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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.

BUSINESS BRIEFS: Successful People’s Pantry fundraiser; NPC Breakfast Club; GBHS grant; McReady joins Lever board; new Hawthorne Valley school director

The award will allow Great Barrington Historical Society to address needed repairs to windows in the main farmhouse as well as an entry door and windows in the wagon house addition.

Possibly the best views in the Hudson Valley!

This house, offered by Lisa Bouchard Hoe and Janet Kain of The Kinderhook Group Real Estate, is sited to enjoy spectacular views from every room in the house.

Local takeout: Supporting the big picture

“We’re accustomed and willing to be creative with what’s available,” said Cantina 229 chef/owner Josh Irwin, who hopes current times will create new ways of life for many.

The Unique and Historic 1820 “Old Turtle House”

Jonathan Hallam of The Kinderhook Group offers the perfect Federal house for a buyer with vision, taste and a passion for classic architecture.

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.'

THEATRE REVIEW: Cast of Ghent Playhouse’s ‘The Chalk Garden’ lives up to the standards set by their predecessors

This is one of the finest shows to appear on the Ghent stage and absolutely a must see for anyone who enjoys, or would like to experience, classic late-20th-century situational comedy.

Singer-songwriters at the Egremont Barn; BPL staged reading; polar bear talk; double book launch

Jane Denitz Smith has been a playwright in residence with Barrington Stage Company’s Playwright Mentoring Project since 2013.

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: Pittsfield Photo Challenge winners; Stockbridge Festival Chorus Christmas concert; Unsilent Night; Kids 4 Harmony concert

Kids 4 Harmony, a program of 18 Degrees, is inspired by Venezuela’s El Sistema, an intensive, values driven, ensemble-based approach to teaching classical music to effect social change.

Homes for Wonderful Winter Gatherings!

As holidays approach, what's better than a selection of homes where family and friends would be happy to gather?

Bits & Bytes: Handmade Holiday Festival; ‘Dreams That Money Can Buy’; Hawthorne Valley Yuletide Fair; Whimsy at the Whit; ‘A Christmas Carol’ at Ventfort...

“Dreams That Money Can Buy” combines the real setting of a gallery with the simplicity of bidding on work through Instagram.

Pop-up flower shop debuts at Botanica as café reopens

Renowned floral designer Ariella Chezar will be hosting a pop up flower market and holiday gift shop at Botanica, the celebrated Railroad Street café that has reopened for business.

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.

Country Homes for Happy Holiday Celebrations

A selection of perfect homes for "over the river and through the woods" to celebrate happy holidays.

THEATRE REVIEW: Ghent Playhouse’s ‘The Cemetery Club’ plays out with potential on a terrific set

“The Cemetery Club” is enjoyable enough and with a few more performances, should jell into the sort of appetizer that makes a season into a delectable dinner party.

Business Briefs: ‘The Barrington Stage Experience’; cannabis certification; RSYP apprenticeships; Salisbury Bank donates to CDC; Place Corps at Hawthorne Valley

Berkshire Community College is launching a one-year cannabis certificate program designed to provide students with skills and knowledge to work professionally in the areas of cannabis cultivation, processing, preparation, retail and outreach.
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