"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
GB Reads RBG:Ride the third wave, a celebration of feminism.Film & discussion for teens:
"She's Beautiful When She's Angry"
Saturday, April 14
1:45-4:15 Mason Library
Ruth Bader Ginsburg inspires discussion about Feminism.
We've invited teens from area schools for a discussion and to watch the movie. Facilitator: Pat Sharpe from Bard College at Simon's Rock. We'll provide pizza, popcorn and drinks!
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 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
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
Finance Committee Informational Meeting to review proposed FY19 budget will be held at 5:30pm on Tuesday, April 24th at town hall.
Annual Town Meeting is on Saturday, May 5th at 9:30am at the Monterey Firehouse. Warrants will be mailed and put on the town website the week of April 16th.
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, April 12th, 2-3pm, no appointment necessary.
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
Gallery315HOME's studio, recently relocated to Lakeville, CT., houses an ever changing array of exceptional finds for our discerning interior design clients, as well as for visitors to the studio. Whether antique or modern, each piece is carefully selected for its form and style. Visit us in person or on line!
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.
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.
Cyber Security Workshop
for Nonprofits &
Wednesday, April 18th
10 AM to NOON
at the BCC South County Center
343 Main Street, Great Barrington
The cost is $35
April 26, 2018 | 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
The Stationery Factory in Dalton
$50 for 1Berkshire Members
$60 for General Admission
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.
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