Alison and Christopher Cuff, owners of Coffee Liberation Front, believe in two things: good coffee and happy animals.
And as the Park Street cafe has fast become a popular spot for coffee and salads, it's also making an impact on animals' lives through the kindness of patrons.
A new fundraiser for the Special Olympics is teeing off next month.
Market 32 and Baker's Golf have teamed up to put on a special glow ball night with the benefits going to the Law Enforcement Torch Run, which will supply Special Olympic athletes from Berkshire County with equipment, uniforms, and transportation to the games.
For the record, Saturday’s race was won by Olivia’s cousin Jacob Leblanc, who covered the course in 17 minutes, 32 seconds, a 5:39 mile pace. The top woman in the field was 2016 Lenox High graduate and rising Williams College freshman Emily Tibbetts, who finished in 22:05.
Josh Sargent's world quickly changed last May when, at the age of 27, he was diagnosed with a rare liver cancer.
"The doctors were shocked because they don't look for that in a young person," his mother, Lisa Sargent, said. "There was genetic testing, we have been to Dana-Farber [Cancer Institute] and he started chemo but it spread to his lungs and his bones very quickly. This was just in May."
The first Common Folk Arts & Music Festival will take place this Saturday to benefit the new Roots Teen Center.
The festival will run from 2 to 10. It was originally planned as an outdoors concert in the plaza at Western Gateway Heritage State Park but the prospect of inclement weather — thunderstorms are forecast for the weekend — has move it inside. The new venue is the Elks Lodge on Eagle Street.
The goal of the event is to bring families and the community together, say organizers, but also to help the Family Center to raise funds. Amy Hall, the program director of the Family Center, said she has been wanting to have a duck derby in North Adams for a long time.
“Jimmy's Ride has raised over $300,000 in 19 years to raise money and awareness among the community that child abuse is a major issue in Berkshire County. Not a day goes by that I don't think of my brother and the life that was taken from him 24 years ago