A NOVEL: 'Over the Edge,' Chapter 5
She told him about living with cows in the Midwest, going off to college in the East, trying some hallucinogens, getting into Hinduism for a while and then getting a degree at the Yale School of Management. It just seemed more practical at the time.
Feb 25 5:01AM Berkshire Edge

Anne T. Malone, 89, of Lenox
Anne's employment in the Berkshires began as a buyer at England Brothers Department Store.
Feb 25 5:01AM Berkshire Edge

Demon rum in Stockbridge
The first Puritan minister in Stockbridge (1734-1749) ran the drug dealer out of town. After he died, it got worse.
Feb 24 5:45PM Berkshire Edge

Recap Map: Western MA Weekend Summary & Family Guide for Feb. 24th & 25th, 2018
Here's a recap of news and information posted on Hilltown Families this past week, along with a map for finding out what's happening this weekend and next week throughout Western MA! MAP Peruse our list of Suggested Events for February 26th - March 2nd, 2018 for a comprehensive list of events happening throughout the four counties of Western MA, including Bulletin Board Announcements, Ongoing Story Hours & Playgroups and the Hilltown Family Variety Show. Also, check our monthly column, Berkshire Family Fun, for a list of premier educational, cultural highlights in Berkshire County for families, and our featured Learning Ahead post all about the cultural opportunities that exist throughout our region. This week, enjoy looks into the maple syrup harvest and vernal pools! LIST OF WEEKLY SUGGESTED EVENTS February 26th - March 2nd, 2018 Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Suggest an Event | Cultural Itineraries | Forecast | Museum Passes | Weekly eNewsletter | Farmers' Markets | Storyhour & Playgroups| Berkshire Family Fun | Advertise/Sponsorship | en Espaol RECAP Let Them Grow: Tape Town HFVS Music from South Africa Episode with Guest DJ, Debbie Lan (Radio Show/Podcast) Saturday Morning Music Party with Hilltown Families & Flywheel Arts Collective, March 10th! Presidents' Day: Learning through the Lens of the Season Literature in Context: A Community-Based Education Guide to Bill Easterling's Prize in the Snow Valentine's Day: Learning through the Lens of the Season Off the Mat: Aspiring to Reverence and Love FIVE FROM THE ARCHIVES Let's Play: Keeping the Childhood Love of Drawing Alive! 5 Late Winter Family Gardening Tips Maple Syrup Time: Eight Featured Sugar Shacks in Western MA HFVS Sheep Shearing & Maple Syrup Episode (Radio Show/Podcast) This Day in History Video Series RECAP MAP SPONSOR See your banner here! Sponsor Recap Map! Find out how you can be
Feb 24 1:00PM Community-Hill Town Families

BRPC Elects New Executive Director
For the first time in 23 years, the Berkshire Regional Planning Commission has elected a new Executive Director.
Feb 23 11:20PM WAMC-Mass/VT News

Big Y Announces Springfield Distribution Center Expansion As Prelude To More Supermarkets
A long-time Massachusetts-based company has big expansion plans. Big Y Foods announced a $35 million project Friday to double the size of its distribution center in Springfield and create 32 new full-time jobs. The new 425,000-square foot warehouse - roughly the size of 10 football fields - will provide the capacity for the company to build 20 new supermarkets in the region over the next two decades, according to Big Y President Charles D'Amour.
Feb 23 7:40PM WAMC-Mass/VT News

Nurses Union Calls Off Strike After Late Night Negotiations
The Massachusetts Nurses Association has called off its planned strike for next week after negotiations stretched into the wee hours of Friday morning.
Feb 23 4:55PM WAMC-Mass/VT News

Jobs
By Mickey Friedman February 22, 2018 All power to the eye of the beholder. Ye olde glass half full or half empty. President Trump declared in his State of the Union: Less than one year has passed since I firstRead more
Feb 22 3:33PM BerkshireRedCrowNews

Suggested Events for February 24th - March 2nd, 2018
[caption id="" align="alignright" width="250"] To find out about more events, be sure to visit our Suggest an Event Bulletin Board to see what our readers have recently shared! Have an event to share? Feel encouraged to self-post community events here at any time![/caption] If you have a community event, educational program, or service-learning opportunity happening in Western Massachusetts that you'd like to let us know about, self-post your event at any time on our Suggest An Event bulletin board. The events below are suggested. Please take the time to confirm that these events are happening, along with time, place, age appropriateness, and costs before attending.
Feb 22 10:00AM Community-Hill Town Families

HudsonValleyWeekend Cultural Preview, Feb 21-25, 2018
A selective, curatorial view of the cultural highlights of the upcoming weekend in the greater Hudson, N.Y., region.
Feb 22 2:38AM Rogovy Report

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, Feb 21-25, 2018
A selective, curatorial view of the cultural highlights of the upcoming weekend in the greater Berkshire region. SINKANE BRINGS GLOBAL FUNK-FUSION to MASS MoCA (NORTH ADAMS, MASS.) - Sinkane brings his electrifying, socially conscious, world-funk sextet to Club B10 at MASS MoCA on Saturday, February 24, at 8pm.
Feb 21 7:51PM Rogovy Report

Sinkane Brings Global Funk-Fusion to MASS MoCA
(NORTH ADAMS, MASS.) - Sinkane brings his electrifying, socially conscious, world-funk sextet to Club B10 at MASS MoCA on Saturday, February 24, at 8pm. The London-born, Sudan- and Ohio-raised Ahmed Gallab aka Sinkane incorporates a wealth of musical influences in his unique, horn-laced soul fusion, reflecting his global background, with bits of Afro-pop, alt-rock, soul,
Feb 21 6:08PM Rogovy Report

Winter Farmers' Markets: Learning through the Lens of the Season
[caption id="" align="alignright" width="185"] Click here to download PDF (44 pages).[/caption] Winter Farmers' Markets Winter Farmers' Markets & Seasonal Food: Intersection of Culture, Tradition, and Creativity Explore History & Culture through Food Sense of Place: Winter Farmers' Markets & Seasonal Food Who am I? Where am I? These are the fundamental questions proposed by the humanities. Inquiries related to local history, literature, and education, inspire us to think deeply about the places where we live and how our identity fits into the context of our community and the seasons.
Feb 20 5:00PM Community-Hill Town Families

Michael Schiavo - Spotlight
Michael Schiavo has worked in bookstores most of his adult life; as a trade and textbook manager at the Yale Bookstore; in managerial positions at the Northshire Bookstore in Manchester, VT; and currently The Bookstore in Lenox. Michael came to 1Berkshire through The Business Bootcamp program launched last year in partnership with MCLA as . The post Michael Schiavo Spotlight appeared first on 1Berkshire.
Feb 19 2:55PM Berkshire1Berkshire.com

Honoring Volunteerism with the Esther Quinn Award
Esther Quinn was a pioneer and a passionate advocate for causes that she believed in. She was an outstanding individual who stood out amongst her peers," Denise Richardello said to an audience of over 100 people at the Berkshire Hills Country Club on April 25th of last year, I am so proud to be . The post Honoring Volunteerism with the Esther Quinn Award appeared first on 1Berkshire.
Feb 19 2:26PM Berkshire1Berkshire.com

President's Day
The library will closed on Monday, February 19th, for Presidents Day . The post Presidents Day appeared first on David & Joyce Milne Public Library.
Feb 16 11:02AM Events-MilneLibrary

Death
By Mickey Friedman February 8, 2018 Perhaps because my beginning was so profoundly touched by death - the grave illness and death of my younger brother Jonathan before I was three - and the deep grief of my parents, IRead more
Feb 8 2:49PM BerkshireRedCrowNews