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Mahaiwe Tent


Parties & Openings

Nov. 18 – Pittsfield
Festival of Trees

Nov. 15 – G. Barrington
Indwe Learning Center Benefit

Nov. 11 - Chatham
PS21 Gala

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The Fairview Gala Hits A High Note With The Midtown Men

Amy Krzanik reports from Great Barrington. Fairview Hospital, a part of Berkshire Health Systems, gathered together staff, friends and supporters on the green outside the Mahaiwe Theater on Saturday, September 20 for its annual celebration. Guests mingled, dined and bid on some amazing silent auction items like stays in France and Nantucket, a year of massages, catered dinners and more. Once inside the theater, the hospital showed its lighthearted side in a video directed by Ben Hillman, where staff lip-synched to a Fairview-ized version of “The Beat Goes On.” Massachusetts State Representative Smitty Pignatelli and Fairview President Eugene Dellea thanked attendees for their support and honored community leader Cheryl Raifstanger, who was given a standing ovation by the crowd. The evening’s entertainment was a high-energy performance by The Midtown Men a.k.a. the four original cast members of Broadway’s Jersey Boys. The evening wrapped up with dessert and coffee back outside under the tent. Proceeds from this year’s gala fundraiser will help upgrade Fairview’s anesthesiology department. Pictured above, the evening’s honoree, Cheryl Raifstanger, with her husband John.

Hunter Runnette, gala committee member Helice Picheny and Mark Vanden Bosch, Berkshire Health Systems’ head of anesthesiology; Fairview President Gene Dellea and Barbara Alibozek.

Brian Zanin and Kate McCormick; Berkshire Film & Media Collaborative executive director Diane Pearlman, Seeds owner Robin Ban and Joanne Sheehan Keator of the The Keator Group.

Holly Broga and Joe and Chelsea Brown, all of Michelle’s Salon & Day Spa; MA House Representative Smitty Pignatelli and Alexandra Glover.

MA State Auditor and Great Barrington resident Suzanne Bump with Gene Dellea; Sandra Josel, Hildi Black and Elaine Silberstein.

The Ad Journal Committee: Louann Harvey, Fran Premerlani, Dee Harnish and Paula Gangell-Miller.

Eric Plakun, Deb Buccino and Audrey Raifstanger; Last year’s honorees, committee member Anne Schnesel and Ernest Schnesel.

Gala committee member Lisa Cohen with Paul Tepper; Peg Shea, John Greenberger and Mary White.

Saul and Barbara Eisenberg with Gene Dellea; Ann McDonald of BMC’s new Cancer Care Center, which will hold a benefit wine tasting this Saturday, and Mark Kester, Fairview’s Director of Pharmacy.

Board member Sue Kormanik and Bill Kormanik; Roger Manring and Barbara Manring, who will be honored on October 18 at BSCC’s Community Gala.

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