Senior Golf Series Kicks Off at Berkshire Hills

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PITTSFIELD, Mass. -- The 49th annual Berkshire County Fall Senior Golf series begins on Wednesday, Sept.22, and features stops at five courses around the county.
 
The series, a fund-raiser for the Berkshire County Junior Golf program, is open to players aged 50 and over.
 
Each event will feature two divisions formed by combining the ages of the players. Play will be from the white tees (or equivalent) with gross and net prizes in each division.
 
The first event will be at 12:30 p.m. on Sept. 22 at Berkshire Hills Country Club.
 
The following four Wednesdays are: Sept. 29, Greenock Country Club; Oct. 6, Wyndhurst Golf Club; Oct. 13, Wahconah Country Club; and Oct. 20, Waubeeka Golf Links.
 
All except the Sept. 29 date will be a two-man scramble format. The event at Greenock will be a singles format.
 
The cost to enter is $45, which includes food and prizes; carts are extra.
 
Register for each event no sooner than two weeks prior by calling the pro shop. Reserve carts a week in advance.
 
The pro shop numbers are: Berkshire Hills, 413-442-1451; Greenock 413-243-3323; Wyndhurst 413-637-2563; Wahconah, 413-684-1333; Waubeeka 413-458-8355.
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Toy Library Installed at Onota Lake

By Brittany PolitoiBerkshires Staff

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Feel free to use or leave a toy at Onota Lake's newest infrastructure meant to foster community and benefit kids.

Burbank Park now has a toy library thanks to Wahconah Regional High School senior Alexandra Bills. Located along the wall at the beach area, the green and blue structure features two shelves with sand toys that can be used to enhance children's visits.

The Parks Commission supported Bills' proposal in February as part of her National Honors Society individual service project and it was installed this month. Measuring about 4 feet wide and 5.8 feet tall, it was built by the student and her father with donated materials from a local lumber company.

Friends and family members provided toys to fill the library such as pails, shovels, Frisbees, and trucks.

"I wanted to create a toy library like the other examples in Berkshire County from the sled library to the book libraries," she told the commission in February.

"But I wanted to make it toys for Onota Lake because a lot of kids forget their toys or some kids can't afford toys."

Bills lives nearby and will check on the library weekly — if not daily — to ensure the operation is running smoothly.  A sign reading "Borrow-Play-Return" asks community members to clean up after themselves after using the toys.

It was built to accommodate children's heights and will be stored during the winter season.

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