Regional Notebook: Aug. 11, 2022

Published: 8/11/2022 3:44:22 PM
Modified: 8/11/2022 3:41:07 PM
Jehovah’s Witnesses offering online programming

Local Jehovah’s Witnesses are participating in a six-part “Pursue Peace” convention. Although the free seminars began in July and continue this month, videos will be available for streaming or downloading from

Before 2020, Jehovah’s Witnesses held their annual convention at the Mullins Center in Amherst. While they hope to host large in-person gatherings again in the future, the decision was made last year to hold the 2022 convention virtually, according to a Jehovah’s Witnesses press release.

“This convention is an object lesson in how peace is being achieved by a global community right now as it unites millions of people, even in areas of conflict like Ukraine and Russia,” Robert Hendriks, U.S. spokesperson for Jehovah’s Witnesses, said in the release. “The power of the principles being discussed transcends national borders, ethnic differences and language barriers. Both individuals and families will benefit from attending the program.”

CISA holding summer celebration at Look Park

FLORENCE — The South Deerfield-based nonprofit Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture (CISA) will hold a celebration of local food, farms and families at Look Park on Thursday, Aug. 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. A $5 park admission fee applies.

According to a CISA newsletter, highlights include a children’s cooking demonstration with cookbook author Deanna Cook, samples by Crooked Stick Pops and berry tasting with Nourse Farms. The event will be held rain or shine.

With questions, contact Lisa Goodrich at or 413-665-7100, ext. 29.


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