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Hannah Van Sickle is a Berkshire County native who resides deep in the woods of South County where she spent summers as a child and is now raising her own daughters. An English teacher by training, Hannah now works as a freelance writer, academic tutor and writing coach.

Articles by Hannah Van Sickle

YES! You can end the year-end school doldrums — at least at MVRMS

Friday, 14 Jun 2019 - Year End Studies—or YES, for short—is one local district’s answer to the end-of-year stagnation, a perennial phenomenon that often leaves students and teachers inching toward the 180th day of school with little, if any, enthusiasm for the work at hand.

Construct Inc.: Celebrating 50 years of helping the homeless

Tuesday, 4 Jun 2019 - “When I hear about 500 people on a waiting list to get housing that’s affordable, I think we all have a community obligation to step forward and solve this problem.” -- Rep. William “Smitty” Pignatelli, D-Lenox.

A pop-up gallery at the Housie Market celebrates ‘The Radness in the Sadness’

Wednesday, 1 May 2019 - “The idea is that personal struggles inspire artistic expression. These artists each take on the sad, forgotten, mundane aspects of existence and turn then into various artistic practices: works on paper, text, installation, video and photography." -- 'The Radness in the Sadness' co-curator Sara S. Wallach

Young jazz guitarist selected for national music award

Monday, 15 Apr 2019 - During the intensive, weeklong program, Wohl was one of 160 finalists across 10 disciplines participating in master classes and workshops with internationally recognized leaders in their respective fields.

National Donate Life Month stresses the importance of organ donation

Friday, 5 Apr 2019 - In contemporary circles, April is widely gaining recognition as National Donate Life Month, established as a means of raising awareness about organ, eye and tissue donation, a fact that resonates with me on a very deep level: A scant seven weeks before my youngest daughter’s death, an organ donor saved her life.

The Hello It’s Me Project comes to Pittsfield: Dr. Claudia Gold at the helm of initiative to create healthy bonds between parents and infants

Wednesday, 6 Mar 2019 - The Hello It’s Me Project shines a spotlight on these tender new relationships, investing resources around the birth of a baby with the long-term goal of building a healthy community from the bottom up. While the project will serve the entire community, it is particularly well-suited to support parent-infant relationships impacted by the growing opioid crisis.

Love Yourself: In celebration of youth recovery and suicide prevention

Thursday, 7 Feb 2019 - In a scant two years, Arts in Recovery for Youth has helped 57 suicidal young people to stay safe. On Sunday, Feb. 10, from 2 to 5 p.m., the community is invited to enjoy a day of celebration, community education and awareness in support of youth suicide prevention.