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Special needs performing arts camp seeks children to participate

Pizzi invites neurodivergent children, children with autism who have low support needs, and any child with a disability to join the camp, which is free, and set to run August 5 through 9 at Berkshire Community College.

Stockbridge Photo Contest calls for submissions

This year, the contest is in two categories: Up to and including age 18, and older than 18. Five winning photos will be selected in each category.

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: Denny Alsop at Laurel Hill meeting; area blood drives; BCC Day of Service; Berkshire Human Rights Speaker Series; tax assistance rally

A longtime Stockbridge resident, Denny Alsop made the first crossing of Massachusetts by canoe in 1988 and his journey resulted in the introduction of the Massachusetts Rivers Protection Act.

CONNECTIONS: The cruelest cut for tree-loving Stockbridge

So by those calculations, Stockbridge just lost between $200,000 and $400,000 when it cut down a 100-year-old tree.

Bits & Bytes: Monument Mountain literary hike; Weekend in Norfolk art events; Makerspace party for teens; Stockbridge photo contest winners; shelter-building workshop; ice harvesting...

The winners of the Stockbridge photo contest are Dana Goedewaagen of Glendale, Stacy McMahon of Great Barrington, John R. Morse of Stockbridge, and Sharon Siter of South Egremont.

Laurel Hill Association: Stockbridge’s guardian angels

Laurel Hill Association, established in 1853 , is the oldest village improvement association in America. In its first year, 400 trees were planted, and that was just the beginning. It was so successful that it became a model for civic beautification organizations all over the country.

Bits & Bytes: Beaver Moon hike; #OptOutside on Black Friday; BHRSD Fund for Excellence; Stockbridge photo contest; Muddy Brook online auction

The online auction is the Muddy Brook PTA’s main fundraiser and supports a wide range of enrichment programming including artist residency programs and field trips.

CONNECTIONS: Century-old criteria for creating an engaging Main Street

The town of Stockbridge and its village improvement society buried electric wires, chose simple street lights, maintained historic structures, and assured that the width of the street allowed for not just roadbed but also walkways and trees to be planted at the edge of the pavement.
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