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Toys for Tots' Celebration Encourages More Toy Donations
By Nicholas Swanson, iBerkshires Intern
05:22PM / Tuesday, December 15, 2015

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The Toys for Tots foundation and local emergency service departments have teamed up to accumulate toy donations this Wednesday, during a holiday celebration at Walmart on Curran Highway.

"There will be hot chocolate, candy, and fun activities for the children," said event coordinator Mary Ann King, during a phone conversation.

Off-duty emergency service personnel have volunteered to participate in this charity event, during which they will collect toy donations and load them in to emergency service vehicles.

Police Officer Al Zoito and his K-9 officer Chuck are also expected to make an appearance during the event and greet community members, an email


North Adams E3 Academy Creates Cookbook as Final Project
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
01:35PM / Tuesday, December 15, 2015

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Beans and Brussels sprouts. Broccholi and coleslaw. And beet brownies. Yum.

The students in the E3 Academy have spent a semester researching healthy food that also had be delicious and affordable.

The result was 50 cookbooks with 27 "teen tested" recipes made with widely available ingredients that were presented to the Friendship Center Food Pantry on Tuesday morning.

"These are fully tested by this group," said Abby Reifsnyder, school adjustment counselor who works with the public school's alternative learning program. "It had to pass all kinds of rigorous standards to get written into the cookbook."

E3 students use a theme


Colorful Bus Stop Installed on Main Street
by TunnelVision 01:33PM / Tuesday, June 19, 2012

by bananas2 10:53AM / Sunday, April 01, 2012
Instead of bickering about parking get a industry in North Adams with higher paying jobs than all the service jobs we have now. Is anyone on the commitee out there looking for any industries to come
Super Bowl Pancake Breakfast
by TunnelVision 10:44PM / Monday, January 30, 2012

Colorful Bus Stop Installed on Main Street
by TunnelVision
01:33PM / Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Workers set up a new public art installation, 'Bus Stop,' by Victoria Palermo as part of 2012 Downstreet Art. The functioning bus shelter will be used by patrons of the BRTA. A ribbon cutting will be held June 28.

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Going, Going ... Gone
by TunnelVision
11:49PM / Tuesday, January 03, 2012
They were removing the letters at Staples on Tuesday, marking the closure of the office supply store in North Adams.

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North Adams City Council for 2012-13
by TunnelVision
12:25PM / Monday, January 02, 2012
Here's the new City Council for the coming year.

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City Woman Wins Hometown Holidays Gift Basket
by TunnelVision
09:18PM / Thursday, December 22, 2011

Jonathan Secor had some help in pulling the winning ticket. Congrats to Janet O'Neill of North Adams who won the big Hometown Holidays gift basket on Thursday. O'Neill won some $1,300 worth of gift certificates and merchandise.

The drawing could be entered by spending $50 downtown during the Thursday night Hometown Holiday events. Jonathan Secor of MCLA Gallery 51 said 62 people had entered the contest (including the editor of iBerkshires &mdash amazing how much cat toys cost nowadays).

Secor contacted O'Neill who  was excited and surprised at winning. "No, I'm not kidding," Secor assured her


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