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Pioneer Valley Science & Sustainability Expo Schedule

Adapted from a Greening Greenfield press release:

Would you like to see young people’s visions of the future?  The Science and Sustainability Expo is a unique, intergenerational, non-commercial, educational event for youth and adults.   Taking place on Saturday, March 1st, from 9am-3:30pm, at the Greenfield Community College (GCC) dining common, it is designed to foster mutual inspiration and enthusiasm around sustainable living and sustainability education.

Hillside Neighborhood Watch Starts Next Week

Adapted from information provided by Iris Vicencio-Rasku:

On Wednesday, November 13, 2013, the first meeting of the Hillside Neighborhood Watch group will take place from 5pm to 6:30pm, in the Greenfield Gardens meeting room at 58 Pray Street.  Attendees will discuss simple actions that can be taken in cooperation with local law enforcement and establish a network of neighbors looking out for each other.

Book Reception for Photographer Gregory Heisler Friday

Adapted from a Hallmark Institute of Photography press release:

Please join us at Hallmark Institute of Photography on Friday, November 1st, to celebrate our Artist-in-Residence Gregory Heisler's long awaited new book of portraits. Widely regarded as "a photographer's photographer," Gregory Heisler has been described as having "the mind of a scientist, the heart of a journalist, and the eye of an artist." Known for his candor, humor, and generosity as a practitioner and teacher of photography, Heisler is able to convey the most complex photographic concepts simply and elegantly. In "Gregory Heisler: 50 Portraits" he takes us on a guided tour of his innovative editorial images and iconic portraits, illuminated by his insightful perspective and an engaging foreword by New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg.

Among the Wounded in 1864: A Civil War Diary

Adapted from a Historical Society of Greenfield press release:

Please join us on Tuesday, October 22nd, for an informative talk by family historian Dave Twombly. David has chronicled his great-great-grandfather Alexander S. Twombly’s role in the Civil War, as a volunteer minister, after discovering the personal diary he kept from May through June, 1864, a critical period during the war. The talk is at 7:00 p.m. Because this is preceded by our annual meeting, doors will open a little later than usual, at 6:55 p.m.

Greenfield Celebrates the Installation of “Brookie"

Adapted from a Greenfield Gateway Sculpture Committee press release:

The Greenfield Gateway Sculpture Committee invites all Greenfield residents, and other interested residents of Franklin County, to the celebration of “Brookie” on October 18th, at 3:30 pm, at the former Food and Fuel site, 250 Deerfield Street.

Enjoy Fall Festival in Deerfield This Weekend

From a Travel and Leisure News press release:

The Deerfield Art & Craft Festival, held in the center of one of New England’s most beautiful and acclaimed villages, returns for its 38th season on Saturday and Sunday, September 21 and 22, 2013, to celebrate the change of season.

Pop Up Park

Adapted from a joint press release:

The Franklin Regional Council of Governments (FRCOG), Greenfield's Sustainable Master Plan Committee, and the Greenfield Business Association (GBA) will be temporarily transforming a metered parking space on Main Street into a public park as part of an annual worldwide event on September 20th called “PARK(ing) Day".  These groups will convert the parking space into a public park for the day and promote local sustainable and alternative transportation activities that are occurring in Franklin County. Greenfield Mayor William Martin says about the event, “This is a great way to allow people stop and enjoy our downtown, while learning about the Greenfield Sustainable Master Plan effort and the Franklin County Bikeway.”

Historical Society Presents Daniel Botkin

Adapted from a Historical Society of Greenfield press release:

Daniel Botkin, manager of Laughing Dog Farm in Gill, will speak about Backyard Permaculture at the Historical Society of Greenfield on Tuesday, September 17th.  Backyard permaculture seeks to integrate the concepts and practices of ecological design with practical four-season food production, even on marginal land or in small spaces. Daniel will describe innovative "guerilla gardening" and season extension techniques that he has honed on his five-acre lot, including low-till, vertical farming, and winter tunnels. For over ten years, Daniel and his wife, Divya, have been hand-raising diverse produce, flowers, herbs, fruits, rabbits, and goats. They operate a small CSA and teach a variety of do-it-yourself farming and food-oriented workshops from the farm and beyond.

Let's Go to the Fair!

We posted our first Vine video this week, and yes, that seems like a non sequitor from this post's title, but, be patient, we'll get to the point.  We're really excited and can hardly wait for the Franklin County Fair next week.  See, back on track already!   Because we will once again be broadcasting the kickoff parade live on Cable Channel 15, we've been in the planning stages for a while now. 

Buckland Historical Society Once Again Opens Doors

Adapted from a Buckland Historical Society press release:

On August 25th, from 2:00-4:00 p.m., the Buckland Historical Society will be holding two open houses to showcase their collections.

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