Community Spotlight: The Berkshire Environmental Action Team

Berkshire Environmental Action Team, also known as BEAT, is the Berkshire’s very own environmental activism, stewardship and education organization. Since 2003, BEAT has made it their mission to inform residents about environmental issues affecting western Massachusetts. BEAT also hosts a wide array of programming such as Green Drinks, wildlife tracking, and invasive kiwi pulls (more…

Community Spotlight: Kate Lauzon

Kate Lauzon, the current, passionate chair of the Morningside Initiative in Pittsfield, is volunteering her time to help bring community programming and a light to the Tyler Street area, an area she calls home. With the help of other dedicated volunteers, the Morningside Initiative has been able to host family-friendly events such as a Game…

Public Art, Paintboxes, Pianos, Pride! Pittsfield’s Artscape brings the 4Ps!

Artscape is an energetic, volunteer-led committee responsible for the fun, accessible, and professional public art in various outdoor locations throughout the City of Pittsfield. One of their most visible contributions are the beautifully painted electrical load boxes in downtown Pittsfield. This summer, in partnership with Berkshire Music School, Artscape has helped bring a unique type…

Community Spotlight: The Pittsfielder

Downtown Pittsfield, Inc.’s newest Board Member is Nicholas Russo, but you may have heard of him by another name, or alias really, “The Pittsfielder”. Russo has been provoking thought and inspiring conversation about our hometown, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, through his “The Pittsfielder” website and Facebook page. “The Pittsfielder is about seeing the city from a new…