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Late Don Quinn Kelley Presented MLK Peacemaker Award

The late Don Quinn Kelley, historian and documentarian, had long been involved in social justice and community empowerment. Mayor Richard Alcombright described him as the type of person who was always looking for ways to help people, state Sen. Adam Hinds as someone who exemplified the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "march toward equal justice, the march toward fulfilling our cherished principles and fundamentals for this country."

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Acitivities Planned for King Day of Service on Monday

Martin Luther King Jr. Day this Monday will feature events and volunteer efforts across the county. In North Adams, the Martin Luther King Day Committee welcomes volunteers for its 24th annual Day of Service and celebratory lunch.

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MCLA to Hold Fall Day of Service

Volunteers will gather in the Venable Gym in MCLA's Amsler Campus Center at 9 a.m. to enjoy a light breakfast and be welcomed by MCLA President James F. Birge and North Adams Mayor Richard Alcombright. Work will begin at 9:30 a.m. and continue until noon. Volunteers should feel free to stop by any of the service sites for whatever amount of time they may have to help.

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Pittsfield RSVP Honors Betty Ziter As Volunteer of the Year

In the last seven years Elizabeth "Betty" Ziter has put in an estimated 1,307 volunteer hours with the Retired Seniors Volunteer Program. And for that, she was honored as the 2016 RSVP volunteer of the year. "Betty brings a positive attitude to her role and is always willing to help anyone in need," Mayor Linda Tyer said. "Betty is a devoted and trustworthy volunteer with an estimated 1,307 hours over the last seven years. She takes initiative without looking for recognition."

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Unistress Volunteers Build Shelter For Dogs At Sonsini Shelter

There are some cool dogs at the Eleanor Sonsini Animal Shelter thanks to local businesses. Some 30 Unistress employees were at the volunteer-run shelter building a shelter for the dogs to protect them from the elements. The project allows the dogs to be outside without overheating from the sun which beats down onto the kennels.

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Volunteers Sew, Organize, Play, Weatherize and Create for King Day

Some 350 community members ranging from the very young to the older but young at heart turned Monday's Martin Luther King Jr. Day off into a "day on." After a morning spent working, a celebration luncheon with speakers was held at the MCLA Church Street Center to honor members and the memory of the civil rights activist. This year's Martin Luther King Jr. Peacemaker Award was presented to PopCares, which has distributed more than $122,000 to local families struggling with cancer. The group wa

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Volunteers Needed for 23rd Annual MLK Day of Service

The program will include the presentation of this year's MLK Peacemaker Award to PopCares Inc., in recognition of the difference the nonprofit organization makes in the lives of more than 310 local families who are battling cancer.

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Williamstown Town Meeting OKs Parking, Signage

"When you engage in community service, you get to be a part of that which holds us together." — Stanley Parese

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Women Help Rehab Pittsfield Habitat For Humanity Home

"A lot of the women leave with a sense of confidence that they can do things themselves." — Carolyn Valli

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New RSVP Director Hopes to Grow Volunteers, Connect With Local Agencies

"I saw the job posting and thought it would be a perfect fit for me." — Cheryl Whalen

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Berkshire Bank Seeks Volunteer Projects

Berkshire Bank is seeking service projects of all sizes, but generally should engage between five to 50 employees using a mix of skilled and non-skilled labor.

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Williamstown Community Chest Seeks Volunteer Award Nominations

Since 1985, the Community Chest has presented an annual award honoring a resident, or residents, of Williamstown for exceptional volunteer service.

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Take & Eat Food Program Fueled by Growing Need

"Why can't we make meals here for homebound elderly in need of meals on weekends?" — Deacon Francis Ryan

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