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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.

BITS & BYTES: Bidwell Country Fair; ‘Hello, Bookstore’ screening and discussion; Brian Cox performance; Juneteenth panel discussion; Jewish world of Alexander Hamilton; Albany Symphony...

On June 25, Gwendolyn VanSant, CEO and Founding Director of BRIDGE, will moderate a voting rights discussion between distinguished panelists of the Berkshire community at the Tyringham Union Church.

Theater in the time of COVID-19: How area theaters and theater artists are coping during the pandemic

I asked the directors of several area theaters how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting their theaters and their staff in ways that might not be so evident to the lay public.

Bits & Bytes: ‘Inside the Bolshoi Ballet’; TINA TALKS; Live Out Loud workshop; Wildcat Art Gallery reception; BCD graduation

Over six weeks, Tina Packer will discuss how Shakespeare's plays reveal underlying messages and major questions that interested him as well as how his ability as a dramatist allowed him to express ideas in action as well as words.

Yoga retreat center Kripalu closes for rest of year, lays off more than 450 workers

A 2018 study conducted by Williams College economics professor Stephen Sheppard concluded that Kripalu directly or indirectly generates $64 million to the total economic output in Massachusetts with $56 million of it concentrated in Berkshire County alone.

Lamentation for stages gone dark

It is up to our media presenters, newspapers, television and radio news stations, public broadcasting and the like to remind our citizens of the losses to our economy and to our way of life that the closing down of our theaters brings about.

Coronavirus Live Local Updates

This page will be updated regularly, including on nights and weekends, to keep Edge readers apprised of the latest information locally on the COVID-19 pandemic.

Light at the end of the quarantine tunnel?

The Massachusetts state government has asked camps to hang tight and wait for all the guidance to be finalized before making decisions about opening or closing, and Gov. Baker has said his administration’s guidelines will be out by Monday, May 18.

Bits & Bytes: Shakespeare book launch; #ArtWeekAtHome; Mother’s Day video series; virtual staged reading

The reimagined format replaces the original ArtWeek, which would have featured almost 800 creative events in over 170 communities across the state, including many free events for families, children, residents and visitors.

Barrington Stage Company announces special summer season

Julianne Boyd’s company, located in Pittsfield, is the only one of the county’s five principal theater companies to make a move to bring live theater back into play this year.

Our cultural organizations need us because we need them

In the Berkshires, the negative impacts on our arts and cultural organizations and the tourism they bring will have ripple effects throughout our local economy.

Musical theater in the age of coronavirus: An American report

The coronavirus pandemic has shut theaters all across America, like the rest of the world, for months at least. What’s beyond that is anyone’s guess.

Bits & Bytes: The Nields at Spencertown Academy; Winter Play Reading Festival; Beth Robbins at Hevreh; snowshoe hikes

The weekend of staged readings will showcase emerging and established playwrights, and feature Shakespeare & Company artists.

Bits & Bytes: Architecture opening; benefit art show; ‘NOW’ one-woman play; student art call; swing dancing at Dewey Hall

Berkshire Museum and Living the Change Berkshires are calling for submissions of student art that respond to the climate crisis.

Business Briefs: Williams libraries gain collections; Shakespeare brochure award; $100k matching gift for Berkshire South; grant for Greylock; NPC Berkshires receives grants

Greylock Federal Credit Union has been awarded $525,000 in grant funds from the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund.

A Book Launch Sublime: Large community outpouring for Beth Robbins’ new memoir

As evidenced by the rich collaborative effort around “A Grief Sublime,” Robbins’ creative undertaking is not only defined by her personal bravery, but a tremendous community effort.

Bits & Bytes: Holiday Shop, Sip & Stroll; ‘Sense & Sensibility’ at Shake & Co.; ‘Unborn Sun’ at Berkshire Botanical Garden; Tony Trischka at...

New York City-based John Gordon Gauld holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts with honors from the Rhode Island School of Design and is a recent recipient of the Martha Boschen Porter Grant from the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation.

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