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Special needs performing arts camp seeks children to participate

Pizzi invites neurodivergent children, children with autism who have low support needs, and any child with a disability to join the camp, which is free, and set to run August 5 through 9 at Berkshire Community College.

James F. Barbieri, 82, of Great Barrington, owner of Barbieri Lumber Company

James began working on the family farm and saw mill located on Division Street in Great Barrington when he was young. Over the years the saw mill became Barbieri Lumber Company in Housatonic.

Harold D. Hayes, 85, of New Marlborough

He graduated from the New Marlborough School. Before retiring 15 years ago, he ran and owned Mount Everett school buses and was a paint contractor.

Frances Grossetti Antoniazzi, 91, formerly of Glendale

At the age of 48, Frances went to nursing school and graduated from the Pittsfield Vocational School of Nursing Class of 1972 with honors. After graduation, she did private duty for Norman Rockwell, Percy Musgrave, Gabriella Sedgwick, Margaret French Cresson and William Gibson.

Dr. Dennis C. Marcus of New Marlborough

Dennis C Marcus, M.D., adult and child psychiatrist of New Marlborough, died Friday, February 13, 2015 at Massachusetts General Hospital after a long illness.

Doretha Ann Smith Palmer, 86, Air Force veteran, of South Egremont

A favorite family picture is one of Dottie rappelling off a cliff during Escape and Evasion School. From 1953 until 1955 Dottie served with the 6481st Medical Air Evacuation Group stationed in Seoul and Tokyo. While serving her country at war Dottie earned numerous commendations, including a battle star and was promoted to first lieutenant.

Bits & Bytes: Children’s Theatre auditions; jazz concert at Simon’s Rock; Fairview health series

Last year's children’s production, Seussical, was a heart-warming and widely successful production, featuring more than 100 talented children and adults from the community. Berkshire Theatre Group's 10th Annual Children's Theatre Production will be directed by Travis G. Daly, with music direction by Mark Gionfriddo.

Samuel Banks Shapiro, 52, of Great Barrington

He was a devoted and loving father to the three children who are his survivors: a daughter Paige Marie, and two sons, Nicholas Leonard and Mathew William.

From Berkshires to Kenya: SawaSawa Foundation assists women, children

Karen Smith is packing up 100 solar powered lights, “so people don’t have to buy kerosene every night, which is very expensive." And much of what she is bringing, Smith says, comes from the “incredible generosity” of Berkshire locals and businesses. Southern Berkshire Volunteer Ambulance, Fairview Hospital have donated medical supplies, and dentist Bob Edwards at Delair, Edwards & Krol, donated dental supplies.

Bits & Bytes: Animals speak; rally against racism; D.J. Thielke at the Mount; Fairview award

"Fairview Hospital is part of a strong network of healthcare that provides a level of high quality medical care unusual to find in a rural community.” -- Fairview’s President Eugene Dellea

Tips for healthy eating on Thanksgiving

We were contemplating the 10 guests that would soon be assembling for our Thanksgiving celebration, and fretting about whether we had enough turkey, stuffing,...

Mary Romano, 99, of Great Barrington  

Mary loved to perform. She was very active in her local Senior Center in New York where she would sing, dance and act in their various programs up until she was 80 years.

Bits & Bytes: St.James Place/Taconic Ave. detour

Because of drainage work and water main relocation, all traffic using St. James Place/Taconic Avenue will be detoured to South Street.

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