Great Barrington http://wamc.org en Great Barrington to Commemorate Civil Rights Leader http://wamc.org/post/great-barrington-commemorate-civil-rights-leader <p>At a time when millions of Americans are celebrating the 50<sup>th</sup> anniversary of the March on Washington, people from the Berkshires are recognizing another civil rights milestone.</p> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 17:04:00 +0000 Jim Levulis 72000 at http://wamc.org Great Barrington to Commemorate Civil Rights Leader Great Barrington Woman Completes Run Across Country for Youth Travel http://wamc.org/post/great-barrington-woman-completes-run-across-country-youth-travel <p>A former high school teacher from Columbia County has completed a long trek to raise money so young people can have the opportunity to travel.</p> Wed, 21 Aug 2013 22:40:00 +0000 Jim Levulis 71936 at http://wamc.org Great Barrington Woman Completes Run Across Country for Youth Travel U.S. Rep. Richard Neal Makes Case for Small Brew Bill in Berkshires http://wamc.org/post/us-rep-richard-neal-makes-case-small-brew-bill-berkshires <p>Massachusetts Congressman Richard Neal met with brewers from across the Bay State today to discuss the upcoming brewing industry and a bill that seeks to make microbreweries more competitive.</p><p></p> Thu, 24 Jan 2013 23:20:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 56466 at http://wamc.org U.S. Rep. Richard Neal Makes Case for Small Brew Bill in Berkshires Community Corner: Rosalynn Frederick http://wamc.org/post/community-corner-rosalynn-frederick <p></p><p>WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard spoke with Rosalynn Frederick, a teacher from Great Barrington, Massachusetts, who is planning to run from California to New York in order to raise money for a fund that will allow middle and high school students to travel outside the country.</p><p> Wed, 26 Dec 2012 22:53:39 +0000 Lucas Willard 54580 at http://wamc.org Community Corner: Rosalynn Frederick Great Barrington Finds a New Sister in West Africa http://wamc.org/post/great-barrington-finds-new-sister-west-africa <p>Great Barrington is now a sister-city with a community in West Africa. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard has more…</p><p>Great Barrington has become twins with Fada N’Gourma, a city of similar size in Burkina Faso. Burkina Faso is a landlocked country about the size of Colorado in Western Africa.</p> Wed, 19 Sep 2012 19:45:45 +0000 Lucas Willard 48230 at http://wamc.org Great Barrington Finds a New Sister in West Africa Great Barrington Teens Go Green http://wamc.org/post/great-barrington-teens-go-green-0 <p>Director of the Greenagers program Will Conklin puts it this way&hellip;</p><p>A program of the Berkshires-based Center for Peace Through Culture, Greenagers is a youth program based in environmental stewardship and service to community.</p><p>On Saturday, April 21<sup>st</sup>, Greenagers will begin its season by providing volunteer hours to clean up and pull weeds on the Housatonic River Walk in Great Barrington. Director Will Conklin&hellip;</p> Mon, 16 Apr 2012 22:15:26 +0000 Lucas Willard 36939 at http://wamc.org Great Barrington Teens Go Green Group Plans Great Barrington National Historic Site http://wamc.org/post/group-plans-great-barrington-national-historic-site <p>Great Barrington was the hometown of the late author and civil rights leader and founder of the NAACP. He died nearly 50 years ago.<br /><br />A parcel of land and home located along route 23 in Great Barrington that was given to WEB Dubois as a gift was bulldozed in the mid-50&rsquo;s. In the 1960&rsquo;s, the acreage where the homestead sat changed hands. Currently, UMass Amherst owns the homesite.<br /><br />The Friends of the Du Bois Home site are planning to include the 5-acre plot Great Barrington and three other locations a national historic site.<br /> Mon, 02 Apr 2012 21:59:05 +0000 Lucas Willard 35992 at http://wamc.org