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Sophisticated contemporary Berkshires compound

Selina Lamb of BIRCH Properties offers the pinnacle of Berkshires living with privacy, tranquility and modern comfort in an ideal location.

Business Briefs: BTCF summer arts grant deadlines; Nonprofit Boot Camp; Diane Wortis joins Jacob’s Pillow; Community Day at Salisbury Bank; Dorset Theatre Festival Community...

The Nonprofit Center of the Berkshires will hold a one-day Nonprofit Boot Camp Wednesday, July 11, which will cover the basics of nonprofit management including governance, finance, fundraising, legal and best practices.

THEATRE REVIEW: ‘Cry It Out’ at Dorset, a moving tale about two new mothers

I love plays where the two principals are changed by knowing one another, and that seems to be the goal of this author: to show how this closeness and community sensibility in new motherhood can alter character.

Berkshire Theatre Critics Association defines categories for third season

The object of the selection of winners is not to single out the “best” in any category, but to reward the outstanding elements of the season, the work that is not possible to forget, that stands out, that exemplifies excellence.

Business Briefs: Holiday farmers’ markets; Audubon Sharon director departs; Dorset Theatre Festival expands leadership team

New this year is the availability of the Healthy Incentives Program, in which Berkshire Grown is one of 40 Massachusetts nonprofits participating.

Bits & Bytes: Active shooter training; ‘Awakening Wild;’ Women Artists Writing group presentation; antique furniture talk; ‘Growing Up in the 50’s’

The goal of the ALICE program is to provide individuals with survival-enhancing options for critical moments in the gap between when a violent situation begins and when law enforcement arrives on the scene.

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.

Bits & Bytes: BIFF wraps up 12th festival; New Play Reading series; advocating for healthy food; Paul Çelebi at the Southfield Church; golf classic...

On June 4, the Berkshire International Film Festival wrapped up its 12th festival with luminaries such as Christopher Plummer, John Carroll Lynch, Karen Allen, Steven Cantor, Sheila Nevins, David Edelstein and Paul Krugman as well as 40 filmmakers in attendance.

Bits & Bytes: Halloween window painting; Stardust Jazz performances; Deborah Golden Alecson lecture; Doctor Gasp at Dream Away Lodge; Berkshire Theatre Awards winners

The window painting is a longstanding downtown tradition that gives students a chance to casually interact through a positive activity with storeowners who help the students throughout the day.

THEATRE REVIEW: Ayckbourn’s ‘Table Manners’ is a zesty dish

The sextet of players has created a perfection in this play that works for them all; familiarity breeds reality.

THEATRE: A short look at the Berkshire’s summer 2016 season

The big patterns here are outlying theaters putting on shows already seen in the Berkshires and a slew of inventive and new plays and musicals making our stages into their try-out venues.

The Edge Is Free To Read.

But Not To Produce.