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Al Snape takes the form of the "Hop Monster" during a tour of Four Star Farms hop production on Friday in Northfield.  He is from Far From The Tree Cider out of Salem. Recorder/Paul Franz

Hip hops

Friday, August 22, 2014

When Bill “Lefty” Goldfarb got the call Wednesday morning from Four Star Farms in Northfield saying, “The fog’s rising, we’ll probably start picking in about half an hour,” he and his crew at Lefty’s Brewing Co. in Greenfield wasted no time. “Shoot, they’d been off the vine maybe a half hour when we got here,” Goldfarb says of the fresh local hops the local brewer plans to use in his craft beers. “We came and got four of those ... bags there and went right back to the brewery.” Using 20 pounds of wet Centennial hops and another 20 pounds of Nugget hops, they made … 0

Neighbors: Grandparents proud of grandson’s award

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Hello, neighbor. Our neighbors Shirley and Don Ward of Buckland were happy to announce this week that their grandson Jared “JD” Jurentkuff won an Emmy Award for an Apple commercial he worked on last year titled “Misunderstood.” JD is one of the creative arts directors at Apple in California. The commercial is about … 0

100 attend Northfield pipeline meeting

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

NORTHFIELD — Northfield residents finally had the opportunity to quiz representatives from Kinder Morgan, the parent company of Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co., Tuesday night about a plethora of issues concerning its proposed natural gas pipeline, which is expected to pass through town. The public forum, which was held in the auditorium of the … 0

Neighbors: Team Greenfield wins first annual mayors golf tourney

Monday, August 18, 2014

Hello neighbor. You may have read the story I wrote last week about Greenfield Mayor William Martin traveling to Southampton with several teams from town to play in the first annual Western Massachusetts Mayors Cup Golf Tournament to raise money for the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts. Well, … 0

Northfield library seeks programming help

Sunday, August 17, 2014

NORTHFIELD — From yoga hikes and classic movie nights to free museum and pool passes, the Dickinson Memorial Library has plenty of ways to help patrons enjoy the end of summer and the onset of autumn. The staff is doing it all without its program director, after Halie … 0

Taste the summer in CISA’s Local Hero restaurant fare

Friday, August 15, 2014

If you can’t come out for a whole meal during CISA’s Local Hero Restaurant Days on Tuesday and Wednesday , at least come to the Wagon Wheel in Gill for homemade peach ice cream made with peaches from Clarkdale Farm. Or have a grass-fed beef tenderloin steak at … 0

Neighbors: Girls Club still needs help to save building

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Hello neighbor. A while back, I told you that the Girls Club of Greenfield was on a campaign to raise money to save Camp Stonehenge on Oak Hill Road in Leyden. Well, it has raised $2,000 so far. It began a coin can fundraiser earlier this year, hoping … 0

Vt. Yankee petition to eliminate 10-mile emergency zone moves forward

Thursday, August 14, 2014

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is moving ahead with an application by Vermont Yankee nuclear plant’s owners to eliminate the 10-mile emergency planning zone after it ceases operation at the end of the year. Entergy Nuclear Operations, which filed in April for a license amendment to eliminate the zone … 1

Poet to hold workshop, open mic in Northfield

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

NORTHFIELD — Plans to renovate a former Northfield Mount Hermon School building for use as a study and retreat center are moving along, and the C.S. Lewis College Foundation is continuing its “soft opening” with a free poetry workshop. Brad Davis, a published poet and foundation supporter, will … 0

Letter: Focus on Israel

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The following remarks from Sherrill Hogen’s July 28 piece caught my attention: “We must remember that it is Israel that has taken Palestinian land and occupied it with the force of arms.” I’m sure Ms. Hogen knows that Israel is not currently occupying Gaza, although it certainly is … 1

Neighbors: Supermoon dazzles in Franklin County’s summer sky

Monday, August 11, 2014

Hello neighbor. If you missed the “supermoon” this past weekend — it was the largest full moon of 2014 — you’ll have one last chance to see one in September. The term “supermoon” came from astrologer Richard Nolle … 0

Letter: Repeal this vote!

Sunday, August 10, 2014

As a Northfield property owner, our household is now responsible for the cost of another 79 cents per $1,000 of tax valuation due to the July 8 school budget override vote. This is not a temporary tax, but a permanent tax that will be included in all my … 0

Neighbors: Give blood

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Hello neighbor. I recently read about how a propane company in Dedham and the American Red Cross partnered to collect more than 750 blood donations throughout the state this summer. I didn’t realize that one blood donation could potentially help save the lives of up to three people. … 0