Noelle's Belles is the team of Williamstown fourth-grader Noelle Dravis, who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes five years ago at the age of 4.
"I can't wait to bid on a chair myself ... for the office." — Tony Mazzucco
"This year, we weren't able to do our canoe trips because we didn't have the funding. I'm going to do everything possible to remedy that." — Becky Cushing
"It's just meant to be something to celebrate Independence Day." — Linda Tyer
"It involves the whole community and now it will be even bigger." — Sonia DiSanti
Two local eateries will participating in the next round of Berkshire Humane Society's Restaurant Challenge.
"They are excited about running, and I am excited about reading." — Jill Pompi
Come out and enjoy activities galore in the Berkshires this weekend.
The breakfast is helping to fund the third-grade spring trip to Historic Deerfield Village, where they will visit re-creations of Native American sites as well as colonial homes.
"It is so important for our community to support local theater groups, because we literally couldn't continue without support." — Liz Urban
"Kids really enjoy it." — Karen Wallace
"What their contributions will do is help me grow the club." — Michael Little
Participants raised approximately $50,000 for the Special Olympics Massachusetts.
"It brings people together for a night of dancing, prizes and fun, all while helping an organization in need." — Jennifer Bean
"I'd just like to thank Johnson Ford, Greylock Federal Credit Union and the Berkshire United Way." — Michael Mroz
"We were trying to think of something that wouldn't take a big bite out of our funds raised." — Deborah Sadowy-Dargie
"I want to earn their donations. It's their hard-earned money, and I need to be out there doing the best I can."
"He's a tough kid, a fighter." — PJ Pannesco
"We believe the community support is so solid that they'll be behind us with whatever we do." — Christine Singer
"... one of the things the group became excited about is meeting virtually some of the girls from Grace Villa." — Molly Polk
"We tell people it's a lot easier to just come down and see how it's done." — Diana Alexander
"The event is self-sustaining. We haven't added much to it and haven't had to." — Officer Darren Derby
In addition, BJís will donate $5 per application to the William Elementary School PTO.
"There is a need in the county. Last year, we served more than 600 kids." — Brendan Bullett
The race starts at the North Adams Veterans Memorial at the corner of Route 2 and Eagle Street and ends at the American Legion.