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Voices of Recovery Plans Self-Guided Walk, Virtual Events
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The Northern Berkshire Community Coalition will commence its annual event, Voices for Recovery, beginning this Friday, Sept. 25. This year's theme is "Days of Hope," and the weeklong event coincides with...
Berkshire United Way, Miraval Offer Getaway to Essential Worker
LENOX, Mass. — Berkshire United Way and Miraval Berkshires have teamed up to honor an essential worker or first responder on the front lines of relief efforts in Berkshire County during the COVID-19 pandemic.   Berkshire United...
Northern Berkshire Habitat for Humanity Raffling Off Shed
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Northern Berkshire Habitat for Humanity is raffling off an 8 by 10-foot shed to raise funds toward building its next affordable home.   The shed is now built and can be seen at 762 Main...
Lions Clubs International Donates $10K to BMC's COVID Fund
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Lions Club International gave Berkshire Health Systems a boost in its COVID-19 efforts Tuesday with a $10,000 donation.   The presentation was made by Art McConnell, former governor and club member of the...
North Adams Turns Out for Abbreviated Freeman Center Walk
Police Chief Jason Wood gets ready for the walk.  NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Nearly three dozen community members took the street on Monday night to walk a symbolic mile to support the Elizabeth Freeman Center and the...
Williamstown Community Chest Collects for Local Food Pantries
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — A global pandemic can stop the Williamstown Community Chest from holding its annual fun run this weekend.   But it cannot stop the venerable non-profit from figuring out new ways to serve the...
HarveStamford Donate To Berkshire Food Project
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — On Saturday, Aug. 29, Pat Sullivan, Caroline Burch, and Sara Bonthius delivered more than 300 pounds of fresh produce grown in Stamford, Vt., to the Berkshire Food Project.   Stamford put on its first...
Berkshire HorseWorks Gets Grant to Support COVID-19 Responders
RICHMOND, Mass. — Berkshire HorseWorks Inc. has received $10,000 from the COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund for Berkshire County to support the "Healers and Horses" Program.   The program was created...
Volunteers Rally to Support Berkshire Food Project in Challenging...
The Berkshire Food Project, housed in First Congregational Church, normally feeds nearly 100 people lunch weekdays. The COVID-19 crisis has it preparing meals and food for pickup for twice the numbers three days a...
Roots Rising Presents Bike Ride Challenge
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — When their Pittsfield Farmers Market closed due to the pandemic, Roots Rising launched a virtual farmers market to ensure the community's continued access to fresh food.  To help support the market, Roots...
Mass MoCA Approved for Major NEA Grant
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art is one of a select number of initiatives the National Endowment for the Arts has approved for a major "Our Town" grant. Selected as one of just 51 grants...
Great Barrington Farmers Market to Reopen With Restrictions
GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — The Great Barrington Farmers Market will open for its 30th season on Saturday, May 16, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at its Church Street location in downtown Great Barrington.  Berkshire United Way has awarded...
iBerkshiresTV: Berkshire Food Project's Kim McMann
Host Jeff Snoonian speaks with Kim McMann, executive director of the Berkshire Food Project, on how the project is providing meals during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Community Access to the Arts to Host Virtual Gala
GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — Community Access to the Arts presents its virtual gala and performance on Saturday, May 9, from 5 to 6 p.m.  The event is free to attend and takes place entirely online here. Prior to the event, CATA...
Pandemic Forces 'Total Change' for Berkshire County Arc
State Rep. Tricia Farley-Bouvier speaks at BC Arc's annual breakfast in 2018; President and CEO Kenneth Singer is at right. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — For the most vulnerable members of our community, day-to-day life can be...
North County Food Pantries Alter Pickup Routines
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Food pantries in Northern Berkshire County are grappling with how to keep serving residents in need while keeping everyone safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. While the St. John Paul Charity Center food pantry in...
Child Care of the Berkshires Celebrates 50 Years
President and CEO Anne Nemetz-Carlson speaks at the annual meeting. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Child Care of the Berkshires could be celebrating the milestone of its 50th anniversary by looking back at what the agency has...
Berkshire Food Project Recognizes Hours Put in by Volunteers
Three generations of volunteers with Linda Palumbo, left, Cindy Bolte, Alicia Rondeau and Cassandra Shoestack. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Five days a week a troop volunteers helps the small staff of the Berkshire Food Project...
Day of Service Offers Volunteer Opportunities on MLK Holiday
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The Martin Luther King Day Committee welcomes everyone to join them on Monday, Jan. 20, as the Northern Berkshire community celebrates the life, principles, and ideals of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by...
Berkshire Family YMCA Appoints New CEO
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Berkshire Family YMCA's board of directors has appointed Jessica Rumlow as CEO and executive director for the organization. Rumlow was appointed interim CEO and executive director in May after Randy Kinnas,...
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