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Welcome to Real Estate Friday!

Kate Lascar of Berkshire Property Agents offers one of Great Barrington’s classic Victorian beauties in immaculate condition. An analysis of first quarter 2024 real estate sales. Architect Pamela Sandler transforms a dark, compartmentalized condo into a light, bright and open home. Plus, recent sales, gardening columns and more.

Bits & Bytes: ‘Ann’ moves to Dallas, Washington, D.C.; ch’CHUNK at Dewey Hall; ‘Rip Van Winkle: The Musical’; Amplify 2019 auditions; BagShare Project in...

The BagShare Project uses volunteer labor to create durable shopping bags out of materials that would otherwise be burned or buried.

Business Briefs: WAM makes record donation; Constitution booklets at Kenver; Lauren Clark Fine Art’s ‘Last Waltz’; BHS clothing drive; MMRHS fundraiser

Kenver will be handing out free booklets of the U.S. Constitution to voters who visit the store after casting their ballots. No purchase is necessary.

THEATRE REVIEW: WAM Theatre’s ‘Ann,’ a fascinating portrayal of the notorious Texas governor

Kristen van Ginhoven has delivered a superb two hours of theater with this play by a woman, for a woman and about a woman that pleases women and men alike. Applause to all involved, particularly to Jayne Atkinson for taking on such a bear of a role.

CONNECTIONS: Celebrating in film Mumbet’s yearning to be free — and equal

It was, in fact, the perfect introduction to the story of a woman who asked a simple question: Did the Sheffield Resolves, the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts include her?

PREVIEW: Berkshire International Film Festival 2018 — 80 films from 27 countries in 4 days

I am still interested in the documentaries from war-torn areas of our globe and dramas of family strife, but there also needs to be some relief — some comic relief — and I think this festival successfully provides both.

The saga of Elizabeth ‘Mumbet’ Freeman, first slave to win her freedom in Massachusetts, being filmed in Sheffield

"Mumbet" is the inspirational true story of a woman who could neither read nor write, but whose simple eloquence poses the question of America’s purpose better than anyone. Mumbet was the first enslaved African-American to file and win a freedom suit in Massachusetts

Bits & Bytes: ‘Lincoln Speaks’ at Chesterwood; OLLI University Day; Bob Reiss at Lee Library; call for art

'Lincoln Speaks' will feature readings by actors including two-time Tony Award nominee Jayne Atkinson, Michel Gill, Shakespeare & Company founding artistic director Tina Packer, Shakespeare & Company director of training Dennis Krausnick and Chris Tucci, who will recite the 16th president’s least- and best-known private and public words about love, life and the country he worked to unite.

THEATRE REVIEW: ‘The Clean House’ at WTF — stellar cast in a dark comedy

The magical realism of Ruhl's fine play is almost a warning to the audience: We are alerted to the possibilities of what the world holds in store for us.

Bits & Bytes: ‘Jewish Survival in Albania and Kosova;’ screenwriting competition; senior center art exhibit; ‘Remnants’ at Williams; WAM Theatre auditions

“Remnants” was first produced for radio in 1992 and is based on 20 years of playwright Henry 'Hank' Greenspan’s conversations with Holocaust survivors.

Bits & Bytes: Free Fun Friday at the Mahaiwe; ‘Lincoln Speaks;’ WAM Theatre workshop; VIM gala; B’Shalom Chorale concert; Berkshire Opera Festival

Volunteers in Medicine Berkshires (VIM) will hold its gala event, “Knock Three Times and Whisper,” on Thursday, August 11, at 6:30 p.m. at Ski Butternut. The event will feature a Roaring 20s speakeasy theme, live music by the Wanda Houston Band.

WAM: Theatre as philanthropy

WAM Theatre donates a portion of its proceeds to organizations around the world that benefit women and girls, thus far $20,000 to 8 local organizations.

EDGE WISE: ‘Heroine’s Journey,’ answering the call of sacred theater

I awoke on the morning of January 1, 2013 — New Year’s Day — with what one might consider an unusual question. "What can...

EDGEWISE: Love’s labors found at Berkshire Festival of Women Writers

What I’ve learned through my work with the Festival is that when we work together, we can tap into what I’ve taken to calling “the distributed energy model” of collaboration,
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