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BUSINESS MONDAY: Spotlight on Flying Cloud Institute—igniting creativity through innovative programming

The nonprofit is celebrating 40 years of inspiring young people and educators through dynamic science and art experiences.

Forced out as fire chief, fined by state ethics panel, Skorput seeks to reclaim seat on select board

In the last 12 months, some of the board's meetings have been standing-room-only and the manners among some attendees have been anything but mild.

BUSINESS BRIEFS: Berkshire COVID-19 Fund Help-a-Thon; isolation conversation; Google ranking webinar; historical society grant

Participants will learn concrete steps that they can implement at a low cost to improve their web presences and search engine results in order to thrive in the upcoming business environment.

Bits & Bytes: BBG Harvest Festival; Stockbridge Art Walk; pop-up art show; Peter Hand Trio; Glenn Miller Orchestra

The Art Walk is a self-guided tour of locations within the downtown area of Stockbridge.

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: Emerson String Quartet at Music Mountain; Berkshire Jazz Showcase; Larry Grenadier at Old Town Hall; Reginald Madison at Lauren Clark Fine...

The inaugural concert in the West Stockbridge Historical Society’ jazz concert series, the Aug. 3 performance will feature selections from Larry Grenadier’s recently released solo album “The Gleaners.”

West Stockbridge Chamber Players’ Memorial Day benefit concert an uplifting start to summer music season

In fact, when Hudgins asked for a show of hands, no one in the audience had heard of the composer whose life and career were disrupted by the rise of Nazism and World War II.

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.

Eric Shimelonis for West Stockbridge Selectman

In her letter Carol Kuller writes: “It is clear that he will govern through consensus and inclusion, giving everyone more of a voice in their local government.”

Bits & Bytes: ‘The Sound of the Trumpet’; ‘A Pilgrimage of Hope’; Clark on Haydn; ‘Decision Height’ at Miss Hall’s

In her talk, Caryl Clark will provide a window into the breadth and greatness of Haydn’s work: his music as well as the changing social, cultural and political spheres in which he studied and worked.

Bits & Bytes: Josh Billings RunAground; Berkshire BioBlitz; ‘Escaped Alone’ at WAM Theatre; ‘The Vagina Monologues’ at the Whit; ‘Historic New England’ at Chesterwood

In addition to surveying local species, Berkshire BioBlitz will include family events such as bird banding, microscope and specimen set-ups, and a hands-on water filtration activity, as well as interactive walks and conversations that will run throughout the day.

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: ‘CATASFACTION’; BBG plant sale; ‘Spelling Bee’ at BCC; BerkChique! benefit sale

Plants-and-Answers will include experts from Berkshire Botanical Garden’s staff and plant professionals who will answer design questions and provide practical advice on growing and caring for plants.

Bits & Bytes: ‘Bach at New Year’s’; West Stockbridge Chamber Players concert; Camp Humane; GB resident to judge dog show; marionettes at Ventfort Hall

Carl Sprague will return to Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum for two marionette performances of the classic fairytale “The Emperor’s New Clothes."

REVIEW: West Stockbridge Chamber Players, an all-star benefit performance 

When winter’s end finds you jonesing for a Tanglewood fix, the West Stockbridge Chamber Players satisfy the craving.

Empowered Monument Mountain writers inspire audience and themselves

Much of the writing presented contained an often key element: authenticity of raw emotion.

Bits & Bytes: ‘Dr. Du Bois and Miss Ovington;’ ‘The Kabbalah of Bob Dylan;’ 1854 Town Hall benefit; 28,000 lbs. of food donated

'Dr. Du Bois and Miss Ovington' is set in 1915 and centers on an encounter between Du Bois and fellow NAACP co-founder Mary White Ovington.
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