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Great Barrington remembers, honors those who served

“Memorial Day is an emotional time,” said co-organizer Elizabeth Shaker. “I know the weather forecast looks bad, but we’re going to keep marching. The veterans did under bad circumstances, and so will we."

Berkshire Center for Justice founder recognized for commitment to legal support for those in need

Great Barrington -- Suffice it to say crisis brings out the best and the worst in people. “I want to look at the best,...

PROFILE: Berkshire Center for Justice offers legal help for those in need

Her exposure to other cultures, and how they deal with cultural and social issues, got Eve Schatz thinking: Could a holistic approach, to address a trinity of issues simultaneously, be employed? Her answer was a resounding “yes,” and the Berkshire Center for Justice was born.

I Publius: A little to-do list for Great Barrington

While I am as proud of Great Barrington today as I have ever been, there are a few things that do need some work, so I have a little list.

Celebrating 10 years with BRIDGE’s Happiness Toolbox summer program

The 2019 Summer Program will build on ongoing Happiness Toolbox themes of Mindfulness, Character Strengths, Diversity Leadership, Growth Mindset, and the rich History and Heritage of Berkshire County.

Bits & Bytes: ‘Live from the Guthrie Center: The Talkin’ Series’; ‘Tarzan’ at Berkshire Theatre Group; ‘Heirloom by Design’; ‘Boundaries’ art show

'Heirloom by Design' will feature Berkshire artisans and be complemented by a lineup of local food vendors, acoustic musicians and poets, kid-friendly activities, and a full day of delicious workshops in the Greylock WORKS kitchen.

Through HeatSmart Great Barrington offering affordable green energy home heating options

“Anything that can be done to help reduce heating costs for low-income people, and all of us, is really important.” -- Town Manager Jennifer Tabakin

NEWS BRIEF: Great Barrington to participate in residential clean heating program

Great Barrington will work with partner organizations to educate residents on financial aid programs that would help defray the costs of switching to more environmentally friendly heating sources.

Berkshire Thanksgiving ‘wheres’

Professional chefs contribute their delectability skills and the food for some of the dinners, like Squanto and Massasoit long ago. All the chefs, cooks and volunteers who present these meaningful dinners are experienced and will be creating meals to remember.

Hinds visits pipeline site, urges reform of FERC and says Trump ‘gutting the EPA’

State Sen. Adam Hinds: "If anybody's learned anything from this election, it's that elections have consequences – serious policy consequences. They are absolutely gutting the EPA at a rate that even the most pessimistic person would be surprised about right now." Hinds was also sharply critical of the state in allowing the pipeline project to move through the Otis State Forest, which is state-owned land ostensibly protected from development.

Joseph Simonetta, 50, of Lenox

He attended services at the Church on the Hill and was a volunteer at the church suppers. He also volunteered at the Guthrie Center in Housatonic.

Bits & Bytes: Classic car presentation; ‘Beyond Vietnam’ reading; ‘How Could You Forget Your Own Mother?’; ThinkFOOD conference

"How Could You Forget Your Own Mother?" is the story of a young woman whose land has been threatened by ecological devastation caused by a fracking company that bought rights to her land.

Bits & Bytes: First Fridays Artswalk; Festival of Books; Vishtèn at the Guthrie Center; Crescendo auditions; cemetery walk

The Festival of Books will feature a giant used book sale, two days of author discussions and readings, and a children’s program.

Gypsies move on: The Joynt to close its doors

Though the Gypsy Joynt’s final business day is just over a week away on April 24, Lori Weller said the decision to close was not made lightly. “Everybody has been like extended family here. I feel wrong in a lot of ways on leaving, but I just have to go home. It’s like my wanderlust is over.”

Bits & Bytes: CATA art exhibit; ‘Found Footage” at Berkshire Museum; Arlo at Mahaiwe Thanksgiving week; Soldier On info session; Thanksgiving meal for LGBTQ...

With housing in Leeds and Pittsfield, Massachusetts, Soldier On provides emergency and transitional housing to 250 veterans, as well as case management.

Bits & Bytes: Easy Ridin’ Papas at Dewey Hall; High Holidays with Rimon; ‘The Berkshire Collection’ at St. Francis Gallery; Community Day at Camphill...

St. Francis Gallery in South Lee presents "The Berkshire Collection," an intensive look at the combined and varied works of a wide range of Berkshire artists.

Bits & Bytes: Joe Crookston at the Guthrie Center; EMV chip card talk; OLLI fall courses & open house; BeauSoleil at Club Helsinki Hudson;...

OLLI fall class highlights include “Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre,” and “Famous Trials That Helped Shape America and Her Institutions” ... OLLI courses are non-credit and there are no grades, no tests, and no prior experience required.

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