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It's that time of year again: Schools are back in session in the Berkshires

08/23/2016 06:24 AM EDT
As summer programs wrap up, the yellow buses chartering the county's public school students have begun revving up for their weekday runs, ushering kids and teens to and from schools. 
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The Forum: Free Fun Fridays finale this week in the Berkshires
08/23/2016 06:29 AM EDT - Free Fun Fridays, a statewide series sponsored by the Highland Street Foundation, wraps up this Friday, with three free admission days in the Berkshires: at the Norman Rockwell Museum, Ventfort Hall and Gilded Age Museum, and at Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield. Full Story

Recess: What to do the week of Aug. 23
08/23/2016 11:54 AM EDT - Meet ... The Clark Art Institute. 225 South St., Williamstown, will host at 10:30 a. Full Story

Buxton grad to pursue film, more as prestigious Ithaca College Park Scholar
08/16/2016 06:15 AM EDT - PITTSFIELD — Rebecca van der Meulen never went on grand family vacations to theme park resorts or aboard cruise ships. Full Story

The Forum: OLLI at Berkshire Community College, AIER to present "University Day"
08/16/2016 06:15 AM EDT - GREAT BARRINGTON — The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Berkshire Community College, in partnership with the American Institute for Economic Research (AIER), will present the inaugural OLLI University Day this Wednesday. Full Story

Recess: What to the do the week of Aug. 16
08/16/2016 06:16 AM EDT - Meet ... In celebration of its 30th year, the Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation continues its free series of monthly guided hikes. Full Story

Berkshire Museum leads MIT invention education partnerships in local schools
08/09/2016 11:07 AM EDT - GREAT BARRINGTON >> The approximately 125-mile gap between Berkshire County and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology now feels a little less distant for local students. Full Story

The Forum: Berkshire County students publish new, original writing
08/09/2016 05:55 AM EDT - Two publications of original student work are now available in the Berkshires. Full Story

Recess: What to do the week of Aug. 9
08/09/2016 05:54 AM EDT - Meet ... Berkshire South Regional Community Center, located at 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington, will host from 6 to 8:30 p. Full Story

Adams teen helps youths in Malawi, where median age is 16
08/03/2016 05:47 AM EDT - Editor's note: This article is the second in a two-part series on a program called "Lending a Hand in the Warm Heart of Africa," in Malawi.

ADAMS — This past year, Hoosac Valley Regional High School student Allison Racela took matters into her own hands, by reaching out to friends, family members, neighbors and others who were interested to collect shoes and clothing for families in Malawi, Africa.

Together, for her first independent shipment, they sent over more than 43 pairs of sneakers, in addition to clothing and sandals. The shipping money came out of Racela's own pocket. Full Story