Parties & Openings
March 16 – Pittsfield
The Heartbeats For Autism
March 9 – Pittsfield
Pittsfield Education Foundation
March 3 – New Lebanon
Culinary Crossroads Tea
The Junior Leagues Gives Us A Taste Of The Berkshires
Amy Krzanik reports from Dalton. A fine crowd turned out to The Stationery Factory on Thursday, Feb. 22 to help the Junior League of Berkshire County (JLBC) celebrate its 10th Annual Taste of the Berkshires and its 85th anniversary. Guests enjoyed everything from soups, stews and salads to eggplant parmigiana, with plenty of dessert items to round out the meal. Local restaurateurs and catering companies included Gala Steakhouse, KJ Nosh Catering, Mazzeo’s Ristorante, Patrick’s Pub, Flavours of Malaysia, Ye Olde Forge, Cafe Namaste, Simply Sweet, Starbucks, Sarah’s Cheesecakes, Big Elm Brewing, Ayelada, and two businesses making their Taste debut: The Pita Bite and Tyler and Pine. All proceeds from the event benefit the Junior League’s community programs. Past projects have focused on literacy, women and children’s safety, substance abuse issues, mentoring, ending sex-trafficking and more. The next JLBC event is a screening of Half the Sky at the Berkshire Athenaeum on Monday, March 5.
The Junior League’s fundraising chair, Shela Hidalgo, with its president, Mia Albano, and vice president, Rebecca Beron; Junior League sustaining members Susan Frisch Lehrer and Abbie von Schlegell flank member Leah Reed.
Hugh Koh, Sabrina Tan and Lee Tan from Flavours of Malaysia; Mark Ouillette and Gwen Davis.
Melissa and Brian Rathbun with Bryan and Megan Patton
Dan Shandor and Jes Shandor, a Junior League member and past president, with Candace Wall and Michael Wall; Andrea Hartcorn and Stef Quetti represented Tyler and Pine, a bakery opening soon in Pittsfield.