North County Notebook: Aug. 12, 2017

Saturday, August 12, 2017
Senior picnic set for Tuesday

NORTHFIELD — The Senior Center is holding a senior picnic on Tuesday, Aug. 15, at the Stanley Wickey Pavilion next to Town Hall.

According to Northfield’s senior newsletter, Shirley Thompson and the ROMEOs will start playing music at 11 a.m. Lunch of hot dogs, hamburgers, salads, drinks and ice cream sundaes will be served at 11:45 a.m. by guest chefs Franklin County Sheriff Chris Donelan, Rep. Paul Mark, Senate President Stan Rosenberg and possibly Register John Merrigan.

Tickets are $5 per person and are available at the Senior Center. Call 413-498-2186 for more information.

Cameron’s Winery hosts supper

NORTHFIELD — Cameron’s Winery, located at 105 Main St., is hosting a family-style supper on Friday, Aug. 18, at 6:30 p.m.

Leslie Cameron, who owns the winery with her husband Paul, said the dinner will include a soft cheese social, a vegetable salad, New England pot roast and peach cobbler, as well as sampling of six wines and ciders. Ten tickets are still available for $45 each and though there isn’t a strict dress code, Cameron said jeans and neckties are prohibited.

Call 413-225-3247 for more information.

Kringle Candle to offer concert

BERNARDSTON — Kringle Candle, located at 220 South St., is hosting a benefit concert for the Pioneer Valley Symphony on Saturday, Aug. 19, from 2 to 4:30 p.m.

According to the event’s Facebook page, the PVS Chamber Choir will perform from 2 to 3 p.m. and the PVS Youth Orchestra will perform from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Kringle Candle’s front lawn. Though the concert is free to attend, donations are encouraged.

The Farm Table will also offer a beverage bar and food sampling in the courtyard.

Corn roast to be held Sunday

NORTHFIELD — The 4th annual Northfield Farms Corn Roast will be held Sunday, Aug. 20, from 2 to 5 p.m. at Field Library, located at 243 Millers Falls Road.

According to an event listing on the Nextdoor social networking service, the free event includes chicken, hot dogs and corn from Jim Rice. Guests are encouraged to bring a side dish to share and comfortable chairs.

Leyden holds pole survey

LEYDEN — The Selectboard held a pole survey during its Thursday meeting to discuss relocating a utility pole on Brattleboro Road.

Paul Davis, a contractor for Verizon, explained the plan is to move utility pole No. 39 five feet north so the town could in turn move the guardrail. Highway Superintendent Dave Brooks said moving the guardrail back four or five feet would leave more room for snow removal.

However, upon Davis’ arrival, the Selectboard reported a new pole had already been placed in the designated spot. Moving the guardrail, though, still couldn’t be done, Selectman Jeffrey Neipp said, because the old pole has yet to be removed.

Selectboard Chairman Lance Fritz suggested there might be an internal issue at Verizon, with Neipp recalling a utility pole that was moved on West Leyden Road prior to the hearing a few years ago.

Ten Mile Bridge to be sealcoated

LEYDEN — Highway Superintendent Dave Brooks announced plans to sealcoat Ten Mile Bridge near the Colrain border during a Selectboard meeting Thursday.

Brooks said the project will cost $1,150, a cost the board approved. However, when the project will start is currently unclear.

Alarm panel needs replacing

LEYDEN — The Selectboard approved using $2,252.92 from the building maintenance account to replace a defective alarm panel in Town Hall during a meeting Thursday.

The board explained the panel provides fire detection throughout the building and allows for use of the emergency telephone in the elevator. Members agreed to have Cebula Electronics Corporation out of Chicopee repair the panel.

Meetings moved to Mondays

LEYDEN — Due to conflicting meetings, the Selectboard announced plans to move their meetings from Thursdays to Mondays starting in September.

Meetings during the first and third weeks of the month will be held at 9 a.m., and meetings during the second and fourth weeks of the month will be held at 6:45 p.m.