Greenfield Notebook: Aug. 10, 2019

  • Connecticut River Conservancy technician Michael Pattavina removes a shopping cart to be added to the collection pile during the 2018 Green River Cleanup at the Green River Swimming and Recreation Area. Staff File Photo/Dan Little

Published: 8/12/2019 1:14:39 PM
Green River Cleanup planning meeting set for Aug. 20

GREENFIELD — A planning meeting for the 16th annual Green River Cleanup will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 20, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Connecticut River Conservancy, 15 Bank Row in Greenfield.

Site leaders and volunteers are needed for the Sept. 28 cleanup staged at the Green River Swimming and Recreation Area. Any interested group, agency or individual may attend the planning meeting.

For more information, call David Boles at 413-522-2102.

Voices From Inside to hold reading

Voices From Inside, which offers writing workshops to women in Franklin, Hampshire and Hampden counties, is holding a poetry reading on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at Hope for Holyoke, a peer-led recovery support center at 100 Suffolk St. in Holyoke.

The regional workshops are open to incarcerated and formerly incarcerated women, as well as women recovering from addiction.

“By engaging with the public, Voices From Inside participants share their stories and attempt to diminish the stigma that incarceration and recovery creates, and break down barriers to full acceptance upon re-entry into their communities,” a Voices From Inside press release states. “This event will highlight their creativity, strength, courage and un-ending hopeful spirit, an inspiration to all who attend.”

The poetry reading is supported by the Holyoke Cultural Council.

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