Hermanski joins LitNet as new executive director

Jennifer S. Hermanski of Pittsfield has been named executive director of the Literacy Network of South Berkshire. She succeeds Laura Qualliotine, who has taken a position with the Pittsfield Public Schools. Hermanski will assume her new position on Monday, Feb. 1.

A Pittsfield native, Hermanski most recently served as assistant director of corporate and foundation relations at Williams College. After graduating summa cum laude from Williams in 2006, Hermanski worked in Boston as an investigator with the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Labor-Management Standards, and later as a development associate in public broadcasting at WGBH.

She also served as president of Williams College's Boston Alumni Association and helped to coordinate the Boston Sock Exchange in Arlington (photo available).

BSO musicians looking for local summer rentals

Boston Symphony Orchestra musicians and staff are seeking furnished accommodations for the upcoming Tanglewood season that begins on July 8.

Rentals are typically needed for July and August, although some are needed for shorter periods, sometimes a week at a time.

Berkshire property owners who are interested in renting their housing during the Tanglewood season can download a 2016 Tanglewood Housing Form at www.bso.org.


Completed forms can be mailed to BSO Orchestra Personnel, 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA 02115; emailed to housing@bso.org; or faxed to 617 638-9325.

Information: 617 638-9326, housing@bso.org.

BTG establishes new department, hires director

Berkshire Theatre Group is establishing a new department, Institutional Advancement, to support the BTG's outreach to all of its donors, friends and supporters.

The new department will be headed initially by Phil Deely an experienced development professional who served as associate director/external relations at the Norman Rockwell Musueum from 1990-2000 during the campaign to build the current museum.

Deely is currently serving as a volunteer supporting The Stockbridge Library Association's current campaign.