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 email@example.com, or 413-664-6180.
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The weather outside is ... a bit frightful this Tuesday morning.
Snow is falling across the region, prompting the National Weather Service to issue a special weather statement: "Snow has developed across the southern Green Mountains, northern Berkshires, and Washington county in eastern New York. Snowfall of varying intensity with temperatures near or below freezing could result in areas of slippery travel and reduced visibility. Around 1 to 3 inches of snow will accumulate, especially in the higher terrain. Use caution if traveling into the afternoon."
Be careful driving if you're out and about today running errands, getting to and from work, or bringing the kiddos somewhere to keep them entertained during this February school vacation week. (If you're in warmer climates this vacation week, lucky you!)
Be aware that the snow today likely will change to rain in most of the region early this afternoon, making it less pretty and more messy. The rest of the week looks pretty quiet on the weather front, though we will see more seasonably cold temperatures, with lows in the single digits Wednesday and Thursday.
The weekend outlook, though? Sunny and temps around 40. Can't beat that in February!
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