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'Star Wars: The Force Awakens': A Force to Be Reckoned With
Oddly, while I enjoyed director J.J. Abrams' "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," the seventh in the franchise created by George Lucas, and was gratified to check it off on my dance card, I feel a little bit like the kid who dared blurt that the Emperor was naked. Sure, it's a good adventure yarn, a synergy of nostalgic notes and
Boys & Girls Club Announces Vacation, Upcoming Events
PITTSFIELD, Mass. - The Boys & Girls Club of the Berkshires have several upcoming activities and events. Coach Butler is offering basketball clinics over the holiday break. All clinics are Monday-Wednesday, Dec. 28-30 only, and the cost is $5 per day per player. Signup is not required. The schedule is as follows: * 9-10 a.m.:
Berkshire Taconic Announces First Round of 2016 Grant Deadlines for Berkshire County
SHEFFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation has announced the first round of deadlines for competitive grants in fiscal year 2016. Covering the period from January through March, the winter cycle of deadlines is open to regional nonprofits, students and schools.   For nonprofits Harvard Business
National Alliance on Mental Illness Berkshire County Selling 2016 Calendars
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Berkshire County is selling calendars featuring the Pittsfield Fire Department. The Pittsfield Fire Department is a proud partner with NAMI Berkshire County and supports their efforts to raise funds to benefit individuals and families in Berkshire County who are
Greylock Announces 'Spirit of Giving' Campaign Recipients
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Greylock Federal Credit Union has announced the recipients of donations from its “Spirit of Giving” campaign. The donations resulted from 14 department/teams within the credit union choosing worthy organizations or causes, to which Greylock donated $1,000 each. Additionally, Greylock gave each of the
Berkshire United Way Secures Grant to Fund Workplace Resource Coordinator
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire United Way has received a grant courtesy of Bank of America and United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley in the amount of $20,000 to assist in the creation of a new position designed to be a resource for employees to solve non-work related issues that ultimately cause personal and family
Conservation District Seeks Endowment of UMass Forestry Scholarship Fund
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Adrian “Beau” Meyer UMass Forestry Scholarship fund was established in memory of the late district chairman in 2005 by Berkshire Conservation District. The scholarship has been actively awarding scholarships of $750 annually since 2013 to a student from Berkshire County or Western Massachusetts
Lanesborough Selectmen Reject Plan to Hire Cleaner for Police Station
LANESBOROUGH, Mass. — The Selectmen rejected a proposal from Town Manager Paul Sieloff to hire a neighborhood woman to clean the police station.   Sieloff on Dec. 15 told the board that the Health Department found the station in need of significant cleaning. Sieloff then proposed hiring someone to clean up a few hours a week
Cultural Pittsfield This Week: Dec. 25-Jan. 7
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Berkshire County Arc Launches 2015 Annual Campaign to Buy Van
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire County Arc has launched its third annual campaign, the purpose of which is to raise funds for an accessible van to expand the activities, volunteer opportunities and trainings in which the individuals in its residential and day habilitation programs can participate. The campaign will run through Dec.
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