Pittsfield: Program sells $55K worth of tickets
The Berkshire Visitors Bureau sold 4,400 tickets for 13 regional performing arts venues this summer through its Berkshire 1/2 TIX Program.
The program, which sells tickets at half price, sold $55,000 worth of tickets for area performing arts venues. The Berkshire Visitors Bureau receives a processing fee from each ticket sold.
Since its inception in 2001, the program has brought in over $3 million in additional revenue to the venues who participate and provides a special service to residents, second-home owners and regular visitors to the area.
Outside of Boston, the Berkshires is the only other area in Massachusetts to offer this program. The Berkshire Visitors Bureau became involved in the program in 2003.
Pittsfield: Selke Cos. pledge $10K to Girls Inc.
The Annie Selke Cos. have pledged $10,000 to Girls Inc. of the Berkshires in support of the organization's Go Girl Program Campaign.
The Go Girl campaign was launched to create a fund to ensure that girls throughout Berkshire County would continue to receive research-based prevention programs that encourage them to master physical, intellectual and emotional challenges.
"I am a home-grown Berkshire ‘girl,' and there is nothing closer to my heart than helping young Berkshire women," Selke said.
Girls Inc. has raised nearly half of its $1 million goal.
"Girls Inc. is overjoyed to have the commitment of the Annie Selke Cos.," said the Kelly Marion, Chief Executive Officer of the Gladys Allen Brigham Community Center, where Girls Inc. is based.
Based in Pittsfield, the Annie Selke Cos. include Pine Cone Hill, Dash & Albert Rug Co., and Annie Selke Home Fabrics.
Lee: Free session for health care, social workers
A free CEU presentation for health care and social workers will be held 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, Sept. 26 at the Spectrum Playhouse on 20 Franklin St. in Lee.
"Massachusetts Options for Continuing Care: Gaining Access, How to Pay for it, Dual Eligibility," will be presented by Barbara Tracy of Porchlight VNA/Home Care; Deborah Hollingworth of Greater Springfield Senior Services Inc.; and Rachel Richards of Seniorlink.