|Riverfest Promotes Use of Housatonic; Cleans Up Pittsfield Park|
Various organizations brought out display tables to educate people about the ecosystem.
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — To celebrate Earth Day the Housatonic Valley Association did what you'd expect: they cleaned up a city park and promoted use of the river.
The group held a river festival on Saturday, when dozens
|@theMarket: Markets Hold on to Weekly Gains|
It was a struggle, but the stock market indexes stubbornly refused to cave in despite some really horrendous earnings reports. A battle is being waged among bulls and bears right here, right now. Who will win?
Remember last week when I reported that earnings have been revised down so low that it was practically impossible for most
|Pittsfield Police Officers Focus Efforts on Building Community|
Officer Darren Derby after delivering a new basketball hoop for the children who live on South Atlantic Street.
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — After the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, city officers were told to go into the local schools, look for vulnerabilities, and provide some extra security.
|Child Care Organizations Raise Awareness of Child Abuse Issues |
One hundred and twenty-two pairs of shoes were laid out on the steps of City Hall, each one representing a case of child abuse per month in the Berkshires.
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — One hundred and twenty-two children are abused in Berkshire County each month.
And that's only the confirmed cases. Many others
|Superior Court Briefs: April 19 - April 21|
Cases heard before Judge Daniel Ford on Tuesday, April 19.
Curtis Segura, 23, of Lee had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf on two counts of assault by means of a dangerous weapon, two counts of assault and battery, and single counts of kidnapping, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, and intimidation of
|'Barbershop: The Next Cut': Seriously Styled|
A tragic dilemma confronts director Malcolm D. Lee's "Barbershop: The Next Cut," the fourth in the "Barbershop" film series if you count the spin-off, "Beauty Shop" (2005). While it is a heartfelt and generally successful attempt to lay bare and ponder solutions to the rampant murder rate in urban America (in
|The Independent Investor: Leaving your Legacy|
It may not seem so sometimes, but your children value your opinion. The older they get, the more importance they place on things like your ethics, moral teachings and values. That's why it is extremely important to leave a legacy after you are gone that your children can turn to when they need it.
Leaving your legacy is an integral
|Cultural Pittsfield This Week: April 22-28|
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April 22 - 28, 2016
Spring Rug Tent Sale at The Outlet at Pine Cone Hill
From now until Sunday, save on discontinued and seconds of Dash & Albert area rugs, sizes 2'x3' to 12'x16', with up to 90% off retail pricing. Rugs will be displayed in a small tent and in the Outlet store. Also, take 30% off all store quilts, duvet covers, bed skirts, coverlets, decorative pillows, loungewear, napkins and more. Rug pads also will be 20% off.
MUSIC & NIGHTLIFE
FRI The Lucky 5 Jazz Band at Mission
The Lucky 5 is a hard-swinging jazz band that blends swing and gypsy jazz to create a unique, foot-stomping blend of music that appeals to a wide range of music lovers. The group performs original compositions as well as puts a new spin on old jazz standards. The Lucky 5 is comprised of seasoned touring musicians who have been part of The Hunger Mountain Boys and Lauren Ambrose & The Leisure Class, and have traveled, performed and recorded with artists such as Peter Gabriel, Tony Bennett, Neko Case and Del McCoury, just to name a few. Mission Bar + Tapas, 8 p.m.
FRI Trivia Night to benefit The Elizabeth Freeman Center at Hotel on North |
FRI Blue Light Trio at Rainbow | FRI Punk Night at The A | SAT Greg Hall & The Barnhouse Band at Mission | SAT The Hotshot Hillbillies at The A | SAT David Bartley sings blue jazz at Rainbow | SUN The Eagles Band at First United Methodist Church | TUE Alice Spatz at Berkshire Athenaeum | WED Gruppo Mondo at Rainbow | THU Dance Music from Around the World at Berkshire Athenaeum
FRI-SAT Pinocchio at the Berkshire Museum
Under the guidance of director Kara Demler, the talented young performers of Berkshire Children's Theater perform this classic fairy tale about the puppet who yearns to be a real boy. Each day at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
FRI Minions at Berkshire Athenaeum | SAT Kids' Open Studio at Berkshire Paint & Sip ONGOING Baby Animals at Hancock Shaker Village
TUE Paint & Sip For BLP's Scholarship Fund
Paint "Berkshire Botanical Garden" on a 16 x 20 canvas while you raise money for Berkshire Leadership Program's Scholarship Fund. All painting materials and a light snack included for $35. BYOB. Sip, snack and support! 2-4 p.m. More.
MON Open Studio at Berkshire Paint & Sip | THU Sonsini Animal Shelter Fundraiser at Berkshire Paint & Sip
FRI Comedy Jabs & Jests with David Feldman at Dottie's
An evening of comedy with three-time Emmy and three-time Writers Guild Award-winning comedian and writer David Feldman. Feldman has had countless TV appearances, and has written for Real Time With Bill Maher, the Academy Awards, the Emmys, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and others, and is co-host of "The Ralph Nader Radio Hour." $15 in advance, $20 day of show. Dottie's Coffee Lounge. 7:30 p.m.
SUN Staged reading of The Cripple of Inishmaan at The Whit
SUN Soup, Salad & A Slide Show At The Whit
The 5th annual Spring Slideshow to benefit They Dance For Rain, a dance-making project in Nairobi, Kenya. Eat, relax and view new photos and videos. Visit and listen to stories. Add to your Kenyan jewelry collection. Learn more about how the project continues to grow and thrive thanks to support from the community. Suggested donation at the door: $10. Kids welcome. More info here.
SAT Clean Up for Earth Day at Springside Park | MON Community Document Shredding at Berkshire Community College | THU Sip & Knit at Dottie's Coffee Lounge
MON Crane Paper Mills Inner Workings at Knesset Israel
The Jewish Federation of the Berkshires presents "Crane Paper Mills: The Inner Workings from the 19th century to Today" with Peter Hopkins, director of Crane Museum of Papermaking in Dalton. Hopkins will discuss the mills and their historic impact on this region. Hopkins has been associated with the company for almost 30 years. He is keeper of the family archives, and is more than happy to share what you may not know about this company whose products are cherished around the world. Free. Congregation Knesset Israel. 10:45 a.m.
SUN Presentation on Mountain Lions at Berkshire Museum | MON The History of Gangs class begins at OLLI | THU Watching Dance with a Dancer's Eye class begins at OLLI | THU The Jewish War Veterans at Knesset Israel
Born To Be Blue
at the Little Cinema
In the late 1960s, jazz trumpeter Chet Baker (Ethan Hawke) begins a romance with an actress (Carmen Ejogo) while trying to stage a musical comeback.
Films on Exhibit: ArtZoo at Berkshire Museum
Enjoy family-friendly short films that bring science and natural history to life through paper-puppet animations by filmmakers and science journalists Flora Lichtman and Sharon Shattuck.
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. * Wed-Sat, 11-4
The Tobin Trifecta
Continuing on the legacy of Group W Arts, The Tobin Trifecta offers a collaboration of color, composition, & sculpture. The show features Jesse Tobin, Bill Tobin and J.J. Tobin. It runs through Saturday, April 30. Click here for photos.
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|Disc Golf Course Installed at Pittsfield's Kirvin Park|
Parks and Open Space Manager Jim McGrath updated the Parks Commission on Tuesday about the installation.
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The disc golf course at Kirvin Park has been installed.
The nine-hole course is now established and the metal and chain baskets have been set up. In the next week or so a sign with a
|State Looking To Plant 2,400 Trees in Pittsfield|
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The state is looking to plant some 800 trees per year in the city of Pittsfield over the next three years.
Pittsfield was chosen as part of the Greening the Gateway Cities program through which the state's Department of Conservation and Recreation plants trees in urban environments. The program
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