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ELYSE HARNEY

Mahaiwe Tent

BERKSHIRE GROWN

STAIR GALLERIES

Parties & Openings


Nov. 11 - Chatham
PS21 Gala

Nov. 4 - Pittsfield
NAACP Awards Dinner

Oct. 29 - G. Barrington
Halloween At L'Atelier

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Happy 200th: The Lenox Library Celebrates Its Building

Amy Krzanik reports from Lenox. Around 250 people gathered together at the Lenox Library on Saturday, May 30 to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the building in which it’s housed. Built in 1815 as the second Berkshire County Courthouse, the building has been home to the Library since 1874. Townspeople have supported the building, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, through lengthy restorations and additions to reestablish its original beauty. Saturday’s well-attended celebration doubled as a fundraiser in which 25 local artists created and donated paintings, drawings and photographs of the Library for a silent auction. A commemorative book has collected all of the artists’ renderings, along with a history of the Library building and quotes from patrons, and is available for purchase as a keepsake. Above, Kim Bradway and Jennifer Knopf, the Library’s fundraising events coordinator.


Ken Grinspoon, Selena Morris and Ilse Browner, who runs the Library’s summer book sale which is celebrating its 20th year this August 21 - August 23; Lori Robbins, Anita Heller and Mary Spina, who donated flowers from her garden for the event.


Hillery Maxymillian, Library board member Lisa Nelson, Laura Kittross and Margaret Keller; Maggie Sadoway and Rick Gregg.


Sarah Dotchin, Peter Arment, Tyler Arment, David Dotchin (holding Henry) and Peter Arment, Sr.


Christa and Jeremiah Ames with Marybeth Mitts; Chris Ciolfi and artist Joan Palano Ciolfi, who donated a painting to the auction.


Liz Goodman and Susan Love; Mark and Molly Elliot with Jody and Steve Prunier and Lindsey Schmid of the Berkshire Visitors Bureau.


Guests mingled and snacked from the buffet amid festive decorations.


Another view of the scene in the Library; Cakewalk Bakery and Cafe created a larger-than-life book cake for the event.

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