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BUSINESS MONDAY: Spotlight on New Marlborough Meeting House—”preserving history, celebrating cultural creativity”

Almost two hundred years later, the Meeting House is still celebrated as a sacred space vibrant with programming to serve the local and surrounding communities.

Family of 4 Food Project: Sharing exponential good in Sheffield

“The idea was to give the community some way to care, which they were aching to do; to give a local establishment some extra business; and to feed families.” - Rev. Erik Karas

Massimo Bachetti, 94, of Sheffield

After serving his country, they settled in Sheffield and Mossy began working at the former Jenifer House as a shipping manager until his retirement in 1980.

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.

Betty A. Graham, 91, of Great Barrington, lover of chocolates and flowers

She was employed by the former Catherine’s Chocolates for 51 years where she loved her work in the art of hand dipping chocolates.

Bits & Bytes: ‘The Constitution Under Stress’; classical piano concerts; ‘Time Poetry’ at 250 Long Pond; ‘Pippin’ at BCC; Dewey Hall gala

Pianist YeeJin Yuk will present two concerts featuring the work of Debussy, Ravel, Faure, Chopin and Dutilleux.

In the aftermath of tragedy, Monument reaches out to Southern Berkshire

Valerie Zantay, who taught previously at Mount Everett Regional School, collected some delicious edibles along with handwritten notes signed by dozens of Monument staff expressing solidarity and sympathy for their colleagues in Sheffield.

Healing in Sheffield: Residents gather to mourn violent deaths of last week

"We gather because this week has been too much to bear. Regardless of the circumstances of these events both near and far, these horrors have left families, friends, and neighbors in our world stunned and in shock." -- Rev. Erik Karas, of Christ Trinity Church

A step toward healing in Sheffield

We know that healing happens best in community and community happens best around a meal.

David West, 74, of Sheffield

David West graduated from the Massachusetts Police Academy and proudly served on the Sheffield Police Department in the 1970s and early '80s. He was also a 28-year member of the Sheffield Fire Department and an EMT.

Bits & Bytes: BCC to dedicate field; Sister City Jazz Ambassadors at Old Parish Church; ‘Forest Revelations’ at 510 Warren Street Gallery; Kenro and...

The Sister City Jazz Ambassadors are a dedicated group of professional New Orleans-style jazz musicians based in Pittsfield.

Arthur Hyatt, 88, of Sheffield

Arthur spent his life in the gas and equipment services industry. For many years, he served as gas inspector for the town of Egremont.

Elsie West, 96, of Sheffield

Elsie’s true love was, first and foremost, the First Congregational Church, Old Parish Church, in Sheffield. She was a member for 77 years.

Anne Rae Thomson Hyatt, 83, of Sheffield

One of her greatest joys in life was being a grandmother at which she excelled.

Bits & Bytes: Train Campaign lecture; ‘Abraham’s Daughters’ at CAS; Berkshire Children’s Chorus concerts; ‘A Christmas Carol’ at the Colonial; Red Cross blood drives

Author Alex Marshall will present new ideas about how transportation–including modern passenger rail and 21st-century innovations such as driverless cars–can be designed and managed in the public interest.

Blanche ‘Aunty Bea’ Bennett, 91, former Ashley Falls postmistress

After retiring from the Post Office, Aunty Bea opened a rug braiding shop at her home, and taught many how to braid rugs.

Bits & Bytes: Berkshire Children’s Chorus holiday concert; theatre of the absurd at BCC; Solid Sound tickets; Berkshire Human Rights Speaker Series; ‘Coping With...

Conceived by Wilco and inaugurated in 2010, Solid Sound will present Wilco as hosts and headliners and will feature an eclectic, Wilco-selected musical lineup of indie, rock, jazz and more.
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