Mass Save Community First Partnership in Williamstown- Launch Event on WED, Sept 28 at 6:30pm at Milne Public Library

Presenters (including some local experts) will speak about energy efficiency for homes and small businesses, including heat pump installation, and the Mass Save® incentives included in their new Community First program! Williamstown is one of 30 towns participating.

Residents and businesses interested in participating may request a no-cost energy assessment at https://www.masssave.com/williamstown or by calling 1-413-613-4937.  For questions or further information, the Energy Advocate Sherdyl Fernandez-Aubert is available to speak with residents at [email protected] or by phone at 413-442-1521 ext 42.  Those who wish to may pre-register for the community information session at https://forms.gle/Fk3uv7sqVPBfSJv29

The session will open with a welcome from Town Manager Robert Menicocci. Presenters will include energy efficiency expert Bruce Harley; Natalie Reeder, program manager from All In Energy; Nancy Nylen, Williamstown COOL Committee member; Renee Schmidt from Berkshire Community Action Council and a representative from National Grid. Williamstown’s Energy Advocate for the program, Sherdyl Fernandez-Aubert, will facilitate the forum.

Participants will receive a no-cost energy assessment to identify energy-saving opportunities, such as insulation and heating and cooling equipment upgrades. Through this exciting partnership, the Mass Save Sponsors offer up to 100% off the cost of approved upgrades. Participants can also receive a variety of no-cost energy-saving products such as water-saving devices and programmable thermostats.

Town Manager Robert Menicocci noted: “We are excited to offer this opportunity for Williamstown’s residents and small businesses to save energy, money and reduce emissions through our participation with the Mass Save Community Partnership. Having our own dedicated energy advocate should help residents navigate how to access all the program’s resources and incentives. This is a great step toward our town’s Net Zero carbon emission goal, and an extension of our long partnership with our citizen led COOL committee. Together we can achieve our goals, support Williamstown residents and small businesses and advance sustainability for all in our community.”

 

As a Community Partner Team, Williamstown is eligible for up to $25,000 in funding each year for three years to support this project, as well as marketing and technical support from the Mass Save Sponsors.

 

 

 

FREE WORKSHOP: “Planning for Retirement” sponsored by W’town Council on Aging: 6-7pm, Thu, Sept 29 at the Harper Center.

Register by calling 458-8250.  Refreshments served. The Harper Center is located at 118 Church Street.

Council on Aging: WELLNESS FAIR at Harper Center, 9-11:30am, Fri, Sept 23 at 118 Church St. W’town.

Get your FLU SHOT and COVID vaccine & booster!  Wellness of body, mind, spirit with tips from Rural Lands, Milne Library, Wild Oats Coop, Southern Vermont Medical Center. Raffle & Refreshments!!

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’62 Center presents: “Andares” on the MainStage Fri, Sept 30 at 8pm & Sat. Oct 1 at 8pm.

Andares is a theatre creation about the lives of indigenous youth in México, devised collectively through personal anecdotes, ancestral myths, as well as traditional music and art forms.

The play shines light on a range of realities: land usurpation, widespread violence, ancestral duties, community resistance, — that indigenous people face at the crossroads of modern life and tradition.

Meaning “pathways,”Andares is a genuine, eye-opening, and intimate close-up on Mexico’s most remote corners and the extraordinary stories of its humble, everyday inhabitants.

 Makuyeika Colectivo Teatral is a theatre ensemble dedicated to creating original works about the narratives and theatricalities of Mexico’s indigenous people, touching with keen, artistic sensibility themes of great social, cultural, and human value. Makuyeika was formed after an extensive search across the country’s indigenous communities by director Héctor Flores Komatsu, an inaugural recipient of The Julie Taymor World Theatre Fellowship.
Watch the trailer here.

 

“POWER” to be performed on ’62 Center MainStage on Sat. Oct. 15, 8pm by Brooklyn-based dance company Reggie Wilson/First and Heel Performance Group.

Choreographer Reggie Wilson conjures the secret histories of 1800s Black Shaker communities, many led by women. Limited documentation exists on specific Black Shaker practices, but Wilson’s choreographic research gives form to beliefs shared by Shakers and African diasporic belief systems in a dual-Godhead, racial and gender equality, fractal movement patterns, and advancements in technology as acts of worship.

Reggie Wilson/Fist and Heel Performance Group is a Brooklyn-based dance company that investigates the intersections of cultural anthropology and movement practices and believes in the potential of the body as a valid means for knowing.