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Creperie Opens in North Adams
By Jeannette Lambert, iBerkshires Intern
05:40PM / Thursday, May 14, 2015
Mary Redstone smooths out batter on a crepe-maker at Oh Crepe! on Main Street.

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Oh Crepe! is the newest, locally sourced and "walkable" food option on Main Street.

Even before Oh Crepe's official opening announcement on Sunday, owners Emily Schiavone and Ben Lamb were impressed at how much business was coming through the doors at 57 Main St.

The idea came to the two unexpectedly, Lamb said. After wanting to open a business for a number of years, and searching for something the two could be equally excited about, inspiration came in the form of crepes while visiting Martha's Vineyard.

The two discovered that almost anything can be done with

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'Mother, May I:' Summer Season in North Berkshire
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
03:58PM / Thursday, May 14, 2015
Williams College Museum of Art Director Tina Olsen, left, and Mass MoCA Director Joe Thompson listen to Williamstown Theatre Festival Artistic Director Mandy Greenfield. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Mother's Day was last weekend, but the maternal spirit will continue long into the summer at the region's cultural institutions.   One of the highlights of the season is the exhibition of "Whistler's Mother" at the Clark Art Institute. The 1871 icon by Massachusetts-born James McNeill Whistler is owned by France and appears this summer on the East Coast only at the South Street museum.   On Wednesday morning, the Clark hosted a second annual joint press event

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


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Lanesborough Elementary Asking Town To Help Fix Playground
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
12:57AM / Thursday, May 14, 2015
The preschool and kindergarten playground is open to the community. LANESBOROUGH, Mass. — The School Committee is going to ask the town to help with maintenance of the kindergarten playground.   Director of Pupil Services Kimberly Grady says the smaller of the two playgrounds at the Elementary School is under her purview but she has no budget to keep up with maintenance and replacing items damaged by the users.   "Right now things that have to be fixed comes out of my budget," Grady said.   She said she needs the playground to be up to snuff in order to receive her licensure to run the preschool program. Such things as the sanitization of the sandbox is

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Tickets Go On Sale May 20 For 'Full Tilt Boogie'
02:01PM / Wednesday, May 13, 2015

POWNAL, Vt. — "The Full Tilt Boogie" will kick off in rockin’ style as the first event this summer at Green Mountain Live on Saturday, Aug. 22.

Tickets go on sale May 20 at 9 a.m. through Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 or online.

Legendary Texas rockers ZZ Top and contemporary blues rock guitar slinger Gary Clark Jr. co-headline the festival, which also includes world-renowned and emerging artists Buddy Guy, Blackberry Smoke, The Marshall Tucker Band, Trigger Hippy, The Wood Brothers, Albert Lee, Girls Guns & Glory and many more.

Produced by TTM, UMT PRESENTS and Green Mountain Live, The Full Tilt Boogie is one full day and night of great artists sharing their

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Nobody Wants To Serve On Lanesborough School Committee
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
10:25AM / Wednesday, May 13, 2015
LANESBOROUGH, Mass. — Apparently only Chairwoman Regina DiLego is willing to serve on the School Committee.   The two other seats with her on the committee are up for election but no one took out nomination papers. The nominations to be placed on the annual election ballot were due Tuesday, leaving those seats to be filled by write-ins or future appointments.   Robert Barton, whose term doesn't expire until 2016,  said he is resigning from the committee and Jim Moriarty said he will not seek re-election. Whoever is appointed or elected via write-ins for Barton's seat will finish out the final year in his term before being back up for election. The other seat is

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Lanesborough Selectmen Vote To Short Mount Greylock Budget Request
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
03:41AM / Wednesday, May 13, 2015
School Committee members Richard Cohen and Carolyn Greene tried to convince the Board of Selectmen to fund the entire request. LANESBOROUGH, Mass. — The Board of Selectmen will not support Mount Greylock Regional School District's decision to add $42,100 back into the budget for late buses and team meetings.   The Selectmen voted to recommend an appropriation of $2,710,155, which is just short of $16,000 from the school's request. The assessment is $86,974, or 3.32 percent, over last year and is the figure Town Administrator Paul Sieloff built his budget around when presented at the public hearing.   The budget process started with Sieloff telling school

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O'Connor Elected to Williamstown Board of Selectmen
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
11:24PM / Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Anne O'Connor speaks with voters outside Williamstown Elementary School on Tuesday. O'Connor easily outpolled her competitors for a three-year term on the Board of Selectmen. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Anne O'Connor on Tuesday gained a new perspective on the job she spent the last few weeks trying to attain.   "One of the things that I became more and more aware of as I was greeting voters today and standing outside the polls is what a responsibility this is," O'Connor said after she was elected to the Board of Selectmen by an overwhelming majority on Tuesday evening. "I feel really honored that I've been selected by all these people who came

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Williamstown Tour Peeks Inside Historic Houses
By Phyllis McGuire, Special to iBerkshires
07:19PM / Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Pine Cobble School's Cluett House, built in 1900 as a summer retreat, is on this year's Historic House Tour.

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Get your comfortable walking shoes out.

The Williamstown Historical Museum's biennial Historic House Tour will held on Sunday, May 17, from 12:30 to 4:30. Docents from the WHM and the community will be stationed at each house.

The oldest of the seven houses featured in this year's House Tour was built by the Rev. Seth Swift in 1785. Swift, one of the original trustees of Williams College, was evidently well liked in the community. During his tenure as pastor of the church, the number of members increased from 63 to 273.

Referring to

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North Adams Planners Approve Shared Artisan Space
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
02:49PM / Tuesday, May 12, 2015
The former I Got Goodies (and the long-gone Saddleback) will become Maker's Mill, a shared creative working space for paper and fiber artists.

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — A new collaborative artist venture is expected to open on Main Street by the end of June.

The Maker's Mill, a textile and paper shared-creative space, was approved on Monday night by the Planning Board to open at 73 Main St., in the former I've Got Goodies chocolate shop, owned by Scarafoni & Associates.

"This will be the first maker space of its kind in North Berkshire County," Kate Barber, chairman of the nonprofit's board and a paper maker and printer, told planners. "It will be

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Williamstown Con Comm to Address Waubeeka Order on Thursday
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
01:59AM / Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Waubeeka owner Michael Deep and Megan Myers, a wetlands scientist at Guntlow & Associates, appear before the commission in April. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Conservation Commission at its Thursday meeting hopes to finalize an enforcement order against Waubeeka Golf Links requiring it to restore vegetation along the bank of the Green River.   At its last meeting on April 23, Waubeeka owner Michael Deep made his second straight appearance before the commission, this time bringing some preliminary plans to replace trees and shrubs clear cut along the river.   Commissioners expressed concern with the initial plan and decided to wait for input from Massachusetts Natural

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Neal Recognizes Mount Greylock Student Artist
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
03:24PM / Monday, May 11, 2015
Mount Greylock junior Anya Sheldon is recognized by U.S. Rep. Richard A. Neal for her artwork that will hang at the U.S. Capitol. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — A veteran of elections for more than 30 years, U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal knows a lot about the art of politics.   But it is not the only art he likes to talk about.   "Back in the worst days of the Great Depression, Franklin Roosevelt insisted that artists be paid," Neal recalled on Monday during a tour of Mount Greylock Regional School.   Neal was at the school to pay tribute to one of its own, junior Anya Sheldon, whose acrylic painting "Quiet Ferocity" is this year's winner of the

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Hutchinson Fellowships Awarded to Five Williams Seniors
12:56PM / Monday, May 11, 2015

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Williams College Office of Fellowships has awarded Hubbard Hutchinson Fellowships to five graduating seniors pursuing careers in the arts: Parmalier Arrington, Qadir Forbes, Madeline Gilmore, Veroneque Ignace, and Jasmine Thomasian.

The Hubbard Hutchinson Memorial Fellowship is a cash award established in 1940 that is granted to a member or members of the graduating class to support their continued work in the creative and performing arts. Prizes of $22,000 are awarded in the categories of writing, art, dance, theater, and music.

Arrington is a studio art major whose primary focus is sculpture with found materials. Arrington hails from Wilson, N.C., but

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