Our Towns

Thursday April 11, 2013


The Hoosac Valley girls lacrosse team will hold a car wash from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday at McAndrews-King Pontiac-Buick-GMC Truck Inc. on Route 8. The cost is $5. Tickets can be purchased from any lacrosse player. Drive-ups are welcome.


A public hearing will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday in the Becket Room of the Town Hall, 557 Main St. Two funding requests will be presented and discussed.

The first is from the Becket Athenaeum for restoring and painting the building exterior.

The second is from the Becket Historic Commission for the purchase and installation of an obelisk to honor the veterans of the Revolutionary and Civil Wars in time for Becket's 250th anniversary in 2015.


Cheshire Methodist Church will host a chicken dinner from 5 to 6 p.m. on Saturday at the church, 197 Church St.

The menu includes lemon parmesan chicken with buttered noodles, peas and carrots, and a brownie sundae.

The cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children 10 and under. Reserve dinners in advance by calling (413) 664-4851 by 5 p.m. on Friday.


A special registration session will be held Tuesday from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. at the town clerk's office.

This will be the last date to register to vote at the May 6 Annual Town Meeting to be held at 7 p.m. at Wahconah Regional High School. This year, the annual meeting is being held after the April 30 Annual Town Election.


The trustees of the Dalton Free Public Library are supporting National Library Week, April 14 to 20, with a "Fine Free Month." During April, the library will accept donations of non-perishable food items for overdue fines.

This does not include fines accrued in the past or replacement fines for lost or damaged items. Items given in lieu of fines will be used to supplement local food pantries. A container is located near the main circulation desk.

Great Barrington

Terry A La Berry and Friends will present a special concert at noon on Thursday, April 18, at Berkshire South Regional Com-munity Center, 15 Crissey Road. Although admission is free, donations will be accepted.


Nomination papers for the June 25 Annual Town Election will be available April 16 in the town clerk's office.

Offices on the election ballot will include the following: Board of Selectmen, one three-year term; cemetery trustee, one three-year term; Finance Committee, one one-year term and one three-year term; Lanesborough School Com-mittee, one three-year term; library trustee, one three-year term; moderator, one one-year term; Planning Board, one two-year term and one five-year term; sewer commissioners, one two-year term and one one-year term.


The Sons of Italy will hold a spaghetti dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday at St. Mary's School, Orchard Street. Pro-ceeds will benefit the Sons of Italy scholarship fund.

The dinner includes homemade meatballs, bread, salad, dessert, coffee and tea. Beer and wine will be available at a cash bar. The donation is $10 for adults, $5 for ages 5 to 10, and free for children under 5. A 50/50 raffle will also be held.


Lenox Preschool is offering two open houses for parents and children to tour the classrooms, meet the teachers and to discover its programming.

The open houses will be held from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Saturdays, April 13 and May 11. The preschool is located in the Church on the Hill Chapel building, 55 Main St.

Information: www.lenoxpreschool.com. To register, call (413) 551-9577.


A community potluck dinner will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday in the Fellowship Hall of the Monterey Meeting-house. The event will feature a presentation on Gould Farm. All are welcome; bring a dish to share with a serving utensil, a place setting and silverware.

North Adams

A fundraiser to benefit the North Adams Fire Depart-ment Local 1781 Relay for Life team will take place on Friday.

Diners eating at Friendly's on Friday can have 20 percent of their bill donated to the NAFD Relay for Life team by presenting a voucher prior to ordering their meal. Vouchers are available at the NAFD on American Legion Drive.


Berkshire Homeschoolers will hold an information session about homeschooling at 2 p.m. on Sunday at Terpsichore Dance Center, 395 North St.

The event will cover the laws and regulations, curriculum choices, and more. Berkshire County homeschool mothers and children will be available to answer questions.

Information: Nancy Kennedy at (413) 344-3693 or Alison Drozd at (413) 329-8632.


The Stockbridge Grange will serve a family-style roast pork dinner from 1 to 2 p.m. on Sunday in the Hall on Church Street. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12. For take-outs, call (413) 298-3185.


Mathematics Professor Susan Loepp will present the Sigma Xi Research Lecture at Williams College at 4:15 p.m. on Friday. The talk, "Using Algebra to Protect Your Personal Inform-ation," will take place in Wege Auditorium. A reception will follow in Schow Atrium. The event is free and open to the public.

Loepp's talk will stress the importance of protecting against both eavesdropping and errors during the transmission of information. She will introduce sets of polynomials that are useful for both encryption and error-correction. No particular mathematics background will be assumed for attendees.


The last day to register to vote in the May 6 Annual Town Meeting is Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 8 p.m. The last day to register to vote in the May 13 Annual Town Election is Tuesday, April 23, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 8 p.m. Voter registration will also be held during the town clerk's regular hours from 5 to 7 p.m. on Mondays at the Town Offices, or by calling (413) 684-3977 for an appointment. Submissions to Our Towns may be emailed to Jeannie Maschino at jmaschino@berkshireeagle.com or faxed to (413) 499-3419. For more information, call (413) 496-6256.


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