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Wednesday, December 31 1969

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Beaver Moon Gathering in Turners Falls

Adapted from a Nolumbeka Project press release:

Join the Nolumbeka Project at the Great Falls Discovery Center on Saturday, November 8th, from 11AM to 2PM, to hear Anthropologist David Cornelius talk about events of the King Philip’s War in the 1670’s which led to the infamous massacre at Great Falls (Peskeompskut).  This gathering is named in honor of the full moon on November 8th and is free.

It's Time for the Montague Common Hall Tag Sale

Adapted from a press release by Mik Muller:

On Saturday, October 11th, from 9AM to 1PM, rain or shine, the Montague Common Hall will hold its annual tag sale fundraiser to help pay for building upkeep such as repairing the doors, windows, floors, kitchen, bathrooms, etc.

Give Blood, Save a Life

Adapted from a Baystate Franklin Medical Center (BFMC) press release:

The Baystate Health Blood Donor Mobile will host a blood drive on Tuesday, September 23rd, from 11AM to 4PM.  “The fall is an important time to get out and give blood, as we are completing the summer months – a crucial time for blood donation,” said Saundra Rose, blood donor recruiter for Baystate Health.  “The top reason people do not give blood is because they have never been asked, so we are asking you now to donate the gift of life this fall.  All of our blood donations are used within our local communities.  Donors can make a difference in the lives of their own families, friends and neighbors.”

Welcome to Railroad Salvage

Adapted from an Anne Harding press release:

A new, free, art exhibit is now open daily, from 10AM to 4PM, through Sept 30th, in the Great Hall at the Great Falls Discovery Center.  Welcome to Railroad Salvage features constructions, reliefs, and large scale drawings by Turners Falls artists Nina Rossi and Barbara Milot.  In addition, there is a historical timeline and commentary by Anne Harding, also of Turners Falls.  Visitors are encouraged to interact with the exhibit by leaving their thoughts, comments, and memories on the timeline.

Fall Happenings at the Moose Lodge

Adapted from a Greenfield Moose Lodge #997 press release:

During the next two months, Greenfield's Moose Lodge will be holding three fundraisers and is inviting the public to join them.  Godfather Murder Mystery Night will take place September 20th, the new Moose International Deputy Supreme Governor for Massachusetts and Rhode Island will be "roasted" on the 27th, and there will be a statewide cribbage tournament and chili cook off October 18th.

Columbia Gas Donates $5K to NoFIRES Program

Adapted from a Northwestern District Attorney’s Office press release:

National and Massachusetts statistics show that arson is the number one crime committed by juveniles, who set approximately 250,000 fires per year.  In 2012, the Northwestern District Attorney’s (NWDA) Office worked with fire and law enforcement officials, mental healthcare providers, and social service agencies to develop the Northwestern Juvenile Fire Intervention Response, Education, and Safety Partnership (NoFIRES), a non-profit organization that offers education and intervention to youth fire setters aged 5-17 years old.

Still Time to Register for 2014 NOFA Conference

Adapted from a Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA) press release:

The 40th annual NOFA Summer Conference will take place August 8-10, 2014, at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.  Appealing to a wide range of interests, 1400 consumers, gardeners, farmers, food policy experts, and urban agriculturalists will travel from across the northeast and beyond to participate in 150+ workshops, pre-conferences, farm tours, and much more.

It's a Beautiful Day!

So, we thought we'd go outside for a while and enjoy the first day of Greenfield's SummerFest.

Some great lunchtime music was provided by The Equalites, including our very own Philippe Simon on drums!

Historical Society Open Houses This Weekend

Adapted from a Buckland Historical Society press release:

The Buckland Historical Society would like to remind you that, on July 13th, from 2PM to 4PM, they will be holding two open houses to showcase their collections.

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