Forty years ago, Theresa Tracy started going to the Pittsfield Family YMCA as a member.
About 10 years later she started volunteering. And then 22 years ago she took a staff position and has been teaching water aerobics courses since.
Cheryl Mirer remembers driving from Otis to the city to go on art walks, volunteer with Berkshire Creative, or sell crafts at the Handmade Holiday Festival.
And those memories seemed to come back a lot in the last year or so, when she was searching for a way to get back here from Potsdam, N.Y. Mirer had moved there in 2013 and was working in the development office at Clarkson University while her husband managed a co-operative food market.