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Great Barrington’s Board of Health on Housatonic Water Works: ‘We are not the specific regulator for the water supply’

“The Board of Health is responsible for all health-related issues in Great Barrington,” said Board of Health Chair Michael Lanoue. “But the devil is always in the details. When you get into a public water supply, we are not the specific regulatory authority."

Bits & Bytes: ‘Souvenir de Florence;’ ‘St. Ann Sings!”; HeatSmart at GB Green Drinks; David Scribner at Lenox Library; Berkshire Highlanders open house

HeatSmart Mass, a community-based education and group-purchasing program for clean heating and cooling technologies, will offer bulk discounts on renewable heating and cooling technologies.

Bits & Bytes: Mindful eating program; ‘A Night at the Oscars’; Berkshire County Arc scholarships; Kinne signs with Colgate

The concepts and skills learned in this program are designed to empower an individual to make balanced food choices and gain control of eating and weight.

Bits & Bytes: Raffle-Rama at the BOOM Room; Gionfriddo book signing; WordXWord story slam; ‘Songs of the Season;’ ‘Caring for Children’

A story slam is a friendly competition in which storytellers share five-minute stories relevant to the event’s theme. Stories are scored by volunteer judges from the audience.

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: Senior center art opening; ‘Mirror, Mirror’; swing dancing; race documentary screening; ‘Two Years of Song;’ landscaping talk

"My hope is that Mirror, Mirror can serve as a model for future student-run productions and can show the community the full power of collaboration between self-motivated and artistically ambitious high school students.” --Caroline Sprague

Bits & Bytes: BFWW announces March schedule; February at the Mahaiwe; ‘Heart Song’ at Ventfort Hall; Williams planetarium schedule; DCSC in February

Astronomy students at Williams College will host free shows for the public at the Old Hopkins Observatory’s Milham Planetarium Friday evenings at 8 p.m beginning February 5.

Bits & Bytes: Shepherd’s Play at Camphill Ghent; 1753 House carol sing; Ron Ramsay and Samantha Talora at The Whit

At the 1753 House in Williamstown, Mass., Deborah Burns and members of her OK Chorale will lead a cappella singing beside a roaring blaze in the fireplace.

Bits & Bytes: Holiday Shindy; ‘Make a Joyful Noise;’ Patty Crane reading; Williams Christmas service

The Holiday Shindy Saturday, December 12 and Sunday, December 13 is a handmade holiday sale featuring notable makers and creators from around the region.

Bits & Bytes: ‘My Fair Ladies’; baseball at Arrowhead; Blessed Teresa bazaar; Talora & Ramsay at Mr. Finn’s Cabaret; bulky waste collection

Julie Wosk, professor and author of the new book “My Fair Ladies: Female Robots, Androids, and Other Artificial Eves (University Press, 2015),” will lead her audience a tour of artificial women — robots, dolls, mannequins — throughout history.

Bits & Bytes: The Gather-In; Riotous Youth at Shakespeare & Co.; Music at the Mansion; Book donation call in Spencertown

At the heart of the Festival of Books is a giant book sale featuring more than 10,000 used books. There’s a special Kid’s Corner for young readers and a media rack full of CDs and audiobooks.

Bits & Bytes: Lee Food Pantry benefit; Food First activist address; CATWALK reopens; Michael Beck at Lenox Library; puppet shows at Matrushka

Benefit for Lee Food Pantry, FCC Youth Mission LEE — New York City Cabaret singer and pianist Ron Ramsay and vocalist Samantha Talora present “Ron...

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