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Soares' Celebrity Golf Event to Benefit Veterans Grows in Second Year

The Oct. 13 event at Mashpee's Willowbend Country Club on Cape Cod still will be marked by pride and gratitude as 30 celebrities help Soares raise funds to help homeless and disabled vets through the Cape & Islands Veterans Outreach Center.

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North Adams Turns Out for Abbreviated Freeman Center Walk

Nearly three dozen community members took the street on Monday night to walk a symbolic mile to support the Elizabeth Freeman Center and the victims of domestic violence it serves.

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Freeman Center Continues Fundraiser During Time of Heightened Need

After a drop at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, calls to the Elizabeth Freeman Center's domestic abuse and sexual assault hotline have returned to the kind of numbers the non-profit saw in the summer of 2019.

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Virtual Stand-Up Show Will Benefit Local Political Action Group

Cauvin, a 2001 Williams College graduate, studyed law at Georgetown University and worked as an assistant district attorney in the Bronx, N.Y., before going full time with his comedy career.

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Williams Students Create Charity to Feed Healthcare Workers, Help Local Businesses

Along with classmate Emily Tibbetts of Lenox, Bower last week started a GoFundMe campaign to support Williams for Williamstown. As of early Tuesday afternoon, it had raised more than $3,200.

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Real Eyes Gallery to Sell Elements of 'TP' Art for Food Project

The piece in the Park Street gallery comprises an entire 24-roll pack of toilet paper strung out to create waves. It is part of Klein's "Uber Waves: Other Locations" exhibit that opened March 7.

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Youth Football Team Seeking Community's Help for Trip to World Championships

Last month's 26-6 win over Essex County, N.J., qualified the Berkshire County champions to face some of the top teams in the country in their age group at the home of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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Dalton Fifth-Grader Embraces School Project to Aid Children's Hospital

So now that he's a healthy 10-year-old at Craneville Elementary School, it's only natural that he chose Boston Children's as the recipient of a fundraising project sparked by a unique classroom assignment from his fifth-grade teacher, Teresa Bills.

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Brien Center Honors Two at Annual UNICO Dinner

Sutton led an itinerant childhood under the thumb of his alcoholic, abusive biological father. After shuttling between Massachusetts and the state of Florida, he was barely able to make it to the 11th grade before quitting in the first week.

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PopCares Cancer Charity Has Helped Nearly 900 People

On Saturday, that generosity was on full display as some 600 or so attended the annual chicken dinner fundraiser held for the third year at Greylock Works and catered by David Nicholas of Bounti-Fare.

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Berkshire County Kids' Place Gala Celebrates Courage

The path on Friday night was a yellow brick road to "A Night in the Emerald City," the theme for these year's fundraising gala for the nonprofit that was held at Country Club of Pittsfield. Phelps donned a purple witch's hat to welcome guests to the event that also included recognition of several individuals for their work for Kids' Place.

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Berkshire Sheriff's Special Olympics Humvee Push Comes to North Adams

Gaylord is the Western Massachusetts Special Olympics representative along with John Bassi, an investigator with the Pittsfield Police Department. He was quick to spread the credit around to others and point out it takes the whole county to organize these events.

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North Adams SteepleCats Kick Off 17th Season With Fundraiser

A move to somewhat reinvent the New England Collegiate Baseball League team last year is being modified based on fan feedback. Matt Torra, who came in as general manager last spring, has taken the lead in rebuilding the board of directors and reformulating the team's brand.

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Polar Plunge Raises $25K For Special Olympics

The Polar Plunge put on by the local branch of Law Enforcement Torch Run drew a crowd to Bousquet to jump into a pool of ice cold water in the rain. Organizers of the annual event had hoped to raise $15,000 but instead hit the $25,000 mark.

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Potluck Supper to Support Williamstown Farm After February Fire

Family and friends of Peter Phelps, owner of the South Williamstown farm, will hold a potluck supper and fundraiser for Sweet Brook at First Congregational Church from 6 to 9 p.m.

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Second Wine Tasting Scheduled to Support Pittsfield Educators

Seven school teachers were able to hone their craft over the summer in ways they previously wouldn't have been able to. One took courses on how to better teach children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, another to bolster literacy, another to work deeper with curriculum, another learned to speak Spanish to communicate better. The seven teachers were all given grants to attend conferences or classes by the Pittsfield Education Foundation.

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Cop on Top Raises $45K For Special Olympics

The ninth annual Cop on Top event raised $45,000 for the Special Olympics. For two days local law enforcement officers camped out at the roof of Wal-mart while in the parking there were a number of raffles, sales, and giveaways to help raise money. The officers fell a bit should of their goal of $55,000 but nonetheless, are calling it a success.

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Cop On Top Returns to Pittsfield On Dec. 1

Cop on Top will return to Walmart on Dec. 1. In a fundraiser for the Special Olympics, law enforcement officers from throughout the county will be camp out on the roof Wal-mart. The officers will stay there until the goal of $55,000 is reached.

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Clarksburg Board-Gaming Event to Benefit Soldier On

The second annual "Soldiers, Dice, & Dragon" event hopes to match or succeed last year's benefit for homeless veterans that netted $2,500.

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