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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.

Julie Martino, 88, longtime Lenox resident

Julie worked as executive assistant to the medical director at Austen Riggs Center in Stockbridge for 32 years and was well-known in the Stockbridge area.

Bits & Bytes: Four Freedoms Forum; fermentation workshop; ‘Our Beloved Kin’

With original scholarship and creative narration, Brooks recovers a complex picture of war, captivity and Native resistance during King Philip’s War.

BUSINESS BRIEFS: Cultural sites to reopen; Berkshire Museum construction; raffle benefits food banks; Berkshire Immigrant Center fundraising; grant for Olana

BIC is the only program in Berkshire County that focuses exclusively on meeting the unique challenges of a continuously growing immigrant and refugee population.

Bits & Bytes: ‘Sip, Sketch and Socialize’; BCC virtual commencement; Families Dance Together; online fitness classes

Because of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, institutions are finding alternate ways to celebrate and honor their graduates, and BCC has decided to honor its graduates twice.

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.

Bits & Bytes: Hershey Felder livestream; online Mother’s Day Tea; ‘Wonders of Migration’; Beekeeping 101

Topics will include honeybee biology and health, hive installation, and hive management through the seasons.

Bits & Bytes: ‘Branches’ livestream; ‘Home Is 2020’ call for art; virtual staged reading

Since it is not currently possible to gather at the museum due to concerns about the spread of COVID-19, the workshops have been reimagined and the public is invited to make art on the meaning of home while they are at home.

Our cultural organizations need us because we need them

In the Berkshires, the negative impacts on our arts and cultural organizations and the tourism they bring will have ripple effects throughout our local economy.

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.

BUSINES BRIEFS: Norman Rockwell Museum grant; emergency response funding; health care fundraiser; virtual nonprofit town hall; UPSTREAMING launch

Nonprofits share many concerns related to COVID-19, including short- and long-term sustainability, and the desire by those not on the front lines to help in some way.

Cultural institutions should be included in relief package

In a letter to the editor, Laurie Norton Moffatt writes, "We know how vital arts and cultural institutions are to the fabric of our society, and our critical sector should not be left behind."

Bits & Bytes: Virtual Bulb Show; decluttering workshop; call for sculpture

Norman Rockwell Museum seeks 3-D, life-size, weatherproof, outdoor submissions that will be juried for awards by a panel of art professionals.

Landing in the Berkshires: Jerry Pinkney

Much has been written about Martin Luther King Jr. and the 1963 March on Washington, but there's little on his legendary speech and how King came to write it.

Lee Marino, 89, of Great Barrington

Once in the Berkshires, she enjoyed working at various Berkshire County icons: Country Curtains, the Norman Rockwell Museum and Berkshire Bank.

Bits & Bytes: ‘Acis y Galatea’; marionettes at Ventfort Hall; ‘The Spirit of Giving Illustrated’; West Stockbridge Chamber Players concert; Williams astronomer to observe...

xArtwork on view includes Norman Rockwell’s “Christmas Trio,” in which a bundled-up group of Dickensian carolers and musicians give the gift of music

Bits & Bytes: Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas; ‘A Baroque Celebration’ at Saint James Place; culinary arts dinner; ‘Ay Mariposa’ at Mason Library; ‘The...

Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas to capture small-town holiday spirit Stockbridge -- The Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas celebration, which captures small-town Christmas spirit in...

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