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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 is so short today, but my dad is back in the hospital and I’ll be traveling to Boston at least a couple … 0

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 is one of the creative arts directors at Apple in California. The commercial is about … 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, Team Greenfield won. The winning trophy, which is engraved with the words “Team Greenfield” at … 0

Neighbors: Lots leading up to Valentine’s Day

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Hello neighbor. I have to say that I was happy to see the snow fall this week. Franklin County looks so fresh and clean and children of all ages are having so much fun. My daughter and son-in-law couldn’t wait to get on their snowmobiles Thursday night — … 0

Neighbors: Winter Carnival fun, even in the rain

Monday, February 3, 2014

Hello neighbor. Well, except for a little rain on Sunday it certainly was a nice weekend. I took a nice walk along Main Street in Greenfield on Friday evening to admire the intricate work of some wonderful local artists as I stopped at each ice sculpture. I’d suggest … 0

Neighbors: Girls Club of Greenfield needs help

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Hello neighbor. I’m sure many of you remember when Camp Stonehenge on Oak Hill Road in Leyden was filled with Girl Scouts attending summer camp — you may have been one of them. Sadly, the stone building has fallen into disrepair over the years, but the Girls Club … 1

Neighbors: Lots of fun facts today

Monday, January 27, 2014

Hello neighbor. I have a few interesting facts for you today. I talked with our precipitation prognosticator just before our last snowfall and she told me we had already seen 12 snowstorms this season. We had another shortly after that, so that means we’ve had 13 of the … 0

Neighbors: Little too cold, but good week anyway

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Hello neighbor. Except for the bitter cold temperatures this week — just a little too cold for my liking — it has been a pretty good one. My dad is feeling better, 2½-year-old grandson Justin is growing bigger every day and coming out with some of those great … 0

Neighbors: Several recognized for work

Monday, January 20, 2014

Hello neighbor. Lots of exciting news coming out of Turners Falls today. First, the town’s very own Sonya Lamonakis has been named one of What’s The 411 TV’s “25 Most Interesting People of 2013.” Sonya, 39, who was born on a small Greek island and adopted by Stephen … 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: Remembering a beloved patrolman

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Hello neighbor. Here we are at the start of 2014 and I have no activities or events to tell you about today — I’m guessing everyone is recovering from what I hope were very happy holidays. My holidays were great, as usual, though grandsons Justin, Owen and Travis … 1

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