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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.

‘The Berkshires Farm Table Cookbook’ celebrates the (growing) season

This first weekend in July, when you’re missing the customary parades and fireworks, go ahead and get creative: Chat up your local farmer; check out the local farmers’ market; introduce your family to a new vegetable; and get cooking!

CONNECTIONS: Berkshires’ homespun settlement

Somehow out of the mix, in a short span of time, the seeds of a new country were planted and Arcadia — the New Eden — grew.

BUSINESS BRIEFS: Scherff joins Red Lion Inn; Hylan joins CHP; ‘Volunteers Matter’; Salisbury Bank promotions

The workshop will share information, best practices and tools to help organizations re-envision how they utilize the skills and time of volunteers as well as provide examples of systems that support effective volunteer management.

Alan Chartock: I Publius

I was sure that our two wonderful resident geese would take off with their companions and disappear in one of those formations that we see all the time, but no: They are still with us.

Mayfest in Place to support affordable housing

Construct encourages posting a video on Facebook to show others that attending a fundraiser remotely can be fun while at the same time providing help to our most vulnerable neighbors.

CONNECTIONS: A notable corner in Stockbridge

Preservation is not stagnation; preservation is one important element of the selective decisions that define good planning.

CONNECTIONS: Stockbridge memories

The first post office was on Main behind the “post office tree.” Town folks collected their mail inside and, outside on the tree, posted and read messages.

Business Briefs: SoCo Creamery flavor party; wine and spirits fair; BNRC conservation gathering; Community Film Fund launch; ‘Standing Lincoln’ acquisition

The Community Film Fund is a matching fund to help nonprofits in the Berkshire region create impactful videos for their branding, marketing and social media.

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

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CONNECTIONS: Berkshire taverns were social hubs

Today we would not think of a tavern as part of the cultural life of a town, but in 18th-century Berkshire, it was.

Bits & Bytes: BBG Harvest Festival; Stockbridge Art Walk; pop-up art show; Peter Hand Trio; Glenn Miller Orchestra

The Art Walk is a self-guided tour of locations within the downtown area of Stockbridge.

Bits & Bytes: Stockbridge Art Walk; Berkshire South gala; Art in the Barn; ‘Time After Time’; Greenwoods Puppet Festival

Featuring the theme “Come Fly With Me,” Berkshire South Regional Community Center's annual gala will honor Bobbie Hallig as this year’s Edwin A. Jaffe Award winner.

CONNECTIONS: Women in the news

Nonetheless, they did it; they nominated a woman, the first one ever. It was, after all, Stockbridge.

Bits & Bytes: ‘Living Longer, Living Better’; Grow Show; Stockbridge Art Walk; ‘Screenplay by Stalin’; children’s music at Lenox Library

New to the Grow Show is a digital photography show, a children’s edible arrangement workshop, and the men’s floral design competition “Game of Flowers.”

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