In Brief


Pittsfield: Berkshire Bank honors 5 volunteers

Five Berkshire Bank employees have been honored with the bank's Volunteer of the Year Awards after being recognized for outstanding community service.

Those employees are: Tara Kimberley, assistant branch manager in Sheffield; Chuck Sharp, branch manager in Manchester, Vt.; Lisa Davison, assistant branch manager in Rome, N.Y.; Michelle Rouleau, business services officer in Albany, N.Y.; and Teddi Averin, teller in Westfield.

The recipients were selected based on their strong record of volunteerism and service to nonprofit organizations both in bank-sponsored volunteer projects and in the broader community.

Each award winner also received a $500 donation that will be made to the nonprofit organization of their choice. Kimberley's donation was made to the Community Health Programs and the Berkshire South Regional Community Center.

Williamstown: Lecture on cottages, Adirondack lodges

Author Gladys Montgomery, the founding editor of Berkshire Living Home and Garden, will give a lecture on Wednesday, May 15 at Sweetwood.

"An Elegant Wilderness: Great Camps and Grand Lodges of Adirondacks" and "Storybook Cottages: America's Carpenter Gothic Style" will take place at 4 p.m. A reception will follow.

Both events are free and open to the public. Information: (413) 458-8371.

Pittsfield: Temple to host clothing fundraiser

Temple Anshe Amunim will hold a "Twice as Nice" used clothing sale on Sunday at the temple, 26 Broad St. The hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The proceeds from this fundraiser will enable the temple to continue its community service programs, including Habitat for Humanity and the Food Pantry. Men's and women's clothing items, along with shoes, will be available.

Information: (413) 442-5910.

Pittsfield: Rotary to host golf tournament

The Pittsfield Rotary Club will hold its ninth annual golf tournament on Wednesday, May 22 at the Country Club of Pittsfield.

All proceeds will benefit local food banks to feed those in Pittsfield that are most in need.

Information: Greg Knight (413) 448-8224.


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