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Bits & Bytes: Sally Harris good works; dancing at Dewey Hall; blues at Club Helsinki; New Year’s blast of Bach

Wednesday, 24 Dec 2014 - Post-intermission fare on New Year's Eve consists of two Bach classics in special Berkshire Bach versions: Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 (what would New Year's be without a Brandenburg?) with its spectacular solos for violin, horns, oboes, bassoon, and percussion, and the brilliant Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D with its three-trumpet-and timpani power and its famous Air for strings.

Peter Jason Callas, 61, of Great Barrington

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 - He was a loyal friend to many, known for his considerable mechanical abilities and dry wit...he leaves behind a large cadre of friends, fellow vintage Mercedes automobile enthusiasts, and his loyal feline companions, Dusky and Jake.

Richard Paul Tribula, 75, of East Otis  

Monday, 15 Dec 2014 - He worked as a sales representative for Deblinger Sales and after retiring ran Witek’s Sporting Goods Store in Westfield. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.

Adella C. Lynch, 79, of Great Barrington

Saturday, 13 Dec 2014 - Adella was a communicant of Saint Peter’s Church and member of the Womens Guild. She also enjoyed walking, the Senior Center and all their activities and all the fairs.

News Brief: Housatonic freight train strikes car

Friday, 12 Dec 2014 - During a snowstorm, the driver was backing out of a driveway at her workplace at 220 North Plain Road. While waiting to pull out of the driveway onto Route 41, her car was struck by a Housatonic Railroad Company freight train heading south.

Timothy Miller Richman, 32, teacher of mathematics

Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 - “Mr. Richman was the best teacher I ever had”…”Mr. Richman taught me to love calculus when I hated math”…”I am now becoming an engineer because of Mr. Richman…”

Tips for healthy eating on Thanksgiving

Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 - We were contemplating the 10 guests that would soon be assembling for our Thanksgiving celebration, and fretting about whether we had enough turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, sweet potatoes, pecan, apple and pumpkin pies, asparagus, salad, Brussel sprouts, hors d’oeuvres, when we received an email from Lauren Smith, director of information for Fairview Hospital. Her message […]

CPA Trust Fund awards Barrington $190,000

Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 - "With a strong CPA fund, the town will be better able to meet some of our important affordable housing, historic preservation and open space needs." -- Great Barrington Town Manager Jennifer Tabakin

Bits & Bytes: Women of Haiti at MMRHS, Homespun Theatre at Lauren Clark

Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 - ‘Women of Haiti: Their Influence; Their Art’ Great Barrington — On Monday, December 1, at 7 p.m.,Give to Give, Monument Mountain Regional High School’s student organization, is presenting “Women from Haiti: Their Influence; Their Art.” Held at Monument Mountain’s auditorium, the evening event will include a viewing of excerpts from the film “Poto Mitan: Haitian Women, […]

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.