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The Historic Sweetheart Restaurant on S. Maple Street in Shelburne Falls.
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Sweetheart Restaurant sold, to become possible art center

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

SHELBURNE FALLS — The historic Sweetheart Restaurant building may soon become a multicultural performing arts and learning center for visiting American and Latin American artists, musicians, actors and writers. Maurcia Alvarez of Wayland bought the vacant building this month for $249,413 from Dena G. Willmore and Martha J. Thurber of Buckland Center Partners LLC. She also bought a house in … 0

Ashfield author reading at Boswell’s Thursday

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

SHELBURNE FALLS — Susan Reimer-Torn, author of “Maybe Not Such a Good Girl,” will read from her new book at Boswell’s Books on Thursday, July 24 at 6:30 p.m. “Maybe Not such a Good Girl” describes the author’s leaving her Orthodox Jewish religion and family in New York to follow her youthful dreams of independence as a dancer in France. Years later, she … 0

Chinese students get glimpse of American life at Mohawk

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

BUCKLAND — The 21 middle-school students from Hangzhou Qinghe Middle School loved the shady sugar maples they found growing behind the Mohawk Trail Regional High School. But the taste of the maple syrup itself? Maybe not so much. On their first day of school here, Mohawk science teacher Samantha Lydiard gave students a … 0

It’s showtime: Memorial Hall has new screen for films, opera

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

SHELBURNE FALLS — The new state-of-the art movie screen was installed by volunteers this week — just in time for this weekend’s showing of the 1987 film “Moonstruck” at Pothole Pictures and for this fall’s season of the … 0

Yoga, writing workshop for those diagnosed with cancer

Monday, July 21, 2014

SHELBURNE FALLS — Twenty years ago, Pam Roberts was diagnosed with breast cancer. Every week through treatment and rehabilitation, Roberts attended a writing workshop, where she found that no matter what prompt was given, she’d write about her … 0

Neighbors: Head to the North Quabbin for some summer fun

Monday, July 21, 2014

Hello neighbor. I was really excited to read last week that the North Quabbin will be getting some help from the state to boost tourism. It’s such a beautiful area — and you all know how much I love the Quabbin Reservoir. There are other attractions in that … 0

West County still ‘on hold’ for cell coverage

Friday, July 18, 2014

Among its historic artifacts, Rowe has two that may someday cause younger generations to scratch their heads in wonder: The first is a red phone booth outside Town Hall. The second is a pay phone installed on the Town Hall exterior. The picturesque phone booth is empty because … 0

Neighbors: Local writers publish book of short memoirs

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Hello neighbor. A wonderful group of local writers has published another book. “Days and Moments, Moments and Days,” by Well Done Writers, is now available at World Eye Bookshop in Greenfield and Boswell’s Books in Shelburne Falls. Our neighbor Janet Keyes, who happens to be one of the … 0

Trolleyfest rolls in Saturday

Thursday, July 17, 2014

SHELBURNE FALLS — Spend the day with Trolley No. 10, its riders and the things it carried as the Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum celebrates “Trolleyfest” on Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. A $4 all-day pass ($2 … 0

Letter: Court errors

Thursday, July 17, 2014

To say that the Supreme Court justices have erred in placing corporations above people, and that Congress needs to find a way to fix this is the same as saying that my opinion is greater than those of the highest court in the land — such arrogance! The … 0

Tickets on sale for Iron Bridge Dinner

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

SHELBURNE FALLS — Local residents can celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Mohawk Trail by really eating out — on the newly renovated Iron Bridge on Aug. 17, rain or shine. Tickets for the 14th annual dinner go … 0

Arts Walk Saturday in Shelburne Falls

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

SHELBURNE FALLS — While Dorothy and Toto “follow the yellow brick road” Saturday night at Pothole Pictures, art lovers will be following hand-painted shoes that lead to dozens of shops, restaurants and art galleries participating in this summer’s Art Walk, from 4 to 8 p.m. Here are some … 0

Shelburne to meet with state over fire tower use

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

SHELBURNE —Selectmen hope to meet with officials from the state Department of Conservation and Recreation to discuss the town’s possible use of the Shelburne Fire Tower to set up a fixed wireless service for residents with little high-speed Internet access in the Patten Hill district. The board told … 0