BFAIR Adds Fundraising And Grants Manager

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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — BFAIR adds a new position of Fundraising & Grants Manager to the organization and welcomes Tara Jacobsen into the role.
Tara recently relocated to Berkshire County after living in Seattle, Wash. for the past few years. In both Tara's personal and professional life, she works to create systems and relationships that are based in empathy, accessibility, and fairness. Tara has been working in fundraising and community engagement for the past eight years.
What started as volunteering at a local nonprofit in Boston led to her passion of working in partnership with others who were also interested in making a difference in their community. 
"We are thrilled to welcome Tara to our dynamic team," Rich Weisenflue, BFAIR CEO said. "With her considerable experience in community engagement it will be a pleasure to introduce Tara to businesses and residents who have so generously contributed to support BFAIR's Mission."

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Mass MoCA Readies for Summer Restaurant, Season

By Tammy DanielsiBerkshires Staff

A conceptual image of the restaurant.
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — A Georgian restaurant out of New York City is planning a pop-up eatery at Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art this summer.
The Mass MoCA Commission on Wednesday approved the seasonal restaurant to occupy the former Gramercy space, specifically the courtyard near the museum entrance. The restaurant would operate from Memorial Day until some time September.
"The operators for this pop-up restaurant are coming to us from Manhattan, where they run two restaurants with Georgian — as in, over-in-Europe Georgian — style food, and they recently, last year pre-COVID, hosted a dinner event for us so we got to know them and their delicious food," said Tracy Moore, the museum's interim director. "They would operate as many days as they could in the beginning as they staff up and ultimately gearing towards full lunch and dinner operations that comport with Mass MoCA hours."
Tamara Chubinidze, a native of Tbilisi, Georgia, opened Chama Mama in New York City in 2019 and has had plans to expand. The restaurant is appearing before 
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