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The Sweetwood Lecture Series Continues:
Paul Marino and "The Big Names Who Found Northern Berkshire Worth the Trip!"
The Sweetwood Speaker Series continues on February 15 at 4:30pm with a presentation by local historian Paul W. Marino. The lecture and preceding reception at 4:00pm will be held in the Sweetwood auditorium and are free and open to the public.
“Local History can be described as history made on a local level, but who makes it? Not just local people; when famous people drop in it creates a stir that will be remembered!” says Marino. Come and take a look back at visitors who put North Adams on the map. From singers, dancers and rock bands to athletes, writers and politicians, Marino explores the big names that found Northern Berkshire worth the trip.
Highlights of the presentation will include two world-famous circuses that played numerous times at the Hoosac Valley Agricultural Fairgrounds, a world famous film actor (who slept through his visit), a world famous actress (who worked in a local store), a nationally known boxer, a baseball player, a children’s book author of great acclaim, and not less than four Presidential visits. Interspersing his talk with news items and advertisements from his “Oddities File,” Marino presents a program that is informative, entertaining and---on occasion---eye-popping. “What fun to combine a look back into local history with a who’s who of famous visitors” said John Krol, Jr., Sweetwood’s Executive Director.
Paul W. Marino has been a local historian for since 1990. He is known for his local history tours, which include two cemetery walks and tours of Main, Center, Church and Veazie Streets in North Adams. He has produced documentaries for the North Adams and Berkshire County Historical Societies and the Berkshire County Historical Commission, as well as an award-winning local history series for children, titled “HistoryWorks.” Since 2009, he has been a member of the North Adams Historical Commission. Marino conducts his tours (and speeches) with a refined sense of showmanship and a sense of humor, with an eye toward historic accuracy.
Sweetwood’s auditorium, with full audio/visual capabilities, serves as an ideal location for lectures, musical performances and other presentations. The lecture series is just one of many public events to be held at Sweetwood, which includes a dining room and lounge for special events, multi-space for activities such as a yoga and dance classes, and a bluestone terrace offering breathtaking views of Mt. Greylock and surrounding hills.
For more information about the Sweetwood Lecture Series or learn more about Sweetwood of Williamstown Retirement Living Community, call 413-458-8371.
Located in Williamstown, Massachusetts, Sweetwood of Williamstown Retirement Living Community is set on 30 beautiful hillside acres in the Berkshires. Part of a vibrant college town, Sweetwood is nearby Williams College, the Tony Award-winning Williamstown Theatre Festival, the Clark Art Institute, The Colonial Theatre, Tony Award-winning Barrington Stage Company and world-renowned Tanglewood, the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Opened in 1987, Sweetwood offers 70 luxury apartments, delicious meals in our comfortable dining room, a busy library, an auditorium for our events, internet access, a fitness center and hiking trails. Sweetwood is a vibrant, active, and comfortable adult community in the beautiful Berkshires.
Sweetwood also offers easy access to assisted living services and to full healthcare through our next-door neighbor, Sweet Brook of Williamstown Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. These, as well as North Adams Regional Hospital and Berkshire Medical Center are just minutes away