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Free Introductory Workshop Based The Nonviolent Communication Work Marshall Rosenberg
Tuesday, October 1, 10 a.m. to noon in Greenfield- Free Introductory Session for individuals interested in Nonviolent Communication (NVC). Open to those new to NVC as well as experienced practitioners who want to integrate NVC more fully into their daily lives.
Participants will have an opportunity after the Introductory Session to register for the 7-week workshop which will meet Tuesdays, October 8, 15, 22, 29 and November 5 12 & 19, 10 a.m. to noon in Greenfield. The sliding-scale fee for the 7-week workshop is $145-$195.
Led by Susan Hackney, MSW, interpersonal communications trainer, conflict coach and long-time NVC practitioner. For more information or to register, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hi folks ... I'm looking for a licensed plumber who would be interested in helping me with a composting toilet installation. Any recommendations, or is that you? Please get in touch. Thanks ... Ben - 413-237-7060 Ph/Txt.
I found a reel to reel of a show, which I think was called "Express Your Opinion", taped off WHAI. The show ran from 7:30 - 8:00 and callers were asked to call "Prescott 4-4301". The tape runs about 17 and a half minutes. Many people called in. Do you recognize any of the callers?
Communication Connection Free Introductory Workshop
September 13, 10-noon, in Greenfield - In this free Introductory Session based on the NVC (nonviolent communication) work of Marshall Rosenberg, we'll begin working with the one skill which is at the heart of NVC.
At the end of the Introductory Session, interested participants can register for the 7-week Communication & Connection Workshop which follows. During those 7 weeks, participants will learn or review and practice all the basic NVC skills. This workshop is appropriate for individuals new to NVC as well as experienced NVCers.
I have been practicing and teaching NVC for over 10 years and leading interpersonal communication workshops based on other methods such as Effectiveness Training for over 25 years. I'll be offering this workshop in affiliation with The Mediation & Training Collaborative where I worked previously as Training Coordinator and mediator. The Mediation & Training Collaborative is a program of Community Action, a United Way Partner.
I'm excited to start teaching again!
Come get your hands into some clay and create colorful and useful pots!
Let me know if you have any questions or are interested in signing up!
Taught by Joy Friedman
Wed. Evening Mixed Level Class
Adults and Teens
Sept. 14th- Nov. 9th
(no class of Nov. 2nd)
$340 includes all materials and firings.
At the Leverett Crafts and Arts email@example.com
On Saturday, May 7, Sawmill River Arts at The Montague Mill invites the community to help celebrate its 5th birthday!
Art demonstrations, special music, a bountiful raffle, refreshments! Outdoors and in, 12-6 pm.
The gallery is a cooperative of local artists featuring fiber and gourd art,photography, paintings and drawings, gifts for children,jewelry and ceramics.
www. sawmillriverarts .com 413-367-2885 Open M & W 11-3, Th-Sun 12-6. Closed Tues.
Get your hands into some clay!
Wheel Throwing and Hand-Building Instruction
*Weekly Demonstrations and Projects
*Beginners and all levels of experience welcome
*Lots of individual attention- Class limited to 8 people
1) Evening Mixed Level Class
Adults and Teens
Tues. Evenings Sept. 15th- Nov. 3rd
2) Daytime Mixed Level Class
Adults and Teens
Thurs. Mornings 10:30am -1:00pm
Sept. 17th- Nov. 5th
$300 includes all materials and firings
At the Leverett Crafts and Arts
There will be Open Studio Time available on Sat.'s 10:00-12:00am
Call Joy at 413-548-9673 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
1997 Volvo 960 wagon. $700. Runs, but has several issues. Passed inspection last year. Solid body with almost no rust. HUGE back when the seats are down. Good for a contractor, station car, or first car for new driver. Put a tow hitch on this baby and haul that trailer anywhere! There may be several issues with the car, but they can be overcome. Have an open mind, and come take it away.
I want to let you know about my pottery classes that are starting up in June.
It is a fun and creative class where you can learn to throw pots on the wheel or hand-build beautiful pieces.
Make mugs, plates, bowls, night-lights, pitchers, butter dishes and casseroles. Learn surface decoration, altering, and glazing.
I hope you can join in this class or can pass it along to someone you think might enjoy it.
1) Tues. Mornings 10:30am-1:00pm
June 2nd- July 21st
2) Wed. Evenings 6:00-8:30
June 3rd - July 22nd
I just received this from the Town of Greenfield -Mik
The DPW is advising vehicle operators that potholes are already popping up due to the extreme
change in temperatures we have recently experienced.
Greenfield has 120 miles of roadway. The DPW can not patrol roads 24/7. Potholes can literally
develop in a matter of an hour or two. Drivers are cautioned to drive slowly and not assume any
road is free of potholes this time of year.
According to Massachusetts General Law Chapter 84, for a municipality to be found responsible
for damages caused by alleged defects in the public way the municipality must have received
sufficient prior notice of the defect. When the DPW itself finds a pothole or one is reported, it is
immediately entered into the department’s work order system. Most potholes are repaired within
a reasonable amount of time; if immediate repair to a serious pothole can not be made it is
barricaded in order to warn the public.
Again, drivers need to exercise caution this time of year. Repairs from pothole damage can be
very expensive and because here in Greenfield the department responds quickly to potholes it is
very rare that a claim for damage is awarded.
Attention Knitters, Quilters, Artisans and Craftspeople:
The Our Lady of Peace Women's Group is looking for people interested in cleaning out their excess yarn, fabric, and other craft supplies. They are hosting a "Stash Bash" on April 11, 2015 from 9:00 to 1:00 at Our Lady of Peace Church. Anyone interested in renting a table to sell their craft materials or donating them to the Women's Group to sell should contact Chris at (413) 367-3052 or Bev at (413) 863-7783 for information or an application.
Please mark your calendars for the April 11 sale - there should be some great bargains on fabric, yarn, lace, thread, stained glass supplies, and much more!!
The TRC returns with a new show that will carry you into the stars. See us September 12, 13, and 14 in our third annual production.
The Traveling Rhubarb Circus has returned for a third time with another combination of theater and circus. When a grandfather's story takes new life, his two grandchildren will get to explore the realm of the stars. They will meet Cassiopeia, the queen of the stars, and the people of her noble court, such as Orion, Perseus, and the Pleiades. When Corvus the crow steals Cassiopeia's crown, it is up to the children to save the day!
I'm celebrating my 30th anniversary in my studio!!
It would be wonderful to see you!!
Saturday May 31st 10-5 pm
Leverett Crafts and Arts
Dip and Chip Platters, Mugs, Garlic Jars,
Berry Bowls, Garlic Graters, Vases, Butter Keepers,
Lace-Bowls, Planters, Pitchers, Ikebana, Plates, and much more…
Refreshments and drinks will be served.
Gifts for all occasions or just for you!
I’m a production potter in Leverett seeking a part-time apprentice.
Flexible hours. Approximately 10 hours/week.
Preferably to work 2-3 days/week but hours are flexible.
You’ll receive free studio space, equipment to use, glazes and firings, as well as 25% discount for pottery classes.
You will have the opportunity to learn about wheel-throwing, hand-building, glazes, kilns, firing, and running and marketing your own business.
Some of the work that you would be doing include:
· Making Glazes
* Clay Preparation
· Kiln preparation
· Kiln loading and unloading
· Cleaning the studio
· Packing and shipping the pottery
· Preparing for shows
· Putting handles on pots
If you know someone who might be interested in this I'd really appreciate it if you could pass it along to them!!
For more information call Joy Friedman at 548-9673
e-mail - email@example.com
Adults and Teens
1) Beginners Class- Tuesday Evenings
April 15th - June 3rd
6:00 am-8:30 pm 8 Weeks
2) Intermediate Class- Thursday Evenings
April. 17th – June 5th
6:00 pm-8:30 pm 8 Weeks
AT THE LEVERETT CRAFTS AND ARTS
LEARN WHEEL THROWING AND HAND-BUILDING
LEARN DECORATION AND GLAZING
LOTS OF INDIVIDUAL ATTENTION
ALL LEVELS OF EXPERIENCE WELCOME
BRING HOME YOUR FINISHED PIECES
TAUGHT BY JOY FRIEDMAN
CONTACT JOY-413-548-9673 firstname.lastname@example.org
CLASS FEE: $285 Includes 25 Lbs. of Clay & all glazes & firings
JOY FRIEDMAN IS A PROFESSIONAL POTTER WITH 25 YEARS EXPERIENCE WHO HAS BEEN TEACHING STUDENTS FOR THE PAST 18 YEARS. HER APPROACH TO TEACHING IS ONE OF GENTLE ENCOURAGEMENT WITH A FOCUS ON INDIVIDUAL CREATIVITY AND SELF-EXPRESSION.
Get ready to race in the Montague Soapbox Derby on Sunday, September 22nd, 2013!
Visit our website www.MontagueSoapboxDerby.com to sign up for one of the 100 available racing slots. We've kept the advance racer fees at the same rate to make it affordable. Sign up right now! As an incentive, the first 25 racers will get some free derby shwag.
We are also looking for race day volunteers; please let us know if you can help. We've got t-shirts and other collectibles for volunteers, and will provide refreshments.
Good News For Local Businesses
We are working with many local public access TV stations so we can air the race live on more area cable access stations this year in addition to Montague, including Greenfield, Shelburne, and very likely Bernardston / Northfield and the Deerfield area as well. We can offer some great publicity to the fine local businesses who have sponsored the Derby as well as some new ones. Space is limited, so if you know of a business that would like to be a sponsor, please let us know. All sponsors will not only have a hay-bale banner at the race, but will be mentioned on the air by the announcer, as well as showing up in print on the screen. Don't miss it.
We will also be listing sponsors on our Facebook page as they come aboard. Please check it out, like it, and pass it on.
For those of you who participated last year, note that we will have 2 reliable back-up generators to avoid any electrical interruptions. We apologize for last year's long interruption and will conduct intensive public relations to boost attendance.
If you have questions, please visit the website. All will be answered there.
Montague WebWorks will be moving its servers to a cloud environment in March
After five years of hosting our websites on a single server (or even a shared server, back in the old days) Mik Muller of Montague WebWorks decided it was time to take the next step in the evolution of Montague WebWorks -- to move up to the cloud.
The big move will start Friday morning, March 15th, and continue through Sunday evening, March 17th. Every website and email we host will move from our existing servers to our new Cloud Servers. There should be no interruption of service, though we ask you to bear with us.
What are Cloud Servers?
Cloud Servers are the same as regular servers, except that a very large number of them are tied together through networking and software to act as a larger, faster single server, that you can then take a "slice" of as a virtual single server.
The main benefit of this is that upgrading to more processing power and storage is literally a mouse-click away, rather than physically cracking a server case open and adding resources to a single box.
This means that, for Montague WebWorks, we will be moving from ONE server that hosts all our websites, our databases, our email server, to TWO cloud servers that will each actually be multiple processors spread across many machines. One of the servers will now be dedicated to only hosting the websites, and the other server will host the databases and the email server.
The plan is to further expand, by the end of the year, to a third cloud server so we can split our databases and email server onto separate machines.
And while we're moving up to two cloud servers, we're also upgrading all the software. Our web hosting server software will get a double upgrade -- from IIS 7 to IIS 8, and from ColdFusion 8 to ColdFusion 10 -- and our email server software will upgrade from SmarterMail 8 to Smartermail 11, which has major improvements for mobile devices.
What's the Bottom Line
The bottom line is that everything will become faster. This website will load faster, and if we also host your email, your email will send and arrive faster, and the webmail interface will run faster, and on all your mobile devices.
Montague WebWorks is moving up, and expanding. By the end of April we should have around 150 RocketFusion websites, with a goal of 200 by the end of the year.
If you're ready to switch your website over to Montague WebWorks, please call Mik at (413) 320-5336. We can get started early next week.