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News and events in South Berkshire, Mass.

'Long Shot': Proves a Winning Bet
By Michael S. Goldberger, iBerkshires Film Critic
03:36PM / Thursday, May 09, 2019
I'm giving director Jonathan Levine's "Long Shot" a three, even though by most of my film-criticizing parameters (pace, creativity, screenplay, blah, blah, blah) it rates a 2.5. But hey, it's such a convivial and much needed feel-good movie that I'm figuring why be a piker? It's not like I have to pay Microsoft a vig depending on how many popcorns I allot the film in question, although that day may indeed be coming.   Pulling no punches in its hardly veiled muckrake of the current four-flushers down in Foggy Bottom, this delightfully quixotic confection, heir to the screwball comedies directors Frank Capra and Preston Sturges buoyed Depression Era


Why Should Recent Graduates Care About Retirement Planning?
Submitted by Edward Jones,
10:41AM / Wednesday, May 08, 2019

If you've graduated from college in the past year or so and started your first job, you're no doubt learning a lot about establishing yourself as an adult and being responsible for your own finances. So thoughts of your retirement are probably far away. And yet you have several good reasons to invest in your 401(k) or similar employer-sponsored retirement plan.

First of all, by contributing to your 401(k), you can get into the habit of regular investing. And since you invest in your 401(k) through regular payroll deductions, it's an easy way to invest.

Furthermore, your 401(k) or similar plan is an excellent retirement-savings vehicle. You generally contribute pre-tax dollars


Health Matters: Four Quick Tips to Protect Against Anaplasmosis
By Marie J. George,
09:16PM / Tuesday, May 07, 2019

For those who don't work in health care, the disease anaplasmosis sounds made up. In reality, it's the second most common tick-borne illness affecting our region. 

Like Lyme disease, the most common one, it is caused by bacteria carried by the blacklegged tick. According to the Vermont Department of Health, Vermont has the highest annual incidence of anaplasmosis nationwide.

You can get anaplasmosis, Lyme disease, as well as a handful of less common tick-borne diseases from the same bite. Because of the tick life cycle, the number of tick bites peaks in May and June and again in late October and November. 

Here are some quick tips to protect you against anaplasmosis and

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U.S. Open Local Qualifier Held at Berkshire Hills Sports,
02:58PM / Tuesday, May 07, 2019
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Rutland, Vt.'s, Jared Nelson and Dartmouth's, Mark Purrington Tuesday earned a spot in the U.S. Open Sectional Qualifying Tournament with their performances at the local qualifier at Berkshire Hills Country Club.   The two tied for first in the one-round event at 3-under-par 69 to earn the two berths at stake in the June 3 sectional in Purchase, N.Y.   Another Vermonter, Killington's Garren Poirier, finished just out of the money in third place at 2-under 70, the only other red number on the leaderboard.   Poirier, like Nelson, is an amateur.   Nelson made the turn at even par but started the back nine strong with birdies on the


North Adams Weekend Festival Features Music, Art and Wellness
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
03:59AM / Monday, May 06, 2019

Danielle Klebes is painting 'Outdoor Recreation' on the back of Tres Ninos.  NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The O-Positive Festival is set to kick off on Friday with two days of music, performance, art and health care.    "O-Positive is a cultural and wellness organization that supports the health of underinsured artists musicians," explained Ashley Strazzinski, artistic director, to the Public Arts Commission last week. "So artists will paint murals and host workshops, have different happenings and musicians will perform in exchange for wellness services at a clinic at Mass MoCA. There's going to be a health-care expo that's tied in with the


Rousseau Wins 18th Annual LeClair Race Sports,
01:16PM / Sunday, May 05, 2019
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Brandon Rousseau won the 18th annual Jocelyn E. LeClair Memorial Scholarship Race on Sunday at Windsor Lake.   Rousseau covered the 5-kilometer course in 21 minutes, 4 seconds, nearly a minute ahead of the field.   The runner up — and first woman across the line — was April Varellas, who finished in 22:00.   A small but hearty contingent of runners participated in the event, and though the skies threatened rain, the weather held off for the event, which raises scholarship money for students at Drury High School and Hoosac Valley Regional High School plus the YMCA’s summer camps and the ROPES camp.   The JEL was started nearly


@theMarket: New Highs Beget New Highs
By Bill Schmick,
05:00PM / Friday, May 03, 2019
Some people believe we are in a "melt-up." It is where the simple weight of money pouring into the U.S. stock market continues to carry stocks ever higher. Whether that qualifies as an investment thesis, or simply a lame excuse to justify record highs, it matters little to the bulls.   It is true that this past week, we actually witnessed a rare event — a two-day, 50-point drop in the S&P 500 Index — before stocks recovered.  But good news on Friday morning (job gains in the economy came in at 236,000) cheered investors. It was largely a goldilocks report where wage gains (considered inflationary) were flat for the month, bringing the the average hourly


New Director of Development Joins Jacob's Pillow
12:30PM / Friday, May 03, 2019

BECKET, Mass. — Ina Clark has joined Jacob's Pillow as director of development.

Jacob's Pillow is a National Historic Landmark, a National Medal of the Arts recipient, home to America's longest running dance festival, and has recently expanded to become a year-round center for dance research and development.

"I am excited to announce that a development executive as experienced as Ina Clark will be joining Jacob's Pillow," Jacob's Pillow Director Pamela Tatge said. "Her passion for dance is palpable and I so look forward to having her join the excellent development team that's already in place and to working with her to evolve the Pillow's


Berkshire United Way Names New CEO
12:22PM / Friday, May 03, 2019

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Berkshire United Way has announced that Candace Winkler will replace outgoing CEO and Executive Director Kristine Hazzard.

Winkler comes to BUW from Santa Barbara. She will overlap with Hazzard for a month, and, after wrapping up things in California, will begin her full-time solo tenure in Pittsfield on July 1.

"We were looking for someone who had a passion for the health of communities and who we thought could really get to know and support the many agencies that work so hard in the county. We also wanted someone who we thought could have the vision for the Berkshire United Way could be in the future and who could support the board and staff as we


BFAIR Names New Director of Quality Compliance
11:54AM / Friday, May 03, 2019

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Erin Shea has been promoted to the director of Quality Compliance at BFAIR (Berkshire Family And Individual Resources).

Shea holds a bachelor's in social work from Our Lady of Elm's College and is a licensed social worker with more than 15 years of progressive experience supporting elders and individuals with disabilities and their families. She began her career at United Cerebral Palsy of the Berkshires and as a social worker with Berkshire Health Care Systems.  

Over the past 10 years, she has assumed a variety of roles at BFAIR, one as the assistant director of the Day Habilitation Center.

In 2014, the BFAIR Homecare program was developed and


WAM Announces Expansion of Theater Leadership
11:45AM / Friday, May 03, 2019

LENOX, Mass. — WAM Theatre announces the addition of two new members to the WAM Leadership Team as a long-time team member Gwendolyn Tunnicliffe moves on.  

"All of us at WAM will miss Gwen dearly. Her contributions to WAM in her four years with us have been immense and she is adored by our WAMily,” Producing Artistic Director Kristen van Ginhoven explained. “We wish her well on her new life chapter and are excited to have hired long-time WAM artist Lia Russell-Self as our new associate producing director and newcomer to WAM, Kristen Perlman, as our new philanthropy manager. We look forward to following Gwendolyn's new adventures and to welcoming Lia and


Biz Briefs: Lenox Fit Owner Named Woman Small Business Owner of the Year
11:16AM / Friday, May 03, 2019
Lenox Fit honor

The Small Business Administration has named Lenox Fit Inc. and owner Suzanne Merritt the 2019 Woman Small Business Owner of the Year for Massachusetts. Lenox Fit earned the recognition for increasing economic development and job creation in the Berkshires region.  Lenox Fit is a multi-dimensional fitness and wellness facility that serves Berkshire County region.  The customers range from rehab/post rehab from physical therapy, to advanced athletes and fitness enthusiasts of every level.  

"It is an honor to recognize Suzanne Merritt for being an amazing entrepreneur and overcoming adversity both personally and in business along her path to the


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