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Farm to Cocktail | Haydenville | May 8

May 7 2019
Farm to Cocktail
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Balkan Brass Barn Takeover! | Haydenville | March 2

Feb 20 2019
Balkan Brass Barn Takeover Saturday, March 2, 5:00-10:00pm
Valley View Farm, 16 Walpole Rd, Haydenville, MA
Tickets can be purchased here .
Facebook event details:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1172103702937093/
Iraqi-Jewish street food and Balkan Brass. Two very not-New England things come together in a quintessentially New England place: a barn [continue reading]

Moonlight Hike at Big View | Williamsburg | February 16

Feb 11 2019
Moonlight Hike at Big View Saturday February 16th, 6:00 pm Optional items to bring:  snowshoes, flashlight/headlamp, water bottle Park and meet at the Big View Trail Head.  Carpool if possible as parking is limited. (From Rt. 9 in Williamsburg Center, Take South St. and go about 1 mile to Unquomonk Rd. on [continue reading]

New Hiking Trail Revealing Hidden History in Williamsburg, MA

Jul 20 2018
When I first moved to the Pioneer Valley five years ago, I lived in Williamsburg. Shortly after settling into my new apartment, I went to the library and checked out a book on local history. It was the first time I heard of the Mill River flood caused by the catastrophic failure of the Williamsburg Reservoir [continue reading]

James Cahillane of Williamsburg writes ‘The Pilot’s Satchel,’ a book about his dreams during induced coma

Sep 4 2016
In the poetry and commentary he attempts to reconcile his life experience with the comatose words.
James F. Cahillane of Williamsburg. KEVIN GUTTING WILLIAMSBURG –James F. Cahillane’s latest book, “The Pilot’s Satchel,” contains 21 dreams/poems that he recalled from a 10-day induced coma following emergency colon surgeries in 2010 at Cooley [continue reading]

New Trails in Williamsburg Showcasing Local History| Volunteers & Donations

May 1 2016
 
The dam ruins in 1874 — Source: Williamsburg Woodland Trails
In 1874, Williamsburg’s 600′ dam unexpectedly burst creating a flood that wiped through the four mill villages ( Williamsburg , Skinnerville , Haydenville , and  Leeds ) and finally settled in Florence. The dam was crafted by local factory owners to provide a reliable source [continue reading]

FREE Shredding Day in Williamsburg

Nov 15 2015
Saturday, November 21, 2015 Starting at 9 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at the Williamsburg Highway Garage 24 R Main Street, Williamsburg, MA Open to all Williamsburg residents and surrounding communities a maximum of three boxes per vehicle [continue reading]

Massachusetts maple syrup wins international awards State sugarmakers take honors in competition

Nov 13 2014
Two Massachusetts maple syrup producers took honors at an annual international maple products contest, held this year in Wolfville, Nova Scotia at the annual meetings of the North American Maple Syrup Council and International Maple Syrup Institute. Sugarmakers from the United States and Canada entered their maple syrup, candy and cream to have them judged [continue reading]

Recycling activists Donna Gibson and Michael Superson reduce waste by changing behavior

Dec 4 2013
Daily Hampshire Gazette, December 4, 2013. By Gena Mangiaratti
Environmental activist Donna Gibson finds it hard to change people’s behavior.
This is why in the late 1980s she came up with the idea for a “commercial break” at a spring Town Meeting to educate as many of her fellow Williamsburg residents as [continue reading]

The Hilltowns Region

Nov 10 2008
The Hilltowns include areas of Franklin, Hampshire and Hampden counties west of and above the hills bordering the Connecticut River rift valley. This is a rolling, wooded, lightly populated area of Massachusetts, and contains several important wildlife habitat areas and watersheds. Residents of the area are intimately familiar with New England’s fifth season – mud!
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