In a letter to the editor, Robin Helfland writes, “Not only was the package a genuine help, it was a meaningful gesture of support for local businesses as together we face the challenge of this pandemic.”
The idea for retail businesses is that most will require masks of customers for the foreseeable future. If a customer does not have a mask, businesses can offer them one because they will now have a supply.
On Nov. 13, Rotary’s weekly lunch at Crissey Farm featured a presentation by Monument Mountain Regional High School art teacher Neel Webber of some of the best work in this year’s Halloween poster contest.
“I have no idea how this election will turn out. I put signs up this weekend. I asked some people to put up signs and they said no. They liked everybody.”
— Great Barrington Selectboard Chair Steve Bannon
“This event provides our students with the much needed opportunity to contribute their skills and energy to the supportive community where they live.”
— Neel Webber, Monument Mountain Regional High School art teacher
The full day of activities will also feature scenic airplane, biplane and helicopter rides as well as hot-air balloon rides. Participants can enjoy demonstrations of paragliding, skydiving and radio-controlled planes and helicopters — or you can try out the flight simulator.
Berkshire Hills Tennis Association co-founder Karen Johnson looks back fondly on the organization’s early years. She still has reams of photographs showing youngsters enjoying themselves on the new courts, as well as a table full of trophies.
The family moved the Dempsey’s Garage business to Great Barrington in 1937, operating on Railroad Street until 1947 when Mr. Dempsey and his brother, Matthew J. Dempsey Jr., took over the business and moved it to 42 Bridge St.
The Great Barrington Farmers’ Market is a producers-only market in the heart of historic Great Barrington and is lucky enough to be the host of 36 weekly vendors representing a wide array of the Berkshire dynamic food landscape.
“The event offers all the students a sense of accomplishment by having their art chosen to be painted in downtown Great Barrington in what now had become a popular and highly competitive school wide competition.” –Neel Webber, Monument Mountain Regional High School art teacher
From September to June, one of every three students at Muddy Brook and one of every four at Monument Valley receives two meals for free or reduced price per day. That translates to 100 meals missing for those families, per child, during the 10 weeks of summer vacation.
He became the president of Isgood Realty in 1980, a position he held until his recent retirement. His broad knowledge of the marketplace, business acumen and personality made him the “go to” person amongst peers, earning him the title of the dean of Berkshire county real estate.
On Saturday at the Walter J. Koladza Airport on Egremont Plain Road, there will be a full schedule of activities, the proceeds of which will benefit the Great Barrington Rotary Club’s higher-education scholarship program as well as various other local charitable organizations.
Chamberland’s portfolio of volunteerism and community involvement is extensive includes, but is not limited to, 41 years with the Great Barrington Fire Department, with a current rank of deputy chief; eucharistic minister and usher at St. Peter’s Church; and coach and director in numerous girls’ softball and basketball leagues.
Although the pivotal role of a Congregational minister in Massachusetts’s civic life has been greatly diminished, a minister like Pastor Van can still play a consequential role in a community. And for thirty years, Pastor Van was seemingly determined to do so.
‘Fur. Fin. Feathers.’ art exhibition at Spencertown Academy Spencertown, N.Y. — Spencertown Academy Arts Center presents its second annual juried regional art exhibition, entitled “Fur. Fin. Feathers.” Carrie Haddad of Carrie Haddad Gallery served as judge, selecting 56 oil paintings, watercolors, engravings, monoprints, mixed media assemblages, and photographs created by 27 local artists. On Saturday, October