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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.

PREVIEW: Sharon Lawrence in ‘The Shot’ at Great Barrington Public Theater

For five performances only, June 16 to 19, at the Liebowitz Black Box Theater at Bard College at Simon's Rock, Sharon Lawrence will be performing "The Shot" as Katherine Graham, an abused wife who later transformed herself into the powerful publisher of The Washington Post during the Richard Nixon years.

Bits & Bytes: Simon’s Rock Jazz Ensemble; Hudson Hall gala; Repair Café in Williamstown; Play reading at Ventfort Hall; Pops Peterson at “Notice Otis”

The Simon's Rock Jazz Ensemble will perform on Friday, May 13 at 8 p.m. in the McConnell Theater at the Daniel Arts Center. The ensemble will perform a variety of beautiful standards by the great masters of jazz, with plenty of energetic and creative improvisation by its talented members.

Bits & Bytes: Mahaiwe drive-in movies; Howardena Pindell at Art Omi; online theater workshop; screenplay submissions

During the workshop, guest choreographers Becky and Jamal Ahamad, Community Works alums and creators of the dance troupe dysFUNK, will show how movement tells a story.

Bits & Bytes: ‘Who Stole My Pension?’; Lenox Library StoryWalk; photography workshop; BAA call for art

Laminated pages from the Caldecott Medal-winning children's book “Where the Wild Things Are” by Maurice Sendak are placed in storefront windows or attached to wooden stakes along an outdoor path.

BMC needs ventilators, as Neal assures county that help is on the way from the feds

Neal was eager to talk about the $2 trillion stimulus bill, which includes almost $900 billion to businesses small and large, $560 billion to individuals, almost $440 billion to state and local governments, and more than $153 billion to hospitals and "public health."

Town of Great Barrington staying on top of COVID-19 situation

In a letter to the editor, Ed Abrahams writes, "It isn’t an easy or obvious task to weigh the risk of spreading the virus vs. real needs of the public (food, medical treatment, etc.)."

BMC employees under self-quarantine as local officials grapple with response to coronavirus

In Great Barrington, town officials put out a statement yesterday, and at Monday's selectboard meeting, town health agent Rebecca Jurczyk briefed officials on measures the town is taking to prepare for the virus.

Bits & Bytes: ‘The Story of Plastic’; Comedy at the Plaza; Dwyer at NYC book fair; ‘Bring It On’ at Miss Hall’s

BIFF to screen ‘The Story of Plastic’ Great Barrington -- The Berkshire International Film Festival will present the documentary film “The Story of Plastic” Sunday,...

Bits & Bytes: BIFF film screening; David Levering Lewis at Stockbridge Library; Nikole Hannah-Jones at Williams; Auschwitz liberation commemoration; bear stories wanted

David Levering Lewis was twice the winner of the Pulitzer Prize, in 1994 and 2001, for parts one and two of his biography of W. E. B. Du Bois.

W.E.B. Du Bois Legacy Festival: Collaboration with Jacob’s Pillow

On Saturday, Feb. 22, as part of the town of Great Barrington’s W.E.B. Du Bois Legacy Festival, Haigood’s Zaccho Dance Theatre comes to Bard College at Simon's Rock in Great Barrington to present the performance installation “Between me and the other world,” which explores race, identity and Du Bois' seminal work “The Souls of Black Folk.”

Bits & Bytes: Ben Cosgrove at Dewey Hall; ‘Rigged’ screening; ‘The Pollinators’ at Simon’s Rock; ‘Tannery Sessions’ video concerts; Becket Art Center call for...

“The Pollinators” features the filmmakers talking to farmers, scientists, chefs, economists and academics to give a broad perspective about the threats to honey bees and what it means for food security.

Alan Chartock: I Publius

If she goes soft on someone who commits a crime by not following the norms of being DA, she leaves herself in a tough spot when it comes to re-election.

Business Briefs: Main Street Hospitality, Holiday Inn partner; VIM Berkshires dental grant; Johnson joins CHP; Berkshire Museum appoints Ferrone

Volunteers in Medicine Berkshires in Great Barrington has been awarded $26,500 to help continue providing dental services to uninsured or underinsured income-qualified residents.

Bits & Bytes: Martin Luther King Jr. tribute concert; ‘The Making of a Protest Artist’; Martin Luther King Jr. National Day of Service; tree...

Pops Peterson's presentation will center on those artists whose artwork was devoted to making political change.
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