Eight years ago Berkshire Gas donated a parcel of land on Deming Street to Central Berkshire Habitat for Humanity.
The non-profit worked with White Engineering to design a condominium project featuring three buildings, with two units in each.
On Sunday, Kelly Bordeau and her daughter Danni, 11, took possession of a three-bedroom house, becoming Rice's neighbor and the final owner in the cluster of Habitat houses built or renovated on West Shaft Road.
The trust voted, 7-0, to authorize a purchase-and-sales agreement with Northern Berkshire Habitat for Humanity, the only respondent to the request for proposal the trustees issued on lots it purchased on Summer Street and at the corner of Cole Avenue and Maple Street.
The Affordable Housing Trust last week received one response for its request for proposals to develop a couple of building lots.
But at its Wednesday meeting, the trust's board held off on committing to the respondent.
Norma Delsonno's five children had never built a snowman.
The family lived in apartment buildings with little for yards and neighborhood kids would likely knock it over anyway. This winter thought, she was approved to become a homeowner through Central Berkshire Habitat for Humanity. When a snowstorm hit shortly after she and her husband drove the children up to a vacant lot on Clarendon Street where next winter she'll move into her new home.
Participants should register for the Do-it-Yourself contest at ReStore, 399 Hubbard Ave., by March 25 to get their project materials and chance to win the grand prize, a $100 certificate to the ReStore.
"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.
It was five years ago when Sheerece Adams started working with a financial coach, Steve Wentworth.
The years following included tough times, times when Adams wanted to quit, times when Adams was near tears. But a few years later, the checklist was much shorter. Then it was a focus on getting rid of old debt and putting in the 400 hours of sweat equity with Habitat for Humanity.
It's coming up on tax time, a chance to catch up on bills, build a savings, or make investments. And there are community groups just waiting to help people with the filing.
The Berkshire United Way and the Central Berkshire Habitat for Humanity have put together a pool of volunteers to help individuals and families file income tax with the IRS securely and for free through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program.
Members of the community, schools, churches, local businesses and community organizations are invited to purchase miniature artificial trees for $7 each to decorate and contribute to the showcase and raffle or for personal use.
The board of the town's Affordable Housing Trust last week discussed its options for developing a pair of residential building lots it acquired in spring 2015.
The trust purchased the properties on Summer Street and Cole Avenue with the intention of developing each into owner-occupied subsidized housing.