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Wednesday, December 31 1969


Reading Dinosaurs in Our Local Cemeteries

From a Historical Society of Greenfield press release:

Sarah Doyle and Ed Gregory to present “Reading Dinosaurs in Our Local Cemeteries” for the Historical Society of Greenfield * Tuesday, June 5, 2012, at 6:30 p.m.  *Greenfield Public Library, LeVanway Meeting Room (downstairs)

Cemeteries can tell some interesting stories, if you take the time to read them. In 2006, when she first visited the Federal Street Cemetery in Greenfield, Sarah Doyle was looking for the gravestone of Dexter Marsh, the day laborer credited for discovering birdlike footprints in a slab of sandstone on Bank Row in 1835. Looking around, she was surprised to recognize several names she had come across in researching the life of Dexter Marsh: Alvords, Newcombs, Tuckermans, and others.

Historic Deerfield Patriot's Day 2012 Muster & Parade

From a Historic Deerfield press release:

April 14 * Special Event * 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Hall Tavern Visitor Center

Travel back in time and rediscover the revolutionary past and the "shot heard round the world."  This new special event will offer a full day of activities for visitors of all ages throughout the village. Revolutionary times will come to life through demonstrations of period crafts and activities, fife and drum music, and a parade and muster by The Nathan Hale Ancient Fifes and Drums.  Historic Deerfield guides and cooks will interpret open hearth cooking and powder horn carving in the 1786 Hall Tavern.  Horse-drawn wagon rides will transport visitors through the village, and all historic houses will be available for touring.  Visitors can make a flag to wave during the afternoon parade, and then take it home as a memento.  Family-friendly food will be available at Historic Deerfield and at the Bement School.  Admission is $12 for adults (18+), $5 for youth (6-17), under 6 and members are free.

Absentee Ballots Available for 5/1/12 Debt Exclusion Vote

From a Greenfield Town Clerk's Office press release:

Absentee Ballots are available for the Special Town Election which will be held May 1, 2012. Voters are reminded the last day to apply for an absentee ballot for this election is 12:00 noon on Monday April 30, 2012. Voters may vote at the Town Clerk's Office until that date and time or may request an absentee ballot by mail. Requests for Absentee Ballots should be submitted well in advance of the Election date.  For information on how to apply, call the Town Clerk’s Office at 772-1555 x 112.  The Greenfield Town Clerk’s Office hours are Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Food & Gardening on Menu to Mark Milestone, Pt. 3

From a Historic Deerfield press release:

Sandra L. Oliver will present the lecture, "Banbury, Succotash, and Bannocks: Transplants, Natives, and Universals in New England Cookery," on March 18.  Oliver is an Independent Food Historian, and author of Food in Colonial and Federal America.

Trying Something New

That seemed to be our theme this week as we Tweeted Tuesday's election results for the first time, the mayor recorded an episode of his show with a different format, and eight producers worked on their inaugural projects.

Food & Gardening on Menu to Mark Milestone, Pt. 2

From a Historic Deerfield press release:

In 2012, the Historic Deerfield Open Hearth Cooking Program will enter its 25th year of service!  To celebrate this special occasion, scholars and experts will come together on Sundays this winter to delve into the savory and seductive world of food and gardening in a winter lecture series titled "Gathering, Gardening, Preserving: Exploring Local Food in New England."

State Treasurer Appoints New MSBA Director

From a press release from State Treasurer Steven Grossman's Office:

Treasurer Steven Grossman has named Jack McCarthy as Executive Director of the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA), appointing a seasoned senior manager to the agency that helps fund capital improvement projects for the Commonwealth’s public schools.  McCarthy had served as interim Executive Director of the MSBA since December of 2011.

Locals Provide A Chance to Bee Helpful

From a Piti Theatre Company Press release:

It's winter and honeybees and other pollinators are busy trying to survive. As you may have heard, winged workers are having a tough time these days. Ecologically, the plight of the bee is profoundly connected with a multitude of important environmental issues - how we grow our food, pesticide use, development, monoculture and GMO crops, etc., etc.

Keeping You Informed

We really appreciate that recently more people have been recognizing us as an important resource, documenting Greenfield's Town Council and School Committee Meetings.  In addition to broadcasting them live on Cable Channel 15, we keep three months worth of meetings in the "Local Government" category of our Video on Demand Player, at all times, so that you can see firsthand what goes on.   We also like to remind folks that these meetings are are open to the public---town council meetings take place in our studio, usually on the third We

"Careers in Politics" Workshop Coming December 3rd

From a press release by the office of State Representative Denise Andrews:

Saturday, December 3, 2011 is the date for an educational workshop focused on career opportunities for those who feel the pull toward an exciting career in political public service.  Whether your interests lie in elected public office, support of those in public office or perhaps a career dedicated to the art of effective campaigning; all are honorable pursuits and goals needed in these challenging times, and very rewarding paths if chosen.