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Pittsfield AAU Team Wins Tourneys in Amherst, Albany
The Pittsfield Heat 16-and-under AAU basketball team has won two tournaments recently, taking home first place in the Mass Hoops Jaguars Spring Classic June 5 in Amherst against teams from Boston, Springfield, and Southern Connecticut, and the Adirondack Hoops Spring Classic in Albany against teams from Albany, Schenectady, Boston and the
Berkshire Family YMCA Hires Mission Advancement Director
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Family YMCA has announced that Kristine Hurley will assume the role of mission advancement director effective June 26. Hurley will support the Y's growth and visibility in the region through marketing, communications, and outreach and development efforts. Hurley most recently served as executive
Berkshire County Arc Hires Director of Day and Family Enrichment Services
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire County Arc (BCArc) has hired a new director of Day and Family Enrichment Services, Cybèle Kilby.   Kilby has been with BCArc since 2006. She has been a residential site manager and a case manager at Berkshire County Arc's Center for Development day program. Most recently, she worked as a
Superior Court Briefs: June 12 - June 13
Cases heard before Judge Maureen Hogan on Monday, June 12.   Laura Reilly, 42, of Easthampton had not guilty pleas entered on her behalf on three counts of misleading a police officer or other person.   She was released on $1,500 bail. Reilly is accused of misleading State Police detectives in the investigation of the
Berkshire Bank Promotes Two to Branch Manager Roles
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Bank has promoted two retail banking employees to the positions of assistant vice presidents/branch manager. Dana Robb serves as the branch manager of the Allendale branch in Pittsfield and Samantha Tanner serves as branch manager of the North Adams branch.   "It's exciting to see
Camp Ashmere Hires New Camp Director
HINSDALE, Mass. — Camp Ashmere in Hinsdale is opening for its 102nd season and has hired  Donald Padrick of New Lebanon, N.Y., to be the camp director this year. Padrick comes with a wealth of camping experience and working with youth. He will be teamed up with Terri Braman, who will be the day camp director once again this
Berkshire Bank Honors Employees for Volunteerism
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Bank has recognized 31 employees for their volunteerism in the community and has named two "top volunteers" through their Volunteer Service X-ellence Awards Program. These annual awards celebrate bank employees who have made outstanding contributions to their communities.   The two award
Cultural Pittsfield This Week: June 16-22
VIEW DAY-BY-DAY CALENDAR       June 16 - June 22, 2017   FRI Dom Flemons at Hancock Shaker Village Hancock Shaker Village kicks off its new American roots music series in its 1910 Barn with Grammy-award winning musician Dom Flemons, a founding member of the Carolina Chocolate Drops. Enjoy local beer and spirits while gazing over the fields and forests of the Village. $15 in advance, $20 day of show. Come early for dinner at the new Seeds Cafe. Doors open at 6 p.m. Show starts at 7 p.m.   MUSIC & NIGHTLIFE NEXT THU 3rd Annual Blues Benefit Jam at The A The 3rd Annual Blues Benefit Jam, hosted by Misty Blues, takes place next Thursday, June 22 and will be a tribute to Willie Dixon. Proceeds benefit the Berkshire Music School's scholarship fund. Special guests include Jason Ennis, John Temple Zarvis, Jack Waldheim, Tony Lee Thomas, Wendy A. Walz, Tor Krautter, Tom Corrigan and more. $10 in advance, $15 at the door. 7-11 p.m. Plus...  FRI Riverside Brothers Duo at Hotel on North | FRI Blue Light Trio at Rainbow | FRI Xavier at The A | FRI Flash Choir with Andy Kelly & Friends at Berkshire Museum | FRI The Echoes at South Congregational Church | SAT Hardcore/Punk Show at Crossroads | SAT Rev Tor Solo at Mission | MON Jazz Night at Mission | TUE Craft on North at Hotel on North | WED Gruppo Mondo at Rainbow   FAMILY FRIENDLY WED Instrument Petting Zoo at Berkshire Museum   Have you always wondered what playing a certain instrument would be like? Berkshire Music School invites families to explore its Instrument Petting Zoo at Berkshire Museum from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. You'll be able to see, play and listen to the instruments you've always been curious about.  Plus...   FRI WeeMuse: Adventures at Berkshire Museum | SAT Pop-up Play Day at Berkshire Museum | SAT FREE David Grover Concert at The Colonial | SAT Chow Time at Berkshire Museum | MON Tiny Tots Story Time at Berkshire Athenaeum | TUE WeeMuse: Littlest Learners at Berkshire Museum | TUE Sensory Story Time at Berkshire Athenaeum | THU Preschool Play & Learn at Berkshire Athenaeum   WELLNESS TUE Neon Yoga Class at Rogue Yoga   Rogue Yoga, located at 10 Lyman Street, presents recess class all lit up! Wear bright clothing and have a blast with glow sticks and other props. All levels are welcome. $10 (props included). Bring the family for only $20 per family! 6-7 p.m.  Plus...  MON Fitness for Life Wellness Talk at Berkshire Athenaeum | WED Run & Walk to North at Hotel on North    PERFORMANCE SUN Travels with a Masked Man at The Colonial Berkshire Theatre Group presents John Hadden's play about deception, "the game" (espionage) and rough filial love. It's a 50-minute, two-character, solo performance based on his book, Conversations with a Masked Man: My Father, the CIA, and Me. 2 p.m. Tickets: $20. Plus...  ONGOING The Birds at Barrington Stage   GET CREATIVE SAT & WED Get Creative at Berkshire Paint & Sip Berkshire Paint & Sip will offer two great workshops this week. On Saturday, paint "Palm Tree Sunset" on glassware to benefit the Bruce Kilmer Memorial Scholarship from 6-8 p.m. At the same time on Wednesday, paint "Monument Mountain Hiking Trail" on a reusable tote bag to benefit Scouting for a Cure Relay for Life team. Plus...  FRI Create a Key Hook at Funky Phoenix | SAT Beginner Kumihimo Class at Yummy Treasures | TUE Craft on North at Hotel on North | WED Screen Printing Workshop at Shire City Sanctuary   COMMUNITY NEXT THU Out in the Berkshires Community Conversation  The public is invited to join with members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex communities at the Berkshire Athenaeum to discuss what it means to be "out" in the Berkshires. Panelists will include representatives from the Elizabeth Freeman Center, Berkshire Rainbow Seniors, the Berkshire Trans Group, the Live Out Loud Youth Project and others. Thurs, June 22, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Plus...  SAT Volunteer Work Day at Springside Park | SAT FREE Trees at The Downtown Pittsfield Farmers Market | SAT Repair Cafe at St. Stephen's | SAT Berkshire County Residents FREE Day at Arrowhead | MON Town Players Membership Meeting at The Whit | MON Autism Collaborative Meeting | TUE Info Session & Meetup at Pittsfield Coworking | TUE Green Drinks at J. Allen's | THU Town Players Auditions at The Whit   LEARN SAT The Beatles & Classical Music at The Museum The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at BCC presents acclaimed music professor Jeremy Yudkin, who will bring his trademark wit and wisdom to the intersection between the Beatles and classical music, on the 50th anniversary of the release of Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. 2 p.m. Plus...  MON Drum Class at The Lichtenstein | MON Pittsfield Suns - More Than Just Baseball at Knesset Israel | THU Writing to Right the World at Knesset Israel   FILM Angry Inuk at The Little Cinema Seal hunting, a critical part of Inuit life, has been controversial for a long time. Now, a new generation of Inuit, armed with social media and their own sense of humor, are challenging the anti-sealing groups and bringing their own voices into the conversation. Director Alethea Arnaquq-Baril joins her fellow Inuit activists as they challenge outdated perceptions and present themselves to the world as a modern people in dire need of a sustainable economy. Click here for screening dates and times.   Plus...  ONGOING See What's New at The Beacon Cinema The Pittsfield Cultural Council is seeking new members!  Want to have a say in how the local arts community is funded? Interested in learning about cultural programming in the city? Come join us! We're a volunteer group that allocates grants to Pittsfield-based arts and cultural organizations on an annual basis. For more information, contact us at: 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 Lichtenstein Center for the Arts will be open during 3rd Thursday 5-8pm.   The Lichtenstein Center for the Arts presents Face Them, a collaborative exhibit focusing on five current topics: animal cruelty, global warming, gun control, human trafficking and population explosion. Now - June 24. [Shown: One of 5 works by National Geographic photographer John Stanmeyer]   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!  
Diocese Weighing Multiple Bids For Former St. Mary The Morning Star
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Diocese of Springfield is looking to sell the former St. Mary the Morningstar Church in a "reasonable time" and its broker is speaking with multiple parties.   The former church on Tyler Street has been closed and on the market since 2010; the church was closed in
Tyer Gives Address at Statewide Planning Conference
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Mayor Linda Tyer has a brick sitting on her desk from the old Colonial Theatre.    She got it back when she was a city councilor and one of the votes in favor of allocating $1 million from the General Electric Development Fund to help with the restoration of the historic structure. That brick
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