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Fall Foliage Festival Leaf Hunt Clues 2023

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There were still three leaves not found as of Sunday; here's a second set of clues to help hunt them down. 
5. (first clue) Little Red can put her hood to use in this beautiful meadow; (second clue) Learn to trot and canter in the Village Beautiful.
10. (first clue) Russian storytellers enter here for their epic roots; (second clue) cross this border for famous turnips
13. (first clue) The legends of George Washington and Humpty Dumpty meet; (second clue) At the NA corner of a fruit and a barrier
Extra hint: there is one leaf each in Florida, North Adams, and Williamstown
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The annual Fall Foliage Leaf Hunt, a traditional and popular feature that kicks off Fall Foliage Festival Week, starts today, Saturday.  
This year the committee has revealed that there will be 15 colorful leaves hidden in Adams, Cheshire, Clarksburg, Florida, North Adams, Savoy, and Williamstown. 
When a leaf is found, it should be brought to the Office of Tourism at North Adams City Hall during normal business hours to claim a prize. One prize per household please. Prizes are generously donated by area businesses including Advanced Auto Parts, Big Y, Boston Sea Foods, Give a Dog a Bath, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, Mount Williams Greenhouse, Oriental Buffet, Planet Fitness, Tourists, Triple Scoop and Walmart.  
Upon finding a hidden leaf, the plastic bag with the yellow or orange leaf should be removed and brought in and the second bag with the green leaf should be left at the site. This way, subsequent hunters will know they correctly solved the clue but someone already claimed the prize-winning leaf.  
A second set of clues will be announced in the event of unclaimed leaves. A complete list of winners, locations, and sponsors will be released in October. All leaves should be returned by Oct. 10 to receive a prize. 
As always, the leaf committee has included an invisible leaf hunt for homebound residents.
Participants in the invisible hunt are asked to mail a postcard (or card in an envelope) with the number of the clue and the answer/s with their name, address, and phone number or email address, to the Office of Tourism, City Hall, 10 Main St., North Adams, MA 01247.
Only mailed entries will be accepted. In the event of a tie, the earliest postmark will determine the winner. Please submit answers to be received by Oct. 10.
This year's Fall Foliage Festival theme is "Once Upon a Time in North Berkshire" and the first set of clues are:                 
1. All the storybook characters live here gratis
2. Curl up with a good storybook here
3. Florinda and Roger could apply here for a cauldron permit
4. Home of a misunderstood swan's adoptive dad
5. Little Red can put her hood to use in this beautiful meadow
6. Midas and Aesop's serpent meet here to nosh
7. Not bad, just big
8. Peas sold separately
9. Rapunzel could let her hair down in (old) New Providence
10. Russian storytellers enter here for their epic roots
11. Spiteful stepsibs spiff up to samba
12. Stealing from giants works up an appetite
13. The legends of George Washington and Humpty Dumpty meet
14. The 2nd pig should have shopped here
15. Tumnus' friends' home for industry
Invisible Leaf Hunt (mail-in entries only)
1. These musicians delighted us on accordions, keyboards, and more at community events, nursing homes, and even some bazaars, which was particularly appropriate given their band name.
2. The gingerbread man — and countless Northern Berkshire residents and visitors — might have run, run as fast as they could to this longtime Eagle Street institution, perhaps to get a classic smiley-face cookie?
3. There was one chef for each of the Bill(sville)y Goats Gruff at this beloved brookside restaurant.


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MCLA to Host Community Panel 'How to Speak About Peace'

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — MCLA faculty and staff invite the campus and North Adams community to a panel discussion "How to Speak About Peace" to discuss urgent calls for a permanent ceasefire in Palestine on Thursday, Nov. 30.  
The discussion will start at 7 p.m. in Murdock Hall Room 218. 
Panelists include Associate Professor of Anthropology Dr. Mohamad Junaid, Associate Professor of English & Communications Dr. Victoria Papa, Assistant Professor of Art History and Museum Studies Dr. Eunice Uhm, Associate Professor of Modern Language Dr. Mariana Bolivar, and Assistant Professor of Psychology Dr. Carter Carter. The discussion will be moderated by Assistant Professor of English & Communications Dr. Caren Beilin and interim director of The Mind's Eye – an initiative featuring interdisciplinary academic programming. 
"As an educational institution with scholarly expertise in our community, one thing we can do to try to cope with the unfolding events is to gather for conversation and to contend with current events. It is notable that this panel includes Jewish, Arab, and Muslim faculty members and those whose research addresses many of these intertwined topics," MCLA President James Birge stated in a message to the campus community. "I encourage our community's participation in this important conversation."  
This community panel is a follow-up and continuation of the previous panel about the war in Israel and Gaza. This comes after a weekend of horrific violence that took place in Burlington, Vt involving three Palestinian college students.  
"We must continue to talk with one another about peace, to find the words, and indeed the information, to speak and act on this urgent issue," Dr. Beilin said. 
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