The longstanding summer street festival Third Thursday returns this month.
The event is held throughout the summer on North Street. The city's main thoroughfare is completely shut down and filled with vendors, food, music, and entertainment. It brings thousands of people to the city's downtown every third Thursday of the month from May until September.
Britton Street resident John Carey said what happened to his home is "the American way."
The elderly veteran is living in the home his grandfather had built. But, it was getting old and falling into disrepair and Carey simply couldn't come up with what was needed to make those fixes.
Last year's Motorama brought more than 500 vehicles to the streets of North Adams, and this year hopes to draw record attendance. Those interested in exhibiting their vehicles can register beginning at 7:30 a.m. the day of the event. The cost to enter a vehicle is $15, but the public can enjoy the event free of charge.
Saturday's event highlight the path to freedom from addiction at the family friendly event with representatives from local resource groups, speakers, a walk down main street, music and activities. Northern Berkshire Community Coalition is the lead this year but Kenna Waterman's Have Hope Initiative again will have a "Wall of Recovery."
Downtown Celebration is sponsored by Greylock Federal Credit Union, MountainOne, and the city of North Adams. This event is free and open to the public. In the case of inclement weather, there will be an announcement on Wednesday morning to use the rain date of Thursday, Aug. 17.
The blue lights started flashing, and a voice came over the cruiser's PA calling for backup.
And the three officers started laughing, as they stood outside of the vehicle. Because inside the vehicle, a group of city teens was having a good time.
The festival featured local cheese makers as well as other vendors. The event was a celebration of the Cheshire Mammoth Cheese — a 1,200-pound cheese wheel the town made and delivered to the newly elected President Thomas Jefferson in 1802.
The newly formed Cheshire Community Action Team hopes to sharpen community spirits with the first-ever Cheshire Cheese Fest.
The closing of Cheshire Elementary School prompted a group of friends to come together and form the action team, also known as "Cheshire CAT."
The Board of Health thinks a community cleanup campaign will renew a sense of pride in the town.
Member Bruce Shepley said in his own neighborhood, he took it upon himself to mow unsightly properties and alert the authorities when late-night loitering becomes a nuisance.