Parties & Openings
October 25 - Stockbridge
Literacy Network Gala
October 24 - Pittsfield
BCC's Orchid & Tropical Show
October 18 - G. Barrington
Berkshire South Gala
Toasting Tapestry Health at Spice Dragon
Bess J.M. Hochstein reports from Pittsfield:
Reproductive health and family planning are serious issues, but the benefit party on Monday, June 27 to mark the 38th anniversary of Tapestry Health, the only organization to provide these services in Western Massachusetts at low or no cost, was cause for celebration. Smiling supporters generously bid on silent auction items while nibbling sushi, dumplings, and savory skewers fresh from the new kitchen team at Spice Dragon. The mysterious Silver Swimmers (in photo at left) made a splash, handing out colorful condoms. Hosts Larry Rosenthal and Joyce Bernstein underwrote the evening so that 100% of the proceeds go to Tapestry Health.
Norman Rockwell Museum director Laurie Norton Moffat with gallerist Leslie Ferrin; location scout Jennet Cook, who won the evening’s raffle prize—a new iPad—with Pittsfield City Councillor Pete White.
Photographer Evan Soldinger with metalsmith Linda Kaye-Moses; artist Anne Pasko, founder of the Pittsfield Garden Tour, taking place July 16 & 17, with the evening’s co-host Joyce Bernstein and Pittsfield Cultural czarina Megan Whilden.
Tapestry Health interns Khalil Grell and Owanate Briggs, who are Amherst College students, with Tapestry founder and president Leslie Tarr Laurie.
Lenox Club president Jo Anne Magee with Kelly Wickliff; Sydelle Blatt and Betsey Selkowitz.
Katrina Mattson, who oversees Tapestry Health services in Berkshire County, and Vannessa Slaughter; Meryl Blackman with the evening’s co-host Larry Rosenthal.
Chin Lee and Sabrina Tan, who own the Malaysian restaurant Flavours; James and Mary Ann Archey.