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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.
Friday, 23 Jan 2015 - Antigone was the first feminine heroine written for the stage. She was not afraid to show her strength, her pain, and her passion, all attributes that are deep at the heart of flamenco.
Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 - “I thought it was important to portray the subjects of this story primarily with old-fashioned black and white film, since this is a venerable relationship between the farms and these traditional breeds which is now being rekindled. Many of the portraits I was able to create have an antique feel and seem to speak through the centuries.” -- Photographer Erik Hoffner, whose photo exhibit is now on view at Galerie Giroux in Great Barrington
Saturday, 17 Jan 2015 - Karen was a fiercely independent woman with a sense of humor like no other. It was her ability to find humor in any and every situation that kept her strong and alive.
Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 - Arthur was a former Scout Master for Boy Scout Troop #23 in Sheffield and he was a member of the NRA. He enjoyed woodworking and spending time with his family and friends.
Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 - "Imagine in the middle of January being able to buy carrots, watermelon radishes, a variety of potatoes grown here in the Berkshires, plus locally produced cheeses and meat. That’s our vision for the winter farmers’ markets. We are experimenting — these are our first farmers markets in January and February, so we need everyone to join us for them to succeed. If each of us buys directly from a farmer, we build the local food economy.” -- Barbara Zheutlin, executive director of Berkshire Grown
Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 - Mr. Pothul owned and operated his farm on Lime Kiln Road. He was known for having a “green thumb,” especially when it came to flowers and vegetables. He was a talented woodworker; however, he found no greater joy than spending time with family and friends.
Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 - Roberta was the 3rd generation of Wheelers to be born on Hollenbeck Avenue, in Great Barrington, the town that has been home to at least seven generations of the Wheeler family.
Bits & Bytes: BFWW lean-in and other news; Jana Laiz at Arrowhead writers workshop; ‘Out of the Studio’ show at Lichtenstein
Saturday, 10 Jan 2015 - Want to begin a project but you're terrified? Can't make the time? The minute you sit down to write, you think your ideas are horrible or someone's already written it better than you ever will? Feeling vulnerable? Then you're in the right place.
Friday, 9 Jan 2015 - Alice was a very talented seamstress. Throughout her life she made many of her own clothes, and clothes for her family. She made prom dresses, tuxedos, bridesmaid gowns, flower girls’ dresses, children’s clothes, doll clothes, Halloween costumes, cheerleading uniforms, and more. Among these items was her daughter Kathy's wedding gown, for which she painstakingly sewed on many dozens of seed pearls – one pearl at a time!
Thursday, 8 Jan 2015 - Stephen worked as a self-employed painter and wallpaper contractor. Included in his resume was wallpapering the Governor’s Mansion in Virginia with his son, Stephen Jr.
Wednesday, 7 Jan 2015 - Joan travelled extensively, was an accomplished pianist and for many years she was a Guild Member of the Metropolitan Opera in New York City, and enjoyed bringing family and friends whenever she could. Her love of flying would take her all over New England and she often stated that flying gave her the greatest sense of accomplishment and joy.
Tuesday, 6 Jan 2015 - He was a talented gardener, florist and pie-baker who loved to share his creations with friends and family. David also loved to walk and could be seen walking almost daily uptown and back to his South Main Street home. He was a talented gardener, florist and pie-baker who loved to share his creations with friends and family. David also loved to walk and could be seen walking almost daily uptown and back to his South Main Street home.
Monday, 5 Jan 2015 - Mrs. Anderson worked at the business office of Monument Mills prior to marrying her husband, Carleton, and later assisted with billing at Dolby Florist. Mildred enjoyed golfing and was a member of the Wyantenuck Golf Club. She also enjoyed dancing, bowling and was an avid bridge player.
Friday, 2 Jan 2015 - “We wanted a very readable and enjoyable book, The result is a large, softcover, coffee-table style book that contains over 100 photos and is perfect as a gift or for personal enjoyment. You can read the book in one sitting or pick it up occasionally and look it over at your leisure.” -- Bruce Garlow, editor of "Becket, Massachusetts: From Colonial Township to Modern Town, 1765-2015".
Friday, 2 Jan 2015 - Philip was an avid bowler and belonged to many leagues throughout the years. He also loved the N.Y. Yankees and never missed watching their games. He enjoyed area restaurants where he was known as a “regular” at many.
Friday, 2 Jan 2015 - Joan enjoyed photography, nature, the Berkshire Hills, the shores of Maine and the Georgia Mountains. She lived for her children, grandchildren and great grandchild giving of her time and energy and love unconditionally.
Wednesday, 31 Dec 2014 - Among his many interests and pastimes he was a farmer at heart. He kept a keen eye on activities at the neighboring Turner Farm operated by his nephews Bill, Paul and Daryl. In addition, he loved buying, refurbishing and reselling old Farmall cub tractors and the many acquaintances he made as a result.
Monday, 29 Dec 2014 - He was a devoted and loving father to the three children who are his survivors: a daughter Paige Marie, and two sons, Nicholas Leonard and Mathew William.
Bits & Bytes: West Stockbridge Chamber Players concert Dec. 30; Matthew Savery at Carnegie Hall; Award for BNRC
Friday, 26 Dec 2014 - The world-class Chamber Players ensemble is made up of Boston- and Berkshire-based musicians who regularly perform with the Boston Symphony, Boston Pops, Spoleto Festival, and Portland Symphony, and who teach at the Tanglewood Music Center. Many have homes and close ties to our area.