Athletes went through a circuit of exercises including push ups, pull ups, deadlifts, and the rowing machine. Photo by Eli Atzenhoffer
Push ups, pull ups, deadlifts, and a trip on the rowing machine were in store for participants in the Push/Pull for Pancreatic Cancer event at Williamston Crossfit on Nov. 16. With music echoing through the building and the constant sound of weights hitting the ground, men and women of all ages went through rigorous circuits of exercise for a good cause. Twenty-eight athletes took their turn doing as many reps as possible for Project Purple, a nonprofit organization “created to raise awareness, support patients and families affected by the disease, and fund research efforts to defeat pancreatic cancer,” according to the organization’s website.
The school board met at the Williamston Elementary School instead of it’s usual location at the middle school. Photo by Eli Atzenhoffer
Could Williamston Community Schools be heading to a shorter summer break? Pump the breaks said Superintendent Adam Spina. “What we’re looking at discussing,” he said. “We are looking at a very reasonable way to chip a couple days maybe a week of summer break.”
The goal of the district’s change would not be to get rid of that week of summer but spread it throughout the rest of the school year giving breaks to staff and students.
Williamston City Council discuss agenda items at meeting on Oct. 28. Photo by Eli Atzenhoffer
The Williamston City Council voted Oct 28, unanimously to add Williamston resident Jeffrey Roland as it’s seventh council member on. The new councilman will hold his seat at the table until his term expires on Nov. 30, 2020.
Runners gather for a pre-race prayer by Pastor Mark Rutherford. Photo by Eli Atzenhoffer. On a chilly morning on Oct. 12, participants in the Pace the Priest 5k gathered for a pre-race prayer before setting off on their run. As runners took their place at the starting line, a group of children lined the sidewalk cheering for friends and family members embarking on a scenic journey through Williamston.
Participants made a Dahlia flower made of pages from an old book. Photo by Eli Atzenhoffer. In a small room near the back of the library is where Jackie McDonald puts her arts and crafts skills to the test. On the evening of Sept. 24 at the Williamston Capital Area District Library, she led the first of three paper crafting events happening this calendar year.
The library was host to a Fun with Paper Crafting event for adults.