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Bits & Bytes: First Fridays Artswalk; BUTI concerts at Ventfort Hall; Behold! New Lebanon’s opening day

Behold! New Lebanon, the living museum of contemporary rural American life, is opening its doors free of charge to all New Lebanon residents on opening day, July 4.

Bits & Bytes: Independence Day at Shakespeare & Company; Township No. 1 Day; Schechter at Good Purpose Gallery

At the Bidwell House Township No. 1 Day the Butler’s Rangers portray historic characters, including Quaker refugees, Loyalist soldiers, and others. They will set up tents to show how they lived, dressed, cooked and spent their days during the time of the American Revolution.

Bits & Bytes: Bandstand concerts; Anton Lyalin at Sohn Fine Art; Art workshop at Olana; new priest for St. Paul’s Church

At the gazebo bandstand behind Town Hall in Great Barrington, David Grover and Grover’s Gang will perform every Saturday in July and August at 10 a.m.

William F. Harvey, 53, formerly of Great Barrington

William F. Harvey, 53, of Rochester, N.Y., formerly of Great Barrington, died unexpectedly on Saturday, June 20, 2015.

Bits & Bytes: Noche Flamenca at the Mahaiwe; Henry V at Shakespeare & Company; Yoga on the beach; Chesterwood panel discussion

Noche Flamenca was founded in 1993 by artistic director Martin Santangelo and his Bessie award-winning wife, Soledad Barrio, and is recognized today as one of the world’s leading flamenco touring companies.

Bits & Bytes: Pilcer reading at Lauren Clark Fine Art; William Selke Memorial Lecture; Pianist Keely Schmerber in Hudson; Vlada Boutique celebrates 45 years

Now entering her 45th year in business, Vlada continues to bring intriguing, fun and functional style to her hometown community of Stockbridge.

Bits & Bytes: Flying Cloud science grants; Teen short story contest; workshop at Pleasant Valley; Marin Marais at Aston Magna

Over the past 15 years, Flying Cloud Institute has envisioned an equal playing field for girls and women in the STEM fields in Berkshire County.

Bits & Bytes: Rogue Angel Theatre’s ‘The Lift’; JoAnne Spies at Bascom Lodge; Appalachian Trail potluck; BPL staged reading series

Berkshire Playwrights Lab will present its first play in the free Staged Reading Series on Wednesday, June 24 at 7:30 p.m. at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center.

Jazz sensation, Eli & The Hot Six, do Gershwin at Barrington Stage

Pittsfield -- Barrington Stage Company will present Swingin' Gershwin with Eli & The Hot Six + Rebecca Sullivan on the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage, Monday, June...

Kelly L. Mercer, 53, of Pittsfield, formerly of Great Barrington

Kelly loved going to the movies and dining out with family and friends. She had a special place in her heart for children and animals.

Bits & Bytes: Gateway Jazz Weekend; Alecson on end-of-life issues; Columbia County art classes; Bidwell House Nature workshop

Alecson teaches and lectures on death, dying, bereavement, and the ethics of healthcare, assisting professionals in understanding their patients' experiences.

Bits & Bytes: Berkshire Hills task forces convene; Sonia Pilcer reading, reception

The impetus for coming to a place of community involvement and cohesion about the Berkshire Hills Regional School District was two failed attempts to secure Great Barrington voter approval to renovate the 49-year-old high school, followed by a harrowing spring budget season.

William L. Wuori, 91, of Sheffield and Great Barrington

Bill spent 29 years working for Eldred Stanton at the former Stanton’s Garage in Mill River. For 14 years, he operated his own auto repair business at his County Road home in Sheffield.

Bits & Bytes: Arrowhead poetry reading; CPA open for applications; Rotary Club scholarships

The Community Preservation Act helps fuel public projects in three categories: open space and recreation, community housing and historic preservation.

Jean Munson-Webster, 92, of Great Barrington

Jean was a graduate of the former Searles High School, class of 1942. She worked at General Electric in Pittsfield, First National Bank and as a bookkeeper for E. Caligari and Sons until her retirement.

Bits & Bytes: Muddy Brook’s investors; Barbie’s naked truth; Blechman on ‘Leisureville’; Arrowhead honors Lafayette

Muddy Brook's 'investors' win stock market game award Great Barrington — Muddy Brook Regional Elementary School students Marti Cunningham, Maisy Seckler (first place regional winners) and...

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