|TOP STORIES AROUND THE COUNTY
|Dance, Auction Benefits Berkshire Sanctuaries Education Program
"This year, we weren't able to do our canoe trips because we didn't have the funding. I'm going to do everything possible to remedy that." — Becky Cushing
Pittsfield's Tyer Challenges Mayoral Candidates To Foot Race
"It's just meant to be something to celebrate Independence Day." — Linda Tyer
Adams Youth Center Chair Auction Will Be Bigger This Year
"It involves the whole community and now it will be even bigger." — Sonia DiSanti
'Dine & Donate' Events Support Berkshire Humane Society
Two local eateries will participating in the next round of Berkshire Humane Society's Restaurant Challenge.
5K Race to Raise Funds For C.T. Plunkett Reading Program
"They are excited about running, and I am excited about reading." — Jill Pompi
Berkshires Wake Up With Busy Spring Weekend
Come out and enjoy activities galore in the Berkshires this weekend.
Williamstown Elementary School Third-Graders Host Pancake Breakfast
The breakfast is helping to fund the third-grade spring trip to Historic Deerfield Village, where they will visit re-creations of Native American sites as well as colonial homes.
Cabaret Uncorked Returns This Weekend To Benefit MCP
"It is so important for our community to support local theater groups, because we literally couldn't continue without support." — Liz Urban
Berkshire Athenaeum Hosts Golfing for Literacy Program
"Kids really enjoy it." — Karen Wallace
Clarksburg Tabletop Hockey League Raffling NHL Items
"What their contributions will do is help me grow the club." — Michael Little
Hardy Volunteers Polar Plunged for Special Olympics
Participants raised approximately $50,000 for the Special Olympics Massachusetts.
Annual Father-Daughter Dance Comes Full Circle
"It brings people together for a night of dancing, prizes and fun, all while helping an organization in need." — Jennifer Bean
Williamstown Man Wins Car Through Berkshire United Way Giveaway
"I'd just like to thank Johnson Ford, Greylock Federal Credit Union and the Berkshire United Way." — Michael Mroz
NAMI Hosting 'Cupcake Wars' Fundraiser
"We were trying to think of something that wouldn't take a big bite out of our funds raised." — Deborah Sadowy-Dargie
Adams Man Takes On The Boston Marathon For Good Cause
"I want to earn their donations. It's their hard-earned money, and I need to be out there doing the best I can."
Pancake Breakfast Slated To Help Lanesborough Firefighter Beat Cancer
"He's a tough kid, a fighter." — PJ Pannesco
Berkshire County UCP Holds Final Telethon
"We believe the community support is so solid that they'll be behind us with whatever we do." — Christine Singer
Intergenerational Orchestra to Benefit Uganda School
"... one of the things the group became excited about is meeting virtually some of the girls from Grace Villa." — Molly Polk
Quarter Auction Craze Sweeps Into North Adams
"We tell people it's a lot easier to just come down and see how it's done." — Diana Alexander
Cop On Top Fundraiser Returns Dec. 6
"The event is self-sustaining. We haven't added much to it and haven't had to." — Officer Darren Derby
Williams PTO holding BJ's Fundraiser
In addition, BJís will donate $5 per application to the William Elementary School PTO.
Northern Berkshire Santa Fund Kicks Off Annual Fund Drive
"There is a need in the county. Last year, we served more than 600 kids." — Brendan Bullett
3rd Annual Up Front for DeMar 5K Set Nov. 9
The race starts at the North Adams Veterans Memorial at the corner of Route 2 and Eagle Street and ends at the American Legion.
Berkshire County Kids Place Honors Supporters
"It's very difficult to be able to explain to you about what Berkshire County Kids Place does ó or to show you." — Chrisa Collier
BArT Students Get Lesson in Chocolate, Child Labor
"I think that is amazing that they are trying to get rid of child labor." — Natalie Ellis