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Community Activities and Events for Families in the Berkshires, Berkshire County Massachusetts

Northern Berkshire Neighbors program of the NBCC seeks outreach volunteers

NORTH ADAMS — The Northern Berkshire Neighbors program of the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition is seeking community-minded individuals to take part in a free Community Outreach and Civic Engagement training program. Ideal participants must be committed to making positive change in the Northern Berkshires and learning how to assist residents in accessing available services. The Community(…)

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8th Annual Buddy Walk of the Berkshires set for Saturday, Oct. 4, in Dalton [Throwback Thursday]

8th Annual Buddy Walk of the Berkshires set for Saturday, Oct. 4, in Dalton [Throwback Thursday]

DALTON — We’re throwing it back here at Berkshire Family Focus today and reposting a a 2012 article written prior to the sixth annual Buddy Walk of the Berkshires. The ages of kids in this story may have changed, but their mission has not. You can be sure to see the Robb Family walking again at(…)

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4th Annual Berkshire “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” set for Thursday, Sept. 18

PITTSFIELD — At tomorrow”s, Sept. 18, Third Thursday event hundreds of men, women, and children will step off the curb at the corner of North Street and Park Square in Pittsfield to walk a one mile loop in women’s shoes, beginning at 6 p.m. The event will be Berkshire County’s fourth annual “Walk a Mile(…)

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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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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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