United Way Program to Provide Kindergarteners With Supplies

Excerpt from iBerkshires.com by Andy McKeever PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Every child entering kindergarten next year will have a backpack full of supplies. Berkshire Bank employees will be filling 1,200 backpacks with books, supplies, reading lists, and informational fliers as part of the Berkshire United Way’s day of caring. The literacy kits will be given out…


Cuban meal a hit at Christian Center

Excerpt from the Berkshire Eagle by Dick Lindsay, rlindsay@berkshireeagle.com Monthly ethnic meals offer special way to draw community together PITTSFIELD — The aroma from The Christian Center kitchen took Samantha Mathis back to south Florida. “When I came in here, it smelled so good, the pork and the chicken,” she said. Mathis and her two…

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2017 Downtown Spring Clean Up: Friday, May 5, 2017

To participate in the 2017 Downtown Spring Clean Up, please call 413-443-6501. Admit it – downtown Pittsfield is pretty good looking! But after a long and snowy winter, there’s bound to be some dirt behind our ears. So let’s get together and spiff ourselves up, because we’re expecting summer guests. The annual Downtown Spring Cleanup…


Planting a food forest: Proposal for Springside Park would help connect people to the land and to food

Excerpt from the Berkshire Eagle by Carrie Saldo For information on the program, visit https://seedsofchangegrant.com/GalleryDetail.aspx?id=3788 PITTSFIELD — An edible landscape, dappled with fruit, vegetables and nuts. That’s part of a vision for a food forest in Springside Park. A local permaculture design company has applied for a $25,000 grant to support the idea. Now through…


New CEO at Hancock Shaker Village shifts from contemporary art to living history

Excerpt from Berkshire Trade and Commerce By John Townes After two decades as a key member of the management staff at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA) in North Adams, Jennifer Trainer Thompson has joined Hancock Shaker Village as its president and CEO. Thompson succeeds Linda Steigleder, who announced her plans to resign…


Pittsfield Parks Commission to Host Community Input Session

The Pittsfield Parks Commission will be hosting a public meeting on Tuesday, March 21 for public input toward an update for the city’s Open Space and Recreation Plan. All residents interested in Pittsfield’s parks, open space, and recreation resources are encouraged to attend the meeting which will be held 7-8:30 p.m. in Council Chambers at…


Anteris launches customer-focused website

Excerpt from the Berkshire Eagle Anteris Solutions Inc., an information technology services provider, has completed an upgraded website with expanded customer support functionality, easier interaction and better information flow. The site incorporate a new look that was developed in collaboration with BUILT, the product design and brand development company that has worked with Nike. The…