Nominations Sought For Fall Neighborlies

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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The Northern Berkshire Community Coalition is accepting nominations for the Fall Neighborlies, a community recognition award night. The Neighborlies will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 24, at 5 p.m. at the Congregation Beth Israel Synagogue, located at 53 Lois St.
 
The nbCC's Northern Berkshire Neighbors welcomes residents to consider people of all ages who performed acts of kindness or made a positive difference in their lives, in their neighborhoods or in their community. Anyone may nominate individuals or groups in one or more of the following categories: neighborly acts, young people taking the lead, business/agency support, or groups pulling together on a project.
 
You may nominate a person or group through the nbCC website. Applications can also be picked up and mailed to the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition Office at 61 Main St., Suite 218, North Adams, MA, 01247. Nominations can also be called in to 413-663-7588 or emailed to arodgers@nbccoalition.org. Send the name(s), address and phone and email of those nominated and those making the nomination, indication of the category and a brief description of the reason. 
 
Each nominee will receive an invitation to the event, where Mayor Richard Alcombright and Coalition staff will present certificates of appreciation. This is a great way to thank individuals who help make a positive difference and honor the ordinary acts of kindness and cooperation that happen every day in our communities. Nominations will be accepted through Octo. 15. 
 
For more information, call the Coalition at 413-663-7588.
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Letter: Hinkell Family Thanks Community for Support After House Fire

To the Editor:

We would like to thank everybody for their generous support during these tough times for our family. We greatly appreciate all of the donations, prayers, meals, and support that has been sent our way. We feel so blessed to be part of such an amazing community and we honestly couldn't have made it through this past week without all your help. 
 
To the North Adams Fire Department, North Adams Police Department, Northern Berkshire EMS, North Adams DPW, the North Adams Animal Control Officer, and the North Adams Water Department, thank you for your quick responses to our house, saving our dogs, and making sure everyone was OK. 
 
Finally, thank you to Cutting Edge Painting for dropping everything and coming to board up and secure our house and to Thrifty Bundle for immediately cleaning clothes for us to wear.
 
As we continue to move forward, we can't help but to reflect back to how lucky we are to be able to reside in a community that is so willing to help people in need. We are forever grateful and will never forget everything that the community did for us.  We Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Johno, Emily, Connor and Easton Hinkell
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