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Berkshire Beat: Herberg Team Wins 20th Annual Berkshire Robotics Challenge

The competition involved 16 Berkshire County teams comprising more than 130 students ages 8 to 14 using programmable robots built from LEGO kits to complete a variety of hypothetical missions that focused on space-themed missions – such as growing food in space, fighting muscle atrophy in orbit, and collecting samples – on a table-top "playing field."

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Berkshire Beat: Simon's Rock Preparing for 'Everyone Swims' Program

During Everyone Swims, the college will host free swimming lessons for children and adults. The initiative is one part of the year-round programming that promotes health, wellness, and safety.

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Berkshires Beat: SVMC Kicks Off Colorectal Cancer Screening Awareness Month

Colorectal cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death among men and women in the United States. Americans of average risk and age 50 and older should be screened every 10 years.

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Berkshires Beat: Williams College Highlights Sustainability with New Interactive Map, Audio Tour

Over the course of the fall 2018 semester, Williams senior Korinna Garfield and alumna Caroline Bruno, sustainability coordinator at the college's Zilkha Center, incorporated sustainability features into the new map to help raise visibility about how sustainability is integrated into the Williams College campus.

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Berkshires Beat: CATA Artists 'Making Waves' at Good Purpose Gallery

The exhibit opens Feb. 27 and features paintings by CATA artists who use the innovative Artistic Realization Technologies (A.R.T.) technique to create their work.

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Berkshires Beat: Rockwell Museum, Collective Arts Brewing Host Student Art Contest

Eight winning entries — selected by a jury of representatives from Collective Arts Brewing, Norman Rockwell Museum and contemporary illustrators — will be showcased on a Collective Arts Brewing can series, distributed across North America.

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Berkshires Beat: Williams College to Host 'Equity Drafting Table'

The EDT provides visitors an opportunity to engage with thought-provoking questions on topics of privilege and sustainable communities.

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Berkshires Beat: North Adams Winterfest Seeking Participants

The office seeks more restaurants, businesses, organizations or individuals to participate in the chowder cook-off, sponsor blocks of ice, and compete in the ice sculpture competition and Bright Ideas Brewing Homebrew Competition.

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Berkshires Beat: Clark Art Institute Launches Free Snowshoe Program

Project Snowshoe provides visitors with the chance to borrow a pair of snowshoes from the Clark to trek the 140-acre campus during snow season.

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Berkshires Beat: Mt. Everett Students Join Dance Exchange Program in India

In addition to the participants learning classical and Bollywood-style dance, Keswick students taught traditional crafts, language, games and other cultural traditions unique to India.

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Berkshires Beat: Winners of the Pittsfield Photo Challenge Announced

His photo, titled "Tropical Pittsfield," has won him a prize package donated by local downtown businesses, and his photo will be featured in Pittsfield's 2019 Downtown Guide and a Downtown Pittsfield Inc. social marketing campaign.

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Berkshires Beat: 'CHEST' Program Elevates Environmental Services Team at Fairview Hospital

The CHEST Program content consisted of seven domains: Cleaning and Disinfection, Waste Handling, Floor Care, Linen Handling, Infection Prevention, Safety, and Communication. Fairview Hospital is the only rural hospital in Massachusetts that completed the staff development program.

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Berkshires Beat: Lenox Sixth-Grader Wins Hinds' Holiday Card Contest

In total, 348 students from a dozen schools located across western Massachusetts submitted entries to the contest.

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Berkshires Beat: SVHC Celebrates Putnam Nursing School Alumni

The event marked the 70th anniversary of the first graduating class of the school. Throughout its 50-year tenure, the school graduated more than 800 nurses.

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Berkshires Beat: Berkshire Humane Society Offering '100 Cats for Christmas' Program

Appointments will be scheduled during the month of December. All cats and kittens will be dropped off at predesignated locations to be announced.

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Berkshires Beat: CATA's North Adams Exhibit Features A.R.T. Technique

The paintings will be accompanied by an installation of three-dimensional, hanging "CATApillars," which were constructed by Berkshire county students with disabilities.

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Berkshires Beat: Vessels for Change Returns to Aid Immigrant Center

For a $100 donation to the Berkshire Immigrant Center, donors receive a one-of-a-kind handmade mug, locally brewed beer, and a celebration.

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Berkshires Beat: Two Firefighters Join Great Barrington Force

At the ceremony on Monday, Oct. 29, call firefighters Mike Bissaillon and Iovan DeRis graduated alongside call and volunteer firefighters from throughout Massachusetts.

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Berkshires Beat: Pittsfield Catholic Parishes Launch Campaign for Cemetery Repairs

The "Joining Together to honor our Past and Continue our Legacy" Campaign is seeking $1.2 million in order to undertake the needed restoration work at St. Joseph’s Cemetery.

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Berkshires Beat: Florida Couple Invests $500,000 in the Future of Gould Farm

The Bowlers' lead gift honors Ellen's father, the Rev. Hampton E. Price, who served as executive director from 1961-1972. During his tenure, Rev. Price transformed the farm's campus, systematized the work program, and brought into focus the therapeutic value of meeting together as a community.

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Berkshires Beat: BSO Going 'Into the Forest' for Pleasant Valley Concert

Hosted by Sean Rafferty, "Into the forest, In Tune," Pleasant Valley edition, also will feature segments on the natural history of forests and the intersection of forests, music, and the arts.

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Berkshires Beat: Albany Berkshire Ballet Receives Grant For 'Rockwell in Our Time'

The ballet is a multidisciplinary work inspired by Norman Rockwell's "Four Freedoms" that moves forward and backward in time reflecting World War II America and our current national reality.

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Berkshires Beat: Children's Races Kick Off Fall Foliage Festival

Terry A La Berry & Friends delighted the crowd with popular children’s tunes before the 30 registered racers lined up for their races.

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Berkshires Beat: Berkshire Grown Sets 20th Annual Harvest Supper for Sept. 24

More than two dozen Berkshire Grown member chefs and local beverage producers will be on-hand. The chefs will be serving a wide selection of tastings - all featuring fresh ingredients from local farms.

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Berkshires Beat: SVMC Corridor Gallery Exhibits the Work of Bennington Murals Project

The exhibit is open to visitors daily from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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