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Begun in June of 2012 by Berkshire County blogger, writer and mom Kelly Bevan McIlquham, Berkshire Family Focus is your one-stop source for family activities, events and more in the Berkshires of Massachusetts. From kid-friendly theater to family-focused museum exhibits, outdoor activities and more, we provide an up-to-date calendar of it all. Whether from the Berkshires or just visiting you are sure to find something to satisfy and entertain every member of your family in this online resource and guide. To have your event, business or family-friendly organization featured here, send press releases and detailed information to info@berkshirefamilyfocus.com.

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Registration is open for Pittsfield YMCA’s youth swim lessons to start Sept. 16

PITTSFIELD – The Pittsfield Family YMCA registration for its youth swim lessons in Central Berkshire County’s largest indoor swimming pool have begun. Lessons are for all boys and girls 6 months to 12 years old. Sessions run for seven weeks with half-hour lessons weekly. Classes will meet Sept. 16 through Nov. 1. Swim categories are(…)

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First day of school schedules for Berkshire County and beyond

THE BERKSHIRES — This Wednesday, Aug. 27, marks the first day of school for many area districts, while some students have one more week to relax and or/play in the beautiful Berkshires. Here is the list of first day of school schedules for Berkshire County school districts and districts in surrounding towns: Adams-Cheshire Regional School District: Tuesday,(…)

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North Berkshire early education programs and parenting classes gear up for the new school year

NORTHERN BERKSHIRE — The northern Berkshire Parent-Child Home Program is now enrolling children for the 2014-2015 school year, and the Family Resource Center and the Family Place are gearing up for another Parenting Journey Group kicking off in September. The details:  Parent-Child Home Program The program’s goal is to enhance the skills of children that(…)

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Summer reading prize winners at the Lee Library

Summer reading prize winners at the Lee Library

Note: We recently received this letter from Lee Library Librarian Rosemarie Borsody. If your name is on this list, be sure to stop by the library located at 100 Main St. in Lee to pick up your prize. Hi everyone! The SRP was a great success this year again because so many of you read(…)

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The Cummington Fair is set for Aug. 21-24 and we’ve got four tickets to give away

The Cummington Fair is set for Aug. 21-24 and we’ve got four tickets to give away

CUMMINGTON — The 146h Annual Cummington Fair is set to begin Thursday, Aug. 21, and run through Sunday, Aug. 24, at the fairgrounds located at 97 Fairgrounds Road in Cummington. Families will be treated to livestock demonstrations, truck pulls, tractor parades, crafts, carnival rides, music, food and more over the four day affair, and guess(…)

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74th annual Berkshire County Youth 4-H Fair to be held in Pittsfield on Saturday, Aug. 16

  PITTSFIELD — On Saturday, Aug. 16, Berkshire County 4-H will host its 72nd annual  Youth Fair at the Berkshire 4-H Fairgrounds in Pittsfield. The fair runs from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and will feature young 4-Hers ages 5-18 and their livestock, hall exhibits, horses, and more. There also will be ongoing games, entertainment, and food available.(…)

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Back-Packed For Success back-to-school events scheduled in North Berkshire County

Back-Packed For Success back-to-school events scheduled in North Berkshire County

NORTH ADAMS — The Family Place is hosting a back-to-school event for kids entering Pre-K through sixth grade at local northern Berkshire elementary schools. Students and their parents can get a free backpack filled with school supplies and meet their school principal. Tuesday, Aug. 12, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.: Gabriel Abbott Elementary School, 56 North(…)

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Helping a Berkshire County family with young children devastated by a house fire

PITTSFIELD — On June 5, Nik Davies had us laughing out loud with her column Loose Shoelaces about teaching her then 4-year-old granddaughter, Armoni, how to tie her shoes. Monday night, Aug. 4, tragedy struck and on Tuesday, Aug. 5, we received this group message from Nik via Facebook: “You may have heard about the house(…)

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Weekend Lowdown: Aug. 8-10

BERKSHIRES — There’s a saying that August is the Sunday of summer. And with one week behind us and only a few more until the kids head back to school, I hope everyone is enjoying all that the Berkshires has to offer in the summertime? I know I am. This has been one of my busiest(…)

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Healing Winds brings 9th annual Rock, Rattle & Drum Powwow to Adams

ADAMS —  It’s Pow wow time again! After nine years of celebratory dance, song, and drumming, this year’s ninth Annual Rock, Rattle & Drum Pow wow will explode in another weekend of American Indian music, dance, education, entertainment, arts and crafts vendors, and cultural festivities in Adams, Aug. 9 and 10. It will be fun for(…)

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