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THE OTHER SIDE: The Supremes

Born to segregated white America, it was no wonder that for so many weaned on 1950s "Father Knows Best" delusions, The Supremes, with the words of Lamont Dozier, Brian Holland, and Edward Jr. Holland, offered a far more accurate assessment of what life was really like.

Sheffield farmer challenges incumbent in race for board of selectmen

Kilmer said he had been out of the limelight until about three years ago when he began attending meetings and raising questions about issues that concerned him.

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: ‘Hold These Truths’; Berkshire Fermentation Festival; Juilliard String Quartet; ‘Inventing the Opera House’

The Berkshire Fermentation Festival will feature hourly demonstrations and talks on such topics as chocolate, cider, the gut microbiome and more.

Bits & Bytes: Historic Festival at Lime Rock Park; House of Waters at Race Brook Lodge; Dale Chihuly at Schantz Galleries; Musicians of Ma’alwyck

Race Brook Lodge will host a concert and pool party with New York City trio House of Waters Saturday, Aug. 31.

Business Briefs: 100 Main; chocolate shop rebranded; 1Berkshire Youth Leadership Program; Austen Riggs lauded; new Berkshire Workforce Board hires

Bunny Williams formed the concept for 100 Main after being impressed by the quality and talent of the many local artisans in the local area.

Bits & Bytes: Emerson String Quartet at Music Mountain; Berkshire Jazz Showcase; Larry Grenadier at Old Town Hall; Reginald Madison at Lauren Clark Fine...

The inaugural concert in the West Stockbridge Historical Society’ jazz concert series, the Aug. 3 performance will feature selections from Larry Grenadier’s recently released solo album “The Gleaners.”

Adventure Recovery program uses the outdoors to help teens cope with substance issues

Despite the myriad changes Adventure Recovery founder Tim Walsh has undergone in the ensuing years, one thing remains constant: The No. 1 concern of teens who struggle with substance abuse remains, “I don’t want to get sent away.”

Bits & Bytes: ‘Heartflow: Honoring the Housatonic River’; Wild Thing trail race; ‘River Art Project 3’; Discover Connecticut bicycle tour; GoldenOak at Race Brook...

Prizes will be awarded to the male and female winners and runners-up of the 10K and 5K races, as well as to the top two “Best Dressed Native Species” racers.

Bits & Bytes: Music Mountain opening concert; Clinton Church Restoration benefit concert; ‘A Year of Dance Dates’; Vita Kay at Sandisfield Arts Center

“Common Ground: A celebration of Jazz and Jewish Music” will benefit Clinton Church Restoration’s effort to restore and repurpose the historic Clinton A.M.E. Zion Church as an African-American heritage site, visitor center and community space.

Fire destroys home in Southfield but former church next door is saved

The house had been the scene of another fire that had damaged the kitchen in the rear of the house about two weeks earlier.

Bits & Bytes: ‘Ann’ moves to Dallas, Washington, D.C.; ch’CHUNK at Dewey Hall; ‘Rip Van Winkle: The Musical’; Amplify 2019 auditions; BagShare Project in...

The BagShare Project uses volunteer labor to create durable shopping bags out of materials that would otherwise be burned or buried.

Cheryl Ann Luft, 64, of Southfield

She was an avid photographer, bird watcher, dog lover and first responder volunteer. Her business CalmLightNow Photography created art and greeting cards that featured her love of nature and photography.

Bruno appointed to SBRSD school committee, quieting the storm for now

The vote follows a contentious meeting earlier this month in which the Sheffield members of the school committee had refused to appoint Bruno after interim member Tim Schroepfer had withdrawn his name from consideration.

Bits & Bytes: Radio Deluxe at the Mahaiwe; Winter Solstice Faerie Ball; railroad safety presentation; storm windows at Green Drinks; Red Cross blood drives

In light of the efforts to connect the Berkshires to New York City via passenger train, the town of Great Barrington will present federal railroad safety expert Dick Towle Wednesday, Dec. 19, at the Claire Teague Senior Center.

Of ethics, legitimacy and voter intent: A ‘big mess’ in Sheffield

For a variety of technical reasons, four Sheffield candidates were on the ballot for three seats. But voters were instructed to "vote for not more than two,” and those two with the most support were automatically re-elected.

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