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PREVIEW: Gypsy jazz with the Rhythm Future Quartet at The Foundry, Friday, June 28

Composer, educator, and violinist Christian Howes calls Jason Anick "easily one of the best jazz violinists of his generation.”

CONNECTIONS: Zooming Stockbridge town candidates

All in all, whatever Stockbridge has been doing for 300 years seems to be working.

Going out on a limb with the Laurel Hill Association, 1868

The opening lines of Margaret French Cresson’s 1953 100th anniversary history of the Laurel Hill Association, with the heroine on a white horse, give the often-told and possibly apocryphal tale of the catalyze that created the oldest continuously operating village improvement society in America in 1853.

Bits & Bytes: World music at Race Brook Lodge; American Mural Project tours; Laurel Hill meeting; French film festival

Mike Beck, executive director of Berkshire Botanical Garden, will present “Teaching an Old Garden New Tricks: How Berkshire Botanical Garden Is Creating Its Own Future.”

CONNECTIONS: The last train to Stockbridge

The first railroad actually built opened in 1837. It went from West Stockbridge to Hudson, New York, bypassing Stockbridge.

Bits & Bytes: Yo-Yo Ma’s Day of Action; ‘Green Inspiration’ art exhibit; ‘Bouquet of Baroque Concertos’; Laurel Hill Day; ‘A Movable Feast’ art tour

Bach Project’s Day of Action to be held at First Street Common Pittsfield -- Yo-Yo Ma’s Bach Project, in partnership with Hancock Shaker Village, will...

River Art Project brings together professional environmentalists, eager public to raise funds for cleanup

The summer-long event combines a gallery space featuring paintings of the outdoors by local artists, environmental literature on display, and a live panel of speakers featuring prominent movers and shakers in the Housatonic River and Hudson River cleanup efforts.

Business Briefs: Lenox trunk show; grant for CDCSB; Nature Matters launch; land trusts celebrate success; Berkshire Co-op Market board nominations

The Community Development Corporation of South Berkshire has received a $16,235 grant to to build low-to-moderate income housing.

Bits & Bytes: Blondie at MASS MoCA; Alice Sheppard at Jacob’s Pillow; Nancy Fitzpatrick at Laurel Hill Day; World Breastfeeding Week celebration; Paul Chaleff...

As a leader in the dance and disability arts fields, Kinetic Light works with presenting partners to build new audiences for dance and establish an audience engagement goal of at least 20 percent disabled attendees.

Candidate seeks post as Stockbridge commissioner

In his letter Alan Wilken writes: “Now that I am retired, I want to serve and give something back to the town I have grown to love.”

History markers in curious places: A quiz for Berkshire explorers

Why are we honoring a massacre? On the other hand, how many monuments are there to Native American maltreatment? It’s a rare admission of how fiercely we wrestled New England from its indigenous people.

Bits & Bytes: Stockbridge Earth Day roadside cleanup; family preparedness workshop for immigrants; Villages in the Berkshire information session; craft beer workshop; Aston Martin...

The Aston Martin Owners Club of North America will hold the Berkshires’ first-ever Aston Martin car rally Saturday, April 14, organized by Lance Sterman of Stockbridge, the owner of an antique Aston Martin.

Bits & Bytes: First Fridays Artswalk; ‘Packed in a Trunk: The Lost Art of Edith Lake Wilkinson’; LHA annual meeting; ‘Aunt Leaf’ at Ancram...

The 2015 film 'Packed in a Trunk' follows Emmy Award-winning writer and director Jane Anderson as she and her wife, Tess, attempt to unravel the mystery of her great aunt, Provincetown painter Edith Wilkinson.

Stockbridge fever and the history of the Stockbridge Water Company

In April 1863, the first water bills went out for a five-month rental and ranged from a low of $2.50 for Louis Pepoon to a high of $10 for H. Heaton Jr.

Bits & Bytes: Chestnut Preserve harvest; ‘Fall into Chesterwood;’ Hopkins forest to welcome hunters; ‘Deadly Chateau Shenanigans’

Seventy-five to 100 hunters are awarded permits annually to hunt in Hopkins Memorial Forest, which is closed to other users during the hunt.

Stockbridge on view: Laurel Hill and Land Trust announce photo contest winners

Any photographer, whether amateur or professional, whether living in Stockbridge or not, was invited to submit up to ten photos of Stockbridge’s natural environment. Fifty-four photographers submitted a total of 270 photos, almost twice as many as last year.

Bits & Bytes: ‘SEVEN’ at Simon’s Rock; Berkshire Opera Festival; Bret Stephens to give Feigenbaum lecture; Laurel Hill Day

SEVEN was commissioned in 2006 by the Washington, D.C.-based Vital Voices Global Partnership, which had seven playwrights dramatize the stories of seven women.

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