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When it comes to woody plants, I feel more strongly about protecting them from insects and managing diseases than I do about perennials and annuals.

PERSPECTIVES: ‘Masked’ businessman returns to Berkshire County bearing gifts from Mexico

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.

Bits & Bytes: Gangspil at Dewey Hall; ‘Acis and Galatea’; vegan Thanksgiving; Rotary Halloween painting

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.

Bits & Bytes: Pittsfield CityJAZZ Festival; Rotary Pumpkinfest; ‘True Dreams’ art show; dance workshop at Chesterwood

Pumpkinfest will be a family-friendly event that is considered an opportunity for expanded connections between Berkshire County, Massachusetts, and Columbia County, New York.

Rotary Club Bike & Fly: Fun for the family

The 2019 Rotary Club Bike & Fly, held Sunday at the Great Barrington's Walter J. Kolodze Airport, had something for everyone, including cow plops.

For many Great Barrington voters, a tough decision for selectboard awaits

"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

George G. Francis, 76, of Lenox, former owner of the Berkshire Courier  

Mr. Francis was a past member of the Southern Berkshire Volunteer Ambulance Squad, Great Barrington Rotary and the Southern Berkshire Chamber of Commerce.

Downtown goblins and ghosts : A Great Barrington Halloween tradition — ‘It’s glorious’

"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

Business Briefs: Berkshire Trendsetter winners; Moulton joins Berkshire Grown; CHP welcomes Strickler; gift for GB Rotary Club; Arts Integrative Initiative

Berkshire Grown's board of trustees is pleased to announce that Margaret Moulton has assumed the role of executive director.

Berkshire Bike-N-Fly promises day of fun and giving back

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 Tennis Association celebrates 25th anniversary: community spirit strong despite dwindling youth participation

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.

William Dempsey, 100, of Great Barrington

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.

Great Barrington Rotary reaches million-dollar mark in student scholarships

Supporting student scholarships is one of the major community activities of the Great Barrington Rotary Club.

Tracy Seckler named citizen of the year by Great Barrington Rotary Club

Seckler has done a remarkable job to raise $36-plus million for Charley’s Fund to support research on Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy.

Great Barrington Farmers’ Market begins its 28th season

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.

Bits & Bytes: Truck Day; Family Cabaret Night at Sandisfield Arts Center; Narrative Film Festival; Polaris Piano Trio at Roe Jan Library

The Polaris Piano Trio performs programs that explore works by women and composers of African descent from the 19th century through the present.

Annual Halloween window painting brings student artists to downtown Great Barrington

"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

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