Category: Berkshires Bounty

Help Mel Help

By Mickey Friedman January 18, 2016 Those of us who live in the Western end of the Commonwealth have long felt we’ve gotten the short end of the stick. The Boston Globe’s analysis of the 2014 Census data shows that…

A Singular Ray of Light

December 3, 2014 By Mickey Friedman I drove with Jurek Zamoyski and Mel Greenberg to pick up and deliver food for Great Barrington’s four food pantries. There’s a pantry at the Calvary Christian Chapel on Route 41, one at the…

Falafels R Us

By David Scribner December 16, 2013 Last month, I went to Israel on what I thought was a two-week leave of absence from The Berkshire Record. I was with Americans for Peace Now, and we were learning about the potential…

Some Lettuce and Tomato

November 8, 2013 By Mickey Friedman Mel was hoping he’d score some lettuce and tomato. And thanks to Guido’s, Mel and friends offered 108 people salad with the chicken dinner Ski Butternut donated. I joined Mel Greenberg and Jürek Zamoyski…

My Dinner With Mel

November 18, 2012 By Mickey Friedman Mel Greenberg invited me to have dinner with him Thursday evening. At the American Legion Hall in Sheffield. I must have been daydreaming because I drove right past it, through Sheffield and then had…

What If We All Helped Mel?

October 25, 2012 By Mickey Friedman I spent Thursday and Friday mornings with Mel Greenberg. Mel Greenberg feeds people. On Thursday, I went with Mel and Jurek Zamoyski to Big Y, Berkshire Co-op Market, to Guidos, The Marketplace, and Mazzeos,…