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BUSINESS MONDAY: Spotlight on CMC:Berkshires—where science plus kindness equals change

Now in its 10th year, the Center for Motivation and Change provides comprehensive, cutting-edge, research-supported treatment for people struggling with substances or trauma in its New Marlborough facility.

Bits & Bytes: SculptureNow video tours; ‘Old Country Barns’; ‘The Founding Fortunes’; National Moth Week workshop

Two large, lit screens will be set up in different locations and participants will collect data to document and identify as many species of moths as they can.

Remembering the ‘great’ Great Barrington tornado 25 years later

The National Weather Service reported that debris was carried more than 45 miles to the northeast in Belchertown, where a fairgrounds racing ticket was found along with white corrugated plastic roofing material.

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.

Bits & Bytes: ‘An Old-Fashioned Christmas’; Heartflow solstice event; SculptureNow submissions; youth team wins tournaments

Families and people of all ages are welcome to join in an afternoon celebration of the winter solstice with music, song, ceremony and expressions of gratitude.

Great Barrington Historical Society showcases ‘An Old-Fashioned Christmas’

In a letter to the editor, Gary Leveille writes, "One room of moving miniatures within a Christmas village is amazing, and sure to make even the Grinch smile."

Donald Moulthrop, 92, of Great Barrington, a pilot and ‘Hometown Hero’

He was hired as co-pilot and flight engineer with Northeast Airlines in 1958, and retired in 1987 as captain with Delta Airlines. He also operated a popular Christmas tree farm on Silver Street in Great Barrington for many years.

Great Barrington’s Laura Ingersoll Secord: Heroine or traitor?

At least a few residents of Great Barrington were aware of Laura Secord by the early 1900s. When the Ingersoll home was first moved and then torn down during the construction of the Mason Library, structural artifacts were removed and sent to Canada for a Laura Secord exhibit.

Historical Commission issues Phase 1 of historic resources survey in Great Barrington

This survey of a portion of Great Barrington's rich catalogue of historic buildings was a significant undertaking for the Historical Commission. It provides the town with the first of a series of reports that provide documentation of sites worthy of preserving and those potentially eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places.

Josephine Mallory, 94, formerly of Great Barrington

She worked as a switchboard operator for Wheeler and Taylor, then for the General Electric's drafting department in Pittsfield, the E.M. Ryder Jewelry Store in Great Barrington, and then was the assistant town clerk for the town of Great Barrington for 11 years.

Dedication of the Du Bois homesite: A 50-year anniversary celebration

The original 1969 homesite dedication was deemed so controversial, in part because of Du Bois' embrace of communism late in his life, that no town officials attended the event.

Bits & Bytes: ‘She Shapes History’ at Berkshire Museum; Shays’ Rebellion lecture; CATA art exhibit; ‘Pollock’ at PS21; ‘Early Epitaphs’ talk

John 'Sean' Condon will explore how Shays' Rebellion influenced the division of power between state and federal governments set out by the U.S. Constitution and how it shaped the form of public protests today.

Bits & Bytes: Festival of Books; ‘Julius Caesar’ at Shake & Co.; ‘A Revolution of Her Own’; ‘Portfolios’ photo show; Eclectic Rock Showcase 2

On Sunday, Sept. 1, Shakespeare & Company will present a staged reading of Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar,” directed by founding artistic director Tina Packer and featuring John Douglas Thompson and Finn Wittrock.

Tales from the ‘dead letter office’: Greetings from Costa Rica 43 years later

Marie Tassone had an interesting and colorful life, culminating in her designation by the board of selectmen as Great Barrington's "photographer laureate" in 1989, a year before her death at age 86.

Bits & Bytes: Fine woodwork show; ‘Woodland Light’ at Chesterwood; GBHS antique show; alien balloon twisting

Twenty-five antiques dealers will be spread out on the Great Barrington Historical Society’s lawns, and the expanded Book Nook will be loaded with rare magazine issues, old volumes and lots of cheap books.

Bits & Bytes: ‘Woodstock to the Moon’; Berkshire Lyric at Ozawa Hall; ‘Businesses in Barrington: Part II’; Matthew Noble Day

Guest speakers for “Businesses in Barrington: Gone but Not Forgotten, Part II” will be local historian and Edge columnist Gary Leveille along with Mike Fitzpatrick and Jane Green.

Bits & Bytes: Stockbridge Art Walk; PlayWorks Weekend; ‘Elizabeth Freeman’s Case for Freedom’; emerald ash borer tree treatment; estate land protection workshop

The Great Barrington Historical Society, in collaboration with Saint James Place, will open its 'Rebels With a Cause' lecture series with 'Elizabeth Freeman's Case for Freedom: The End of Slavery in Massachusetts and the Effects on the Black Community in the Berkshires.'
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