North Adams Addiction Recovery Center Holds Open House

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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The Northern Berkshire Community Coalition invites the community to attend an open house to celebrate the opening of the Beacon Recovery Community Center on Tuesday, May 14, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Green, located at 85 Main St.
 
A new program of the coalition, it provides peer support to those seeking and maintaining recovery from addiction. BRCC is a peer-led effort that offers support groups, connections to networks that can assist anyone seeking recovery, and opportunities to socialize with others. 
 
The community center has open hours on Wednesdays from 10 to 2 at the Green and is free and open to all. 
 
"We are proud that the BRCC is a space where members can feel accepted, uplifted and empowered with supports from their peers," said coalition Executive Director Amber Besaw. "We invite the community to celebrate the opening, learn about BRCC's purpose and offerings, and also meet the NBCC staff and volunteer peer leaders who have spearheaded the opening of the center."
 
Light refreshments will be served. Welcoming remarks by Besaw will begin at 5:30, followed by remarks from the center's peer leaders.
 
The Beacon Recovery Community Center is a safe and welcoming community of people in recovery, their families, and friends. BRCC's goal is to nurture and support people in all stages and on all paths of recovery through peer-led, holistic approaches by sharing life experiences, skills, and social connections.

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North Adams Rallies For Win in Rain-Shortened La Festa Baseball Exchange

By Rick DuteauiBerkshires.com Sports
NORTH ADAMS, Mass - North Adams struck just before Mother Nature did on Saturday night, as the local team rallied to a 9-5 victory over the Boston North End Dodgers, just before weather shortened the first game of the annual La Festa Baseball Exchange at Joe Wolfe Field.
 
The two sides met for the 29th straight season in the yearly event in which each club travels for a two-game series. Although Saturday’s action was halted in the top of the sixth inning due to a lightning storm that swept quickly through the area, the teams meet again on Sunday morning for the second game. North Adams will also travel east in August for a pair of games hosted by the Dodgers in Boston.
 
Things may have ended in a draw had North Adams not struck for its final scoring burst in the bottom of the fifth inning, as it scored four runs to break open a 5-5 score with the deciding margin of victory. Landon Champney got it going after he led off by slicing the ball past third base for a double, and he then scored the winning run on a throwing error after Tristan Garner walked and attempted to steal second to draw a throw.
 
The home team kept piling on in the fifth to increase its lead. Garner came in on a passed ball, Chase Vanderwoude walked and later stole home and Owen Gagne smacked a single past third, advanced on a balk and then crossed the plate following a wild pitch.
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