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Neighbors: Young neighbor to raise money for animals

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Hello neighbor. One of our younger neighbors, 11-year-old Miracle Leyro, is organizing a walk through the downtown Greenfield area this Saturday with a group of her friends. The youngsters plan to raise money for Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society. Miracle’s mother Diana Nunez told me that Miracle plans to walk along Main and Federal streets, as well as some of the side streets, for six hours. They plan to make … 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 area: Starrett Museum in Athol, Swift River Historical Society Museum in New Salem and Tully … 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 writers, said the name of the group comes from the place where they meet to … 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

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

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

Neighbors: Snowfall predictions for winter season

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Hello neighbor. Our local winter prognosticator Farrah Pomeroy has predicted we will have 21 snowfalls this snow season, and we’ve already seen four of them — remember, all you have to be able to do is track a cat to count as one of Farrah’s snowfalls. She tells … 0

Neighbors: Girl Scouts to hold annual ski and skate sale

Monday, December 2, 2013

Hello neighbor. Dad is home and recovering. He wanted me to thank all who reached out to me with prayers and well-wishes over the past two weeks. We had a wonderful Thanksgiving, because he came home on Thursday. I hope yours was just as wonderful. I ALSO WANT … 0