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United Way Ends 'Day of Caring' With Dance Party

Hundreds of people shook it up on the dance floor at Hancock Shaker Village on Friday night. The dance party Friday night capped of the Berkshire United Way's Day of Caring during which dozens go businesses found ways to donated to the organization's childhood literacy efforts. Further, 50 book houses were installed all over the county as a mini lending library.

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Bridging The Gap Fundraising Event This Weekend

The Salvation Army will hold a Craft Fair and Silent Auction this Saturday to benefit the Bridging the Gap program. Program Director Carole Hilderbrand said because of funding cuts, the Salvation Army's after-school programs for North Adams and Pittsfield teens who have been involved in the court system or who have displayed at-risk behavior, is at risk itself.

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Gala Planned to Raise Funds For Springside Park Improvements

There are big, bold plans for the future of Springside Park and the nonprofit Springside Park Conservancy is looking to raise funds to start work. On July 1, the conservancy is hold a gala featuring music, food, and cash bar as the first fundraiser for improvements to the park. The event is $30 will all of the funds going toward improvements eyed in the newly adopted master plan.

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MAC Treasures Aims to Re-Open in North Adams

MAC Treasures is a donation-based tag sale that helps support the Minerva Arts Center, which provides performing arts opportunities to students in Northern Berkshire County.

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Annual Humane Race Set for Saturday

The annual Humane Race scheduled for this Saturday has been raising critical funds for the Berkshire Humane Society for 14 years. Hundreds of dogs (and owners) take off each year from Water Street for a fun run and walk and that ends at the finish line on Spring Street.

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Greylock After-Prom Auction Features 82 Items

If you did not catch last weekend's fund-raiser for the Mount Greylock After Prom program, you are in luck. There is plenty of time to get in on the action as more than 80 items are up for grabs in a charity auction to benefit the post-prom festivities.

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Empty Bowl Dinner to Raise Funds for Berkshire Food Project

For a $30 donation, guests can come to the First Congregational Church on Main Street and sample all these soups (including other interesting-sounding varieties like Tomato Cabbage and and Red Clam With Sausage), eaten in bowls created and donated by local potters bowls that the guests then get to take home with them "as a constant reminder" that not everyone in the community has enough to eat.

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Adams Conservation Commission Lifts Cease-Work Order on Coal & Grain Site

The Conservation Commission lifted the cease-work order on the former Hoosac Valley Coal and Grain property and determined the project is exempt from the Massachusetts Rivers Protection Act. The commission revisited Thursday the town's improper demolition of two building at the site and determined that it would have deemed the demolition acceptable.

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Williams Lego Challenge 'Bridges' Math, MLK, Charity

Last year it was a sturdy Star Destroyer, this year it was a fragile bridge across the massive fireplace in the Paresky Center. The building of the Lego Bridge on Jan. 18 was one of the focal points of the Williams College Winter Study course "The Mathematics of Lego Bricks," taught by associate math professor Steven Miller. The course often includes a time challenge.

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6th Annual Cop On Top Returns To Pittsfield Walmart This Weekend

"It is the first time in six years we have two good days of weather." — Darren Derby.

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Two Fundraisers Planned For Local Girl's Walk to Cure Diabetes Team

Noelle's Belles is the team of Williamstown fourth-grader Noelle Dravis, who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes five years ago at the age of 4.

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Bidding Opens For Adams' Great Chair Auction

"I can't wait to bid on a chair myself ... for the office." — Tony Mazzucco