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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 area: Starrett Museum in Athol, Swift River Historical Society Museum in New Salem and Tully Lake and Campground. You really should get … 0

Pact to preserve the land

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

LEYDEN — When is protecting farmland much more than saving agricultural property and keeping the farm viable? When it’s part of a much larger “Landscape Partnership Program,” in which the number of Leyden acres protected – 782 – exceeds the population of this hilly town. The project, recently completed with approval of a … 0

Neighbors: Where’s your favorite spot in Franklin County?

Monday, July 14, 2014

Hello neighbor. If you haven’t been to Shelburne Falls in a while, why not make plans now to be there on Saturday for the Shelburne Falls Art Walk from 4 to 8 p.m.? Just follow the decorated shoes throughout the village to find a variety of art, including paintings, ceramics, textiles, jewelry, furniture, quilts, rugs, painted silk, wood and more. You’ll have the … 0

Neighbors: Don’t be too quick to judge

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Hello neighbor. I’m going to be brief today because I’ve talked about this before, but something happened recently and it reminded me that we should all be reminded every so often that we are all, for the most part, doing the best we can. Some people volunteer more … 0

Neighbors: Franklin County treasures waiting to be discovered by you

Monday, January 13, 2014

Hello neighbor. I’ve said this many times, but, I’ll say it again: we live in a wonderful place, so full of exciting events and destinations. I happened to visit the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce’s Web page on Monday morning, and though I know about each of the … 0

Neighbors: Ready for a warm-up?

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Hello neighbor. It has been a frigid week, but it appears we’re going to warm up for the weekend. Temperatures are supposed to rise into the 30s today and 40s on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Toasty! January is the month of the Full Wolf Moon, which will appear … 0

Neighbors: Enjoy a local winter wonderland

Monday, January 6, 2014

Hello neighbor. Those of you who cross-country ski or snowshoe probably already know about or have been to Northfield Mountain Cross Country Ski Area on Route 63 in Northfield. For those of you thinking about taking up either sport, this local gem, which happens to be in our … 0

Neighbors: A healthy, joyous New Year to all

Monday, December 30, 2013

Hello neighbor. The next time we meet it will be 2014. I wish you all a healthy and joyous new year. I had several people contact me to tell me about their resolutions for 2014. Some were the typical: lose weight, find a new job, stop drinking, etc. … 0

Neighbors: What is your New Year’s resolution?

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Hello neighbor. The snow keeps falling, so we’re getting closer to at least the halfway mark of prognosticator Farrah Pomeroy’s prediction of 21 snowfalls this winter. Even though I worked on Christmas Day, I have to say that I had a nice holiday this year. I got to … 0

Neighbors: Merry Christmas and Happy Kwanzaa

Monday, December 23, 2013

Hello neighbor. Here we are! To all of you, I would like to wish the best, happiest and safest holidays. We’ll all be spending the next couple of days with friends and family, and that’s why I love this time of year so much. I’ll actually be working … 0

Thank You Letter: Social Ministries

Thursday, December 19, 2013

All of us at Montague Catholic Social Ministries want to extend our heartfelt appreciation to Cub Scout Pack 16 of Deerfield for their outstanding effort during their “Scouting for Food” Drive. Because of them, our Basic Needs Program has an additional 1,300 pounds of food to distribute to … 1

Neighbors: Keep an eye on winter weather

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Hello neighbor. I thought I’d continue my “stay safe” theme this week. This time, I’d like to talk about how we are all going to weather the winter. The good news is that Daylight Savings Time begins March 9 and the first day of spring is only 91 … 0

Neighbors: Be safe this holiday season

Monday, December 16, 2013

Hello neighbor. It’s that time of year, and today I want to share some holiday safety tips with you. These tips are for both our children and the furry, four-legged members of our family. Let’s all vow to keep them safe during this joyous season. Don’t forget to … 0

Neighbors: Snowfalls and fire victim fundraiser

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Hello neighbor. I wanted to briefly comment today on how many snowfalls we’ve had since our precipitation prognosticator, Farrah Pomeroy, made her prediction for the 2013-2014 winter season a couple of weeks ago. Farrah said she believes Franklin County will see 21 snowfalls this season and remember, you … 0

Neighbors: Independent movie filmed in Greenfield video game store

Monday, December 9, 2013

Hello neighbor. The filming of an independent movie at Video Games Etc. on Main Street in Greenfield recently caused quite the stir when Greenfield police responded to reports of the FBI standing on Main Street holding guns. The store recently added its name to a list of Franklin … 0