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THE SELF-TAUGHT GARDENER: Editing the view

A good editor knows what to excise, and what to enhance. With that in mind, I grabbed my chainsaw, and removed a magnolia.

BUSINESS BRIEFS: Race Brook Lodge quarantine program; small business survey; new Berkshire Music School executive director; new BCC faculty, staff

The survey will help CDCSB focus professional technical assistance to businesses where they most need it in order to weather the economic impact of the pandemic.

Bits & Bytes: BSO on BBC; ‘The Constitution Demands It’; pianist Lin at Berkshire Music School; Copake history talk

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.

Berkshire Music School launches Painted Piano Project to celebrate Leonard Bernstein

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.

‘Tubby the Tuba’ sings in the Berkshire Hills

Berkshire Music School treated children from four Berkshire County primary schools to a performance of the classic, “Tubby the Tuba.”

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

BITS & BYTES: ‘Breathtaking Baroque’; ‘Healing Pittsfield;’ Rhythm and Rhyme Symposium; ‘Girl Rising’ at Simon’s Rock; Trio Jota Sete at BMS

Students from Hong Kong, Germany and India participating in morning workshops at Mount Everett Regional School throughout the week, creating group pieces in spoken word poetry and music.

Bits & Bytes: ‘The Messenger’ screening; touch football game; Berkshire Music School benefit; Golden Dragon Acrobats; swing dance night

This weekend the JFK Library Foundation is coordinating 35 touch football games across Massachusetts in recognition of President Kennedy’s love of the sport and commitment to physical fitness.

Business Briefs: New director at Construct Inc.; Guido’s food program donations; performance award for Hilton Garden Inn; music grant for BCArc; Best of Service...

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.

Bits & Bytes: GB trick or treat hours; Music@theTaft; Sheffield tree planting and property walk; Cafe Palestina film festival; students plant vegetative buffer

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.

Business Briefs: Crane donates property to BNRC; Austen Riggs named ‘Best Hospital;’ new Berkshire Music School trustees

The Jericho Woods property includes the Old Mill Trail, which is approximately two miles long and runs along the east branch of the Housatonic River.

Bits & Bytes: Equipment grant for GBFD; Egremont zoning changes; Behold! New Lebanon tours; Hilda Banks Shapiro CD release; Laszlo Gordony Quartet; ‘tree-torials’ at...

Hilda Banks Shapiro began taking piano lessons when she was 4 years old and, at 16, made her solo debut at Carnegie Hall in New York City and Symphony Hall in Boston.

Bits & Bytes: Joshua Redman Quartet at the Mahaiwe; Museum & Archives reopening; Berkshire Blues Benefit Jam; Eugenia Zukerman & Jasper Quartet; stamp...

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.

Bits & Bytes: BMS gala concert & perform-a-thon; Sausage Fest; 24-hour Theatre Project; Lakeville gallery crawl; Lenox cottages talk; adult swim lessons; Berkshire Youth...

In Great Barrington The Meat Market will host its fifth annual Sausage Fest on Saturday, April 2, from noon – 6 p.m., featuring 12 housemade sausages simulating an international trip.

Bits & Bytes: Marc Cohn at Colonial; healing foods discussion; Olana art for kids; food pantry benefit concert; ‘Small Steps to a Healthier You’

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.

Bits & Bytes: Fuel assistance concert; BTCF application deadline; Wintergreen at Berkshire Museum; Williams to support Mt. Greylock; Eugene Drucker at Camphill Ghent

Williams College has announced that it will form a $5 million fund to support the Mount Greylock Regional School District’s capital needs.

Bits & Bytes: Fifth annual 10×10 Upstreet Arts Festival; Chinese New Year celebration; Ramsdell Library Sundays; Williams diversity series; EP from Oakes and Smith

Week Five of winter Sunday afternoons at Ramsdell Public Library, the focus will be on the suffragette movement in the United States and Great Britain.
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