North Berkshire County

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

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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Weekend Lowdown: Sept. 12-14

THE BERKSHIRES — For many, New Years is the time to regroup, refresh, make resolutions and get your life together. My new year always begins in September, when the kids are back to school and I can take a breath, reorganize my house, my schedule and get the kids back on track — with homework, sports, chores(…)

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Weekend Lowdown: Aug. 22-24

BERKSHIRES- Greetings! I am sure everyone is trying to thoughtfully schedule every last fun-filled event in their planners that the Berkshires has to offer this summer. Last week was quite enjoyable for me because I went to the Eleanor Sonsini shelter in Pittsfield for my BFF pet column and was there at the perfect time to see(…)

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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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Weekend Lowdown: Aug. 15-17

BERKSHIRES — Even though the homework load and long school days will be here in a blink of an eye, the school bell has not rung yet. Enjoy the August air, carefree nights and time with family and friends until then. The events in the Berkshires are always pleasurable and ongoing and there are plenty of plays,(…)

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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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Northern Berkshire celebrates National Night Out Aug. 5

NORTH ADAMS — On Tuesday, August 5, neighborhoods throughout North Adams and Adams will join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the “31st Annual National Night Out” crime and drug prevention event. National Night Out, is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch and co-sponsored by Northern Berkshire Community Coalition’s (nbCC) programs, Northern Berkshire(…)

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