Parties & Openings
March 16 - Williamstown
WCMA Season Celebration
March 3 - Lenox
Andrew DeVries Benefit Party
Feb. 23 - Pittsfield
Real Art Party
White Out On Main Street
Rachel Louchen reports from Great Barrington. Berkshire County residents, especially those who live in Great Barrington, have grown accustomed to the extensive construction of Main Street. That’s why it was a welcome sight to have the excavators and bulldozer replaced by a dining setup lining Main Street, complete with guests decked out in head-to-toe white (the only hard hats around repurposed as centerpieces). The Dig and Dine event returned on Wednesday, July 29 for its second go-around this summer due to popular demand following the first very successful event in June. As traffic continued to roll by, 152 diners feasted on a meal catered jointly by Naji’s, Castle Street Café and Old Inn on the Green. The brainchild of Barbara Watkins, proprietor of Evergreen, the dinner’s main goal was to show that, despite the torn-up sidewalks and traffic created by construction, downtown Great Barrington is a united and thriving community. Above, Barbara Watkins with Anita Schilling and Stefani Samek.
Steve Hannum, Jim Kelly, Jill Graham and Julie Hannum, all of Sheffield; Jan and Jerry Tuckman were happy to support the town.
Jeff Caminiti, Richard Waldburger, Stefani Samek, Cindy Caminiti and Melinka Jackson get ready to feast.
Roberta Haas and husband Steven Haas saw photos from the first dinner and wanted to participate; Sandi Wojtkowski, Daralyn Hospot and Michele Wojtkowski.
Housatonic’s Stephanie Higgins and her mother, Melissa Beeson Higgins; the musical stylings of Sandy & Sandy helped drown out the sound of the (very close by) traffic.
Just a few of the hundred-plus diners enjoying the food and weather, against the backdrop of Main Street’s stately architecture.