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Biz Briefs: Wild Oats Launches New Catering Website
11:43AM / Wednesday, April 03, 2019
Catering website

Wild Oats Market, a cooperatively owned natural foods grocery store, bakery and cafe, has launched a new catering website that will streamline the ordering process for customers. The new site, which also include meat and seafood, will allow customers to begin their order online with a few clicks and get a preliminary quote in real time, anytime of the day or night.

Wild Oats has been offering catering services for over ten years in their Main Street location, which includes a full-service kitchen and bakery. The ingredients are organic, in-season and locally sourced whenever possible and they use humanely raised, hormone- and antibiotic-free meat and sustainable


Try to Avoid 'Titanic' Investment Mistakes
Submitted by Edward Jones,
10:42AM / Wednesday, April 03, 2019

It has been 107 years this month since the tragedy of the Titanic. Of course, this disaster has fascinated the world ever since, leading to books, movies, musicals and, ultimately, a successful search for the big ship's remains. On the positive side, commercial shipping lines learned a great deal from the Titanic, resulting in safer travel across the oceans.

And as an investor, you, too, may be able to draw some important lessons from what happened on that cold April night more than a century ago.

So, to avoid some "titanic" investment mistakes, consider the following:

* Create a financial strategy with a solid foundation. Although considered a technological marvel, the


Colorful Bus Stop Installed on Main Street
by TunnelVision 01:33PM / Tuesday, June 19, 2012

by bananas2 10:53AM / Sunday, April 01, 2012
Instead of bickering about parking get a industry in North Adams with higher paying jobs than all the service jobs we have now. Is anyone on the commitee out there looking for any industries to come
Super Bowl Pancake Breakfast
by TunnelVision 10:44PM / Monday, January 30, 2012

North Adams Committee Advises Deed Restriction on Mohawk Marquee
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
02:39AM / Wednesday, April 03, 2019

The Community Development Committee discussed restrictions on the potential sale of the Mohawk Theater. Only a few people attended the meeting.  NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The Community Development Committee is recommending two restrictions related to the request for proposals being prepared for the Mohawk Theater.   The three-member board is advising that RFP include that the buyer shall maintain the historical integrity of the marquee in perpetuity and that all proposals be presented at a public meeting before the mayor's office selects one.    The idea of selling the historic theater has lead to strong debate at City Council and Community Development

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North Adams Happenings: April 3-9
11:08AM / Tuesday, April 02, 2019
North Adams Happenings: 
April 3 - 9   Volunteer


North Adams Parks Commission Asks For Changes in Brayton Park Plans
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
02:40AM / Tuesday, April 02, 2019

The playing fields at Brayton will be kept as grass so they can be used for different sports.  NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The city hopes to begin construction on the makeover of Brayton Hill Park this summer.    The Parks & Recreation Commission reviewed the plans on Monday and made a couple of recommendations that will be brought back to Berkshire Design Group. The commission hopes to sign off on the final plans later this month.    The plans include a new playground, basketball court, youth baseball field, soccer-sized multi-use field, practice wall, walking path and parking area. Across Brayton Terrace on the Hoosic River side will be two pocket parks,


Nomination Papers Available for Clarksburg Election
03:08PM / Monday, April 01, 2019
There's five days left to run for office and five seats that need to be filled.    The deadline to obtain nomination papers is this Friday, April 5, by 5 p.m. As of March 29, no one has taken out papers for the following seats:  Select Board, one-year term School Committee, three-year term Planning Board, five-year term War Memorial Trustee, three-year term Moderator, one-year term The town election is May 28. To take out papers, contact Town Clerk Carol Jammalo at 413-663-8255 or   Reposting: CLARKSBURG, Mass. — Nominations are open for elective office in Clarksburg. The annual town election will be


Downtown Pittsfield Inc. to Present Blue Art Show in Honor of Autism Awareness Month
10:27AM / Monday, April 01, 2019

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Downtown Pittsfield Inc. will host an exhibit of blue or mostly blue artworks in honor of Autism Awareness Month at the Downtown Pittsfield Inc. offices at 33 Dunham Mall in April.

An opening reception for Blue Art Show will be held on Friday, April 5, from 5 to 8 p.m. during First Fridays Artswalk, and the show will remain on view through April 26.

Twenty-one local artists will be represented in Blue Art Show, including Irene Collias, Tiffany Delmolino, Mary Beth Eldridge, Susan Geller, Katherine Haig, Anadelia Hart, Michelle Iglesias, Caroline Kelley, Christina Kelly, Henry Kleine, Ben Mancino, Dorothy Martell, Julie Morgan, Don Orcutt, Carolina Perrone,


Linda's Cafe Owner Keeps Founder's Spirit While Infusing Own Flair
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
03:59AM / Monday, April 01, 2019

A portrait of Linda Lefaver has a place of honor in the cafe she built over two decades. She died Feb. 26 at the age  of 75. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — For 24 years Linda Lefaver took orders, poured coffee, served plates, ran the kitchen and created a family with the regulars at Linda's Cafe.    Her passing just over a month ago could have meant the end of one of the city's favorite breakfast spots. But Lefaver wasn't going to let all her hard work in making Linda's Cafe a success disappear: She found someone willing to continue her legacy.    "It's a total honor to take over," said new owner Peter Wheeler last week. "Linda


Local Human Services Providers Share Stories With Lawmakers
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
02:11AM / Monday, April 01, 2019

Tori Ackley sings uplifting songs she had written about her own struggles. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — At age 19 Rebecca Gleason was just like every other teenager.   Until two weeks after graduating high school.   She got in a car accident and was in a coma for a month. Her brain was severely injured and when she came out of the coma life wasn't going to be the same.   That was 26 years ago. Gleason has been going through rehabilitation on a daily basis since. But nine years ago, she found the Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts.    "In those nine years, I've grown socially. I learned not only to be a group leader but to lead my own life,


Framingham Baseball Sweeps MCLA
09:08PM / Sunday, March 31, 2019
NORTHBOROUGH, Mass. -- The MCLA baseball team dropped a heart breaking 7-6 decision in game one of a doubleheader with Framingham State 7-6, and the Rams completed the sweep with a convincing 9-2 win in the nightcap in MASCAC action at the New England Baseball Complex on Sunday.   FSU 7, MCLA 6 In the opener, MCLA fell behind as Framingham went ahead 3-0 after two innings of play.  The Trailblazers rallied in the third as Jeff Bink's two run single brought the score to 3-2, and when he scored on a Ram miscue, it was tied at 3-3.   Framingham's Kyle Dembrowski led off the bottom of the third with a home run to put the Rams in front, but MCLA starter Brendan Kelly


Berkshires Drop A Spot In County Health Rankings
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
06:58AM / Sunday, March 31, 2019

Kim Kelly of Berkshire Health Systems detailed the Community Health Initiative aimed to turn around the poor rankings seen in the data. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire County has dropped a spot in the county health rankings.   The annual rankings measure in two categories — health outcomes and health factors. The county ranks 13 out of 14 counties in Massachusetts in the former and 11 out of 14 for the latter.   Neighboring Hampden County was dead last in both categories.   The report was released by local health officials on Monday and will serve as the basis for efforts to improve the well-being of residents throughout the county. The data used was garnered


MCLA Softball Swept by Framingham State
09:22PM / Saturday, March 30, 2019
FRAMINGHAM, Mass. – Senior pitcher Kelsi Gunarathne became the Framingham State University softball career strikeout leader as she earned the victory both games of the doubleheader, and the Rams swept the MCLA Trailblazers by scores of 11-0 and 5-0 Saturday afternoon in Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference action.   Framingham 11, MCLA 0 Gunarathne entered the game with 350 career strikeouts needing just two to surpass the old mark of 351 established by former Ram Yaya Faria who wore the black and gold from 2011-13. Gunarathne struck out the first batter in the second inning tying Faria's mark and broke the record a batter later with her second strikeout of the


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