In Brief


Lenox: Jeweler to hold grand opening

Laurie Donovan Designs, which offers fine and custom-made jewelry, will hold a grand opening on Friday, June 27, at the store on 81 Church St. The hours are 5 to 7 p.m. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be available.

Featured artists include Berkshire collage artist Amy Fennelly; Michael Schofield, with fine precious gemstone jewelry; and metalsmith Britt Anderson.


West Stockbridge: Consignment shop opens

Faith DiVecchio has opened a consignment shop at 2 Albany Road, which is north of the town center just over the Williams River bridge.

The store offers clothing for women, men and teens; accessories such as scarves, handbags and shoes; jewelry, work from local artists, china, pottery and textiles.

Customers are welcome to bring items to consign any time the store is open.

An open house will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 13. Store hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday-Monday, and 12 to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Information: (413) 232-4312; at consignNext on Facebook; next-consign on Instagram; and faith@nextconsign on Twitter.

Berkshires: Women’s Fund seeks applicants

The Women’s Fund of Western Massachusetts in Easthampton is seeking applicants for the Leadership Institute for Political and Public Impact, which trains women to be civic political leaders.

The deadline to apply for LIPPI’s 2014-15 training cycle is Friday, June 27. The yearlong program begins in September.

LIPPI encourages women to think seriously about becoming more involved as civic leaders in their communities and running for office.

To date, 140 women have graduated from the institute, and 34 graduated this past May. They represent Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden and Hampshire counties. Some already hold local offices, others are planning to run, and others are pursuing leadership positions on boards of directors.

Applications are available on the foundation’s website at


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