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Born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, James attended Syracuse University, studying Russian, Finance and Marketing. During his senior year, James lived in Moscow, Russia, furthering his education and knowledge of the language and culture. He has traveled extensively throughout Europe and was the very last individual to walk through Checkpoint Charlie in Berlin, Germany.

James has lived in San Francisco, New York and Los Angeles, but he is now proud to call Western Massachusetts his home. He has always been a great lover of the spoken word medium. James is always listening and is grateful to have the opportunity to be heard.

Clarence Fanto has been associated with The Berkshire Eagle since 1987 as a writer, editor and columnist. Among his special areas of interest is weather, and he closely tracks local conditions and long-range outlooks day to day in the Berkshires.

BWSV-WEB-copy.jpgFind out what’s happening in the Berkshires and the Shires of Vermont.

yoga on Greylock Tracy Remelius is ready to help change your life. Follow her zen blog that focuses on yoga and the benefits of its practice physically, mentally, spiritually and emotionally.

techspeakblogEagle systems tech Scott Haviland shares his techie knowledge. The idea behind this blog is to give everyone a chance to share and learn how every person can make a difference.

Two foodies who love to cook, eat out and discover new foods share recipes, vintage cookbook finds and restaurant reviews in their adventures between Lenox and Springfield.

straightfromtheheartblogReader Susan Guerrero captures a slice of life in the Berkshires one photograph at a time on her charming blog about the beauty of everyday life.

Veronica Martin HouseEagle features editor Lindsey Hollenbaugh tackles everyday life in the Berkshires — from family-fun events, gallery openings, local theater, the hottest trends in the 413 and all the life that happens in
between.

BerkshiresWeek and MulticulturalBridge bring together Berkshire voices from all cultures and backgrounds.

Kate Abbott, editor of Berkshires Week, explores the hills — one farm, raku kiln, canoe, fiddle and flamenco at a time. “By the Way” is an extension of Kate’s weekly column that runs every Thursday in Berkshires Week.