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Watch What You Eat to Avoid ER This Thanksgiving
02:58PM / Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — According to Dee Dee Rintoul, director of the Emergency Department at Fairview Hospital in Great Barrington, the most common reason for Thanksgiving ER visits are indigestion and gall bladder issues from all the rich food.

So Deb Coons and Robert Hoechster, who run Fairview's Operation Better Start and Mindfulness Based Eating Programs, have offered five ways to avoid indigestion and those unwanted extra pounds this holiday season:

1. Only eat when you are hungry. If you’re not physically hungry, consider if you feel like eating social reasons. If it’s because you’re stressed, skip the treat and try venting to a friend.

2. Stop when

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MLK Jr. Day Committee Seeks Nominations for 2015 Peacemaker Award
02:06PM / Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The MLK Jr. Day Committee is looking for nominations for the 2015 Peacemaker Award.

The Peacemaker Award is given annually to an individual or group in Northern Berkshire. The award, which originated as part of the local celebration of the life and work of Martin Luther King Jr., is made to persons who have contributed substantially to peace in our region.

In general, the Peacemaker Award recognizes persons who have a history of working with people and/or neighborhoods and communities to provide for greater tolerance, understanding, and caring. While the award may be made to a person or group well known in the region, those making nominations are particularly

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Feeding the hungry
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Williamstown Community Preschool Installs New Signage
by Billsville 02:46PM / Tuesday, February 26, 2013


WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Williamstown Community Preschool began sprucing up its new home by hiring local sign maker Lindsay Neathawk,

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2014 Bazaars & Craft Fairs
01:01PM / Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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The craft fair and bazaar listings will be updated regularly through the fall. Send information to info@iberkshires.com.

 

Saturday, Nov. 15

Zion Lutheran Church of Pittsfield will host its annual Holiday Bazaar & Tag Sale from 9 to 2 at the church, 74 First St., Pittsfield. Parking is available in the public lot across the street. Includes tag sale items, craft vendors, raffles, baked goods and a cookie walk. Lunch served from 11 to 2.

Sweetwood of Williamstown's annual craft fair runs 10 to 3 in the auditorium. Local crafters will be featured selling photographs and note-cards, maple syrup, cream and candy, bee products, jewelry, wreaths and more. Sweetwood is located at

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Williamstown Looks into Signage to Boost Safety on Bee Hill Road
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
03:57AM / Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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The Selectmen hold up town flag submissions for the folks watching on television at home.

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Board of Selectmen on Monday directed town officials to install new signage to help increase traffic safety on Bee Hill Road.

The board addressed the South Williamstown road in response to a concern raised by a resident about the danger to pedestrians posed by vehicles using Bee Hill as a "shortcut" between the Mohawk Trail (Route 2) and Cold Spring Road (Route 7).

Selectmen Andrew Hogeland asked that the issue be put on the agenda for Monday's meeting, and the board's two longest serving selectmen both noted that the issue is not new.

Town

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Mammography Screenings Resume in North Berkshire
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
12:11AM / Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Deb Corkins explains how the new GE Essential mammography machine works on Monday. BMC restarted mammogram screenings at its Northern Berkshire Campus.

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — It didn't take long for women to learn they could get mammography screenings in North County.

The new GE Essentials machine went online Monday. It's booked out well into January.

Mammography in the restored imaging department doesn't officially open until Monday, Dec. 1, but word of mouth and doctor's referrals were enough to get the "soft launch" of the new equipment up and running this week and begin filling up the Monday through Friday schedule.

Some of the traffic is regular,

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PopCares Selling Christmas Trees Starting Nov. 29
10:28PM / Monday, November 24, 2014
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PopCares Inc. will begin its third annual Christmas Tree sale starting Saturday, Nov. 29, at Berkshire County Construction on Ashland Street.

All proceeds will benefit local people battling cancer.

The sale will be Saturday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 30, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Thursday, Dec. 4, from 5:30 to 8 p.m.; Friday, Dec 5, from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

The sale will continue until all the trees have been sold.

PopCares is an all volunteer nonprofit dedicated to helping Northern Berkshire cancer patients and their caregivers. For more information, call 413- 281-1094 or visit popcares.org.

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Berkshire Arts & Tech School Celebrates Successes
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
04:26PM / Monday, November 24, 2014
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Juniors Noah Chicoine and James Morandi spoke about how the charter school had helped them achieve academically.

ADAMS, Mass. — At BArT, the growth on the outside is only the tip of the iceberg.

The Berkshire Arts and Technology Charter Public School is understandably excited about the building expansion that will give the 10-year-old Grades 6-12 school a dedicated gymnasium, cafeteria and auditorium.

But the new infrastructure is just a means to an end.

The growth that matters is seen in student body. And that is the expansion the school celebrated on Friday morning at its fifth annual Fall Breakfast.

"We've had many years of very high growth levels," Principal

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Holiday Farmers Market Freshens Up Williamstown
By Rebecca Dravis, iberkshires Staff
09:48AM / Monday, November 24, 2014
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The annual Berkshire Grown Holiday Market was held Sunday at Towne Field House; it returns to Wiliamstown on Sunday, Dec. 14, and Great Barrington on Saturday, Dec. 13. See more photos here.

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The calendar says November, but it felt a little bit like summer inside the Towne Field House at Williams College on Sunday.

More than 50 vendors filled the gym with fresh produce and other homemade and handmade items at the sixth annual Berkshire Grown Holidays Farmers Market. The market was in Great Barrington on Saturday and Williamstown on Sunday in advance of Thanksgiving; next month, it will again be in Great Barrington on Saturday, Dec. 13, and Williamstown on

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Williamstown Housing Trust Asked to Help With Cable Mills Bond
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
01:20AM / Monday, November 24, 2014
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The Community Preservation Committee is asking to borrow back $200,000 awarded to the Affordable Housing Trust to help meet its obligations to the Cable Mills project that finally began construction.

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Two members of the Community Preservation Committee have asked the Affordable Housing Trust to consider returning some money — at least temporarily.

Philip McKnight and Jeffrey Thomas last Tuesday asked the board of the trust to help reduce the debt the town will need to incur to meet its obligation to the Cable Mills renovation project.

Back in 2007, the town committed about $1.5 million in current or future Community Preservation Act funds toward what is

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New Clark Exhibit Marries Contemporary, Traditional Art
By Rebecca Dravis, iberkshires Staff
10:54PM / Saturday, November 22, 2014
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The Clark's senior curator, Richard Rand, speaks about Ellsworth Kelly's 'Tableau Vert,' a 1952 oil on wood that was inspired by a visit to the studio of French Impressionist painter Claude Monet. A new exhibit ties the French and American artists together.

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Clark Art Institute has been dipping a toe into contemporary art over the last few years. With the new exhibit "Monet | Kelly," the museum's entire foot is now officially submerged.

"Monet | Kelly," which opens to the public Sunday, Nov. 23, and runs through Feb. 15, features the work of American artist Ellsworth Kelly, who is 91 years old and lives nearby in

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