North Berkshire County

Family and Kid Friendly Activities, Events and Things to Do North Berkshire County in the Berkshires of Massachusetts

Weekend Lowdown: Oct. 31-Nov. 2

THE BERKSHIRES — This weekend’s lowdown is all about Halloween — trick-or-treat times, Halloween parties, library celebrations and more. And we’ve even thrown in a few non-Halloween shows, fundraisers and free family days. So here is your short and sweet BFF Picks for the weekend. Remember you can always find more family events and activities(…)

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NbCC’s UNITY program 2014-2015 teen programming has begun

NORTH ADAMS — Recently the UNITY Program of the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition announced its 2014-2015 youth development programs.The Northern Berkshire Community Coalition is dedicated to improving the quality of life for people in Northern Berkshire County, Massachusetts by organizing, supporting, and empowering the community. It places particular emphasis on strengthening neighborhoods and community life; preventing(…)

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Weekend Lowdown: Oct. 17-19

  THE BERKSHIRES — Fall illness has hit the Berkshire Family Focus headquarters — the McIlquham household. Coughing and sniffling is commonplace. Vicks rubs have become a part of our nighttime routine and over the counter medications help us get through the day. What would be wonderful? If one of our readers would send us their(…)

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Teen Read Week writing contest at the Milne Public Library kicks off today

WILLIAMSTOWN — Calling all teen writers in 7th through 12th grade: The Milne Public Library in Williamstown is seeking poems or short essays for a writing contest, to be held during this week’s Teen Read Week, Oct. 12-18. The theme is: “Turning Dreams Into Reality.” Submissions must be an original piece of work, and should be(…)

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Noelle’s Belles, a JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes team, is holding two fundraisers over Columbus Day weekend.

WILLIAMSTOWN AND NORTH ADAMS — The JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes raises funds for scientific research to better treat, prevent and ultimately cure type 1 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that occurs when the body’s immune system attacks and destroys insulin-producing cells in the pancreas. For this reason, people with type 1(…)

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Weekend Lowdown: Oct. 3-5

  THE BERKSHIRES — Happy first day of October. When I was in elementary school I remember a teacher telling our class that it was good luck to say “Rabbit, rabbit, rabbit” at the beginning of each month. Why? I never asked, but after a quick Google search last night I found that it’s an old(…)

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Berkshire Family Eats: Our family’s quest to find the perfect cider doughnut

Berkshire Family Eats: Our family’s quest to find the perfect cider doughnut

The doughnut war going on in Pittsfield has made me think of a different kind of doughnut contest: who has the best cider doughnut in the Berkshires? From an online poll, I determined the top five cider doughnut makers in the Berkshires are, in no particular order: Hilltop Orchards and Bartlett’s Orchards, both in Richmond,(…)

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Weekend Lowdown: Sept. 26-28

THE BERKSHIRES — Fall is the air and festivals fill up the calendar this weekend from North to South Berkshire County. Local businesses are gearing up for Halloween and there is spooky (and not so spooky) fun to be had in Hancock and Cheshire this weekend with the opening of Jiminy Peak’s 13 Nights and(…)

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UCP of Berkshire County offers fall programming for families

PITTSFIELD and NORTH ADAMS – United Cerebral Palsy of Berkshire County is offering free workshops to all families or persons interested in learning more about Emergency Preparedness, Individual Education Plan (IEP) for children with disabilities and 504 Plan information. These workshops are in conjunction with Family TIES of Massachusetts and the Federation of Children with(…)

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Weekend Lowdown: Sept. 19-21

THE BERKSHIRES — Fall is in the air  … you can feel it, smell it AND Berkshire area fall festivals have arrived. From weekend-long music, pumpkin and town festivals to movie nights, family hikes and football competitions, there is no lack of activity this weekend. Once again, it’s just figuring out which event to attend. Good luck(…)

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