Wednesday May 2, 2012

Berkshire County:

Junior League holding county pajama drive

The Junior League of Berkshire County is holding a spring pajama drive through May 15 at locations across the county.

The Junior League will collect new pajamas for women and children in Berkshire County. All sizes are welcome, from children to adult women.

Drop-off boxes are located at Mad Macs, 317 North St., Pittsfield; Berkshire South Regional Community Center, 15 Crissey Road, Great Barr ington; Dalton CRA, 400 Main St., Dalton; and Berkshire Chamber of Commerce, North Adams Office, 6 West Main St., North Adams.

Information: Junior League at (413) 443-5151 or


BHS announces
monthly CPR classe

The Berkshire Health Systems Education Department is offering Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation classes to the community on a monthly basis throughout the year.

All classes are held at the Hillcrest Campus of Berkshire Medical Center in the Education Department classrooms, and there is a fee of $45 for the program, which covers the cost of instruction and materials.

The next class is being offered on Friday, May 18, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Pre-registration is required. To register or for more information, call the BHS Edu cation Department at (413) 447-2132.

Great Barrington:

BHRSD to destroy temporary records

The Berkshire Hills Regional School District Office of the Director of Student Services has announced the intent to destroy the special needs files of former students, withdrawn in the year 2006, in the coming months.

The regulations of the Mass. Department of Education specify that the temporary record of any student shall be destroyed after the student graduates, transfers or withdraws from the school.

The temporary record in cludes original items maintained in the special needs office such as individual education plans, test results, team evaluation material and evaluations by teachers, counselors or other school staff.

It does not include the school transcript which contains grades, course titles, credits, grade level and the year completed. The transcript is maintained by the guidance department for a minimum of 60 years.

Former students, who wish to review their temporary records, and/or receive the school’s original and sole copy of the documents prior to destruction should call the special education office at (413) 298-4017, ext. 14, by May 30.


Registration date
set for kindergarten

Hancock Central School will hold kindergarten registration and screening from 1 to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 16. Children entering kindergarten for the 2012-2013 school year must be 5 years old by Sept. 1.

Parents should bring their child’s immunization records and birth certificate if the school does not already have them on file.


Local acupuncturist addressed conference

Local acupuncturist Lonny Jarrett, gave the opening address to the yearly meeting of the American Association of Medical Acupuncture held in Atlanta from April 26 to 29. He is the first non-physician to ever open the conference.

Jarrett discussed integral and evolutionary perspectives on Chinese Medicine in the context of contemporary practice. He also taught a workshop on understanding the deeper nature of acupuncture point function.


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