Berkshire South Announces 2019 Gala Honoree

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GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — Berkshire South Regional Community Center has named Bobbie Hallig as this year's Edwin A. Jaffe Award winner and gala honoree.

Hallig will be presented with the award on Saturday, Sept. 14, at 5:30 p.m. Gala attendees will enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, a raffle, dinner then a live auction benefiting Youth Programming.

The Edwin A. Jaffe Award, honors an individual or group exhibiting an extraordinary commitment to building community and common purpose within the Berkshires.


"Bobbie Hallig is a wonderful choice for this designation," said Jenise Lucey, executive director of BSRCC. "Her many years of service on Berkshire boards – the Children's Health Program (now CHP), Berkshire Theatre Group, The Nature Conservancy, Berkshire Natural Resources Council, the Rudolf Steiner School, the Mahaiwe Center for the Performing Arts, and Green Berkshires, among others – are highly commendable. We are honored to offer her this token of appreciation not just from Berkshire South, but from all the citizens across the county."

For 50 years, Hallig has served as an officer of the Christ Church of Mt. Washington. She is currently an active trustee with Edith Wharton's The Mount where she is co-chairing a campaign to secure an endowment for the organization. In 1966, she founded International Television Trading Corporation with her husband Klaus Hallig, who she met when she was an air hostess for TWA. The corporation produced the Leonard Bernstein birthday at Tanglewood and had an exclusive 21-year film contract with him, during which they won two Emmys for Bernstein shows for the Great Performances series.

Berkshire South is a nonprofit community based organization which has offered quality services and programs to the Southern Berkshires since opening the doors in July, 2002. Their mission is to create a sense of community and common purpose throughout the region and to enhance the recreational, educational, cultural, health & social well-being of the residents of the southern Berkshires. For more information or to purchase tickets to the gala, visit the website.

 


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Fairview, SBVAS Offer Emergency Training Focused on Lifesaving Skill

GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — In honor of Emergency Preparedness Month, Fairview Hospital will host three sessions of "Stop the Bleed," offering important life-saving skills for lay persons and health and safety professionals. The training is free and open to the public by advance registration.

The Stop the Bleed program teaches the basics of recognizing severe bleeding, getting help and controlling bleeding immediately using simple tools and skills that can be mastered in this class. The skills are valuable for anyone who encounters a construction accident, motor vehicle crash, or any other emergency where someone may suffer a serious injury and is at risk of experiencing life threatening blood loss.

The program dates/times are Tuesday, Sept. 10, from 3 to 4 p.m., Friday, Sept. 20, from 10 to 11 a.m., and Tuesday, Sept. 24, from 5 to 6 p.m.  All classes are held in the ground floor conference room at Fairview Hospital, 29 Lewis Ave., Great Barrington, MA 01230. To register, please contact Heather Barbieri via email or call 413-854-9656

Fairview Hospital also offers monthly life safety skills and safety courses and programming, for both lay people and health and safety professionals, including CPR, First Aid and AED training through its CPR Plus Program. Due to community feedback, Stop the Bleed kits are now available for sale at Fairview Hospital in the Fairview Auxiliary Gift Shop.  For information about programs and dates, call Nanci Race at 413-528-2663.

 

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