Friday, May 24, 2024

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Crescendo Chorus concerts postponed due to illness

Concerts at Lime Rock and Saint James both indefinitely postponed.

Housatonic Hal issues winter forecast

This year winter will last deep into March. Besides, with the GOAT Tom Brady now retired and not in the Super Bowl, is there a reason to even come out of winter?

CATA artistic director Dawn Lane to retire after 28 years

“It is impossible to capture how deep Dawn’s contributions have been here at CATA,” said CATA Executive Director Margaret Keller. “Dawn's unparalleled artistry and the high bar she has continuously set as an artist, teacher, choreographer, and director have shaped and guided CATA’s mission, along with her impassioned advocacy for people with disabilities."

Now more than ever: Get your flu shot

Getting a flu shot is not just about ourselves. There are vital public health reasons to get a flu shot, especially now.

Birth announcement

A baby girl born at Fairview Hospital in Great Barrington, Mass.

Don’t allow horse racing to return to Fairgrounds

Please help oppose horse racing returning to Great Barrington, Massachusetts. There is going to be a town meeting held on Wednesday, December 11 on this issue.

Ellen Jo Greendale, 64, of Stockbridge

She became a member of the Berkshire Botanical Garden and the Lenox Garden Club. She became a very active member of the boards of both and served as the president of the Garden Club.

Catskills Freedom Network releases video parody, ‘DJ Faso: Race Bait’

The animated rap artist "DJ Faso" turns the tables on the real Congressman Faso.

Rosa Parks and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: The Montgomery, Alabama bus boycott desegregated public transportation

In his 1974 book, “The Glory and the Dream," historian William Manchester writes: "It was an old southern custom for Negroes to surrender their seats to whites. It was also against the law for anyone to disobey a bus driver’s instructions. Mrs. Parks thought about it for a moment and then said she wouldn’t move."

GB Fire Department rescues injured hiker on Monument Mountain

This is Great Barrington’s third rescue involving an injured hiker on Monument Mountain this month.

EDGECAST VIDEO: The march against GE’s Housatonic toxic waste dump

An Edgecast video report on the May 7 march against General Electric's proposal to create a toxic PCB waste dump in the village of Housatonic, along the banks of the Housatonic River at Rising Pond.

Dance for Memorial Day: ‘Close Order Drill Disco’

Of his dance choreographed for Memorial Day (click on the video in this item) , Leif Steinert of Stockbridge writes: "I think what I have achieved here is truly ridiculous."

Esther Catherine Iredale: Born October 9, 1913, died October 17, 2015

She loved her Iredale company family watching their comings and goings from her window, usually with a cup of tea in her hand, her cat Charley by her side.

Photograph of the Week

While photographer Michael Kalish was taking photographs of the circus Friday evening, the Zoppe Family Circus crew invited him to travel with them. He is still pondering the invitation.

Poem: ‘Weep Not Angels for We Listened to James’ by Tom Warner

By this babbling Berkshire brook/ideas would flow with heavenly Grace/pen to paper for eternity. Weep not angels for we listened to James.

Ernest Schnesel, 84

He was recently honored by Fairview Hospital and was an integral part of the building of Priscilla's House at Construct.
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