|News and events in North Adams, Mass.
|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
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|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
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|City Woman Wins Hometown Holidays Gift Basket|
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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