Emily Edelman is an audio and media professional who enjoys working and playing in her native Berkshires.
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Bits & Bytes: ‘Scrooged’ at the Mahaiwe; ‘Plant Shadows’ at BBG; ‘Monument Man’ book launch; immigration attorney workshop; Oakes & Smith at St. Paul’s
Monday, 10 Dec 2018 - A dark comedy update of Charles Dickens' “A Christmas Carol” directed by Richard Donner, “Scrooged” stars Bill Murray as cynical television executive Frank Cross and Karen Allen as his kind-hearted girlfriend, Claire Philips.
Business Briefs: Permits for CDCSB; award for CHP; new trustee for Barrington Stage; Rotter joins Goodwill; Person leads executive council
Friday, 7 Dec 2018 - Massachusetts Health Quality Partners conducts the only statewide survey of primary care patient experience in Massachusetts, with feedback from over 65,000 commercially insured patients across the state.
Bits & Bytes: Young Choreographers Initiative; Yuletide Festival; Estes at Salisbury Forum; swing dancing at Dewey Hall
Thursday, 6 Dec 2018 - The Young Choreographers Initiative performance explores issues that matter most to the students, including sexual assault, consent and explorations of gender.
Business Briefs: Allium to close; Grant for CDCSB; new board member for NPC Berkshires; Waiveris joins VIM; O’Donnell to coach at Mass. Conference for Women
Wednesday, 5 Dec 2018 - The Community Development Corporation of South Berkshire has announced that Salisbury Bank has made it a $5,000 grant, which will support the organization by growing its general fund.
Bits & Bytes: ‘A Christmas Carol’ at the Colonial; ‘An Old-Fashioned Christmas’; ‘Battlemind’ at BCC; ‘The Jewish World of Elvis Presley’; ‘All of Us’ at Art Omi
Tuesday, 4 Dec 2018 - Participants of 'An Old-Fashioned Christmas' will be able to trace the history of the Christmas tree from the Colonial period to the Victorian era, the 1950s and on to the modern day.
Bits & Bytes: Festive Frolic; ‘Marzipan and the Trout’; Berkshire Waldorf High School art show; invasive fish talk; 100 Cats for Christmas
Monday, 3 Dec 2018 - A landmark of classical music, Schubert’s “Trout” Quintet weaves a net of enchantment with its catchy melodies and fresh exuberance.
Business Briefs: CDCSB annual meeting; new Austen Riggs CEO; DeVries Fine Art holiday reception; Goewey joins CHP board; ‘We Believe’ at Salisbury Bank
Friday, 30 Nov 2018 - In addition to his long professional career at Austen Riggs, Dr. Eric Plakun is also a leader in organized psychiatry and psychoanalysis, the author of more than 50 publications, a member of several journal editorial boards, and a past member of the Harvard clinical faculty.
Bits & Bytes: Handmade Holiday Festival; the Wiyos at Club Helsinki Hudson; Hawthorne Valley Yuletide Fair; ‘Christmas at Trinity’
Thursday, 29 Nov 2018 - The concert will include Russian sacred music for Christmas by Tchaikovsky; traditional carols; and some new settings of old favorites by Ola Gjeilo and Stephen Paulus for chorus, harp and oboe.
Bits & Bytes: ‘The Nutcracker’ at the Colonial; ‘G Is for Gun’ at Mason Library; culinary arts dinner; Dalton exercise park dedication; holiday greenery workshops
Tuesday, 27 Nov 2018 - 'G Is For Gun' explores the highly controversial trend of arming faculty and staff in K-12 schools.
Bits & Bytes: Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas; autism neuroscience talk; hip hop residency performance; new GBRSS school director; Miss Hall’s pop-up art show
Monday, 26 Nov 2018 - The hip-hop performance will be the culmination of the Mahaiwe education program’s four-day in-school residency taught by hip hop masters Baba Israel, Yako 440, Ken Fury and Grace Galu featuring students from Monument Valley Regional Middle School, Mount Everett Regional School and Herberg Middle School.
Bits & Bytes: Dickens to perform ‘A Christmas Carol’; ‘Beyond Plastics’ at Bennington; AOH seeks storytellers; Rep. Reed at Williams
Friday, 23 Nov 2018 - Former Environmental Protection Agency regional administrator Judith Enck will launching the “Beyond Plastics” project, through which she will work with college students and community leaders around the country to reduce plastic pollution.
Business Briefs: The Green grand opening; Art School of Columbia County seeks ‘Home for Art’; 1Berkshire launches Get Mentored; board financial management workshop; BCC hires, promotes staff
Tuesday, 20 Nov 2018 - If the Art School of Columbia County meets its goals by Monday, Dec. 31, it will receive the gift of the historic 1880 schoolhouse it currently occupies. If not, it will have to move.
Bits & Bytes: Invasive species topic at Green Drinks; ‘Messiah’ sing-in; Simon Winchester at Sandisfield Arts Center; Red Cross blood drives
Monday, 19 Nov 2018 - Simon Winchester's 'The Perfectionists' traces the development of technology from the Industrial Age to the Digital Age to explore the single component crucial to advancement—precision—in a history that is both an homage and a warning for our future.
Bits & Bytes: ‘Troika: An Evening of Faerietale Dream Music;’ ‘Songs and Sayings’ benefit; ‘Shakespeare at the Moment’; vegan Thanksgiving
Thursday, 15 Nov 2018 - The People’s Pantry is located at Saint James Place and distributes food to all those in South County who feel they need help feeding themselves and their families.
Business Briefs: Main Street Hospitality expands to Rhode Island; new Berkshire Taconic board member; marketing for playwrights; Nichols gains certification
Wednesday, 14 Nov 2018 - An Oct. 23 ceremony marking the beginning of construction of Hammetts Wharf was attended by Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo, Newport Mayor Harry Winthrop, State Commerce Secretary Stefan Pryor, Peregrine Group principal Colin Kane, Eustis and other members of the Main Street Hospitality executive team.
Bits & Bytes: Isadora Duncan dance workshop; ‘Berkshire Voices’; Berkshire Stonewall potluck; Berkshire Theatre Awards
Tuesday, 13 Nov 2018 - Berkshire Voices, led by playwright Michael Brady, was created by and for Berkshire-based playwrights to provide key support and resources for writers at every stage of their careers
Tuesday, 13 Nov 2018 - Students have the opportunity to develop skills in stage combat, performance aesthetics, dance, technical theater, costuming, stage management, marketing and publicity during the Fall Festival experience.
Business Briefs: Berkshire Workforce Skills Cabinet meeting; new land trust board members; grant for collaborative workspaces; Toole is Pacesetter of the Year; Mellon grant for Williams
Monday, 12 Nov 2018 - A grant of $147,572 will support design, renovation and repairs at the Studio for Integrated Craft in Housatonic, the former Housatonic Curtain Company mill at 430 Park St.
Bits & Bytes: FODfest 2018; ‘PLASTIC!’ in Housatonic; world music program for kids; Social Change Film Series; ‘Voices of Poetry’ at the Mount
Saturday, 10 Nov 2018 - To ease the transition and make tap water more readily available, the Berkshire Women’s Action Group’s Environment Committee is planning a gradual rollout of modern, hygienic water-refill stations around Great Barrington and Housatonic.
Bits & Bytes: ‘The Sound of the Trumpet’; ‘A Pilgrimage of Hope’; Clark on Haydn; ‘Decision Height’ at Miss Hall’s
Tuesday, 6 Nov 2018 - In her talk, Caryl Clark will provide a window into the breadth and greatness of Haydn’s work: his music as well as the changing social, cultural and political spheres in which he studied and worked.
Bits & Bytes: Jackie Wang at Simon’s Rock; ‘Reviving Our Hearts for Justice’; oral history workshops; opioid panel at Williams
Monday, 5 Nov 2018 - 'Reviving Our Hearts for Justice: An Interfaith Call to Action' seeks to revive people’s spirits for the work of social justice in the Berkshires and beyond.
Business Briefs: WAM makes record donation; Constitution booklets at Kenver; Lauren Clark Fine Art’s ‘Last Waltz’; BHS clothing drive; MMRHS fundraiser
Monday, 5 Nov 2018 - Kenver will be handing out free booklets of the U.S. Constitution to voters who visit the store after casting their ballots. No purchase is necessary.
Bits & Bytes: OLLI University Day; CATA in North County; ‘Why Do Birds Sing?’; Pittsfield Photo Challenge
Friday, 2 Nov 2018 - Tom Stephenson, author of “The Warbler Guide” and several birding apps, will present an overview of the kinds of vocalizations that birds make, how they are acquired and how the song-learning process unfolds.
Bits & Bytes: Comedy at Race Brook Lodge; ‘This Is Home’ at Mason Library; ‘Southern Berkshires Through Time’; CoA luncheon; FAFSA Day Massachusetts
Thursday, 1 Nov 2018 - The Sundance Film Festival award-winning documentary "This is Home" follows four Syrian refugee families sent to resettle in Baltimore in 2016.
Bits & Bytes: First Fridays Artswalk; ‘Bach and More’; artist Neumann at Berkshire School; Kapteyn Prize for Mount Greylock teacher
Wednesday, 31 Oct 2018 - The 'Bach and More' concert will feature James Bagwell conducting an ensemble of 12 a cappella voices in sacred and secular music from the early Baroque period.
Bits & Bytes: Postmodern Jukebox at the Mahaiwe; Aretha Franklin tribute; Freedom Fund Awards dinner; Ice Glen walk; Harvest Fiesta
Tuesday, 30 Oct 2018 - Whitney Battle-Baptiste, director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Center and associate professor of anthropology at UMass Amherst, will be the keynote speaker at the fourth annual NAACP - Berkshire County Branch Freedom Awards dinner.
Business Briefs: Gift for Gould Farm; Marcus Lemonis at Berkshire Money Management; Enchill joins CHP board; new Hancock Shaker Village curator; Rap, Inc. teen program; Fill-the-Basket campaign
Monday, 29 Oct 2018 - In his talk at Berkshire Money Management, Marcus Lemonis will address local business owners and economic leaders about looking toward the future of their companies and knowing what to do.
Bits & Bytes: Tune-Yards at MASS MoCA; UNICO dinner; Ottmar Liebert at Infinity Hall; cliff swallows talk
Friday, 26 Oct 2018 - The Brien Center for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services will honor Rep. William “Smitty” Pignatelli, D-Lenox, and Dr. Jennifer Michaels at its annual UNICO dinner Thursday, Nov. 1, at 5:30 p.m. at Berkshire Hills Country Club.
Bits & Bytes: ‘Studio 54’ at the Moviehouse; BSO at MCLA; Moors & McCumber at Dewey Hall; ‘Fantastic Terrors’ at Ventfort Hall; fuel assistance concert
Thursday, 25 Oct 2018 - As part of the BSO Community Chamber Concert series’ ongoing artistic exchange program, students from Berkshire Children and Families’ Kids 4 Harmony program will present a special pre-concert program at 2:30 p.m.
Bits & Bytes: Barnstar! at Race Brook Lodge; Robert Bullard at Williams; Stockbridge Halloween parade; ‘The Concert’ at CAS; Lyme disease talk
Tuesday, 23 Oct 2018 - For decades, Robert Bullard has been a leading voice against environmental racism—the disproportionate impact of environmental hazards on people of color—including the Flint water crisis and hurricane recovery in Houston and Puerto Rico.
Bits & Bytes: Fairview Monster Dash; Schumacher lectures; STEAM challenge night; ‘A Haunting in the Hills’; Williamstown Repair Cafe
Monday, 22 Oct 2018 - Speakers Leah Penniman and Ed Whitfield are doing work that builds on Du Bois’ legacy — his commitment to black economic development, cooperative structures and fair access to land.
Business Briefs: Greylock supports food pantries; new Stockbridge Library trustees; Civitan Club name change; new Litchfield Performing Arts board members
Sunday, 21 Oct 2018 - The Civitan Club of Pittsfield has officially changed its name to the Civitan Club of the Berkshires as a reflection of its commitment to all of Berkshire County.