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Julieano, Balcom Win State Free Throw Titles

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CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. -- Lenox's Grace Julieano and Pittsfield's Ahna Balcom won state titles at the Knights of Columbus free throw shooting state championships on Sunday.
 
Julieano, made 23 of 25 shots to win the 10-year-old girls division. Her 23 makes tied for most out of about 60 competitors at the state competition.
 
Balcom won the 13-year-old girls divison with 22 made free throws in 25 tries.
 
David Kirchner and Katie Shove, both of Lenox, won second place, while Patrick McLaughlin of Dalton won third place.
 
Julieano, Kirchner and Shove are represented by Council 314. Balcom represents Council 103.
 
All participants had to win their local, county and regional contests in order to advance to the state level. 
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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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