For The Love of Polish Sausage, A Kielbasa Revival In Chicopee, Mass.

Starting today in Chicopee, Massachusetts, kielbasa lovers will unite after two decades without a festival celebrating the beloved polish sausage. The four day meaty event at Szot Park brings not only food, but polka music, dance stages, rides, of course fried dough, and the revival of a a potentially deadly competition.

Alto Saxophonist Kris Allen And The Berkshire Jazz Scene

The sounds of Kris Allen on his alto sax can be heard this weekend in Lee, Massachusetts. Allen is an Artist in Residence at Williams College. Alongside some of his students, he’ll perform as part of a Jazz Appreciation Month in the Berkshires of Massachusetts.

The New Good Mother Myth

Are you mom enough? Writer and editor Avital Norman Nathman, who lives in western Massachusetts, was really tired of seeing this question in the headlines.