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The Housatonic River Flotilla

The Housatonic River Flotilla will be held Sunday, September 10, 2017 at Bartholomew’s Cobble, Sheffield, MA.

This event is more of a boat parade than a race where community groups and businesses will float vessels of their own design and decoration in celebration of the Housatonic River, and it’s all part of a festival style afternoon gathering on the Housatonic shore at Bartholomew’s Cobble. The event will include music, food and river viewing.



The event day schedule is as follows:

11:30 am  Event begins

12:00-2:00 pm  Berkshire Bateria performs

1:00 pm  Flotilla (boat parade) begins.

The event is meant to bring interest in and appreciation for the Housatonic River.

Organizers recommend that visitors bring lawn chairs or blankets.

Admission is $5 per person.

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The Woofstock Annual Fundraising Dog Walk

The Woofstock Annual Fundraising Dog Walk will be held Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017 at The Common on First St., Pittsfield, MA. The Pittsfield Cooperative Bank is the title sponsor.

The Dog walk is part of a larger family-oriented festival of activities which include face-painting, games, penny carnival, food, the webkinz adoptions which is sponsored by Greylock Federal Credit Union. Entry to the activities is free, and the entry fee for the Dog Walk is $10. The Dog Walk route is approximately one mile long.


Besides the entry fee, participants are encouraged to fundraise. They can get help by visiting and click on “Events” to find fundraising tools and downloadable forms.

The Walk day schedule is as follows:

10:00 am Registration and limited activities

11:00 am  Walk begins

Noon  All activities

2:00 Event ends

Proceeds from the event benefit the Berkshire Humane and will be used to care for shelter animals.

For more information call (413) 447-7878.

To learn more about Berkshire Humane visit

Berkshire Humane thanks the following sponsors for their generosity:

The Pittsfield Cooperative Bank

The Berkshire Eagle

Onyx Specialty Papers, Inc.

West Oil Company

Dettinger Lumber Company

Blue Q

Benson’s Pet Center

Kamp Ketchum

Smith Brothers-McAndrews Ins.

H.L. Fuel Co., inc.

Adams Community Bank

Foranimals, LLC


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