Part of Northampton's Living History Community Heritage Project conceived and directed by me, Jim Ault, and funded mainly by the Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities with the sponsorship of the Florence Association in Northampton, Massachusetts. The idea was to portray characters working in various settings throughout the City of Northampton--in Family Court, a shoe repair shop, a homeless shelter, the local hospital's emergency room, and so on (in many of which we filmed). Their diverse life-stories represented various threads in the tapestry of the city's history, helping its citizens understand each other better across social and cultural differences, and understand the collective heritage they share as they face the future together. Student interns from local colleges were involved production work. Given the limits of funding, this was the only piece we were able to complete from rich material filmed in diverse settings throughout the community in 2003-4. The teases at the end give a taste of some of the other subjects filmed in this project yet never edited into programs themselves.