North County Notebook: Aug. 11, 2022

  • Bernardston Police Chief James Palmeri’s Leyden office hours have been rescheduled to Aug. 29. Staff Photo/Paul Franz

Published: 8/10/2022 4:00:48 PM
Modified: 8/10/2022 3:57:33 PM
Police chief meet and greet rescheduled

LEYDEN — Bernardston Police Chief James Palmeri’s office hours have been rescheduled to Aug. 29, from 4 to 6 p.m.

Palmeri, who serves as chief of Bernardston and Leyden, had to reschedule his office hours from Aug. 15.

As the towns’ shared-policing agreement continues, Leyden residents can reach Bernardston police officers at any time by calling 413-648-9208.

Farley String Band to perform Monday

BERNARDSTON — The Farley String Band will perform traditional folk and fiddle tunes at the Bernardston Senior Center on Monday, Aug. 15, at 4 p.m.

Kiwanis Club holding ham and bean dinner

BERNARDSTON — The Bernardston Kiwanis Club is holding a ham and bean dinner on Tuesday, Aug. 16, at the club pavilion, located at 835 Brattleboro Road.

Cheese and crackers will be served at 5 p.m. with the main meal following at 6 p.m. Music will also be provided.

Attendees are asked to RSVP by Friday, Aug. 12, by calling 413-648-5413.

Community outreach workshop planned on REAL IDs

NORTHFIELD — The Registry of Motor Vehicles will present a community outreach workshop regarding REAL IDs at the Northfield Senior Center on Thursday, Aug. 18, at 2 p.m.

The deadline to receive a REAL ID in Massachusetts is May 3, 2023. According to a Senior Center newsletter, the workshop will provide information on the new federal and state requirements regarding driver’s license and ID card renewals.

Northfield walking group to convene at GCC

NORTHFIELD — The Northfield Senior Center’s “Happy Feet” walking group will meet at Greenfield Community College for a walk on Monday, Aug. 22, at 9:30 a.m.

Participants are advised to park in GCC’s public parking lot. Seniors with a walker or wheelchair who have someone to assist them are encouraged to attend, as the walk will consist of flat sidewalks and roadways. Dogs on leashes are also welcome.

Senior Center offering bereavement support group

BERNARDSTON — Bernardston Senior Center Outreach Coordinator Donna DePretto will facilitate a Living After Loss Bereavement Group at the center on Thursday, Aug. 25, at 11 a.m.

This group is for anyone who has experienced a recent loss and is looking for a supportive place to discuss the challenges grief brings, according to a Senior Center newsletter. In addition to a monthly meeting, the group will meet occasionally for lunch at a local restaurant. Books on grief and coping with loss are also available.

Call Donna DePretto at 413-768-1148 to register.

Senior Center offering summer salad meals

NORTHFIELD — The Northfield Senior Center will provide to-go lunches on Friday, Aug. 26, at 11:30 a.m. Meals can be picked up at the back door to the kitchen.

The meal will include three summer salads on beds of lettuce — Waldorf; shrimp, peas and pasta shells; and black beans and corn — as well as a brownie for dessert, according to a Senior Center newsletter. There is a $5 suggested donation.

Reservations are required by calling 413-498-2901, ext. 114 or emailing by Monday, Aug. 22.

Massage therapist coming to Senior Center

BERNARDSTON — Licensed massage therapist Alex Tremblay is offering full-body or specialty massages for seniors and caregivers at the Bernardston Senior Center on Wednesday, Aug. 31.

Thirty-minute sessions can be booked by calling 413-648-5413. A $10 donation is appreciated, but not required.

Senior Center marks return to congregate meals

BERNARDSTON — The Bernardston Senior Center’s lunch program will return to congregate dining starting Sept. 16.

Lunch will be served at 11:45 a.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, according to a Senior Center newsletter. To-go meals will be available on Mondays and Fridays at 11 a.m.

Meals are available to seniors ages 60 and older, along with their spouse of any age, and people with disabilities. A $3 donation is suggested.

Call Clare at 413-648-5319 at least 48 hours in advance to reserve a lunch.


Support Local Journalism

Subscribe to the Greenfield Recorder, keeping Franklin County informed since 1792.

Greenfield Recorder

14 Hope Street
Greenfield, MA 01302-1367
Phone: (413) 772-0261


Copyright © 2021 by Newspapers of Massachusetts, Inc.
Terms & Conditions - Privacy Policy