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BUSINESS MONDAY: Spotlight on Refill GB—a mission-based shop with a welcoming vibe (and zero plastic!)

Founded three years ago by Berkshire native Jamie McCormack, this charming Great Barrington retail space helps you make better choices for your health and the planet.

Bits & Bytes: Gedney Farm sculpture show; Hershey Felder livestream; photography workshop; intergenerational conversation series; virtual staged reading

Gedney Farm exhibits sculpture by artist Susan Clinard New Marlborough -- On Saturday, July 11, from 1 to 8 p.m., Gedney Farm will host an...

Bits & Bytes: Juneteenth virtual reading; RYSE in October; ‘Ride for Roots Rising’; virtual staged reading

To help support the market, Roots Rising has launched the socially distant bike ride challenge “Ride for Roots Rising.”

Alan Chartock: I Publius. The wonder of Tanglewood

Tanglewood, of course, is not the whole story. COVID-19 is killing the arts scene in the Berkshires.

Bits & Bytes: ‘In the Meantime’; IPPY Award for Bergman; virtual staged reading; young playwrights program

Mac-Haydn Theatre launches ‘In the Meantime’ webcast series Chatham, N.Y. -- Mac-Haydn Theatre has announced the launch of “In the Meantime,” a weekly webcast series...

Bits & Bytes: Shakespeare book launch; #ArtWeekAtHome; Mother’s Day video series; virtual staged reading

The reimagined format replaces the original ArtWeek, which would have featured almost 800 creative events in over 170 communities across the state, including many free events for families, children, residents and visitors.

Bits & Bytes: ‘Branches’ livestream; ‘Home Is 2020’ call for art; virtual staged reading

Since it is not currently possible to gather at the museum due to concerns about the spread of COVID-19, the workshops have been reimagined and the public is invited to make art on the meaning of home while they are at home.

Bits & Bytes: Pet food drive-through; Virtual Staged Readings Series; tranquil music for the community

The pet foodbank is one of the programs Berkshire Humane Society offers to help keep pets in their homes and out of the shelter.

Alan Chartock: I Publius — Tell them now

There are a number of things to think about here. One is that there are people who played a profound part in your life and you really need to get back in touch and tell them that.

Birth announcement: A Christmas baby boy

A baby boy born on Christmas at Farview Hospital in Great Barrington, Massachusetts.

Lorinda Mazur, 72, of Richmond

Lorinda was the first woman elected to the Unites States Telephone Association board of directors as well as chairperson of USTA’s Government Relations Committee, testifying on behalf of the telecommunications industry before the U.S. Congress, receiving an award from USTA for her service.

NATURE’S TURN: Woodpeckers eat winterberries, worms eat cabbages, we graze on greens and sunflower seeds

November 4 -17, 2019 Mount Washington -- There, to the left, 20 feet above the ground, see a great bird with broad black wings folding...

Bits & Bytes: Hancock Shaker Village Country Fair; rescheduled Berkshire Jazz Showcase; tree care talk; Kung Fu at the Colonial; Community Conversations recap

The 'Save a Tree' workshop will focus on supporting the health of the red oak adjacent to River Walk on Bridge Street.

Bits & Bytes: Hidden Gardens tour; Northeast Fiddlers’ Convention; Hopped Up for Health; ‘Art for a Fragile Planet’

Adhering to the concept of 'participation is preservation,' the Northeast Fiddlers’ Convention will feature the Down Hill Strugglers with John Cohen as the host musicians

Business Briefs: WAM Theatre donations; Jane Iredale joins Bergforf Goodman; Local Farmers Awards; Goodwill grand opening; Race Mt. Tree Services Career Day

The Local Farmer Awards recently gave $142,500 in amounts up to $2,500 to 62 farmers in western Massachusetts and eastern New York for materials and equipment to make infrastructure improvements.

Bits & Bytes: ‘Great Barrington Citizens’ Show & Tell’; ‘Successful Aging’ talk; photography workshop; May Day celebration; Roe Jan Library community conversations

In the talk, Dr. Benjamin Liptzin will describe ways to successfully age physically, emotionally, socially and spiritually, and will review the latest science behind living longer and better.

Bits & Bytes: W.E.B. Du Bois Lecture; Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award for Ochoa; Farm Film Fest; ‘Stranger in the Attic’ reading

Farm Film Fest will screen films that educate and entertain about farms, farming, farmers and farming issues both local and national.
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