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Christian Center Holds Community Day, Celebrates 130 Years
The Civitan Club has been providing picnic food for the event for a number of years. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A portion of Robbins Avenue was filled with a celebration on Saturday as the Christian Center held its annual Community...
Pittsfield's ROPE Program Guides Young Women to Success
Shirley Edgerton was presented Berkshire United Way's Daniel C. Dillon Helping Hands, Caring Hearts Award earlier this year for her community work. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Shirley Edgerton has been working...
Local Gallery, Artists Support Louison House
Real Eyes Gallery owners Bill and Francie Riley opened their doors to host the exhibition. ADAMS, Mass. — An exhibition at the Real Eyes Gallery has raised several thousand dollars for Louison House to help those...
The People's Pantry Launches First Fundraiser in 23 Years
GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — The People's Pantry has launched its first fundraiser in more than 20 years of operating with a goal of raising $300,000. This money will allow it to feed the community for the rest of 2022. A drastic...
NBCC Celebrates 36 Years, Recognizes Staff & Volunteers at Annual...
Mary Morrison of Northern Berkshire Habitat for Humanity was this year's North Berkshire Hero. See more photos here.  NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The Northern Berkshire Community Coalition on Friday celebrated 36 years...
Northern Berkshire United Way Salutes Three for 'Spirit of Caring'
Stacy Parsons was this year's Spirit of the Future recipient. She was presented the award by last year's winner, David Moresi. See more photos here.   NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The Northern Berkshire United...
Berkshire Immigrant Center Celebrates 25 Years
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Berkshire Immigrant Center is celebrating 25 years of providing vital services to local immigrants. BIC was founded in 1997 by the Jewish Federation of the Berkshires to resettle Russian refugees and, in October...
NBUW's Spirit of Caring Awards Being Held in Person
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Northern Berkshire United Way is hosting the 4th annual Spirit of Caring Awards on Thursday, June 9, from 5 to 7 p.m. at 3 West Events in the Norad Mill.  This will be the first time since 2019 that the...
Berkshire Nonprofit Awards Recognize Work of Seven Individuals
Jerry Burke of Hillcrest Educational Centers responds to his Lifetime Achievement Award in this screenshot.  PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Seven individuals were recognized for their outstanding work in the nonprofit community...
Berkshire United Way Thanks Donors During Live United Community...
Jewish Federation of the Berkshires was presented with Berkshire United way's Robert K. Agar Jr. Volunteerism Award. DALTON, Mass. — Berkshire United Way held its "Live United Community Celebration" for the...
BUW Names Former North Adams Mayor Bernard as New President
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Former North Adams Mayor Thomas Bernard has been named president and chief executive officer of the Berkshire United Way.    He replaces Candace Winkler, who stepped down in August after about 18 months...
Abbott Memorial School Donates to Al Nelson Friendship Center
FLORIDA, Mass. —  Abbott Memorial School donated 1,508 items to the Al Nelson Friendship Center Food Pantry in North Adams as part of its Project 351 Food Drive.   "The outpouring of support to help others through...
North Adams Food Drive Collects Half-Ton for Friendship Center Food...
Volunteers Robert Dubreuil, left, Franklin Risatti and coordinator Richard Davis stack boxes of food at the food pantry on Monday.  NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The annual citywide food drive has collected a half-ton of...
RSVP's Wheels for Wellness Seeks More Volunteers
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A rather new volunteer community car ride service operated by the Berkshire County Retired Senior Volunteer Program has been well received and needs more drivers to support its mission. Wheels for Wellness has given...
Berkshire Artists Raise Money for Elf Program
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — A number of local artists raised nearly $800 for the Berkshire Community Action Council's Elf Program.    The benefit art show and reception was held recently at Gramercy Bistro on Water Street....
Berkshire Money Management Donates $25K in Food to Thanksgiving...
Harris puts in manual labor to bring the produce and other foods into South Congregational Church.   PITTSFIELD, Mass. — About 1,600 local families will have turkey day feasts on the table thanks to a collaboration...
Toys For Tots Sparking Joy for Children in Need This Holiday
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Around 190 Toys For Tots boxes will be scattered around the county this holiday season to deliver joy to children in need. The toy collection effort accepts new, unwrapped toys for ages newborn to 14 years old in the...
New Crafters Connection Will Aid Northern Berkshire Community
The shop will offer the creations of a variety of local crafters. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — It started with a desire to help people who lost their homes in a fire.    Now Berkshire Helping Hands is branching...
Operation Warm Returns Again to Share the Warmth
Coats were bagged up and ready to hand out to families.  NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — More than 400 area children will have warm coats this winter thanks to the efforts of Operation Warm.    This community...
BFAIR Raises $3,900 with Wild Oats Market Partnership
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Wild Oats donated $3,900 to BFAIR through its Round Up for Change Program. These monies will directly support individuals with disabilities.   "We are humbled by the generosity that we received during...
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