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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 Reading: LitNet Gala

litnet1 Amy Krzanik reports from Stockbridge. A sold out crowd packed Berkshire Country Day School’s impressively transformed Fitzpatrick Hall on Saturday, October 5 as The Literacy Network of South Berkshire (LitNet) held its annual fundraising gala. Before the sit-down dinner, guests mingled over drinks and appetizers, and perused a fantastic selection of silent auction items that included everything from gift certificates for local shops to far-off vacation getaways. This year’s honoree, Aso O. Tavitian, an Armenian-American philanthropist and inspirational advocate for education, accepted LitNet’s Fifth Annual Founders of America Award. Proceeds from the night go toward funding LitNet’s free adult one-on-one tutoring in English, math, reading, and GED studies. (Shown L to R: Marilyn Nejaime, Aso O. Tavitian, and the very first Founders of America Award winner, Nabih Nejaime.)

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LitNet Board Member and Auction Chair Sue Weintraub, Board Secretary Adrienne Cosel, and Board Co-president Lois Lenett; Executive Director Laura Qualliotine, Executive Assistant Shelley Wojtkowski, and Tutor Coordinator Mary Spina.

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Board Member Cris Raymond, Massachusetts State Representative Tricia Farley-Bouvier, Art Sherman, and Board Member Sarah Boyd; Katti Paquette and Lee Library Director Dan Paquette.

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Joe Nejaime, former American Ambassador to Canada Judy Ney, and Terry Webb; Marty Gottron, Stewart Edelstein, and Lynn Edelstein.

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David and Indre Boaretto-Sarti; Kim and Virgil Van Gerven with Matt Chester and Catherine Chester.

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Peter Herbst, Tim Eustis, Sarah Eustis, and Ann Herbst; Nancy Kalodner and Annie Rye.

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Former LitNet student Sylvana Proanio, Robert Unda, and MA State Representative Tricia Farley-Bouvier; George T. Smith and Board Treasurer Bill Dunlaevy.

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Harvey Tessler and Marsha Tessler; Ingrid Taylor, Mary Harrison, and Mary Jane Turner.

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Jeannie Reilly-Ortega, Sue Dunlaevy, and Jackie McNinch; Michael Conforti, Isabella Meisinger, Laurie Norton Moffatt, and RI Publisher Mark Williams.

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Neil Chrisman, Ginger Schwartz, Kathy Chrisman; Michael P. Hale and Georgia Massucco.

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