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Kate Lascar of Berkshire Property Agents offers one of Great Barrington’s classic Victorian beauties in immaculate condition. An analysis of first quarter 2024 real estate sales. Architect Pamela Sandler transforms a dark, compartmentalized condo into a light, bright and open home. Plus, recent sales, gardening columns and more.

Bits & Bytes: Frontline workers video; Mass Audubon Bird-a-thon; Olana Eye skycam

Participants will select bird observation spots such as windows, backyards or green spaces within short walking or biking distance from their homes.

Business Briefs: Berkshire Boxing Club grand opening; Herrington’s donates to Greenagers; VIM Berkshires volunteer tea; grants for Ancram Opera House; BFAIR staff changes

Greenagers has received $10,000 from Ed Herrington Inc. in support of its operations as well as the acquisition of its April Hill conservation property.

Bits & Bytes: Stockbridge Summer Arts & Crafts Show; Barb Jungr at Ancram Opera House; farm to bar fundraiser; ‘The Wander Society’s Adventure Lab’

Based on Barb Jungr and John McDaniel’s 2016 album of the same name, “Come Together: The Songs of the Beatles” is an artful reinvention of songs from the iconic Beatles catalog.

Bits & Bytes: ‘Contemporary Sculpture at Chesterwood’; ‘After Dad’ at the Mahaiwe; Berkshires Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival; Thomas Jayne at the Mount;...

The Institute of Arab and Islamic Art is augmenting Olana’s exhibition “Costume & Custom: Middle Eastern Threads at Olana” by engaging young contemporary artists of Arab and Islamic descent to lead tours of the main house and exhibition at Olana.

Business Briefs: New board members for CHP; BTG receives grant; grant for Olana’s kitchen garden; real estate licensing course; Cross Insurance acquires second Pittsfield...

Under terms of the acquisition, Colt Insurance becomes a wholly owned subsidiary of Cross Insurance and will continue to operate under the same name.

Bits & Bytes: ‘Messiah’ sing-in; Tinseliner™ train rides; Ghent Playhouse panto; marionettes at Olana

The Berkshire Bach Players is a seasoned instrumental ensemble of professional musicians including Lucy Bardo on cello and trumpet player Allan Dean along with Miriam Shapiro and Cindy Olgunick on violin, Eric Martin on viola, and Donald Sosin on organ.

Bits & Bytes: ‘A Berkshire Home Companion;’ Treats for Troops; Kathleen Jacobs at Simon’s Rock; ‘The American Summerhouse;’ ‘Friends of Fire’ at Hotchkiss

Treats for Troops is a family-friendly community celebration for kids of all ages to honor servicemen and -women, donate candy to the troops, and participate in a community service activity.

Bits & Bytes: Finn Wittrock in ‘Hamlet;’ Pittsfield CityJazz Festival; Berkshire Coaching Weekend; Plein Air event at Olana; college fair at BCC; rain garden...

Most recently Finn Wittrock, who grew up in Shakespeare & Company, was seen in the Oscar-nominated film “The Big Short” opposite Brad Pitt, Ryan Gosling, Christian Bale and Steve Carell.

Bits & Bytes: ‘The Bakelite Masterpiece’ enrichment activities; ‘The Maine Coast’ in Old Chatham; mindful eating program; ‘Stories From the Field’

A facilitated post-show conversation will take place after each weekend matinee and select evening performances of 'The Bakelite Masterpiece'to promote open discussion of the larger issues around truth and reconciliation.

Bits & Bytes: Hevreh Ensemble at Simon’s Rock; Ace Frehley at the Colonial; GBFD open house; Julia Ain-Krupa at the Bookstore; geology hike at...

The Great Barrington Fire Department's open house will include a rope rescue demonstration and a fully simulated extrication of a patient from a motor vehicle using the Jaws of Life.

Bits & Bytes: Columbia County Fair; ‘Pathways to Prevention;’ ‘The Witch of Lime Street’

In 1924, Mrs. Mina Crandon, the wife of a distinguished Boston surgeon, came to embody the raging national debate over Spiritualism. Reporters dubbed her the blonde Witch of Lime Street.

Bits & Bytes: ‘Yoga to the Rescue’; Behold! New Lebanon July 30 tours; cabaret trains; ‘Columbia County’ art show; ‘Mystery Box’ at Olana; Seth...

The Mystery Box project is designed to focus on the act of making art and the process of using a historic site to inspire contemporary artists.

Bits & Bytes: GB K-9 unit grant; D.R.E.A.M. Ring dance; Hotchkiss piano concerts; Olana ’66; ‘Interiors’ exhibit

Throughout their partnership, Officer Ullrich and K-9 Jori have assisted in conducting numerous missing persons’ cases, suspect apprehensions and narcotics investigations.

Bits & Bytes: ‘Music That Shook the World’; ‘Books and Blooms’; GBHS fundraiser; Pittsfield river clean-up; equestrian emergency response training

The 20th century saw a series of cultural earthquakes that shook the music establishment and scandalized audiences.

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