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Real Estate/Changing Hands May 29, 2015

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Bernardston Perry Farm, LLC, of Tucson, Ariz., to C. William Llewelyn Jr. and Mary E. Llewelyn of Northfield, Route 5, $200,000. Charlemont Donald A. Rice Estate, Bradley J. Rice, executor, of Rowe to Bradley J. Rice, 15 North St., 14 East Harmony Heights Extension, land also in Rowe, $1 Colrain Walter A. Donelson, also known as Walter Donelson, and Shirley Donelson, also known as Shirley S. Donelson, to Walter A. … 0

Real Estate / Changing Hands, May 22, 2015

Friday, May 22, 2015

Ashfield JoAnne Delphia, to Richard F. Delphia. 1207 Spruce Corner Road. $1. JoAnne Delphia, “aka” Joan Delphia, to Renee Schmidt, of Plainfield, Nicole Romer and Tristan Romer. 1207 Spruce Corner Road. $1. Robert Schaefer and Yoelene Schaefer, of Long Island, N.Y. to Robert Schaefer Grantor Trust, Robert Schaefer and Yoelene Schaefer, Trustees. $1. Bernardston D. William Pratt and Marsha E. Pratt, to Martin … 0

Sybil's Leaf offers tattoos, both decorative and cosmetic, in Shelburne

Thursday, May 14, 2015

SHELBURNE — Tattoo parlors of old look nothing like Sybil’s Leaf, a tattoo studio that recently opened in the Arrowhead Shops on the Mohawk Trail. Plants, running fountains, and soft music fill the rooms, where people can come for both decorative and cosmetic tattoo transformations. Owner Rebecca “Ruby” Rasbury, a 23-year tattoo artist … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Friday, April 10, 2015

Ashfield Michael F. Purcell and Carrie A. Purcell to James Purcell of Hatfield, Michael F. Purcell and Carrie A. Purcell, 266 Ranney Corner Road, $1. Bernardston Florence Savings Bank to Lorena R. Norwood of Montague, 26 Shedd Road, $180,000. Galen A. Stearns and Linda J. Stearns of Windham, … 0

Berkshire East to add bike park, rafting to summer attractions

Thursday, April 9, 2015

CHARLEMONT — Goodbye ski season. Hello Thunder Mountain Bike Park. This summer, the Berkshire East Mountain Resort is adding two new seasonal attractions: A downhill mountain bike park, and white-water rafting along Fife Brook section of the Deerfield … 1

‘It’s a lose-lose situation’: Vast majority of CSA farmers don’t make living wage

Monday, April 6, 2015

When farmer David Fisher arrived here in 1998 and set up his Natural Roots Community Supported Agriculture farm, taking a cue from farmers who were trying to get people to pay for shares in his organic farm, “it … 0

Can you afford locally grown produce? Year-long study: Prices comparable to supermarkets

Friday, April 3, 2015

If the snow has melted from the fields, can the plowing, planting and produce be far behind? As the growing season approaches, with the opening of the Greenfield Farmers Market less than a month away on May 2, … 0

Magic Wings owners plan to sell business

Friday, April 3, 2015

DEERFIELD — Over the past decade and a half, Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory in South Deerfield has grown from a small start-up to one of the area’s most unusual attractions — like a caterpillar emerges from its chrysalis … 0

Produce, farming issues a statewide issue, too

Friday, April 3, 2015

The year-long Franklin County Farm and Food System Project may be winding down, but a more sweeping Massachusetts Food System plan is gearing up. Several state policy recommendations are directly connected to issues raised in the Franklin County plan. “A lot issues at the local level are mirrored … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Monday, April 6, 2015

Bernardston Jane M. Bixby to Sarah J. Willor, 41 Gill Road, $1. Colrain Bank of New York Mellon Trust, Co., NA, trustee, by attorney, formerly known as Bank of New York Trust Co., NA, Ocwen Loan Servicing, LLC, attorney to CR Homes, LLC, 3 Main Road, $7,450. Conway … 0

Sugarers hope for best as maple season finally arrives

Thursday, April 2, 2015

WILLIAMSBURG — Easy does it. Now that maple sap is flowing, sugarers hope spring continues to play hide-and-seek in the valley to salvage a sluggish season. With night freezes and daytime thaws finally here, sugarers are making syrup, … 0

Becky Caplice leaves Greenfield Savings Bank ‘in great shape’

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

GREENFIELD — When Becky Caplice arrived at Greenfield Savings Bank in 1991, she had already been in the business since 1977, when she was hired as a “commercial lending trainee” in a field that knew few women in … 0

Greenfield Savings Bank’s new president John W. Howland excited to be here

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

GREENFIELD — Other than having “Green” as part of its hometown name — never a bad color to associate with banking — Greenfield Savings Bank’s new president says there are big differences between the 150-year-old Franklin County financial … 0