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BUSINESS MONDAY: Spotlight on One Mercantile and Sett—success in downtown Great Barrington

Local couple successfully builds a pair of brick-and-mortar businesses from the ground up by meeting the community where they are.

New leadership at Berkshire Immigrant Center in the time of Trump

For its new leader, the search panel chose a familiar face, Brooke Mead, who has been at BIC for 15 years, for many of those years the center’s only full-time staff member.

Bits & Bytes: Berkshire Beatles Bash; First Friday Artswalk; ‘The Book Show’ at the Mount; Tagliapietra visit, exhibit; ‘Under Siege: The Addiction Epidemic and...

In her presentation, Dr. Jennifer Michaels will describe the disease of addiction; explain how people become addicted to substances, with a focus on heroin and prescription pills; and discuss how treatments and recovery work.

Bits & Bytes: ‘Out of Site’ sculpture exhibit; the Zolla Boys at the Southfield Church; ‘Becoming Involved in State Government;’ YeeJin Yuk at Music...

Rep Farley-Bouvier's stated priorities are to ensure the well being of vulnerable populations including elders, those with disabilities, and those suffering with mental health and addiction issues.

Bits & Bytes: BIFF wraps up 12th festival; New Play Reading series; advocating for healthy food; Paul Çelebi at the Southfield Church; golf classic...

On June 4, the Berkshire International Film Festival wrapped up its 12th festival with luminaries such as Christopher Plummer, John Carroll Lynch, Karen Allen, Steven Cantor, Sheila Nevins, David Edelstein and Paul Krugman as well as 40 filmmakers in attendance.

Bits & Bytes: Linda Hirshman at the Mount; ‘Museums That Matter;’ ‘Through the Lens’ student photography exhibit; Douglas Tallamy on native plants; ‘Next to...

As the chair of entomology and wildlife ecology at the University of Delaware, Douglas Tallamy studies how invasive species can disrupt local ecosystems and lead to the disappearance of both large and small animals.

Bits & Bytes: Lee Greener Gateway Cleanup; youth poetry festival finale; Bill and the Belles at Dewey Hall; ‘Straight Answers to Gay Questions;’ Emma...

The Outspoken poetry festival includes workshops, peer-led open mics and competitive poetry slams for youth ages 15–24, and the finale is a celebration that includes performances by the top finishers of the poetry slams and a feature set by poet Mariah Barber.

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: Theater of War; swimmers qualify at championship; ‘Was Shakespeare an Anti-Semite?’; GB Republican Town Committee meeting

Theater of War will be introduced by Chris Gibson, former U.S. Army colonel, former U.S. Representative from New York and current visiting professor of leadership studies at Williams. A panel discussion with area veterans, mental health professionals, and veterans' family members will follow the play.

Bits & Bytes: Clinton Church meeting; Berkshire Human Rights Speaker Series; caregiver seminar; authors sought for book festival; Berkshire South Swim-A-Thon

To date, Clinton Church Restoration has raised just over half of the $100,000 needed to purchase the building and cover initial operating costs. The organization is under contract to purchase the decommissioned church with a deadline of Friday, March 31, to complete the transaction.

Bits & Bytes: First Fridays Artswalk; ‘Sacred Words’ talk at Hevreh; the Orchestra Now at Simon’s Rock; ‘Mighty Times’ documentary; Youth Art Month

Using word-of-mouth under a veil of secrecy, more than 4,000 African-American schoolchildren organized to desert classrooms at exactly 11 a.m. on May 2, 1963, to send out wave after wave of marchers with the successful theory that the arrest of children would not be as brutal as that of adults.

Bits & Bytes: Jayne Benjulian monologue workshop; new teachers at Steiner school; Neumann at the Millbrook Library; ‘Share Our Wisdom/Harvest Our Lives;’ preparing for...

Benjulian was director of new play development at Magic Theatre in San Francisco and chief speechwriter at Apple. She is the author of the new poetry collection “Five Sextillion Atoms.”

Bits & Bytes: Sō Percussion at MASS MoCA; ‘Boy Meets Girl;’ ‘Love, Romance, Passion;’ ‘NAACP Is Not an Anachronism!’; Stockbridge photo contest

Teaming with three-time Obie Award-winning director Ain Gordon and emerging choreography sensation Emily Johnson, Sō Percussion studied all things guns: they visited gun ranges, ordered rifle parts, and culled through dark memories to inform this new work.

Bits & Bytes: BFWW announces events; January Houseplant Daze; ‘Leisure & Lust’ at The Mount; community theatre auditions; Mumbet’s walk to freedom

Berkshire Botanical Garden will present January Houseplant Daze, two classes about caring for houseplants, on Saturday, Jan. 28.

Bits & Bytes: ‘XXYY;’ Edge editor, publisher speaking at KI luncheon; ‘Once Upon a Mattress;’ Dalton preschool open house; 350Mass Berkshires meeting

'XXYY' is a poetic and otherworldly dance-theater event exploring the multiplicities of the gender spectrum while deconstructing the conventional binaries of male and female.

Bits & Bytes: Howard Dean at Williams; Winter Studio Festival of Plays; ‘Who Was Festus Campbell?”; 2017 Local Farmer Awards applications; ‘The Perils of...

The Local Farmer Awards provide local farmers with monetary support for equipment and physical farm improvements that will help them compete in the marketplace.

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