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Golf Tournament Benefits Boys & Girls Club of the Berkshires
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Boys & Girls Club of the Berkshires' Children First Golf Tournament will be held Monday, Aug. 29 at the Country Club of Pittsfield. Registration begins at 10 a.m. and the shotgun start is scheduled for 11 a.m. This year, and in following years, the event will be known as the Gerard Miller Children
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Superior Court Briefs: July 27
Cases heard before Judge John Agostini on Wednesday, July 27.   Sean Matthews, 25, of Pittsfield pleaded guilty to single counts of armed robbery and intimidation of a witness.   He was ordered to serve concurrent three to three and a half years at the Massachusetts Correctional Institution at Cedar Junction. Matthews
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Pittsfield Cooperative Bank Taps New VP of Marketing
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Victoria A. May has joined the Pittsfield Cooperative Bank as vice president of marketing. A native of Pittsfield, May brings more than 16 years of local industry experience and will oversee marketing and public relations for the 127-year old financial institution.   Prior to joining the Pittsfield
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Cultural Pittsfield This Week: July 29-Aug. 4
VIEW DAY-BY-DAY CALENDAR       July 29 - August 4, 2016 SATURDAY  Wellness Day at the Farmers Market    Wellness Day at the Downtown Pittsfield Farmers Market (located on the First Street Common) will include demonstrations and information from health practitioners, fitness instructors, nutritionists and more.     Start your day with a group run led by Berkshire Running Center or a Zumba class at 9 a.m. Additional exercise classes begin every half hour! Enjoy PiYo, Nia dance, Acro or Chair Yoga, Salsa Dancing and more. Enjoy a sample from Guido's, watch a chef demo, receive a chair massage and learn healthy lifestyle tips while you shop the market. 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.    MUSIC & NIGHTLIFE FRI Comedian Rita Rudner at The Colonial Theatre Named Las Vegas's "Comedian Of The Year" nine years in a row, Rita Rudner's razor sharp wit is undeniable. The award-winning comedian, actress and best-selling author has been a frequent guest on Late Night with David Letterman and The Tonight Show. Her first HBO special, "Rita Rudner's One Night Stand," was nominated for several awards. 8 p.m. $35/$65. Berkshire Theatre Group's Colonial Theatre Plus...  FRI Oakes & Smith at Dottie's | FRI WordxWord Poetry Slam Semi-finals at The Whit | FRI Shakedown at Bousquet | FRI Wandering Oak at The A | FRI Blue Light Trio at Rainbow | SAT  Vevoda, Keep Her Warm, Hill Haints & more at The Lichtenstein | SAT Salsa Social with Alan Franco at The A | SAT Brian Benlien at Rainbow | SAT Rev Tor at PortSmitt's | SUN Domingo Brunch with Soul Prophet & The Faithless Few at Dottie's | SUN-MON The Lillias White Effect at Barrington Stage | MON The Primate Fiasco at Shire City Sessions | MON Argentine Tango at Methuselah | MON Double Down at Mission | TUE '90s Trivia at Rainbow | WED Gruppo Mondo at Rainbow    FAMILY FRIENDLY ONGOING The Wiz at Berkshire Museum Barrington Stage Company presents a glorious musical retelling of L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, with a book by William F. Brown and an infectious, funky and soulful score by Charlie Smalls. The Wiz brings a renewed relevance to a timeless American classic. It's blazing with high spirits and sizzling with vitality. Playing now through August 14 at the Berkshire Museum. Plus...  ONGOING The Berkshire Carousel | FRI Hotel Transylvania 2  Outdoor Movie Screening  at Clapp Park | SAT Kitchen Ka-Boom at Berkshire Museum | SAT Kids' Open Studio at Berkshire Paint & Sip | SUN Free Puppet Show at The Whit | TUE Space Jam screening at Berkshire Athenaeum | WED Bob Otto - New England Percussion Ensemble at Berkshire Athenaeum   WELLNESS FRI Heart Opener Flow & Restorative at Rogue Yoga    Rogue Yoga presents a gentle heart-opening flow, followed by more heart-opening restorative and meditation. Come melt into your mats. All levels welcome. 10 Lyman Street. 5:45 p.m. $10. Plus...  TUE Chair Yoga with Robin Seeley at Knesset Israel | THU+ AcroCamp NorthEast at Pittsfield State Park   GET CREATIVE SUN Weave a Potholder Rug at Shire City Sanctuary Shire City Sanctuary will teach you everything you need to know to make a 30"x40" potholder rug - from material selection to washing, cutting, weaving and caring for your rug. Beginners and experienced weaver/makers are welcome to join in. Materials are supplied but if students have a particular color scheme in mind, they should collect and bring materials with them. 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Plus...  SUN Macony Pediatric's Reach Out & Read Fundraiser at Berkshire Paint & Sip | WED Berkshire Elite Cheerleaders Fundraiser at The Infield | THU Open Studio at Berkshire Paint & Sip   PERFORMANCE ONGOING Peerless at Barrington Stage How far would you go to get into the college of your choice? When brilliant, ambitious twin sisters L and M realize that perfect academics and superb extracurricular activities aren't enough to get into their dream college, they decide to take matters into their own hands. Peerless is a comedy...until it isn't. At Barrington Stage Company's St. Germain Stage. Plus...  FRI 50th Anniversary BUTI Concert | ONGOING The Tempest at Pittsfield Shakespeare in the Park | ONGOING The Pirates of Penzance at Barrington Stage | ONGOING Passage at Shire City Sanctuary | SUN Jake Revolver, Freelance Secret Agent staged reading at The Whit   COMMUNITY SAT 21st Annual Jimmy's Ride & Post-ride Party  This year's Jimmy Bernardo Memorial Ride, beginning at Berkshire County Kids' Place, will take a scenic route through the Berkshires and end at Bousquet for a post-ride party featuring music, food, raffles and fun! Ride Registration is $25 and includes a commerative shirt. Post-ride party is free to registered riders, and open to the public for a cover charge of $5 per person or family (2 adults and up to 4 children) for $20.  Plus...  SAT Downtown Pittsfield Farmers Market | SAT Mark & Bonnie Parsons at Berkshire Carousel | MON Old Salts Day at Arrowhead | THU Entrepreneurial Meetup at Dottie's   LEARN WED Jewish Cowboy Clowns at Anshe Amunim   Music historian Aaron Manela will give the multimedia presentation "Khosn Cowboy Mazl Tov: Wild West Jewish Cowboy Clowns in Music, Rodeos and Animation." Manela, a Ph.D. candidate in Musicology, will reveal the previously untold story of the comic Jewish cowboy in American popular entertainment. Manela's research involves sheet music, "magic lantern" novelty song slides, entertainment trade magazines, newspaper advertisements, early cartoons, and more. 11:30 a.m. at Temple Anshe Amunim Plus...  MON New Beginnings at Jacob's Pillow at Knesset Israel | TUE Scene Study at Anshe Amunim   FILM Maggie's Plan at The Little Cinema In Rebecca Miller's witty modern romantic comedy, Greta Gerwig portrays Maggie, a vibrant and practical thirty-something New Yorker, who without success in finding love, decides now is the time to have a child on her own. But when she meets John (Ethan Hawke), a professor and struggling novelist, Maggie falls in love for the first time, and adjusts her plans for motherhood. Complicating matters, John is in an unhappy marriage with Georgette (Julianne Moore). With some help from Maggie's eccentric and hilarious best friends, married couple Tony (Bill Hader) and Felicia (Maya Rudolph), Maggie sets in motion a new plan that intertwines their lives and connects them in surprising and humorous ways.    Click here for more information.   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   I Am A Part Of Art Now - July 30   Community Access to the Arts (CATA) presents a celebration of its visual artists. The exhibit features over 100 works created by artists with disabilities from across Berkshire County.  Coming in August: Jazz Visions with Marguerite Bride and Lee Everett   VIEW FULL CALENDAR    
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Pittsfield 4-Year-Old Attacked By Fox
  Bradlee O'Keefe gives thumbs up  after being treated at Berkshire Medical Center. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Britney O'Keefe stepped outside of her back door on Robbins Avenue on Monday and just had a bad feeling. Her 4-year-old son, Bradlee, had followed her and she
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Pittsfield Considering Community Preservation to Raise Revenues
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — With the city approaching its debt ceiling in the coming years, it is likely some things will be put on the backburner — parks, open spaces, historic preservation, and affordable housing to name a few.   That's where advocates say the Community Preservation Act can come into play. The act allows
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Galleries, Music Set for DownStreet Art on Thursday
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — DownStreet Art kicks off its second session on Thursday night with the openings of four new visual art exhibits, live podcasting, musical and theatrical performances, and a night market that features local food and craft vendors. "This year's 'Meet Your Neighbors' theme spotlights not only the
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Berkshire Reps Have Positive Impression of VP Candidate Kaine
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine is an everyman. But an everyman with loads of government experience. Kaine received the nomination at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on Wednesday and both state Reps. Tricia Farley-Bouvier and Paul Mark got their first impressions of the Virginia
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Local Soccer Players Excel at Gillette Stadium Event
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Four teams from Pittsfield's Soccer Domain Academy made the trip to Gillette Stadium to compete in the second annual 4 v 4 Gillette Cup hosted by the MLS New England Revolution on July 23.   The SDA Snipers, the Avengers, the Berkshire Blue Mambas and the Lenox Legends were all victorious in their
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Pittsfield Post 68 Falls in American Legion State Final, Clinches Regional Berth
NORWOOD, Mass. -- After battling its way into the state championship game on Wedneasday afternoon, the Post 68 American Legion baseball team had precious little energy for that game.   And despite battling gamely to the final out, Post 68 dropped a 9-5 decision to Shrewsbury Post 397 in the title game.   “After
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