North County Notebook: Birds, butterfly talk set for Tuesday

  • Main Street in Northfield, MA. May 26, 2017 Recorder Staff/Paul Franz

Sunday, November 12, 2017
Birds, butterfly talk set for Tuesday

NORTHFIELD — Dave Small, president of the Athol Bird and Nature Club, will give a presentation on birds and butterflies at the Northfield Mount Recreation Center at 99 Millers Falls Road, Tuesday, Nov. 14, at 5 p.m.

According to a post on the Nextdoor social networking site, the program is open to the public.

Wildflower program set for Wednesday

NORTHFIELD — The Northfield Mountain Recreation Center, located at 99 Millers Falls Road, is hosting “Wildflowers in Winter” on Wednesday, Nov. 15, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

According to a post on the Nextdoor social networking site, educator and naturalist Dawn Ward will lead the discussion on identifying wildflowers in winter.

Call 1-800-859-2960 to pre-register for the free program.

Bernardston seeks new lighting

BERNARDSTON – Stephanie Ciccarello of the Green Committee announced a plan to convert town lights to highly efficient LED fixtures during a Selectboard meeting Wednesday.

The project would use Green Communities funding to replace fixtures, or in some cases just light bulbs, in Town Hall, Cushman Library, the Powers Institute, the Fire Station, the Highway Department and the Transfer Station.

Andrew Glace, president of G&L Energy Services, said doing so would save an estimated $6,174.56 in energy costs, reducing annual kilowatt hour usage by 27 percent. Given that LED lights provide between 50,000 to 100,000 hours of operation compared to fluorescent bulbs, which last around 24,000 hours, Glace estimated maintenance savings for the town to be around $3,000 per year.

Warwick craft fair approaches

WARWICK — A holiday craft fair will be held at Town Hall from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 25.

Warwick to offer hunter’s supper

WARWICK — A Hunter’s Supper will be held at Town Hall on Friday, Dec. 1. Seating times are 5 and 6 p.m.

Leyden farm offers holiday open house

LEYDEN — The third annual Glen Road Holiday Open Farmhouse will be held on Saturday, Dec. 2, and Sunday, Dec. 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

According to an e-newsletter, at 31 Glen Road, guests can purchase pottery, jewelry, books, tea towels, hand-dyed yarn and scarves, Christmas ornaments, handmade textiles and grass-fed lamb. Author and artist Kristin Nicholas will be present, along with Gail Callahan (The Kangaroo Dyer) and Deborah Garner (the Deborah Garner Collection).