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Back row, from left: coaches Len Miller, Amy Pires and Alyssa Sorrentino. Middle row: Savannah Reber, Kelsey Kirchner, Charlie Keator, Kylie Schmidt, Autumn Biernacki and Dayna Ackerman. Kneeling: Claire O’Brien, Chloe Parsenios, Grace Julieano and Jocelyn Fairfield, who also received the MVP award.

Lenox Youth Basketball Team Wins Tournament on Cape

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BOURNE, Mass. — The Lenox fifth- and sixth-grade girls travel basketball team won its age group last weekend at the Busnengo Tournament, sponsored by Bourne Youth Basketball.
 
The Lenox squad won its fourth game of the tournament on Sunday, beating West Warwick, R.I., 22-19, to take the title.
 
West Warwick had advanced to the title game with an upset win over East Greenwich, the top-rated team in Rhode Island, which came into the tournament with 50 straight wins.
 
"The championship game was a real battle," Lenox coach Len Miller said. " Our girls played great defense during tournament and played hard and as a team, team effort to win all the four games.
 
"Really fun way to end season going to Cape, all Lenox travel teams go."
 
The fifth-grade team includes: Dana Ackerman, Autumn Biernacki, Jocelyn Fairfield, Grace Julieano, Charlie Keator, Kelsey Kirchner, Claire O'Brien, Chloe Parsenios, Savannah Reber and Kylie Schmidt.

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Berkshires Beat: Tanglewood to Offer Year-Round Programming

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For the first time since it was established as the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Tanglewood will be holding programming during the fall, winter and spring. This change is enabled by the the development of Tanglewood's new Linde Center for Music and Learning, which was launched in the summer of 2019.

The Linde Center will host a variety of programming, offering participants a wide spectrum of performances and multidisciplinary activities designed to attract both newcomers and longtime patrons seeling to becoming more involved with music and the arts. The Linde Center will also serve as an event and concern rental space for use by the Berkshire community in beyond, including weddings, conferences, receptions, workshops and meetings as well as performances and concerts through the fall, winter and spring.

Kickoff weekend is set for the weekend of Oct. 24-27 and includes a screeing of "Falling Down Stairs," the Yo-Yo Ma/Mark Morris collaboration involving Bach's Cello Suite No. 3; a multidisciplinary presentation on "Mastery in the DIY Era," a chamber music concert featuring BSO musicians, and a special edition of the TLI's Focal Point, offering lessons in amateur photography and painting. After this weekend, there will be a "Fiddle Weekend," special presentations, open forums, TLI talks and more. Tickets go on sale on Friday, Oct. 11; for tickets and info call 888-266-1492 or visit the website.

 

Renewable energy at BCC

As national campus sustainability month kicks off, MASSPIRG Berkshire Community College students will launch a campaign to encourage BCC to generate 100 percent of their energy from renewable sources. This campaign is part of an initiative that aims to get 150 schools to commit to switch exclusively to renewable energy by 2021.

The nationwide effort includes targeted weeks of action, petition drives and direct engagement with administration officials to press for this goal. Thousands of students and faculty from every region of the country are expected to mobilize for this cause. BCC is committed to being zero waste by the end of 2020; so far 84 percent of waste is diverted from landfills through re-use, recycling and composting bins throughout campus.

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