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‘We will rebound’: Storm cuts annual Relay for Life event short

“At some point, looking back at what happened with the storm, you have to say that this is how things go sometimes," Relay for Life organizer Ray Gardino told The Berkshire Edge. "But you know what? We will rebound. We will schedule these other parts of the event soon."

Haikus for winter

At this point, obsessed with grayness as I am and as are so many of the people I know, I'll stick to the weather, daily life, my neighborhood, Mutzl (my dog) and Hermes (my cat) bad politics and delicious food.

Bits & Bytes: Festive Frolic; Dana Cowin at Scoville Library; ‘Christmas at Trinity’; Jewish music talk; Lenox Historical Society open house

The Park Square tree lighting ceremony will take place Friday at 6 p.m. and include carols performed by the Taconic High School chorus and hot chocolate provided by Patrick’s Pub.

CONNECTIONS: Recalling an era of political decency

Ruberto was unconflicted about what his job was. He was an elected official and to him, that meant a servant of the people: a worker for the common good.

News Brief: Domestic Violence Awareness Month campaign

The Berkshire Domestic and Sexual Violence Task Force formed earlier this year under the auspices of the Berkshire District Attorney’s Office.

Bits & Bytes: ‘A History of Searles Castle’; downtown Pittsfield trick or treat; ‘The Perfect Pitch’; ‘Interreligious Illiteracy’; ‘Stone Pears’ book launch

The fifth annual Western Mass Film and Media Exchange will feature Hollywood screenplay consultant, author and pitch expert Pilar Alessandra.

At BIFF: ‘Gone in an Instant,’ wealth vanishes for pro athletes

“The NBA and NFL are trying to help rookies in financial literacy. Each player attends a seminar, but that seminar is only one day, and one hour at that.” -- Executive producer Kerry Rhodes

Bits & Bytes: 10×10 Upstreet Arts Festival; Community Voices Collection; immigration workshop; Sue Morse wildlife presentations; Berkshire South Swim-a-thon

'We believe that our immigrant population is an essential and rich part of our Berkshire community...' -- Berkshire Immigrant Center Executive Director Brooke Mead

ON FILM: ‘Molly’s Game,’ portrait of a high stakes life

Molly's Game is the story of a charming, adaptable, ambitious woman with brilliant math and organizational skills and an omnivorous ability to learn new things.

Bits & Bytes: Hurricane Harvey relief concert; Williams College professor’s photo in space; Avett Brothers movie screening; Alex Rostotsky at Turn Park

Each spacecraft contains a golden record that contains 115 photographs, greetings in many languages and samples of music. One of the photographs was taken by Williams College astronomer Jay Pasachoff.

Free screenings of ‘1984’ to be offered in Great Barrington, Pittsfield

The Triplex Cinema in Great Barrington and the Beacon Cinema in Pittsfield will join more than 180 independent movie theatres in 165 cities and 43 states across the country to offer free screenings and post-film moderated discussions of the feature film “1984.”

Bits & Bytes: 10×10 Upstreet Arts Festival; ‘The Intimate Bach;’ ‘Spamalot’ at Berkshire School; ‘Lovers’ Spat’ at Shakespeare & Co.; Talk & Listen group

“Lovers' Spat: Shakespeare's Famous Couples’ Encounters” will include scenes between Shakespearean characters Beatrice and Benedict, Oberon and Titania, Romeo and Juliet, Hermia and Lysander, Kate and Hotspur, Kate and Petruchio, Richard and Lady Anne and more.

WHAT’S COOKIN’: In the kitchen with Maria Nation

Although a talented writer, she is not interested in writing a cookbook. But what she would like to write is a book on how to give dinner parties.

Berkshire-based writer’s script to come to BIFF this week

Both screenwriter Maria Nation and BIFF executive director Kelley Vickery saw the timeliness and relevance of the film here in the Berkshires, where opioid addiction rates are skyrocketing.

Bits & Bytes: Immigrant talk at Simon’s Rock; Article 97 funeral; ‘A Street Cat Named Bob;’ ‘Talking With Teens: A User’s Guide for Parent;’...

Over the years, Laurel Scott has emerged as one of the nation's leading experts in immigrant waivers, publishing articles on the subject and speaking at events for immigration lawyers.

Bits & Bytes: ‘Forgotten Farms’ at BIFF; Hotel California at the Colonial; ‘From Hard Rock to Hospitality;’ Tom Lee workshop; Library Challenge

New England’s dairy farmers remain the backbone of the region’s agriculture but fight for survival in an age of artisan cheese and kale.

Bits & Bytes: BIFF 2016; Miss B. Haven at the Colonial; Family Fun Day & Health Fair; ‘Who Was Annie Haggerty?’; Artful Hike at...

Roberta Hareld's talk at Ventfort Hall is presented in conjunction with an exhibit that portrays the lives of Civil War hero Col. Robert Gould Shaw and his bride, Annie Haggerty, whose family owned Ventfort, the home at which the two spent their brief honeymoon.

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