ADAMS, Mass. -- Entrepreneur Ralph Brill unveil details of his proposal for a bicycle-and-virtual reality reinvention of Adams' business district -- and a "Hobbit-inspired" Greylock Glen -- in a public discussion atop Mount Greylock.
Brill's April 6 talk was entitled: "What do Hobbits, Ilvermorny and Bicycle Shops Have in Common in the New Adams." Brill's proposal is pending before town boards and selectmen in Adams and he revealed some details in December. Brill's key argument is that the town needs to embrace the use of the former Adams Memorial Middle School as a hostel and new-media education center in conjunction with the Glen and with bicycle-oriented eco-tourism. He has even suggested the town be renamed, "New Adams" as a way of emphasizing its new focus and image.
Video of the roughly one-hour talk, broken into three segments can be viewed at these YouTube URLs:
RALPH BRILL ASSOCIATES
Ralph Brill, President
North Adams, MA 01247-0786
- Entrepreneur Ralph Brill files plans for campsite Phase 1 of Greylock Glen -- with some innovative twists
- Thirteen firms propose helping build Greylock Glen education, ski center; town now mulls Brill’s eco-reality camping bid; Audubon interest affirmed
- J.K. Rowling's fictional wizardry school -- "Ilvermorny" -- enchanting the Berkshires
- First magical convention for Ilvermorny held in June in Adams