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Berkshires Beat: Volunteers Needed to Monitor Water Quality As 'River Smart' Month Nears
Help wanted: The Berkshire Regional Planning Commission, with two watershed partners - the Hoosic River Watershed Association and the Housatonic Valley Association - invite interested individuals to a training on Saturday, April 1, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Bill Laston Memorial Park on Route 7 in Lanesborough. Once a month, trained
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Women's Commission Breakfast Focuses on Civic Engagement
Mary Berle provided list of collaboration points used in her school, Muddy Brook Elementary. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Tahirah Amatul-Wadud admitted she was "preaching to the choir" on Monday morning as she stressed the importance of community engagement in the politic process. Her audience at Berkshire Community
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North Adams Team Wins 18th Annual Robotics Challenge
North Adams 4-H Students Winning at Technology (SWAT) won the Berkshire Robotics Challenge. Back row: Aidan Roberts, Brian Czarnecki, Thayne Carlo. Middle row: Sean Mullen, J.T. Mullen, Nicholas Lescarbeau, Owen Vareschi. Front row: Coach Nathan Samson. LENOX, Mass. — North Adams 4-H Students Winning at Technology (SWAT)
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Spring Vacation Baseball Clinic Scheduled
PITTSFIELD, Mass. -- The Berkshire Baseball Academy at The Infield invites players ages 6 to 12 to a Spring Training Baseball Clinic over April vacation.   The clinic will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., April 17 through 20 at Deming Park, 80 Meadow Lane.   The emphasis will be on position-specific training, team
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Berkshire Blizzard Host Inaugural Tournament
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- Two days of girls hockey action concluded Sunday afternoon with a victory for the home team.   But the Berkshire Blizzard was a winner in more ways than one.   “This is huge,” Blizzard coach Bill Rech said after the team wrapped up the inaugural Blizzard Bash at the Peter W. Foote
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Vietnam Veterans Honored In Pittsfield Ceremony
Scott Gagnon urged veterans to help each other out, especially when it comes to accessing benefits. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The war may be long over but Vietnam War veterans are still tasked with a duty of making sure no other veterans return home to face the same fight for benefits they endured.   Scott Gagnon
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Lanesborough Elementary Weighs New Tuition Policy
LANESBOROUGH, Mass. — The Lanesborough Elementary School Committee on Friday formally began the process of raising the tuition it charges New Ashford.   In response to longtime criticism from town officials about the difference between the negotiated salary tuition rate and the actual per-pupil cost of a Lanesborough
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Legislators Pledge Support to Disabled Community During Uncertain Times
Pittsfield High School student Dwayne Revells talks about his experience with Goodwill Industries at Friday's breakfast. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — On the shore of Pontoosuc Lake on Friday morning, thoughts were on happenings on the shores of the Potomac River. The 17th annual Berkshire Legislative Breakfast to support
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Miss Hall's School Teacher Honored
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Miss Hall's School announces that Christopher Himes, the school's director of engineering and technology innovation/STEAM coordinator has been recognized as an honorable mention recipient of the 2017 NCWIT Educator Award for Aspirations in Computing. Presented by the National Center for Women &
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Cultural Pittsfield This Week: March 24-30
VIEW DAY-BY-DAY CALENDAR       March 24 - March 30, 2017 WED OLLI Spring Open House at The Colonial Curious about BCC's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)? Join them in the Colonial Theatre lobby to learn about their spring semester of classes and special events. Meet their spring instructors, other OLLI members, and featured speaker Kate Maguire, the artistic director of Berkshire Theatre Group. 10-11:30 a.m.   MUSIC & NIGHTLIFE SAT Wine Dinner at Hotel on North Hotel on North and Spirited Wines present Wines of Portugal with Jack Couto, president of wine importer Grape Moments. Enjoy a perfectly paired 4-course dinner crafted by Executive Chef Ron Reda and Sommelier Dan Thomas. A reception begins at 6 p.m., followed by a 3-course dinner at 7 p.m. Afterwards, enjoy a stand-up Port tasting with desserts, cheese, and nuts. $75 per person including tax & gratuities. Plus...  FRI Blue Light Trio at Rainbow | FRI The Lucky 5 at Hotel on North | FRI Misty Blues at Mission | FRI Acoustic Groove at The A | SAT ZipStohr's Comedy at Crowne Plaza | SAT David Bartley Trio at Rainbow | SAT Skeeter Creek at The A | SAT Orquesta Alegre Salsa Band at Bousquet | SAT Shyne at Crossroads | MON Dining for Dogs at Applebee's | MON Trivia with Double Entendre at Thistle & Mirth | MON Jazz Night with Pamela Means at Mission | MON Mixology 101 at Methuselah | TUE Craft on North at Hotel on North | WED Gruppo Mondo at Rainbow | THU Berkshire Nursing Families Fundraiser at Thistle & Mirth   FAMILY FRIENDLY THU Kids' Yoga at Berkshire Yoga, Dance & Fitness Berkshire Yoga, Dance & Fitness presents a 7-week class with instructor Julie Pellerin-Herrera, held every Thursday from 4-5 p.m. Children ages 6 - 10 will have fun developing self-awareness, strength, balance, and flexibility! Kids' Yoga provides children a safe and exciting way to physical health, emotional stability, and positive self-expression.  Plus...   FRI WeeMuse: Adventures at Berkshire Museum | SAT David Grover at the Colonial | SAT Kitchen Ka-Boom! at Berkshire Museum | SAT Chow Time at Berkshire Museum | SAT Kids' Paint Party at Berkshire Paint & Sip | SUN Happimess at The Colonial | MON Tiny Tots Story Time at Berkshire Athenaeum | TUE WeeMuse: Littlest Learners at Berkshire Museum | WED Youth Community Conversation at Boys & Girls Club | THU Preschool Play & Learn at Berkshire Athenaeum | THU+ Sister Act at Taconic High School   WELLNESS SAT Wellness Day at Berkshire Community College Berkshire Community College invites the public to enjoy Wellness Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Activities will include chair massages, sample exercise classes, food sampling and raffles, along with educational booths on how to care for yourself and loved ones. The event is free, with nominal fees for massages and classes. All proceeds go to EMPOWERSCI, a non-profit that enables individuals with spinal cord injuries to lead happier, more meaningful and independent lives.  Plus...  SAT Hatha Flow at Berkshire Yoga, Dance & Fitness | WED Run to North at Hotel on North | THU Qigong with Jeffrey Gordon at Knesset Israel   GET CREATIVE THU Painting Party & Appetizer Buffet at Mazzeo's The Progressive Palette presents a night of painting and dining at Mazzeo's Ristorante. From 6-8 p.m., paint Van Gogh's "Sunflowers" and enjoy an appetizer buffet. The $50 cost includes two hours of painting instruction, all supplies needed to create your acrylic masterpiece, and the buffet.  Plus...  FRI Create Your Own Salvaged Art Key Hook at The Funky Phoenix | SAT "Animal Butts" HCC Vet Tech Club Benefit at Berkshire Paint & Sip | SAT Earring Workshop to Benefit Moments House at Yummy Treasures | TUE Craft on North at Hotel on North | WED Open Studio at Berkshire Paint & Sip | THU "Red Poppies" Lenox Preschool Benefit at Berkshire Paint & Sip   COMMUNITY WED 1Berkshire Career Fair at BCC The 1Berkshire Career Fair invites you to Berkshire Community College's Patterson Field House on Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Get in front of Berkshires-based businesses at this annual event. Connect with employers looking to hire someone like you. This event is open to the public and free. No registration is required. See website for a list of participating businesses. Plus...  FRI-SAT Spring Clearance Sale at Berkshire Running Center | FRI-SUN The Whale by Town Players at The Whit | FRI-SUN Spring Sleepwear Sale at The Outlet at Pine Cone Hill | SAT Earring Workshop to Benefit Moments House at Yummy Treasures | MON Commission on the Status of Women Legislative Breakfast at BCC | MON Dining for Dogs at Applebee's | THU League of Women Voters Public Information Meeting at The Whit   LEARN SAT Screen Printing Class at Shire City Sanctuary Shire City Sanctuary, at 40 Melville St., will offer its monthly screen printing class beginning at 9 a.m. Participants will make a single color print to take home and learn the basics of stencil cutting, transparency printing, and screen preparation, and touch upon multiple color print planning. All inks and emulsions are water based and non-toxic, and paper used is 100% recycled. Cost is $20 general public, $15 SCS members. Plus...   FRI-SAT Docent-led Tours of Tell Me More Exhibit at Berkshire Museum | SAT Mindful Living Workshop at Moments House | SUN The Challenges of Urban Chicken Keeping at Berkshire Humane Society | MON Songs We Cherish at Knesset Israel | MON Drum Class at The Lichtenstein | MON Mixology 101 at Methuselah | TUE Cinema of Law: One Big Home at Berkshire Athenaeum | TUE Last Word Toastmasters Meeting | THU Qigong with Jeffrey Gordon at Knesset Israel   FILM Antarctica: Ice and Sky at The Little Cinema From Oscar-winning director Luc Jacquet (March of the Penguins) comes a stirring portrait of French glaciologist Claude Lorius, whose groundbreaking research in Antarctica gave us the first clear evidence of man-made global climate change. Click here for screening dates and times.   Plus...  ONGOING See What's New at The Beacon Cinema | TUE Cinema of Law: One Big Home at Berkshire Athenaeum   INFORMATION ABOUT THE PARKING METER PLAN Five things to remember about the new downtown parking system:   1. Always enter your license plate number - even for the FREE first 30 minutes.   2. On-street parking is $1 per hour; lot parking is 50 cents per hour. There are also nearly 400 free parking spaces on the city's side streets.   3. You can pay by coin, credit card, or by downloading the Passport parking app.   4. You do not need to display the parking receipt on your dashboard.   5. Parking is FREE on evenings and weekends! What's Showing at The Licht Pittsfield's city-owned community arts center, the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, features nine working artist studios, a ceramics studio, a community room and an art gallery with changing exhibitions, classes, performances + more!  28 Renne Ave. | Hours Wed-Sat 11am-4pm     The Berkshire Art Association (BAA) College Fellowship Show features the work of Berkshire County residents enrolled as art majors at any college in the country, as well as non-residents currently majoring in art at a Berkshire County college. Prizes will be awarded to students whose work is selected. The mission of the BAA is to connect artists and the community in order to inspire creativity and increase access to the visual arts. VIEW FULL CALENDAR    
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