Monday, May 27, 2024

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Tag: Berkshires

BUSINESS MONDAY: Spotlight on Flying Cloud Institute—igniting creativity through innovative programming

The nonprofit is celebrating 40 years of inspiring young people and educators through dynamic science and art experiences.

PREVIEW: New Year’s Eve with Max Creek at The Colonial Theatre

Known for its live and recorded performances and improvisational style, blending rock, blues, country, and other genres, Max Creek has a long history in the jam band and live music scenes.

Pittsfield native, U.S. Air Force member confirmed dead in plane crash

Galliher was one of eight crew members who were flying in an Osprey V-22 that crashed into the ocean off the coast of Japan.

Joel Lionel Margolis, 91, advertising executive and entrepreneur, beloved father and grandfather

After serving in the U.S. Army during the Korean War era, Joel pursued a career in advertising in Manhattan, working in the marketing departments at Young & Rubicam and Grey Advertising, among other prominent firms.

Where is the rage at Hamas?

There has been much rhetoric in support of Palestinians. But where is the rage towards Hamas? Hamas is a terrorist organization whose sole purpose is the destruction of Israel.

Great Barrington needs Ramsdell Library to be renovated

I am asking that our Select Board, Town Manager, committees, and townspeople to support our libraries.

The first of many good days and nights to come: The Triplex reopens

In a lot of ways, the absence of The Triplex has made people’s hearts grow fonder for the theater and made them realize how valuable The Triplex is to the community.

Stockbridge Select Board criticized

The selectmen are elected to do what is best for the town residents so why are they against us?

Why I’m voting no on Eight Town Regional Agreement

I’m voting NO because the PR materials developed for the Eight Town Regional School District Planning Board (RSDPB) do not agree with the wording of the proposed Eight Town Regional Agreement or the rest of the Warrant Article, the legal documents we’re voting on.

Message to a lawn-sign thief

In removing the sign from the verge of the road near my mailbox, you have broken the law and, in so doing, showed disrespect for me and our constitution.

THE DEVELOPER (Part Two): Alander’s Ian Rasch champions a ‘mixed-income’ downtown. But who’s likely to rent his upscale apartments?

Developer Ian Rasch says his formula for acquisition and redevelopment will enable Alander to contribute to a “mixed-income” downtown in Great Barrington. How accurate that is, and what it means for affordable and workforce housing, may depend in part on whether the town steps up soon with effective housing policy, financial resources, or both.

Lena H. Ostrander, 91, of Great Barrington

Funeral Services for Lena H. Ostrander will be held on Thursday, October 20 at 10 a.m. with a Liturgy of Christian Burial at Saint Peter’s Church in Great Barrington with Reverend William P. Murphy Pastor officiating.

September 2022 Berkshire weather: Dry and warm

As far as temperatures are concerned, warmer and warmer seem to be the norm now.

Central European string quartets across the centuries

You can almost draw a straight line on a map of central Europe through the birthplaces of the three composers represented on last Sunday afternoon’s concert at South Mountain.

CONCERT PREVIEW: The Brentano String Quartet brings Béla Bartók back home to South Mountain

Bartók's music is at all times as honest and uninhibited as a shrieking toddler and so genuinely human that a listener feels bound to inquire and to really understand what all the noise and fuss is about.

Sheffield group looking for artists to ‘Draw the Hall’

Dewey Memorial Hall has announced its "Draw the Hall" contest in search of a depiction of the building with bold lines blocks of white against black that will be able to be be easily reproduced on letterheads, merchandise, or on the organization's website. The winner of the contest will receive a $200 gift card from JWS Art Supplies.

Work on Du Bois Freedom Center moves forward

According to Eugenie Sills, interim executive director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Freedom Center, the organization hopes to open the doors to the center within three to five years. “However, much depends on fundraising and the availability of material and labor," she told The Edge over email.

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