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Encore! Billy Collins

Billy Collins is surely the most popular American poet since Robert Frost. We are pleased to offer an encore column of his wonderful work.

Bits & Bytes: ‘Woods and Waters’ at Ventfort Hall; folk concert at Bennington; birding at Green Drinks; ‘Charley’s Horse’; construction class builds fairgrounds booth

Hoffmann Bird Club President Jonathan Pierce will discuss notable local birds and highlight early-summer bird behavior, as well as opportunities to get out and see birds with the Hoffman Bird Club

Bits & Bytes: Columbia County Fair; ‘Melissa’s Choice’; #EmpowerYouthAgainstHate; ‘First Saturday Free Films;’ origami workshop

'Melissa’s Choice' premiered in 2015 at the Lion Theatre in New York City and was most recently was produced by the University of North Texas with a panel supported by the ACLU.

Bits & Bytes: BBG Grow Show; Trisha Brown Dance Company at Jacob’s Pillow; Peter, Paul and Mary tribute; holiday cookie championship; 350Mass Berkshire meeting

Berkshire Botanical Garden has partnered with area historic homes Chesterwood, Naumkeag, Frelinghuysen Morris House and Studio, Olana, and the Mount to provide inspiration to artists entering the Grow Show’s floral design and photography divisions.

Bits & Bytes: ‘Our Town’ in Tyringham; Wes Buckley at Dream Away Lodge; CHP nursing mothers program; craft brewing contest

UBU Theater envisions “Our Town” as an apt artistic lens through which to examine current societal dilemmas.

Bits & Bytes: Murray Dewart at Chesterwood; Goldman-Price at Knosh & Knowledge; ‘Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery;’ scarecrow-making clinic

Silly accents and disguises abound as five actors portray over 40 characters in 'Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery,' featuring Liz Wisan as Sherlock Holmes.

Business Briefs: Co-op looks for investment loans; RSYP pop-up fundraiser; Marzotto named Community Bank Hero; Shred Day at Salisbury Bank; Columbia Agricultural Society scholarships

Two $1,000 merit scholarships from the Columbia County (N.Y.) Agricultural Society will be awarded to two students who have been active in the Columbia County Fair as exhibitors, presenters, volunteers or in other capacities.

Bits & Bytes: Columbia County Fair; ‘Pathways to Prevention;’ ‘The Witch of Lime Street’

In 1924, Mrs. Mina Crandon, the wife of a distinguished Boston surgeon, came to embody the raging national debate over Spiritualism. Reporters dubbed her the blonde Witch of Lime Street.

Bits & Bytes: Berkshire Bike-N-Fly; OLLI University Day; ‘Alternate Gravity;’ MiC documentary screening; art salon at L’Atelier Berkshires; ‘Cupcake War 2016’

"From Madness to Music" illustrates the power of music to bring people, particularly young people and those living in conflict regions, together on common ground.

Bits & Bytes: Columbia County Fair poultry exhibit; ‘Message to Billy;’ WordxWord writing workshops; Christy Butler at Lee Library; Edison and Tiffany talk; Harry...

Besides photographs, “Rockachusetts” includes the lore and history of Massachusetts boulders as well as descriptions, directions, and GPS coordinates.

Bits & Bytes: Bob Reiss at Lee Library; Trinity Church ice cream social; Columbia County fair seeks performers; Williams Environmental Center tours; dragonfly survey

The Class of 1966 Environmental Center, which opened last fall after a renovation and expansion, is the centerpiece of Williams College's campus-wide sustainability efforts.

Bits & Bytes: ‘Capital Flight’ with Morgan Bulkeley at Geoffrey Young Gallery; Deborah Reich Trail dedication; demolition derby entries; new buildings for Williams...

The Deborah Reich Trail, dedicated to long-time Land Trust board member and president Deborah Reich, is located on the former Cosgriff property off of Salisbury Road near the junction with Barnum Sreet (just east of the cemetery).

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