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Traditional ‘small-town parade’ in Shelburne Falls celebrating Independence Day
07-03-2024 2:17 PM

By ADA DENENFELD KELLY

SHELBURNE FALLS — The community can expect to see the Shelburne Falls Military Band, a Humvee, riders on horseback, fire trucks, floats and children riding decorated bicycles proceeding through the village streets on Thursday in celebration of...


A cool salad for hot summer days: A brief history and recipe for the Greek (Horiatiki) salad
07-02-2024 1:15 PM

By TINKY WEISBLAT

Hot weather hit us this year even before the official inauguration of summer on June 20. My house was designed to maximize sunlight in our New England winters. Consequently, it gets very warm in the summer months.When the warm temperatures arrive, I...


Robertson Memorial Library makes digital shift with CWMARS membership
07-02-2024 10:23 AM

By ADA DENENFELD KELLY

LEYDEN — By joining CWMARS and expanding digital access for patrons, Library Director Karin Parks says the Robertson Memorial Library is “very excited to move on to the next century.”In fact, according to Parks, the Robertson Memorial Library is the...


‘It’s not an exclusive club’: Charlemont concert series aims to make chamber music accessible
07-02-2024 9:49 AM

By ADA DENENFELD KELLY

CHARLEMONT — Organizers of Mohawk Trail Concerts, a series now in its 54th season that continues through July 20, aim to make chamber music accessible for all.“We just want to enjoy music and share it with as many people as possible,” said Mark...


Greenfield Rec Department looks to raise another $5K for fireworks
07-01-2024 1:39 PM

By ADA DENENFELD KELLY

GREENFIELD — As the annual Independence Day fireworks show approaches this weekend, the city’s Recreation Department is looking to raise the last $5,000 needed to meet its $20,000 goal.Recreation Director Christy Moore said she hopes the department...


Speaking of Nature: Become a part of the background: Reasons why you can, and should, take up nature bathing
07-01-2024 6:01 AM

By BILL DANIELSON

Sometime back in the 1980s, in response to increased urbanization and technological development, the government of Japan decided that it was a good idea for people to turn off their electronics and get back to nature. Thus it was that the concept of...


Historical events abound this summer in North Quabbin region
06-30-2024 8:25 AM

By CARLA CHARTER

Historical events abound this summer in the North Quabbin area. From learning about local mysteries, to Quabbin hikes, to a relaxing day on the porch, historical societies are offering something for everyone this summer.Orange Historical Society The...


New Bernardston shop, studio aims to ‘bring back interest in quilting’
06-28-2024 4:06 PM

By ADA DENENFELD KELLY

BERNARDSTON — After a year and a half of work, Donna Giard is opening a quilt shop and studio called Where We Create at 277 South St.Giard is holding a soft opening on Saturday, June 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.Walking barefoot through the homey retail...


Antenna Cloud Farm bringing ‘visceral musical experience’
06-28-2024 3:29 PM

By JULIAN MENDOZA

GILL — The annual Antenna Cloud Farm festival is entering its seventh year providing what Creative Director Michi Wiancko calls a “really visceral musical experience.”The event, which includes five concerts and a nine-day “Experimental Institute”...


A history of satire, lampoons and lawsuits: The Rockwell celebrates Mad magazine’s 72nd year with first major retrospective
06-28-2024 12:55 PM

By DON STEWART

“Working for Mad means never having to grow up.” John Ficarra, Mad magazine editor-in-chief 1985-2018The Norman Rockwell Museum’s current exhibit provides a nostalgic voyage for Baby Boomers, a gold mine for pop historians and a wellspring of ideas...


Book Review: A life on the rails: Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum board chair Alden Dryer pens autobiography
06-28-2024 12:53 PM

By TINKY WEISBLAT

The Tired Telegrapher’s Terribly Tall Traveler’s Taleby Alden Dreyerprivately published160 pages, $19Alden Dreyer has lived in Shelburne for decades and is the chair of the board of the Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum. As his autobiographical book...


Consumer Corner: Unraveling the mystery of credit score calculations
06-27-2024 10:07 AM

By ANITA WILSON

Do you know your credit score? Equally important, do you know how that score is calculated? This is important information to have because it impacts your standing when you go to apply for a car loan, mortgage or credit card. Yes, a person’s score...


Nolumbeka Project working with Conway School to preserve Wissitinnewag site in Greenfield
06-26-2024 4:59 PM

By SAM FERLAND

GREENFIELD — The Conway School of Landscape Design is working with the Nolumbeka Project on designs to preserve the 61-acre Wissitinnewag site in a way that makes it more accessible through an efficient trail system and parking area, while also...


Sounds Local: Noteworthy new music from local artists: And more concerts on the horizon
06-26-2024 3:52 PM

By SHERYL HUNTER

Here at Sounds Local, we’ve been so busy talking about all the live music this summer that the new releases have been piling up. So, let’s get to a few of these.The Stone Coyotes of Greenfield recently announced the release of their final song, “Play...


Eagle Scout project highlights Greenfield’s history
06-26-2024 11:44 AM

By ADA DENENFELD KELLY

GREENFIELD — As part of his Eagle Scout project, Junior Assistant Scoutmaster Sean Babineau, a recent graduate of Greenfield High School, created a historical walking trail highlighting landmarks that played important roles in Greenfield’s...


Cupcakes the color and taste of summer: Strawberries provide natural food coloring for this sweet treat
06-25-2024 2:20 PM

By TINKY WEISBLAT

A couple of decades ago (maybe longer!), I took a recipe-writing class from Nancy Baggett. Nancy is an accomplished teacher, recipe developer, and cookbook author who specializes in baking. She was calm and thorough, and I learned a lot from her.We...


Trainable, useful giants: Oxen coming to Shelburne event this weekend
06-24-2024 12:06 PM

By EVELINE MACDOUGALL

When I was a kid, the barn in Saint-Germain-de-Grantham, Québec where my uncle milked 40 cows was a magical place. I spent hours with adorable kittens and ”lesfilles,” the placid gals whose milk fueled our family farm. Yet one thing made my blood run...


Speaking of Nature: Introducing the Alder Flycatcher: After 27 years of waiting, the bird finally allowed itself to be photographed
06-23-2024 10:46 AM

By BILL DANIELSON

This week I have the rare pleasure of introducing you to a new species for the first time. After 27 years of reporting on my observations, I have finally acquired a photograph that I think is worthy of such an introduction. I have been exploring the...


Greenfield’s Buddy Baseball celebrates close of 30th year
06-21-2024 5:56 PM

By SAM FERLAND

GREENFIELD — Buddy Baseball will conclude its 30th year with a final game on Saturday as one of the Recreation Department’s most successful and “heartwarming” programs.This year, the season started on May 11, with games occurring every Saturday until...


Stairway to heaven in your own backyard: Summer concerts in the Valley for classic rock enthusiasts
06-21-2024 10:30 AM

By PAIGE HANSON

Last week in Northampton, Lez Zeppelin, an all-female Led Zeppelin tribute band, rocked the stage at Iron Horse Music Hall, bringing an electric and mesmerizing performance to the packed audience.“We are just true to the spirit of the band, which is...

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