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PHS Student Starts Charity For Children Fighting Cancer

About two years ago Madison Quinn was browsing through Instagram when she found photos of Abel. Abel was a young boy in California fighting cancer. The photos she saw touched her and she reached out to his mother asking what he likes because she wanted to send him a get well present. It was Batman. Quinn went to the store and bought a Batman figurine and mailed it out to California. Abel took the wings off of Batman and took it with him for every single chemo treatment, and his mother sent ph

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Rubber Duck Derby Raises Funds for North County Family Center

The ducks in their jaunty sea caps were a fund raiser for Family Center of Northern Berkshire County, a program of Child Care of the Berkshires, to raise funds to pay for playgroups, family support, parent education and early literacy programs.

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Springside Park Volunteer Presutti Honored With Hebert Award

For Robert Presutti, Friday night felt a lot like he was a character in a Robert Frost poem, stopping by the snowy woods. It wasn't snowy, it was rainy, and the woods was Springside Park as more than 100 people gathered for the annual Springside Park Gala. The event raised money for the Springside Conservancy to make improvements to it.

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Murder-Mystery Dinner to Benefit Louison House Education Programs

Pull out your scrunchies and lace gloves and don't cut that mullet you'll need to be totally rad if you want to solve a murder in a hair band. "Totally '80s, Totally Murder Mystery Dinner" this Friday at 6 p.m. at Mingo's Sports Bar and Grill will dip into 1980s nostalgia for an evening of entertainment that will also help fund educational programs at Louison House.

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Clothing Sale, Now a Decade Old, Set for Saturday, May 20

The sale features gently used clothing and shoes sized from infant to teen styles, including pajamas, swimwear and outerwear, as well as infant bedding/gear, sporting and dance apparel, costumes, accessories and maternity items. The sale featuring items for all seasons, including high-quality winter coats. All items will be 50 percent off from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

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Letter: BAtT Fundraiser Success Because of Community Support

On Saturday, April 8, Berkshire Arts & Technology Charter Public School hosted our 10th annual "Get BART Smart" fundraiser and raised $27,843 (net) for the school's college preparatory programs.

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Sunday Event Set to Raise Awareness for Children's Mental Health Needs

Sunday kicks of Children's Mental Health Awareness Week designed to inform parents and guardians about the symptoms and resources for children with mental health or behavioral problems.

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Rovers, Runners Hit Streets in Williamstown for Humane Race

Malcolm Moutenot won the 15th annual Humane Race.

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North Adams Dog-A-Thon Raises Over $1,000 for Eagle Street

After going over the universal signal for choking and strategically placing a barf bucket near the table, competitors Benjamin Lamb, Gege Wylde, Mike Walker, Annie Rodgers, Nathan Rodgers and Piper Jacobs, 8, loaded their plates.

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Police Dog, Handler Thank Karate Students for Funding Vest

The vest, from Vested Interest In K-9s, is both bullet-proof and knife-proof to help protect Millie while she finds missing people, sniffs out drugs and tracks suspects on the run.

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North Adams Children Sell 'Rainbow Rocks' for Charity

An effort to raise $500 for a local cancer support group has brought in five times that much, largely thanks to an outpouring of support and the sales pitch of some of the area's youngest residents. Rainbow Rocks, a fundraiser organized by parent Jaycee Stred, brought children and parents together to paint colorful rainbows on rocks. On Sunday at Lickety Split, they presented PopCares with a check and cash for $2,500.

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10th Annual 'Get BArT Smart' Fundraiser Scheduled

Get BART Smart pits teams of four to six people against one another in fevered battles of trivia and SAT questions. Teams follow a "school-day schedule" and travel from classroom to classroom throughout the evening.

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Drury Comedy Troupe Hosts Murder-Mystery Dinner Fundraiser

"Trouble at the Tropicabana," a spoof of the classic "I Love Lucy" series with movie moguls, kingpins, slapstick, music and dancing is being produced by the Drury Stage Company Comedic Arts Service Troupe to raise money for Habitat for Humanity.

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Clarksburg Students Give Back To The Community

The School Committee on Thursday heard reports from pupils on fundraising efforts they are involved in to help the community. Second-graders at Clarksburg School used a school project to lead an effort to help local food pantries and Grade 8 is planning another fundraiser for Soldier On.

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Long Road to Recovery for Victim in Williamstown Hit-and-Run

The woman struck in what police characterized as a hit-and-run accident last October is a long way from being able to walk, let alone run, herself. Wendy McCarthy was struck by a vehicle outside her home on Cold Spring Road (Route 7) on Oct. 1.

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Seven Years In, Cop on Top Continues To Grow

It's been seven years since the first Cop on Top set in motion a series of fundraisers, growing every year, that has raised more than $600,000 for Special Olympic athlete. "We've made so much money in our county program that we help other programs in other counties," said Officer Darren Derby, who along with Investigator John Bassi, has been heading the local efforts for years.

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Police Officers to Raise Money for Special Olympics Massachusetts

Law enforcement officers from the Pittsfield Police Department, Berkshire County Sheriff's Office and other local and state police agencies, will be taking part in an event called "Cop on Top" a fundraiser for Special Olympics Massachusetts where local officers volunteer their free time during this holiday season and stand high atop the Pittsfield Wal-Mart until they reach their fundraising goal.

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'Poultry Plunge' Raises Money for Special Olympics

Forty hearty souls got a jump on "Giving Tuesday" by jumping into Onota Lake Saturday in order to give to a good cause. Law enforcement officers from throughout Berkshire County sponsored a "Poultry Plunge" to benefit Special Olympics Massachusetts.

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Northern Berkshire Santa Fund Kicks Off 2016 Campaign

The Northern Berkshire Santa Fund is kicking off its annual campaign drive to ensure no child in the region goes without a toy this Christmas. Last year, generous donors provided more than $12,000, ensuring more than 300 local children had a toy or book for Christmas. age, too!

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PopCares Annual Dinner Draws Hundreds to Bounti-Fare

Created in honor of the late William "Pop" St. Pierre by his family nearly four years ago, PopCares has disbursed some $175,000 to more than 400 people just like the Dabrowskis, helping them with the day-to-day items and acts of kindness so they can focus on getting better. Some 295 tickets alone were sold to Saturday's annual dinner, one of the nonprofit's biggest fundraiser.

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Adams Youth Center's Great Chair Auction Raises $8,000

The Adams Youth Center's Great Chair Auction fundraiser raised nearly $8,000 on Sunday. More than 50 painted and decorated chairs and other items were auctioned off at the Bounti-Fare on Sunday afternoon.

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Berkshire County Kids Place Honors Petriccas as Community Leaders

When Perri Petricca and Michelle Thorpe were getting married, they decided the best way to celebrate their union was to provide support for the children served by Berkshire County Kids Place. "Children have always been the center of our lives," said Michelle Petricca on Friday night at Kids Place's annual gala where she and her husband were presented with its Community Leadership Award. They both come from large families and have four children together.

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Annual Fall Run Fundraiser Returns For 35th Year

The rumble of engines echoed through Adams on Sunday morning as more than 1,000 motorcycles queued up at Bowe Field for the 60-mile Fall Run motorcycle ride.

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Adams' Fourth Annual Great Chair Auction Open For Bids

From comic and cartoon characters to paeans to nature, this year's Great Chair Auction offering up some fantastical seating for enjoying or just viewing. The annual fundraiser for Youth Center Inc. commenced after an official ribbon cutting Wednesday at the former Simmons Furniture Store on Park Street, now being transformed into work/live space by owners William and Francie Anne Riley.

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St. Stans to Host Color Run Fundraiser

St. Stanislaus Kostka School will host a "My School Color Run" this weekend to raise funds for the parochial school. Principal Linda Reardon said the color run is not your standard race or really a race at all, but a chance for the community to get together for a 5k fun run in which participants will be blasted with color.

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