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Encore! Billy Collins

Billy Collins is surely the most popular American poet since Robert Frost. We are pleased to offer an encore column of his wonderful work.

Bits & Bytes: Piano, cello concert; Alford open studios; grey parrot lecture

Artists Dai Ban, Julie Scott and Shira Toren will open their studios to the public Sunday, Oct. 6, for the Alford’s first-ever Open Studio Day.

Bits & Bytes: Open Studios DriveAbout; gun violence discussion; Kenturah Davis at WCMA; birding talk; volunteers help oak tree

Jonathan Perloe’s presentation will cover a range of topics to help the audience understand the magnitude of the gun violence crisis in America.

Bits & Bytes: Birding talk; emergency skills training; estate-planning workshops

As part of National Preparedness Month, Fairview Hospital will host three sessions of “Stop the Bleed,” offering important life-saving skills for laypersons as well as health and safety professionals.

Bits & Bytes: Father-and-son birding talk; corpse flowers at Darrow School; BCD head-elect on education; Ulrike Grannis at Camphill Ghent

Berkshire Country Day School Head-elect Jennifer Fox will speak on the educational needs of young people growing up in a world that is increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous.

Bits & Bytes: ‘The School of Love’ at Simon’s Rock; ‘North on the Wing’ birding lecture; college financial aid presentations; Fairview gala celebrates nurses

Naturalist and ornithologist Bruce Beehler will recount his 100-days-long 2015 field trip following the spring migration of songbirds from the coast of southeastern Texas up the Mississippi River and into the boreal forests of northern Ontario

Business Briefs: New BNRC trail; New Marlborough Land Trust gift; Pittsfield Cultural Council grant workshop; Greylock donates to Lee High School; Berkshire Business Confidence...

The New Marlborough Land Trust has announced that Edward “Ned” Goodnow has given it 300 acres of land along the Konkapot River.

Bits & Bytes: ‘Woods and Waters’ at Ventfort Hall; folk concert at Bennington; birding at Green Drinks; ‘Charley’s Horse’; construction class builds fairgrounds booth

Hoffmann Bird Club President Jonathan Pierce will discuss notable local birds and highlight early-summer bird behavior, as well as opportunities to get out and see birds with the Hoffman Bird Club

Bits & Bytes: ‘Berkshire Theatre Through the Eras’; birding program with Darryl McGrath; scholarship aid from BCC Foundation; GhostLit Repertory Theatre auditions

In the late 1970s, the bald eagle and peregrine falcon were heading toward extinction as victims of the combined threats of DDT, habitat loss and lax regulation.

BOOK REVIEW: ‘Annotated List of the Birds of Berkshire County, Massachusetts’

'Now you see me, make a note,' says the wheatear: The birds of Berkshire County check in.

Bits & Bytes: Winona LaDuke to give Schumacher lecture; ghost stories at the Mount; Berkshire birding book; Housatonic Heritage talk; R.J. Rosegarten at Berkshire...

“Choosing the Path That Is Green” will be delivered by activist, community economist, author and member of the Ojibwe Nation of the Anishinaabe peoples Winona LaDuke.

Bits & Bytes: ‘The Messenger’ screening; touch football game; Berkshire Music School benefit; Golden Dragon Acrobats; swing dance night

This weekend the JFK Library Foundation is coordinating 35 touch football games across Massachusetts in recognition of President Kennedy’s love of the sport and commitment to physical fitness.

Bits & Bytes: Adam Ezra Group; First Fridays Artswalk; Joe Goodwin solo show; ‘Sembene!’; ‘A Mitzvah for Berkshire County Kids’ Place;’ 5k run/walk; bird...

The feature-length documentary “Sembene!” tells the story of the “father of African cinema,” self-taught novelist and filmmaker Ousmane Sembéne, who fought a 50-year battle to give African stories to Africans.

Bits & Bytes: Swing dancing at Shire City Sanctuary; W.E.B. Du Bois talk at Race Brook Lodge; Sheffield Land Trust bird walks & panel...

The Lucky 5 blends swing and gypsy jazz to create a unique, foot-stomping blend of music that appeals to a wide range of music lovers.

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