Neighbors: Lots to do as summer rolls in

Hello neighbor.

There’s lots going on as this first week of June comes to an end and summer rev s up.

THERE WILL BE A GREENHOUSE PLANT SALE at Leverett Elementary School on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please support the school and its students by stopping by and buying some plants that the students started from seeds. You could also just take a tour of the greenhouse and make a donation if you don’t need any plants.

All of the money raised will be used to buy more supplies so the students can continue their gardening projects.

If you need more information, email Dawn at:

THE MONTAGUE COMMUNITY BAND OUTDOOR CONCERTS at Peskeomskut Park on Avenue A in Turners Falls, all beginning at 7 p.m., will be held Monday, June 23, July 7 and July 21. Rain cancels a concert.

JUST SO YOU KNOW, Relay for Life cancer survivors who have mobility problems and plan to attend the event on June 13 at the Franklin County Fairgrounds but cannot walk the track, may still participate, because organizers are hoping that convertible owners will offer their time and vehicles.

If you own a convertible and would like to participate in some way until about 7 that evening, call Sandy Brodie at 413-773-9217 or email her at:

THE SECOND ANNUAL TURNERS FALLS AVIATION WEEKEND will be held June 14 and 15 this year at the airport in Turners Falls.

Programs will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Entry on June 14 will be through the main gate, while entry on June 15 will be through Gate 4 on Industrial Boulevard.

For more information, visit:

THE NEWT GUILBAULT 10 AND UNDER BASEBALL tournament team in Montague is holding a tag sale on June 21 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Campbell Field next to Sheffield Elementary School to raise money to defray the cost of this year’s tournaments. The rain date is June 22.

All proceeds will offset the many costs, including entry fees, umpire salaries, uniforms, travel expenses and hotel costs.

You can help in several ways. For starters, donate items to be sold at the tag sale by call 413-834-2698 or 413-824-0901. If you can’t drop off items, which are in good condition, arrangements will be made to pick them up from you.

You can also show up to the tag sale and purchase items. Or, you can simply donate by calling the phone numbers above.

Just remember that every little bit helps our younger neighbors.

TRINITARIAN CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH at 147 Main St. in Northfield will hold a silent auction on June 21 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be a hot tub, pottery, paintings, jewelry, antique containers, maple syrup, a Boston Red Sox chess set and New England Patriots checkers set, and so much more. Something for everyone, I’m told, and many will make great gifts.

Proceeds will benefit the church.

HOW DID YOU MEET the person you married? The Recorder will be publishing a wedding supplement soon, and supplements editor Chris Harris would like to share as many of your stories as she has room for. She asks that you please call her at 413-772-0261, ext. 265 or email

NORTHEAST FOUNDATION FOR CHILDREN INC., developer of the Responsive Classroom Center in Turners Falls, has published two new books, which have been awarded gold and silver medals from the Independent Publisher Book Awards.

“The Language of Learning” and “Doing Science in Morning Meeting” took gold and silver respectively.

The center supports teachers in their efforts to be more effective in teaching students.

For more information about the center, call 800-360-6332 or visit:

AFTER STUDYING WORLD WAR II AND THE HOLOCAUST for a month, students at Pioneer Valley Regional School in Northfield created butterflies with messages of empathy, tolerance, acceptance, hope and courage, which will be on display at Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory and Gardens on Routes 5 and 10 in South Deerfield. The butterflies will be delivered on Wednesday at 3 p.m.

To contact Anita Fritz, a staff reporter at The Recorder, send an email to: or call 413-772-0261, ext. 280. You can also reach Anita on Facebook at Anita’s Neighbors. Information to be included in Neighbors may also be sent to: up to noon two days before you want it to run.

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