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North Adams Happenings: Dec. 12-18

Brought to you by: MCLA's Berkshire Cultural Resource Center and the North Adams Office of Tourism & Community Events

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Holiday Events and Tree Lightings 2018

'Tis the season to be merry and bright. Planning a holiday event? Let us know at iberkshires.com. Visit our Holiday Bazaars and Craft Fairs list for holiday craft fairs.

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Berkshires Beat: SVHC Celebrates Putnam Nursing School Alumni

The event marked the 70th anniversary of the first graduating class of the school. Throughout its 50-year tenure, the school graduated more than 800 nurses.

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Cultural Pittsfield This Week: Dec. 7-13

Enjoy 16 different art shows featuring work by more than three dozen accomplished regional artists in Pittsfield's bustling Upstreet Cultural District during the First Friday Artswalk, and all month long! In most venues, artists will be present from 5-8 p.m. A free guided tour begins at 5 p.m. at the Intermodal Center @ BRTA, 1 Columbus Ave.

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North Adams Happenings: Dec. 5-11

Brought to you by: MCLA's Berkshire Cultural Resource Center and the North Adams Office of Tourism & Community Events

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Hinds Sets Community Outreach Events for December

The senator's staff will be available to meet with constituents in the communities of Clarksburg and Conway for this month's staff office hours on Wednesday, Dec. 12, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Last month's scheduled office hours in Clarksburg had to be postponed to December.

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Cultural Pittsfield This Week: Nov. 30-Dec. 6

Also, stop by Hancock Shaker Village, whose gift shop is filled to the brim with new merchandise for the season.

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North Adams Happenings: Nov. 28-Dec. 4

Brought to you by: MCLA's Berkshire Cultural Resource Center and the North Adams Office of Tourism & Community Events

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Berkshires Beat: Berkshire Humane Society Offering '100 Cats for Christmas' Program

Appointments will be scheduled during the month of December. All cats and kittens will be dropped off at predesignated locations to be announced.

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Biz Briefs: Pine Cobble School, Northshire Bookstore to Host Book Fair

Books will be sorted into categories, with selections for very young children, picture books, early chapter books, middle grade books, young adult, adult fiction, and a few specialty books. All will be gift-worthy. Twenty percent of all proceeds will go to Pine Cobble's library.

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Cultural Pittsfield This Week: Nov. 23-29

Support your local small business owners on Saturday, November 24 and be part of a national effort to highlight these shops each year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Look for special deals throughout Downtown Pittsfield and get a jump on your holiday shopping list!

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Holiday Hours: Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving will be observed on Thursday, Nov. 22.

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Berkshires Beat: CATA's North Adams Exhibit Features A.R.T. Technique

The paintings will be accompanied by an installation of three-dimensional, hanging "CATApillars," which were constructed by Berkshire county students with disabilities.

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Cultural Pittsfield This Week: Nov. 16-22

Be among the first to see this year's chart-topping Festival of Trees, Often Heard, featuring more than 100 dazzling, decorated holiday trees, each depicting a popular song. Join your friends and neighbors to discover the song behind every tree, savor delicious appetizers and drinks, and enjoy exciting surprises.

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Great American Smokeout Set For Nov. 15

Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of cancer death in the United States, accounting for 29 percent of all cancer deaths. In fact, smoking cigarettes kills more Americans than alcohol, car accidents, HIV, guns and illegal drugs combined.

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North Adams Happenings: Nov. 14-20

Brought to you by: MCLA's Berkshire Cultural Resource Center and the North Adams Office of Tourism & Community Events

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Berkshires Beat: Vessels for Change Returns to Aid Immigrant Center

For a $100 donation to the Berkshire Immigrant Center, donors receive a one-of-a-kind handmade mug, locally brewed beer, and a celebration.

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Biz Briefs: Big Y Helps Fund Books for North Adams, Pittsfield Elementary Schools

The six elementary schools benefiting from this generous donation included Silvio O. Conte Community School, Morningside Community School and Crosby Elementary in Pittsfield and Brayton Elementary, Greylock Elementary and Colegrove Park Elementary in North Adams.

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Holiday Hours: Veterans Day

Veterans Day falls on Sunday, Nov. 11, but will be observed on Monday, Nov. 12, as a state and federal holiday.

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Cultural Pittsfield This Week: Nov. 9-16

The City of Pittsfield's annual Veterans Day Parade and Ceremony will begin at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11.

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Fall Festival Of Shakespeare Celebrates 30 Years

Beginning on Nov. 15, the four-day festival marks the culmination of the nine-week program that places Shakespeare & Company Education Artists in 10 high schools across Berkshire and Columbia counties. During the program, students explore creative thinking, teamwork and Shakespeare as they create a 90-minute fully-produced performance to be shared with their neighboring communities.

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North Adams Happenings: Nov. 7-13

Brought to you by: MCLA's Berkshire Cultural Resource Center and the North Adams Office of Tourism & Community Events

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Biz Briefs: Main Street Hospitality Branching Outside Massachusetts to Rhode Island

When completed in the spring of 2020, the $29 million development will include an 84-room boutique hotel to be managed by Main Street Hospitality, as well as a 4,000-square-foot restaurant and 3,000 square feet of retail space.

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Berkshires Beat: Two Firefighters Join Great Barrington Force

At the ceremony on Monday, Oct. 29, call firefighters Mike Bissaillon and Iovan DeRis graduated alongside call and volunteer firefighters from throughout Massachusetts.

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Food Drive to Benefit North Adams Food Pantry

Collection boxes decorated by students from the North Adams Public Schools will be available at City Hall, the North Adams Public Schools central office, the North Adams Public Library, the Mary Spitzer Center and the North Adams police and fire departments.

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Cultural Pittsfield This Week: Nov. 2-8

Enjoy more than a dozen different art shows featuring work by more than two dozen accomplished regional and student artists in Pittsfield's bustling Upstreet Cultural District during the First Friday Artswalk and all month long!

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North Adams Happenings: Oct. 31-Nov. 6

Brought to you by: MCLA's Berkshire Cultural Resource Center and the North Adams Office of Tourism & Community Events

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Berkshires Beat: Pittsfield Catholic Parishes Launch Campaign for Cemetery Repairs

The "Joining Together to honor our Past and Continue our Legacy" Campaign is seeking $1.2 million in order to undertake the needed restoration work at St. Joseph’s Cemetery.

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Cultural Pittsfield This Week: Oct. 26-Nov. 1

This year's Pittsfield Halloween Parade route will begin at 7 p.m. on Tyler Street, at the corner of Tyler and Smith Streets, and end at Woodlawn Avenue. Follow the link for information about road closures and parking bans before and during the parade festivities.

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Trick-or-Treat, Halloween Events 2018

Below is a list of towns holding trick-or-treat hours and/or events on Halloween.

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North Adams Happenings: Oct. 24-30

Brought to you by: MCLA's Berkshire Cultural Resource Center and the North Adams Office of Tourism & Community Events

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Berkshires Beat: Florida Couple Invests $500,000 in the Future of Gould Farm

The Bowlers' lead gift honors Ellen's father, the Rev. Hampton E. Price, who served as executive director from 1961-1972. During his tenure, Rev. Price transformed the farm's campus, systematized the work program, and brought into focus the therapeutic value of meeting together as a community.

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Cultural Pittsfield This Week: Oct. 19-25

Wear your cowboy hat and boots! The Hoedown for Hope fundraiser for Moments House will feature live music by Whiskey City and The Hotshot Hillbillies, line dancing with instruction by Cheryl Wendling, food, games, raffles, balloon magic with Bowey the Clown, face painting, a photo booth and more. 3-10 p.m. at the new Proprietor's Lodge (formerly the ITAM), 22 Waubeek Road.

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North Adams Happenings: Oct. 17-23

Brought to you by: MCLA's Berkshire Cultural Resource Center and the North Adams Office of Tourism & Community Events

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Registration, Early Voting Deadlines Set for Election Day

The last day to register to vote or change voting affiliation for the Nov. 6 state election is Wednesday, Oct. 17. ces.

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Flu Shot: Get the Vaccine to Protect You — And Those Around You

The flu vaccine has dramatic impacts on public health. However, since strains of the flu may vary from year to year, the vaccine must be received annually.

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North Adams Happenings: Oct. 10-16

Brought to you by: MCLA's Berkshire Cultural Resource Center and the North Adams Office of Tourism & Community Events

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Cultural Pittsfield This Week: Oct. 5-11

Enjoy more than a dozen different art shows featuring work by more than 50 accomplished regional and student artists in Pittsfield's bustling Upstreet Cultural District during the First Friday Artswalk, and all month long!

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Biz Briefs: Tunnel City Coffee Opens Fall Art Show

Sutro's abstracted realist paintings recall memories of existence among peaceful landscapes, while Osborn's macro-paintings delve into life at the cellular level, sharing the beauty of biology’s smallest divisions.

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North Adams Happenings: Oct. 3-9

Brought to you by: MCLA's Berkshire Cultural Resource Center and the North Adams Office of Tourism & Community Events

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Berkshires Beat: Albany Berkshire Ballet Receives Grant For 'Rockwell in Our Time'

The ballet is a multidisciplinary work inspired by Norman Rockwell's "Four Freedoms" that moves forward and backward in time reflecting World War II America and our current national reality.

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This Week in Williamstown: Sept. 27-Oct. 3

This weekend is the 63rd Annual Fall Foliage Parade in North Adams.

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Cultural Pittsfield This Week: Sept. 28-Oct. 4

Hancock Shaker Village will hold its 21st annual Country Fair on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. T

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Berkshires Beat: Children's Races Kick Off Fall Foliage Festival

Terry A La Berry & Friends delighted the crowd with popular children’s tunes before the 30 registered racers lined up for their races.

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North Adams Happenings: Sept. 26-Oct. 2

Brought to you by: MCLA's Berkshire Cultural Resource Center and the North Adams Office of Tourism & Community Events

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Biz Briefs: Humane Society Opening Second Catwalk Boutique

The shop specializes in affordable women’s clothing with an emphasis on designer and upscale labels, current styles, and contemporary fashion.

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This Week in Williamstown: Sept. 21-27

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Cultural Pittsfield This Week: Sept. 21-27

South Mountain Concerts presents the Juilliard String Quartet for an evening of classics and a world premiere by Lembit Beecher - "One Hundred Years Grows Shorter Over Time" - written for the Quartet in honor of the 100th anniversary of South Mountain Concerts. 3 p.m. $40.

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BerkshireWorks Marks National Employ Older Workers Week

In Berkshire County, 40 percent of the population is over the age of 50 and many are actively looking for employment opportunities both full and part time.

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North Adams Happenings: Sept. 18-25

Brought to you by: MCLA's Berkshire Cultural Resource Center and the North Adams Office of Tourism & Community Events

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Biz Briefs: Three Local Businesses To Be Celebrated For Growth

On Wednesday, Sept. 19, officials from the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center will celebrate three local small businesses that have received free counseling from the MSBDC and successfully acquired SBA financing to grow their business.

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Berkshires Beat: Berkshire Grown Sets 20th Annual Harvest Supper for Sept. 24

More than two dozen Berkshire Grown member chefs and local beverage producers will be on-hand. The chefs will be serving a wide selection of tastings - all featuring fresh ingredients from local farms.

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Cultural Pittsfield This Week: Sept. 14-20

September's 3rd Thursday is the last of the season and it's the annual Walk a Mile fundraiser for the Elizabeth Freeman Center! The walk kicks off at 6 p.m. from the Persip Park Stage.

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North Adams Happenings: Sept. 12-18

Brought to you by: MCLA's Berkshire Cultural Resource Center and the North Adams Office of Tourism & Community Events

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Berkshires Beat: SVMC Corridor Gallery Exhibits the Work of Bennington Murals Project

The exhibit is open to visitors daily from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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Biz Briefs: Greylock's Lee Wildcats Debit Card Generates $2,130 for School

Lee Middle and High School Principal Gregg M. Brighenti said the funds have been used to purchase furniture for the library, to fund students who couldn't afford school trips, to pay for two dinners the students served to senior citizens, and to buy a small cookie oven for the Lee High School booster clubs to use at games as a fundraiser for their programs.

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This Week in Williamstown: Sept. 8-14

Williams College celebrates the appointment of Maud S. Mandel as its 18th president with a formal induction ceremony on Saturday at 4 pm in Chapin Hall. This is a ticketed event, however you are invited to view the livestream of the Induction ceremony.

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Cultural Pittsfield This Week: Sept. 7-13

Enjoy more than a dozen different art shows featuring work by more than a dozen accomplished regional artists in Pittsfield's bustling Upstreet Cultural District during the First Friday Artswalk and all month long!

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North Adams Happenings: Sept. 5-11

Brought to you by: MCLA's Berkshire Cultural Resource Center and the North Adams Office of Tourism & Community Events

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This Week in Williamstown: Aug. 30-Sept. 7

Look outside the galleries and find a special demonstration by a visual artist working en plein air on the Clark’s campus.

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Cultural Pittsfield This Week: Aug. 31-Sept. 6

Back by popular demand! Come celebrate Labor Day with musical theater rabble rouser Joe Iconis and his family of supremely talented singers and musicians.

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North Adams Happenings: Aug. 29-Sept. 4

Brought to you by: MCLA's Berkshire Cultural Resource Center and the North Adams Office of Tourism & Community Events

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Berkshires Beat: Clinton Zion Church Seeking Proposals for Historic Preservation

The announcement is being sent to a list of recommended firms; women- and minority-owned firms are encouraged to submit proposals.

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Cultural Pittsfield This Week: Aug. 24-30

Celebrate the culmination of the Berkshire Music School Painted Piano Project. The pianos will all be on display on the lawn of the Berkshire Music School. Panels from the pianos will be up for auction with proceeds benefiting the Berkshire Music School. 5-7:30 p.m.

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North Adams Happenings: Aug. 22-28

Brought to you by: MCLA's Berkshire Cultural Resource Center and the North Adams Office of Tourism & Community Events

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Biz Briefs: Williamstown Contractor Named to Big50 Class of America' Top Remodelers

Jack Miller Contractors is a full-service general contractor building distinctive new homes and remodel projects in the Berkshires and Southern Vermont.

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Berkshires Beat: Williams Prepares to Welcome Class of 2022

The 540 students who make up the Williams College Class of 2022 will arrive on campus on Monday, Aug. 27, for First Days, their official orientation to the college.

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Cultural Pittsfield This Week: Aug. 17-23

Hancock Shaker Village hosts a brand-new kind of festival curated by musicians Anna & Elizabeth. The full-day fest will include a sing-a-long, movement and art-making workshops, a dance party and more. Festivities begin at 1:30 p.m. and go until late.

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North Adams Happenings: Aug. 15-21

Brought to you by: MCLA's Berkshire Cultural Resource Center and the North Adams Office of Tourism & Community Events

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Berkshires Beat: CPA Funds Helping Make Improvements in Pittsfield

The first year of CPA funding, totaling $433, 819.11, will support 11 projects in the categories of historic resources and open space/recreation.

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Biz Briefs: Berkshire Bank Unveils MyTeller Interactive Machines

Berkshire Bank is the first bank in Berkshire County to unveil MyTeller – the bank's new Interactive Teller Machine (ITM) technology – to its Berkshire County customers.

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Cultural Pittsfield This Week: Aug. 10-16

August's 3rd Thursday theme is "Touch a Truck" and will feature a concert with The Whiskey Treaty Roadshow!

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North Adams Happenings: Aug. 8-14

Brought to you by: MCLA's Berkshire Cultural Resource Center and the North Adams Office of Tourism & Community Events

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Berkshires Beat: Mayor's Fitness Challenge Winners Announced

The 2018 Mayors' Fitness Challenge was a huge success.

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Biz Briefs: Guido's Fresh Marketplace Brothers Named Members of the Year

The Masieros now operate Guido's Fresh Marketplace at two locations in the Berkshires: 1020 South St. in Pittsfield and 760 South Main St. in Great Barrington.

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Senators Hinds Sets Town Hall Forum in Pittsfield

State Sen. Adam G. Hinds, D-Pittsfield, will host a town hall-style public forum on Monday, Aug. 20, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room of the Ralph Froio Senior Center at 330 North St.

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Cultural Pittsfield This Week: Aug. 3-9

Enjoy more than a dozen different art shows featuring work by more than a dozen accomplished regional artists in Pittsfield's bustling Upstreet Cultural District during the First Friday Artswalk and all month long!

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Berkshires Beat: WAM Theatre Names Fall Beneficiaries at Gala

Gala participants were the first to learn the identity of the nonprofits that will benefit from WAM's fall production of "Ann."

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WordXWord Festival Kicks Off in Pittsfield

Celebrating home-grown poetry and spoken word, as well as the work of visiting artists, the festival includes poetry and story slams - including the second annual invitational team poetry slam; themed events; a haiku competition; a day supporting and celebrating the voices of youth poets; outdoor events; and WordXWord's own twist on the celebration of Leonard Bernstein's 100th birthday.

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World Breastfeeding Week: Support Nursing Mothers

Support for breastfeeding in the United States and around the world has continued to mount in recent decades. Massachusetts has one of the highest rates of breastfeeding in the United States, and our own community's hospitals, medical providers and family support programs recognize nursing's benefits.

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North Adams Happenings: July 25-31

Brought to you by: MCLA's Berkshire Cultural Resource Center and the North Adams Office of Tourism & Community Events

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Barrington Stage Youth Theatre Presents 'James and the Giant Peach'

Featuring a wickedly tuneful score and a witty and charming book, this is an adventurous musical about courage and self-discovery.

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Berkshires Beat: Disability Innovator to Give Jacob's Pillow Performance

They will present a mixed program of solo and duet works celebrating wheeled movement, using wooden ramp wedges designed by Massachusetts artist and design researcher Sara Hendren.

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Cultural Pittsfield This Week: July 20-26

The Whitney Center for the Arts presents a concert with Xicana singer-songwriter Diana Alvarez, singer-songwriter Pamela Means and poet/playwright Nicole M. Young. 8 p.m. $15.

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'Lempicka,' 'Anthracite Fields' Roll Into North County

While that might require a bit of a drive for those coming from farther south, I believe it will be worth it as you discover a brand new musical and a masterwork that combines elements of folk, rock and classical.

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North Adams Happenings: July 18-24

Brought to you by: MCLA's Berkshire Cultural Resource Center and the North Adams Office of Tourism & Community Events

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Biz Briefs: Study Says Kripalu Generates $64M in Economic Activity

A new study conducted by the Williams College Center for Creative Community Development has found the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health has a strong economic impact on the Berkshires, surrounding Western Massachusetts communities, and the state of Massachusetts as a whole.

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Berkshires Beat: Adaptive Water Program to Hold Clinic at Camp Russell

This collaboration will provide the opportunity for these youth to take part in adaptive skiing which puts no limits on who can go into the water.

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Review: 'Hair' is a Must See

This production of "Hair" is far more than good. It is astonishing! The unbelievable energy of the 15-member cast not only brings that troubling and exciting time of our history to life on the stage, it reawakens our spirits and our souls. We want to get on the stage to dance and protest with them.

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North Adams Happenings: July 11-17

Brought to you by: MCLA's Berkshire Cultural Resource Center and the North Adams Office of Tourism & Community Events

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Berkshires Beat: Kids Place Hosts Annual Jimmy Bernardo Memorial Ride

Jimmy's Ride will start at Berkshire County Kids Place once again this year.

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Review: Bernstein Goes to 'Town' at Tanglewood

The performance took place at Tanglewood on the evening of July 7 before a huge, enthusiastic audience. It was part of this summer's Bernstein 100 birthday celebration. Even the weather was in the cool, comfortable 60s.

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SVHC Gathers Evidence for World-Record Submission

Currently, the Southwestern Vermont Health Care team is gathering evidence necessary to present the event for inclusion in the Guinness Book of World Records.

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North Adams Happenings: July 4-10

Brought to you by: MCLA's Berkshire Cultural Resource Center and the North Adams Office of Tourism & Community Events

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Biz Briefs: Mack Molding Gives $5 Million to SVMC ER Project

The gift constitutes the largest in the health system’s history since Henry W. Putnam, Sr. bequeathed the Bennington public water system for the construction of this community hospital over 100 years ago.

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Berkshires Beat: Community Access to the Arts Show Celebrates Creativity

"I Am A Part of Art" showcases more than 200 original works of art, representing more than 125 artists with disabilities.

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Holiday Hours: Independence Day

Independence Day will be celebrated Wednesday, July 4. It is a federal holiday.

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