Housatonic Party in the Park

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HOUSATONIC, Mass. — Live music, dance, face painting, food and more will fill Housatonic Village Common on Saturday, June 10, 11 -3 p.m., for "Party in the Park."
The free event is coordinated by the Housatonic Improvement Committee and all are welcome.
Food and snacks are provided by North Plain Farm, SoCo Creamery, Truck Dining Haul and Extra Special Teas. The Great Barrington Fire Department will bring a display fire truck and the Great Barrington Police Department will bring Archer, its comfort dog.
Bowey the Magic Clown will entertain, and the Great Barrington Libraries will host activities. Other local vendors and organizations will provide information about their activities and services, and there will also be a contest to create a Housatonic Village poster.
Live musicians include Soul Prophet, Johnny Blond, The Faithless Few and  Jackson Whalan. Berkshire Pulse will present classes in African dance, drumming and swing dance, and BerkCirque will present an aerial circus demonstration.
Event sponsors are Berkshire Food Coop, CT Management Group, and Gabriel Electric. Other sponsors include Berkshire Property Agents, Bradley Architects, Formel Auto Salvage, Friends of the GB Libraries and Housatonic the Beautiful. T Square Design has designed Housatonic-centric merchandise, which will be for sale at the event. 
In the event of rain, the event will be held in the Housatonic Community Center.
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CHP Readying for New Covid-19 Vaccine Supply

GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — With a second mobile medical van now on the road, CHP Berkshires' mobile health teams are preparing to reach more Berkshire residents in more locations this fall with vaccines for flu, Covid-19 and, for eligible patients, the respiratory virus (RSV) vaccine. 
CHP anticipates receiving its Covid-19 vaccines in the coming weeks, while flu clinics are well under way. 
"We are fielding many calls and inquiries about the new Covid-19 vaccine, and we are as eager as everyone to get this new vaccine on the road," said Melanie Wickwire, mobile health manager at CHP.  
Once available, Covid-19 vaccines will be available to CHP and non-CHP patients on the CHP mobile health vehicles. This can be given at the same time as the seasonal flu shot. In addition, the respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) vaccines is available to eligible CHP patients. 
Covid-19 vaccines will be available for those six months and older. The new RSV vaccine is for adults 60 and older with certain underlying health risks; pre-screening is required for RSV vaccines with CHP. Flu shots are available starting at 6 months of age. 
"We are incredibly fortunate to have this arsenal of prevention against serious illness," said Dr. Laura Need, CHP associate medical director and pediatrician at Berkshire Pediatrics. "We urge everyone to get vaccinated for themselves, their families, friends and workplace colleagues. And parents should be sure their children are protected against other preventable contagious illness like measles, pertussis and others." 
CHP will keep the public notified of its vaccination resources throughout the fall and winter season, through its mobile health calendar at chpberkshires.org/mobile and with reminders on social media channels, radio and other outlets. 
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