Berkshire South Regional Community Center is recognizing Robin McGraw at its "Celebrating a Hero" gala on Aug. 18.
Both McGraw and his wife, Elizabeth "Buzz" Hayes, continue to generously support many human service, health care, educational and medical research organizations and initiatives.
This past sunny Saturday, 10 teams were preparing to play at Stamford Valley Golf Course in the 8th annual Drury High School Alumni Golf Tournament.
The annual tourney grew out of a class reunion nearly a decade ago that has since raised thousands of dollars to help the North Adams, Mass., high school.
The event is sponsored by the Drury class of 1973, said Nancy Bullett, a founder and organizer, and includes alumni from 1965 to 1978.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.