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REPORT FROM LA BIENNALE DI VENEZIA: Isola di San Giorgio Maggiore

Our reporter at the Venice Biennale describes a breathtaking installation based on archangels in the Basilica of San Giorgio Maggiore.

Bits & Bytes: ‘Unfinished Business’ at Bernay Fine Art; Berkshire Museum’s ‘Visual Voice’; garden design talk; traditional music concert

The illustrated talk will focus on practical techniques for creating and managing naturalistic plantings at a size that’s feasible for the home gardener in terms of both labor and expense.

Bits & Bytes: ‘Art of the Hills’; virtual Family Fun Day; Theatre Book Club

Mass Audubon educators will go live at 10 a.m., welcoming participants to the event and leading a live animal presentation with native reptiles and amphibians.

Bits & Bytes: Frontline workers video; Mass Audubon Bird-a-thon; Olana Eye skycam

Participants will select bird observation spots such as windows, backyards or green spaces within short walking or biking distance from their homes.

BUSINESS BRIEFS: Berkshire Museum goes digital; library donates to food pantry; Gaherty joins Berkshire Money Management

The Stockbridge Library, Museum & Archives has donated funds to People’s Pantry in Great Barrington.

Bits & Bytes: Restoration for Wally; online theater workshop; virtual yoga

Through simple and fun exercises, participants will speak powerful, theatrical language with confidence.

Bits & Bytes: Architecture opening; Laszlo Gardony concert; ‘Birds in the Berkshires’; Caitlin Reese comedy; Valentine’s Day book giveaway

Nicknamed 'New Branches on Ten Old Trees,' the program, devised specifically for Berkshires Jazz, is based in part on Laszlo Gardony’s new album 'La Marseillaise.'

Bits & Bytes: First Fridays Artswalk; ‘The Organ Masters’; Heart Night; Claiming Williams Day; PAWS Read-A-Thon

Launched by Fairview Hospital’s critical care nurses in an effort to raise awareness of heart disease, Heart Night is designed to give participants their own working plans for heart health and better health in the coming year.

New NPC board members; Belmuth joins VIM; Kirkby named top selling agent; new Jack Miller Contractors hires; Bennington prison initiative art degree

Those who are awarded degrees while in prison and are later released have a reduced rate of return to prison and higher rate of employment.

Bits & Bytes: ‘The Art of Warner Bros. Cartoons’; military drone talk; first responders’ support group

Mountainside is hosting free first responders support groups on the last Thursday of every month, offering first responders a safe space to share experiences and receive support.

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: Architecture opening; benefit art show; ‘NOW’ one-woman play; student art call; swing dancing at Dewey Hall

Berkshire Museum and Living the Change Berkshires are calling for submissions of student art that respond to the climate crisis.

Business Briefs: Local Farmer Awards applications; NAACP meeting, panel discussion; taxation planning workshops; EforAll pitch contest; new Berkshire Taconic board members

Described as “’Shark Tank’ without the teeth,” EforAll’s friendly, free event features a business showcase followed by pitches from six pre-selected contestants and two more who are added the night of the event.

Bits & Bytes: ‘We Hear Freedom Calling’; Rock Voices concert; local history lecture; BSO Concerto Competition

Founded by Tony Lechner in Hadley in 2012, Rock Voices has since expanded around New England and New York.

Business Briefs: Berkshire Museum free for kids; Barrington Stage new play award; Timber Framers Guild acquires Heartwood School; BTCF grant deadlines

The Timber Framers Guild has acquired the Heartwood School for the Homebuilding Crafts to further its educational mission.

Bits & Bytes: WordXWord January 2020

WordXWord barges into the new year with three January events in Pittsfield, Mass.

Bits & Bytes: Dance collaboration at Simon’s Rock; ‘The Sequel’ at Mason Library; ‘Every Child Ready to Read’; ‘Art of the Hills: Narrative’ submissions

The four-week series for parents/caregivers with children ages birth through 5 will help children develop pre-reading skills that will assist them in being ready to read in school.
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