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Cultural Pittsfield This Week: April 22-29

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While we all do what we can to stop the spread of Covid-19, Cultural Pittsfield will offer weekly guides featuring online events and information. If you are a Pittsfield business and would like your event listed, please email Thank you and be well!

Please visit the City of Pittsfield's COVID-19 webpage for updates and helpful resources. 1Berkshire has also compiled a list of online sites where you can find information on a number of topics.

Here are some of the Pittsfield restaurants currently offering takeout, delivery, and/or curbside pickup. Please check their websites for special menus, hours and updates. Visit the 1Berkshire website for a list of all takeout options throughout Berkshire County.
On Saturday from 2-4 p.m., Wohrles Cash & Carry will offer 50 freeprepackaged meals for families of unemployed workers due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Meals are first come, first served. Each package contains 4 servings. If you are able to help fund meals, please donate to Berkshire Pay it Forward via Greylock Federal Credit Union.

Join Michelle from Berkshire Paint & Sip for fun, virtual painting lessons for kids and adults! On her YouTube channel, "Michelle the Painter" will lead children in painting a happy goldfish, and owl family and more, with new videos added each week!
For Pittsfield schoolchildren: Free grab-and-go meal packages are available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 12-1 p.m.
For Pittsfield residents: Berkshire United Way and local restaurants are providing free food for families at the Boys & Girls Club, Conte School, and Morningside School on Saturdays from 12-1 p.m. 

Enter the EforAll Pitch Contest! Business ideas from a wide range of industries is encouraged! A total of four cash prizes will be given out (1st place is $1000, 2nd is $750, 3rd place is $500, plus a $500 Fan Favorite prize).

The deadline to apply is April 30 at 12 noon!

NEW Downtown Stories Berkshire Virtual Race Challenge  The Littlest Cinema: Botero Pet Care Tips from Berkshire Humane Society | Virtual Barrington Stage Company | Make Your Own Flat Cat or Flat Fido with Blue Q | Learn from Home with Berkshire Theatre Group | Online Classes & Tutorials with IS183 Art School | Painting Tutorials from Berkshire Paint & Sip | Classes with Berkshire Yoga Dance & Fitness Classes with Antil Fitness Classes with Radiance Yoga | Virtual Berkshires | Email for Online Drumming Classes | FRI Pajama Yoga with Rogue Yoga | SAT Virtual Mideast Rhythm Workshop

Although Dory & Ginger remains temporarily closed, they are happy to do personal shopping for you. Call 413-770-3679, email them at, or reach out through social media. They can deliver curbside and/or ship. If you're close by, they'll even deliver to your door! When the new Dory & Ginger website is up and running, shopping will be even easier! 


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Pittsfield Recognizes Boys Who Tried to Help Swimmer

By Tammy DanielsiBerkshires Staff

Fire Chief Sammons explains what happened at Silver Lake on June 23. 
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Christopher Daniels just kind of shrugged Thursday morning when asked about how he and his brother, Skylar, had rushed to find help when they saw a swimmer in trouble at Silver Lake. 
But first-responders said the 16-year-old was loud and clear on June 23 when he called 911 to report the emergency.
"They're the ones that initiated the 911 call, and they gave clear direction," said Fire Chief Thomas Sammons. "Their quick actions, and the conviction that was in Christian's voice — we knew that he was dead serious."
Both brothers were recognized by Mayor Linda Tyer and Sammons at a brief ceremony at the Columbus Avenue fire station on Thursday morning. 
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