North Adams Schools, NBCC to Host Walk to School Day

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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — North Adams Public Schools will be celebrating "Walk to School Day," with students, parents, teachers, administrators and local "celebrities", on Wednesday, Sept. 20.
"Walk to School" events work to create safer routes for walking and bicycling and emphasize the importance of increasing physical activity among children, pedestrian safety, alleviating traffic congestion, concern for the environment and building connections between families, schools and the broader community.
There will be opportunities to walk with "walking school buses". There will also be "park and walk" sites for families that live outside the routes and/or farther from the schools.
These sites are: Sullivan School Parking Lot on Kemp Ave., Flynn and Dagnoli on West Main St. and the old Price Chopper parking lot, departing these sites between 7:55 am - 8:10 am. The "walking school bus" routes and park and walk sites can be found at and on the North Adams Public Schools Facebook page.
For any further information or questions please call or email Emily Schiavoni at or Jessi Byrne at or 413-663-7588.
The event is being organized by Safe Routes to School and the North Adams Public Schools Safe Routes to School Task Force.

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LumiNAMA Calls for Holiday Window Displays Artists

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The LumiNAMA Light Festival is seeking artists and community groups to create holiday window displays for unoccupied storefronts in downtown North Adams this holiday season.
LumiNAMA is an annual festival of lights and events begun in 2022 to brighten and celebrate downtown North Adams during the holiday season. It kicks off with the city's tree lighting on Nov. 22 and lasts through New Year's Day.
Last year, eight unoccupied storefronts were illuminated once again by the creative talents of local artists in addition to dozens of business owners who created holiday displays for their own windows.
In the first ever LumiNAMA Awards, 30 local artists and business owners vied for three awards: Brightest Lights, Best Artistic Installation and Best Window Display.
Interested artists and community groups are invited to submit their holiday window display idea by Wednesday, Oct. 4, here. 
There are 10 windows available and each chosen applicant will be awarded $200 for use on their display. Winners will be announced on Oct. 11 and will be asked to complete their window display in time for the tree lighting on Nov. 22.
Applicants will be chosen based on 1) their alignment with this year's LumiNAMA theme of "A Few of My Favorite Things" 2) their unique creative expression and 3) use of lights. Preference will be given to those living and/or working in North Adams.
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