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 7, 2019. Click here to apply: Flynt Grant Application 2019
Our 12th Annual Fun Run, generously sponsored by MountainOne, will take place on Saturday, September 14, 2019. This community event consists of two races: 5K Run and a 1-mile Kids’ Run/Family Walk. Sign-in and registration begins at 9:30 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.
Or click HERE for a PDF registration form you can download and print out.
We are thrilled to announce Nancy Nylen as the recipient of the 2019 Scarborough Salomon Flynt Community Service Award, presented at Town Meeting on May 21, 2019. The award citation, reproduced below, details all of Nancy’s outstanding contributions to the Williamstown community, and iBerkshires posted a great article about Nancy’s accomplishments. Congratulations!
IN RECOGNITION OF OUTSTANDING COMMUNITY SERVICE
THE SCARBOROUGH SALOMON FLYNT COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD FOR 2019 IS PRESENTED TO
NANCY A. NYLEN
Acting on behalf of the citizens of Williamstown in making this fourth Scarborough Salomon Flynt Community Service Award, the Selection Committee recognizes the integrity, excellence, and dedication of your service to the citizens of Williamstown.
You must have a direct source of renewable energy because yours never seems to run out.
You helped found the COOL Committee and Climate Action Committee, and served on the Green Communities Task Force.
You organized the Williamstown Energy Future Forum and helped our elementary school earn a green designation that brought half a million dollars of state money for the school’s solar array. You helped write the bylaw to enable community solar projects and the stretch code that led to hundreds of thousands of dollars in grants for projects in the community. You helped lead the effort to inventory the town’s carbon emissions, create a plan to reduce them, and launch its implementation.
You led two campaigns to sign up residents in National Grid’s Green Up power option, which led to a solar grant for Milne Library. You led the effort to create a countywide renewal energy collaborative that has helped win state and federal grants for several schools and worked with Williams College to identify local projects to invest in with the goal of reducing carbon emissions.
You managed somehow at the same to serve as co-president of the Mt. Greylock Parent Teacher Organization and as a member of the Conservation Commission and Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation Board.
As remarkable as your achievements have been the way that you have accomplished them— with warmth, humor, and an abundance of cheer, with a sense of collaboration and the ability to bring out the best in everyone around you. For all this, we are delighted to recognize your service to our community.
IN WITNESS THEREOF, the Selection Committee presents to you this award instituted to honor the memory and spirit of community service, which Faith Scarborough, Edith and Adolph Salomon and Hank and Mary Flynt so fully exemplified.
Anne O’Connor Susan Puddester
Paula Consolini Justin Crowe
Anne Crider J. Adam Filson
May 21, 2019
April 19 is the Deadline for Scarborough-Flynt-Salomon Community Service Award Nominations
WCC Annual Meeting March 13 at the Williams Inn
Penny Social and Nonprofit Fair 2018
Saturday, December 1 was a cold but clear day for the 2018 Williamstown Holiday Walk, and after many townspeople and their pooches came to march in or watch the Reindog Parade they headed into Lasell Gym for our Penny Social. Dozens of local non-profits welcomed visitors with information and gifts for sale, while folks perused the Chinese Raffle to place their bids. There were SO MANY wonderful prizes on offer this year! Thanks to all the individuals and businesses who so generously donated, and thanks to Kathy McKnight for all these great photos.
Saturday, December 1 from 2-5 pm
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