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Adi Rischner Jr., 75, of Sheffield

A celebration of Adi’s life will be held at a later time. Birches-Roy Funeral Home Is entrusted with arrangements.

BUINESS BRIEFS: Play reading fundraiser; ‘Reopening the Berkshire Economy’; Greylock promotions; new Hancock Shaker Village trustees

The panel will share perceptions and observations on reopening the Berkshire economy, including points of caution, notes of optimism, and hard facts as they look at what an information-driven reopening timeline could and should be for the region.

Business Briefs: WAM Theatre donations; MCLA lauded for gender equality; Business Model Canvas workshop; holiday house tour volunteers; designation for Russo

A report from the Eos Foundation examining gender equality in Massachusetts colleges and universities has identified Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts as the top four-year public institution among only 40% of schools to achieve gender equality.

Bits & Bytes: Berkshire Playwrights Lab gala; ‘A Novel Night Out: Chapter Two’; Berkshire Dance Party & Cabaret; ‘MORE Room for IMPROVment

With help from friends from Monument Mountain Regional High School, Friday’s performances will mark third annual wholly original night of comedy written and performed by students from Berkshire Waldorf High School.

Business Briefs: Berkshire Nonprofit Awards; WCMA Summer Space; STEM grant for BCC, MCLA; Lee Bank promotes Brown; BMM community events

Berkshire Community College and Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts have announced that the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education has awarded the institutions $24,980 to establish the STEM Transfer Summer Bridge Program.

Anne Undeland’s ‘Lady Randy’ to receive world premiere production by WAM Theatre

In keeping with WAM’s philanthropic mission, a portion of the proceeds from “Lady Randy” will be donated to selected beneficiary Tapestry Health Systems.

Part II: Local Berkshire playwrights taking on big subjects

I also recently had the distinct pleasure of speaking with another friend and fellow actor/playwright, Anne Undeland. We spoke about her brand new play “Lady Randy,” which is about Winston Churchill’s mother, Jennie Jerome.

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: Greylock sponsors WAM Theatre; Ladies’ Night Out; BTCF deadlines; Organization Ink joins Goldman Sachs program

Eighteen Southern Berkshire Chamber of Commerce member vendors will be on hand to demonstrate and sample everything from essential oils and detoxifying tea to reiki and red-light therapy.

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.

Theater in the Round

Berkshires actor, writer and director Jim Frangione shows us around the Berkshires theater scene.

Bits & Bytes: Josh Billings RunAground; Berkshire BioBlitz; ‘Escaped Alone’ at WAM Theatre; ‘The Vagina Monologues’ at the Whit; ‘Historic New England’ at Chesterwood

In addition to surveying local species, Berkshire BioBlitz will include family events such as bird banding, microscope and specimen set-ups, and a hands-on water filtration activity, as well as interactive walks and conversations that will run throughout the day.

THEATRE REVIEW: Secrets rule in ‘Disgraced’ at Chester Theatre

As drama goes, this play presents a genuine picture of adults in our era — mixed marriages, mixed belief systems, altered understanding and miscommunication.

Bits & Bytes: Youth Art Month at Berkshire Museum; peace walkers in Great Barrington; Jeff Goodell on rising sea levels; WAM Theatre auditions

The six peace walkers, including Japanese Buddhist nun Jun-san Yasuda, are walking to Indian Point Energy Center nuclear power plant in Buchanan, New York, to raise awareness about nuclear weapons and waste.

‘Sister event’ to Women’s March planned in Pittsfield

On the one-year anniversary of the iconic movement, Indivisible Pittsfield has organized another sister event to this year's march – what it calls a "March into Action Resource Fair and Community Forum" at the Colonial Theatre on South Street.

Bits & Bytes: ‘March into Action’; ‘Handbags for Habitat’; Miss ‘Nogood’ drag pageant; CATA art exhibit, poetry reading; Williams seeks ‘books’

'March into Action' will encompass a resource fair featuring more than 20 groups, brief spoken-word performances, and a panel discussion of important issues facing the Berkshires in 2018.

Bits & Bytes: Railroad Street Youth Project awards scholarships; ‘Hamilton’s Women’ at Ventfort Hall; ‘Complementary Eloquence;’ Berkshire Theatre Awards

Railroad Street Youth Project's Railroad Street Youth Student Empowerment scholarship provides an opportunity for students to explore their after-high school options.
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