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Friday, Jan 19 / By / Want to bet you cant find anything more gorgeous than this week's Property of the Week? And we continue our review of beautiful homes sold in 2017. See what you missed. And more.

Welcome to Real Estate Friday!

Friday, Jan 12 / By / Plenty to look at and read in this week's Real Estate Friday!, from the best sales of last year to a gorgeous property of the week, to a spectacular Transformation to the latest installment on our complete guide to dealing in Berkshire real estate.

Welcome to Real Estate Friday!

Friday, Jan 5 / By / Happy new year! This week we move forward while embracing the past, with a gorgeous renovated Victorian and staff picks for the Best of 2017. Plus, Installment Five of our guide to buying, selling, financing and building real estate in Berkshire County.

Mary Romano, 99, of Great Barrington  

Tuesday, Nov 11 - Mary loved to perform. She was very active in her local Senior Center in New York where she would sing, dance and act in their various programs up until she was 80 years.

Harold Lewin, 85, founder of Music & More

Monday, Nov 10 - Harold was a multi-faceted musician ... A kindred spirit -- someone who loved bringing great music to life more than merely putting on flashy performances -- he was an authentic inspirational model." -- Daniel Stepner, Artistic Director of Aston Magna Festival.

Bits & Bytes: Teens, The Bard,  and BIFF

Monday, Nov 10 - “Each year the Fall Festival brings Shakespeare’s plays alive for hundreds of students who, in the process, both discover and reveal what it means to be human. This is the essence of theatre, and the heart of education.” -- Shakespeare & Company Education Director Kevin G. Coleman

Paul S. Batacchi Sr., 89, of Sheffield  

Saturday, Nov 8 - During his tour he served with the Infantry in Ardennes, Central Europe and Rhineland, and received the Eame Campaign Medal, Good Conduct Medal and the World War II Victory Medal.

Susan M. O’Connor, 50

Friday, Nov 7 - Sue lived by her favorite word “Ohana.” “Ohana” means family and family means no one gets left behind or forgotten.

Josephine Dellea, 103

Thursday, Nov 6 - Josephine moved to West Stockbridge as a child and was educated in West Stockbridge Schools. She later worked for Austin Riggs Center and West Stockbridge Village School.

Energy committee disputes Berkshire Edge analysis of gas pipeline decision

Thursday, Nov 6 - "The six New England states never, as the article stated, made “a decision to impose a charge of dubious legality on all New England ratepayers in order to support the funding of a natural gas pipeline that is planned to traverse Massachusetts." -- Heather Hunt, executive director of New England States Committee on Electricity

Trinity Renee Raifstanger, 39

Wednesday, Nov 5 - Trinity was an outstanding beauty inside and out, who touched the lives of everyone she knew. She leaves a legacy of awareness, inspiration and hope.

Alice O. Howell, 91, writer, Jungian scholar, poet, astrologer

Friday, Oct 31 - A writer, poet, astrologer, and Jungian Scholar, she lectured around the world, published nine books, and taught courses at the Jung Institutes of Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York. She is recognized as a pioneer in linking psychology and astrology.

Bits & Bytes: Recital at Simon’s Rock, Montessori open house

Friday, Oct 31 - Pianist Anne Chamberlain will offer a rarity, the “Sonata for Piano” by Gideon Klein. Klein was perhaps the most talented composer during World War II, when he was interned in Terezin, Czechoslovakia, and composed a series of great works before being murdered in Auschwitz at 25.