GRANTEE STORIES

INTERVIEW WITH MALACHI BLACK

Malachi Black is the 23rd recipient of the Amy Clampitt residency. For over a decade, the program has provided poets and literary scholars a paid six- or 12-month stay at Clampitt's former residence near Lenox, Mass.

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In Second Year, Healthy Food Initiative Offers Seafood Club, Cooking Classes and More

To combat food inequality and bring fresh and healthy options to Columbia County residents, Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation launched Fresh and Healthy Food for All in July 2016.

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MORE THAN $525,000 WILL HELP STUDENTS FOLLOW THEIR DREAMS

Thanks to the generosity of area donors and the hard work of volunteer committees, Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation awarded over 200 scholarships totaling $525,470 this year. Bright, young students from Berkshire, northwest Litchfield, Columbia and northeast Dutchess counties will use these awards to pursue their dreams in a variety of fields.

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FEEDING HUNGRY CHILDREN WITH BACKPACKS FULL OF FOOD

When Linda Fix decided to help feed chronically hungry children in Columbia County in 2010, she reached out to the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York for assistance.

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Aging Comfortably with Chore Service

Karl Saliter moved to Sharon, Conn. in 1969 with five kids and no job. He had been let go at the worst possible time for a fuel purveyor to get started in a new market.

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The Giving Garden

For the last two decades, Russell Moody, pastor at the Pittsfield Church of Christ, has worn many different hats in his parish. Most recently, he is donning a farmer's cap, thanks in part to a decision that he and his parishioners made two years ago to make it their mission to nourish the people of Berkshire County from the inside out.

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The fight of her life

Jessica Lemon doesn't have the typical demeanor of what one would call a fighter. A gentle face and even gentler voice belie a core that is caring, spiritual, maybe even somewhat timid. That is until she tells her story.

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A LIFELINE FOR STUDENTS

On a cold December morning, Erin Curry debated whether or not she should go to work. Having never called in sick, she was feeling less than stellar that day, but decided to muscle through. It was a good thing she did.

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All the World’s a Stage at The Hudson Opera House

From string quartets and chess clubs, to astronomy lectures and improv workshops, there is never a dull moment at this community arts hub.

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SECOND CHANCES

The handwritten letter says it all. A young father with five children wants to go to college for carpentry so that he can "get a rell job and take cair of my kids and soon to be wife.

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