Eva Wainrib, 90, founder of Red Barn Realty

Friday, Nov 21 - Her heart was always in the Berkshires where she and her husbandSimon settled permanently in the 1980’s. At the age of 65, Eva started her own real estate business in Egremont, named Red Barn Realty for the barn she lovingly converted from stables to work place.

Sallie Jo Doores VanSant, 61, of Housatonic

Tuesday, Nov 18 - Sallie earned a Master of Social Work degree from Smith College in Northampton and practiced locally as a psychotherapist with much of her practice focused on helping children.

Jonathan Ross, 45, of Great Barrington

Sunday, Nov 16 - He could fix almost anything yet his greatest gift was to make people laugh. With a sharp wit and the ability to impersonate anyone, he could always bring a room to laughter.

Great Barrington Town Hall briefs

Thursday, Nov 13 - "I’ve really enjoyed working in Great Barrington -- where I was born and raised -- but the opportunity to take on a management position such as this is a great opportunity." --- Outgoing Great Barrington Health Director Mark Pruhenski who has taken a job as the Whately (Mass.) Town Administrator.

Bits & Bytes: ‘Visual Harmonies,’ Steiner Fair

Thursday, Nov 13 - Every family in the Steiner school community comes together to create this festive winter village, from knitting squares to form the Community Afghan – one of many items available in the Fair’s Raffle Room – to crafting small gifts for the magical Little People’s Shop.