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A very generous bequest from the estate of Mary and Henry Flynt, longtime residents of Williamstown and devoted supporters of the community, create an endowment fund with a specified portion to be distributed annually as grants, by means of a competitive process.
“…persons or entities (including the Town of Williamstown) that provide services to the town or its residents (although not necessarily exclusively)” are welcome to apply. The criteria for reviewing applications will “…relate to the maintenance or improvement of the quality of life of the residents of Williamstown, defined broadly.”
The application deadline for the next round of Flynt Grants is October 1, 2018. Click here to apply: Flynt Grant Application
Our 11th Annual Fun Run, generously sponsored by MountainOne, will take place on Saturday, September 22, 2018. This community event consists of two races: 5K Run and a 1-mile Kids’ Run/Family Walk. Sign-in and registration begins at 9:00 a.m. on the day of the race.
The Fun Run races are open to everyone, veteran runners or first time runners, along with daily walkers or occasional walkers. Families with pets and strollers are also welcome to join the fun. Both race events begin at 10:00 a.m. at the Williamstown Youth Center, 66 School Street.
The cost for the 5K race is $15.00 per runner and for the 1 mile Walk/Run $5.00 per participant, children age 5 and under participate at no charge. The first 75 paid registrants will receive a Fun Run t-shirt. Scholarships are available.
At Town Meeting on May 15 the 2018 Scarborough Salomon Flynt Community Service Award was presented to K. Elaine Neely for her service on the Finance Committee and Hoosac Water Quality District, as well as helping champion the merger of the North Adams Ambulance Service with Williamstown’s Village Ambulance Service, among many other accomplishments.
“Your service may be quiet and often invisible, but its effects are unmistakably loud and clear,” Town Meeting Moderator Adam Filson noted.
Then at the May 17 School Committee meeting, Peter Mehlin, the 2010 WCC Volunteer of the year, was honored for his long service as a volunteer at the school’s library. A mural designed by Sarah Brill depicting Mehlin reading to a child on a park bench surrounded by characters from children’s literature, like Curious George, the Lorax, and Pete the Cat, now adorns the wall in one of the library’s reading areas.
“The mission of Williamstown Elementary School is, ‘To inspire in all students a love of learning and challenge them to grow in heart and mind,’” School Librarian Susan Lynch said. “Peter is a living testament to that.
Two FREE screenings of Coco, the Oscar-winning animated classic from Disney Pixar, on Saturday, March 17 at 11 am and 2 pm at Images Cinema!
Winner of Best Animated Feature and Best Song at the Oscars earlier this month!
Box office will open at 10:30. Tickets will be available first come, first served. (Images Cinema is located at 50 Spring Street in Williamstown, MA.)
Young Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol Ernesto de la Cruz, despite his family’s generations-old ban on music. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead. After meeting a charming trickster named Héctor, the two new friends embark on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history.
“It’s a whimsical, touching and heartfelt celebration of Mexican traditions and folklore, and it’s one of the more original stories the acclaimed animation studio has told in years.” — The Dallas Morning News
We are looking forward to celebrating 91 years of serving the community at our Annual Meeting on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at The Williams Inn. All are welcome to join us for the meeting which begins at 5:15 p.m. There will be light refreshments before and after.
A special focus of the meeting will be a review of the inaugural round of grants created by a generous bequest from the estate of Mary and Henry Flynt, longtime residents of Williamstown and devoted supporters of the community. Ten local organizations received funding in the first year of grant awards.
The Berkshire Immigrant Center was one of those organizations and their Director, Brooke Mead, will be our guest speaker at the meeting.
The business portion of the meeting includes highlights of the year, election of new board members and officers, and a progress report on the 2017-18 annual fundraising campaign.