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Business Briefs: Sotheby’s agent tours Canyon Ranch condos; NEA grant for Orion; Berkshire South receives grant; new client services coordinator for MSBDC; clothing sale donates to charities

“ABC” stands for “A Better Community,” echoing the sale’s commitment to recycling clothing and household linens and its mission to benefit local charitable organizations that serve at-risk families and youth and address hunger, poverty and inequality in northern Berkshire communities.

Sotheby’s agent tours new condos at Canyon Ranch

Nikki Field.
Nikki Field.

Great Barrington — William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty has announced that Manhattan Sotheby’s International Realty Inc. agent Nikki Field will attend the first exclusive tour of the Canyon Ranch Residences at Bellefontaine, a collection of condominiums at Canyon Ranch’s 120-acre Lenox location. William Pitt agents Gladys Montgomery and Marc Bachman serve as the sales and marketing agents for the property. Field is a referral agent as well as a longtime guest of Canyon Ranch and is attending the residences’ opening tours during her visit from Monday, Dec. 26, through Friday, Dec. 30.

The Residences at Bellefontaine will be comprised of 19 luxury condos ranging in price from $1.35 to $3.5 million, all of which will have access to the Canyon Ranch facilities and programming. Designed by architect Robert E. Harrison with interior design by William Caligari, Jr., the eco-friendly residences will include open floor plans, hardwood floors, custom-designed cabinetry, a full-size washer/dryer, gas fireplaces, 24-hour on-site security, a climate-controlled underground parking garage with elevator access to units, and private balconies and terraces. In addition to gourmet, healthy meals prepared by top chefs, residents will have complete access to experts in medicine, nutrition and exercise as well as additional Canyon Ranch services and amenities such as spiritual wellness, a guided labyrinth experience, comprehensive exercise assessments, sleep studies and individualized wellness plans.

–E.E.

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Orion magazine receives grant from NEA

Great Barrington — Orion Magazine has received a grant in the amount of $25,000 as part of the National Endowment for the Arts’ (NEA) Art Works program. Part of the $30 million in grants that makes up NEA’s first major funding announcement for fiscal year 2017, the grant will support Orion’s literary-quality magazine content as well as ancillary online activities. Said Orion Board Chair Christopher Nye, “We welcome this NEA funding again for the coming year. At a time of political turmoil and with the environment threatened as never before, the magazine can articulate the values and vision needed to heal our connections to nature and each other.”

–E.E.

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Berkshire South receives $30,000 grant

Great Barrington — The Robbins-de Beaumont Foundation has awarded $30,000 to Berkshire South Regional Community Center to support Berkshire South’s Teen Outreach Nutrition Exercise (TONE) program. The free TONE program is part of Berkshire South’s Youth Intervention/Prevention Curriculum (YIPC) designed to reduce risky behaviors among middle and high school youth.

TONE systematically improves the health and well being of teens in grades 9–12 through a two-tiered regime of exercise and personal wellness. Participants attend exercise classes, nutrition and cooking demonstrations, and workshops on subjects including pairing health with lifestyle, leadership and mentoring and the value of education. The layered structure of the program enables teens to adapt gradually to healthier habits while incorporating them into their lifestyle over time.

–E.E.

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MSBDC gains new client services coordinator

Jayne Monteleone-Bellora.
Jayne Monteleone-Bellora.

Pittsfield — Jayne Monteleone-Bellora has joined the local office of the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network (MSBDC) as its new client services coordinator/office manager.

Prior to joining the Berkshire office, Monteleone-Bellora held a position as a licensed insurance agent and, for over 13 years worked in sales, marketing and advertising at local radio stations. A Pittsfield native, she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in interdisciplinary studies with a concentration in leadership from the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. She plans to enter graduate school in the summer of 2017 to obtain a Masters Degree in organizational management.

–E.E.

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ABC clothing sale donates $16,000 to local charities

Williamstown — The ABC Clothing Sale steering committee has announced the disbursement of $16,000 in unrestricted grants from the proceeds of its annual clothing sale in September, and the numerous specialty and pop-up sales it has held throughout the year.

“ABC” stands for “A Better Community,” echoing the sale’s commitment to recycling clothing and household linens and its mission to benefit local charitable organizations that serve at-risk families and youth and address hunger, poverty and inequality in northern Berkshire communities. This year the money was distributed among the Elizabeth Freeman Center, Louison House Family Life Support Center, Northern Berkshire Interfaith Action Initiative Friendship Center Food Pantry, and Williamstown Food Pantry at Sts. Patrick and Raphael Parish in order to support their work in the communities of northern Berkshire. A large amount of clothing and bedding has been donated to the Berkshire Immigrant Center, Soldier On, Haiti Plunge, Goodwill Industries, local veterinary clinics, and a village with extreme need in Malawi.

–E.E.

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