Month: June 2012

The Berkshires: Experience the Charm of a Bygone Era

The Berkshires are a wonderful place to visit in June.  The winter’s skiers have gone home and Tanglewood’s visitors have yet to arrive; peace prevails.  Light traffic permits a leisurely drive along the Housatonic River with time to enjoy the view of rolling hills and picturesque countryside.  Lenox and the surrounding towns were once considered […]

The Berkshires: A Wine Enthusiast is Born

On a recent trip to the Berkshires my husband and I had the pleasure of staying at Blantyre.  A “Relais et Chateaux” and Forbes 5 Star property located in the charming Berkshire town of Lenox, MA.  While discussing options for afternoon sight seeing, Blantyre’s wine director, Christelle Cotar, invited us to tour the cellar of […]

Nuestra’s Cleanest Streets Contest

This past Saturday I participated in Nuestra’s Cleanest Streets Contest.  Nuestra (Nuestra Comunidad Development Corporation or NCDC) is a developer of low income housing and creator of economic opportunity for the communities of Roxbury and North Dorchester.  Their annual cleanest streets contest is their premier community building event. This contest is one of the ways […]

Lemon Wedge VS Name Brand Cleaners

I consider myself blessed; with two really great daughters that are now in their twenties, I’m finding I have two great friends.  My younger daughter does our house cleaning once a week (yes!).  This week she suggested we try using a lemon to clean the master bathtub faucet and shower doors. This interesting idea came from […]