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Northern Berkshire United Way Holding Annual Awards Celebration

The celebration will recognizes individuals in the community for their length and breadth of service to Northern Berkshire United Way, its network, and the overall Northern Berkshire community.

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Gillette Carnival Returns to Berkshire Mall For 8th Year

Back in the 1940s, the Gillettes would set up and run carnivals all around Pontoosuc Lake. The brothers Jules, Art and Gene started up the Gillette Carnival in 1947 and it has grown to be a family affair. While it takes the family throughout the northeast throughout the summer they always start the year at home.

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Potluck Supper to Support Williamstown Farm After February Fire

Family and friends of Peter Phelps, owner of the South Williamstown farm, will hold a potluck supper and fundraiser for Sweet Brook at First Congregational Church from 6 to 9 p.m.

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Second Wine Tasting Scheduled to Support Pittsfield Educators

Seven school teachers were able to hone their craft over the summer in ways they previously wouldn't have been able to. One took courses on how to better teach children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, another to bolster literacy, another to work deeper with curriculum, another learned to speak Spanish to communicate better. The seven teachers were all given grants to attend conferences or classes by the Pittsfield Education Foundation.

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Holiday Party at The Adams Ale House Benefits Santa Fund

The tavern will host a dance party to help Berkshire County get into the holiday spirit, offer prizes and help brighten Christmas for children in need.

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Berkshire Bank, Nonprofit Build Beds for Berkshire Children

There are a lot of challenges for a family just moving into stabilized housing. Perhaps one of the most overlooked challenges is the cost of providing beds for the children. That's why in 2012 the Massachusetts Coalition for Homeless started a "Build a Bed" program aimed to have corporate sponsors build free beds for children across the state.

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Abbott School Dessert Auction Raises Funds for Charity

Half of the proceeds will go to the Berkshire Humane Society and half to the Al Nelson Friendship Center food pantry.

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Caleb Jacobbe's Memory Honored with Annual Poker Tourney

On Saturday, a record 61 players participated in the event, which also features a raffle and 50/50 to help raise money for the Caleb Jacobbe Foundation.

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Bright Ideas Will Host Benefit for Puerto Rico

Puerto Rican native Zorelly Cepeda Derieux watched Hurricane Maria devastate her home on the news from North Adams in September and inspired by her brother's actions, harnessed the power of the local arts and business community to help bring relief to the commonwealth.

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Northern Berkshire United Way Sets Annual Campaign Goal

And, of course, the biggest one of all: $470,000. That number represents the campaign goal, which is a 5.8 percent increase - or $26,000 - over last year's goal, campaign co-chairs Dianne Cutillo and Bernie Pinsonnault announced on Friday.

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Area artists rally to support the Berkshire Immigrant Center

Ceramic artist Stephanie Boyd, one of the event organizers, was inspired after a recent mini-fundraiser she held on Facebook shortly after the events at Charlottesville, Va. She made six mugs, posted them for $100 each with the intent of donating 100 percent to the Southern Poverty Law Center. She sold out within a few hours. The success of that project led her to create something larger to benefit a local organization.

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