Council on Aging Weekend Update - Williamstown, MA
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Council on Aging Weekend Update

Sunday April 5th, 2020

I wanted to call this the weekend update but someone else got there first…so I’ll just call it Sunday April 5th, 2020.

I found myself seriously bored with the same old routine yesterday and so took a different route on my daily walk. I decided to check out the trails behind the Clark and discovered that I was not alone, at least a dozen others were out there, observing social distance spaces by at least 100 yards…It’s a different view from the top at this moment, there are no leaves and the sky was grey but the view from Stone Hill was as fantastic as ever. Check it out. If you do go, the paths are mostly in fine shape but the section called  “Woodland Trail” was a bit muddy and the pasture across the top is soggy in places, but not bad. There are welcome signs from the Clark asking people to honor social distancing practices while out there and also noting that the surfaces in the Thomas Schutte Crystal installation are cleaned once daily. 

Kudos to the wonderful people at the Clark for being sensitive to everything happening out there at the moment. 

If you miss going out to catch a movie, the Images are screening films online that you can watch from your computer. There is a fee involved, the movies being screened and the day and time they’re showing are to be found on the Images website; www.imagescinema.org

The Williamstown Historical Museum  has posted their April Newsletter online. It’s always an interesting read but in this month’s edition there’s an article about the 1918-1919 Spanish Flu epidemic and its impact on Williamstown. Very eerie similarities with the current situation.  

They’ve also touched upon the 1955 Polio scare. 

The record shows that both of these threats passed. This one will too.

You can find the newsletter on their website at www.williamstownhistoricalmuseum.org

Finally our friends at the Williamstown Theatre Festival are hosting a live virtual workshop via Facebook Live on April 14th and a telephone audio version of the same workshop on April 15th from 5:00-5:45 PM . You can find information for the live event on their website www.wtfestival.org I’ll post the audio call in information when I get it.

Talk again soon.