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Welcome to Real Estate Friday!

Kate Lascar of Berkshire Property Agents offers one of Great Barrington’s classic Victorian beauties in immaculate condition. An analysis of first quarter 2024 real estate sales. Architect Pamela Sandler transforms a dark, compartmentalized condo into a light, bright and open home. Plus, recent sales, gardening columns and more.

Author Harry MacLean returns to Berkshire School to coach future crime writers

Development and marketing of a book proposal, based on true crime stories -- in which the student authors explore actual crimes -- was the basis of MacLean’s workshop.

Bits & Bytes: Affordable Care Act rally; habitat slideshow; Kiwanis scholarships; Writers Read; CoA luncheon

The rally at Park Square in Pittsfield, Mass., in support of the Affordable Care Act, Social Security, Medicaid and Medicare is one of hundreds of similar events being held across the country this Saturday.

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.

Donald Leroy Wilson, 75 of Housatonic

Donald most recently served as the Superintendent of the Sheffield Transfer Station, Donald worked a variety of jobs throughout his life.

Bits & Bytes: Holiday Handcraft Fair; Berkshire Human Rights Speaker Series; ‘Othering’ spoken word performance; ‘EN•LIGHT•EN’ sculpture exhibit; ‘The Burial at Thebes’ at Darrow...

Janice Johnson Dias' Human Rights talk will explore how notions of black mystical appeal stymie black humanity and harm black women and girls.

Bits & Bytes: Kiwanis scholarship picnic; Kristen Graves at Hotchkiss; Allmon to give Selke lecture; ‘EXPOSED’ art exhibit; Hedda Lettuce at Helsinki Hudson; Anna-Marie...

Anna-Marie Holmes is a recipient of the prestigious Dance Magazine Award and an Emmy Award for her staging of “Le Corsaire” for the American Ballet Theatre on PBS’ “Great Performances.” She served as ballet program director for 16 seasons at Jacob's Pillow.

B.E.A.T., guardians of the (Berkshire) environment

No Fracked Gas in Mass is a relatively recently initiated B.E.A.T. program. Organized by Rose Wessel, it opposes the Kinder Morgan pipeline.

Bits & Bytes: Dar Williams at Club Helsinki Hudson; ‘Deep AIR’ at Olana; Nadia Sirota at Williams; ‘The Hebrew Priestess;’ Berkshire School online course

The Berkshire School online course will explore the connections between math and music through video lectures and activities.

Bits & Bytes: ‘In the Heights’ at Berkshire School; Dr. Bernard Lafayette Jr. at Simon’s Rock; Dorian Warren at Williams; ‘e-birding’ in Lenox; Stitch...

Bard College at Simon’s Rock’s 20th annual W.E.B. Du Bois Memorial Lecture will feature Dr. Bernard Lafayette, Jr., Distinguished-Senior-Scholar-in-Residence at Emory University.

Bits & Bytes: Dead of Winter Jam; BCC workshops; Ferrin Contemporary in NYC; Tu b’Shevat talk; Berkshire School science awards

The midwinter celebration of the music of the Grateful Dead will feature area blues/jam band the Rev Tor Band.

Bits & Bytes: Maggie Meiners photographs; CATA art show; walk to stop the NED pipeline; Fairview donates to People’s Pantry; BTCF winter grants

Fairview Hospital has donated $1,500 to the People’s Pantry. The gift was made possible by proceeds from the Fairview’s annual Monster Dash 5k walk/run.

Bits & Bytes: Natalie MacMaster at the Colonial; Berkshire Natural History Conference; ‘Master Thieves’ at Berkshire Museum; Stephanie Abrams in Pittsfield; Hillcrest Holiday Wish...

The inaugural Berkshire Natural History Conference, which will feature presentations by local and regional naturalists as well as acclaimed authors.

Bits & Bytes: First Fridays Artswalk; Andrew Vadnais at MCLA; Jay Craven at Simon’s Rock; ‘Metamorphoses’ at Berkshire School; blues jam at Helsinki Hudson

Andrew Vadnais, a long-time proponent of introducing environmental awareness and sustainability into secondary schools, will deliver an environmental issues lecture at MCLA.

John Edward Hassett DMD, 93, former chairman of Regional School Committee

John was a member of the Great Barrington School Board before becoming the Chairman of the Regional School Committee at the time Monument Mountain Regional High School was built.
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