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BUSINESS MONDAY: Spotlight on Refill GB—a mission-based shop with a welcoming vibe (and zero plastic!)

Founded three years ago by Berkshire native Jamie McCormack, this charming Great Barrington retail space helps you make better choices for your health and the planet.

BUSINESS BRIEFS: CFP, BMM partnership; Erikson Prize for Dreier; program director, board members for SculptureNow; food bank donation

Price Rite Marketplace of Pittsfield and four other local stores raised more than $4,000 for the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts.

Julie Martino, 88, longtime Lenox resident

Julie worked as executive assistant to the medical director at Austen Riggs Center in Stockbridge for 32 years and was well-known in the Stockbridge area.

Coffee shop companionship — at a distance

While we wait for the next generation to become strong enough to lead, I think we need to be very careful who we vote into any kind of office.

Prominent Berkshire philanthropist Aso O. Tavitian dies at 80

Aso O. Tavitian of New York City and Stockbridge, Mass., passed away on April 21, 2020 after his courageous battle with cancer, with his loving wife Isabella Meisinger at his side.

CONNECTIONS: A notable corner in Stockbridge

Preservation is not stagnation; preservation is one important element of the selective decisions that define good planning.

News Briefs: Lanesborough woman admits to embezzlement; Egremont man guilty of domestic violence

The victim reported multiple instances of verbal and physical abuse dating back to 2015.

Bits & Bytes: Holiday Shop, Sip & Stroll; ‘Sense & Sensibility’ at Shake & Co.; ‘Unborn Sun’ at Berkshire Botanical Garden; Tony Trischka at...

New York City-based John Gordon Gauld holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts with honors from the Rhode Island School of Design and is a recent recipient of the Martha Boschen Porter Grant from the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation.

On hate speech: Building structures for engaging in dialogue

What happens in schools is tied to what happens outside of them. How can we better engage everyone to support a broad cultural shift?

Business Briefs: Appeal letter party; Donoyan joins Main Street Hospitality; human resources workshop; Jewish Women’s Foundation grants; Stockbridge Chamber annual meeting

Main Street Hospitality Group CEO Sarah Eustis has announced the appointment of H. Jackson Donoyan as vice president of operations.

Business Briefs: Kapteyn Prize for Lee Middle & High School’s McEvoy; Prado de Lana grand opening; EforAll pitch contest winners; Austen Riggs researcher in...

Prado de Lana Sheep Farm Yarn & Wool Shop will celebrate the opening of its new store at the back of the Seven Arts building Saturday, Oct. 26, and Sunday, Oct. 27.

CONNECTIONS: Cottage industry

It was Austen Riggs who brought the Coonley family to the Berkshires. Riggs founded his therapeutic community in 1919. Mary Lord Coonley was on the first board of trustees.

Business Briefs: 100 Main; chocolate shop rebranded; 1Berkshire Youth Leadership Program; Austen Riggs lauded; new Berkshire Workforce Board hires

Bunny Williams formed the concept for 100 Main after being impressed by the quality and talent of the many local artisans in the local area.

Bits & Bytes: Weekend in Norfolk; ‘The Bauhaus in America’; Keith Murphy, Yann Falquet at Dewey Hall; ‘A Melancholy Spectacle’; car seat safety check

Community Health Programs will host a free car seat safety check Thursday, Aug. 1, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at East Mountain Medical.

Virginia Loveless, 91, of West Stockbridge

She threw herself into her various jobs, including teaching grammar and English at Berkshire Country Day School, arts and crafts at Stockbridge School, making soup at the Stock Pot, and cooking and caring for Molly and Norman Rockwell for the last 10 years of their lives.

Bits & Bytes: ‘The Hospital on Main Street’; Chris Herren at the Mahaiwe; Hancock Shaker Village exhibits

From growing up in Fall River to playing basketball in Division 1 and the NBA, Chris Herren will take the audience on his journey from addiction to sobriety.

Bits & Bytes: Trade Secrets; Escher String Quartet at the Mahaiwe; Ben Brantley at Salisbury Forum; ‘Henry V’ at Austen Riggs; adult/child tennis tournament

Championed by the Emerson String Quartet, the Escher String Quartet has toured extensively throughout the U.S., Europe, Australia and Asia.
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