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Wednesday, December 31 1969

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Mutton & Mead Seeks Feedback

From a Mutton & Mead press release:

Montague’s Medieval Festival in search of knowlege and understanding.  The 2012 Mutton & Mead Medieval Festival has come and gone in a flurry of horse hooves, pixie dust, laughter and amazement... and the festival organizers would like to know the patrons, volunteers and vendors thoughts and dreams about the event.  MuttonAndMead.com/index.cfm?p=x.11

Greenfield Swimming Area Opens TOMORROW!

This just in from a Greenfield Department of Public Works (DPW) press release:

The Green River Swim Area is proud to announce it will be open to the public for the season on Saturday, June 30th from 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Christy Moore the Recreation Director wishes to thank all patrons for their patience during this difficult time.

Where's Waldo? Greenfield Hunt Begins Sunday!

From a World Eye Bookshop press release:

Where's Waldo? In Greenfield, of course! He's turning twenty-five this year, and to celebrate, the famous fellow in the striped shirt and black-rimmed specs is visiting twenty different local businesses all through the month of July. Those who spot him can win prizes, including buttons, books, and more.

Remember, To Bee or Not To Bee in our Studio Tonight!

Adapted from a Piti Theatre Company press release:

"To Bee or Not to Bee" is Piti Theatre Company’s new play blending puppetry, dance, and live music to tell the comic, tragic, and ultimately hopeful tale of a farmer and his bees.  This free performance will be filmed for airing on local cable access channels and for the To Bee DVD. Audience members will receive a DVD of the show.  6pm.  More at www.ptco.org

Learn About Edible Heirlooms This Weekend

From a Historic Deerfield press release:

June 23-24, 12-4:30 p.m., drop in anytime, History Workshop Garden

Learn about heirloom vegetables and have fun outdoors as you help us plant and tend the History Workshop Garden.  Find out what makes something an "heirloom," and learn about some of the vegetables that were important to the diet of early New Englanders.  You can plant a seed to take home, make a trellis out of natural materials to help your plant grow, and also take away a recipe booklet for your harvest.  Included with general admission.

2nd Annual Mutton & Mead This Weekend

From a Mutton & Mead press release:

The Mutton & Mead Tavern is hosting its annual festival for your enjoyment! Come partake in merriment and play as our shire transports you to another time: Merchants hawking their wares, Games to test the skills of both children and adults, Stages showcasing the realm’s finest entertainers! Wander the streets listening to minstrels infusing the air with music. Meet Robin Hood and his Merry Men as well as Maid Marian! But watch out for the Sheriff!  Mutton and Mead is a fundraiser for the Montague Grange and the Foodbank of Western Mass. Bring non-perishable food to donate at the gate!  Saturday and Sunday, June 23rd and 24th, 10:00 AM until 6:00 PM daily, 210 Turners Falls Road, Montague, MA 01351.

2012 Fireworks Collection Starts Today!

From a Greenfield Recreation Department press release:

The Greenfield Recreation Department and the Recreation Commission will be on the intersection of Main & Federal streets collecting Fireworks donations from Monday, June 18th to Tuesday, July 3rd from 12:00-1:00 PM and 5:00-6:00 PM. Please support this community-wide celebration scheduled for Saturday, July 7th, with a rain date of July 8th.

Arbors Celebrates 5th & Historic Deerfield Honors Dads

Two tidbits for you from press releases by The Arbors at Greenfield & Historic Deerfield:

*The Arbors at Greenfield is celebrating its 5th Anniversary!  On June 19th at 6:30pm we are hosting a free community concert featuring Dan Clark, better known as "The Singing Trooper".  The evening will include great entertainment, free face painting, raffles, and light refreshments.  We do ask that those planning on attending please bring their own blanket or chairs to sit on.

*On Father's Day, June 17th,  treat that special man in your life to a day in Deerfield.  Free Admission to Historic Deerfield for Fathers & Grandfathers on that day.

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.

June Soup & Games Night to Benefit Sy's Fund

Adapted from a Sy's Fund press release:

Soup for Sy's Fund, Monday June 4th, 5-7:30pm, at Hope & Olive's Soup & Game Night.  Help Sy's Fund raise $ for young adults with cancer.  SY’S FUN:D is a federal 501(c)(3)nonprofit ~ we fund meaningful gifts & integrative therapies for young adults with cancer.  Throughout the evening:  jewelry * bake sale * face painting * enjoy soup & games * buy raffle tickets for a chance to win $2,000 of laser skin care services from Amherst Laser, Adirondack Chair from Andy’s Wood Shop, Cherry Wood Bowl from Peterman’s Boards & Bowls, Inc., Pandora charm bracelet & more * buy beautiful crystal bracelets, ribbon pins, glass beads, other great gifts.

Don't know much about Sy's Fund?   Click here to watch a short documentary.

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