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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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COLUMN: Teen to Teen — Celebrating a safe and sober prom in the Berkshires

COLUMN: Teen to Teen — Celebrating a safe and sober prom in the Berkshires

Editor’s Note: Prom season is in full gear and once again Berkshire Family Focus and the Pittsfield Prevention invite you to send #SafePromBerkshireCounty messages throughout all forms of social media to the remaining high school prom-goers throughout the next couple of weeks. Feel free to share the column below, written last year by Mt. Everett teen,(…)

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Social Media Messages for teens: #SafePromBerkshireCounty

Social Media Messages for teens: #SafePromBerkshireCounty

THE BERKSHIRES — Today Berkshire Family Focus and the Pittsfield Prevention Partnership are kicking off their #SafePromBerkshireCounty campaign to run through June 6, one day after the last high school prom in the Berkshires takes place. Although the Center for Disease Control reports that teen drunk driving is down by 54 percent since 1991, car(…)

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Berkshire Montessori School to hold spring auction April 5

LENOX DALE – The Montessori School of the Berkshires’ will host its annual Spring Auction to benefit the financial aid fund at the school. The event, “Havana Nights,” will take place at the Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre at Shakespeare & Company in Lenox on Saturday, April 5,  from 6 to 10 p.m.. The evening will(…)

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Berkshire County Head Start is now accepting applications for 2014-15 school year

THE BERKSHIRES — Berkshire County Head Start provides free preschool for eligible 3 and 4 year olds, and registration dates are set for this week: March 11, 1-3 p.m.: Muddy Brook Elementary School, 318 Monument Valley Road, Great Barrington. 413-644-0005. March 12, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.: Becket/Washington Elementary School, 12 Maple St., Becket. 413-623-6489. March 18, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.: Morningside(…)

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The Mount to hold e-publishing workshop for young writers in addition to its annual writing contest

LENOX —To strengthen its ties to the local community and to enhance its educational programming, Edith Wharton’s The Mount has expanded its student writing programs for the 2014 season. In addition to the annual Edith Wharton Writing Competition, which invites fiction and poetry submissions from high school students, The Mount will offer a four-week workshop(…)

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Happy Read Across America Day: Tips for raising a reader

It’s Read Across America Day with celebrations throughout the county, and to celebrate Berkshire Family Focus has a few tips courtesy of the National Education Association for raising a reader. Set a good example as a reader — let kids see you reading every day. Get a subscription to an age-appropriate magazine for your child(…)

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Steiner School fifth annual Student Science Fair set for Feb. 13

Steiner School fifth annual Student Science Fair set for Feb. 13

GREAT BARRINGTON — Great Barrington Rudolf Steiner School invites the community to the fifth annual Student Science Fair and Open House, Thursday, Feb. 13, at 7 p.m. in the school auditorium at 35 West Plain Road, Great Barrington. Independent science fair projects, in which students work with a mentor who has expertise in their area(…)

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Child Care of the Berkshires is looking to enroll children ages 2 to 3 for Central Berkshire Parent Child Home Program

Child Care of the Berkshires is looking to enroll children ages 2 to 3 for Central Berkshire Parent Child Home Program

  PITTSFIELD — Child Care of the Berkshires, Inc., is seeking families to enroll in this year’s and next year’s Central Berkshire Parent Child Home Program. The mission of Child Care of the Berkshires is to strengthen families through high quality child care, education, support services and advocacy. One way that is accomplished is through(…)

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BCC to launch new Kid Academy for the 2014 spring semester

PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Community College is launching a new Kid Academy geared toward providing youth with the opportunity to take classes and get a peek at what it’s like to take a course at BCC. The majority of the classes, which primarily take place on Saturdays and will begin later this month and in February,(…)

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