North County Notebook: Nov. 25, 2020

Published: 11/24/2020 2:34:30 PM
Final new School Committee member announced

NORTHFIELD — The Pioneer Valley Regional School District announced last week that Robin Neipp, of Leyden, is the latest member to be appointed to the School Committee. Neipp is assuming the seat left vacant by outgoing member Abigail Pratt.

Warwick Walkers raise $5.5K for food bank

WARWICK — The 25 residents who marched through the town center on Saturday raised $5,577 to put toward the annual Monte’s March fundraiser, which supports the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts.

Organizer Sue O’Reilly-McRae said she collected more than $1,500 in person in cash and checks, in addition to the $4,152 raised online at

Senior Center to benefit from raffle

BERNARDSTON — Ticket sales from a daily raffle of gift cards to local businesses will benefit the Bernardston Senior Center. Tickets cost $5.

There are more than $800 in prizes, with gift cards to Dunkin,’ Cumberland Farms, Sunoco, Big Y, Stop & Shop, BJ’s Wholesale Club, Antonio’s II, Four Leaf Clover, Hillside Pizza and Walmart, to name a few. Plus, on Thanksgiving and Christmas, entrants have a chance to win a $100 Visa/Mastercard.

The drawing starts on Thursday, and runs through Dec. 25. Winners are entered back into the raffle, meaning they can win multiple on days.

Tickets can be purchased between 9 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, or mailed to your door. With questions, call 413-834-7200.

Winners will be announced daily on the Bernardston Senior Center’s Facebook page:

Cultural Council seeks funding proposals

BERNARDSTON — The Cultural Council has set a Dec. 14 deadline for organizations, schools and individuals to apply for grants that support a variety of artistic projects and activities in Bernardston, including exhibits, festivals, field trips, artist residencies, performances, workshops and lectures.

While the total amount of funding available will be contingent upon the Massachusetts Cultural Council’s fiscal year 2021 state budget appropriation, last year the Bernardston Cultural Council was awarded $4,800 in grants. Previously funded projects include Concerts by the Pond, Hilltown Families Presents, the Authors and Artists Festival and monthly Racial Justice Rising programs.

For local guidelines and complete information on the Bernardston Cultural Council, contact Kristina Costello at Application forms are available online at

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