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Speaking of Nature: Indulging in eye candy: Finally, after such a long wait, it’s beginning to look like spring is here
04-15-2024 8:01 AM


I have just about reached the end of my patience with the winter of 2024. I realize that this may sound a bit strange, especially because we are now in the beginning of spring, but those of us who bore the brunt of the April snowstorm may sympathize...

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With tourist attraction closed, ‘Village of Flowers’ beautification effort planned in Shelburne Falls
04-08-2024 10:02 AM


SHELBURNE FALLS — The Bridge of Flowers will be closed this season for extensive repairs, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be things to see and do in the village.Community organizers have started a beautification project called the “Village of...

With only 1 bid for Bridge of Flowers repairs, $2.28M grant for project short by $590K
03-11-2024 5:28 PM


SHELBURNE FALLS — The request for proposals for the extensive Bridge of Flowers repair project received just one bid from a construction company, with the resulting figure being higher than anticipated.The sole bid filed by the March 7 deadline came...

More than 60 area artists to display work at Bridge of Flowers Art Show and Sale
09-29-2023 5:08 PM


SHELBURNE FALLS — More than 60 local and regional artists will showcase their work celebrating the iconic Bridge of Flowers, the Deerfield River it spans and its surrounding views during the inaugural Bridge of Flowers Art Show and Sale.The event,...

Shelburne Falls wary of biz impact during upcoming Bridge of Flowers closure
09-12-2023 4:11 PM


SHELBURNE FALLS — How will village businesses fare during a flowerless construction season on the Bridge of Flowers in 2024?That was the big question Monday night, after Tighe & Bond engineers outlined plans for a $2.28 million, state Community One...

Info session to address questions on Bridge of Flowers repair project
09-08-2023 3:29 PM


SHELBURNE FALLS — With the Bridge of Flowers closing for repairs in late October, those planning the rehabilitation project will answer questions during an information session on Monday. The meeting, which will be held at Buckland Town Hall starting...

Bridge of Flowers in Shelburne Falls to close in October for extensive repairs
07-28-2023 6:55 PM


SHELBURNE FALLS — The Bridge of Flowers will close as usual in late October, but this time it will not reopen until major and much-needed repairs have been made, thanks to a $2.28 million state infrastructure grant.The Shelburne Falls Fire District,...

PHOTO: Blooms on the bridge
07-09-2023 12:04 PM

Annual Bridge of Flowers Plant Sale returns Saturday
05-12-2023 12:40 PM

Staff Report

SHELBURNE FALLS — Once again it is the merry month of May and time for the much-anticipated annual Bridge of Flowers Plant Sale, taking place this year on Saturday, May 13, at the corner of Main and Water streets.From 9 a.m. to noon, rain or shine,...

A lifetime with flowers: Third-generation florist John LaSalle offers blooms and kindness
04-03-2023 7:24 PM


John LaSalle’s astonishing productivity might lead one to wonder if a lifelong collaboration with flowers imbued him with superpowers. Yet at age 70, LaSalle shows no signs of slowing down.“I’m getting ready to retire, though,” he said during a tour...

Bridge of Flowers set to open April 1 in Shelburne Falls
03-30-2023 6:17 PM


SHELBURNE FALLS — The Bridge of Flowers will open for the season on Saturday, April 1, weather permitting. “Once the gates are open, people can walk across and enjoy watching the wonderful plants come up this spring,” said Carol Angus, co-chair of the...

Get Growing with Mickey Rathbun: The importance of talking to plants
01-23-2023 4:37 PM


A few years ago I was having coffee with my two sisters-in-law at a family gathering in North Carolina. Both of them had recently built new houses and were quizzing me about how to create gardens in the bare dirt surrounding their homes. The question...

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