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BUSINESS MONDAY: Spotlight on New Marlborough Meeting House—”preserving history, celebrating cultural creativity”

Almost two hundred years later, the Meeting House is still celebrated as a sacred space vibrant with programming to serve the local and surrounding communities.

Clinton Church Restoration founder Wray Gunn reflects on 90 years and life in the Berkshires

March 11 marked Gunn’s 90th birthday; his fervent wish is to see his family’s church preserved and returned to the center of community life.

Business Briefs: CCR exhibition designer; Wortis joins Mahaiwe; Berkshire Nonprofit Awards nominations; grant for Jack Miller Contractors

The Berkshire Nonprofit Awards recognize those who work tirelessly in the nonprofit sector to serve the Berkshire community.

‘Creative Aging’ exhibit highlights growing older in the Berkshires

“As our Berkshires community — and the world’s population — grows older, this exhibit reminds us all to look beyond stereotypes and to know that growing older can encompass more curiosity, creativity and community engagement than ever.” -Megan Whilden, Berkshire OLLI executive director

GB, South County Year in Review: Of mergers, bridges, cannabis and ‘blood money’

In the spirit of reflection and self-examination, herein lies The Edge's second annual Great Barrington year in review. It includes some select stories from other South County towns as well, along with embedded links to Edge stories for more information.

Historical Commission issues Phase 1 of historic resources survey in Great Barrington

This survey of a portion of Great Barrington's rich catalogue of historic buildings was a significant undertaking for the Historical Commission. It provides the town with the first of a series of reports that provide documentation of sites worthy of preserving and those potentially eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places.

Clinton Church restoration turns the page to a new and important chapter

At midday Wednesday, about 50 people gathered at the church on Elm Court to hear speakers give an accounting of the history of the church and the efforts to save it after it closed five years ago.

Bits & Bytes: Clinton Church restoration kickoff; ‘Kohelet’ at the Mahaiwe; ‘Creative Aging’ on Beacon Hill; STEAM Challenge Night; Red Cross blood drives

Close Encounters With Music will kick off its 2019-20 season Sunday, Oct. 27, with the American premiere of Andre Hajdu’s ‘Kohelet’ for four cellos narrated by film, stage and television actor Sam Waterston.

It’s Not That Simple: What’s happening with the Clinton Church Restoration?

The completion of Clinton Church Restoration will help tell the largely unknown story of African Americans in the Berkshires.

Bits & Bytes: Woofstock 2019; Community at Bat; black history heritage hike; First Fridays Artswalk; adult education classes

The Community Development Corporation of South Berkshire will hold its third annual Community at Bat charity softball game Sunday, September 8, at Memorial Field Park on Bridge Street.

News Briefs: Clinton Church Restoration grant; GB downtown improvement project ‘substantially complete’; man charged with assault to murder

Clinton Church Restoration awarded National Trust for Historic Preservation grant Great Barrington -- Clinton Church Restoration Inc. is one of 22 sites and organizations dedicated...

Bits & Bytes: Music Mountain opening concert; Clinton Church Restoration benefit concert; ‘A Year of Dance Dates’; Vita Kay at Sandisfield Arts Center

“Common Ground: A celebration of Jazz and Jewish Music” will benefit Clinton Church Restoration’s effort to restore and repurpose the historic Clinton A.M.E. Zion Church as an African-American heritage site, visitor center and community space.

Bits & Bytes: Chesterwood exhibition; ‘Children of the Moon’; Mass Audubon climate cafe; WAM Theatre Elder Ensemble

Taking its name from Du Bois poem “Children of the Moon,” which appeared in Du Bois’ book “Darkwater” in 1920, the event is part of a larger three-day program that brings students together for an exploration of Du Bois’ life, work and legacy.

In Great Barrington, interfaith community celebrates Martin Luther King Jr.’s ‘dream’

On the musical agenda was “Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing,” the NAACP anthem written by Great Barrington resident James Weldon Johnson.

Clinton A.M.E. Zion Church group hires architects for design and restoration

In a news release, Clinton Church Restoration said the New York City-based firm, headed by architect Mario Gooden, "is one of the few African-American architectural firms in the country."

Business Briefs: Clinton Church Restoration seeks proposals; grant for CDCSB; Davis joins Saint James Place board; Jack Miller Contractors makes Remodeling’s Big50; BCC...

Saint James Placehas announced that Leigh Davis, director of development at Mill Renaissance LLC and Eagle Mill Redevelopment LLC, has been elected to its board of directors.

Bits & Bytes: ‘W.E.B. Du Bois: Born by a Golden River’; ‘Wednesday’s Child’ at the Mahaiwe; ‘Galactic Landscapes’ at Berkshire Museum; ‘Tales of Europe’...

The Crandell Theatre will serve as the exclusive regional host for the premiere of “Tales of Europe,” a series of five new and acclaimed contemporary films from France and Italy.
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