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Dealership raising money for Khali Zabian

Haddad Dealerships have been holding an event this month to raise money for Khali Zabian.

The event, known as "Sockctober," which ends Thursday, requires participants to post a picture of themselves, wearing their craziest pair of socks, to any of Haddad Dealerships' seven Facebook pages with the hashtag #HaddadSockGame. Photos also can be posted on Instagram by tagging any one of Haddad's accounts by also using the hashtag #HaddadSockGame.

For each original post, Haddad will make a donation to benefit Zabian, 19, and her family during her recovery after she was struck by a car Aug. 7.

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Haddad's Facebook pages include Haddad Subaru, Haddad Hyundai, Haddad Nissan, Haddad Toyota and Haddad Collision Center.

Zabian is recuperating in a long-term rehabilitation center.

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Workforce Board holding orientation session

The Berkshire Workforce Board will hold a member and community orientation session from 9 to 10 a.m. Nov. 7 at its offices at 66 Allen St. in Pittsfield. Funding sources, along with programs and activities, will be discussed. RSVP to Heather Boulger at by Nov. 1.

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PERC awards grant to Shire Acupuncture

The Pittsfield Economic Revitalization Corp. has awarded a $5,000 Technical Assistance Grant to Shire Acupuncture to support computer and software purchases to manage medical records and appointments. Shire also will receive assistance for professional guidance and services of a technical nature, such as financial, architectural, legal, engineering, or specialized business planning. The program is targeted at businesses with 20 or fewer employees.

Shire Acupuncture, a full-service acupuncture clinic, will provide natural and effective healing modalities.

The business, owned and operated by Kacey Boos, a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist, offers a variety of treatments, consisting of acupuncture and adjunctive therapies, along with herbal and nutritional consultations. Shire Acupuncture is located on the second floor of 55 North St., the home of the Beacon Cinema, and will be part of the transformation to a health and wellness center.


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