In the Berkshires

Thursday May 24, 2012


Boat inspections
offered at city lakes

The Berkshire Sail and Power Squadron will be offering boat safety inspections on Saturdays, May 26 and June 9, from 9 a.m. to noon at both the Onota Lake boat ramp and the Pontoosuc Lake boat ramp.

With the boating season getting ready to kick off, this is an opportunity to confirm that the devices that are required by law are present on the boat.

These inspections are offered free of charge.

Boat owners who cannot attend the inspection may make arrangements for another date. For questions, or to arrange an inspection, contact Rick Gore at (413) 441-7036.


Memorial Day parade,
ceremony planned

The Memorial Day Comm ittee has announced Monday’s Memorial Day events.

The Memorial Day parade will step off at 10 a.m. from the former Adams Memorial Midd le School and will conclude with the traditional ceremony at the Maple Street Cemetery.

The usual parade route will be followed: Columbia Street to Hoosac Street, Hoosac Street to Summer Street, Center Street to Park Street, concluding at the Maple Street Cemetery.

The keynote speaker at the cemetery remembrance will be State Rep. Gailanne Cariddi. Hoosac Valley High School senior Ellen Rowe will present Lincoln’s "Gettysburg Add ress," while seventh-grader Sapphire Holland will recite "In Flanders Field."

Also scheduled is a fly over by a pair of F-15 Cs from the 104th Fighter Wing from Barnes Air National Guard Base in Westfield.

In the event of rain, the ceremony will be held in the temporary high school auditorium.

Great Barrington:

Domestic violence
subject of health fair

Community Health Workers Alliance of Berkshire County is hosting "Through Her Eyes," a free health fair and discussion on domestic violence by Danielle Shumway, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday at the Elizabeth Freeman Center at the Comfort Inn & Suites.

A light supper will be provided and RSVPs are needed by calling (413) 358-5296. All ages are welcome and the program is free to the general public.


Memorial concert
slated for Friday

The 10th annual "Night of Music" fundraiser for the Crane Memorial Scholarship will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday in the Gateway Performing Arts Center at Gateway Regional High School. Students, faculty, alumni and staff will perform a variety of music, including bluegrass, folk and classic rock.

Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for students and senior citizens. Tickets will be sold at the door. The annual concert fundraiser allows the Crane Fund to provide scholarships to graduating seniors.


Parkinson’s group
to host nutritionist

The Northern Berkshire Parkinson’s Support Group will hold its next meeting at 10:30 a.m. on Friday at Williamstown Savings Bank, lower level board room.

Amy Dekon, registered nutritionist from North Adams Regional Hospital, will give an informal talk on the importance of a well-balanced diet and proper nutrition for those afflicted with the disease.

The public is welcome and new members and caregivers are encouraged to attend. Information: Bob Morrow at (413) 458-8522.


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