In Brief

Friday November 16, 2012

Lenox: Lightning protection software on display

The Berkshire Section of the Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers’ Computer & Control Chapter will conduct a presentation on T-Flash -- Lightning Protection Software -- on Thursday, Dec. 6.

IEEE member John Anderson, known for his lightning research at the Empire State Building, and David Nelson will present the topic from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the EPRI High Voltage Laboratory, 115 East New Lenox Road. The cost is $5 for IEEE C&C members and one guest; $6 for IEEE members; $4 for all IEEE students; and $12 for non-IEEE members. Lunch will be provided.

Reservations/inquiries: Rich Kolodziejczyk (413) 655-2623,

Lenox: Breast cancer detection to be discussed

New Dawn Healing Arts will hold a presentation and discussion Monday on the use of thermography for detecting breast cancer without compression or radiation. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. It is free and open to the public.

Presenter Lisa Syed, a clinical thermographer in Rochester, N.Y., will discuss thermography as a proactive means of monitoring breast health and early breast cancer risk assessment. She will also be available to provide thermography imaging appointments to anyone interested on Monday and Tuesday.

Thermography is a breast health screening device that is FDA approved when used with mammography and uses infrared camera technology to detect changes in breast tissue much earlier than traditional methods.

To RSVP or schedule an appointment, contact Dawn Meltzer at (413) 637-9993.

Sheffield: Foundation to host open house

The Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation will celebrate its 25th anniversary and having reached the $100 million mark in grants to support nonprofits and individuals with an informal open house on Friday, Dec. 14.

The event will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the foundation’s office at 800 North Main St. A wine and cheese reception will be held from 4 to 6 p.m.

In order to kickoff the foundation’s new initiative on early childhood development, the public is invited to drop off unwrapped new or gently used books for children age 5 and under at the foundation’s office between Dec. 10 and 14. Berkshire Taconic will donate the books to schools, daycare centers and pediatric practices throughout its coverage area.


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