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Encore! Billy Collins

Billy Collins is surely the most popular American poet since Robert Frost. We are pleased to offer an encore column of his wonderful work.

Bits & Bytes: Grillsdale 2019; Mumbet Walk to Freedom; BHS horse show; ’30 Years of Sculpture’; West Stockbridge art show

Grillsdale 2019 to highlight culinary bounty of Columbia County, Berkshires Hillsdale, N.Y. -- Back for its fourth consecutive year, Grillsdale 2019 will spotlight the culinary...

Bits & Bytes: ‘Woodstock to the Moon’; Berkshire Lyric at Ozawa Hall; ‘Businesses in Barrington: Part II’; Matthew Noble Day

Guest speakers for “Businesses in Barrington: Gone but Not Forgotten, Part II” will be local historian and Edge columnist Gary Leveille along with Mike Fitzpatrick and Jane Green.

Bits & Bytes: BSO performance canceled; ‘Rafiki’ at Triplex Cinema; ‘Bach & Friends’ concert; Kevin McKrell at Spencertown Academy; ‘Folk Art of Limners’; Maplefest...

Maplefest attendees will be able to visit a working sugar house, observe the finishing and bottling of the final product, tap trees, gather sap, and taste homemade syrup on pancakes and “sugar on snow.”

Bits & Bytes: ‘The Organ Masters’; ‘ESCAPE’ art talk; antique restoration lecture; BCArc scholarships

Davis Gregory Art will present artist Alexander Ross in an informal talk about his work Friday, Feb. 8, at 3 p.m. at the Geoffrey Young Gallery

Bits & Bytes: Pittsfield Photo Challenge winners; Music in Common Community MeetUps; ‘I’m Going to Graceland’ at the Colonial; ‘What’s It?’ Show and Tell

Community MeetUps integrate the creative arts and cross-cultural immersion as a platform for conflict transformation and civic engagement.

Sabina Ullrich, 88, of North Canaan, Conn., formerly of Sheffield

She was a charter member of the Sheffield Garden Club, the Thursday Morning Club, a past member of the Sheffield Historical Society, an honorary member of the Sheffield Kiwanis and a Cub Scouts den mother in Sheffield.

Bits & Bytes: ‘A Rossini Extravaganza!’; ‘Picture This’ at Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary; ‘Bears in the Berkshires’; senior balance classes

In his 45-minute talk at Dewey Hall, Max Galdos-Shapiro will dive into the natural history and current status of the American black bear.

Bits & Bytes: Gina Bashour at Turn Park; Berkshire Jazz Showcase; Heritage Festival & Family Feast; Guild of Berkshire Artists show

Many of the dishes to be served at the Heritage Festival and Family Feast date back to Colonial New England and will be prepared according to heirloom recipes, including brown bread, cornbread pudding and baked beans.

Bits & Bytes: Wray Gunn at Dewey Hall; ‘Sweet Berkshire’ dessert auction; ‘Using Theatre to Extend Community and Deepen Empathy’; tree care workshop; Williamstown...

Attendees of the Sweet Berkshire fundraiser will be able to bid on desserts donated by Dottie’s Coffee Lounge, Haven Cafe and Bakery, Wheatleigh, Canyon Ranch, Patisserie Lenox, Barrington Brewery, Taft Farms and other area food producers.

Vote Rene Wood for Sheffield Selectman May 14

In her letter to the editor, Kathy Staropoli writes: "She always has the best interests of the residents in mind and is the hardest worker I have ever met"

Close enounters in Sheffield – of the municipal kind  

The only thing could have saved the monument from the opprobrium that rained down so universally upon it: If it had been as cute as ET.

Bits & Bytes: River Walk March for Science; Eric Foner at Simon’s Rock; David Sedaris at the Colonial; Carole Owens at Dewey Hall; Rabbi...

Author, and Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and Columbia University DeWitt Clinton Professor of History Eric Foner will deliver the 22nd annual W.E.B. Du Bois Lecture at Bard College at Simon’s Rock Thursday, April 12, at 7 p.m.

Ruth Gillette, 92, of Sheffield, former assessor for the town of Sheffield

On May 12, 1992, she was elected chairman of the Sheffield Assessors office and held this designation for 13 years until July 5, 2005.

Bits & Bytes: Park of Honor opening ceremony; the Weepies at MASS MoCA; Simon’s Rock faculty art exhibit; ‘Shades of Stockbridge’; FAFSA Day Massachusetts

Shades of Stockbridge: The illustrious guests, all of whom will be played by volunteers, invite living, breathing residents and visitors to join them for an evening of historical gossip and spirited discussion.

Bits & Bytes: Berkshire Natural History Conference; LitNet gala; ‘Screenagers’ at Crandell Theatre; ‘Pox, Pus and Creeping Miasma;’ ‘Talkin’ Baseball’

LitNet's gala event will honor its volunteer tutors, who share their time and talents to provide adult students in Berkshire County with free educational support

Patrick Burns, 80, of Sheffield, former president of the Friends of Bushnell-Sage Library

He was president of the Friends of Bushnell-Sage Library in Sheffield, a member of the Sheffield Historical Society and its finance committee, and of the Sheffield Land Trust.

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