The Becket Cultural Council has set an Oct. 15 deadline for organizations, schools and individuals to apply for grants that support cultural activities in the community. The Council will distribute about $5,000 in grants this year.

Grants are given to projects and programs that support community-oriented arts, humanities and science projects in and for the Becket community. The Council will also entertain funding proposals from schools and youth groups through field trip applications and a ticket subsidy program for school-aged children.

Applications are available at the Becket Town Hall, the Becket Athenaeum or

All applications should be typed and signed by the applicant and postmarked or delivered to the Becket Town Hall, 557 Main St., by the Oct. 15 deadline.

For local guidelines and information on the Becket Cultural Council, contact Cathy Terwedow at 774-249-8836 or

Jeannie Maschino can be reached at 413-496-6256 or

Community News Editor / Librarian

Jeannie Maschino is community news editor and librarian for The Berkshire Eagle. She has worked for the newspaper in various capacities since 1982 and joined the newsroom in 1989.