Prior to co-founding Free Speech For People, John Bonifaz served as the executive director and general counsel of the National Voting Rights Institute, and as the legal director of Voter Action, a national election integrity organization.
Sixteen painted pianos are on public display around Berkshire County to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Leonard Bernstein and to recognize area libraries’ summer reading theme of “Libraries Rock” with its subtheme of Summer of Music.
A native of Wisconsin, Jane Ralph joins Construct Inc. from north central Vermont where she served as executive director of the Clarina Howard Nichols Center, an agency offering domestic and sexual violence victims and survivors emergency shelter, support and services.
Participants in the Sheffield Land Trust’s property walk will explore the Drury Trail from Barnum Street to Schenob Brook and hear about the property’s history, plants and animals from members of the Drury family.
Following the ribbon-cutting ceremony, members of the Stockbridge community who have donated items to the Stockbridge Library’s Museum & Archives will be present to chat with visitors about their contributions to the collection, the town, and its history.
Berkshire Music School teacher Tari Wheeler Roosa (flute), Joshua Birns-Sprague (piano, organ, and flute) and special guest Daniel Broad (double bass) will give a concert Feb. 25 at First United Methodist Church to benefit local food pantries.
“Many people don’t realize that Berkshire South Regional Community Center is a nonprofit organization, with dues and fees making up only 60 percent of our costs to operate.
— Jenise Lucey, Berkshire South’s executive director
Has the “species purity” movement gotten out of hand, categorizing undesirable plants and animals, even earthworms, as invasive? Next thing you know its adherents will be calling for the elimination of apple trees as an alien species.
“I thought it was important to portray the subjects of this story primarily with old-fashioned black and white film, since this is a venerable relationship between the farms and these traditional breeds which is now being rekindled. Many of the portraits I was able to create have an antique feel and seem to speak through the centuries.”
— Photographer Erik Hoffner, whose photo exhibit is now on view at Galerie Giroux in Great Barrington