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Parties & Openings

Sept. 9 – Dalton
BNRC 50th Birthday Celebration

Sept. 2 – Claverack
Columbia-Greene Garden Party

Sept. 1 – Hudson
Drinks On The Waterfront

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Raising Glasses And Funds For The Berkshire Music School

Lisa Green reports from Great Barrington. There were toasts…and toasts…and toasts to the Berkshire Music School at its wine pairing dinner on Tuesday, May 9 at the Castle Street Café. And although there was a special wine selected for each course, the cheer could be attributed to the purpose of the evening, which was to raise funds to benefit the school’s scholarship fund. Each year, BMS awards $16,000 in merit scholarships for students to take music lessons; no one is ever turned away from lessons if they can’t afford it. The evening began with hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction, and between the main course and dessert, the high-money live auction included tickets to “Hello Dolly”! (now on Broadway starring Bette Midler) and a Tanglewood/Guido’s package. “It’s for the little kids,” repeated board vice president Jeff Bradway (above, with school director Tracy Wilson) as he encouraged guests to up their bids. But the truth is, the school is populated as much with older students as it is with the young ‘uns. In fact, the oldest student is 93, proving you’re never too old to learn new music.

Tommie Hutto-Blake and Andrea Pecor, both from Beckett, Mass.; Sarah Novak and Sam Craig, whose wife, Kate Barton, is president of the Board of Trustees.

Mary Albertson, Dick Lipton and Bianca Wallen; Lynn Edelstein and Betsy Dovydenas, a painter.

David Hall and Marianne Hall, who is secretary of the Board of Trustees.

David Buxton, Lisa Avery, a performing artist, and Sheri James Buxton, cabaret singer who is also the music school’s outreach coordinator and instructor of the cabaret program; BMS registrar Sandy Moderski manages the “pick a number, get a bottle of wine for $20” lottery.

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Posted by Lisa Green on 05/09/17 at 10:58 PM • Permalink