From early memories of piling into my parents’ Chevy for our summer trip to the Catskills’ bungalow colony, then to the grand hotels, to sleepaway camp and even my prom at Grossinger’s….to a weekend home with our kids in Columbia County, this unique part of the world has shaped me and my family. But after decades of living in and visiting upstate, I always felt something was missing: a media source that truly reflected the region as a whole—from the Catskills to the Berkshires, and everything in between. It struck me at random times: when my son broke his arm…

(above) Arethusa Farms sample game is strong. SoCo Creamery Scoop Shop 5 Railroad Street Great Barrington 01230 413.644.9866 SoCoCreamery.com Known for its decadent hot fudge served all year round,…

tire in the hole: (above) This irrestible tire swing is located in the former community swimming hole in Livingston Manor. Sadly, it’s now private property and swimming is no longer…