Food is not just sustenance for the human body, but can be for an entire neighborhood.
That's what a group of community organizers in the Morningside area believe. The Morningside Up initiative is what has came out of a $75,000 planning grant from the Kresge Foundation and those involved are now patiently waiting for the fall to see if another round of funding will take their plans and turn them into reality.
David Brazeau knows meat. The third generation butcher said he wants to provide the community with quality wholesome meat and cuts and fill a needed void.
"My grandfather, my father, and myself have all worked for Price Chopper supermarkets," said the North Adams native and owner of Brazeau's Butcher Shop on 746 State Road. "Also, people are concerned about what they are eating and where it comes from.
It is time for the choreographed ballet of the annual pre-Easter Greek pastry sale at St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 73 Bradford St. in Pittsfield, again. It's this Saturday, March 26, presented by the Greek Ladies Philoptochos (phil-OP-to-khos; friend of the poor) Society.