In the Berkshires

Wednesday June 27, 2012


St. Joe class of ‘62 plans 50th reunion

The St. Joseph High School class of 1962 will hold its 50th reunion on Saturday, July 14, at Mazzeo's Ris torante on South Street.

Cocktail hour will begin at 5:30 p.m. followed by a buffet dinner at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $35 per person. For information, call Ele a nor Ber cury at (413) 442-7546.


Morningside Initiative
meeting tonight

The Morningside Init ia tive's Neighborhood Dev el opment committee will hold a meeting at 6 tonight at Morningside Community School.

Discussion will include strengthening the Neighbor hood Watch efforts. Infor ma tion: write Pete White at or call (413) 464-9044.


Jewish Federation
to host Mayor Bianchi

The Jewish Federation of the Berkshires will present Mayor Daniel Bianchi re viewing his first six months in office at 1 p.m. on Thursday at Congregation Knesset Israel, 16 Colt Road. Open to the public, the cost is $3.

Bianchi will discuss prog ress regarding a number of key initiatives that he has targeted as crucial to the city. Infor mation: Nancy Mau rice Rog ers at (413) 442-4360, ext. 15.


Tennis event honors
the late Audie Furgal

The Audie Furgal Tennis Classic will be held Saturday at Berkshire West Athletic Club, Dan Fox Drive. The event will honor Furgal, a Lee resident, who passed away in January after a year-long battle with lung cancer.

Funds raised will benefit the Lee Regional Visiting Nurse Association, whose name was recently changed to Porchlight VNA/Home Care, and the Lee Com munity Tennis Association.

Furgal was a long-time member of the Lee CTA. She received the services of the Lee Regional VNA during her illness, including the daily transmission of her "vitals" via a telemonitoring machine. Therefore, 75 percent of the net profits will be used to purchase updated telemonitoring machines with 25 percent supporting the Lee CTA's Junior Tennis Program.

The event will feature a full day of activities beginning with morning divisional round robin matches held at a number of tennis courts in the Berkshires. There is still room for players ages 18 and up at most levels.

There will be a noon luncheon, silent and live auctions, division playoffs and other BWAC activities with the event scheduled to conclude at 3 p.m.

Visit to enter the tennis competition, attend the luncheon/auctions or to make a donation. E-mail or call Clare "Bunnie" Lahey at (413) 243-3240 for additional information.

North Adams:

Medical screenings
subject of discussion

North Adams Regional Hospital's Medical Imaging Department will hold a program at noon on Friday at the Mary Spitzer Center, 116 Ashland St.

The discussion will include osteoporosis, breast cancer, and life-saving screening tests. A pizza lunch and healthy snacks will be served.

To sign up for this free program, call the center at (413) 662-3125.


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