In Brief

Thursday April 18, 2013

Williamtown: Business women’s group to meet

The Northern Berkshire Chapter of Berkshire Business and Professional Women will hold a general meeting on Wednesday, April 24 at the Williams Inn.

The guest speaker is Kate Annicharico, the owner of Mount Williams Greenhouses in North Adams. Networking will take place from 6 to 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner and Annicharico’s presentation.

Reservations: Linnea Nelson, (413) 662-9955.

The Northern Berkshire Business and Professional Women is a group dedicated to the advancement and awareness of women’s issues through advocacy and education. For more information, visit

Dalton: The Crane Museum extends its season

The Crane Museum of Papermaking is extending its season by opening from 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and between 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesdays.

Crane historian Peter Hopkins will be at the museum to greet visitors, conduct tours, and answer questions about the history of papermaking and the history of Crane.

New exhibits include 19th century letterhead artistry, a hand-bordering station, and more moments in history captured on Crane paper. For further information, call (413) 684-6380, or email Peter Hopkins at

Pittsfield: Revitilization Corp. names speaker

Judy Dumont, the director of the Massachusetts Broadband Institute, will be the guest speaker at the Pittsfield Economic Revitalization Corporation’s annual meeting on Friday, April 26.

The meeting will begin at 7 a.m. in room G10 of the Susan B. Anthony Center at Berkshire Community College.

Businesses that have received assistance through PERC will be recognized. For more information, contact Ann W. Dobrowolski at (413) 499-9371.

Williamstown: BFAIR holds its annual meeting

Berkshire Family And Individual Resources (BFAIR) will hold its annual meeting on Friday, April 26. It will run from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at the Williams Inn.

Suzanne Doswell, project manager, and western regional manager of the Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts, will speak on "Collaboration in the World of Brain Injury."

To register, contact Carol Fox at either; (413) 664-9382, ext. 40, or register online at


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