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Margaret Louise Candee, 89, native of S. Egremont

Monday, 24 Nov 2014 - Margaret, second oldest native resident of South Egremont, was a member of the Council on Aging and Egremont Historical Committee. Margaret gave her entire family the best childhood experience anyone could ever hope for.

Kathy A. Keefner of Egremont

Saturday, 22 Nov 2014 - Most people remember her from “Brooks” where she was a Pharmacy Technician and Cumberland Farms where she also worked for many years.

Eva Wainrib, 90, founder of Red Barn Realty

Friday, 21 Nov 2014 - 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, 18 Nov 2014 - 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, 16 Nov 2014 - 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.

Bits & Bytes: ‘Visual Harmonies,’ Steiner Fair

Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 - 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.

Mary Romano, 99, of Great Barrington  

Tuesday, 11 Nov 2014 - 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, 10 Nov 2014 - 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, 10 Nov 2014 - “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, 8 Nov 2014 - 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, 7 Nov 2014 - Sue lived by her favorite word “Ohana.” “Ohana” means family and family means no one gets left behind or forgotten.

Josephine Dellea, 103

Thursday, 6 Nov 2014 - 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.

Trinity Renee Raifstanger, 39

Wednesday, 5 Nov 2014 - 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, 31 Oct 2014 - 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, 31 Oct 2014 - 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.

Alta L. Skorput, 97

Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 - Alta Skorput earned her Master’s degree in Education and taught third grade for many years at the Stockbridge Plain School in Stockbridge.

Rudolph Lloyd Hoeltzel, 80

Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 - If life is a journey, he made the most of it, embracing it wholeheartedly with a tireless quest for knowledge, and a great love of the arts, literature and above all nature. He spent some of his happiest times transforming the landscape around his home and hiking, either the Appalachian Trail, of which he completed over 2,000 miles, or with the local Monday Mountain Boys.