Updates, Monday August 3rd, 2020
It looks like there may be some significant weather tomorrow. Of course, I’m not a weatherman, I predicted a major snow event all last winter right? We have a Tropical Storm warning, so they say, which means “A Tropical Storm Warning means tropical storm-force winds are expected somewhere within this area within the next 36 hours” . Apparently the target area is Pittsfield and then it will head toward New Hampshire and Maine. Which is north of Pittsfield. And we’re a bit north of Pittsfield too. So…my suggestion is that you secure anything outside which might decide to blow away if it should get windy out there. One local weather source is predicting possibly fairly high winds possible between 5 and 9 tomorrow night. And of course, rain, which could be heavy at times so if you are out there,watch out for local flooding. Keep your animals in and try not to be driving around out there if you don’t have to.
The Milne Public Library has extended their takeout hours (takeout rally has a new meaning these days eh…?) on Wednesday to 6:00 PM. Their current hours are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 12:00-4:00 and now add Wednesday from 12:00 to 6:00. Check out their website www.milnelibrary.org for more news on the happenings at our local library.
Here’s the Food Monday list;
Williamstown Farmers Market – Essentials!The virtual market is accepting orders at www.WFMEssentials.org weekly from 10:00 Tuesday until 7PM on Wednesday. We still have available Farmer’s Market coupons and yes, they will double them. Call us at 413.458.8250 for information..For those of you who have asked, they will not be going live this year, the current format will remain in p;lace for the rest of the year.
The Mobile Food Pantry sponsored by the FoodBank of Western Massachusetts will be in North Adams in the American Legion parking lot on Friday, August 7th from 10-11:00.
North Adams Farmers Market,:-www.Facebook.com/NorthAdamsFarmersMarket/ They’re now open for in person shopping on Saturday mornings from 9:00-1:00 at the Armory on Ashland Street in North Adams. You can still order electronically and pick up or shop in person.. Oh, you can use your Farmer Market Coupons there too. Or any Farmers Market in Massachusetts…they’re good until Halloween.
The Salvation Army Food Pantry on River Street in North Adams is in operation Tuesday-12:00-3:00. Please use the front door
The Community Bible Church Food Pantry, 160 Bridges Road, Williamstown Call Phyllis Babcock (413) 663-6094 and she will meet you at church at your convenience.
The Williamstown Food Pantry at St Patrick/St Raphael Church, 9:00-12:00 Wednesday. Same procedure, circle the church, stay in your car, someone will help. Walkers to the front of the line, you go first.
The Sunday “Take and Eat” meals courtesy of Williamstown churches are back. If you are interested in the program, let us know here at 413.458.8250 and we’ll refer you…
Berkshire Food Project-take-out only on M-W-and F. Enter through the breezeway and exit from the dining room out to Summer Street. Masks and social distance required. . There are also no restroom facilities available for use at this time.. Berkshire Food Project: Home
Starting Wednesday, Aug. 12, the Al Nelson Friendship Center Food Pantry will return to operating out of its home at 45 Eagle Street in North Adams.Their hours will change to 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for those coming directly to the Friendship Center. Intake and food distribution will take place at the front door. Those who cannot physically come to the food pantry or who feel ill, may call 413-664-0123 on Wednesday during hours of operation to set up a delivery. Deliveries will take place between 10 a.m. and noon on Thursday, August 13th. They’ll still be at the Holden Street site this week but will be moving after this.
Tai Chi is live on the grounds here outside the Harper Center on Monday and Thursday and Yoga also live on Friday mornings. We’re keeping track of who comes and joins us so if you’re interested give us a call, 413.458.8250. Essentially, because of Covid, it’s required more than usual…
Of course, there are still programs available anytime and Jane has just posted her most recent class. Check it out; www.willinet.org
No umbrellas tomorrow night please. There’s only one Mary poppins and she knew how to fly the thing!
Brian O ’Grady