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Wednesday, December 31 1969


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

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.

Psychic Fair to be Held Saturday

The National Spiritual Alliance is sponsoring a Psychic Fair on Saturday, May 26, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Thompson Temple across from the Lake Pleasant post office. For more information, contact the TNSA website,

Two Interesting Tidbits

*Following up on our story yesterday, about a group of Tibetan Monks blessing Shelburne Falls and the Bridge of Flowers to help them recover from Tropical Storm Irene, we direct your attention to a fundraiser for the bridge.  This Saturday, May 19th, from 9am to Noon, the Bridge of Flowers annual plant sale will take place.  For more information please see
*If you read the article about line dancing in this past weekend’s Recorder, and would like to check it out for yourself, head on down to the Greenfield Savings Bank in South Deerfield this Saturday.  The North Country Line Dancers will be performing there at 10:30am.