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WELCOME TO MAIN STREET MAGAZINE!
In the August 2019 issue we feature the following:
The content of Main Street Magazine focuses on featuring the people, businesses, places, history, curiosities and important local issues within this area, in features and in in-depth stories.
Luxury on the Green
Curious about the newcomers to Sharon on the Green? So was Main Street Magazine when the distinctive name, Lambertson Truex, appeared on the window at the stop sign across from JP Gifford. What was this high-end brand from the turn of the last century doing in Sharon, CT? Read More ->
Amy Clampitt in the Berkshires
In 1992, American poet Amy Clampitt purchased a modest house near Lenox, MA, with part of the money she had received that year in a grant from the MacArthur Foundation. The MacArthur Foundation makes six-figure, so-called “genius grants” to “individuals who show exceptional creativity in their work and the prospect for still more in the future.” The award has been given to literary luminaries such as John Ashbery and Cormac McCarthy in the past, among many others. These grants are precious to mid-career artists and often propel them to produce extraordinary work that only time and resources allow. Read More ->
What We Talk About When We Talk About Vacations
There is something inherently interesting in asking someone about their vacation plans. Beyond the social propriety of inquiring about the status of a fellow human being, travel plans can be quite revealing about the personality of the traveler. Do they go to the same place every year, or do they explore new destinations? Do they only travel in the summer or throughout the year? Do they prefer mountains or oceans, resorts or roughing it? “If our lives are dominated by a search for happiness, then perhaps few activities reveal as much about the dynamics of this quest – in all its ardour and paradoxes – than our travels,” writes contemporary philosopher Alain De Botton. Read More ->
Tomatoes 10 Ways
It’s strange to think that it wasn’t until the late 1800s that the tomato’s popularity with Americans began to solidify. Before that, the fruit that’s a relative of deadly nightshade was thought to be a fairly tasteless and potentially poisonous plant. This didn’t deter everyone, and they were cultivated and enjoyed in many places, but they were not popular. How did the tomato emerge from this reputation? Soldiers in the Civil War needed to be fed, and canned foods were the way to do it. Tomatoes were well suited to canning and became popular that way. Read More ->