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Wednesday, December 31 1969


Local Bias with Marian Kelner

#168--- Recorded November 13, 2017

Host & producer Drew Hutchison welcomes back this poet, & former WMCB DJ, in preparation for her guest hosting of multiple episodes in the coming year.


Lend a Hand in Local Garden

Adapted from a Nolumbeka Project press release:

It's that time of year again and the Nolumbeka Project is looking for volunteers to help with garden tasks on Saturday, April 8th, and again on Saturday, April 15th, at their Wissatinnewag site in town. Both sessions will run from 10AM to 1PM but if people are willing to stay until later in the afternoon, that would be appreciated.

Arlington Film Fest Call for Entries

Adapted from an Arlington International Film Festival (AIFF) press release:

Attention local filmmakers of all ages and experience levels!  The Arlington International Film Festival is looking for both long and short movies to be entered in its annual competition.  AIFF is an award winning organization with a mission to foster appreciation for different cultures by exploring the lives of people around the globe through independent film.  AIFF believes that the arts are here to connect us, to communicate across boundaries, and touch our common humanity.  AIFF welcomes innovative, original films with unique perspectives, whether they are made by professionals or first-time filmmakers.

William Apess, Standing Rock, & the 1833 Mashpee Resistance

Adapted from a Nolumbeka Project press release:

Author and professor Drew Lopenzina will be giving a free presentation, on Native American history and its connections to today, at the Great Falls Discovery Center on Saturday, February 18th, at 1PM.  Much of this talk will focus on Pequot activist and minister William Apess, who was born in Colrain, the first Native American to write and publish his own book length treatises and memoirs in the 1820’s and 30’s.

Reminder: Historical Society Open Houses Sun

Adapted from a Buckland Historical Society press release:

The Buckland Historical Society would like to remind you that, this Sunday, July 10th, from 2PM to 4PM, they will be holding 2 open houses to showcase their collections.  Stop by either, or check out both properties, to explore some local history!

8th Annual Handmade Valentine Swap

Adapted from a Hilltown Families press release:

Once again, Hilltown Families is organizing a free Handmade Valentine Swap that is open to all families in western Massachusetts.  Last year, over 1,500 Valentines were exchanged and they're looking forward to having more families join in the fun this year!  Participants will mail out handmade Valentines to 10 assigned addresses and, in return, will receive handmade Valentines from 10 other participants.

Sustainability Film Showing & Discussion at All Souls

Adapted from a Nolumbeka Project press release:

On Saturday, January 23rd, at 6:30PM, the acclaimed film This Changes Everything, about the impact of climate change, will be screened at All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church in Greenfield.  The movie is based on the book, of the same name, by Naomi Klein.  Following the film, several local organizations will lead discussion groups to help the audience share ideas about implications for local activities.  This event is free but donations will be accepted.

Election Update

November 3rd will be here before you know it! If you haven’t visited our election information page yet, you really should. It’s a great way to get informed before Greenfield’s town-wide vote, during which every elected office is up for grabs. If you’ve already checked out the resources we’ve provided, thanks and come back!

News from the Greenfield Public Schools

Adapted from several town press releases:

In addition to the festivities this afternoon at Newton School, and tomorrow's open house at Greenfield High School (GHS), the public is invited to attend a ribbon cutting ceremony for GHS' brand new building on Friday, October 30th.

Learn About the History of Erving

Adapted from a Friends of the Erving Library press release:

How much do you know about the Erving village of Farley?  On Monday, September 21st, at 7PM, at the Erving Community-Senior Center, Sara Campbell and Shari Strahan will share their research about the Farley brothers and businesses that made their hamlet thrive at the turn of the 20th century.  Refreshments will be served and a door prize will be drawn after the women's presentation.