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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,...
Northern Berkshire United Way, Williamstown Community Chest Holding...
Northern Berkshire United Way and Williamstown Community Chest are holding a collaborative Diaper Drive. The drive will kick off on Giving Tuesday, Dec. 3, and end on Tuesday, Dec. 17. All of the diapers and wipes collected will go to the...
Berkshire Food Project Serves Up Thanksgiving for Hundreds
The project ran out of turkey in the first seating and had to rush out for turkey breasts. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — It might have been the need, it might have been the sense of community. It might even have been Monday's...
North Adams Workers Deliver Boxes of Good to Pantry
The donations arrived in the colorful donation boxes created by local schoolchildren.  NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — City workers delivered the results of this year's annual food drive to help support local families in...
Neighborlies Celebrate Good Deeds in North County
Dale Waterman, center, was recognized for her many years volunteering within the community. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The Church Street Center was filled on Wednesday night as the community gave thanks to neighbors and others...
BCAC Taps Community For Needs Assessment
Christina Maxwell of the Food Bank of Western Mass talks about food security. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Poverty was the topic of conversation on Friday to help the Berkshire Community Action Council gauge the needs in the...
Brien Center Honors Two at Annual UNICO Dinner
Ed Sutton spent years struggling with addiction but now is a counselor at the Brien Center, helping others dealing with substance abuse. Seen here with his wife, Karen, he spoke at the Brien Center's annual fundraising...
Coalition Tackles Vaping, Alcohol Use in Community
Joyce Brewer, the TFPC program manager from Berkshire AHEC, speaks about vaping at the NBCC monthly forum on Friday in North Adams. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — As the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition was discussing the issue of...
BCArc Honors Individuals, Staff at 65th Annual Meeting
Frank Felix, left, receives an Achievement Award at Friday's BCArc annual meeting on Friday at the Berkshire Hills Country Club. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire County Arc looked back at its accomplishments over the...
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