The show is a highlight of the local winter season and features well-known Berkshire artists.
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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.
On the UN’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, local woman envisions a transitional home for women and children fleeing domestic violence
Statewide there are over 8,900 calls per year on the domestic violence hotline asking for shelter. There are fewer than 26 shelters with just over 400 beds in the entire state of Massachusetts to accommodate these calls.
News Briefs: ‘What a Difference a D.A. Makes’; Rural Health Network strategic plan celebration
The Rural Health Network was created to engage community health and service organizations in identifying the health needs of south Berkshire County residents and anticipating trends in health and health care delivery to effectively assure that residents’ health needs are met.
Bits & Bytes: ‘Dr. Du Bois and Miss Ovington;’ ‘The Kabbalah of Bob Dylan;’ 1854 Town Hall benefit; 28,000 lbs. of food donated
‘Dr. Du Bois and Miss Ovington’ is set in 1915 and centers on an encounter between Du Bois and fellow NAACP co-founder Mary White Ovington.
Bits & Bytes: ‘Everyday People;’ young writers to share work; invasive plant volunteer day; postal workers’ food drive
The celebratory reading will feature about a dozen students ages 14 to 18 who will present selections of their poetry, short fiction and creative nonfiction.
Bits & Bytes: VIM Berkshires patient screening; 1753 House carol sing; auditions at the Barn; IS183 winter classes; Jacob’s Pillow’s 85th season
For the past six months, Volunteers in Medicine has formalized and expanded a program called “Social Determinants of Health,” run in partnership with the Berkshire Community Action Council.
Bits & Bytes: First Fridays Artswalk; ‘The Passion of Camille Saint-Saëns and César Franck’ at the Mahaiwe; ‘SEED: The Untold Story;’ Joey Alexander at Club Helsinki Hudson; CoA holiday party
In the last century, 94 percent of seed varieties have disappeared. The documentary film “SEED: The Untold Story” follows passionate seed keepers protecting a 12,000 year-old food legacy.
Business Briefs: Fairview rehab earns certification; Guardian awards grants to area nonprofits; Sheffield Cultural Council seeks proposals; NPC to offer fall workshops; Columbia County tourism study
Columbia County had a 5.7 percent increase in tourism spending in 2015, the largest increase of any county in the Hudson Valley region.
In GB vote schools lose; town budget, gas tax and preservation projects approved
“Capitalism has its limits. I’m a capitalist but it has to end somewhere. In this case I am for spending taxpayer money.”
— George Beebe, speaking on behalf of granting $170,000 of Community Preservation Act money to Windy Hill Farm for an Agriculture Preservation Restriction
Bits & Bytes: First Fridays Artswalk; Friday night shopping; storytelling talk; 2016 VIM coupon book; Williams fiction reading
Volunteers in Medicine Berkshires (VIM) announces that the launch of the 2016 VIM Coupon Book will take place at the Lenox Holiday Stroll, Saturday, December 5, from noon to 4 at MacKimmie Company and Casablanca.
Bits & Bytes: Ventfort Hall holiday tea; MMRHS students to attend music fest; Swing Night at Race Brook Lodge; Giving Tree clothing drive; Berkshire Amistad open house
The Giving Tree is making history in its 35th year of providing much needed gifts of warm winter clothing to hundreds of children in central Berkshire County.
Volunteers in Medicine: Health care for those in need
There is an underbelly to the Berkshires that needs help with some fundamental issues of everyday life, like health care. Volunteers in Medicine is here to help.