South County Notebook: March 1, 2024

Published: 02-29-2024 1:46 PM

Sunderland Democrats to caucus March 2

SUNDERLAND — The Sunderland Democratic Town Committee will convene Saturday to elect delegates to participate in the State Democratic Convention in June.

The caucus will be held at the Sunderland Public Library, 20 School St., from noon to 1:30 p.m. Registered and pre-registered Sunderland Democrats who turned 16 years old by Feb. 17 may vote and be elected as delegates. Interested candidates must sign in by 12:15 p.m.

Following the election, Governor’s Councilor Tara Jacobs, who represents District 8, will address attendees on her work and her bid for reelection to the Governor’s Council, which provides advice and consent on judicial nominations, pardons and commutations.

Whately Cultural Council seeking members

WHATELY — The Cultural Council is seeking new members to fill out its ranks and continue its service of supporting local events.

The council’s main function is selecting grant applicants and assessing grant funding opportunities for local events, particularly those with artistic or creative aspects.

Examples of upcoming events sponsored by the Cultural Council include: a Pioneer Valley Symphony Orchestra performance on April 11 for Franklin County third and fourth graders, three ukulele programs at the S. White Dickinson Memorial Library and a short-form improv show at the South County Senior Center on April 26.

Any Whately resident who is 15 years old or older is welcome to join. Those interested can contact Jenny Miriam at

St. Anne’s Sodality of the Holy Family Parish hosting St. Patrick’s Day dinner

SOUTH DEERFIELD — St. Anne’s Sodality of the Holy Family Parish, 29 Sugarloaf St., will host a St. Patrick’s Day dinner on Sunday, March 17, from noon to 1:30 p.m.

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Tickets are available at the parish office Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. or by calling 413-665-3254 for more information. Tickets are also available from a Sodality member after Mass through March 7.

The meal, from Kathleen Tomaus Catering, includes green pea soup with corned beef, corned beef and cabbage, red potatoes, carrots, onions, rye bread, grape nut pudding and coffee, tea or water.

Historical Society hosting ‘Lost and Found’ program

CONWAY — The Historical Society at 50 Main St. is inviting the public to a free program titled “Lost and Found: Recovered Relics of Conway’s Past and the Stories They Tell” on Tuesday, March 12, starting at 7:30 p.m.

Jack Harrison will show off some of the artifacts he’s uncovered in Conway’s fields and forests with his metal detector over the years, and recount what those artifacts may tell us about daily life in the 18th and 19th centuries. Refreshments will be served.