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Steve Gougeon and Jennifer Williams with some cider apples.  Recorder/Paul Franz

CiderDays celebrate, bolster resurgent tradition

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Today, apples are primarily a healthy snack option or delicious pie filling, sitting year-round in shiny piles on supermarket display tables. More than 100 years ago, their smaller, uglier forebears also provided alcoholic solace through the short days and frozen nights of New England winters. “In North America, there are a lot of hard cider (apple) varieties that have basically … 0

Poets of Franklin County: ‘A threshold between the sky and the earth’

Friday, October 24, 2014

Much of Northampton builder Jonathan Wright’s work might be described as earthbound — designing and constructing eco-conscious buildings through his company, Wright Builders. But Wright is also a poet with a deep love for the ethereal world he discovers when he is out on the water, rowing. Wright’s new book of poems, “After … 0

Arts & Entertainment Calendar: Oct. 23 - 29

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Thursday 23 Libraries GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY, 402 Main St., Greenfield. ∎ Noon to 2 p.m. Writer’s Lunch. The library’s meeting room will be open Monday through Thursday. This is a self-directed, free writing time open to any writer looking for a place to work through their lunch. Contact Jane Buchanan at 772-1544 for … 0

Flood the house with music

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

What began as a memoir/scrapbook that Iron House founder Jordi Herold wanted to make for his young daughters is now available to anyone who has treasured memories of the Iron Horse Music Hall. “Positively Center Street: My 25 … 0

Arts & Entertainment Calendar Sept. 25 to Oct. 1

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Thursday 25 Films “THE HUNGRY HEART,” a documentary film by Bess O’Brien. 7 p.m. Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney, Vt. The film provides an intimate look at the often hidden world of prescription drug addiction through the … 0

Club Listings Sept. 25 - Oct. 1

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Clubs Thursday 25 BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Thursday Night Football on 14 TVs with Giants vs. Redskins at 8:30 p.m. Purchase Bud Light 32 ounce drafts to be entered into the season long TNF … 0

Sounds Local: Parsonsfield at the Shea Friday

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

It’s a Wednesday afternoon and The five members of Parsonsfield are on their way to Nashville to take part in AmericanaFest 2014, a week-long celebration of American roots music that features showcases at clubs around the city. They … 0

Encores & Curtain Calls: Glory in song

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

“I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with thanksgiving.” — Psalm 69:30 Upon every one of Bach’s immortal manuscripts, even the most seemingly secular, lies the penned inscription: “To the Glory … 0

Exhibits: Museums and galleries

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Editor’s note: These listings, which focus on local galleries and artists, are free. Email them to features@recorder.com. The deadline is the Thursday before publication, by 8 a.m. Photographs of the art being exhibited are always welcome and will … 0

Casting calls: Creative opportunities

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

CASTING CALLS is a free listing of creative opportunities in our area that runs on a weekly Entertainment page. Items must include relevant dates to be run and MUST have an ending date. Items run as space allows. … 0

Poets of Franklin County: Soul Chant

Friday, September 19, 2014

Editor’s note: this is the second in a series of columns by Trish Crapo on poetry that explores aspects of addiction. Readers can find links to her first column on our website: www.recorder.com Ashley Sims died at the … 0

‘Sage, Ruin, Bits of Bone’: a poem by Paula Sayword

Friday, September 19, 2014

Sage, Ruin, Bits of Bone We wanted to give you something you could not lose something that would stun you, tear the sky wide open, take you in so you could begin again, this time with your sadness washed away. But it was not to be, clouds too … 0