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North Adams Seeks Volunteers, Sponsors for 125th Birthday Bash

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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The North Adams is celebrating the 125th anniversary of its incorporation as a city. 
 
The community is invited to mark this historic milestone, celebrate the city's rich history, and look to the future of North Adams at events planned for April 24-25.
 
The celebration will include several fun, family friendly, and mostly free events. Plans for the 125th anniversary program include a community celebration on Saturday, April 25, along with celebration fundraising dinner to benefit the North Adams Public Library the evening of Friday, April 24. More details about the event and celebration schedule will be released shortly.
 
The 125th celebration planning committee is currently looking for sponsors and donations toward this celebration, volunteers to help plan and assist with the kick-off weekend activities, and information on other events happening in the city between April 17 and 26 that tie into the celebration, incorporating the theme of 125 years of North Adams history into their individual events.
 
Most events will be free to attend and open to the public, including free admission to Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art for all North Adams residents on Saturday, April 25.
 
Anyone interested in volunteering or becoming a sponsor can contact Suzy Helme, director of community events and tourism, at tourism@northadams-ma.gov, or 413-664-6180.

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Lever, North Adams Awarded Grant To Support Mohawk Trail Woodlands Partnership

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Lever and North Adams were awarded $85,000 in state grant funding to support Mohawk Trail Woodlands Partnership
 
Lever and the City of North Adams have been awarded $65,000 and $20,000, respectively, through a state grant program to support forest stewardship and conservation, trail improvements, and nature-based tourism in the Mohawk Trail Woodlands Partnership (MTWP) region.
 
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