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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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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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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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Berkshires Beat: VanSant Honored as 2018 Unsung Hero

State Sen. Adam Hinds nominated VanSant for this recognition because of her leadership in the Berkshires on matters of diversity, cultural competence and coalition building for justice and equity.

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Berkshires Beat: Tickets on Sale for Lions Circus

The Dalton Lions Club are now selling tickets for its annual circus, the 25th year it has brought America's oldest performing art to Dalton.

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Berkshires Beat: CATA Publishes First Book

CATA celebrates the release with a Book Launch event at the CATA Studio in Great Barrington on Tuesday, June 12, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

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Berkshires Beat: Clark Acquires Guillaume Guillon Lethière Masterpiece

The Clark Art Institute has acquired "Brutus Condemning His Sons to Death," an important early work by neoclassical French artist Guillaume Guillon Lethière (1760–1832), marking a significant addition to its permanent collection.

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Berkshires Beat: Roots Rising Enters New Phase

Effective immediately, Roots Rising will become a program of Alchemy Initiative, with Berkshire Botanical Garden stepping aside as a program partner.

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Berkshires Beat: BCC First in Massachusetts, Third in United States in Recycling Contest

The year marked BCC's 10th year of participation in the annual RecycleMania competition. The college has improved its waste diversion rate by 42.79 percent since 2009 and has a goal of zero waste by the year 2020.

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Berkshires Beat: Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants Hosts Lenox Students

The conference included interactive accounting exercises and workshops, discussions about accounting careers and CPA services, information about college programs and student life, and a networking lunch with college students, faculty and CPA practitioners.

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Berkshires Beat: Sen. Hinds Reads Aloud to Young Children in Pittsfield

Dr. Dempsey participates in Reach Out and Read, a program that prescribes books and reading aloud to give young children a foundation that is crucial for success.

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Berkshires Beat: Thermal Cameras Available at the Milne Library

The cameras were donated to the library by Williamstown Girl Scout Troop 12940 and the Williamstown COOL Committee.

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Berkshires Beat: Berkshire OLLI Set to Kick Off Spring Semester

OLLI courses are designed especially by and for people 50 years and older, but everyone is invited to join and attend.

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Berkshires Beat: PCTV to Air PSAs for 29 Nonprofits

With the high cost of media production, many of these organizations had not been able to achieve their outreach goals and thus, the objective of PCTV creating an annual donation of its professional production capabilities.

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Berkshires Beat: NAMI Berkshire County Raises $15,000 at Cupcake Wars

All proceeds support the programs of NAMI Berkshire County, which provides information, referrals, classes, workshops, support groups and advocacy to family members and caregivers of people living with mental illnesses throughout Berkshire County.

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Berkshires Beat: Rockwell Museum Hosts Student Exhibit 'Reimagining The Four Freedoms'

"Reimagining The Four Freedoms" will display original artworks, created in a variety of mediums, by high school students from the Capital District of New York State

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Berkshires Beat: SVC Receives Gift to Support Nursing Scholarships

The deadline to apply for the scholarship will be March 30, 2018, with mid-April decisions and notifications to applicants. In addition to meeting scholarship requirements, students applying for the BSN program must first meet admission requirements.

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Berkshires Beat: Grazie, Mingo's Take Top Honors in Chowder Cook-off

Voters were asked to rank their top three favorite, though many just picked one. Competitors were awarded three points for every first-place mark, two points for each second-place mark, and one point for every third-place mark.

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Berkshires Beat: Final Steel Beam Placed on New Tanglewood Complex

Scheduled to open in summer 2019, the new four-building complex is being designed by William Rawn Associates, Architects, led by William Rawn and Cliff Gayley, and is the largest building project at Tanglewood since the construction of Ozawa Hall (1994), also designed by William Rawn Associates.

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Berkshires Beat: Berkshire Interfaith Organizing Adds New Group at Convention

BIO's newest member organization is Temple Anshe Amunim of Pittsfield; this brings the number of member groups to 18, spread around the county. They are joined by individual members of the group BIO Community Leaders. All work together to build strength within the community to address the root causes of struggles faced by many Berkshire neighbors, including hunger, transportation and the need for immigrant support.

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Berkshires Beat: Sports Teams Donate Blankets to Cancer Center

The blankets were given in honor of John Werner, who coached both the Castleton University softball and men’s soccer teams and who founded the LINAO movement. LINAO stands for "Losing Is Not An Option."

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Berkshires Beat: MCLA Recognized for 'Outstanding Energy and Environmental Efforts'

Over the past decade, MCLA's clean energy and sustainability initiatives resulted in a 19 percent reduction in campus greenhouse gas emissions – the equivalent of removing 232 cars from the road – despite a 14 percent growth in campus square footage.

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Berkshires Beat: Real Women Essay Contest Entries Sought

Founded in 1986, the Real Women Essay contest, invites Berkshire County students K-12 to participate by writing an essay, poem, scripted conversation, first-person monologue or journal recognizing a woman in their lives that has inspired them.

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Berkshires Beat: Mass MoCA Free for Berkshire County Residents Through Jan. 19

Since Mass MoCA’s inception, various campaigns have steered patrons to the galleries free of charge. Mass MoCA's annual Free Day, which typically falls during the winter season, waives admission to all museum-goers, attracting an influx of visitors. This year, Free Day falls on Saturday, Jan. 20.

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Berkshires Beat: Fairview Earns National Recognition as a Top Rural Hospital

This is Fairview's fifth year of being named a top rural hospital in America.

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