ThunderFest is this Weekend

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ADAMS, Mass. — ProAdams announced that ThunderFest will return Saturday, March 25 from 12-5 p.m., outdoors at the Adams Visitor Center, located at 3 Hoosac Street. 
Admission is free to this day of live music, vendors, and family fun. 
ThunderFest will feature two musical acts. 
SHYNE is a multi-genre band covering classic and contemporary rock, pop, and country. Their performance will begin at 2:30 p.m. and run until 5 p.m.
Before that, the Brave Brothers will play at noon.
Enjoy local beer, wine, and hot food for purchase from Firehouse Café & Bistro, Burrito Revolution, Bezzle's BBQ, Lions Club, Berkshire Brewing Company, Wandering Star, Sam Adams, Long Trail, Truly, and Balderdash Cellars. 
More than 20 vendors and exhibitors will offer crafts, outdoor recreation, services and information. 
Activities for kids will be offered and leashed pets are welcome on the grounds. 
Hoosac Valley Train Ride will kick off its season with Easter Bunny Hop Train rides from Adams
Station to North Adams and back. Children and adults are invited to meet the Easter Bunny on
trains leaving at noon, 1 p.m., and 2:30 p.m. 
As ThunderFest winds down at 5 p.m., a Fling into Spring train with live music from Samantha Talora and Ron Ramsay will leave the station. 
Tickets for all trains can be purchased online.
ThunderFest was created to honor and promote the historic Thunderbolt Ski Run, a Class A downhill ski trail down the east face of Mount Greylock. Originally built in the 1930s, the trail became a popular destination for serious skiers. Annual races brought competitors from as far away as Europe. 
With the advent of ski areas with rope tows and chair lifts, the Thunderbolt fell into disuse. In the early 2000s, a group of local backcountry skiers called the Thunderbolt Ski Runners restored the trail and eventually brought back annual ski races to Mount Greylock.
ThunderFest is supported by: Adams Community Bank, Aladco, Berkshire Gas, Chee's Chinese Cuisine, and SBM Insurance, plus the many volunteers.

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Veterans Make Memorial Day Trek to War Memorial

By Jack GuerinoiBerkshires Staff

Retired Navy Petty Officer Cindy Lacoste speaks at Sunday's Memorial Day observance.
ADAMS, Mass. — North County American Legion members made their way to the summit of Mount Greylock early on Sunday morning for their 89th pilgrimage to the state's War Memorial.
Speaker Cindy Lacoste, a retired petty officer with 22 years serving in the Navy and current member of the Department of Massachusetts Executive Committee of Women of the American Legion, spoke and recalled memories of fallen veterans.
"Memorial Day brings up so many memories to me, and I'm sure it does to you," she said. "But in 2003, I was deployed to the Middle East not knowing if I was going to make it back home. So the fact that I did, obviously, I'm forever grateful, and I want to make sure that I never forget the stories of those that didn't come back."
She recalled the story of a young soldier, Cindy Bowden, who was a freshman attending the University of Connecticut during the Gulf War.
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