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Wednesday, December 31 1969

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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.

Historic Deerfield Lecture Series Begins

Adapted from Historic Deerfield press releases:

There will be no hibernating at Historic Deerfield this winter season. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Helen Geier Flynt Textile Gallery, a free winter lecture series, "Textiles and Fashion in Early America", will be held starting on January 25th.  In addition, local Girl Scouts will have the opportunity to earn a merit badge in hearth cooking.

Call for Actors: ACT Presents "Irma La Douce"

Adapted from an Arena Civic Theatre (ACT) press release:

Arena Civic Theatre will hold auditions for the musical Irma La Douce on Sunday, December 14th, at 1PM, at the Arts Block Café (289 Main Street in Greenfield, please use the Court Square door), and Monday, December 15th, at 7PM, at the Bangs Community Center (70 Boltwood Walk in Amherst).  Come prepared to read, move, and perform a song (please bring sheet music).

Greenfield Family Finalists in Baking Contest

Adapted from a Historic Deerfield press release:

Historic Deerfield is pleased to announce the finalists in the Historic Deerfield King Arthur Flour Heritage Baking Recipe Contest, including Greenfield's own Johanna Swartzentruber and her family.  A great number of submissions were received for the contest, which asked amateur bakers to send in their best family baked dessert recipe.  The winners will be chosen on Saturday, December 6th, during Heritage Baking Day at Historic Deerfield.

Explore and Learn at Historic Deerfield in November

Adapted from Historic Deerfield press releases:

In addition to their regular programs, historic deerfield will be helping the community by offering a free workshop on preserving small collections, on November 8th, and providing an alternative to Black Friday shopping.  They have also brought back the King Arthur Flour Recipe Contest!

BBQ Fest 2014

October 14, 2014

Check out our footage of the action during this past weekend's Riverside Blues & BBQ Festival and hear from some members of the self-described brotherhood of barbequers.

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MMMeat!

October 6, 2014

Let us introduce you to one of the teams competing in this weekend's Riverside Blues & BBQ Festival.

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