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It's showtime!: Berkshire high schools produce musicals, plays, more

03/24/2015 09:10 AM EDT
The Berkshire-area high school spring theater production season is well underway, featuring hundreds of talented teenage performers on stage as well as sharp "techies" maintaining everything behind the scenes. 
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The Forum: Morris, YMCA get NAEYC accreditation
03/24/2015 08:22 AM EDT - LENOX >> Morris Preschool and the Pittsfield Family YMCA Early Childhood Education program this month have earned accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children, the nation's leading organization of early childhood professionals. Full Story

Recess: Things to learn and do in the Berkshires for the week of March 24
03/24/2015 08:20 AM EDT - Meet ... BCC OPEN HOUSE >> Berkshire Community College will hold from 10 a. Full Story

Music In Our Schools Month: Pittsfield students band together in song
03/17/2015 10:55 AM EDT - PITTSFIELD — A simple invitation can speak volumes to the recipients, as demonstrated this past Friday morning. Full Story

Recess: What to do the week of March 17
03/17/2015 06:56 AM EDT - Meet ... POOL NIGHT >> Berkshire South Regional Community Center will host a youth pool party from 6 to 8 p. Full Story

The Forum: Mount Greylock junior makes, donates hats to help keep kids warm
03/17/2015 07:15 AM EDT - NORTH ADAMS >> A couple of years ago, Williamstown resident Petrea Mannello was ice skating at the Boys & Girls Club of Pittsfield and noticed how many kids seemed to lack warm winter clothing. Full Story

Waltzing with science: Teaching science through Jacob's Pillow dance curriculum
03/10/2015 10:19 AM EDT - GREAT BARRINGTON — When he retires at the end of the school year, Monument Mountain Regional High School teacher Dan Gray will be remembered as much for the contributions he made through his dancing shoes as he will be for the lessons he gave in the biology lab. Full Story

THE FORUM: Berkshire Robotics Challenge Slated for Saturday
03/10/2015 06:36 AM EDT - LENOX >> "FLL World Class — Learning Unleashed" is the theme for the 16th annual Berkshire Robotics Challenge, scheduled for this Saturday at the Duffin Theater at Lenox Memorial Middle and High School. Full Story

RECESS: What to do the week of March 10
03/10/2015 06:42 AM EDT - Meet ... MENTORING PROGRAM LAUNCH — Tonight at 6 p.m., interested community members are invited to attend an informational meeting at Morningside Community School, 100 Burbank St. Full Story

Financial Literacy: 'MoneyIsland' teaches Stearns fifth-graders about personal finance
03/03/2015 06:44 AM EST - PITTSFIELD - Kids and adults alike have money on their minds, but when it comes to navigating the seas of spending, saving, sharing and investment opportunities, it can be, for some people, unchartered waters. Full Story

Irvine Welsh, Joseph O'Neill up for comic-writing prize

LONDON (AP) — Scottish novelist Irvine Welsh and Irish-American author Joseph O'Neill are among the finalists for a comic-writing award whose prize includes a bottle of champagne and a pig. Full Story
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Angelina Jolie inspires Nickelodeon crowd

'Maleficent’ actress tells kids being different is a good thing, and it’s OK to cause a little trouble.