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Chuck Larson, of Hinsdale, Ma. checks out a model Priority Mail remote controlled planeat a previous year's Giant Western Massachusetts Remote Control Flea Market.
(Recorder file photo)

Neighbors: Easter community meal open to all

Thursday, April 17, 2014

First, I’d just like to wish everyone a happy Easter, happy Passover or happy spring, whichever you prefer. Then, I’d like to get right to telling you about some upcoming events, because there are plenty. EVERYONE IS WELCOME to a free Easter ham dinner community meal at the Greenfield Alliance Church, 385 Chapman St. in Greenfield on Saturday at 5 … 0

Shelburne Notebook

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Leaf collection planned for April 22 SHELBURNE — The Highway Department will be collecting bagged leaves in the village on April 22 (weather permitting). Bags containing leaves only should be placed curbside by 7 a.m. Tag sale donations sought for Arms Library campaign SHELBURNE FALLS — The Arms Library will be host a tag sale on May 25 (Memorial Day weekend) from 9 … 0

Shelburne to revisit bylaw for wind turbines

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

SHELBURNE — It’s been two years since about 300 residents filled Memorial Hall Auditorium to deliberate windmill zoning at a time when the town was facing a proposal for a large-scale wind farm. Back then, voters banned commercial-scale wind farms from town by a 195-57 vote and voted 229-46 in favor of a moratorium on “on-premises” wind turbines for generating power for farms, … 0

Neighbors: Local figure skater to sing with her college choir

Monday, March 24, 2014

Hello neighbor. It’s always nice to hear that one of our own is accomplishing what they set out to. Brandi Weyers, a college freshman from Northfield, will perform in the annual College Choir Concert at McDaniel College in Westminster, Md., on April 27 at 7 p.m. in Baker … 0

Slow sugaring season doesn’t slow appetite for maple products

Sunday, March 23, 2014

SHELBURNE — Maple sugaring season is slowly getting under way, in no small part due to a winter that refuses to end. “Usually we’re in full swing by now,” Linda Gould of Gould’s Sugarhouse said Saturday. “Today is … 0

Kindergarten registration for Buckland-Shelburne Elementary

Sunday, March 23, 2014

SHELBURNE FALLS — The Buckland-Shelburne Elementary School will hold kindergarten registration for next school year on April 5 at 9:30 a.m. Packets of information were sent out on March 8. If parents did not receive a packet, they can stop by the school and pick up the forms … 0

Regional nursing program offers tune-ups between doctor visits

Sunday, March 23, 2014

GREENFIELD — Judy Ruggles first visited public health nurse Lisa White about 15 months ago, because she couldn’t shake the feeling that something was off with her blood sugar. Her blood sugar was fine, but the 63-year-old Deerfield … 0

Breakfast (and lunch) at Tiffany’s

Friday, March 21, 2014

C ustomer Kevin Parsons of Shelburne Falls calls it “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” but Tiffany Pentz, the owner of the village’s latest eatery, calls it “La Luncheonette.” Made-to-order “slow-squeezed” juices, coffee, teas, homemade soups and fresh-baked baguettes are among … 0

Neighbors: Spring is here and snowbirds are returning

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Hello neighbor. Welcome to spring! I’ve heard from many who have said that it doesn’t feel like spring yet. Well, I feel it. I can smell it. I’ve even seen some green! We all just have to be … 0

Sweet spring

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

In this feature photo, John Stevens of Shelburne adds wood to the evaporator turning sweet sap into syrup at Gould’s Sugar House in Shelburne. (Recorder/Paul Franz) … 0

Deerfield man seeks First Franklin seat

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Deerfield native and political newcomer Dylan Korpita plans to seek the First Franklin District House seat in this year’s election, The 35-year-old Republican hopeful filed organization papers Tuesday with the Secretary of State’s office to challenge Worthington Democrat … 1

Down memory lane

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

In this feature photo, this old Chevrolet wagon, dusted with snow, waits by Bardwells Ferry Road in Shelburne. (Recorder/Paul Franz) … 0

25-year Shelburne free library director retiring

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

SHELBURNE — Since 1989, Libby Burnham has been running the quaint, cottage-like Shelburne Free Public Library; but at month’s end she’ll retire to take on other pursuits. A reception in her honor is planned for her last day of work, March 29, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. … 0