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Be Alert for Opportunities When Preparing for College Costs
10:16AM / Friday, August 23, 2019

Now that summer is winding down, it will soon be "back-to-school" time. When children are young, your logistics for the new academic year may involve little more than a trip to buy school supplies.

But if you would like to send your kids (or grandkids) to college someday, you need to plan far ahead to meet the financial demands. And, as part of your planning, you also need to be on the lookout for all opportunities to help pay those sizable college bills.

Specifically, you will need to be ready to take action in these areas:

Financial aid: You should start thinking about financial aid at least a year before your child heads off to college. For example, you can begin submitting

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Navigating the Farmers Market: Best Food, Best Deals
By Ashli Minor,
10:07AM / Friday, August 23, 2019

As summer marches on and the harvests come in, we are surrounded by a growing bounty at farmers markets and local produce stands. What's the best way to shop at a farmer's market? How do you get the best food, for the best price?

Let's start with what we know: There are almost two million farms in the United States, and most are small; many are family-owned. Dozens of these farms operate right here in the Berkshire region, so if you want the freshest food, buying from farmers close to your home is a great first step. These nearby farms offer the freshest produce with the longest shelf-life. Why? Because the travel time between the pick and the plate is short. And getting to

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Westside Riverway Park to Go Back Out to Bid
By Jack Guerino, iBerkshires Staff
03:59AM / Friday, August 23, 2019

The Parks Commission discussed drones and field usage on Tuesday. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Westside Riverway Park project bids have come in too high and the city will have to put the project back out to bid.   Parks and Open Spaces Manager James McGrath told the Parks Commission on Tuesday that they will take another look at the proposed park design and put it back out to bid in a few weeks.   "It is not surprising because a lot of projects we have put out have ... been coming in high," he said. "So we have been trying to go back and retool some of the elements and trim it down.   Blighted homes once sat on the Dewey Avenue parcel now slated to

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Cultural Pittsfield This Week: Aug. 23-29
07:06PM / Thursday, August 22, 2019
THU-SUN Pittsfield Shakespeare in the Park This weekend is your last chance to see the 2019 Pittsfield Shakespeare in the Park production of  Performances are held on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 8 p.m. on the First Street Common. Featuring the witty on-again, off-again lovers Beatrice and Benedick,  is the story of the trials of love in a society dominated by patriarchal traditions. Beatrice's cousin Hero and the soldier Claudio meet and fall in love, but when a man spreads nasty rumors about her, Hero's voice is silenced and their relationship torn

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'Blinded by the Light': Guidance From Asbury Park
By Michael S. Goldberger, iBerkshires Film Critic
04:31PM / Thursday, August 22, 2019
When, what and where was your coming-of-age episode, the epiphany that heralded your entrance into adulthood? You better know, just in case someone decides to film a biographical sketch detailing how you came to be you. I venture to guess that for many folks, at least in the Western World, it had to do with learning, y'know, the truth about Santa. Shh! I won't say what, just in case some readers haven't gotten the memo. And for many others, the game-changer was perhaps the controversy regarding Santa's boss.   Thusly, I was prompted to scour my beleaguered memory bank for my particular turning point as I watched director Gurinder Chadha's "Blinded by the

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Gladys Knight, Roomful of Teeth, Gershwin Highlight Busy Week
By Grace Lichtenstein, Guest Column
08:14PM / Wednesday, August 21, 2019

These may be the dog days of August, but pop and new music — and musical theater — abound throughout the Berkshires. Beginning with John Williams' music and Gladys Knight in separate concerts at Tanglewood, it's a full schedule as summer winds down.

Tanglewood

Regular concert-goers have a second chance (after "Star Wars”" last week) to enjoy the music of film score legend John Williams. The Shed hosts the Boston Pops at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24. "John Williams' Film Night" is a treasured evening at Tanglewood every year. The conductor is David Newman, with Williams introducing the evening. No films, just Williams' wonderful Hollywood

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'EforAll' Touches Down in Berkshire County
By Jack Guerino, iBerkshires Staff
01:57PM / Wednesday, August 21, 2019

EforAll's David Parker was impressed by how collaboratively local leaders worked together to bring in the program. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Pittsfield and the larger Berkshire County community are welcoming the local launch of Entrepreneurship for All, a nonprofit aimed at helping aspiring entrepreneurs find success.   A group of local, community, and business leaders introduced the Berkshire chapter of EforAll at co-working space Framework on North Street on Monday morning.    "As we stand shoulder-to-shoulder as we are today we can be transformative and today we welcome EforAll to the city of Pittsfield and Berkshire County," Mayor Linda Tyer

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Junior Achievement Recognizes Founder Murray Crane
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
03:57AM / Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Douglas Crane says JA is one of his great-great-grandfather's 'most enduring and most impactful actions.' DALTON, Mass. — A century ago, Sen. Winthrop Murray Crane joined with two other prominent business leaders to create an organization that would help prepare young people for careers in an industrialized society.    Junior Achievement, now an international organization, has touched the lives of more than 100 million young people since it founding.    On Friday, Junior Achievement of Western Massachusetts recognized Crane's role in its success by presenting a Founders Award to one of his descendants, Douglas Crane, at the Crane Museum of

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Pittsfield's Ward 6 Candidates Vow to Serve Constituents
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
02:08AM / Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Only three of the four candidates for the preliminary showed for Monday's debate. Missing is Joseph Nichols.  PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The candidates seeking to represent Ward 6 on the City Council expressed how much they cared — sometimes passionately — about their neighborhood and its residents at Monday's debate.    Four names will be on the preliminary ballot but only three candidates showed for the debate held by the Pittsfield Gazette and hosted at Berkshire Community College. The moderator was radio host Larry Kratka and Pittsfield Community Television aired the event.    Edward Carmel, Craig Gaetani and Dina Guiel Lampiasi took

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Pittsfield Community Development Approves Two Marijuana Cultivator Site Plans
By Jack Guerino, iBerkshires Staff
01:01AM / Wednesday, August 21, 2019
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Community Development Board approved two site plans Tuesday for marijuana cultivation establishments.   The first site plan is from J-BAM LLC that wants to open an indoor cultivation facility at 71 Downing Parkway, the former Coca-Cola warehouse.   "Basically the marijuana will be cultivated in modules, which will be manufactured off-site and brought to the facility," Sarah Gapinksi of SK Design Group, said. "It will be a hydroponic grow operation."   Gapinksi said J-BAM only looks to use 16,000 square feet of the 20,000 square-foot structure. The current owner of the building will maintain 4,000 square feet for its own

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Berkshires Beat: Berkshire Equestrian Center to Host Horse Show Benefiting Berkshire Humane Society
11:52AM / Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Benefit horse show

After 25 years of hosting the Berkshire Humane Society Horse Show, Overmeade Farm has passed the reins to the Berkshire Equestrian Center in Richmond. Through the support of the Hart Family and Overmeade Farm, the horse show has raised more than $250,000 during the lifetime of the event. Berkshire Humane Society is excited to begin a new partnership with Berkshire Equestrian Center.

This event is recognized by the Western New England Professional Horseman's Association. Riders participate in hunter and equitation classes, both on the flat and over fences. The show offers riders of all ages and skills an opportunity to compete while helping raise critical funds that

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Tanglewood, Tannery Pond Offer Concluding Concerts
By Stephen Dankner, Guest Column
10:34AM / Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Tanglewood concludes its 2019 classical programming this week, culminating with two "heavy hitters": John Williams' Film Night, performed by the Boston Pops on Saturday, Aug. 24, and, of course, the traditional final concert featuring Beethoven's glorious and triumphant Ninth Symphony ("Choral"), performed on Sunday, Aug. 25, at 2:30 p.m. in the Shed by the Boston Symphony Orchestra, with stellar vocal soloists and the Tanglewood Festival Chorus – all under the direction of Maestro Giancarlo Guerrero.

For all that, the upcoming program at Concerts at Tannery Pond promises to be memorable: The phenomenal Miró String Quartet offers a program of

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