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Part 2: Biden or Trump and the Nonprofit Sector NGOs, international nonprofits and social service agencies

The author makes an impassioned case for the nonprofit sector to recognize the dire outcome of another Trump term and to take action.

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: James Van Der Zee talk; swing dancing at Dewey Hall; Virtual Dementia Tour; after-school tennis challenge

The virtual tours will enable participants to experience for themselves the physical and mental challenges faced by those with dementia.

Bits & Bytes: Oldtone Roots Music Festival; emergency skills training; ‘Our World Remade: World War I”; ‘The Field is the World’ at WCMA; ‘Mar-a-Lago:...

In conjunction with National Preparedness Month, Fairview Hospital will host a series of classes during September to improve the community’s emergency response skills.

Bits & Bytes: ‘Dance We Must’ at WCMA; Cheshire gains Appalachian Trail Community status; Leonard Bernstein talk; the Mastheads kick-off party

“We are thrilled that our many months of hard work have been rewarded with this designation [as an Appalachian Trail Community].” -- Cheshire Appalachian Trail Community Committee co-chairs Eileen Quinn and Karen Daigle

Business Briefs: Clinton Church receives grant; Number Ten opening; new Williams College Museum of Art director; Lenox Chamber gains executive director; Community Day at...

After major renovations and re-orientation as a classic steakhouse, Number Ten restaurant has opened at the site of the former Castle Street Cafe in Great Barrington.

ArtCountry provides exceptional cultural experiences in 2018

What is actually new about ArtCountry in 2018? Quite a bit: discounts on admissions, package deals with three local hotels. The ArtCountry Summer Pass ($50), new in 2018, includes discounted museum admissions, a 20 percent WCMA gift shop discount and discounted ticket prices for Williamstown Theatre Festival.

Bits & Bytes: ThinkFOOD conference; Berkshire Pulse duo in Baltimore; ‘Close Look: Mapping Stories’

The daylong ThinkFOOD conference at Simon's Rock will explore the theme “The Future of Farming: Democratizing the Food System.”

Business Briefs: WAM Theatre donates to Soldier On; Lee, BIO to secure new grocery store; major gift for WCMA; grant for Berkshire Children &...

Residents of Lee have been working with Berkshire Interfaith Organizing to find a new grocery store for the former Price Chopper location.

Bits & Bytes: Berkshire Botanical Garden Harvest Festival; Morgan Bulkeley at Berkshire Museum; ‘Don’t Wait, Do Tell Me;’ Barbara Takenaga at WCMA; NUArts reunion...

“I try to make paintings that are beautiful, frightening, and funny all at once, similar to the Theater of the Absurd, which assumes things are so bad that you can only laugh.” --artist Morgan Bulkeley

Bits & Bytes: Paula Poundstone at Fairview gala; Hurricane Harvey benefit concert; ‘Growing Up in the 50’s;’ Phil Donahue at Winsted Community Bookstore; ‘Pink...

Paula Poundstone regularly performs standup comedy across the country and recently released the book “The Totally Unscientific Study of the Search for Human Happiness.”

Business Briefs: Williams College Museum of Art receives gift; new CHP board officers; mobile banking campaign; new agent for Berkshire Property Agents

The collection from Eli and Carolyn Newberger includes works created by more than 15 different cultures including the Ashanti, Bamana, Baule, Bobo, Dogon, Igbo, Mossi, Peul, Senufo and Yoruba people.

Business Briefs: Forest Springs groundbreaking; Entry to Entrepreneurship showcase; ArtCountry consortium; planned giving seminar; media prize call for entries

Following a curriculum co-developed by BerkShares and the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center’s Berkshire Regional Office, students are taught by guest speakers each week and mentored by members of the community.

Bits & Bytes: First Fridays Artswalk; Chesterwood/Boston Athenaeum collaboration; Ghana ThinkTank at WCMA; American Brass Quintet at Hotchkiss; Gabriel Squalia book launch; Deborah Hanlon...

Williams College Museum of Art commissioned the project with Ghana ThinkTank as part of the 2016–17 campus-wide academic program called “Confronting Climate Change,” a series of events, talks, and initiatives aimed at raising issues around climate change.

REVIEW: At WCMA, remarkable ‘African Art Against the State’ (of the world)

“As artist, as Moroccan, as traditionalist, as Liberal, as Muslim, I invite viewers to resist stereotypes.” -- Lalla A. Essaydi

Bits & Bytes: Lydian String Quartet at Music & More; Aaron Lanksy, Yiddish Book Center; Jon Rubin at WCMA; Behold! New Lebanon tours; Steely...

Lydian String Quartet to perform at Music and More New Marlborough -- Music and More welcomes back the acclaimed Lydian String Quartet (Daniel Stepner and Judith...

Bits & Bytes: ‘Arsenic and Old Lace’; Sohn Gallery art show; Belle Fox at Lauren Clark; Canon Booth at Lenox Library; iconography at St....

The environmental health of the Berkshires and what people can do to maintain it will be the emphasis when Canon Stephen Paul Booth discusses if there are any green spaces left in his talk, “Culture, Community, and Conservation in the Housatonic Valley” on Sunday, April 19, 4 p.m. at The Lenox Library.

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