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information, services and advocacy for our members."
Southern Berkshire Towns: Alford, Egremont, Great Barrington, Monterey,
Mt. Washington, New Marlborough, Otis, Sandisfield & Sheffield
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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
In honor of Dark Skies Week and Earth Day, the Bushnell-Sage Library will present the movie The City Dark: A Search for Night on a Planet that Never Sleeps. This definitive film discusses the dangers of light pollution beyond our inability to see the stars; scientists now believe light pollution effects the health of many different organisms on Earth, including humans.
We will have a Q&A after the film with Judy Isacoff, science writer
for the Berkshire Edge and Harold Hastings, local astronomy
The May 5, 2018 Annual Town Meeting warrant is now available online: Click here to view. Hard copies will be mailed to all registered voter households next week.
Finance Committee Informational Meeting to review proposed FY19 budget will be held at 5:30pm on Tuesday, April 24th at town hall.
The Southern Berkshire Regional School District School Committee has scheduled one of their regular meetings to be held in Monterey. We are hoping that Monterey parents and families mark the date on their calendars, and plan to attend if possible. We have been requesting that the Committee reach out further to member towns, and this is a chance to be more visible in the workings of the district. Thursday, April 26th, 6:00 PM at the Monterey Community Center
Click here to check out energy efficiency rebates and programs through National Grid, you can make a move that benefits your budget and the environment
2018 Mini-site Collections: Saturday, May 5th, 8:30 - 11am at the Gt Barrington Recycling Center, Saturday, June 2nd at the Lenox Dept of Public Works and Wednesday, June 20th, 4 - 6:30pm at the Gt. Barrington Recycling Center. Acceptable materials: used motor oil, oil based paints, spray paint, turpentine, stains and thinners. Pre-registration is mandatory. Please call Thomas Jakubasz at 800-369-3333 x142 or via email at Thomas.firstname.lastname@example.org
Chair Yoga, Tuesdays at the Monterey Community Center 9 - 10am.
Cards & Games Club, Tuesdays at 1pm at the Community Center.
Berkshire Visiting Nurse Association wellness clinic at town hall, Thursday, May 10th, 2-3pm, no appointment necessary.
Council on Aging foot care clinic.~ Thursday, May 24th from 9-11:30 am at Town Hall.~ Call the COA at 413-528-1443 x247 for an appointment. Any age is welcome you do not have to be elderly or disabled. The cost is $25.
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
The MISSION of Rural Health Network is to develop and sustain an
adaptive network of community service providers that works to
improve the health and well-being of individuals and families in the South Berkshire community. The Rural Health Network is creating opportunities to improve provision and coordination of services so everyone in South Berkshire County has access to the resources they need.
A group of providers, including Fairview Hospital, CHP, East Mountain Medical, BCAC, Berkshire South, Berkshire Hills Regional School District, BMC Psychiatric Services, Berkshire VNA, Elder Services, Grace Church, Multicultural Bridge, RSYP and VIM have begun meeting.
We want to make sure all voices are heard and those who are interested have an opportunity to participate.
To that end, we are asking you to take 10 minutes to complete our on-line survey. If you provide us with your email, we will keep you informed of the results of the survey and any activities moving forward.
After 27 years of hard work our lead mare, Ramona, has let us know she is finally ready to retire. Health issues have made her slow down this winter. She has loved her job, but her old bones don't keep up with her spirit.
Ramona started Blue Rider Stables with us, arriving here as a 3 year old in 1991. She has become not only a mother here (Zepher and Bella), but also a true friend and hard task-master who taught over 1,000 riders of all ages. Romona still teaches kids about grooming and caring for a horse in their old age and, although she is not being ridden, she won't let us not pay attention to her - so...
Please feel free to schedule a visit to the barn to see Ramona, while she still here to share your love and appreciation. She would really enjoy that!
Share your stories and photos of this amazing horse, while she's still here to appreciate them!
River Walk Earth Day Clean-Up Sat. April 21st from 9am-2pm W.E.B. Du Bois River Park We need you! Pitch in and help clean up & restore the riverbanks along the Housatonic River. With your help we can open up River Walk for another wonderful season.
Please join us for the readings
of two new plays from the
Online: A Love Story in 140 Characters or Less by Jessica Provenz April 23rd at 7pm Great Hall at St. James Place
Tested by Michael Brady May 7th at 7pm Great Hall at St. James Place
It's that time of the year again...the Third Annual Greener Gateway Roadside Cleanup takes place April 28th (when it really will feel like spring). More people will be taking walks and summer visitors will soon be showing up. Although we've had severeal monthly cleanups over the past year, they're far from enough to clean up all the litter along our roads. Our Annual Cleanup is critical in helping Lee shine and demonstrating that we want our town to be clean and attractive -- welcoming and enjoyable.
If you're unsure about whether our annual cleanup is necessary, just take a look at what our team of volunteers collected last year and the year before.
On April 28th we'll meet at 9:00 a.m. at the Railroad Street gazebo (near the Post Office). We'll end between 11 and noon - with a group picture and some good food. You can bring your own gloves, but we've got everything you'll need - gloves, safety vests, bags, and pickup tools.
Tracing Native Histories on the Landscape
April 28 Before it officially opens for the season, join the Bidwell House Museum and guide Robert Hoogs on a new interpretive trail as you retrace the steps of the Native Americans-specifically the local Stockbridge Band of the Mohican Tribe-who lived and hunted in this area for thousands of years. As you explore the Native American presence that pre-dated early settler history-this was not the "howling wilderness" often portrayed-you can consider how Mohicans lived on this land for centuries before and after the English settlers. Sitting on 192 acres, this tour will show you some of the 4 miles of forest trails and stone walls on the Bidwell grounds. The walk begins at 10 a.m. and is FREE.
It is time to join us.....
Tasting Room Opening for 2018 Season
Saturday, May 5
Sunday, May 6
PLAN AHEAD: MOTHER'S DAY BRUNCH
SUNDAY, MAY 13
The Clark tradition returns with a gourmet Mother's Day brunch prepared by Chef Dan Hardy. The menu includes honey bourbon glazed ham, smoked salmon, quiche, french toast, bacon, breakfast potatoes, fresh fruit, yogurt with berries and granola, honey yeast rolls, honey apple cake, and assorted pastries. Mothers receive a special gift bag featuring raw honey from the Clark's bees.
Seating is at 10:30 am; brunch closes at 12 pm. Reservations are required. Click here to purchase tickets.
IT IS THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN!!
AND BILL RYAN
Monday, May 21, 2018
5:30 - 8:30
This year tickets may be purchased on line Go to www.constructinc.org click on MayFest RSVP to reserve your ticket
Tickets are $95.00
Tickets On Sale ~ May 1
$20 adults | $10 youth ages 4-18
By phone: (413) 274-6624
In person: Berkshire Pulse, 420 Park St, Housatonic