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SHEELA CLARY: Thoughts on my 52nd birthday

Of course I still have friends, and I will spend the evening celebrating with some special ones, but the gift of being 52, I am discovering, is to realize the pleasure to be had in doing nothing apart from standing still and looking at things.

BUSINES BRIEFS: Norman Rockwell Museum grant; emergency response funding; health care fundraiser; virtual nonprofit town hall; UPSTREAMING launch

Nonprofits share many concerns related to COVID-19, including short- and long-term sustainability, and the desire by those not on the front lines to help in some way.

Business Briefs: New WAM Theatre board members; Parker to head Fisher Center; Petell joins Berkshire United Way; digital marketing seminar; new BCC hires

WAM Theatre appoints of two new board members Lenox -- WAM Theatre has announced the appointment of new board members Erica Barreto and Toni Buckley. Barreto...

Business Briefs: New Berkshire United Way CEO; WAM Theatre expands leadership; ‘Smart Fundraising’ board workshop; Jewish Women’s Foundation seeks proposals; Salisbury Bank scholarships

WAM Theatre has announced the addition of two new members to its leadership team: Lia Russell-Self as associate producing director and, Kristen Perlman as philanthropy manager.

Activists rally, demand that officials #ReleaseThe(full)Report from Special Counsel Robert Mueller

Many were carrying—or, in some cases, wearing—signs condemning Trump and demanding that officials "release the full report" and insisting that "no one is above the law."

Business Briefs: Fairview team recognition; awards for Berkshire Healthcare; Girls Inc. receives grant; BTCF announces grants

Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation's Community Development Collaborations grantmaking initiative will support projects that promote and strengthen the conditions for economic opportunity, town center development and affordable housing in the foundation’s four-county region.

Bits & Bytes: ‘Studio 54’ at the Moviehouse; BSO at MCLA; Moors & McCumber at Dewey Hall; ‘Fantastic Terrors’ at Ventfort Hall; fuel assistance...

As part of the BSO Community Chamber Concert series’ ongoing artistic exchange program, students from Berkshire Children and Families’ Kids 4 Harmony program will present a special pre-concert program at 2:30 p.m.

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.

Bits & Bytes: Berkshire Earth Expo; ‘Embrace Your Voice’ at Stockbridge Library; Wildflower Festival; ‘Chasing Coral’ at the Moviehouse; Girls’ empowerment concert

The “Embrace Your Voice, Reclaim Your Power: Changing the Dialogue Surrounding Sexual Assault” series will provide the community with an opportunity to talk about and understand sexual violence.

Bits & Bytes: ‘Writers in the House’ at The Mount; Pittsfield Green Drinks; ‘Vertigo’ screening; Riverbrook artist at Red Lion Inn

Starring Kim Novak, James Stewart, Barbara Bel Geddes, Tom Helmore and Ellen Corby, “Vertigo” is considered one of Alfred Hitchcock’s greatest cinematic achievements.

In NY-19 race, Democratic candidates take shots at ‘empty suit’ Faso

Though its boundaries have shifted in recent years, NY-19 has been represented by a mix of Democrats and Republicans over the decades.

Business Briefs: BIO annual convention; nonprofit awards nominations sought; grant for CHP; the Moviehouse to install elevator; awards for Balance Rock advisors

The Nonprofit Center of the Berkshires is launching an annual awards program to recognize those who work in the nonprofit sector to serve the Berkshire community.

Business Briefs: Hansell named BNRC president; Wynn joins BTCF board; Hillary Clinton visits Oblong Books; new director for the Whit

Michael Wynn has been serving Pittsfield for more than 20 years and has led the Pittsfield Police Department as its chief of police since December 2007.

Bits & Bytes: Parade of Lights; ‘Messiah’ sing-in; ‘A Day in the Life of a Girl and Boy’ family day; ‘The Little Mermaid;’ Monica...

At the Norman Rockwell Museum family day author Will Lach will hold a reading and talk about the books, and have a conversation with model Mary Whalen Leonard, who posed for several of Rockwell’s most beloved paintings.

Business Briefs: Tanglewood Airbnb hosts earn nearly $2 million; Berkshire Business Confidence Index results; grant for Berkshire Community Diaper Project; ‘Best of Hudson Valley’...

Seventy-four percent of Berkshire Business Confidence Index survey respondents indicated strongly that they expect their businesses to look moderately to substantially different in the next 10 years.
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