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Bits & Bytes: CATA exhibit at Lauren Clark; Egremont Library seeks artists, crafters; Montessori open house; Columbia Art School invitation
Wednesday, 11 Mar 2015 - “We expect this festival to be the biggest and best yet. With 14 award-winning films on a wide-range of current environmental topics, if people don't leave the theater more educated, inspired, enraged or motivated to act then we are doing something wrong.” Karen Lyness LeBlanc, Education and Outreach Coordinator For Project Native.
Sunday, 8 Mar 2015 - "I am re-imagining and transforming Norman Rockwell scenes with 21st-century people, 21st-century families, fashions, technology and friendships. I feel if he were alive today he would want to do exactly this. He would want us to bring the work up to date and make it vibrant once again." -- Pops Peterson
Saturday, 7 Mar 2015 - "Through activities like tumbling and acrobatics, children are encouraged to feel comfortable moving their bodies as well as extending into the space around them, and they become aware of their strength both physically and emotionally. The adult capacities of being flexible, leading a balanced life, helping and supporting others and juggling life's tasks are exercised in childhood through circus arts.” -- Krista Palmer, Great Barrington Rudolf Steiner School athletic director and circus creative director
Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 - Marie worked for fifteen years in the shipping/receiving department at the Marian Fathers in Stockbridge before retiring in 1986. She was a member of the Altar and Rosary Society of Corpus Christi Church in Housatonic.
Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 - "Women the world over are stymied by a silent desperation that keeps them quiet. Whatever their life conditions, the common thread is a societal underestimation of the value of motherhood and of women’s lives in general. My quest is for women to access and nurture their inner resolve, to take a stand for their stories that are news to the world. For this, they must hear from other women." --- Suzi Banks Baum
Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 - He graduated from the New Marlborough School. Before retiring 15 years ago, he ran and owned Mount Everett school buses and was a paint contractor.
Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 - News of the Scholastic awards for art came, however, at the moment Berkshire Hills Regional School District proposed trimming its budget by, among other things, reducing one art teacher at the high school, devastating the art community at the school, and diminishing the program’s offerings.
Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 - The truck took off with Jefferson still hanging on, Jefferson told police, while Frasca continued to punch and kick him to get him off the truck. Jefferson fell off the truck just as Officer Finnerty came upon the parking lot.
Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 - He loved music, particularly Big Band and Sinatra, and was known to belt out a melody while taking liberty with the lyrics and to spontaneously dance.
Monday, 23 Feb 2015 - She was very involved in her church, Immaculate Conception in New Marlborough where she was a member of the Willing Workers and for many years devoted her time to keeping all the Altar linens clean and pressed.
Saturday, 21 Feb 2015 - "We had a working chimney fire in there. We had three trucks and a tanker, all from Egremont." -- Assistant Fire Chief James Olmsted
Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 - At the age of 48, Frances went to nursing school and graduated from the Pittsfield Vocational School of Nursing Class of 1972 with honors. After graduation, she did private duty for Norman Rockwell, Percy Musgrave, Gabriella Sedgwick, Margaret French Cresson and William Gibson.
Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 - Steven was proud to be a farmer. He first started working on his family’s dairy farm in Sheffield and then for the past 13 years he worked for the Larkin & Batacchi Farm. He was an avid country and rock music fan who enjoyed concerts and outdoor events. He loved riding motorcycles, especially his Harley, to various gatherings around the country.
Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 - Dennis C Marcus, M.D., adult and child psychiatrist of New Marlborough, died Friday, February 13, 2015 at Massachusetts General Hospital after a long illness.
Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 - She was owner of Ryan’s Florist for 13 years, driving founder and president of Stockbridge Road Association, lead organizer of Partners with Farmers Concert that included an appearance by Arlo Guthrie.
Friday, 13 Feb 2015 - Eli was a pioneer in the use of computers in hospital engineering and facilities maintenance functions with one of the first successful software businesses, Maintenance Automation Corporation, for the industry.
Friday, 13 Feb 2015 - Sean graduated from Mount Everett Regional High School, class of 1992, after which he went on to art school in Maine and attended classes at Berkshire Community College. Sean was an extremely talented artist.
Bits & Bytes: ‘Much Ado about Nothing’; Lingerie frolic at Sanctuary; Gospel Gang for fuel emergency; Steinhacker lecture at Lenox Library
Wednesday, 11 Feb 2015 - Waldorf High School’s ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ Stockbridge –– The Berkshire Waldorf High School will present William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing at the Unicorn Theater in Stockbridge on Valentine’s Day weekend. These performances, in collaboration with Shakespeare & Company, will be Friday, February 13 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, February 14 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 […]
Monday, 9 Feb 2015 - In 1957 Allen worked with his father David Rubin at David Hats Incorporated. In 1959 the business was moved from Great Barrington to Housatonic. Mr. Rubin was a strong supporter of Berkshire Pulse: A Center for the Creative Arts. He was also an avid fan of the New England Patriots.
Monday, 9 Feb 2015 - In 1991, he became Title I Director for the City of Pittsfield and remained in that role until 2006. As Title I director he developed the Parent-Child Home program for high-risk children which received numerous national awards.
Bits & Bytes: Winter Weekend fun; Flying Cloud vacation sessions; LABspace: deconstructing text; Barnstar! at Helsinki Hudson
Thursday, 5 Feb 2015 - Flying Cloud educator Kristen Sparhawk says the February vacation activities aim to help kids discover the excitement of learning outdoors in winter: “Last year students built a snow shelter that lasted four weeks and tracked porcupine, otter and coyote. They engineered and tested miniature sleds on a run they built in the field.”
Thursday, 5 Feb 2015 - Helen attended local schools and was a graduate of the former Searles High School class of 1943. She worked as a secretary at Home Gas in Housatonic.
Wednesday, 4 Feb 2015 - A diverse assortment of parcels were offered at the public auction ranging from 2-acre individual, contiguous lots located in a residential area to smaller parcels close to the center of town. All properties have been held by the Town through foreclosure for more than four years.
Wednesday, 4 Feb 2015 - Dave retired from Schweitzer-Mauduit Mills in Lee, Mass., with 32 years of services. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and was a member of the Stockbridge Sportsman’s Club.
Bits & Bytes: Senate ‘Conversation’ tour; Ladysmith Black Mambazo; Jon Ahlen at Shire City Sanctuary; paintings by Amy Cohen Banker
Wednesday, 4 Feb 2015 - "We are teachers. We travel the world spreading our message of peace, love, and harmony. What could be better or more important than that.” -- Ladysmith Black Mambazo founder and leader Joseph Shabalala
Tuesday, 3 Feb 2015 - Ruth loved gardening and reading. At the Ramsdell Library in Housatonic, you’d be hard pressed to find a book without her name in it. She also had a tender heart for all animals and nursed many back to health.
Sunday, 1 Feb 2015 - Based on the preliminary investigation, the female was traveling at a moderate rate of speed when she failed to negotiate a corner, causing her to strike the tree head on.
Saturday, 31 Jan 2015 - If there was one word to describe Peggy that word is love. She loved people. She especially cherished spending time with her family; each one of her nieces and nephews held a special place in her heart. She loved to laugh, she loved food, music, and dogs -- who loved her back.
Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 - A favorite family picture is one of Dottie rappelling off a cliff during Escape and Evasion School. From 1953 until 1955 Dottie served with the 6481st Medical Air Evacuation Group stationed in Seoul and Tokyo. While serving her country at war Dottie earned numerous commendations, including a battle star and was promoted to first lieutenant.
Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 - Last year's children’s production, Seussical, was a heart-warming and widely successful production, featuring more than 100 talented children and adults from the community. Berkshire Theatre Group's 10th Annual Children's Theatre Production will be directed by Travis G. Daly, with music direction by Mark Gionfriddo.
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Friday, 23 Jan 2015 - It is always a thrill to break out your sleigh. An authentic Currier and Ives moment if ever there was one.