Cultural Pittsfield This Week: May 8-14

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May 8 - May 14, 2020

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.
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. 
Berkshire Theatre Group (BTG) presents a benefit event streamed live from Florence, Italy! Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin is a one-time-only performance featuring some of America's greatest songs in the context in which they were written, including "God Bless America," to "There's No Business Like Show Business," "Puttin' on the Ritz," "White Christmas." A perfect mother's day gift! Plus, 50% of proceeds go to BTG!
For more than 30 years, Paul Rich & Sons have offered an eclectic selection of home furnishings in its Downtown Pittsfield showroom. They pride themselves on the partnerships they've formed with the finest companies in the home furnishings industry, many of whom manufacture here in the U.S. They offer upholstery, leather, dining, bedroom, youth furniture, home office and media room furniture, as well as the highest quality American-made mattresses, outdoor furniture, oriental rugs, lamps, accessories, and a collection of heirloom-quality handcrafted furniture pieces. Although their showroom is temporarily closed, you can view items online, email them at info@paulrich.comor call 413-443-6467.


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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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