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Wednesday, December 31 1969


Historic Deerfield Happenings

Adapted from Historic Deerfield press releases:

This month, at Historic Deerfield, you have the opportunity to explore open hearth cooking, handle live silkworms while learning how their secretions become beautiful shimmering cloth, attend two free lectures on Utopian Societies in Early New England, and more.

Congrats Greenfield! Playful City 4 Years in a Row!

Adapted From a Greenfield Recreation Department press release:

For 2015, Greenfield is being honored with a KaBOOM! Playful City USA designation; the 4th time the town has won this award in as many years. The national recognition program honors cities and towns across the country for making their cities more playable. The Greenfield Recreation Department strives to provide unique play opportunities for the community, from its annual Winter Carnival to the recent grand opening of Greenfield’s first ever Splash Pad, to the upcoming renovation of Green River Park.

Help MCTV Film The River’s Song Project

Adapted from a Montague Community Television (MCTV) press release:

Join us this Saturday, May 16th, in Turners Falls!  MCTV resident videographer Bret Leighton will be on hand to capture the magic and energy of The River's Song Project, the culmination of a year-long study designed to integrate the arts and the environment as a means to highlight the Connecticut River's diverse ecology.  "I love capturing live events like this on film, particularly music performances," says Bret.  He's been working with MCTV for 4 years now and welcomes other community members to connect with the station and join him in filming this weekend's festivities.

GHS Music Telethon Update

After a successful night of fundraising, but a lean pie throwing time, the Greenfield High School Music Parents Association (GHSMPA) would like the public to know that they will continue accepting donations until Friday, April 10th.  If they get to, or surpass, the $3,000 mark, additional Greenfield High School (GHS) administrators will allow themselves to be hit in the face with whipped cream pies.

Historic Deerfield Happenings in March

Adapted from Historic Deerfield press releases:

There will be so much to learn at Historic Deerfield next month!  Explore open hearth cooking, find out how decorative goods began coming to the West from China, discuss the tradition of outdoor sculpture in New England with neighbors & experts, or attend the final installment of this year's free winter lecture series, "Textiles and Fashion in Early America".

Parade of Lights is on for Friday!

Adapted From a Greenfield Recreation Department press release:

With 13 official entries, the newest contest to become part of Greenfield Winter Carnival is off to a good start!  The Greenfield Recreation Department will lead the Parade of Lights through downtown this Friday, February 6th, starting at 6PM.  Spectators are encouraged to line the parade route and check out all the illuminated vehicles.

News from Historic Deerfield

Adapted from Historic Deerfield press releases:

February is a busy month for this local treasure!  Deadlines to apply for a summer internship program and submit papers for this year's Dublin Seminar are coming up fast; the second installment of a free winter lecture series, "Textiles and Fashion in Early America", will be held on February 22nd; there are opportunities to learn open hearth cooking & textile art; and a special exhibition on neoclassicism will open on the 28th.

A Plea from the Montague Common Hall

Adapted from a press release by Mik Muller:

Dear friends, neighbors, volunteers, angels, millionaires, & other awesome community members:  Do you love the Montague Common Hall (formerly the Montague Grange)?  Have you come to family dances, potlucks, craft fairs, tag sales, yoga classes, Mutton & Mead rehearsals, and myriad other events there?  Have you been wondering how to tap into this amazing community resource, but were too shy to ask?  Would you be heartbroken to see it turned into a Dunkin' Donuts or condos?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, please come to our Emergency Fundraising Day on Sunday, January 25, 2015.

Greenfield Gets Frozen Over for Winter Carnival

Adapted From a Greenfield Recreation Department press release:

Winter Carnival returns for its 93rd year Friday, February 6th, through Sunday, February 8th.  Since its very beginnings in 1922, this event has brought the community together in celebration during a time of year that can be long, cold, and dreary.  2015 is no exception, with an exciting, jam packed, Frozen themed weekend of activities.

Attention Young Filmmakers: We Want Your Movie

Adapted from a Northampton Arts Council press release:

The Northampton Arts Council will once again present YouthFilm, a week-long festival of videos created by area youth and screened at the famous Academy of Music Theatre in downtown Northampton.  The festival accepts film and video entries from throughout the region by young people from 5–18 years old.