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"It is a safeguard for the educational system." — Churchill Cotton
Holiday Hours: Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving will be observed on Thursday, Nov. 27.
Holiday Raffle to Benefit Berkshire County Arc, NAMI Berkshire County
The cost to purchase a ticket is $5, and the prize is a $1,000 gift card from Best Buy.
Watch What You Eat to Avoid ER This Thanksgiving
Dee Dee Rintoul, director of the Emergency Department at Fairview Hospital in Great Barrington, said the most common reason for Thanksgiving ER visits are indigestion and gall bladder issues from all the rich food.
'Breakfast With Santa' Set for Dec. 7
Children receive a Scholastic Book, Pittsfield Suns Ticket, Hot Harry’s Kids Meal, Bouncy House Pass and CyberStation Tokens.
Williams PTO holding BJ's Fundraiser
In addition, BJ’s will donate $5 per application to the William Elementary School PTO.
MLK Jr. Day Committee Seeks Nominations for 2015 Peacemaker Award
In general, the Peacemaker Award recognizes persons who have a history of working with people and/or neighborhoods and communities to provide for greater tolerance, understanding, and caring.
Volunteer Matter of Balance Coaches Needed
Matter of Balance is an evidence based program designed to help older adults manage their concerns, fears and risks of falling and increase physical activity.
Cultural Pittsfield This Week: Nov. 26-Dec. 4
2014 Bazaars & Craft Fairs
The craft fair and bazaar listings will be updated regularly through the fall. Send information to email@example.com.
Pittsfield Installs 2014 Christmas Tree
"They've elected to have a veteran light it." — Rebecca Manship
Williamstown Looks into Signage to Boost Safety on Bee Hill Road
"Signs are not a panacea. ... We can festoon Bee HIll Road with signs." — Peter Fohlin
Liquor Licensee Limbo For Pittsfield's Polish Club
"Basically, they just want me to come to the [Licensing Board] meetings." — John H. Barrett
Mammography Screenings Resume in North Berkshire
"They are so happy to be back, so happy everything is being opened here." — Deb Corkins
PopCares Selling Christmas Trees Starting Nov. 29
All proceeds will benefit local people battling cancer.
Berkshire Food Project Serves Early Thanksgiving Dinner
"This is maybe their only Thanksgiving meal and then we are open tomorrow so they get to have leftovers." — Valerie Schwarz
Berkshire Arts & Tech School Celebrates Successes
"Just like we encourage our students to climb one mountain and look for another, that's what we do as a school." — Principal April West
MCLA Gallery 51 Presents Annual Affordable Art Show
Previously known as the “99 Cent! Show,” this year’s holiday art exhibit will feature affordable artwork created by professional – and mostly local – artists.
Pittsfield Committee Recommends Against School Budget Law
"It nags at me that I can't find a community that's adopted this." — Council President Melissa Mazzeo
Holiday Farmers Market Freshens Up Williamstown
"This place is hopping today." &mdashl Kate Swift
Pittsfield Manufacturer Celebrates Growth In New Facility
"Contrary to popular belief, manufacturing is alive and well, and we're a very good example of that." — Tony Liporace
Adams Man Starting Organization to Target Animal Abuse
"They dont have a voice and it is up to us to protect them — they deserve it." — Roy Thompson
Williamstown Housing Trust Asked to Help With Cable Mills Bond
"We have a bunch of unknowns at this point."— Thomas Sheldon
North Adams Workers, Students Donate 800 Pounds of Food to Pantry
"Any help from the community is appreciated and is important to us. Our members, they're grateful for anything we will offer them." — Kevin Tyree
Pittsfield Parks Light Up With Memorial, Holiday Events
"It is the largest candle-lighting ceremony on the globe." — Robin Burnell