Sheffield: Travel fund awards $14,000 in grants
Seven young people and one nonprofit organization have received grants totaling $14,000 from the Alice and Richard Henriquez Fund/Youth World Awareness Program, which is a fund of the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation.
The program supports travel and humanitarian work in foreign countries by young people ages 14-22.
The Berkshire County residents who received grants are: Maggie Bouvier of Pittsfield; Harrison Dilthey of North Adams; Kiana Estime of Monterey; Jennifer Evans of Richmond; Kirsten Thorn and Curtis Kelley of Housatonic; and Hallie Walker of Williamstown.
The next deadline for the Alice and Richard Henriquez Fund/Youth World Awareness Program grant application is Feb. 1, 2014. Applications are available online at www.berkshiretaconic.org/grantseekers.
To donate to the Alice and Richard Henriquez Fund/Youth World Awareness Program, please visit www.berkshiretaconic.org/makeadonation.
Berkshires: Dial-A-Lawyer will offer free legal advice
Western Massachusetts residents can receive free legal advice on Tuesday through the Massachusetts Bar Association's semiannual Dial-A-Lawyer call-in program.
Volunteer lawyers from the MBA will field phone calls from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. from residents of Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden and Hampshire counties who have legal concerns or problems. The legal advice is provided at no charge.
The Dial-A-Lawyer phone number is (413) 782-1659. Normal telephone charges will apply.
Lee: Engineers set to give talk on solar electricity
The Berkshire Section of the Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers will conduct a presentation on solar electricity when it meets on Thursday, June 6 at the Cork ‘N Hearth Restaurant on Route 20.
Roger Manzolini, a power systems engineer at General Dynamics, and Cara Humphrey, a solar consultant at Astrum Solar, will present, "Photo-voltaic power for your home."
Cocktails take place at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 and then the presentation. The reservation deadline is Monday, June 3.
Prices for IEEE members and one guest, depending on the meal, are $20 and $22. Prices for nonmembers are $36 and $40 per person. Admission is free for those who don't eat dinner. Reservations: David Rueger, (413) 684-2475, or firstname.lastname@example.org.