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Guided by respected journalistic standards, the principle of fairness, the quest for truth, a commitment to social, economic and environmental justice, and an abiding admiration for the independent spirit of the Berkshires, The Berkshire Edge offers in-depth local news reports and features, perspectives on the arts, wide-ranging commentary, and a comprehensive calendar of events – all written, illustrated, and, in some cases performed, with wit, intelligence, insight and humor.
This week we talk about:
1. On Monday Multicultural BRIDGE hosted a forum on what it’s like to be a person of color in the Berkshires:https://theberkshireedge.com/being-black-in-the-berkshires-a-forum-on-the-black-experience/
2. And on that topic, the Berkshire Museum has opened an exhibit of presenting oral histories and stories of Black Lives in the Berkshires. Here, you might, say, Black Lives do Matter, at least in this celebration. https://theberkshireedge.com/museum-exhibit-highlights-the-african-american-experience-in-the-berkshires/
3. And while you’re at the museum, check out the Leonardo da Vinci exhibit, entitled ‘Machines in Motion’:https://theberkshireedge.com/leonardo-da-vinci-exhibit-opens-at-the-berkshire-museum/
4. Our series on the implications of the retail marijuana trade continues with part 6, on how Big Business ($32 million in sales so far) is cashing in,: https://theberkshireedge.com/opening-the-weedgates-part-vi-calling-bs-on-social-equity/
5. And we should mention our series of stories on Valentine’s Day and the pleasures of chocolate — we call it Decadence all Day:We’re at Part 3 —https://theberkshireedge.com/decadence-all-day-part-3/
6. And lastly, we had a feature story on a Salisbury woman, Kim Widener, who’s started a food and meal delivery service, called MealGopher… it’s a hit with students in area boarding schools who can call out for snacks to be delivered to their dorms;https://theberkshireedge.com/hungry-berkshires-students-want-food-mother-of-one-of-them-says-gopher-it/