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Pioneer Valley Regional School students take a break at Peru's Pachacuteq Pass during a four-day hike through the Lores Valley to the ancient Incan city of Machu Picchu.
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Peru and back again

Monday, September 15, 2014

NORTHFIELD — With the start of the school year comes the swapping of summer vacation stories, and the tales of a dozen Pioneer Valley Regional School students likely top those of their classmates. In July, the students packed their bags, grabbed their passports, and left everything they knew behind as they headed to Peru for a three-week trip. They took … 0

Shelter from the harm

Monday, September 15, 2014

GREENFIELD — By January 2015, victims of child abuse and sexual assault in Franklin County will have a safe and comfortable place to report the incidents to police and medical professionals. The Northwestern Children’s Advocacy Project, is renovating an old house on Wisdom Way to serve as a child-friendly center where a multidisciplinary … 0

Sustainable film fest seeks submissions

Monday, September 15, 2014

GREENFIELD — There’s still time to get your short film into the running for the third annual Pioneer Valley Transition Towns Film Festival. Films seven minutes or shorter on sustainable living will be accepted until Oct. 17. The top films will be screened and awards announced starting at 7 p.m. Nov. 14 in Greenfield Community College. Each film must focus on a sustainable … 0

Fall YMCA registration begins

Monday, August 25, 2014

GREENFIELD —Registration is now taking place for the September/October session of YMCA classes and programs. The Y has programs for children as young as six months (parent/child swim/gym classes) to adults in their nineties (chair fitness, balance & stretch, water fitness). Most of the classes run in eight … 0

Northfield Kiwanis clambake Saturday

Monday, August 25, 2014

NORTHFIELD — The local Kiwanis Club will celebrate the end of summer with an old-fashioned New England clambake Saturday. The festivities start at 1 p.m. at Kiwanis Park on School Street, with piping hot lobsters, clams, and a slew of sides served at 3 p.m. Those who don’t … 0

Neighbors: Enjoy the beautiful weather

Monday, August 25, 2014

Hello neighbor. Looks like it’s going to be a beautiful week. Temperatures are supposed to be in the mid 70s and 80s, with maybe a little rain mid-week. Get out there and see Franklin County. Can you believe fall is just around the corner? I’m sorry this column … 0

In Fuller’s Pasture, a convention of cosmic proportions

Sunday, August 24, 2014

NORTHFIELD — As a thick layer of fog began to roll over the ground of Fuller’s Pasture at the Northfield Mountain Recreation and Environmental Center, the twinkling of about a dozen red lights could be seen in the … 0

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 … 1

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 … 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 … 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