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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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Pittsfield’s 3rd Thursdays returns for the season May 15

PITTSFIELD — Pittsfield’s 3rd Thursdays 2014 season kicks off its eighth season tomorrow, Thursday, May 15. Once again the streets and sidewalks of downtown Pittsfield will fill with live music, street performers, great shopping, outdoor dining, new art, and thousands of people. The award-winning free monthly downtown after-hours event attracts as many as 15,000 people(…)

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Bunny sightings and Easter Egg Hunts in the Berkshires

THE BERKSHIRES — There have been Easter Bunny sightings throughout the Berkshires in recent weeks, and we’ve got the scoop on where you can find him in the upcoming weeks. Check out our Easter-related events and Egg Hunts in the region below. Friday, April 11 10 a.m.-8 p.m.: Bunny Land at Berkshire Mall, visit with(…)

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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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Berkshire Family Focus seeks questions from parents for Ask Tom column

Berkshire Family Focus is looking for questions for our November “Ask Tom” feature in our monthly online magazine. This month’s question was about socializing a shy 4-year-old and how hard to push (see berkshirefamilyfocus.com/berkshire-family-focus-magazine/ask-tom/). Your name will not be published (confidentiality is important here), so just send your questions to us at info@berkshirefamilyfocus.com with “Ask(…)

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Have fun with science at August’s 3rd Thursday event

PITTSFIELD — Explore the universe and its secrets in Upstreet Pittsfield Thursday, Aug. 15, at this month’s 3rd Thursday event — the Berkshires’ largest free outdoor street festival. SABIC is sponsoring the most interactive 3rd Thursdays ever. Along with other community programming partners, SABIC will be bringing fun science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) experiments(…)

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North Adams’ Downstreet Art 2013 monthly series is family friendly and full of art, music and more

NORTH ADAMS — DownStreet Art, a series of downtown celebrations for the arts festival’’s summer season running monthly through October, is gearing up for July’s family-friendly Thursday evening event set for July 25, with highlights such as the giant rhinoceros mural created by 16 teen girls during the Clark Art Institute’s Teen Mural Workshop and Bang(…)

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This year’s Pittsfield Garden Tour offers plenty of fun for the entire family

PITTSFIELD — Flowers, fairy houses and more, are on the calendar this weekend during the Pittsfield Garden Tour planned for Saturday, July 20, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Sunday, July 21, from noon to 4 p.m. in Pittsfield. The Garden Tour’s mission is to recognize and celebrate the beauty of Pittsfield by organizing garden(…)

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Berkshire County Free Outdoor Summer 2013 Music Schedule

THE BERKSHIRES — Berkshire County outdoor summer music series have kicked into full gear, so grab your family, a blanket and some picnic fair and get to one of the FREE concerts scheduled below. Concerts in the Arboretum, Springside Park, 874 North St., Pittsfield: Tuesdays, 7 p.m. Housatonic Philharmonic (July 16); The Dixie Cats (July 23); Wintergreen(…)

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