New managing director at Barrington Stage
Pittsfield — Barrington Stage Company has announced that Michele Weathers will assume the role of managing director beginning Monday, March 13. Current managing director Tristan Wilson will depart the company in May after the completion of the renovation of the theatre’s new home at the Wolfson Center, 122 North Street.
Weathers comes to Barrington Stage from PlayMakers Repertory Company in North Carolina, having recently served as the theatre’s interim managing director. In New York, she was the assistant general manager for the off-Broadway production of “In The Heights” and also served on the management teams at Barrow Street Theatre for its production of Austin Pendleton’s “Orson’s Shadow” and at Stuart Thompson Productions on Adam Rapp’s “Red Light Winter.” Weathers served as the associate producer for North Carolina Theatre for 13 years and has also held leadership positions at Theatre Raleigh and Carolina Ballet.
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Barnbrook Realty opens office in Lenox
Lenox — Barnbrook Realty will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, March 3, at 4 p.m. for its new office at 27 Housatonic St. The office will offer the same services as Barnbrook’s original office on Main Street in Great Barrington but in a location more convenient people in the north and central Berkshires. Local residents and visitors are invited to attend and meet the Barnbrook team. For more information, call (413) 637-9897.
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Berkshire Botanical Garden appoints two trustees
Stockbridge — Berkshire Botanical Garden has announced the appointment of Adaline Frelinghuysen and Joanne Leonhardt Cassullo to its board of trustees for 2017.
Frelinghuysen is a lifelong gardener whose family has had a connection to BBG since its inception. She divides her time between New York City; Stockbridge; and Maui, Hawaii, and maintains a board position with National Tropical Botanical Garden in Hawaii.
Cassullo is a resident of Dallas and is the president and director of the Dorothea L. Leonhardt Foundation Inc. and serves on the boards of several organizations centered on the contemporary art world, including the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City. Her family has maintained a home in Becket since the beginning of the 20th century, and she has longstanding ties to BBG.
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Berkshire United Way seeks proposals for community investment
Pittsfield — Berkshire United Way is seeking proposals for community investment from prospective funded partners. Its community impact request for proposal addressing the funding period from July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2019, is available online.
Instructions for completing online eligibility as well as a complete list of eligibility requirements are included in the RFP. Organizations must be financially stable; located in and primarily servicing residents of central and southern Berkshire County; structured as not-for-profit; governed by an active, locally based, volunteer board of directors; and must deliver programs and outcomes that align with one of two priority community issues: early childhood development and positive youth development.
Those organizations that receive eligibility confirmation through the online process will then receive instructions on completing the application. Applicants may submit questions on the request for proposal via email to email@example.com by March 3, 2017. Questions and answers will be posted on the online data management system. For technical assistance, email firstname.lastname@example.org no later than noon on Thursday, March 16. Questions will not be answered after that date.
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William Pitt Sotheby’s gains new sales agents
Lenox — William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty has announced that Stephanie McNair and Maggie Barry have joined the company as sales agents and will be based in the firm’s new Lenox brokerage.
McNair’s background in sales and marketing includes stints with Six Flags Inc., the American Diabetes Association and Baystate Health Systems. In addition to her professional career, McNair has sat on several community and business boards including the Junior League, the Oxford House, the Longmeadow Country Club, the Exchange Club, the Open Pantry and Rays of Hope Walk for Breast Cancer. She resides in Otis with her two children.
Barry purchased, renovated and designed her first income property with the help of her family and took part in the purchase and renovations of the historic LakeHouse Inn, which she currently owns and manages. She received an accounting degree from the University of Massachusetts, where she also minored in Spanish. Prior to real estate, she worked in the hospitality industry and served as the manager of two local restaurants while working part time at a public accounting firm.