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Boys & Girls Club sets up summer camp to keep young minds active

08/25/2015 07:15 AM EDT
RICHMOND — "Summer brain drain" is a common catchphrase that's used to encapsulate what happens to kids when they're not engaged in learning over the summer during the school break. 
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The Forum: Berkshire Athenaeum announces Short Story Writing Contest winners
08/25/2015 11:17 AM EDT - PITTSFIELD >> The Berkshire Athenaeum's Children's Library is pleased to announce the winners of its annual Short Story Writing Contest. Full Story

Recess: What to do the week of Aug. 25
08/25/2015 11:16 AM EDT - Meet ... GHOST STORIES >> The Mount Greylock Visitors Center in Lanesborough will host from 7 to 9:30 p. Full Story

The Forum: Drury teacher Stephanie Kopala chosen for AP readings
08/18/2015 09:32 AM EDT - NORTH ADAMS >> Stephanie Kopala, a history teacher at Drury High School, was selected to participate in the College Board's annual Advanced Placement Reading in World History. Full Story

Kids for Harmony: Youth orchestra program expands in North Adams
08/18/2015 11:00 AM EDT - NORTH ADAMS — As the back-to-school season ramps up, the Kids 4 Harmony program is returning to North Adams Public Schools for its sophomore season. Full Story

Recess: What to do the week of Aug. 18
08/18/2015 09:28 AM EDT - Meet ... TEEN POETRY SLAM >> The Word X Word Festival will at 7 p.m. on Thursday host the "413 Youth Speak Invitational Teen Poetry Slam" at the Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield. Full Story

Making summer a splashing success
08/11/2015 06:19 AM EDT - PITTSFIELD — Being sluggish this summer was not an option for several dozen city middle schoolers involved in the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program. Full Story

S.A.Y. It Proud winner: Amber Chadwell
08/11/2015 06:17 AM EDT - PITTSFIELD — The Berkshire United Way's Pittsfield Prevention Partnership honored Amber Chadwell, 14, with its June 2015 S. Full Story

Recess: What to do the week of Aug. 11
08/11/2015 06:18 AM EDT - Meet ... DOWNTOWN NORTH ADAMS CELEBRATION — A free, all-ages annual street fair will be held from 5:30 to 9 p..m. on Wednesday, featuring contests and giveaways sponsored by local businesses, live music, food and craft vendors and more. Main, Eagle, Holden and the northern portion of Ashland streets will be closed to all but pedestrian traffic. Info: 413-664-6180 or tourism@northadams-ma.gov Full Story

The Forum: Grand finale for Lee Summer Reading Program
08/04/2015 05:25 AM EDT - LEE — The Lee Library is preparing to wrap up its summer reading program with a week of special events. Full Story

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