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Parties & Openings

Jan. 13 – Egremont
Ghostlit Theatre Company

Dec. 6 – Torrington
Five Points Martini Tasting

Dec. 1 – Stockbridge
BBG's Center House Debut

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Hidden Events Start With Twilight In The Garden

Lisa Green reports from Spencertown. It mattered not a whit that this year’s Twilight in the Garden reception on Friday, June 16 was held at the same location as last year. After all, who wouldn’t want to return to the pastoral landscape at the home of Denise and John Dunne? The garden party, a kickoff to the Spencertown Academy’s annual Hidden Gardens tour the following day, is a fundraiser for the real fundraiser: tours of spectacular gardens in the area, lectures and workshops, a garden market on the green and an art exhibition. Although the all-volunteer party planners hastily set up tents because of rain, all turned out just fine: the showers stopped as guests started to arrive, and even the sheep, as if on cue, drifted out to pasture to assure that the view would be as stunning as possible. [Above: Hostess Denise Dunne and Betsy Winters Russell, a member of the Hidden Gardens committee.]

Cindy Atkins, Carl Atkins, Wayne Greene and Helen Whitney, a producer and director of documentaries for PBS; Rae Gilson, Greg Vogler and Nansi Friedman.

The blond-hair, red-lipstick club: Linda Ziskind and Christine Callander.

Jill Kalotay, secretary of the Academy’s board of directors, and Anita Fiorillo, who was on the Hidden Gardens committee; Pauline Archer-Wills and water garden designer Anthony Archer-Wills flank party host John Dunne.

Eve Zatt, who designed the evening’s special cocktail, and Cindy Atkins, who was on the Hidden Gardens event committee.

New members Christian Dewailly, who worked in the Swiss hospitality industry for 20 years, and Liz Garger volunteered to serve Swiss raclette; Bill Howe is “surrounded by Joy:” Joy Weiner and Joy Howe.

Hidden Garden co-chair (and Rural Intelligence garden contributor) Madaline Sparks, with Chip Rae of Easthampton and Ghent, NY.

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