With Roots Rising at the helm, the Pittsfield Farmers Market will be transformed into the first teen-run farmers market in the region. It will be run by Market Crew, Roots Rising's new employment opportunity for graduates of its Farm Crews.
Like Lyme disease, the most common one, it is caused by bacteria carried by the blacklegged tick. According to the Vermont Department of Health, Vermont has the highest annual incidence of anaplasmosis nationwide.
Volunteer support will be provided by the Onota Fishing Club to assist with dressing fish, providing fishing tips and techniques, baiting, and other related activities. Trophies will be awarded to those who catch the largest fish (length and weight); trophies will be awarded at noon.
"Springfest" will take place Sunday, April 28, from noon to 4 p.m. inside and outside as well (weather permitting) the youth center building on the grounds of Williamstown Elementary School. Springfest replaces Snowfest, which traditionally was held on Super Bowl Sunday at Towne Field House on the Williams College Campus.
The steps in front of City Hall on Friday were filled with 58 little pair of shoes, each one representing a child being abused in Berkshire County each month.
The display was part of the 13th annual "Step Up For Kids," a presentation to rally support for efforts to combat child abuse. The annual event is put on each year by the Children's Trust to recognize child abuse prevention month in April.