"To promote business prosperity and a healthy community by providing
information, services and advocacy for our members."
Southern Berkshire Towns: Alford, Egremont, Great Barrington, Monterey,
Mt. Washington, New Marlborough, Otis, Sandisfield & Sheffield
*Every month we randomly draw member business names during the Business After Hours. Those members are then asked if they would like to be featured in the Business Spotlight. Featured members must submit requested information. We hope your business is drawn soon!
There is no bigger compliment
to us than when you refer a New Member! Did you know that when you refer a New Member you will receive a 10% savings on your Membership Renewal? Even better, did you know that you can
JOIN US IN WELCOMING EXTRA SPECIAL TEAS FOR A MAD HATTER TEA PARTY! WEAR A WACKY HAT, ENJOY TEAS AND BROWNIE BITES. WE'LL BE MAKING SOMETHING AND HAVING A LOVELY TIME. ALL ARE WELCOME, WHEEL CHAIR ACCESSIBLE.
The transfer station will be closed for Easter on Sunday, April 1st but will be open from 10am - 6pm on Monday, April 2nd.
Chair Yoga, Tuesdays at the Monterey Community Center 9 - 10am.
Cards & Games Club, Tuesdays at 1pm at the Community Center.
As always for a full calendar of events and closings please go to
www.montereyma.gov and click on "Meeting Calendar". If you have any comments or suggestions, please feel free to email them to me at
In February we submitted a OneStop funding application to the state for Bentley Apartments, the affordable housing component of 100 Bridge Street in Great Barrington. We were invited into the final round of applications by the MA Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) in December after submitting a pre-application. Receiving funding is the next step in developing Bentley Apartments which will provide affordable, efficient, quality housing to 45 households. It will also initiate the remediation of the entire 8-acre site. Thank you Berkshire Housing Development Corporation, MBL Consulting, Dietz Architects, Center for Ecological Technology, The Chazen Companies, and all of the other partners that helped advance our plans for Bentley Apartments to a stage that is truly competitive with other projects across the state.
NEW APPRENTICESHIPS ARE OPEN!
Railroad Street Apprenticeship Program has done it again - we've come up with even more opportunities for local youth age 14 - 25 to get hands-on experience in careers that are cool while having fun and making connections.
Starting In March and April, we're offering apprenticeships in Animal Care,Lifeguarding and a special "Snack Edition" of our popular Culinary Arts program.
Easter and Passover cross paths this year, and that means most of us will be celebrating around the table with our family and friends next weekend. What will be on the table? Will it be the Easter brunch you've been dreaming of all year? Matzoh ball soup? Will it be stacks of fresh, steamed asparagus, or hot cross buns? Whatever your holiday feast holds, we have everything you need to make the holiday delicious.
Spring Cleaning time is here
Do you want your living room to look like some of ours?
April 7 | Okwui Okpokwasili's Poor People's TV Room
Praised as a "standout in New York's crowded performance scene" (The New Yorker), Okwui Okpokwasili's work looks at the intersection of history and women's bodies, in collaboration with director and visual artist Peter Born. Simultaneously look backward and forward in this co-presentation at
MASS MoCA! Tickets start at $20
Taste the flavors of the world at
The Red Lion Inn with our new regional prix fixe menus, offered in addition to our regular menu. Beginning March 4th, try a new regional menu every two weeks. Executive Chef, Max Kiperman will be creating five delicious and unique menus, offered mid-week, Sunday through Thursday.
Korean (April 15-26) and Tuscan (April 29-May 10).
$35 prix fixe with wine pairing supplement (beer pairing supplement for Bavarian menu).
For dinner reservations, please call 413-298-5545
Chef Max Kiperman
BIFF will present environmental films throughout
the year beginning this April.
Sunday, April 15 at 3PM - A screening of A PLASTIC OCEAN with a panel discussion
Sunday, April 22 at 3PM - A screening of THE BULLISH FARMER with a panel
discussion immediately following.
More information about the special speakers and these events in the coming weeks, but
mark your calendars so you don't miss out!
This environmental series has been generously underwritten by Lillian Lennox & J. Gregory Whitehead.
ON VIEW NOW!
DRAWN TO GREATNESS
On view through April 22
"A must-see" -
Albany Times Union
"A magnificent showcase" -
The Boston Globe
"The sheer magnitude of works is stunning" -
The Daily Gazette
See Drawn to Greatness: Master Drawings from the Thaw Collection, the exhibition earning stellar critical reviews!
Click here to buy your tickets today.
Drawn to Greatness highlights 150 exceptional drawings from the Eugene V. Thaw Collection, considered one of the world's finest private collections of drawings. The works on view tell the story of the history of western art from the dawn of the Renaissance through the twentieth century.
Image: Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres and Charles Thévenin,
Odalisque with Slave (detail), 1839. Morgan Library & Museum, Thaw Collection, 2017.12