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Tattoo artist Rebecca 'Ruby" Rasbury in her studio, Sybil's Leaf Tattooing in Shelburne's Arrowhead Shops. Recorder/Paul Franz

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 and tarot card reader, named her shop … 0

Real Estate / Changing Hands, May 15, 2015

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Bernardston Jeffrey E. Page to Jeffrey E. Page and Caroline E. Page, 135 Keets Brook Branch Road, $1. Buckland Charles Wilder and Diane Wilder by Susan A. Chadwick of Greenfield and Sandra M. Donelson of Colrain, to PDV, Inc. of Greenfield, 46 Avery Road, $190,000. Charlemont Peter A. White of Greenfield to Michael Sisum and Kristie Faufaw of Hawley, 29 Main St., $1. … 0

French King Restaurant adds breakfast and lunch

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

ERVING — Sharon Porlier’s menu from her Box Car Restaurant days is back, this time a few miles west on Route 2 at the French King Restaurant. Porlier ran the Box Car for eight years but lately has waited tables at the French King, where Porlier said the owners offered to let her expand the restaurant’s hours to serve breakfast and lunch when … 0

Biz leaders discuss regional economic development plan

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Friday’s gathering of the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce was an opportunity for about 100 business leaders from around the region to learn about regional economic development planning here. Like many of its monthly breakfast meetings, the presentation on how the 2015 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy is being … 0

Lamson & Goodnow moving to Westfield; Property sold to Ashfield man

Friday, March 27, 2015

SHELBURNE FALLS — After 178 years in Shelburne Falls, Lamson & Goodnow Manufacturing Co. will be moving to Westfield. Chief Operating Officer James Pelletier said that on Thursday he signed a lease, which takes effect on April 1. … 0

New spot by bridge offers Mexican fare in Shelburne Falls

Thursday, March 26, 2015

SHELBURNE FALLS — Shelburne Falls has Bridge Street, the Iron Bridge and the Bridge of Flowers. Now it has a new little eatery near all these bridges. “Ponte” is Italian for “bridge,” and Ponte Restaurante , set up … 0

Lesser promoted to corporate director of quality and patient safety at Valley Health Systems

Thursday, March 26, 2015

HOLYOKE — Spiros Hatiras, president and CEO of Valley Health Systems and Holyoke Medical Center, has announced the promotion of Tina Lesser to corporate director of quality and patient safety for Valley Health Systems, the parent company of … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Friday, March 27, 2015

Ashfield Alexander W. Merrill and Alexa M. Merrill of Mansfield, Conn., to Ethan K. Vandermark of Northampton, 520 Main St., $242,000. Buckland Wesley M. Rice and Susan F. Rice to Wesley M. Rice, Susan F. Rice and Susan E. Mead, the latter being of Shelburne, 20 Purinton Road, … 0

Horse calls: Gill vet travels to keep animals healthy

Thursday, March 19, 2015

By CHRIS CURTIS Recorder Staff GILL — Stephanie Vassar started out on a medical school track — but today her exam room is 90 miles across and her patients are furry. The 28-year-old Gill veterinarian opened Great Falls … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Ashfield Walter L. Cudnohufsky and Susan W. Cudnohufsky to Walter L. Cudnohufsky Investment Trust, Walter L. Cudnohufsky, trustee, and Susan W. Cudnohufsky Investment Trust, Susan W. Cudnohufsky, trustee, 455 Bug Hill Road, $1. Daniel Halladay Kinsey of Easthampton and Alison Kinsey, formerly known as Alison Kinsey Hobbs of … 0

Berkshire Pizza adds menu items, breakfast, bar

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Recorder staff CHARLEMONT — In its first year, Berkshire Pizzeria has added several new things: breakfast, a bar, soda fountain, mounted TV screens and an expanded menu. The pizzeria now opens daily at 7 a.m. for breakfast, offering … 1

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Friday, March 13, 2015

Ashfield Edward R. Preissler of Mattapoisett and Deborah G. Thomas to Deborah G. Thomas, 1379 West Road, $1. Charlemont Richard D. Stone and Patricia I. Stone of Framingham to PI&RD Stone Irrevocable Trust, Catherine P. Stone, trustee, 33 Warfield Road, $1. Conway Laurie VonDung to Laurie VonDung and … 0

Artist buys Rooney’s building

Monday, March 9, 2015

GREENFIELD — The three-story landmark on Main Street where Rooney’s clothing store once thrived has been sold to a Greenfield resident who plans to live there, run her art studio there and rent to other artists. Rachael Katz, … 0