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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: ‘Fantasy on Ice’; ‘The Sound of Music’ at HVRHS; swing dancing at Dewey Hall; Maplefest at Williams

Maplefest attendees will be able to visit a working sugar house, observe the finishing and bottling of the final product, gather sap, and taste homemade syrup on pancakes and “sugar on snow.”

Bits & Bytes: Doc Watson tribute; Maya Hawke at Egremont Barn; juggling classes; ‘An American Ascent’ at Mason Library

Led by instructor Paul Scholder, the classes are free and open to the public, and are geared toward aspiring jugglers of all ages.

Bits & Bytes: BBG Winter Lecture; Tracy Grammer at Spencertown Academy; Runa at Dewey Hall; ‘The Ice Famine of 1919’

Celebrating its 10-year anniversary as a band, Runa continues to push the boundaries of Irish folk music into Americana and roots music formats.

Bits & Bytes: Architecture opening; Laszlo Gardony concert; ‘Birds in the Berkshires’; Caitlin Reese comedy; Valentine’s Day book giveaway

Nicknamed 'New Branches on Ten Old Trees,' the program, devised specifically for Berkshires Jazz, is based in part on Laszlo Gardony’s new album 'La Marseillaise.'

Bits & Bytes: Ben Cosgrove at Dewey Hall; ‘Rigged’ screening; ‘The Pollinators’ at Simon’s Rock; ‘Tannery Sessions’ video concerts; Becket Art Center call for...

“The Pollinators” features the filmmakers talking to farmers, scientists, chefs, economists and academics to give a broad perspective about the threats to honey bees and what it means for food security.

News Briefs: Alex Morse in Sheffield; CDBG home repair info session

Morse, who grew up in a housing project in Holyoke, attended Brown University and was the first in his family to earn a college degree.

Bits & Bytes: Architecture opening; benefit art show; ‘NOW’ one-woman play; student art call; swing dancing at Dewey Hall

Berkshire Museum and Living the Change Berkshires are calling for submissions of student art that respond to the climate crisis.

Bits & Bytes: Delightful & Delectable Holiday Market; ‘Light Out of Darkness’ concert; Tangiers Blues Band at the Egremont Barn; album accolade for Green;...

Classically trained clarinetist Green was both surprised and honored by the news, in particular because he only began playing jazz seriously in 2007, when he was already in his 50s.

Bits & Bytes: Holiday Shop, Sip & Stroll; ‘Sense & Sensibility’ at Shake & Co.; ‘Unborn Sun’ at Berkshire Botanical Garden; Tony Trischka at...

New York City-based John Gordon Gauld holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts with honors from the Rhode Island School of Design and is a recent recipient of the Martha Boschen Porter Grant from the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation.

Bits & Bytes: Dylan Perrillo Orchestra; Fair Saturday in Williamstown; Monterey makers’ market; CoA luncheon

As an adjunct professor in Connecticut's community college system, David Bosco has taught courses in American history, labor history, state and local government, and business law.

Bits & Bytes: Gangspil at Dewey Hall; ‘Acis and Galatea’; vegan Thanksgiving; Rotary Halloween painting

On Nov. 13, Rotary’s weekly lunch at Crissey Farm featured a presentation by Monument Mountain Regional High School art teacher Neel Webber of some of the best work in this year’s Halloween poster contest.

Business Briefs: E2E showcase; ‘Green Inspiration’ check presentation; homebuying workshop; Hawthorne Valley acquires Oliva Provisions; nonprofit Census preparation

On Nov. 14, Davis Gregory Art presented a check to the Friends of the Great Barrington Libraries and Berkshire Grown for over $2,000.

Bits & Bytes: Festival of Trees; Berkshire Natural History Conference; ‘Bedroom Farce’ at BCC; swing dancing at Dewey Hall

Berkshire Natural History Conference presenters will include botanists/historians Maida Goodwin and Allison Bell, who will retrace the steps of 19th-century naturalist Grace Greylock Niles; and evolutionary biology student Jenks Hehmeyer, who will introduce the world of incredible organisms, including the Berkshires’ giant amoeba slime mold.

Don’t just stand there: Volunteer!

Underwritten by AARP Massachusetts, the volunteer fair at St. James Place in Great Barrington will give 35 nonprofits as well as municipalities the opportunity to meet face to face with prospective volunteers.

Business Briefs: Appeal letter party; Donoyan joins Main Street Hospitality; human resources workshop; Jewish Women’s Foundation grants; Stockbridge Chamber annual meeting

Main Street Hospitality Group CEO Sarah Eustis has announced the appointment of H. Jackson Donoyan as vice president of operations.

Bits & Bytes: Holiday Handcraft Fair; ‘Under Pressure’ screening; Cedric Watson at Dewey Hall; ‘Three Gentlemen of Vienna’; free children’s books

Created by the class of 2019 at Four Rivers Charter Public School in Greenfield, “Under Pressure” covers the September 2018 Merrimack Valley Columbia Gas explosions and the natural gas industry in Massachusetts and nationally.
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