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Kate Lascar of Berkshire Property Agents offers one of Great Barrington’s classic Victorian beauties in immaculate condition. An analysis of first quarter 2024 real estate sales. Architect Pamela Sandler transforms a dark, compartmentalized condo into a light, bright and open home. Plus, recent sales, gardening columns and more.

BUINESS BRIEFS: Play reading fundraiser; ‘Reopening the Berkshire Economy’; Greylock promotions; new Hancock Shaker Village trustees

The panel will share perceptions and observations on reopening the Berkshire economy, including points of caution, notes of optimism, and hard facts as they look at what an information-driven reopening timeline could and should be for the region.

Bits & Bytes: ‘Campus Unrest’ reading; virtual Sam Gomez Road Race; Pittsfield Prospers programming

The race will begin in conjunction with MCLA's virtual Take Back the Night event Thursday, April 30, to stand against sexual assault, harassment and domestic violence, and to continue to support the Elizabeth Freeman Center.

Business Briefs: New WAM Theatre board members; Parker to head Fisher Center; Petell joins Berkshire United Way; digital marketing seminar; new BCC hires

WAM Theatre appoints of two new board members Lenox -- WAM Theatre has announced the appointment of new board members Erica Barreto and Toni Buckley. Barreto...

Business Briefs: WAM Theatre donations; MCLA lauded for gender equality; Business Model Canvas workshop; holiday house tour volunteers; designation for Russo

A report from the Eos Foundation examining gender equality in Massachusetts colleges and universities has identified Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts as the top four-year public institution among only 40% of schools to achieve gender equality.

Don’t just stand there: Volunteer!

Underwritten by AARP Massachusetts, the volunteer fair at St. James Place in Great Barrington will give 35 nonprofits as well as municipalities the opportunity to meet face to face with prospective volunteers.

Reflections on poet Gwendolyn Brooks – and Dominique Morisseau’s ‘Pipeline’

In retrospect, Gwendolyn Brooks’ poem really got me thinking: How might our world look different, if we simply honored each individual’s need for space?

THEATRE REVIEW: WAM Theatre’s almost perfect ‘Pipeline’ is strong, moving, makes you think

I want to know what happens to all of these people and to their lives. . . . I want to see this play again, to experience it and learn from it.

Bits & Bytes: High Peaks Festival; ‘FRACTURED DREAMS’ debut; ‘Compass: A Horror Play’; ‘Uncertainty’ at the Mahaiwe; Tschabalala Self at Art Omi

WAM Theatre has announced a Berkshire County tour of “FRACTURED DREAMS,” a collaborative devised production between WAM’s new Elder Ensemble and its Teen Ensemble.

Bits & Bytes: Berkshire Playwrights Lab gala; ‘A Novel Night Out: Chapter Two’; Berkshire Dance Party & Cabaret; ‘MORE Room for IMPROVment

With help from friends from Monument Mountain Regional High School, Friday’s performances will mark third annual wholly original night of comedy written and performed by students from Berkshire Waldorf High School.

Business Briefs: Berkshire Nonprofit Awards; WCMA Summer Space; STEM grant for BCC, MCLA; Lee Bank promotes Brown; BMM community events

Berkshire Community College and Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts have announced that the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education has awarded the institutions $24,980 to establish the STEM Transfer Summer Bridge Program.

Bits & Bytes: Jamaica Kincaid at Simon’s Rock; land trust annual meeting; BerkChique!; Wild & Scenic Film Festival; ‘Writer’s Work-Out’

BerkChique! is being presented by and in support of WAM Theatre and its programs, with additional donations going to the Berkshire Humane Society, Community Access to the Arts and IS183 Art School of the Berkshires.

Business Briefs: WAM Theatre donations; Jane Iredale joins Bergforf Goodman; Local Farmers Awards; Goodwill grand opening; Race Mt. Tree Services Career Day

The Local Farmer Awards recently gave $142,500 in amounts up to $2,500 to 62 farmers in western Massachusetts and eastern New York for materials and equipment to make infrastructure improvements.

Business Briefs: New Berkshire United Way CEO; WAM Theatre expands leadership; ‘Smart Fundraising’ board workshop; Jewish Women’s Foundation seeks proposals; Salisbury Bank scholarships

WAM Theatre has announced the addition of two new members to its leadership team: Lia Russell-Self as associate producing director and, Kristen Perlman as philanthropy manager.

THEATRE REVIEW: WAM Theatre’s ‘Lady Randy’ features high-end talent displaying their best work

I wanted, for Anne Undeland, a perfect realization of her first full-length play and WAM gave me what I prayed for.

Anne Undeland’s ‘Lady Randy’ to receive world premiere production by WAM Theatre

In keeping with WAM’s philanthropic mission, a portion of the proceeds from “Lady Randy” will be donated to selected beneficiary Tapestry Health Systems.

Part II: Local Berkshire playwrights taking on big subjects

I also recently had the distinct pleasure of speaking with another friend and fellow actor/playwright, Anne Undeland. We spoke about her brand new play “Lady Randy,” which is about Winston Churchill’s mother, Jennie Jerome.
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