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Moonlight Magic in Shelburne Falls. Submitted photo.

Moonlight Magic lights up holiday season

Sunday, November 23, 2014

SHELBURNE FALLS — Forget about shopping malls and long lines on “Black Friday.” Moonlight Magic in Shelburne Falls is one way to experience both old traditions and new ones while finding gifts in the village shops and galleries. Vendors will be offering an assortment of items, including baked goods, crafts, delicious food, hot drinks and live music. At 4 p.m., … 0

Singley’s Furniture to close doors Saturday

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

SHELBURNE FALLS — Back in 1947, when Edward J. Singley opened his furniture store at 19 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls was full of young families who needed furniture, but were making wages of $35 to $40 per week. “Ed (Singley) would set up a payment plan of maybe $5 per week, for a … 1

Neighbors: Help a former neighbor by voting for her new business

Monday, November 17, 2014

Hello neighbor. I’m hoping you can help one of our former neighbors expand her business in Gloucester. Heather Ahearn, who is the daughter of David and Sally Ahearn and is co-owner of Atlantic Saltworks, is currently competing in the Entrepreneur and Sam Adams Brewing American Dream Wild Card Pitch Room contest. If she and her business partner Alison Darnell win, they will receive … 0

West County Notebook

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Bag leaves Nov. 12 SHELBURNE — The town Highway Department will be collecting bagged leaves on the Shelburne side of Shelburne Falls on Wednesday morning. Bags containing only leaves should be placed curbside by 7 a.m. Clerk’s office closed SHELBURNE — Town Clerk Joseph Judd’s office will be … 0

Neighbors: Crafts of Colrain self-guided studio tour this weekend

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Hello, neighbor. If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, why not head to Colrain for its annual Crafts of Colrain self-guided studio tour? Colrain is one of the county’s gems. Tucked in the hills, the town … 0

Academy of Charlemont auction Saturday night

Thursday, November 6, 2014

CHARLEMONT — Want to spend a night in an eco home or escape to Martha’s Vineyard for a week? You can bid on these offerings and many more at the Academy at Charlemont’s 11th annual Cornucopia Auction, a Celebration of the Valley’s Bounty, on Saturday from 5 to … 0

Mary Lyon Foundation’s Community Spelling Bee approaches

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

SHELBURNE FALLS — Now is the time for all good spellers to brush up on their “p”s and “q”s for the annual Mary Lyon Foundation’s Community Spelling Bee, to be held Nov. 13 at 6:30 p.m. at the Mohawk Trail Regional School. And if you’re going to compete, … 0

Kulik keeps seat in 1st Franklin District

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Although results from the 1st Franklin District’s largest town and several others were not in by press time, it appeared that Rep. Stephen Kulik, D-Worthington, had won easy re-election to a 12th term, defeating Republican challenger Dylan Korpita, … 0

Neighbors: Quabbin featured in new book and 2015 calendar

Monday, November 3, 2014

Hello neighbor. Our neighbor J.R. Greene of Athol has just released his 20th book about the Quabbin, “B.V. Brook’s Pre-Quabbin Art, Photos & Postcards,” complete with footnotes and illustrations. It is filled with former Greenwich resident Burt V. Brooks’ photographs, paintings and postcards of three of the Quabbin’s … 0

Pumpkin smashing good time

Sunday, November 2, 2014

SHELBURNE — The age-old tradition of pumpkin smashing is usually considered to be the realm of Halloween vandals, hooligans and mischief-makers, but Pumpkin Smash 2014, held at Hager’s Farm Market in Shelburne Saturday afternoon, proved the practice can … 0

Franklin County Cider Days a global phenomenon

Sunday, November 2, 2014

SHELBURNE FALLS — Whether they were McIntosh, Fuji, Empire, Gold Rush or Cameo, Franklin County was all about apples during the weekend. Most of those varieties were well represented in Shelburne Falls, where participants in the Franklin County … 0

Where’s money coming from? Korpita and Kulik have very different funding sources

Friday, October 31, 2014

There’s no question: Political campaigns, even local ones, cost a lot of money. But a close look at differences in campaign contributions in even a largely rural legislative domain like the 1st Franklin District says a lot about money and contemporary state politics. The contest between 35-year-old Republican … 0

Quilts triumph

Thursday, October 30, 2014

By DIANE BRONCACCIO Recorder Staff SHELBURNE FALLS — At least 50,000 YouTube viewers have seen Ann Brauer’s pink quilt shop sail down Conway Street like a boat adrift in the floods of Tropical Storm Irene, but her new … 0