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DownStreet Art to Hold Office Hours Ahead of 'Call for Art' Deadline
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' Berkshire Cultural Resource Center will hold DownStreet Art drop-in office hours ahead of this year’s call for proposals deadline on April 15. DownStreet Art Program...
Bond Auto Donates $1,000 to Friendship Center
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — People love discounts and, in North County, they seem to especially like them when they benefit a local charity. Bond Auto Parts customers snapped up coupons just before Christmas that would ensure donations to...
Empty Bowl Dinner to Raise Funds for Berkshire Food Project
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The menu sounds like a fancy feast. Red lentil & apricot. Chicken with white bean chili. Potato ramp vichyssoise Those and a couple dozen other soups are being served this Friday, April 8, not as part of a...
Kitten Shower Held for BHS During April
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Humane Society is expecting ... kittens, and lots of them!  So BHS is holding its second annual Kitten Shower though Saturday, April 30. Although BHS has made great strides in decreasing the number...
Berkshire Taconic Grant Deadlines Approaching
SHEFFIELD, Mass. — Deadlines are approaching for Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation's second round of  competitive grants in 2016. Covering the period from April through June, the spring cycle of deadlines is open to...
Brayton Students Give to Louison House
ADAMS, Mass. — Brayton Elementary students learned how to give back to the community by donating food and handmade blankets to the Louison House. Students from Marie McCarron's leadership after-school program "Giving Back"...
UNITY Youth Leadership Program Seeking Art
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Northern Berkshire Community Coalition’s (nbCC) UNITY Youth Leadership Program is creating a community coloring book and is looking for art submissions by local artists. The mission of this project is to...
YMCA Ofers Free Adult Swim Lessons
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Berkshire Family YMCA’s Pittsfield Branch will offer free adult swim lessons, ssponsored by the Sponsored by the Swimming Saves Lives Foundation/U.S. Masters Swimming. According to the Centers for Disease...
Family Support Highlighted at 16th Berkshire Legislative Breakfast
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — In front of a room filled with people who understood only too well, Jean Simmons shared the very personal story of raising her son, now 27, who was born with a condition that causes excess fluid to build up in the...
Volunteers Needed for Milne Library Book Sale
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Friends of Milne Library's 28th annual Book Sale will be held Friday, April 22, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday, April 23, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Williamstown Elementary...
NAMI Berkshire County Holds Second Cupcake Wars Fundraiser
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The National Alliance on Mental Illness Berkshire County hosted its second annual Cupcake Wars fundraiser on Feb. 4 at the ITAM Lodge in Pittsfield. The event began with a delicious Italian dinner prepared by UNICO...
Hinds Talks Senate Run Before Teens Lead Coalition Forum
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Before turning the floor over to the teenagers leading the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition monthly forum, Executive Director Adam Hinds had to address a very grown-up topic. On Feb. 3, Hinds announced he was...
Williamstown Library Receives $160,000 From Deceased Patron
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The David and Joyce Milne Public Library recently was the beneficiary of the estate of longtime resident William Scanlan. Scanlan left the library $80,000 and left an additional $80,000 to the Friends of the Milne...
Images Cinema Kicks Off 100th Anniversary Celebration
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Images Cinema celebrates 100 years as a continuously operating theater this year. To mark this momentous occasion, Images will host a number of special events and screenings throughout the year, culminating with a...
Pittsfield 4th of July Parade Theme Announced
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Pittsfield Parade Committee announced that the 2016 Fourth of July Parade theme is “Music & Dance Through the Years.” “Our 2016 theme emanated from a combination of suggestions we received...
Girl Scout Cookies On Sale Through March 6
It's time for Do-si-dos, Thin Mints, Tagalongs, Samoas and your other favorites: Girl Scout Cookie season has begun and will run through Sunday, March 6. The Girl Scout Cookie Program is the largest girl-led business in the country. From...
HooRWA Celebrates 30 Years
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Hoosic River Watershed Association, a 501(c)3 no-profit organization founded in 1986 and based in Williamstown, held its 30th annual meeting on Jan. 11. Re-elected to the Board of Directors were Wendy Hopkins...
Forum on Health Care Solutions Introduces Community Health Workers
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The closure of North Adams Regional Hospital nearly two years ago has given birth to the opportunity for the community to rethink how it views health care and to try new innovations that ultimately will make the area...
Volunteers Sew, Organize, Play, Weatherize and Create for King Day
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — They gathered around tables cutting and sewing material, cleaned and organized, covered leaky windows with plastic, bagged up groceries, wrote cards and played with Legos. Some 350 community members ranging from...
Adams Girls Scouts Get Government Primer from Rep. Cariddi
ADAMS, Mass. — Rep. Gail Cariddi met with Cadette and Senior Girl Scouts on Monday to walk the girls through the process of the legislative branch. The girls learned about the various committees Cariddi serves on. One of the committees...
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