Friday, July 19, 2024

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Special needs performing arts camp seeks children to participate

Pizzi invites neurodivergent children, children with autism who have low support needs, and any child with a disability to join the camp, which is free, and set to run August 5 through 9 at Berkshire Community College.

Michael Foley, 72, of Otis

He worked for Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation in Stratford, Connecticut, as a parts coordinator for over 15 years and then as a veteran employment administrator for Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs, retiring in 2009.

ORANGE ALERT: The (almost) daily outrage

Mr. Trump accused his own Justice Department of perpetrating a “witch hunt” and asserted that the F.B.I. “broke in to” Mr. Cohen’s office.

Jeanne Cherneff, 97, of Ashley Falls, Mass.

Bob and Jeanne moved to Ashley Falls, Massachusetts, in 1978, where Jeanne ran the Ashley Falls Antiques store for more than 30 years.

Three women writers relish residency at The Mount

The three finalists were selected from a pool of over 130 applicants and have been in residence for two weeks this month.

Smoke Signals from the Swamp: Connecting the Kushner dots

“Officials in at least four countries have privately discussed ways they can manipulate Jared Kushner, the president's son-in-law and senior adviser, by taking advantage of his complex business arrangements, financial difficulties and lack of foreign policy experience." --- The Washington Post

‘Modern Loss’: Candid advice about dealing with grief

The co-founders of Modern Loss have taken the plunge and transitioned from an online community to a printed book, one that is wise and funny and seeks to change the dialogue around the messy experience of grief.

A NOVEL: ‘Over the Edge,’ Chapter 5

She told him about living with cows in the Midwest, going off to college in the East, trying some hallucinogens, getting into Hinduism for a while and then getting a degree at the Yale School of Management. It just seemed more practical at the time.

Ruth Gillette, 92, of Sheffield, former assessor for the town of Sheffield

On May 12, 1992, she was elected chairman of the Sheffield Assessors office and held this designation for 13 years until July 5, 2005.

Thomas Wickham of Lee, former TWA ‘pilot of the year’

He was made a captain with TWA in 1959, flew the media “chase” plane for Gerald Ford’s presidential run in 1976 and, in 1984, was named the company’s “Pilot of the Year” for skillfully averting the crash of his fully-loaded 747 while experiencing a mechanical failure flying from New York’s JFK to Rome.

Dorothy Lynn, 93, of Lee, formerly of Hudson, N.Y.

Dorothy was one of the women who helped start the Hudson Day Care Center in 1969, as well the Hudson Area Library. She was also one of the early gallery owners.

‘Flying church’ very much alive and airborne, work to resume shortly

Developer Paul Joffe said the plans for the reuse of the building have not changed but the projected completion date has been pushed back to about 12 months from now, perhaps a little longer.

‘Housie’ loses its cafe as owner Amy Hagerty heads west

"You created an incredibly vibrant and cool space for so much beyond just inventive food: nature, art, stimulating community and engaging fun.” -- Housie Market customer Kathy Lampro Adams

NYCFD Firefighter Robert William Alexander, 43, Mt. Everett graduate, victim of rescue operations at World Trade Center

At home and on his morning off on September 11th 2001 he reported to his precinct in East Harlem  and then onto the World Trade Center. From September 11th, 2001 until January of 2002 he worked at the World Trade Center site.

Coralice “Coree” Michaelyan, 92, of Great Barrington

Coree was a member of the Thursday Morning Club, a past volunteer at the Great Barrington senior center, a past member of the local chapter of the NAACP and a lifelong proud Democrat.

BerkShares Business of the Month: Prairie Whale

“I’m trying to recreate what an American tavern would have been like when it was built back in the old days.” -- Mark Firth, owner of the Prairie Whale

Dorothy Bleivik, 96, of Lenox

Dorothy was an artist who loved to paint flowers, birds and nature scenes of the Berkshires. She loved children and helped care for her siblings.

The Edge Is Free To Read.

But Not To Produce.