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Lenox: Signups open for actor workshops

Shakespeare & Company’s Center for Actor Training is accepting applications for three master workshops that are scheduled to take place this month. The three workshops are "Weekend Intensive" Aug. 8 to 10; "Shakespeare Rhetoric" Aug. 25-29; and "First Folio" Aug. 29-31. They will all be held at Shakespeare & Company’s campus on Kemble Street.

Applications/information: (413) 637-1199 ext. 114;; or visit

Pittsfield: Tyler St. biz group directors named

The Tyler Street Business Group has named its board of directors for 2014-15 and was recently re-organized as an official membership organization that is dedicated to the success of the city’s Morningside/Tyler Street Business District.

Board members include, Diane Marcella, DiRon Realty, president; Karen Barbalunga, Barbalunga Enterprises, vice president; S. Grace Walter, Performance Auto, treasurer; Frank Engells III, Goodwill Industries of the Berkshires, secretary; Christine Yon, city liaison member; and Michael Ortega, Pittsfield Police Department, safety officer member.

The board’s other members are, Suzanne Engels, WebArtNTech; Gerard Natale, Christine’s Home Furnishings; Anthony Barnaba, Blueline Design; Ron Marcella Jr., Marcella Building & Renovation; John Fiorini, Performance Auto; and Pete White, Neighborhood Watch Leader. As a new nonprofit organization, the Tyler Street Business Group will continue to provide focus and leadership toward creating a vibrant business district.

For information on the group, contact Diane Marcella at (413) 448-6257, or visit the organization’s website at


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