Bits & Bytes: Muddy Brook’s investors; Barbie’s naked truth; Blechman on ‘Leisureville’; Arrowhead honors Lafayette

Muddy Brook’s ‘investors’ win stock market game award Great Barrington — Muddy Brook Regional Elementary School students Marti Cunningham, Maisy Seckler (first place regional winners) and Leo Kavanaugh and Julian Beadell (second place regional winners) were recognized for their investment success at the Security Industry and Financial Markets Association’s (SIFMA) Stock Market Game award ceremony in

Edge forum identifies high-speed Internet as key to Berkshire economic future

Stockbridge — Twenty years from now in the Berkshires, what infrastructure will we wish we had put in place to keep the area thriving, expand its assets, create job opportunities that would attract young people, and make housing affordable, while at the same time embracing and appreciating open space and agriculture? That was the essential issue before “Building

Bits & Bytes: River Walk cleanup; Kenyan children exhibit at St. Francis Gallery; Primamore trio at Eastover; The Torah in verse

“Their creative journey turning discarded tin into works of art demonstrated that exploring the artistic possibilities and learning how to joyfully and creatively move outside boundaries is as essential to life as food shelter and health care. ”
— Phil Pryjma, owner of the St. Francis Gallery in South Lee, Mass., referring to the art work of Kenyan children

Innovation: Key to the Berkshires’ economic future?

“If you take a look at the Berkshires, there is really nascent medical device and heavy duty research being developed here, yet within the immediate region there are no teaching or research hospitals or academic technologies. The mission of the Berkshire Innovation Center (BIC) solves this issue.”

— Stephen Boyd, president and CEO of Boyd Technologies in South Lee, Mass.

From Berkshires to Kenya: SawaSawa Foundation assists women, children

Karen Smith is packing up 100 solar powered lights, “so people don’t have to buy kerosene every night, which is very expensive.” And much of what she is bringing, Smith says, comes from the “incredible generosity” of Berkshire locals and businesses. Southern Berkshire Volunteer Ambulance, Fairview Hospital have donated medical supplies, and dentist Bob Edwards at Delair, Edwards & Krol, donated dental supplies.