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Mosaic mural by Ashfield artist lands on Keystone Market
07-17-2024 12:49 PM


When Ashfield artist Robert Markey looked at the empty wall on the side of Keystone Market in Shelburne Falls, he saw a blank canvas.When the building’s owners agreed that the wall could be the location of Markey’s latest mosaic mural, he was excited...

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West County Notebook: July 18, 2024
07-17-2024 1:58 PM

Bridge of Flowers Committee preps for second annual Art Show & SaleSHELBURNE FALLS — The Bridge of Flowers Committee will host the second annual Bridge of Flowers Art Show & Sale on Saturday, Aug. 17 and Sunday, Aug. 18, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m at...

West County Notebook: July 16, 2024
07-15-2024 3:35 PM

Ashfield Rod and Gun Club hosting archery shoot, pig roast PLAINFIELD — The Ashfield Rod and Gun Club, located at 161 North St. in Plainfield, will host a pop-up archery shoot and pig roast on Saturday, July 27.The archery shoot begins at 11 a.m. and...

Dining al fresco?: Some of the best places to enjoy a meal outside in Franklin County
07-12-2024 1:11 PM


A good meal enjoyed outside is a wonderful addition to any summer day.Whatever you’re in the mood for, Franklin County has delicious, fresh food to enjoy outdoors with the backdrop of the gorgeous local scenery. Here are five recommendations for...

Sounds Local: ‘More musicians than we have porches’: Shelburne Falls Porch Festival returns bigger than ever this Sunday
07-10-2024 3:16 PM


Shelburne Falls is always a great place to visit in the summer, but even more so this weekend, as the town hosts its fifth annual Porch Music Festival on Sunday, July 14. This free event will run from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and feature over 40 musical acts...

West County Notebook: July 9, 2024
07-08-2024 1:39 PM

Sanderson Academy seeks after-school enrichment leaders ASHFIELD — Sanderson Academy is looking for after-school enrichment leaders for the 2024-2025 school year.Visit to fill out a survey to share what it is you are...

Photos: Star-spangled parade in Shelburne Falls
07-04-2024 2:53 PM

Sounds Local: Together for the first time in 10 years: Peter Mulvey to perform with David Goodrich this weekend in Shelburne Falls
07-03-2024 3:06 PM


When Peter Mulvey performs at the Permaculture Place at the Mill in Shelburne Falls on Saturday, July 6, at 7 p.m., it promises to be a special night of music.The singer-songwriter from Northampton is an engaging performer whose music combines...

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


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...

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


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...

West County Notebook: June 28, 2024
06-27-2024 3:13 PM

Blais holding conversation on energy, environment ASHFIELD — State Rep. Natalie Blais, D-Deerfield, welcomes constituents from her 1st Franklin District to a conversation on energy and the environment at Ashfield Town Hall on Friday, June 28, from 5...

Bridge of Flowers plantings cleared ahead of reconstruction project
06-25-2024 2:20 PM


SHELBURNE FALLS — The iconic Shelburne Falls Bridge of Flowers was cleared of several plants this past weekend ahead of the $3 million restoration and repair project which began Sunday and will run through the end of this year.Bridge of Flowers...

West County Notebook: June 18, 2024
06-17-2024 1:57 PM

Heath glass artist displaying work in SandwichSANDWICH — Heath glass artist Robert Dane will have his work featured at the Sandwich Glass Museum, 129 Main St., as part of the “Heartbeats & Harmony” exhibit, with an opening reception planned for...

Shelburne Falls film screening shines light on Indigenous displacement
06-14-2024 4:28 PM


SHELBURNE FALLS — “Powerlands,” a documentary film about Indigenous displacement and resistance, will be shown at Memorial Hall on Sunday, June 16, at 4 p.m. as a fundraiser for Indigenous nonprofits Native Land Conservancy and No Loose Braids.Doors...

Bridge of Flowers repair project to proceed with extra $900K grant
06-13-2024 5:22 PM


SHELBURNE FALLS — Following a $900,000 increase to a grant from MassWorks, repair work on the Bridge of Flowers is expected to proceed later this month.The initial grant of $2,298,000 from MassWorks, which is run by the state Executive Office of...

West County Notebook: June 12, 2024
06-11-2024 3:28 PM

History Society program to detail murder of Civil War vet COLRAIN — “Murder on Catamount” will be the topic of a program following this month’s meeting of the Colrain Historical Society at the Stacy Barn, 8 Main Road, on Thursday, June 13.Prentice...

‘It brings back memories’: Buckland native, battling illness, returns home for final visit
06-03-2024 10:30 AM


SHELBURNE FALLS — Kenneth Butler knew that when he departed for Bradley International Airport on Friday morning it was the final time he would be in his native western Massachusetts until he is laid to rest next to his parents in Greenfield.The...

West County Notebook: June 1, 2024
05-31-2024 6:38 PM

‘Late Spring’ next Pothole Pictures film SHELBURNE FALLS — Pothole Pictures will present Yasujiro Ozu’s “Late Spring” (1949) on Saturday, June 1, at 7:30 p.m. Art historian and film scholar Kathe Geist, a Charlemont resident since 2015, will lead a...

PHOTO: Fancy fencing
05-30-2024 3:21 PM

Shelburne Falls committee puts ‘a local face’ on military service with annual commemoration
05-24-2024 12:41 PM


SHELBURNE — The Shelburne Falls Memorial Day Committee is planning a commemoration on Monday to honor one of the four Shelburne men killed fighting for their country in Vietnam, with the intention of celebrating the others on a rotating basis in the...

West County Notebook: May 18, 2024
05-17-2024 2:05 PM

Cemetery group holding annual meeting COLRAIN — The annual meeting of the North River Cemetery Association will be held Tuesday, May 21, at 7 p.m. at Bradley Brigham’s home.Anyone with a connection to the cemetery is welcome to attend. With questions...

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