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Beef Bourguignon en Croute from Gypsy Apple Bistro. Recorder/Paul Franz

Blue Plate Special: A new take on beef bourguignon? The Gypsy Apple Bistro’s got it covered

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

By TINKY WEISBLAT Special to The Recorder One of our area’s smallest restaurants is also one of its best. The Gypsy Apple Bistro in Shelburne Falls has room for only 20 diners, plus 12 on its diminutive patio in warmer months. Nevertheless, since its opening in 2007 it has attracted patrons from near and far. “They come from all walks … 0

Mohawk school bus cameras to have audio, too

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

BUCKLAND — Mohawk Trail Regional School District school buses are already equipped with security cameras that record daily trips and any incidents that happen on the bus. But in a time of dwindling privacy, the Mohawk Trail School Committee reluctantly agreed to allow recording sounds as well as sights on the bus. When F.M. Kuzmeskus Bus Co. officials first asked Superintendent Michael Buoniconti … 0

Holiday organ concert to benefit Arms Library

Monday, December 15, 2014

SHELBURNE FALLS — A Holiday Organ Concert will be held in the Seventh-day Adventist Church to benefit the Arms Library Association’s “Put a Roof On It” campaign. It takes place on Saturday at 4 p.m. “This will be a truly remarkable community event celebrating the holiday season, but also two very venerable buildings … 0

Arms Library celebrates 100th birthday Sunday

Thursday, November 13, 2014

SHELBURNE FALLS — About 150 years ago, when the number of privately owned books were few and precious, the Shelburne Falls Circulating Library lent books to members who could afford $1 for membership and a 50-cent annual fee. … 0

Neighbors: TFHS to hold its fourth all-class reunion

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Hello neighbor. Hey, it’s that time of year again — my alma mater, Turners Falls High School (Class of 1976 and proud of it) is holding its Alumni Association’s fourth annual All-Class Reunion the day after Thanksgiving. It will be held on the nightclub side of Between the … 0

Cash-strapped Lamson seeks worker pay cuts

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

SHELBURNE FALLS — As part of its bankruptcy restructuring, Lamson & Goodnow is asking its union workers to accept a $2-an-hour pay cut and to forgo company-supported health insurance coverage. Negotiations for a new contract between the 147-year old cutlery manufacturer and its 13 members of Local 274, … 0

West County Notebook

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Art talk Friday in Buckland BUCKLAND — Artist Jim Murphy of Ashfield will give a talk on “A Journey through the Landscape” at the Friends of Robert Strong Woodward’s annual meeting on Friday at 7 p.m. in The Mary Lyon Church, 17 Upper St. The even begins with … 0

Neighbors: It doesn’t take much to help feed our hungry

Monday, November 10, 2014

Hello neighbor. I was visiting with 2-year-old twin grandsons Owen and Travis the other night while daughter Christina went running — she didn’t get her passion for strenuous exercise from me — and as I watched them eat their chicken, rice, squash, yogurt and applesauce with reckless abandon, … 0

‘Unforgettable’ play based on Korean War love letters

Friday, November 7, 2014

SHELBURNE FALLS — A woman, packing up her family home after the death of her parents, comes across a suitcase full of love letters from the Korean War, “and we are transported back to two young people separated … 0

Will county sites make the cut on CNN show? Watch Sunday night to find out

Friday, November 7, 2014

On Sunday night, most of the staff of the Shady Glen Diner will gather to see if the Turners Falls eatery made the final cut of Anthony Bourdain’s CNN travel/cooking show “Parts Unknown.” “We’re going to do a … 0

New programs at Cowell Gym

Friday, November 7, 2014

SHELBURNE FALLS — Cowell Gymnasium has expanded its programs this fall. ∎ On Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. a free “First Friday” playgroup for children from birth to age 5, with their parents, will be held. Older siblings are welcome. This program is coordinated by the Mohawk Trail … 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