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Things to Do in the Berkshires for Families and Kids featuring Activities, Events and More, Berkshire County, Western Massachusetts

Renaissance Mom: Staying sane in the summer with kids — it ain’t easy!

  I feel as if life is spinning out of control. My children need to be driven here there and everywhere; the workload keeps piling up; the laundry fairiesI keep praying for haven’t arrived to save me from the unwashed, unfolded, unkempt piles of clothes lying throughout the house; and there is this strange everyday occurrence here(…)

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Tips from a School Nurse: Concussions in Children

Children love engaging in sports, riding bikes, and playing on the playground, but unfortunately sometimes children sustain a concussion as a result of these activities. According to the CDC, Center for Disease Control, a concussion is a brain injury that significantly alters the way the brain normally functions. A concussion can occur after a bump,(…)

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BFF Feature: Children’s consignment shopping in the Berkshires

THE BERKSHIRES — Stepping into Kidding Around Consignment, surrounded by colorful toys, name-brand children’s clothing, favorite book titles and a selection of must-have baby item is much like stepping into a high-end children’s boutique — only better. The inventory is nearly half those high-end stores’ prices. “All my life I’ve loved shopping secondhand — tag(…)

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Kids celebrate the arrival of spring at Whitney’s Farm Market [PHOTO GALLERY]

CHESHIRE — Prior to the snow this week, we had the first inkling of spring as evidenced by the families we saw enjoying the petting zoo and play structures at Whitney’s Farm in Cheshire last week. I was glad I had my iPhone handy so that I could snap these kids being, well, kids.

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Craft Corner: Homemade Watercolors

Craft Corner: Homemade Watercolors

Your children will love getting to paint with watercolors that you made right at home this spring. Kids can mix and match to make their paints in any color they can imagine, while you can rest easy knowing these paints are made from ingredients straight out of the pantry! This activity uses math, literacy, science(…)

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Money Matters: Greylock Federal Credit Union kicks off its annual Youth Week of free activities April 19

THE BERKSHIRES —  Greylock Federal Credit Union will be celebrating youth in April by encouraging kids to set up savings accounts and learn how to manage money during youth week, set for April 19 through 26. This year’s theme, Catch the Save Wave, harnesses the excitement for beaches, sand and surfing to show young members(…)

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MCLA annual Day of Service to take place Saturday, April 12

NORTH ADAMS — Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA), the North Adams Chamber of Commerce and the City of North Adams will hold their 22nd Annual Community Day of Service this, Saturday, April 12. For more than 20 years, MCLA and the local community have come together to clean up and improve our community. The scope and(…)

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Teen summer employment opportunities with the Pittsfield Suns

PITTSFIELD — The Pittsfield Suns are now accepting applications for 2014 Summer Employment positions online at pittsfieldsuns.com. The Suns are currently seeking hardworking and dedicated individuals who are committed to customer service and enhancing the game day experience at Wahconah Park this summer. Available positions include, stadium usher, front gate, food and beverage, merchandise and(…)

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From the Editor: Trying something new this spring

From the Editor: Trying something new this spring

THE BERKSHIRES — I feel like I need to clear things up a little bit, because there has been a little confusion about all that Berkshire Family Focus has to offer. Some of you follow us on Facebook, but don’t know we are a full-service site with so much more than just what we post(…)

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