fitness en North Adams Kicks Off Fitness Challenge <p>North Adams is kicking off its first ever <a href="" target="_blank">mayor’s fitness challenge.</a>&nbsp;</p><p>Mayor Richard Alcombright is one of the more than 400 people signed up to take part in the 10-week health and wellness challenge.</p><p>“I was extremely active prior to becoming mayor,” Alcombright said. “On trails, on the road, basketball…the whole nine yards. That just really stopped and I’ve gained 50 pounds. It’s not fun. So this all of a sudden became very motivational for me.”</p> Fri, 02 May 2014 17:16:53 +0000 Jim Levulis 89570 at North Adams Kicks Off Fitness Challenge "One Simple Change" By Winnie Abramsom, ND <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>We all want to look and feel better, and <em>One Simple Change</em> shows us how. In this wellness guide, Healthy Green Kitchen blogger Winnie Abramson compiles 50 small changes that readers can easily make to improve their everyday well-being.</p><p>Abramson—who has a doctorate in naturopathic medicine—throws fad diets out the door in favor of age-old culinary wisdom, green living tips, cutting-edge nutrition information, and 15 simple and easy recipes.</p><p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 16:45:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 81549 at "One Simple Change" By Winnie Abramsom, ND Mo'Nique <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Comedian and multi-media powerhouse, Mo’Nique, will perform four shows at Levity Live in West Nyack, NY this weekend - two on Friday and two on Saturday.</p><p>In 1999, Mo’Nique’s career took a quantum leap once she landed the starring role as Nikki Parker on UPN’s hit television series, “The Parkers.” Mo’Nique was also the first female to host NBC’s nationally televised program, “Showtime at the Apollo” in 2002. She carried the legendary torch for three consecutive seasons. In 2010 she won the Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role for the film, <em>Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire</em>.</p><p> Wed, 08 May 2013 15:12:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 64163 at Mo'Nique "The World’s Strongest Librarian" by Josh Hanagarne <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="">Josh&nbsp;Hanagarne</a>, now thirty-five, first began experiencing symptoms of Tourette’s at the age of six. For the next thirty years, Josh wrestled with that kamikaze pilot, whom he eventually nicknamed “Misty,” short for “Miss T.” The Tourette’s symptoms—verbal and facial tics, body spasms, self-inflicted punches—increased and intensified as he grew older. Moments of calm were few and far between.</p><p> Wed, 08 May 2013 14:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 64169 at "The World’s Strongest Librarian" by Josh Hanagarne I Never Intended to Be Brave: A Woman's Bicycle Journey Through Southern Africa <p>We welcome Heather Anderson and speak with her about <em>I Never Intended to Be Brave: A Woman&#39;s Bicycle Journey Through Southern Africa</em>. She will be speaking and signing copies of her book at the RoeJan Library on Saturday, May 19.</p> Wed, 16 May 2012 15:35:06 +0000 Joe Donahue 39271 at I Never Intended to Be Brave: A Woman's Bicycle Journey Through Southern Africa