Participants should register for the Do-it-Yourself contest at ReStore, 399 Hubbard Ave., by March 25 to get their project materials and chance to win the grand prize, a $100 certificate to the ReStore.
The Fall Foliage Parade is in its 62nd year in 2017. This year the theme is "Magic in the Berkshires," inspired by everything magical going on in the Berkshires from Harry Potter on Mount Greylock to Fairies in Adams, and so much more.
To mark the 10th anniversary of the DownStreet Art program, BCRC will embark on an ambitious goal to commission 10 new projects, which will range from performances and murals to pop-up parks and community art projects.
Peeps of all ages are invited to make a diorama based on their favorite book or story. Dioramas are to be created out of your favorite Peeps treats. Extra credit may be given to those who deftly use puns in the concept or title. Contest entry forms/rules are available at Ventfort Hall.
Jackson joins illustrator Barry Moser and the Northampton Jazz Workshop. Recipients will be celebrated at the ninth annual Arts & Humanities Awards Celebration on May 24 at the Log Cabin in Holyoke. Tickets are available at NEPR.net. Proceeds support the programs and services of New England Public Radio.
Both organizations have a long history of supporting their communities through charitable giving and going forward will be no exception. Wheeler & Taylor will license the GoodWorks Insurance charitable-giving program to continue to support local organizations and charities in Massachusetts.
Shop this month's Downtown Pittsfield Farmers Marketfor fresh, local and seasonal fruits and vegetables, pasture-raised meats, eggs, cheese, bread and baked goods, wine, coffee, artisan goods and more from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. at The Boys & Girls Club, located at 16 Melville St.
Community registration for the Walk with Me program is Tuesday, March 28, beginning at 10 a.m. sharp on the iBerkshires website. Up to 2,400 people from the community, formed as teams of between two and 20 people each, will receive a free step counter and be able to log-in to a step-reporting site on iBerkshires in order to participate in the six week walking program.
Last year more than 77,000 gallons of maple syrup was produced and Massachusetts maple producers' sales each year contribute more than $6 million to the commonwealth's economy. The maple industry employs more than 1,000 workers and Massachusetts sugar makers steward more than 15,000 acres of woodland.
Great Barrington firefighters installed smoke and CO detectors in 18 houses throughout town as part of the American Red Cross Home Fire Preparedness Campaign, which aims to reduce the number of deaths and injuries from fires by 25 percent by 2020.
Fortunately, Saroo is too young to be afflicted with this rabid pessimism currently masquerading as populism. Fully in survival mode and still blessed with that idealism that distinguishes us from the savage beast, he traverses the landscape of India. We are aghast as the harrowing journey, based on a true story, thrashes our sensibilities. Bouncing from one train car to another and walking miles across inhospitable geography, it is heinous that this child must use his intuition to evade those d
This MHS production stars sophomore Ainsley Schuth as family patriarch Gomez Addams; senior Josie Dorsey as his wife, Morticia Addams; junior Olivia Kinne of Pittsfield as Wednesday Addams; and freshwoman Olivia Finston-Fox of Monterey as Lucas Beineke.
Students in the program, who range in age from 14 to 27, are asked to write business plans that address gaps in the local economy, meeting needs for basic goods and services that we are currently importing to the region.
This groundbreaking ensemble is designed for a two- fold purpose: first, a reach out to our elementary school population, utilizing theater arts as both an educational tool for growth, and second, as a service troupe for the wider community.
Staff from the nonprofit Center for EcoTechnology will describe the Drive Green with Mass Energy program, which was launched in November by nonprofit Mass Energy Consumers Alliance (Mass Energy) and runs through Feb. 28. Drivers will be able to buy or lease cars at significant discounts below standard pricing.
The 6th annual 10x10 Upstreet Arts Festival participants and locations include Barrington Stage Company, the Beacon Cinema, Berkshire Athenaeum & Berkshire Historical Society, Berkshire Art Association, Berkshire International Film Festival (BIFF), Berkshire Museum, Berkshire Running Center, Berkshire Yoga Dance & Fitness, Dottie's Coffee Lounge, Jacob's Pillow Dance, and Word X Word.
Celebrating the fifth year for this popular event, this innovative opportunity for child-directed play is included with regular museum admission and is available daily from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and noon to 3 p.m. on Sundays. "Ten Days of Play" is part of Pittsfield's 10x10 Upstreet Arts Festival.
Participants should photograph people being active in Bennington County and its surrounding communities. Examples of activities participants may photograph include hiking, biking, running, or team sports. Entrants can submit photos for consideration electronically through April 1.
An exciting opportunity to perform on the Pillow's iconic outdoor stage, the Chance to Dance contest is a viewer-selected online competition that allows the public, peers, and fans of artists to vote on their inclusion in the Inside/Out Performance Series for Festival 2017.
It gets you thinking what you might have done, and wondering if you ever passed up such a seemingly divine signal. For when Kroc, the heretofore unsuccessful milkshake blender salesman, receives an order for not one but six blenders from San Bernardino's Dick and Mac McDonald, he isn't content to take the paltry commission. Nope, he gets out the map and makes a beeline for that first McDonald's eatery — a clean, shining example of gastronomic efficiency.
The first public engagement session about a needle exchange program is scheduled for Tuesday.
The city is considering authorizing a needle exchange program to operate in the city and the Board of Health was close to voting to give that authorization last month. But, the board decided to hold off and in conjunction with the mayor's office launch a series of public sessions to gain additional feedback and inform citizens about the program.
Offices on the May 9 annual town election ballot will be two selectmen for three-year terms, one elementary School Committee member for a three-year term, two library trustees for three-year terms, one Housing Authority member for a five-year term, and one Planning Board member for a five-year term.
Landmark Credit Union and Greylock Federal Credit Union will merge this April, bringing together the financial institutions that once serviced workers in two of the county's largest employers.
Landmark members were notified of the upcoming merger by letter last week that the credit union's board had unanimously agreed to merge with Greylock on April 30.
Once again, this year's event will benefit the Southwestern Vermont Regional Cancer Center in Bennington, part of Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC). The Cancer Center will receive the entire $20 lift ticket cost as a donation.
Participating schools include: BART Charter School, Berkshire School, Berkshire Waldorf School, Drury High School, Lee High School, Lenox Memorial High School, Monument Mountain Regional High School, Mount Everett Regional High School, and Wahconah Regional High School.
Bakeries from throughout Berkshire County – including Linda's Pastries, Cakewalk Bakery & Cafe, and Gimme Some Sugar– will compete for the best cupcake in the following categories: Best Tasting, Best Presentation, Most Creative Use of Theme and People's Choice.
US News evaluated more than 15,000 skilled nursing facilities nationwide, across each state and in 100 major metropolitan areas. Just over 2,000 nursing homes earned the designation as a US News Best Nursing Home.
The summit begins at 7 p.m. featuring Anastasia Stanmeyer, Berkshire Magazine editor,aas moderator and panelist. Eugenie Sills, founder of Womens Times and principal of TWT Media, and Jenn Smith of the Berkshire Eagle, also will participate on the panel.
Ladies First is a free program funded through the Vermont Department of Health. Most Vermont women are eligible, even if they have insurance. Benefits include those for prevention, screening, diagnostic testing and more.
The show will feature Philadelphia native Dave Temple. Temple has been recently featured on Live at Gotham on national television. He is said to "bring an unadulterated view on life and his immediate surroundings with a poignancy that is unparalleled and leaves every single audience in stitches."
The community meetings, titled "There Ought to be a Law," will allow citizens to share ideas about local and district issues, state government, and legislation – particularly what laws should exist and what laws, if any, should be repealed.
Fifth grade classes from both public and private schools across the commonwealth are encouraged to participate in the annual Arbor Day Poster Contest by having the students create posters highlighting this year's theme, and then hosting a school poster contest. The winning poster from each school can then be submitted to the agency for review.
The committee also has kicked off the fundraising drive for the 2017 parade. The committee is looking for corporate sponsors, small businesses and Berkshire County residents to help reach this year's goal of $85,000. Individual and corporate donation forms are also available on the website. Individuals may elect to donate online via Pay Pal.
The ride course, with options for all abilities ranging from 10 to 100 miles, will include gourmet aid stations at several Berkshire County farms where cyclists will sample chef-prepared food made from each farm’s ingredients.
David Shaker, a lifelong North Adams resident now retired and living in Boca Raton, Fla., was recognized on the jumbotron at Saturday's Boston Bruins-Florida Panthers game as part of the Panthers' "Heroes Among Us" program.
The amount raised by the Pittsfield Ninety Nine, located at 699 Merrill Road, was the eighth highest of the 106 Ninety Nine stores participating in fundraising efforts for their local Boys & Girls Clubs.
BFAIR offers assistance to adults living with developmental disabilities, children with autism, elders in their homes, men and women who have an acquired brain injury, providing services in their facilities, in individual homes, in businesses throughout the Berkshires.
All lessons will take place simultaneously in seven different time zones - 9 a.m. Alaska time, 10 a.m. Pacific time, 11 a.m. Mountain time, noon Central time, 1 p.m. Eastern time, 2 p.m. Atlantic time and 2:30 Newfoundland time (with the last two time zones in Canada only).
In all fairness, Franco's billionaire dolt is occasionally enamoring by virtue of the innocence his lady fair assures lies just beneath his crude eccentricity. His caricature absurdity is even funny here and there. But he lacks the intriguing amiability we like to ascribe our fictional idiot savants.
Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, Timothy's Restaurant committed to donate 10 percent of their food sales on Wednesday and Thursday nights to the locally run program. They also invested in advertising to promote the opportunity.
Through a cooperation among the American Cancer Society, Vermont Blueprint for Health, Vermont Quit Partners, and Southwestern Vermont Medical Center, local women can attend a special class designed just for them.
The product, unveiled earlier this month, is named in memory of the Old Inn’s beloved mascot, Chapman, a rescue hound who cheerfully greeted guests and diners for many years before passing away of old age in August.
"ABC" stands for "A Better Community," echoing the sale's commitment to recycling clothing and household linens, and their mission to benefit local charitable organizations that serve at-risk families and youth and address hunger, poverty and inequality in Northern Berkshire communities.
Forecasts from the National Weather Service for late Thursday night and early Friday morning include low temperatures between 10 degrees above zero and 5 degrees below zero and wind chill values expected to be cold as 15 to 25 degrees below zero.
Their products are organic, non-toxic, vegan, and certified cruelty-free by Leaping Bunny. The Williamstown natives feature an anti-aging line using the highest quality oils. More information can be found on their website.
The award states: "In a remarkable debut novel, Ali Benjamin seamlessly infuses realistic fiction with well-researched factual information to produce a masterful and honest look at how one young person deals with the feelings of grief and guilt that follow a tragedy."
Conceived by Wilco and inaugurated in 2010, Solid Sound will again present Wilco as hosts and headliners and will feature an eclectic, Wilco-selected musical lineup of indie, rock, jazz, and more, as well as performances by Wilco members' side-projects.
The meeting attracted high schoolers from Northampton and West Springfield, college students from various campuses and young professionals eager to encourage a rising generation of citizens to participate in public policy and run for office.
Residents residing within zip codes beginning with "012" should bring a government-issued ID or a utility bill with current address (and picture ID) when visiting the museum on the aforementioned dates
The seminar attracted over 100 nonprofit and business leaders from Massachusetts, Connecticut and New York to learn about the collective impact model from John Kania and regional colleagues who are implementing the principles and practices inherent to this approach.
These new additions are open just in time for Black Friday at Lee Premium Outlets. The Outlets will open at 6 a.m. this year on Nov. 25. This is a change from midnight openings in years past but will still allow shoppers to both enjoy Thanksgiving and get an early start on shopping for Black Friday deals.
According to the Massachusetts Department of Fire Services, cooking was the leading cause of residential fire injuries in 2015, resulting in four civilian deaths, 80 civilian injuries, 30 firefighter injuries and an estimated $10 million in property damage.
Members of the community, schools, churches, local businesses and community organizations are invited to purchase miniature artificial trees for $7 each to decorate and contribute to the showcase and raffle or for personal use.
Voting ends on Nov. 21 for a 2017 music series. The public is invited to support this effort to fund a second round of concerts in Colegrove Park next year. Voters can sign up to vote online. In addition, the public can help spread the word by tagging their social media posts with #LevittAMPNA.
Widely regarded as the unofficial kickoff of the holiday season in the Berkshires, the annual event will feature more than 100 dazzling decorated trees, bedecked in film world finery, reflecting this year's movie theme.