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The float 'Asteroid Day, Awareness of Asteroids' takes first place in the Children's Parade.
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Benjamin Wiessner is 'Happy Earth Day!'
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'Pi-Day 3.14, A Well-Rounded Holiday' is the winner in the group category.

Winners of 2022 Fall Foliage Children's Parade

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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The Fall Foliage Children's Parade on Friday evening attracted 72 participants in individual, group and float categories. 
 
The parade stepped off from Monument Square, accompanied by police and the Drury High marching band, and ended at City Hall for awards presented by longtime organizer Kathy Keeser, Mayor Jennifer Macksey and 2022 Grand Marshals Leon and MaryAnn King. 
 
Pictures of the parade are available here and a livestream on Facebook here
 
The winners were invited to march in Sunday's Fall Foliage Parade. They are as follows: 
 
Individual Costumes
 
 ? First place: Benjamin Wiessner for "Happy Earth Day!"
 
? Second place: Sawyer Willette for "Halloween Baby Yoda"
 
? Runners-up: Dorothy Tetreaust for "Holiday Present" and Jack Bessette for the "North Pole Truck"
 
Groups
 
? First place: "Pi-Day 3.14, A Well-Rounded Holiday": Otto Lamb, Bea Lamb, Judah Rodgers, Zeke Rodgers
 
? Second place: Connie's Day Care with "Every Child's Favorite Thing About Thanksgiving": Sadie Wood, Anica Mendel, Emmit Mendel, JJ Maudie, Bradley Tatro, Henry Tatro, Maxwell Charles, Theo Charles, Caden Sherman, Jayda Banks, Dorothy Bond, Madie Hamilton, Elynor Patenaude
 
? Runner-up: "All Hallow's Eve": Collen Downey, Landry Downey, Everly Downy, Harper Downy, Tamer Macksey, Dylan Macksey, Reese Lamb, Callie Lamb
 
Floats
 
? First place: "Asteroid Day, Awareness of Asteroids": Wyatt Reynolds, Carmelar Reynolds, Ellie Reynolds, Dean George, Randall Blackmer
 
? Second place" "The Crew of the Holiday's Revenge — Talk Like a Pirate Day": Henry Urban-Mangun, Penelope Shapiro-Van Dusen, Ksena Johnson, Annabelle Quinones, Sylvie Quinones, Oisin Fahey-Merrigan, Orla Fahey-Merrigan and the Sharks (goldendoodles: Gus and Agatha).
 
? Runner-up: "Baby Sharks Christmas": Kamryn Spooner, Kylie Spooner
 
The organizers wish to thank to the Office of Tourism, North Adams Police, Fall Foliage Parade Committee, and the city of North Adams for supporting this annual event. Special thanks to Maddie from MCLA Center for Service, Ian and the crew of Williams College's Lehman Community engagement students, Norad Mill, David Moresi, Debbie Lipa and Makayla-Courtney McGeeney.
 

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North Adams Restaurant Has to Reapply for Alcohol License

By Tammy DanielsiBerkshires Staff
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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."
 
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