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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.

High Peaks Festival moves to Berkshires, explores ‘The French-Russian Connection’

For the ninth year, an international group of violinists, violists, cellists and pianists will converge for intensive instrumental study and chamber music coaching with distinguished faculty during Close Encounters With Music's High Peaks Festival, this year being held at Berkshire School in Sheffield, Mass.

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.

Bits & Bytes: Blind Boys of Alabama at the Mahaiwe; Holiday Shop, Sip & Stroll; Sam Green, Kronos Quartet at MASS MoCA; student mandala...

With something for everyone, the Holiday Stroll is the Southern Berkshire Chamber of Commerce’s largest community event, attracting a crowd of over 3,000.

Bits & Bytes: Paul Taylor Dance Company at the Mahaiwe; Ani Cordero at MASS MoCA; Saskia Laroo at Sandisfield Arts Center; artists’ studios tour;...

Singer, songwriter, drummer, guitarist and Latin-American music researcher Ani Cordero cut her teeth as the touring drummer for the Brazilian psychedelic rock band Os Mutantes.

Bits & Bytes: BBG Grow Show; Trisha Brown Dance Company at Jacob’s Pillow; Peter, Paul and Mary tribute; holiday cookie championship; 350Mass Berkshire meeting

Berkshire Botanical Garden has partnered with area historic homes Chesterwood, Naumkeag, Frelinghuysen Morris House and Studio, Olana, and the Mount to provide inspiration to artists entering the Grow Show’s floral design and photography divisions.

Bits & Bytes: Independence Day at Shakespeare & Company; Mickalene Thomas book signing; fairy house workshop; firefly talk; new Rainbow Seniors groups; mindful eating...

Rainbow Seniors of Berkshire County will launch two new monthly meetings of its program serving the social and cultural needs of the county's LGBTQ senior citizens.

The Self-Taught Gardener: Landscapes that remember

Landscapes have the ability to help us hold onto our past while setting a course for a hopeful future. Their restoration and refurbishment is a part of our healing process as well.

Bits & Bytes: ‘In Dulci Jubilo;’ the Nerd Magician; Girls Ensemble auditions; first day hike at Olana

All members of the 2017 Girls Ensemble will be invited to attend the International Schools Theatre Association conference in Atlanta in March at no cost.

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: FODfest; Naumkeag haunted house; Ian Buruma at Stockbridge Library; OxBow Road at L’Atelier Berkshires; ‘Owleen’ at Olana

Now in its twelfth year, FODfest was started by singer/songwriter and producer Todd Mack started FODfest as a way to honor his friend and bandmate after Pearl was abducted and killed by terrorists in Karachi, Pakistan, in 2002.
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