Thinking about bartering for some goods and services well today is your lucky day because Berkshire Bartering is sweeping the region. To learn more and find times and locations visit their Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/BerkshireBarter.
Join Suzi Banks Baum as she talks about motherhood, publishing and celebrating sisterhood! Meet Suzi live on Friday January 17th at Simon’s Rock while she gives VIM and CHP generous donations from her book An Anthology of Babes: 36 Women Give Motherhood a Voice. If you don’t have the book on your shelf then buy it today at www.laundrylinedivine.com.
Who should be conducting comprehensive sex education to tweens and where should it be happening? This was the question that the Berkshire United Way’s Karen Cole, Coordinator of Youth Development, posed to the newly created reduce teen pregnancy Coalition. The answer is simple, everyone should be involved from parents to the schools to peer programs. Empowering young tweens to delay sex, access reproductive health and aspire for bright futures is essential in driving down the staggering teenage pregnancy rate in Berkshire County. The births to teens between ages 15-19/1000 teens is 20.6 Berkshire County and 34.0 Pittsfield which is staggering compared to the rest of the state at 17.1. Together we can change history and empower our youth to invest in their future through programs like GET REAL and LET’S BE HONEST. To get more information on these programs and how you can reach your tweens go to www.berkshireunitedway.org.
Farmer Dom is back and he is talking TURKEY! Dom’s message to everyone is buy locally, support your local farmers throughout the year, yes you can buy from local farms all year long. To find out where to purchase locally go to www.localharvest.org or www.berkshiregrown.org and visit Dom at www.mooninthepond.com.
Join Serene as she unleashes the SHISHIK and LAIACONA family onto local listeners!