The following leaves have not been returned — 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 13 and 14 — and redeemed for prizes during the first week of the annual hunt. Keep in mind the holiday theme with Labor Day stressed this year.
The towns given in the first set of clues now have initials added as new hints. Under "Where We Labored" and "More Mills": 4. Adams P-SM, 13. Adams DA-WRG, 14. Adams BW-CP. Under "Railroad": 6. North Adams NT-HT, 7. Williamstown D-CB, 8. Cheshire RRST and 9. Florida ES-HTS.
Please return all orange or yellow winning leaves to the North Adams City Hall Tourism Office by Oct. 11. Thanks and congratulations to those who solved clues 1, 2, 3, 5, 10, 11, 12 and 15.
All winners and solutions will appear later this month. The committee appreciates the donation of redemption space at Pedrin's from Sept. 24 to Oct. 2.
Original post Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022
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 and Williamstown.
When a leaf is found it should be brought to Pedrin's Dairy Bar during normal operating hours to claim a prize. One prize per household please. Prizes are generously donated by area merchants including Pedrin's, Boston Sea Foods, Craft Food Barn, Planet Fitness, Big Y, North Adams Historical Society, North Adams MoviePlex 8, Walmart and Wild Oats.
A second set of clues will be announced in the event of unclaimed leaves.
The committee has repeated the last three years' successful procedure whereby one plastic bag with a yellow or orange leaf should be removed and brought in and another with a green leaf that should be left at the site so that subsequent hunters will know they correctly solved the clue but someone already claimed the prize-winning leaf.
A complete list of winners, locations and sponsors will be released in October. All leaves should be returned by Oct. 11.
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, to the Mayor's 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. 11.
This year's theme is "Home for the Holidays" so we zeroed in on the most recent holiday earlier this month, Labor Day. The first set of clues are:
Where We Labored
1. North Adams
3. North Adams
I've Been Workin' on the Railroad
6. North Adams
11. North Adams
15 North Adams
Invisible Leaf Hunt Clues: Fill in the Blanks
1. Labor: In the 1870s North Adams had the largest population of __________________ east of the Mississippi, after Calvin ________________ replaced striking _______-_________ workers in his shoe factory by these laborers.
2. Railroads and mills go together. Please list three mills built along the railroad tracks in Northern Berkshire communities: _________ _____________, ___________ ________________ and _________ __________.
3. More Mills: Mass MoCA on _______ __________ formerly housed major employers ___________ _________ _______ until the 1940s and _________ __________ until the 1980s.
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North Adams Restaurant Has to Reapply for Alcohol License
By Tammy DanielsiBerkshires Staff
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Desperados restaurant won't be able to serve alcohol until it gets a new license under its new ownership.
Former owner Peter Oleskiewicz and new manager Chris Bonnivier had been scheduled to discuss the transition situation with the License Commission on Tuesday but Commissioner Rosemari Dickinson informed her colleagues that the restaurant's license had been turned in.
"Mr. Oleskiewicz hand-walked his license to surrender to us yesterday," Dickinson said at Tuesday's meeting. "So the license is no longer. He voluntarily surrendered it."
Since the property no longer has a valid license, the alcohol cannot even be stored at 23 Eagle St., she said, because the pouring license is no longer in effect. The alcohol can be sold to other license holders, with permission of the Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission, or back to the distributor.
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