Shelburne

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This year, Mike's Maze, seen in this aerial photo, is based on the classic "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland." It features Alice herself, as well as other iconic images like the Cheshire Cat and the Mad Hatter's hat, all cut into the Sunderland cornfield.

Neighbors: Things getting curiouser and curiouser in Sunderland

Monday, August 31, 2015

Hello neighbor. Things are about to get curiouser and curiouser in Sunderland. Mike’s Maze at Warner Farm will open its 2015 corn maze, “Alice in Sunderland,” on Sept. 12. Inspired by the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll’s book, “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland,” the maze will commemorate everyone’s favorite Wonderland explorer throughout its eight acres of corn. This year, David and Jess Wissemann, the family’s next generation, have stepped up to continue the tradition established by Will Sillin and Mike Wissemann. When David and Jess posted an aerial image of the maze on Facebook, it was the number-one trending post on Reddit for several hours, and … 0

Shelburne Grange Fair attracts multiple generations

Sunday, August 30, 2015

SHELBURNE — Six-year-old L.J. Giguere knelt down in a shady spot under a tent at the 69th annual Shelburne Grange Fair Saturday afternoon and helped her 2-year-old sister, Grace, reach into the “Pocket Lady’s” apron and grab a prize. The two won a pack of crayons — one of the countless goodies stashed … 0

Neighbors: New book tells story of 1896 Trolley No. 10

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Hello, neighbor. Over the past week, there’s been a lot of activity at the Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum at 14 Depot St. Visitors have been busy signing a copy of the “Little Yellow Trolley,” a book that follows the history of the 1896 Trolley No. 10. It was written by museum member Marie … 0

Editor’s tour comes to Shelburne Falls tonight

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

SHELBURNE FALLS — The latest stop in Recorder Editor George Forcier’s summer tour of Franklin County is today at the Shelburne Falls Bowling Alley from 5:30 to 6:30. If you haven’t heard about the good-will tour, here is … 0

Letter: Hydro importance

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

This letter is in response to a My Turn article By Carl Meyer titled “Sucking out the river’s life” (Aug. 4). I have read your articles over the years bashing Northfield Mountain and Cabot Station Hydro. You worked at Northfield then “left!” If you feel it is so … 0

From China to Mohawk: New classrooms, new country for school district’s Chinese teacher

Monday, August 10, 2015

BUCKLAND — For a dozen years, Melody Chen has taught English to college students at the Yangtze University, near her home in southern China. But this year, Chen will be teaching Chinese to American students within the Mohawk … 0

West County Notebook

Monday, August 10, 2015

Shelburne Selectmen’s meeting rescheduled SHELBURNE — The Board of Selectmen meeting originally scheduled for Monday, Aug. 10, has been rescheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 18, at 7 p.m. in Memorial Hall. Colrain center road hearing Thursday COLRAIN — A public meeting for the Village Center intersection redesign (Jacksonville, Greenfield … 0

Neighbors: Franklin County Fair’s Got Talent competition begins

Monday, August 10, 2015

Hello neighbor. It’s that time again — the search is on for Franklin County’s most talented. If you’d like to make it to Franklin County Fair’s Got Talent stage, you’ve got just a few more days to submit a link to the video or audio showing everyone your … 0

Letter: Shift our thinking

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Federal, state and municipal consortiums must be funded and formed with a mission to evaluate the potential impacts of climate change as predicted likely by this newly published study. Among the goals must be massive de-militarization and conservation implementation, financially and legislatively supported that will significantly reduce both … 0

Anti-pipeliners eyes turn to Otis: Taking of state-protected land could set precedent

Friday, August 7, 2015

A state House bill to carve 15 acres of state forest land in Berkshire County for a 13-mile Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. project is raising eyebrows — and voices — among opponents of the company’s larger Northeast Energy Direct pipeline that would cut across Franklin County. The proposed … 0

Shelburne gas pipeline forum set for Thursday

Friday, August 7, 2015

SHELBURNE — If Kinder Morgan’s pipeline is approved for construction across Franklin County, what concerns do you have about how it would be sited and built in part of south, rural Shelburne? The recently formed Shelburne Pipeline Advisory Committee will host a town forum in Memorial Hall on … 0

Mohawk registration starts Monday

Thursday, August 6, 2015

BUCKLAND — Registration dates for Mohawk Trail Regional High School and Middle School are Aug. 10 through 21, for students new to new and returning students, or school choice students in grades seven through twelve. Please contact the guidance department at 625-9811, ext. 1305 to receive a 2015-2016 … 0

Shelburne Falls shops closing

Thursday, August 6, 2015

SHELBURNE FALLS — By month’s end, JH Sherburne Fine Arts, Portraits and Framing will be closing its doors, after 14 years of doing business at 40 State St. And Serious Whimsies, which features home and garden decor and gifts will be closing as well. This shop, which sits … 0