Turners Falls prepares for summer tourism with new kiosk

Recorder Staff
Published: 6/6/2016 3:59:07 PM

TURNERS FALLS — To keep visitors informed of the happenings in downtown, RiverCulture renovated an informational kiosk to display fliers in a central location.

With the influx of new businesses in Turners Falls over the years comes the need to keep residents and visitors informed of all the new activity in town, said Suzanne LoManto of Turners Falls RiverCulture, an organization dedicated to promoting the arts downtown.

“The project came together quickly because there is a need for it. I am very pleased with how downtown looks,” said LoManto.

Turners Falls RiverCulture installed the kiosk on the corner of Third Street and Avenue A about 10 years ago, but since then the brick and wood structure suffered water damage.

Over the last few weeks, RiverCulture was able to raise most of the $1,600 needed to repair the kiosk and is now putting the finishing touches on the structure.

“The project was so obvious to the town that we needed this kiosk to be renovated. It was so obvious that we needed a place for people to see what’s going on in town,” said LoManto, explaining that the organization had no problems soliciting donations from area businesses.

Next week a solar panel, donated by Greenfield Solar Store, will be installed on the roof of the kiosk to light the display at night.

Local woodworker Bryan Dolan also donated his time to restore the kiosk.

“The town is really coming together. We are very proud of the changes in the town and it shows,” said LoManto.

Other businesses that contributed to renovating the kiosk include The Rendezvous, Charon Arts Visionary Tattoo, Playground Skateboarding, Riff’s Joint, The Montague Business Association, Nina’s Nook, Dolan and Dolan Attorneys, and Black Cow Burger Bar.

Donations for the project can be made through RiverCulture’s website, at turnersfallsriverculture.org.




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