"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
Margherita is a Sheffield native and loves to capture local moments on camera. Her photos will be on display at the library for the month of February. This show is dedicated to her loving and supportive mother who passed away in 2017.
Don't forget to like our page on Facebook "Town of Monterey Town Hall"
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, February 8th, 2-3pm, no appointment necessary.
Council on Aging foot care clinic with Jane Kelley, R.N.~ Thursday, March 8th 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
Business in a slump? Don't let sleeping dogs lie! Join the Chamber of Commerce today for
Targeted to nonprofits, the businesses that support them, foundations, grant makers, individual philanthropists, board members, volunteers, donors, and anyone interested in Berkshire nonprofits, Connections features nonprofit profiles, columnists, photographs, and practical information.
Big Beautiful Burly Maple!
We have just added to inventory some gorgeous Big Leaf Maple slabs.
Most of these slabs have beautiful burl figure throughout! Big Leaf Maple is a favorite with furniture makers because it is the largest of any maple in
North America and often can be found with intense figure. These slabs
make truly unique and stunning pieces of furniture.
Gallery315HOME sources exceptional pieces for our interior
design clients in Northwest CT, Western Massachusetts and
New York. Take this opportunity to explore our unique inventory
at our new Lakeville location or online at our new website.
Thank you to
Fairview Commons for hosting our first Networking Before Nine event of 2018!
News and Events from our Members!
Thursday February 1st
Saturday February 3rd
Ward's February Workshop
Make a Gift Terrarium
Saturday Feb. 3, 10 a.m.
with Nancy Hall, Ward's Greenhouse Staff at Ward's Nursery
600 Main St.
Get instruction on how to plan and plant your own miniature garden for yourself or as a gift. Ward's provides the plants, soil, and layering material. You supply a large 1 to 5 gallon, wide-mouth, clear glass jar to fill. Kids 10 and older can do one with an adult helper! Participants may wish to supply their own gloves.
This workshop sells out regularly so please pre-register EARLY!
Fee of $20 per project due by start of class.
DRAWN TO GREATNESS
OPENS THIS WEEKEND!
Image: Théodore Géricault, Portrait of Mustapha (detail), 1818-19. Watercolor and graphite on paper. Morgan Library & Museum, Thaw Collection, 2017.93
DRAWN TO GREATNESS: MASTER DRAWINGS FROM THE THAW COLLECTION
OPENS SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3
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 selection of works on view encompasses five centuries-from the dawn of the Renaissance through the twentieth century-with examples of Rococo elegance, Neoclassical rigor, Romantic imagination, Impressionist experimentation, and a radically new formal vocabulary for the twentieth century.
These drawings show artists thinking through ideas, poking fun at contemporary society, implementing new techniques, and expanding into new markets. They chronicle evolving styles and media, and together not only tell the story of visionary collectors, but also illustrate the shifting role of drawing over time.
At 3 pm, join exhibition curator Jay A. Clarke in the auditorium for the opening lecture, "Drawing and Experimentation from Van Gogh to Pollock." Clarke addresses the liberation of drawing between the 1880s and the 1950s, considering how the very practice of drawing encouraged artists to grapple with changing modern forms and their markets as they worked in line, wash, and collage.
Part of The City of Pittsfield's
10x10 Upstreet Arts Festival, Le Patin Libre brings their work Vertical Influences
-which draws influence from hip-hop, b-boying, dance theater, and ice-skating-to the Boys & Girls Club of the Berkshires in Pittsfield. Join us for a night you'll never forget! | Tickets $25; $10 Youth; On Sale Now
The first 50 visitors to the market who bring along a first-time
shopper will receive $10 to spend at the market! These market
bucks help support local food and farms by increasing sales