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BUSINESS MONDAY: Spotlight on Refill GB—a mission-based shop with a welcoming vibe (and zero plastic!)

Founded three years ago by Berkshire native Jamie McCormack, this charming Great Barrington retail space helps you make better choices for your health and the planet.

OPERA REVIEW: The Berkshire Opera Festival’s thoroughly modern ‘Don Giovanni’

Mozart’s opera was always modern. That’s one secret to its greatness. "Don Giovanni" has consistently offered every era a reflection of its own fraught time.

Bits & Bytes: Mahaiwe drive-in movies; Howardena Pindell at Art Omi; online theater workshop; screenplay submissions

During the workshop, guest choreographers Becky and Jamal Ahamad, Community Works alums and creators of the dance troupe dysFUNK, will show how movement tells a story.

Theater in the time of COVID-19: How area theaters and theater artists are coping during the pandemic

I asked the directors of several area theaters how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting their theaters and their staff in ways that might not be so evident to the lay public.

Bits & Bytes: Policing talk; ‘Dance We Must’; ‘Art in the Time of Pandemic’; online theater workshop

Occurring on the same date on which Jacob's Pillow’s season opening gala had been planned, “Dance We Must” will include performances by Kyle Abraham’s A.I.M, Michelle Dorrance, Irene Rodríguez, Daniel Ulbricht and Danielle Diniz, and Calvin Royal III.

PERSPECTIVES: Town aims to close off Castle, Railroad streets for evening dining as restrictions on restaurants are eased

Selectboard member Leigh Davis said she has heard from two businesses on Railroad Street that are interested in closing the street for evening dining.

Bits & Bytes: ‘Inside the Bolshoi Ballet’; TINA TALKS; Live Out Loud workshop; Wildcat Art Gallery reception; BCD graduation

Over six weeks, Tina Packer will discuss how Shakespeare's plays reveal underlying messages and major questions that interested him as well as how his ability as a dramatist allowed him to express ideas in action as well as words.

Coronavirus Live Local Updates

This page will be updated regularly, including on nights and weekends, to keep Edge readers apprised of the latest information locally on the COVID-19 pandemic.

PERSPECTIVES: Great Barrington Farmers’ Market to kick off 30th anniversary season with changes

Shoppers are asked to arrive with patience, flexibility and face masks as the community makes yet another shift to what will be the season’s “new normal.”

Finding Home: We Are Stories

The show is based on four personal immigration stories by artists David Macaulay, Frances Jetter, James McMullan and Yuyi Morales, part of the exhibit on view at Norman Rockwell Museum when it closed to the public in late March.

15th annual Berkshire International Film Festival moved to fall of 2020

In response to the growing uncertainty of the coronavirus outbreak, we have decided to reschedule our 2020 festival to this fall.

Bits & Bytes: Gin Blossoms at the Mahaiwe; digital media talk; BCC dinner series; diseases lecture

“The Impact of Digital Media in Our Region” will feature a panel of local media professionals, including Berkshire Edge editor-in-chief David Scribner and publisher Marcie Setlow; IMBY founder and editor Enid Futterman; Luminary Media editorial director Brian Mahoney; The Gossips of Rivertown founder and editor Carole Osterink; and The Rogovoy Report founder Seth Rogovoy.

Business Briefs: CCR exhibition designer; Wortis joins Mahaiwe; Berkshire Nonprofit Awards nominations; grant for Jack Miller Contractors

The Berkshire Nonprofit Awards recognize those who work tirelessly in the nonprofit sector to serve the Berkshire community.

‘Warm Up the Winter’ to raise money for South County heating assistance

The show is a highlight of the local winter season and features well-known Berkshire artists.

Alan Chartock: I Publius

There is a lot of money in the Berkshires and it is a mark of the good people who live here that they are willing to give some of what they have to help others.

To the relief of town officials, decrepit Castle Street firehouse is finally sold — again

In recent years the selectboard had become frustrated at former owner Tom Borshoff's lack of action and at his unresponsiveness.

GB, South County Year in Review: Of mergers, bridges, cannabis and ‘blood money’

In the spirit of reflection and self-examination, herein lies The Edge's second annual Great Barrington year in review. It includes some select stories from other South County towns as well, along with embedded links to Edge stories for more information.

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