Sunday November 11, 2012

Berkshires:
Manufacturing-career
grants being offered

MassDevelopment is accepting applications for matching grants to eligible organizations that will create innovative programs to educate students and the adults in their lives about career options in advanced manufacturing.

Eligible applicants must be Massachusetts-based nonpro fit organizations that work with students between the ages of 10 and 19. The application deadline is Thursday. The grant awards will be made around Dec. 15.

Lee:
Kolodziej is named
Sanitarian of Year

Peter Kolodziej, the former director of the Tri-Town Health Dept. in Lee, has been named Sanitarian of the Year by the Massachusetts Environmental Health Asso.

He was presented with the Robert Perriello Memorial Award for Excellence in the field of environmental health by the Region 9 affiliate of the National Environmental Health Association during its annual Yankee Conference that was held in Groton, Conn.

A resident of Leeds, Kolod ziej retired from Tri-Town in 2011 after 37 years of service. He currently serves as the part-time health agent for the towns of Monterey and Otis.

Berkshires:
Big Y aids Red Cross
in Sandy victims relief

The American Red Cross is mounting a relief response to the victims of Hurricane Sandy with help from Big Y Foods Inc.

Big Y customers and employees can donate to American Red Cross Disaster relief at all Big Y locations in both Massachusetts and Connecticut through Saturday. In Berkshire County, Big Y operates supermarkets in Adams, Great Barrington, Lee, North Adams and Pittsfield.

For more information, go to redcross.org, or join Big Y’s blog at http://blog.redcross .org.