In Brief

Thursday November 8, 2012

Pittsfield: Civitan golf tourney raises $5,311

The Civitan Club of Pittsfield raised $5,311 to aid its benevolent donations program at the organization’s 18th annual Golf Tournament at the Country Club of Pittsfield.

A total of 25 nonprofit organizations benefited from the proceeds. They included Berkshire County Arc, the Christian Center, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Girls Inc. of the Berkshires, the George Crane Center, Hospice of the Berkshires, Little League, the Pittsfield Area Council of Churches Oil Fund, Salvation Army monthly meals and Soldier On.

Lenox: Seminar set on business, social media

Jaclyn Stevenson, the director of public relations and social media for Winstanley Partners, is one of five panelists who will participate in "Social Media: Widening Your Marketing Aperture," a seminar sponsored by the American Society of Media Photographers.

The event will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 13 at The Exposure Place Studios in Waltham. Social hour begins at 6 p.m., followed by the event from 7 to 9.

Stevenson will share her thoughts on connecting with audiences, gathering and analyzing feedback, and navigating the social media sphere’s many properties.


Boston: Cultural Council solicits nominations

The Massachusetts Cultural Council is accepting nominations for the Commonwealth Awards, which honor contributions made by the arts, sciences and humanities to education, economic vitality and the quality of life in communities across the state.

The deadline for submitting nomination forms is Wednesday, Nov. 28. Forms can be obtained at The winners will be announced after Jan. 1.

Pittsfield: BYP Power Hour set for Nov. 27

The Berkshire Young Professionals will host the next edition of BYP Power Hour, a quarterly professional development series, on Tuesday, Nov. 27 at Spice Dragon, 297 North St.

Brian Wright and Chrissy Wellington of Canyon Ranch will conduct a presentation on fitness and nutrition. The hours are 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to arrive at 5:30 for networking. The program begins promptly at 6.

The event is free for BYP cardholders, and $10 for those without cards. Registration:,, (413) 499-4000, ext. 126.


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