En Garde! Freeze-frame Friday

The 34th Fall Festival of Shakespeare returns to Shakespeare & Company November 17 — 20! These two posters feature students from Lee Middle and High School and Springfield Central High School taken in 2021. Photos by Jaclyn C. Stevenson, poster design by Katie McKellick.

Blogtober Travels: Berkshire Botanical Garden’s Annual Harvest Festival

Berkshire Botanical Garden’s 87th annual Harvest Festival rules the October long-weekend here in the Berkshires. A massive, two-day, multi-parking lot event, it’s a shindig that dates back to BBG’s founding and includes a little something for everyone.

We went to the party on Saturday, starting off with Tom Ricardi’s program on birds of prey and moving on to snacks, a pony ride, pumpkin painting, the haunted house, and some shopping (mums and moss balls) for good measure.

The snaps: