Thursday July 26, 2012

Pittsfield: Krupski joins Berkshire Bank

Berkshire Bank's Greenpark Mortgage Division has added Jessica Krupski as the bank's newest mortgage originator specializing in reverse mortgages.

In her new role, Krupski will focus exclusively on working with older adults to explore the benefits of reversed mortgages, develop the new reverse mortgage business and educate consumer and the real estate community about Berkshire's offering. Her focus will be on Berkshire Bank's branches in Berkshire County, the Pioneer Valley and Connecticut markets.

Krupski has 10 years of experience in the reverse mortgage business, having previously serving with Financial Freedom, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage and MetLife Home Loans.

A Berkshire County resident for almost 40 years, Krupski resides in Sheffield with her husband Robert and a variety of rescue animals.

Lenox: Sunday open house at Zaanti Yoga

Zaanti Yoga Studio at 449 Pittsfield Road will be holding an open house from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday to highlight its newly expanded space.

Owner Cathy Salvini recently added a second room so that two classes can take place at the same time, and a massage room which connects the two spaces.

Information: (413) 496-YOGA

Sheffield: Arts residency applications available

The Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation has set Wednesday, Aug. 1 as the application deadline for the Amy Clampitt Residency Program.

The Amy Clampitt Fund seeks to benefit poetry and the literary arts by converting Clampitt's prior residence near Lenox into a facility that provides a place to foster the study and promotion of poetry and/or a poet in residence through 6-to-12 month residencies.

Clampitt, a poet, wrote prolifically from her cottage until her death in September 1994. The Amy Clampitt Fund was established in 2001 by Clampitt's late husband Harold Korn to benefit poetry and the literary arts, and is managed by Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation.

The participants for the Amy Clampitt Residency are chosen through a competitive application process. Applications are available at www.berkshiretaconic.org/grantseekers and more information can also be found on www.amyclampitt.org.