MCLA holding public policy lecture on entrepreneurship

The Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts will hold its spring public policy lecture, "Start Here, Succeed There: Stories of Entrepreneurship", on Tuesday, March 29.

The lecture will take place at 7 p.m. in the MCLA Church Street Center's Eleanor Furst Roberts Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

The panelists include Julia Bowen, executive director of BART Charter School; museum visionary Thomas Krens; Kathy Lloyd of How We Roll Food Truck; Seth Nash of Blue Q; and Brad Svrluga of Primary Venture Partners.

Information: 413-662-5224,

Berkshire HorseWorks names first board of directors

Berkshire HorseWorks has named its first board of directors since receiving 501(C)3 nonprofit status in January 2015.

Don Fulford was named chairman; Don Granger, vice president; Mark Casagrande, treasurer; and John Krol, special superintendent. Jack Quinn, Steve Hoff, Jim Clark, Elise Abrams and Barbara Newman also joined the board.

Berkshire HorseWorks provides EAGALA Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) and Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) to nearly 200 at-risk youth, families and veterans.

Berkshire South receives $3,500 foundation award

Berkshire South Regional Community Center has been awarded $3,500 from TD Bank's TD Charitable Foundation.


The funding will supports Berkshire South's Access to Early Education Program.

It will ensure that all children, regardless of their ability to pay, will benefit from the Sunshine Preschool. a state-licensed preschool program.