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Mahaiwe Tent

Robin Hood Radio

Parties & Openings

Aug. 15 – Lenox
The Mount's Summer Soiree

Aug. 12 – Washington
Tea For Two Hundred

Aug. 6 – Stockbridge
IS183 Send-off Celebration

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Berkshire Botanical Garden Celebrates The Berkshire Eagle

Lisa Green reports from Stockbridge. The Berkshire Botanical Gardens’ annual Fête Des Fleurs stepped it up this year with a sit-down dinner and a tribute to the new and improved local newspaper. To honor The Berkshire Eagle’s support of the area’s cultural institutions, The BBG asked those organizations to be part of the party on Friday, July 28 at the home of Chris and Ellen Greendale. Representatives of institutions such as The Mount, the Shaker Museum Mount Lebanon, the Clark Art Institute, Jacob’s Pillow Dance, and Barrington Stage Company as well as community-minded businesses including A.J. Schnopp, Jr. Construction Inc. and Main Street Hospitality were among the guests attending “The Best View of the Berkshires: Celebrating our New Eagle.” And while we must gently insist that Rural Intelligence offers an equally fine “view of the Berkshires,” the landscape vistas afforded by the Greendales’ property were quite spectacular. To complement the newspaper theme, guests were provided press passes as nametags, topiary eagles designed by Board Chair Matt Larkin hovered over the tables, and a “newspaper” program shared the latest BBG news. [Above, Executive Director Michael Beck at the reception, with Julia Schwartz.]

Claudia Perles, quilt artist Pam Johnson and Maria Carls; Susan Wissler, executive director of The Mount, with Christopher Magee, MIT professor emeritus.

Happy gathering of the Garden’s professionals and stalwart supporters: Madeline Hooper, vice-chair of the board of trustees, Anthony Archer-Wills, Pauline Archer-Wills, Ian Hooper, a board member, Dorthe Hviid, director of horticulture, and Page Dickey, garden designer and writer.

The event’s hosts, Chris Greendale and Ellen Greendale; Trustees Martha Piper and Mary Copeland flank Linda O’Connell and Palma Fleck.

Kevin Moran, editor of The Berkshire Eagle, and Melanie Moran; Max Aflalo and John Spellman.

Robin Parow, director of marketing communications, holds up The Garden Bug, a specially produced edition for and about the Fête des Fleurs; Topiaries in the shape of eagles deliver The Garden Bug to each table.

William Binnie and Mari Binnie with Matt Larkin, chair of the board of trustees.

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