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Mahaiwe receives support for community outreach and inclusion

By:Abigail Miglorie
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GREAT BARRINGTON—The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center recently received grants totally $114,000 in support of its 2019 community outreach and inclusion efforts. Funders include the Feigenbaum Foundation, the Town of Great Barrington’s Community Preservation Act program, Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation’s Arts Build Community initiative with funding from the ...

Opportunities abloom: Berkshire Botanical Garden acquires five more acres of land

By:Emily Thurlow
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STOCKBRIDGE — As an entity that flourishes on growth, Berkshire Botanical Garden is no stranger to development. But with a nearly 5-acre land acquisition, programming opportunities continue to sprout. Earlier this year, the garden purchased 4.8 acres of undeveloped fields and woodlands on the east side of West Stockbridge Road in Stockbridge from its longtime ...

Creative couple transforms old factory

By:Emily Thurlow
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By Emily ThurlowHOUSATONIC — It’s no longer curtains for a Park Street mill. Under the direction of wife and husband artists, Jamie and Asher Israelow, the former production facility for window treatment and home decor firm Housatonic Curtain Co. is in the process of becoming a shared creative workspace. After six decades, the curtain company […]

Lee biopharmaceutical company reaches staff of 100

By:Abigail Miglorie
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LEE — Berkshire Sterile Manufacturing recently achieved a new milestone of 100 employees. Based here, the biopharmaceutical firm was established in 2014 with a focus on contract manufacturing of sterile drugs in pre-clinical and clinical phases for companies in the pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device industries. Berkshire Sterile Manufacturing (BSM) began ...

Carr Hardware plans to open a store in Lenox Center

By:Abigail Miglorie
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LENOX — A Berkshire-based retailer is breathing new life in a longtime vacant space. Carr Hardware, which celebrated its 90th anniversary last year, announced that it plans to open its seventh location in The Center at Lenox, Located on Pittsfield Road. The Center is already home to several other businesses, including, Berkshire Bank, CVS, Marshalls, […]

Bidwell House announces season line-up

By:Abigail Miglorie
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MONTEREY — The Bidwell House Museum, the Berkshires’ early American history museum, announced its 2019 season program, featuring a series of events focused on life in the Berkshires and New England in the eighteenth century along with a Country Fair and two concerts. The museum will open for the season on Memorial Day and it […]

Plaza Package announces the Boozemobile.

By:Abigail Miglorie
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GREAT BARRINGTON - In an alcohol industry that’s constantly evolving, one local package store is rolling with the times. There’s no shortage of challenges facing independently-owned package stores, said Massachusetts Package Store Association Executive Director Rob Mellion. There’s the proliferation of cannabis stores and craft breweries, a statewide crackdown on ...