In the Berkshires: Giving Circle to host graduate event

Saturday July 7, 2012


Giving Circle to host graduate event

The Women of Color Giv ing Circle of the Berkshires will host its annual Grad uates Event at 2 p.m. today at Chameleon’s, 1350 East St.

In its seventh year, the event honors African-Am erican high school graduates in Berkshire County with a financial award. The public is invited to attend.

This year’s speakers will include Pier Boutin, noted orthopedic surgeon and philanthropist of Great Barr ington, and author and act ivist Ty Jackson of Pittsfield.


Planning meeting for 4-H youth fair

The Berkshire County 4-H Fair Association will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at the 4-H Fair grounds on Utility Drive, off Holmes Road.

The association is a group of teens who meet to plan all aspects of the annual Berkshire County Youth Fair, this year on Saturday, Aug. 18, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. All teens are welcome to join or check out the group.

Information: Angelica Par edes at (413) 448-8285.


Taconic to destroy student records

In accordance with state regulations, all temporary cum ulative school and health records for students who have graduated from or left Taconic High School during the 2006-07 school year will be destroyed after Aug. 1.

State regulations require that student records "shall be destroyed no later than five years after the student graduates." However, the high school transcript, which includes the grades for the four years of high school, is maintained for 60 years following graduation.

Any student who is interested in retrieving records before they are destroyed is asked to contact the Guid ance Department at (413) 448-9602 between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. prior to Aug. 1.

Students who received services from the Special Education Department may contact (413) 499-9516 for an appointment to pick up additional records.


Junior Ranger registration open

Mount Greylock State Res ervation will host the free Junior Ranger program for children, ages 8-12, from 10 a.m. to noon on Thurs days, July 12 to Aug. 23, at the Visitor Center, 30 Rockwell Road.

Led by state Park Inter preter Steve Linscott, Junior Ranger activities promote outdoor recreation and appreciation of the natural world through fun activities.

Space is limited to 20 participants. Parents or guar dians must register children by Wednesday. Reg istration forms are available at the Visitor Center or call (413) 499-4262.


VFW Post 12079 awards scholarship

VFW Post 12079 has awarded a $750 scholarship to Lindsey Moran, daughter of Michael and Janice Mor an, 215 Kemble St.

Moran, a 2012 graduate of Lenox Memorial High School, was a high honors student who captained the Lenox varsity soccer team. She was also a member of the National Honor Society, Evergreen Club, Students Against Violent Engage ments, and a peer mentor.

Moran will attend Will iams College with an intention to go on to medical school.


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