South County Notebook: Oct. 23, 2021

  • “Farm Girl”

Published: 10/22/2021 2:45:36 PM
Whately has new Facebook page

WHATELY — The town is using a new Facebook page to further spread information about meetings and other happenings in Whately.

The page can be found by searching “Town of Whately, Massachusetts” on Facebook.

Deerfield Fire District’s annual Boot Drive on Saturday

DEERFIELD — The Deerfield Fire District is holding its annual Boot Drive Saturday from 8 a.m to 2 p.m.

Members of the fire district will be on Old Main and Memorial streets collecting donations from the public.

Saturday: Stories from Rona Leventhal

WHATELY — The Friends of the Whately Public Library and the town Cultural Council are offering a child-friendly Halloween storytelling event on Saturday.

Florence-based storyteller Rona Leventhal will tell spooky — and age-appropriate — stories to children from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Whately Public Library.

Historical Society hosting exhibit

WHATELY — The Whately Historical Society will host an exhibit showcasing the work of 22 19th-century potters.

The Historical Society’s collection of more than 80 redware and stoneware crafts will be joined by loans of works from six private collectors. Visitors may also examine pottery shards excavated in and around Whately to learn more about techniques used by potters.

The Historical Society’s museum, which is located at 194 Chestnut Plain Road, is open Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to noon and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Dec. 11.

For more information, contact the Historical Society at info@whatelyhistorical.org.

Halloween candy pickup offered at Sunderland library

SUNDERLAND — The Sunderland Public Library will offer curbside pickup of Halloween candy on Friday, Oct. 29, and Saturday, Oct. 30.

Supplies are limited and registration is required. Residents may call the library at 413-665-2642.

Free paper shredding available

SOUTH DEERFIELD — The Franklin County Solid Waste Management District will hold a free paper shredding event on Saturday, Oct. 30, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Deerfield Highway Garage.

Residents of Conway, Deerfield and Whately are eligible to have sensitive documents like bank statements, Social Security information or medical records shredded for free. Proof of residency is required.

All documents will be securely shredded on site and then recycled at a paper mill. Vehicles are limited to three recycling bins or six paper bags full of documents.

93-year-old South Deerfield author’s book accepted by Library of Congress

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Audrey Bowen, a 93-year-old South Deerfield resident who published her first book earlier this year, had her work accepted by the Library of Congress in August.

According to a press release, Bowen’s book “Farm Girl” was accepted by the Library of Congress because of a coded letter Bowen received talking about the invasion of Iwo Jima during World War II from a high school classmate named Dutchy, who served as a U.S. Marine.




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