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Rural Public Health: A Path Forward | Greenfield | October 18

Oct 16 2019
Rural Public Health: A Path Forward Friday, October 18, 11:30am-3:30pm
John W. Olver Transit Center, 12 Olive St, Greenfield, MA
Facebook event details: https://www.facebook.com/events/485252538956139/
The Massachusetts Joint Committee on Public Health will hold an oversight hearing to review the public health and health care findings and recommendations of the [continue reading]

Classrooms: Amherst educator named teacher champion for district gardening program

Sep 26 2019
By SCOTT MERZBACH,  Staff Writer, Daily Hampshire Gazette, September 10, 2019 AMHERST — A program entering its fourth year that shows Amherst elementary school children how to dig in soil, watch plants grow and get pleasure from being outdoors also has another benefit — it teaches them about where their food comes from.
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Food Is Public Health Oversight Hearing | Greenfield | September 27

Sep 23 2019
Food Is Public Health Oversight Hearing Friday, September 27, 1:00-4:00pm
Greenfield Community College, 1 College Dr, Greenfield, MA
Facebook event details: https://www.facebook.com/events/401926900449338/
“Please join us for an oversight hearing on the impact of food insecurity and inequitable access to nutritious food on public health.
Experts on the food [continue reading]

Cooling Centers Information for July 19-21 Heat Wave

Jul 19 2019
With the dangerously high heat starting today through Sunday, here is information about cooling centers that are open around the Valley during this time.   Easthampton: Public Safety Complex, 32 Payson Avenue, open from 12noon-8pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Easthampton residents can call 527-4200 ext. 48 to request a ride there. No activities will be [continue reading]

What to Know About Poison Wild Parsnip

Jun 26 2019
I’ve been seeing more poison parsnip (also known as wild parsnip, an invasive species) when driving along Route 9 in the Hilltowns. Its already prevalent in New York and Vermont. This plant contains oil that reacts with sunlight and can cause severe blistering burns.
This article give useful information about how to identify this [continue reading]

Be on the look out for Poison Parsnip

Jun 26 2019
I’ve been seeing more poison parsnip (also known as wild parsnip, an invasive species) when driving along Route 9 in the Hilltowns. Its already prevalent in New York and Vermont. This plant contains oil that reacts with sunlight and can cause severe blistering burns.
Giant Hogweed is a relative of this plant and also [continue reading]

A Bad Tick Season in Massachusetts and New England

Jun 6 2019
Unfortunate news: its a bad tick season so stay safe out there and learn about how you can protect yourself.
If you do end up with Lyme Disease or other tick-borne illnesses, the  Lyme Disease Resource Center, Inc. of Northampton, MA  is a great local resource for support.
Content warning: photos of [continue reading]

Free Fitness in the Park | Northampton

Jun 4 2019
Starting this evening and through the summer, free fitness classes in Pulaski Park, Northampton and Florence Fields. [continue reading]

Lyme Disease Resource Center Open House and Wellness Expo Day | Northampton | April 13

Apr 9 2019
Open House and Wellness Expo Day Hosted by Lyme Disease Resource Center, Inc. of Northampton, MA
Saturday, April 13, 3:00-6:00pm
Lyme Disease Resource Center, Inc., 243 King St, Suite 248, Northampton, MA Facebook event details:  https://www.facebook.com/events/263177914576977/ Do you want to know more about living with Lyme Disease or other [continue reading]

Looking Back & Thinking Ahead with the CHIP Network | Greenfield | January 29

Jan 25 2019
Looking Back & Thinking Ahead with the CHIP Network Tuesday, January 29, 2:30pm – 4:30pm
Franklin Regional Council of Governments, 12 Olive St, Suite 2, Greenfield, MA
More details about CHIP and this event can be found here .
Facebook event info:  https://www.facebook.com/events/274645426560988/
Join the Franklin County/North [continue reading]

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