Community Resources

As the various town pages are created, links which are town-specific (town websites, local community organizations, shelters, food pantries, etc.) will be posted there. This page is primarily for links relevant to the entire region. If you have a suggestion for this page, please add a comment here. If you have a suggestion for a link which relates to a specific town, please add a comment to that town’s page (or the town’s entry page, if the town does not yet have a page of its own). Please include information as to why you think the link would be a good one to add.

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5 Featured Culinary Art Resources in Western MA

Aug 24 2019
This month, Hilltown Families Contributing Writer, Cheryl Allan Carlyle, encourages readers to ‘get inspired’ by the art and tradition of food, connecting them with local chefs who are passionate about sharing their secrets! [continue reading]

Valley Grows | May 30

May 28 2019
Save the date and participate in Valley Grows on Thursday, May 30.
“Show your support for farming and food justice in our Valley! Valley Grows brings together small, local non-profits throughout the Pioneer Valley who are working to grow just and sustainable food systems for their communities. We are making healthy, local food an [continue reading]

Hilltown Families on Mass Appeal: Learning through the Lens of Spring

Apr 30 2019
Hilltown Families and Mass Appeal (a weekday, hour-long lifestyle program on NBC) have teamed up to offer a live monthly segment on WWLP 22News!  Each month, community-based education specialist and Hilltown Families’ Founder, Sienna Wildfield, joins Mass Appeal hosts to talk about ways to engage in your community while supporting the interests and education of [continue reading]

Food Bank After Hours | Hatfield | April 25

Apr 8 2019
Where social hour meets social responsibility.
Join us for a fun night of volunteering and networking with young professionals.
You’ll be making an immediate positive impact on our community by sorting and packing donated food items for distribution, followed by a social hour featuring Berkshire [continue reading]

The Butterfly Forest In Massachusetts That’s The Perfect Family Destination

Apr 6 2019
The Butterfly Forest In Massachusetts That’s The Perfect Family Destination “Can you imagine anything more magical that walking through a forest filled with colorful butterflies? That’s just what you’ll get when you visit Magic Wings Butterly Conservatory & Gardens. This enchanting indoor space is packed with gorgeous, real butterflies.”
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30 Community-Based Educational Highlights: Chinese New Year to National Hearth Month. Culture Studies to Anatomy.

Feb 12 2019
Creative-free play to living history. Pilobolus to Shakespeare. Comics to pastels. These are just a few of the community-based learning highlights we’re featuring this week. Peruse our list and make plans to get out into your community and learn while you play! [continue reading]

Making Net Zero Homes and Energy Retrofits Affordable | Northampton | February 2

Feb 1 2019
Making Net Zero Homes and Energy Retrofits Affordable, Healthy and Low in Embodied Carbon Saturday, February 2, 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton, MA
“To make a substantial and faster impact on reducing carbon emissions in our built environment, we need to remove the cost barriers [continue reading]

February 2019 First Time Homebuyer Series | Florence | February 6, 13, 20, 27

Jan 10 2019
Valley Community Development is now accepting registration for their February 2019 First Time Homebuyer Series. 
“Valley Community Development and Greenfield Northampton Cooperative Bank. Wed., February 6, 13, 20, 27, 6:00-9:00 pm. (Snow Date, March 6) Florence Civic Center, 90 Park St., Florence, MA 01062. Free parking onsite. $50 per household covers two [continue reading]

Community Spotlight: Hilltown Food Pantry

Jan 9 2019
I have worked as the Director of the Hilltown Food Pantry in Goshen for 25 years. When asked why I do this work, one thing that comes to mind is the good, old bumper sticker that reads, “think globally, act locally.” We all hear of the horrible hunger, even starvation for some, all over the [continue reading]

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