williamstown http://wamc.org en The Clark: Re-Thought And Re-Opened http://wamc.org/post/clark-re-thought-and-re-opened <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.clarkart.edu">The Sterling and Francine Clark Institute</a> in Williamstown re-opened on the Fourth of July after being closed since March for a major construction project over a decade in the making.</p><p>The Clark houses a noted collection of 18th and 19th century artwork. The $145 million project includes a new building, another building rebuilt and a complete rethinking of the Clark’s 140-acre campus, with three new reflecting pools, 2 miles of hiking paths and more than 1,000 new trees.</p><p>And then there is the amazing art. To tell us more we welcome Clark Director Michael Conforti and senior curator Richard Rand.</p><p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 94517 at http://wamc.org The Clark: Re-Thought And Re-Opened Website Aims To Be Online Hub For Williamstown http://wamc.org/post/website-aims-be-online-hub-williamstown <p>A new website aims to provide potential tourists a one-stop shop for all they need to know about what’s happening in Williamstown, Massachusetts<strong>.</strong></p><p>The <a href="http://destinationwilliamstown.org/" target="_blank">Destination Williamstown website</a> took less than a year to go live. Barbara McLucas is one of a handful of residents who met on a porch in July 2013 and decided it was time to better showcase their town online.</p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 22:26:00 +0000 Jim Levulis 93012 at http://wamc.org Website Aims To Be Online Hub For Williamstown Williamstown Nears Cultural District Designation http://wamc.org/post/williamstown-nears-cultural-district-designation <p>Already considered so by many, Williamstown, Massachusetts is looking to be officially designated as a cultural destination.</p><p>Home to <a href="http://www.clarkart.edu/" target="_blank">The Clark Art Institute</a>, the <a href="http://www.wtfestival.org/" target="_blank">Williamstown Theatre Festival</a>, the <a href="http://wcma.williams.edu/" target="_blank">Williams College Museum of Art </a>and other attractions, the northern Berkshire town is not home to one of the 19 officially designated cultural districts in the commonwealth. Fran Lapidus set out to change this.</p> Thu, 08 May 2014 22:20:00 +0000 Jim Levulis 89996 at http://wamc.org Williamstown Nears Cultural District Designation Honeyhoney In Williamstown And North Adams http://wamc.org/post/honeyhoney-williamstown-and-north-adams <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The duo <a href="http://www.honeyhoneyband.com/">Honeyhoney</a> - Ben Jaffe and Suzanne Santo - is playing two shows in the region next weekend.</p><p>On April 11th they’ll play a benefit concert for Arts Programs at <a href="http://www.mgrhs.org/">Mt. Greylock Regional High School</a> where Ben attended and graduated from as a mediocre student (his words). For that show, they’ll play WITH Mt. Grelock’s high school band.</p><p>They are also playing a <a href="http://www.billsvillehouseconcerts.com/">Billsville House Concert</a> at the Elks Lodge in North Adams, MA on April 12th.</p><p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 15:12:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 87262 at http://wamc.org Honeyhoney In Williamstown And North Adams 15th Annual Williamstown Film Festival http://wamc.org/post/15th-annual-williamstown-film-festival <p>The <a href="http://www.williamstownfilmfest.com">Williamstown Film Festival's </a>15th season will run October 30th through November 3rd. On the schedule: 30 films (many of them premieres) more than a half-dozen parties, and events at <a href="http://www.massmoca.org/‎">MASS MoCA</a>, <a href="http://www.williams.edu/‎">Williams College</a>, the <a href="http://www.clarkart.edu">Clark Art Institute</a>, and <a href="http://www.imagescinema.org/‎">Images Cinema</a>.</p><p>To tell us more we welcome Steve Lawson - the executive director of the Williamstown Festival and Joe Finnegan, President of the WFF Board and Sandra Thomas of Images Cinema.</p><p> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 75979 at http://wamc.org 15th Annual Williamstown Film Festival Williamstown To Apply For Cultural Designation http://wamc.org/post/williamstown-apply-cultural-designation <p>The selectboard of Williamstown recently voted to allow the town to pursue a Cultural District Designation from the state of Massachusetts designed to promote economic development through the arts.</p><p></p><p>On Wednesday evening, the Williamstown selectboard gave the go-ahead for town residents to seek out a Cultural District Designation from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. The designation is not a monetary award but includes signage and serves as a badge of honor in recognition of community efforts to promote the arts and humanities.</p> Fri, 31 May 2013 22:00:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 66080 at http://wamc.org Williamstown To Apply For Cultural Designation Williamstown To Accept FEMA Grant to Acquire Damaged Mobile Home Park http://wamc.org/post/williamstown-accept-fema-grant-acquire-damaged-mobile-home-park <p></p><p>The Board of Selectmen in Williamstown has given town manager Peter Fohlin the authorization to sign off on a $6.1 million grant for the town to acquire and close a mobile home park partially destroyed in 2011 by Tropical Storm Irene.</p><p></p><p>Fohlin said that before Williamstown can accept the FEMA grant which would be used specifically to remove housing from the Spruces Mobile Home Park, the town will have to negotiate a transfer of ownership and operation of the park from current owners Morgan Management.</p> Tue, 14 May 2013 21:48:43 +0000 Lucas Willard 64681 at http://wamc.org Williamstown To Accept FEMA Grant to Acquire Damaged Mobile Home Park Report Adds More Information to Williamstown's Housing Dilemma http://wamc.org/post/report-adds-more-information-williamstowns-housing-dilemma <p></p><p>A recently released report provides a deeper look into the housing needs of one small Berkshire County community.</p><p></p><p></p><p>Williamstown’s Affordable Housing Committee recently commissioned a study on the housing needs of the community by housing and development consultant, John Ryan.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 10 May 2013 21:35:45 +0000 Lucas Willard 64406 at http://wamc.org Report Adds More Information to Williamstown's Housing Dilemma Williamstown Voters Decide to Take No Action on Housing Articles http://wamc.org/post/williamstown-voters-decide-take-no-action-housing-articles <p></p><p>More than 750 voters filled the gymnasium of the Mount Greylock Regional High School on Wednesday, with many expecting to vote on articles that would determine the future use for properties currently under conservation restriction.</p><p> One article was included as the result of a citizen’s petition, which sought to place a permanent restriction on the 30.5-acre parcel of land known as the Lowry Property, and a nearby 140-acre parcel known as the Burbank Property.</p> Thu, 25 Apr 2013 20:47:23 +0000 Lucas Willard 63133 at http://wamc.org Williamstown Voters Decide to Take No Action on Housing Articles Williamstown Residents to Vote on Lifting Conservation Restriction on Land Eyed for Development http://wamc.org/post/williamstown-residents-vote-lifting-conservation-restriction-land-eyed-development <p>Residents of Williamstown, Massachusetts tonight will vote for or against opening a portion of conservation-restricted for development. The land is being considered as a potential site for new affordable housing units.</p><p></p><p>Williamstown has received a $6 million Hazard Mitigation Grant from FEMA to purchase and demolish the Spruces Mobile Home Park and build replacement affordable housing for residents at another area in town. Most of the homes in the Spruces were destroyed by flooding in 2011 by Tropical Storm Irene.</p> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 62938 at http://wamc.org Williamstown Residents to Vote on Lifting Conservation Restriction on Land Eyed for Development