustrating children’s picture books professionally since 2006. People, animals, places, lighting, and color all inspire her – plus a good dose of imagination! Come visit her charming world at www.astridsheckels.com. Email: astrid@astridsheckels.com.

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art, culture & entertainment THE DARK SIDE OF GOOGLE FUN THINGS TO DO ASTRID SHECKELS SUMMER FUN ADRIFT

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food & drink CHILLED AVOCADO SOUP THE HISTORY OF HAND PIES

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SUMMER VEGETABLE TIAN IMPROVE YOUR HEALTH

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home & garden HEALTHY HOME RENOVATIONS SUMMER FUN

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shop local PRODUCT SPOTLIGHTS

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animal talk DR. BRIAN WESSELS

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this & that AND ODDS AND ENDS

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education & workshops ENCOURAGING CAPABILITY

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health & wellness HONORING THE VACCINE-INJURED FLUORIDE. SHOULD WE BE USING IT?

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featured advertisers THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

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ON THE COVER - Mr. Bear’s Moonlight Feast With nostalgic charm, Astrid Sheckels brings the enchantment of twilight to life in this 8” x 9.5” watercolor and gouache illustration, “Mr. Bear’s Moonlight Feast.” To learn more about Astrid – a native of western Massachusetts – and her illustrations, books, and upcoming exhibits, see page 6 of this issue and visit www.astridsheckels.com. Our BerkshireTimes magazine has been proudly created without Wi-Fi since it was first published in 2009. This publication is printed with soy ink on Forest Stewardship Council® certified paper. Most of our editorial content is contributed by our community members. All content in Our BerkshireTimes™ is accepted in good faith. We do not necessarily advocate and cannot be held responsible for opinions expressed or facts supplied by our authors, illustrators, and advertisers. We reserve the right to refuse advertising for any reason. For printing errors of the publisher’s responsibility, liability is limited to the cost of the ad space in which it first appeared. Unless otherwise noted, we use a Creative Commons License in place of a standard copyright.

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