Lifeguards on Duty at Onota Lake beginning July 1

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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The city of Pittsfield's Department of Community Development Recreation Program announced that lifeguards from the Berkshire Family YMCA will be on duty at Onota Lake, the public beach within Burbank Park, beginning Friday, July 1.
 
On Monday, July 4, lifeguards will be on duty from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. However, the schedule for beach supervision will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays through Aug.14.
 
Burbank Park is located at 500 Lakeway Drive. For more information, please call Becky Manship, Recreation & Special Events Coordinator at 499-9371.

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West Side Mural Wishes for Greener Future

By Brittany PolitoiBerkshires Staff

The mural was commissioned by Central Berkshire Habitat for Humanity. Director Carolyn Valli says murals bring 'a sense of hope.' The nonprofit is building two units of housing near the artwork.
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A new mural on the West Side depicts a vision of a green community.
 
On Friday, the completion of "I Wish … For a Greener Future" by Hope Aguilera was celebrated by Central Berkshire Habitat for Humanity, which commissioned the piece as a part of neighborhood revitalization efforts.
 
Located on the B&P Auto Body Supply at the corner of Robbins Avenue and Columbus Avenue, it depicts a young boy making a wish on a dandelion with an eco-friendly landscape in the background. Within the mural is a farm, windmills to supply energy, an electric car, and a Bird scooter.
 
"Whenever you start thinking about doing a mural project or doing anything like this Habitat's perspective is 'What do we want to help the community do because it's something they want?'" CEO Carolyn Valli said.
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