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hackneys - Mon, Aug 12, 2019, 2:47 P
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, susanhackney1966@gmail.com.
 
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Benno - Thu, Jan 31, 2019, 12:37 A
Licensed Plumber Wanted For Help With Project.
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.
 
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mmuller - Sat, Sep 29, 2018, 3:24 P
When Was The Vet Memorial Built?
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?

https://mikmuller.com/p/7/Reel-to-Reel-Tapes

Apparently a committee was set up to discuss whether to build a band shell in town or something else as a memorial to war veterans. This radio show asked people to call in with their opinions.

I've done some searching on the web and can't find when the memorial was built. That would give a clue as to when this show aired.
 
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hackneys - Mon, Aug 21, 2017, 11:01 A
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.
 
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Yahara - Tue, Sep 27, 2016, 3:35 P
Free Arm Chair Grove Turners Falls
Charming plush comfortable arm chair with sturdy wood frame and trim. Soft blue. Enjoy!
 
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joy - Wed, Aug 31, 2016, 1:46 P
Want Take Pottery Class?
Hi Neighbors,
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
6:00-8:30pm
Sept. 14th- Nov. 9th
(no class of Nov. 2nd)
$340 includes all materials and firings.
At the Leverett Crafts and Arts
joypots@gmail.com
 
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joy - Thu, Apr 28, 2016, 9:25 P
Spring Pottery Sale This Sat.!!
Hi,
You are invited to my Open Studio this Sat. April 30th.
It would be great to see you!
Joy

SPRING STUDIO SALE

Saturday April 30th 10-5 pm

Leverett Crafts and Arts 13 Montague Rd. Leverett, Ma. 01054

Dip and Chip Platters, Lots of Mugs, Garlic Jars,

Berry Bowls, Garlic Graters, Lace-Bowls, Vases, Pitchers, Ikebana, Plates, and much more…

Gifts for all occasions or just for you!
 
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ChrisP - Tue, Apr 19, 2016, 10:09 A
Anniversary Party Sawmill River Arts
SAWMILL RIVER ARTS CELEBRATES 5TH BIRTHDAY!

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.
 
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JanetMasucci - Thu, Oct 22, 2015, 11:31 A
Free Workshop- Building Science
Building Science
A Dozen Ways to Reduce Your Home Energy Use
Instructor- Andy Cole
November 14th, 9-12 at Gill Elementary School


Make your home more comfortable and easier to heat by learning about a dozen simple methods to improve the efficiency of your home that can save you lots of fuel and money.

Many of these measures cost little to nothing.

Learn about the incentives that make it so affordable including rebates and sources of low interest and no interest funding.

You don't even have to take notes, a PDF with photos and links will be emailed to each participant after the class.

Sponsored by Gill Green Community Grant.
To register call Janet Masucci 413-863-8694 or email: jmasucci@msn.com
 
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joy - Mon, Aug 31, 2015, 10:17 P
Fall Pottery Classes
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
6:00-8:30pm

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: joypots@gmail.com
 
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mmuller - Mon, Aug 24, 2015, 7:23 P
1997 Volvo 960 Wagon. $700.
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.

http://westernmass.c.../cto/5188769486.html
 
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joy - Fri, May 22, 2015, 10:20 P
Pottery Classes Offered This Summer!
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

Call JOy-413-548-9673 joypots@gmail.com www.joyfriedman.com
 
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mmuller - Sun, Mar 15, 2015, 1:36 P
Potholes ……. Drivers Are Advised Use Caution
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.
 
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ChrisP - Fri, Feb 6, 2015, 4:45 P
Stash Bash
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!!
 
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joy - Wed, Nov 12, 2014, 11:34 P
Pottery Studio Sale!
Joy Friedman Pottery
Fall Studio Sale!
Sat. Nov. 15th 10-4pm

Joy's studio at
Leverett Crafts & Arts
13 Montague Rd. Leverett, Ma. 01054
413-548-9673
Micro-wave and dishwasher safe pottery!
Good low studio prices!
Refreshments and drinks will be served.
 
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mmuller - Mon, Sep 8, 2014, 4:36 P
Traveling Rhubarb Circus Presents "look"
Traveling Rhubarb Circus Presents "Look"

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!

Tickets available online at http://www.TravelingRhubarb.com/
 
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mmuller - Fri, Jun 6, 2014, 11:17 A
Greenfield Candidates
Greenfield Voters, check out this new website that compares all the candidates up for election on June 10th.

http://GreenfieldCandidates.com
 
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joy - Wed, May 28, 2014, 7:11 P
Spring Pottery Sale
Hi all,
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!
 
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EnviroShow - Thu, May 22, 2014, 7:27 P
Climate Chaos The Quabbin Watershed
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EnviroShow - Thu, May 22, 2014, 7:24 P
Climate Chaos The Quabbin Watershed
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joy - Tue, Apr 15, 2014, 5:21 P
Wanted: Potter’s Aprentice
Hi,

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 - joypots@gmail.com
 
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joy - Sun, Apr 13, 2014, 10:02 P
Spring Pottery Classes Offered!
SPRING POTTERY CLASSES

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
joypots@gmail.com

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.
 
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mmuller - Tue, Aug 6, 2013, 1:26 P
2013 Montague Soapbox Derby is ON!
Attention Soapbox Derby Racers!

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.

http://montaguesoapb...0&title=Forms++Rules

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.

https://www.facebook.com/MontagueSoapboxDerby

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.

Many thanks!
Mik Muller, Race Director
 
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joy - Thu, Apr 25, 2013, 5:56 P
Spring Pottery Sale Sat. April 27th
SPRING STUDIO SALE
Joy Friedman Pottery
Saturday April 27th 10-5 pm
Leverett Crafts and Arts
13 Montague Rd Leverett, Ma. 01054
413-548-9673

Dip and Chip Platters, Mugs, Garlic Jars,
Vases, Butter Keepers, Lace-Bowls, Planters, Pitchers, Ikebana, Pie Plates, and much more…
Gifts for all occasions or just for you!
www.joyfriedman.com
 
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mmuller - Mon, Mar 11, 2013, 5:15 P
MWW Moves to the Cloud
MWW Moves to the Cloud

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.

http://www.MontagueWebWorks.com
 
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Trouble - Tue, Sep 11, 2012, 3:55 P
Looking to BUY or BORROW pop up canopy
Need a 10" x 10' pop up canopy for some fairs I'm doing in October. Used is fine as long as it's functional. Prefer one with sides. Also looking to buy or borrow 2 6' tables!

Trouble
wildferalfemme at gmail
 
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joy - Tue, Sep 11, 2012, 3:34 P
Pottery Classes Offered
HI, I"m offering 2 Pottery Classes!! It starts next week, so if you're interested in getting creative and
making something that you can use and enjoy for years, here's your chance!
JOy

LEARN WHEEL THROWING AND HAND-BUILDING

LEARN DECORATION AND GLAZING

ADULTS AND TEENS

1 ) INTERMEDIATE CLASS- Wednesday Evenings

Sept. 17Th–Nov. 7th 6:30pm-9:00 pm

2 ) BEGINNER CLASS- Monday Evenings

Sept. 17TH-Nov. 5TH 6:00-8:30pm

LOTS OF INDIVIDUAL ATTENTION
ALL LEVELS OF EXPERIENCE WELCOME
BRING HOME YOUR FINISHED PIECES

AT THE LEVERETT CRAFTS AND ARTS
CLASS FEE: $275 (INCLUDES ALL MATERIALS)

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.
 
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GreenfieldRecreation - Tue, Jul 24, 2012, 4:57 P
Catie Curtis Live at the Energy Park
The Greenfield Energy Park Sunday Concert Series presents Boston "folk-rock goddess" Catie Curtis, Sunday, August 12th, from 6:00pm-8:00pm. Pack a picnic and a lawn chair, and bring your family and friends to the Energy Park for a concert that is sure to entertain. For more information, or in the event of a weather cancellation, please call the Greenfield Recreation Department at 413-772-1553. $10 Suggested Donation at the gate. Merchandise for sale.
 
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wildferalfemme - Thu, May 10, 2012, 10:19 A
Greenfield Beautification Visioning Meeting
Can someone please post LOCATION of meeting? Thank you.
 
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David - Fri, Apr 27, 2012, 12:00 A
Greenfield Contra Dance Friday Evening 4/27/2012
Friday 4/27, 7:30 PM at the Guiding Star Grange Hall, 401 Chapman Street:

All are welcome to enjoy an evening of listening and dancing to beautiful reels, jigs, hornpipes, waltzes, and more. Musicians: Stuart Kenney (bass, banjo), Peter Siegel (mandolin, guitar), and David Kaynor (fiddle, calls) with Baron Collins-Hill (mandolin) and Julia Plumb (fiddle).

All ages are welcome and no prior dancing experience is needed. We like to start the evening with easy dances and hot music.

Admission is self-determined on the Honor System. We suggest $10 per adult. We welcome barter!

This dance welcomes listeners and sit-in musicians as well as dancers. The Grange Hall is fully wheelchair accessible.
 
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mmuller - Wed, Feb 29, 2012, 2:05 P
MUTTON AND MEAD CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS
MUTTON AND MEAD CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS

Mutton & Mead, the Medieval Festival in Montague, MA, to be held on Saturday and Sunday, June 23rd and 24th, 2012, is looking for Day, and Pre-Faire Volunteers.

Day Volunteers will work a four-hour shift within the festival, on either day (or both) and then have four hours access as a guest on that day.

Pre-Faire Volunteers will assist with the creation and set-up of the festival on weekends and some evenings leadig up to the Festival weekend, at their availability, on tasks such as set design, construction, materials transport and management, or committee work. All pre-faire volunteers who put in at least eight hours of volunteer time will gain access to the festival for one day. Those who put in at least 16 hours of volunteer time will gain access to both days of the festival.

All volunteers will receive a free t-shirt and a certificate of appreciation from the festival.

Everyone wishing to register as a volunteer for the Mutton & Mead Medieval Festival should go to the online application form, located on the Festival's official website.

www.MuttonAndMead.com

Donna DuSell, the Volunteer Manager, will coordinate all volunteers, and can be contacted through the form above.

More information about the Festival and photos from last year can also be found on the website.

Mutton & Mead's Medieval Festival is a fund raiser for both the Food Bank of Western Mass and the Montague Grange.

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mmuller - Sat, Dec 3, 2011, 10:02 P
Make and take Craft Fair at Montague Grange, Sunday
Grange Hall, Main Street at the Common, Montague Center

Make gifts, come for lunch, peruse the indoor mini-flea market -- and help raise funds to save the Grange building

Sunday, December 4 from 10 AM - 4 PM
For adults, teens and children

Admission $1
Gifts cost $3 - $10 each to make

Gift making stations will include most or all of the following: rolled beeswax candles and holders -- wreaths -- beaded snowflakes and earrings -- stamped greeting cards -- decoupaged objects -- colored blown glass ornaments -- fleece scarves -- gnomes and fairies -- glass magnets -- shrinky dink ornaments -- gilded acorns -- twig animals -- and more crafts!

Baked potatoes, chili, soup, baked goods and hot drinks for sale

Mini Flea Market - table space for $20

Contact Cindy Tarail cindy@thealchemystudio.com or call 367-0042 to volunteer, secure a flea market table space, or for more info.
 
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mmuller - Thu, Nov 3, 2011, 4:08 P
MCTV is Hiring
Montague Community Cable, Inc., the 501(c)(3) non-profit that owns and staffs MCTV channel 17 in Montague, MA, is seeking two professional positions.

Outreach and Communications Coordinator: $15/hr @ 10hrs - 20hrs per week. Major duties include contacting local agencies and residents and creating organizational and production partnerships; creating underwriting and sponsorship solicitations; writing the newsletter and all public communications; writing the quarterly and annual report narratives. Applicant should have a flair for writing, a passion and understanding of the place public access has in Montague, and a gregarious nature, at ease in front of an audience. Video skills would be a definite plus but are not required.

Technical Coordinator: $20/hr @ 10hrs - 15hrs per week. Major duties include maintaining the digital broadcast rack; researching and implementing emerging technologies; providing community training in editing, cameras, field production, etc.; maintaining and inventory all equipment. Applicant must have solid video technical skills and work well with the public, with good communication skills and a positive attitude in an office-like environment.

MCTV is also seeking interns to assist in video editing, titling and field production. Contact us for more information.

Applicants should mail resumes to MCTV, 34 Second Street, Turners Falls, MA, 01376, or send by email to: Jobs [at] MontagueTV [dot] org. No phone calls, please.

MCCI is an equal opportunity employer.
 
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mmuller - Wed, Oct 26, 2011, 4:07 P
Looking for crafters...
Seeking crafty folks and cooks for easy fundraiser for the Montague Grange!

People of all ages come to the Grange for the day one weekend before mid-December, make gifts at stations led by our town's talented craftspeople, eat a delicious lunch, drinks and snacks made by the neighbors, and walk out with a bagful of completed gifts for their families and friends.

Offer activities like beaded earrings, felted baby booties, hand-blown glass ornaments, and all manner of twiggy, herbal, fabric, up-cycled, and colorful handmade gifts, far less expensive than any participants could buy at the store, for the slew of birthdays and holidays coming up! You can use inexpensive materials; we need you to donate or secure donated materials. We can help with this.

Email cindy@thealchemystudio.com to pledge your craft skills, food donations and teaching time, or for more info. Sign up by the end of this week, October 30th. If we do not have enough crafts and volunteers by the end of the week we will start signing people up for 2012!
 
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mmuller - Tue, Oct 18, 2011, 3:44 P
Mutton & Mead OPEN HOUSE on Monday, Oct 24
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mutton & Mead, a Medieval / Renaissance Festival held in Turners Falls, will be hosting an OPEN HOUSE on Monday, October 24th, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm at the Montague Grange, 36 Main Street, Montague Center.

“The open house is an chance for people to come out and meet us, find out more about Mutton and Mead and the different ways to participate and / or support the event” said David Agro, the festival’s Artistic Director. “There are a lot of opportunities for people, businesses and organizations to get involved and or work with us; performing, vending, demonstrating, advertising or simply volunteering during the festival. People should check us out at the open house or online. Or stop by and say hello at Pumpkinfest this Saturday in Turners Falls where we'll be handing out information about the open house and selling Mutton & Mead t-shirts and ceramic mead cups."

The Mutton & Mead Medieval Festival debuted in Montague, MA, this past June, 2011. Nottingham shire was brought to Montague where patrons witnessed the story of Robin Hood unfold around them. They encountered the shire’s townsfolk as they were treated to an exciting lineup of festivities, including a variety of minstrels and bands, jesters, puppeteers, acrobats, jugglers, activities, games and a full armor Joust. Vendors lined the shire’s streets and merriment filled the air. The festival was also a benefit for the Western Mass Food Bank and the Montague Grange.

“Despite being pulled together relatively quickly and by a committee of only twelve people" said Michael Muller, who, among other things, is the festival’s General Manager, "it was an incredible success. We have some great ideas on how to make next year’s two-day festival even better and will need many more people involved."

Mutton & Mead will next be held on Saturday and Sunday, June 23rd and 24th, 2012.

More information and photos of last June's festival can be found at www.MuttonAndMead.com
 
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mmuller - Thu, Aug 11, 2011, 11:18 P
Montague Soapbox Derby!
The 2011 Montague Soapbox Derby will be held on Saturday afternoon, September 17th, in Unity Park, Turners Falls. Race Applications are available on the website, as are the Race Rules. Deadline for entry is Wednesday, August 31st.

http://www.MontagueSoapboxDerby.com

Due to the overwhelming enthusiasm for the race last year, and the potential to have more racers than can be handled, the committee is capping the number of entrants to 100. If you plan to enter you are urged to get your application in early. Racers who raced last year may apply for the same racer number, and may also enter the same cart if they wish. Racer fee: $25.

Racers are encouraged to upload images of their carts in progress to the Facebook fan page: http://www.Facebook.com/MontagueSoapboxRaces

Race event is Rain or Shine.

This event is a fundraiser for Montague Community TV, a 501(c)(3) non-profit.
 
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JeanConway - Thu, Jul 21, 2011, 3:36 P
Do you know someone who wants to quit smoking?
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mmuller - Tue, Jun 14, 2011, 3:51 P
Mutton & Mead this Saturday!
Looking for some serious fun this Saturday?

Mutton and Mead Medieval Festival
The Renaissance Faire in Montague, MA, tucked away in the pastoral hills of Western Mass!
Theme: "Thieves of Honor" Robin Hood of Sherwood Forest

Saturday, June 18, 2011, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
* * * RAIN OR SHINE * * *
On the grounds of Millers Falls R&G Club
210 Turners Falls Road Turners Falls, MA, 01376
http://local.google....setts+01376&t=h&z=16

Adults: $15 at the gate
Kids and Seniors: $10 at the gate

DISCOUNTED TICKETS: Mutton and Mead is a fundraiser for the Foodbank of Western Mass. Donations of non-perishable food at the gate will get you $1-off the ticket price for each two items, up to $3 total.

The first annual Mutton and Mead Medieval Festival is coming to Turners Falls on the grounds of the Millers Falls Rod and Gun Club on Saturday, June 18, 2011. The festival, traditionally known as a Renaissance Faire, will bring together fun, food, and entertainment with a medieval flair. This will be a day for everyone, kids, teens, and adults alike. Dressing up in period costumes is not required, but it will heighten the experience for everyone.

The theme for the inaugural year is Robin Hood of Sherwood Forest, "Thieves of Honor." Many characters from the legend, including Robin and his band of Merry Men, will be making appearances in the woods around the faire along with a varied assortment of entertainers, craftspeople, and other vendors from across New England. There will also be jousting, eagles and falcons, knife throwing, archery demonstrations and contests, various food vendors selling contemporary and period-authentic foods, as well as artisan crafts and medieval merchandise.

Be transported through time

So travel back in time with us to the early 13th Century. The Mutton and Mead Tavern is holding their annual summer festival, and collecting food for the poor. The shire folk are worried the Sheriff of Nottingham will come and exact tax payment on the collected food, but are confident that Robin Hood will swoop in and save the day!
 
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FCCDC - Mon, May 23, 2011, 2:29 P
Food Processing Center seeking Seasonal Production Assistant
Job Title: Production Assistant – Western MA Food Processing Center
Employment Status: Seasonal
June – October 2011, 20 hours per week minimum, most weeks 40 hours.

Job Description: The FCCDC is seeking motivated individuals to continue the growth of our Food Processing Center (FPC). This position will report to, and assist the Food Processing Center Manager in the delivery of services to members of the FCCDC’s FPC in Greenfield, MA. The Production Assistant will work with food entrepreneurs and farmers to help them produce their products in a safe, healthy and efficient manner. S/he will also assist with the execution of contract manufacturing of a wide range of food products. Shifts and hours will vary and will include some nights and weekends.

Job Duties: Assist with the production of scheduled processes for a wide variety of food products; Perform sanitation and maintenance of a commercial food handling facility; Assist with freezing locally grown vegetables to be distributed to local schools.

Qualifications: At least 18 years old; High school /diploma or equivalent; Food service experience desired; Serve Safe Certified desired; Able to lift 50 lb. loads; Ability to follow and complete detailed procedures and provide accurate record-keeping; Ability to follow and complete detailed process procedures and provide accurate record-keeping; Good communication and interpersonal skills.

To apply or for more information, call the Franklin County Community Development Corporation at 413-774-7204.
 
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mmuller - Wed, May 4, 2011, 6:06 P
Advertise in the Mutton & Mead program Booklet
The Mutton and Mead committee is looking for program booklet advertisers for the Festival!

While this will be a wonderful day of song, stories, food, vendors, jousting, juggling, and everything one comes to expect of a faire of this kind, Mutton and Mead is also a fundraiser for both the Foodbank of Western Mass, as well as the Friends of the Montague Grange (also a 501(c)(3)). We will be doing a food drive on the day of the faire and will also raise money for the two organizations.

The Festival will be giving out 2,000 free 40-page programs to all faire-goers at the festival. These handsome keepsake programs, printed on yellowed buff paper with a stiff cover, will contain not just the typical cast and crew credits and festival map, but also song lyrics, activity pages, historical background of the era and the individual characters in the faire, and a scavenger hunt that must be stamped to earn the special prize at the end.

Photos and hand-drawn sketches will festoon this booklet, as well as costume patterns and coupons for the 2012 festival, so it is guaranteed that faire-goers will want to keep it on hand for next year.

They will also want to know where to go to eat or drink after the faire; where to spend the night to check out our area; what sights there are to see and fun stores to visit. This is where you come in.

There are three ad sizes available:
1/4 page $40 each -- 5"wide x 2"high, or 2.5"wide x 4"high
1/3 page $55 each -- 5"wide x 2.5"high
1/2 page $80 each -- 5"wide x 4"high
Full Page $160 each -- 5"wide x 8"high

Print-ready copy deadline is May 15, 2011, via email.

If you're ready to just go for it, please go to the Forms page to download and print the form and send it in with your check.

http://muttonandmead.com/index.cfm?p=f&title=Forms

If you know of a pub, bar, restaurant, bed & breakfast or other fun establishment in our area, please forward this email to them.
 
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mmuller - Mon, May 2, 2011, 12:26 P
Looking for Local Talent
Are you or someone you know talented? Mutton and Mead, the upcoming Robin Hood-themed Medieval Festival in Montague, MA, aims to provide a venue to showcase your talents as a performer, educator, crafter or artisan. We have stages and we have streets and we are looking to pack them with talent!

We are looking for musicians, singers, bards and other performers or entertainers to put the “festive” in “festival.” Are you or someone you know a singer, musician, bard, juggler, dancer, storyteller, puppeteer, sword fighter, acrobat, tumbler, fire eater, stilt walker, sword swallower, juggler, rope walker, ventriloquist, or otherwise talented person? We are looking for both professional and novice performers. Send them to www.MuttonAndMead.com where they can find out how to get involved.

We are also looking to tap into New England talented community of artists, artisans and crafters. Likewise, if you or someone you know is a painter, jewelry maker, wood artisan, sculptor, weaver, metal worker, glass worker, or otherwise makes or sells something visitors of Mutton and Mead might want to buy, please send them to www.MuttonAndMead.com

Huzzah!
 
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mmuller - Thu, Mar 10, 2011, 2:12 A
Franklin County Calendar
Soft Beta Launch of the new Franklin County Calendar. Get your events listed for free. Big county-wide promotion in April.

http://www.FranklinCountyCalendar.net
 
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FCCDC - Mon, Feb 28, 2011, 5:09 P
Buzz on Biz March 4 8-9:30 am, FCCDC
Start your day with other business owners and professionals discussing topics related to business ownership. Hot drinks and refreshments provided. Walk-ins welcome, RSVP recommended. To register or for further information, call 413-774-7204 x100 or email info@fccdc.org. At the Franklin County Community Development Corporation, 324 Wells Street, Greenfield. FREE!

Getting Your Chaos under Control: What Can You Do?

Being organized is as important to the success of your business as having a great product or service. Disorganization can hamper your ability to give good service to your customers and undermine your credibility in the market place. It takes a toll on your clarity of thinking, creates daily crises that waste energy, and makes time management nearly impossible.

When you are organized you are better able to handle the ups and downs that entrepreneurship brings. It puts you in control and sets you up to succeed. Getting organized can be a challenge but it’s a skill that can be learned. This workshop will teach you how to turn chaos into order by:

· Asking important questions
· Minimizing your ‘stuff’
· Maximizing your space
· Creating systems that reflect your working and thinking style
· Increasing the likelihood that the systems will be maintained

You will also learn simple tools that can help you get organized. You will also learn simple tools that can help you get organized and hear stories about people who have conquered a wide range of organizational challenges. Presented by professional organizer Leslie Arriola.
 
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FCCDC - Mon, Feb 28, 2011, 4:29 P
Plan for Success! Business Planning Class starting March 8
Plan for Success! Business Planning Class for New and Established Entrepreneurs

This twelve week (36 hour) class is an opportunity for people serious about their business to complete a business plan for starting and sustaining a business. Participants say that this experience provided an opportunity to evaluate a business idea in a supportive way. Individual assistance is provided. Guest speakers complement the material.Topics include:
* Exploring your business idea
* Developing a mission statement
* Understanding legal structures
* Finding market research tools & resources
* Creating income & expense projections
* financing alternatives and supporting documents. Individual assistance is provided.

Date: Tuesdays, March 8 to May 31
Time: 6-9 pm
Place: Franklin County Community Development Corporation, 324 Wells Street, Greenfield
Cost: $500 (Payment plans are available.)
 
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FCCDC - Mon, Feb 28, 2011, 4:21 P
Explore Going into Business and Business Resources
Start your business the right way! This free 1 1/2 hour session is offered on the first Wednesday of the month for people interested in going into business, or taking a hobby to the next level. If you are also interested in using the Food Processing Center, this is your first step! Topics include:

* Business resources available
* The importance of developing a business plan
* Tour of the Food Processing Center
* Is business ownership right for you?
* Information about starting a food business

Upcoming Dates:
Wednesday, March 2, 3:30-5 pm and Wednesday, April 6, 3:30-5 pm
Franklin County Community Development Corporation, 324 Wells Street, Greenfield MA
Register online at www.fccdc.org or call 413-774-7204 x100
 
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Gina - Sat, Feb 5, 2011, 9:24 A
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mmuller - Wed, Jan 19, 2011, 3:58 P
Open Auditions: Call for Talent
Open Auditions: Call for Talent
To be held Sunday, January 23rd, 2011 at the Montague Grange hall

For Immediate Release

Montague Renaissance Faire Seeks Talent

Mutton and Mead, Montague's Medieval Festival, seeks Actors, Singers, Dancers, Minstrels, and other creative types at an audition and open house on Sunday, January 23rd, 2011, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM at the Montague Grange hall, for "THIEVES OF HONOR" a Robin Hood-themed Renaissance Faire to be held on June 18th in Turners Falls, MA.

Actors should come with a two-minute monologue and be prepared to participate in some improvisational activities. Not looking for a major role? We are also seeking extras for "depth and color" and will provide training. If you sing or play an instrument please bring it and a song to present.


Not an actor, but still interested in helping bring our medieval village to life? Mutton and Mead is also seeking volunteers, crafts-people, merchants, theater crew, designers and carpenters, independent acts, interns and staff. Just contact us or stop by on audition day. There are several Managerial spots available as well, for those who like to work on these types of events.

Are you some other creative type? Our hope is that Mutton and Mead will provide a venue for the community. We welcome your ideas on how we can make that happen. We hope to see you or hear from you too.

Auditions and Open house to be held at the Montague Grange hall, 34 Main Street, Montague Center, on Sunday, January 23, 2011, from 10:00 AM through 4:00 PM.

www.MuttonAndMead.com
 
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JanetMasucci - Thu, Nov 11, 2010, 5:17 P
Holiday Gift Certificates $10 off
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FCCDC - Fri, Sep 24, 2010, 4:19 P
2 part time Commonwealth Corps positions at FCCDC
FCCDC is offering two part time, paid, one-year positions starting in September 2010 to
talented adults (must be over 18) interested in serving as Commonwealth Corps
volunteers and learning about community economic development in Franklin County.
Training provided.

Commonwealth Corps Members are paid a stipend of $5000 and work approximately
18 hours per week for 44 weeks on community outreach and projects relating to FCCDC’s work with
small business development. Hours are somewhat flexible, but interns must work at least
800 hours over 44 weeks to qualify for a $900 bonus at the end of the year.

If interested, email resume and cover letter to info at fccdc.org

The Commonwealth Corps positions are offered by Franklin County CDC thanks to a
grant from the Massachusetts Service Alliance. FCCDC is part of a six-member
Western Massachusetts Community Development Corporation (WMCDC) collaborative
participating together in the Commonwealth Corps Program. The WMCDC collaborative
serves 71 communities in western Mass. including the cities of Springfield and Holyoke.

The mission of the Commonwealth Corps is to engage Massachusetts residents of all
ages and backgrounds in direct service to rebuild communities, address unmet
community needs, and increase volunteerism. Across Massachusetts, more than 250
Commonwealth Corps members will serve up to twelve months in full-time or part-time
capacities at 36 designated nonprofits and public entities. What they have in common
is a desire to put their talents and ideas to use in the service of their communities and
the Commonwealth.

www.fccdc.org 324 Wells Street, Greenfield MA 01301 413-774-7204
 
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LeeChauvette2010 - Sun, Aug 22, 2010, 9:02 A
Chauvette comments on "big box store and virtual school"
Chauvette comments on the “Big Box Store and Virtual School”

Lee Chauvette, of Athol a Democratic candidate for State Representative has issued his opinion on two issues that he has been asked about most frequently besides the proposed biomass project for Greenfield. Chauvette stated that over the past couple of weeks the issues of the proposed “big box store” and the Greenfield Public School’s “K12 Virtual School” have been on the minds of the voters.

“First on the issue of the “K12 Virtual School, I as an immediate past member of a regional school committee have concerns about leaping so quickly into a contract with a single source bidder of something as important as the delivery of education to students. In the business we are all are used to single source bids on matters such as bus transportation from local companies that bid more frequently then out of the area providers. The other issue here of concern is the fact that the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education in Massachusetts has been delaying formulating regulations for such virtual school approaches. The DESE is still researching and reviewing the overall issues with virtual schools. Hopefully the system did not act hastily.”

“I am supportive of alternate ways of delivering quality education to students and I am a strong supporter of trying to combat the tides of school choice and making local districts attractive once again to enhance the return of students that have left. The “virtual school” is definitely a policy issue and must be monitored to ensure that the education offered is in the best interest of the students and that the overall process benefits the Greenfield Public Schools.”

“On the subject of the proposed plan for a “big box” retail store for the community of Greenfield, I have spoken with opponents, supporters and middle of the road voters on this issue. I do state that I have seen more "middle of the road" people on this store. The “middle of the road” voters are those who have signed a petition to ask the Planning Board to conduct an unbiased Community Impact Assessment. This assessment would look at impacts on traffic, business, neighborhoods etc. This assessment could look at what size store would provide the least negative impact on the community. This study would show the positives and negatives up front.”


“I personally believe that the route of the Community Impact Assessment makes the most sense and hope that the Planning Board and the local government of Greenfield will seriously consider this action as part of their decision making process. There is room to debate and look at what fits the needs of Greenfield, local businesses and the residents prior to making decisions on this store. This upfront study and working together may alleviate the stress and tense situations that were seen throughout the biomass process during local governmental meetings.”




 
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mmuller - Tue, Aug 17, 2010, 12:37 P
Montague Race Entry Deadline Extended to August 30th
Turners Falls - People wishing to enter the Montague Soapbox Races who haven't yet sent in their entry form now have an extra two weeks to get them in. The new entry deadline is Monday, August 30th, 8:00 PM.

The Montague Soapbox Races, the first of a new annual event, is a fundraising event for Montague Community TV, and will be held on Sunday, September 19th, from high noon till the last cart goes down the hill. Winners will be handed real metal trophy cups in a winners ceremony at the end, hosted by Russ Brown, State Senator Stan Rosenburg, and Montague Selctboard chair Pat Allen.

Entry forms are still coming in to the TV station every day. The race will stop at a maximum of 150 racers. The race entry fee is $25. Spectators attend for free.

Race entrants who need technical assistance putting their cart together will be invited to a cart building party on Sunday, August 29th, in Turners Falls. Some of the Race Inspectors and Race Officials will be on hand as well to give professional advice.

Racers should bring whatever they have already completed, as well as all parts and supplies they intend to use, including bolts, screws, nails, wood, concept drawings and their own tools (very important). the build party host has a large supply of bicycle parts and wheels to provide for free. All racers under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

Race rules and applications can be downloaded from the official race website and printed. If you don't have a printer you can pick up a pre-printed application at the Montague Town Hall clerk's office, any of the three Montague public libraries, or the TV station itself, at 34 Second Street in Turners Falls.

The race is still looking for vendors, either to sell food or wares, or distribute their information or fundraise. Please contact Nancy Paglia (413) 548-9015.

The race is also looking for sponsors and hay bale advertisers. Please contact Doug Fontaine (413) 522-8382.
 
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LeeChauvette2010 - Mon, Aug 9, 2010, 9:11 A
Candidate urges local officials to review Biomass project
Lee Chauvette of Athol a Democratic candidate for State Representative for the 2nd Franklin District that includes Greenfield and Gill two towns directly affected by the proposed 47 megawatt biomass plant suggests that Greenfield officials check with the state Executive Office of Environmental Affairs to review the processes used in conjunction with the progression of the plant thus far.

“The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has a strict policy entitled the Environmental Justice Policy which mandates enhanced public participation as well as enhanced review of such projects by the Executive Office for communities that fall under this particular program. Greenfield does in fact according to the policy website have a neighborhood that is an Environmental Justice Policy neighborhood. Montague also has a qualified neighborhood. Gill does not.” says Chauvette.

“In Greenfield beginning with the area of I-91 from Conway Street and Sullivan Lane down to Woodlawn Road across the neighborhood over to Hope Street to James Street then to High Street back to Beacon Street and Pierce Street back over to Conway Street forms this Environmental Justice neighborhood. This neighborhood meets the criteria according the policy website due to it’s having a median annual household income at or below 65 percent of the statewide median income for Massachusetts.”

“Section 14 of the policy clearly states that any project that exceeds ENF (Environmental Notification Form) thresholds for Air and it is within 5 miles of a policy neighborhood then enhanced public participation is required during the review. The proposed project is a new source of Air Emissions. Certainly one can ask if the locality and Executive Office offer this enhanced public participation.” states Chauvette.”

“Of more concern and possibly causing an additional review process is that Section 15 of the policy states that projects under going a MEPA review requires enhanced analysis towards an EIR (Environmental Impact Report) if again the project triggers a threshold for an Air project within 5 miles of the policy defined neighborhood. It is certainly worth the time for local officials on behalf of its residents to check to see if the review of project materials by the Executive Office that resulted in no filings of an Environmental Impact Report on this project is aligned with the Environmental Justice Policy”

“The Environmental Justice Program is designed to give residents enhanced participation in projects that may cause harm to their neighborhoods. As an Environmental Manager, I think it would be prudent to look at this issue and review if the biomass plant project has been aligned properly under this policy and if in fact the Executive Office should have moved towards requesting the enhanced analysis for an Environmental Impact Report. I urge local officials to review this issue.” Chauvette added.
 
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LeeChauvette2010 - Wed, Jul 21, 2010, 11:14 A
Chauvette Meet and Greet
Greenfield Meet and Greet event for Lee Chauvette, Candidate for State Representative Thursday August 5th from 5-7:30 at Taylor's Restaurant 238 Main Street Greenfield, Mass. Light Refreshments served and Cash Bar. Suggested Donation $25. Come and speak to Lee Chauvette of Athol, 25 years public service experience. Chauvette is running in the 2nd Franklin District
 
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Yahara - Sat, Jul 17, 2010, 6:43 P
5000 BTU Air Conditioner for sale
Hi. I'm offering a Whirlpool 5000 BTU Air Conditioner for sale for $50.

It's very strong and will keep you cool.

An optional metal bracket comes with it that you can use to support the A/C to the outside of your house.

Pick up is in Turners Falls.

If interested please provide your phone number in your email. :)

Happy summer!
 
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mmuller - Thu, Jul 15, 2010, 6:10 P
WesternMA Connect, Inc. July 2010 Broadband Update
MBI Application Successful!

On July 2, 2010, Governor Deval Patrick and members of the Massachusetts Congressional delegation announced that the Massachusetts Broadband Institute (MBI) had been awarded $45.4 million of federal ARRA funds. These funds will be used to construct over 1,100 miles of fiber-optic middle-mile infrastructure in western and north central Massachusetts. The award was formally announced at a ceremony held on July 8 at Greenfield Community College. Event attendees included U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke, U.S. Senator John Kerry, Governor Patrick, and Congressmen Richard Neal and John Olver. Both Senator Kerry and Congressman Olver recognized Connect for its decade-long support for the creation of an advanced telecommunications landscape throughout the region. All speakers made reference to the many letters received in support of the application. Your compelling stories definitely impacted the application outcome. Thank you to everyone who submitted letters and congratulations to the MBI!

What Does This Mean For You?

In 2008, Governor Patrick and the Massachusetts Legislature established the MBI with the mission to extend affordable high-speed Internet access to ALL residential, commercial and public places across the Commonwealth. This new federal award will be combined with the $26 million of state funding already in place to make this a reality. Internet service providers have stated that once the MBI's network is complete, it will become more cost effective for them to bring high-speed Internet access to those who currently have none.

What's Next?

In the coming months, the MBI will continue to be very busy designing and engineering the network, negotiating access to state-owned assets, forming partnerships to support network deployment, and encouraging the telecommunications industry to be prepared to provide services and invest in the region. Meanwhile, the MBI has contracted with Connect to work collaboratively with regional planning agencies, local municipalities, and other organizations to ensure that this network is constructed as quickly, cost-effectively and efficiently as possible. Under the terms of the federal grant, two-thirds of the project must be built by 2012 and the network completed in 2013. This is a huge undertaking. Although you may not visually see progress right away, be assured that the MBI and many others are working diligently to meet the federal timeline and requirements set.

How Can You Help?

If you have not already done so, please visit http://www.massbroadband.org/mapping/survey.html and complete the online survey. Encourage your friends and neighbors to do the same. This information will assist the MBI in its effort to more accurately map where broadband does and does not exist. If you are an elected official or local department head, please respond to outreach conducted by the MBI and Connect. This network cannot succeed without your participation!
 
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LeeChauvette2010 - Tue, Jul 13, 2010, 8:37 A
Chauvette receives endorsement number 6
Professional Firefighters of Massachusetts Endorse Chauvette for State Representative in 2nd Franklin District

BOSTON -- The Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts are pleased to announce their endorsement of Lee Chauvette, candidate for State Representative of the 2nd Franklin district.

“Lee Chauvette has strong roots in the district, having grown up in Athol and having dedicated his professional career to the area. He has a strong record of public service, having served as a firefighter, School Committee Chairman and small business owner. In these tough economic times we need a fighter who understands the role public safety plays in keeping residents safe but also helping local cities and towns prosper.
The Professional Firefighters of Massachusetts’ 12,000 strong membership is proud to endorse Lee’s candidacy,” PFFM President Robert B. McCarthy said.The 2nd Franklin district includes parts of Athol, Erving, Gill, Greenfield, Orange and Warwick.

“I’m grateful and humbled by the endorsement of my fellow firefighters. My colleagues represent the kind of hard-working, selfless, courageous and bedrock citizens we all need to be in this time of economic uncertainty and political cynicism. I promise them and the voters of the 2nd Franklin district to work tirelessly during the election campaign and, once elected, during my tenure in office,” Lee Chauvette said.

“Firefighters will never call one of our own heroes, but we know firsthand the fearless courage and integrity we bring to the job each and every day to keep residents safe. Lee will bring that same courage and integrity to the State Capitol and residents in his district should rest assured that they will be well served with Lee as their State Representative,” McCarthy continued.

Chauvette was born and raised in Athol, where he resides today with his wife and two sons. Chauvette has more than 25 years of serving the Athol area. He rose to the rank of Deputy Chief with the Athol Fire Department before being laid-off in 2003.

He served for nine years as an elected member of the Athol-Royalston Regional School Committee, where he helped to save the local high school from non-accreditation status. In 2008, he used his life-savings skills learned as a firefighter to help rescue a local family that fell through the ice.

He currently serves as an Environmental Manager in Fitchburg.The Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts represent more than 12,000 professional fire fighters from across the Commonwealth. More information about the PFFM can be found at www.pffm.org.

 
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LeeChauvette2010 - Mon, Jul 12, 2010, 11:35 A
Chauvette signs available
Anybody in Greenfield that wants to have a Lee Chauvette lawn sign can email us through leechauvette.org and we will deliver one. Thank you for your continued support. Lee Chauvette is a candidate for the 2nd Franklin District State Rep seat.
 
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LeeChauvette2010 - Mon, Jun 28, 2010, 12:28 P
Chauvette Attends Governor’s Meeting At Veterans Center
ATHOL-- Lee Chauvette of Athol, who is seeking the office of State Representative for the Second Franklin District, recently attended a meeting at the Greenfield Veterans Resource and Referral Center to hear Veterans' concerns first hand and observe conversations with Veterans and Governor Deval Patrick. Chauvette said that while he is a candidate for office the long line of Veterans in his family makes him genuinely concerned for all Veterans past and present.

" In my family my Grandfather the late John Abbott of Orange was in World War I. My Father, Lionel Chauvette served in the Army during the Korean War as a personal chef to General Douglas MacArthur. Three of my uncles served, one during World War II and two during the Vietnam Conflict. Extended members of my family currently are serving in Iraq and Afghanistan along with family friends. Veterans are a very important part of my life."

Chauvette stated that he was moved to hear the plight of a young female Veteran who returned home from service and found it difficult to access services during the off hours of local Veterans Services offices. " She made it quite clear to Governor Patrick that more needs to be done to assist the new generation of disabled Veterans who return home."

Another woman the mother of a son who had served abroad talked about how the state needs to support the families of sons and daughters that fight for our country especially regarding suicide prevention. Chauvette said that one Veteran stood before the crowd and talked about himself as an alcoholic and how Veteran services said his life.

Chauvette stated that he did feel that Governor Patrick truly listened to the Veterans who spoke and that he took notes and informed Veterans he would have his staff look into their concerns. "A lot is said about our current administration and the state budget etc. but I personally witnessed Governor Patrick's commitment to the Veterans that were there and I witnessed him caring about what they had to say."

Chauvette feels that the Veterans Resource and Referral Center in Greenfield is a tool for Veterans that needs to be replicated in other communities.

Chauvette said, "My commitment to helping the Veterans of the Second Franklin District extends beyond campaign rhetoric. I truly care that our past and current Veterans get the help they and their families need to assist them back into the main stream. They have fought hard for us now we need to fight the fight for them."



 
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kadams - Sun, Jun 27, 2010, 8:12 P
Downtown Office for Rent
Beautiful Downtown Greenfield Office

Lovely Windows, Nice View. Approximately 144 sq ft.

In a building with professional offices. 3rd floor, elevator access. Shared reception area. Nice neighbors.

Good for massage, acupuncture, other body work.

Room is available Tuesdays through Saturdays. $300 a month, utilities included.

413-768-8333

 
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patrick - Sat, Jun 26, 2010, 7:38 A
GREEN RIVER BREWFEST TODAY!

5th Annual Green River Brewfest TODAY! Sponsored by your Friends at Montague WebWorks!

June 26th, TODAY!

Noon to 6pm rain or shine...just $23

Located in the Big Tents next to Ryan & Casey Liquors!

All the samples you can legally handle, sampling glass to take home, food coupon, and entry for door prizes! Also get a collectors pint glass from a participating brewery!

‘An American Craft-Brew Tasting’
Food + Live Music + Cigar Bar

Greenfield's local Police & Fireman's Association's Public Safety Programs are the beneficiary of this year's event!

Call 8886678580 for Patrick and Details!
 
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mmuller - Wed, Jun 16, 2010, 11:26 P
MONTAGUE TO HOST SOAPBOX RACES, SEPTEMBER 19th, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MONTAGUE TO HOST SOAPBOX RACES, SEPTEMBER 19th, 2010

First Local Soapbox Race in Decades

Montague will host the first Soapbox Race in Franklin County in decades on Sunday, September 19th, 2010. The gravity-fed race will take place at Unity Park in Turners Falls on the 1st Street hill. Racers must be at least 8-years old on race day. All carts must be made from scratch, not from kits or pre-fabricated, and must include no propulsion of any kind.

The entry fee is $25 per racer and only 150 applications will be accepted. There will be three age brackets: kids, teens and adults. Yes, adults may race! The application deadline is August 16th. Racers may obtain sponsorship to help defray the cost of building their vehicle.

Racers in each age bracket will win real-metal trophy cups based on distance or creativity. The event will be free to watch, and it is hoped families will come out to picnic with the many local food vendors.

Race Director Mik Muller remarked “Unity Park is a perfect location for a downhill race: the 1st Street hill is quite steep and the bend at the bottom requires some skill, both in vehicle construction and driving; the wide lawns in the park are perfect for spectators to gather and cheer; there is plenty of room for vendors to sell their food and wares; and of course there is the Connecticut River spanned by the Turners Falls Gill Bridge as a beautiful backdrop, an icon for Turners Falls.”

This is the first derby since the Old Home Days derbies of the mid-1960’s in Montague Center, and before that the 3rd Street derbies of the late-1940’s in Turners Falls.

Vendors interested in having a table at the race should call Nancy Paglia at (413) 548-9015. Those wishing to advertise, sponsor or underwrite the race please call Doug Fontaine at (413) 522-8382. Anyone wishing to volunteer on race day (free staff t-shirt!), please call Mik Muller at (413) 320-5336.

Race rules, all required forms, and more information can be found on the official race website.

http://www.MontagueSoapboxRaces.com
 
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FCCDC - Tue, Jun 15, 2010, 4:22 P
If your business doesn’t have a WISP, you probably need one!
The Franklin County Community Development Corporation is offering workshops to help all local businesses large, small and non profits understand what they need to know to comply with the Mass Privacy Regulations which went into effect on March 1, 2010.
The law pertains to the way information if stored, utilized and destroyed and affects ALL BUSINESSES, large or small, for profit and non profit.

Businesses that use personal information of Massachusetts residents must have it safeguarded against identity theft. If you have employees, take checks, credit or debit card payments, keep social security or drivers license information of Mass residents, you need to be in compliance.
The next seminar will be:
WEDNESDAY
JUNE 23 9 am - 11 am
with Amy Royal of Royal & Klimczuk, LLC www.rkesq.com

Sign up by emailing info@fccdc.org or by calling 413-774-7204 ext 300

The cost of the seminar is $10 payable by cash or check written to FCCDC.
refreshments.
 
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LeeChauvette2010 - Thu, Jun 10, 2010, 8:20 A
Chauvette receives 5th endorsement
Lee Chauvette, Candidate for State Representative for the 2nd Franklin District has received the endorsement from the Orange Career Firefighters Local 4569. The Union, is an affiliate of the Professional Firefighters of Massachusetts. This is the fifth labor endorsement that Chauvette has received thus far. The Orange Firefighters join the Professional Firefighters of Athol Local 1751, Local 59 of the New England Police Benevolent Association- Athol Police Officers, International Union of Operating Engineers Local 98 and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 2313- Verizon Telephone Workers in endorsing Chauvette.
 
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kadams - Thu, Jun 3, 2010, 7:23 P
Food As Medicine: The Energetics of Food
Saturday Jun 5, 2010, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

FREE Workshop at Greenfield Community Acupuncture:
Food As Medicine: The Energetics of Food

Chris Belskis, L.M.T., Shiatsu Practitioner


Food has life force or Qi. There’s carrot Qi, broccoli Qi, noodle Qi. The process of transforming carrot Qi to my Qi has an affect on my body. This is what we mean by the Energetics of Food.

Some food has more Qi than others. Some Qi will warm you, some will cool you. It all contributes to establishing and maintaining balance within - or not. Come learn a new way of looking at food and learn a bit about Chinese Medicine at the same time.

Please call to register so we can make sure we have enough chairs: 772-0077. This workshop is free; donations gratefully accepted.

Greenfield Community Acupuncture
345 Main St, Greenfield
 
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kadams - Mon, May 24, 2010, 1:48 P
Release the Weight!
You don't really want to lose the weight. Think about it: when you lose something, you try to get it back! What you really want to do is Release the Weight!

Acupuncture helps you regain your balance, body, mind and spirit. By restoring balance and addressing metabolism and cravings, we can help you Release the Weight. Add us to your support system!

We'll Give You
One Month of Treatments for
$90

You can come for treatment any time we're open. That means you can have up to four treatments a week; that's $4.50 a treatment!

We know that being treated consistently and often increases acupuncture's effectiveness. We really want you to succeed, so we're offering this opportunity to you.
Call today with your questions. Consultations are FREE.

345 Main St.
772-0077
www.greenfldcommacu.com
 
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kadams - Mon, May 24, 2010, 1:45 P
Food As Medicine: The Energetics of Food
FREE workshop, sponsored by Greenfield Community Acupuncture

Saturday, June 5 from 3 - 5

Chris Belskis, L.M.T., Shiatsu Practitioner

Food has life force or Qi. There's carrot Qi, broccoli Qi, noodle Qi. The process of transforming carrot Qi to my Qi has an affect on my body. This is what we mean by the Energetics of Food.

Some food has more Qi than others. Some Qi will warm you, some will cool you. It all contributes to establishing and maintaining balance within - or not. Come learn a new way of looking at food and learn a bit about Chinese Medicine at the same time.

Please call to register so we can make sure we have enough chairs: 772-0077. This workshop is free; donations gratefully accepted.

345 Main St, Greenfield
 
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JanetMasucci - Mon, May 17, 2010, 3:47 P
BioMass on Ch 22 @ 5:30 tonight
Dave Manning says he is going to be on Ch 22 @ 5:30 tonight to give the "whole Story" about the Biomass situation. Pass it on to anyone who may be interested.
 
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LeeChauvette2010 - Thu, Apr 29, 2010, 8:02 P
Meet and Greet Event
There will be a Meet and Greet event on Thursday May 13 from 5-8pm at the French King Bowling Center in Erving. This event is sponsored by The Chauvette Committee on behalf of Lee Chauvette of Athol who is running for State Representative for the 2nd Franklin District. The committee will supply pizza and refreshments and there are video games, bowling etc for the kids, which is self pay.

Stop in and meet Lee Chauvette who has spent 25 years in public service. Campaign contributions are greatly appreciated. More in on www.leechauvette.org
 
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LeeChauvette2010 - Thu, Apr 29, 2010, 8:17 A
Chauvette receives fourth endorsement
Lee Chauvette of Athol who is seeking the Democratic nomination for State Representative for the 2nd Franklin District received the following endorsement.

The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 2313 Telephone Division, Hanover, Mass., has endorsed Lee Chauvette's campaign for State Representative for the 2nd Franklin District. The local's president Carol Duguay issued the following statement on Tuesday:

"Please be informed that the IBEW Local 2313 endorses Lee Chauvette's candidacy. Lee has 25 years of public service which included 19 years with the Athol Fire Department, School Committee and many other public services. Lee was a member in good standing of Local 1751, the Athol Professional Firefighters Union. Lee Chauvette is a fiscally responsible Democrat and Independent thinker who will listen to voters. Lee is not new to the community or district as he has strong family roots here and has raised his family here.

"Lee understands the issues facing the working class. He has owned and operated his own business and has experience in the manufacturing industry. With all of his past commitments in public service he has shown his dedication to townspeople. We encourage people to support Lee Chauvette's campaign." Local 2313 joins the following other organizations in endorsing Lee Chauvette: Local 98 of the International Union Operating Engineers, Local 59 of the New England Benevolent Order of Police Officers-Athol Police and Local 1751 Professional Firefighters of Mass-Athol Professioanl Firefighters.

For more information visit his Web site at www.leechauvette.org.

 
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kinship - Fri, Apr 23, 2010, 1:50 P
Evergreen pruning services available April-May
Hello, I am a trained and experienced Arborist offering my services to restore your gangly, shapeless, overgrown evergreens back to looking great in your yard! References available. My name is Karen and you can call me about pruning your evergreens at 978-544-0105.

I am making this announcement because April through May is a good time to have your evergreens pruned. Proper pruning keeps them looking green, nicely shaped, and the right size for their context in your landscape! Yews, cedars, junipers and others will appreciate pruning now so they will fill out during the growing season and look great through winter.

Have some evergreens that need professional care? I would love to hear from you! Reasonable rates.

 
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kadams - Fri, Mar 19, 2010, 9:05 P
Open House - Greenfield Community Acupuncture
Come help us celebrate this great addition to our community:
Greenfield Community Acupuncture

Open House Saturday March 20 from 10 - 5

FREE acupuncture! FREE food!

3 Bank Row, Greenfield
772-0077


Affordable acupuncture in a community setting
 
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poledancer - Fri, Mar 19, 2010, 10:43 A
Free pole dance lessons (just good clean fun folks)
I am a pole dancer (of the friendly, fitness-instructor-y variety) who would very much like to offer you some free pole dance lessons. All I request is that you provide the practice space. It can be as fancy as a studio or as unglamorous as a basement. As long as it has a floor and a ceiling, we're good to go.

My pole fits by compression and won't make any holes in your floor or ceiling (I promise).

I am a certified group fitness instructor and certified in CPR. I am an active fitness instructor, and I love to teach! We'll do some strength training and cardio as well to make sure that you can get yourself up the pole.

I am willing to teach in Greenfield, Montague, Sunderland, Deerfield, Whately, Leverett, Gill, Erving, and Northfield.

Women only.
 
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AK47 - Wed, Mar 3, 2010, 4:16 P
Extreme
Hey Mik

Can we have an EXTREME side like Montague does???
 
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jgriffin - Tue, Feb 16, 2010, 11:52 A
Lost dog in N. Leverett
Hi! Are you, or perhaps someone you know who lives in North Leverett missing a dog? We found a very friendly border collie mix last night near the Leverett Co-op. He is black with white on his head and black spots mixed in with the white parts, and a white tip on his tail. Very energetic. He is currently at home with us in Montague, but we'll be taking him to Dakin soon if no one claims him—too much energy for our little house! Very sweet though.

Give us a call if this puppy sounds familiar. 676-9890. Thanks!
 
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artspromo1 - Wed, Dec 2, 2009, 12:21 P
Bikram Yoga
Bikram Yoga is a challenging series of 26 postures and two breathing exercises designed to systematically stretch, strengthen and rejuvenate every part of the body. This 90-minute class is performed in 105 degree heat which allows deeper and safer stretching while simultaneously detoxifying the body and relieving stress and tension. The class is suitable for all skill and fitness levels. No prior experience with yoga or exercise is necessary. Bikram Yoga Amherst is located at 267 Amherst Road (Route 116), in Sunderland, across the street from Cliffsisde Apartments. Entrance to the studio is in back of the building. For more information, including frequently asked questions and short films about Bikram Yoga, visit www.valleybikramyoga.com. Current schedule always available at (413) 665-1516.
 
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JanetMasucci - Mon, Nov 30, 2009, 1:04 P
Discount on Acupressure Massage Gift Certificates
Holiday Gift Certificates $10 off
(until December 15)
if you respond to this post.

Give the gift of a healing, and relaxing Acupressure Massage
with Janet Masucci

Nationally Certified NCTMB and ABMP

Including: Foot Reflexology, Positional Therapy, Reiki, Tong Ren Therapy, TAT and more

Helpful for :
Aches and Pains
Allergies
Anxiety
Building Immune Function
Depression
Headaches
Low Energy
Insomnia
Stiff joints
TMJ
And just plain increasing well being!

www.JMheartwell.com 413-863-8694
less than mile from the Greenfield town line on Rte 2 in Gill.

 
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mrdw3kds - Sun, Nov 29, 2009, 6:02 P
Relay For Life Cookie Fundraiser
Relay For Life team Emma kisses Mikey's smile is making cookies for the holiday. If you are in need of cookies please contact us. We are selling platters that hold 98 bite size pieces in 10 different kinds. If you are interested please let us know by Dec. 20th. Price per platter is $20. All proceeds go to Relay For Life of Franklin County. So don't hesitate. Give us a call or send an email. Happy Holidays.
Tina Palso
413-863-0115

 
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kadams - Sun, Nov 29, 2009, 9:17 A
new acupuncture clinic needs your help
Good morning, friends - I'm planning to open a community style acupuncture clinic in Greenfield and need your help for my market research (whew, that's easy!). Could you please take the time to answer the following questions, and send them back to me at karen@adamsacupuncture.info?

Thanks so much - and I'll let you know when we open the doors!

1. Please explain how you think acupuncture can help you with your health care:

2. Have you ever considered acupuncture for your health and well-being?

3. What, if anything, prevented you from doing so?

4. If you knew you could receive affordable treatment (@$20 - 40 each) in a community setting, would you choose to try acupuncture?

5. Please add anything that you'd like me to know:
 
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kadams - Thu, Nov 19, 2009, 10:32 A
Wild dog story
Hi all - thought you might enjoy this dog story my mom sent me from OH. The connections are amazing: my mom lives in Wadsworth, OH, the vet that treated the dog is from Wadsworth. Local connections galore here. Way cool:

http://www.ohio.com/news/top_stories/70428217.html

k
 
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mmuller - Fri, Oct 30, 2009, 2:47 P
Blood Drive Today
Blood drive in Greenfield today. Church Street off Federal. Receive a Subway sandwich!
 
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leonardkahle - Fri, Oct 16, 2009, 6:21 A
3 BANDS TONIGHT!
TONIGHT! Friday night the 16th of October.
Where: The Route 63 Roadhouse in Millers Falls MA.
When: Be there by 8, first band starts at 8:45
What: 1st on , THE PACKAGE, local boys play Molly Hatchet, ZZ Top, Ozzy, Van Halen, Foghat, hard drivin' shake yer booty rock-n-roll! Featuring dual lead guitars by Bruce Richardson and Lenny Kahle, Matt Lewis lead vocals and Bass, and Chet Sobieski on drums.
2nd on, Dead Mans Dossier,
Adam Kelley - Guitar Morgan Kanash - Vocals Ben Murphy - Drums Jack Powers - Bass and Joe Hamel - Guitar
3rd, Pioneer Valleys own WRENCHNECK. http://www.myspace.com/wrenchneck

Bonus: College students with valid ID get in FREE, and $4 pitchers

This event will be a great time for all that come. The music is high energy and good karma resides here. Don't miss it!
 
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mmuller - Sat, Sep 19, 2009, 11:53 A
TODAY - Wine and Brew Harvest Festival


Wine and Brew Harvest Festival
TODAY, Saturday, Spetember 19th, Noon - 5:00 pm

Ryan and Casey's in Greenfield
55 Main Street 772-6585

$20 admission
Free samples of almost every beverage sold at Ryan and Casey's
Octoberfests, Belgian Ales, Craft Brew Fall Seasonals, Dozens of International Brands, Meads, Ciders, Local & Seasonal Wines

Food -- Cigar Bar -- Crafters

Live music by Appalachian Still

COME ON OUT -- IT'S GOING TO BE A BEAUTIFUL DAY

BEER

Allagash
Augustijn
Ayinger
Bass
Beck’s
Berkshire Brewing Company
Bitburger
Boddington’s
Brooklyn
Cape Ann
Castelaine
NEW TO MASS.- Central City Brewing
Cerveza Jerome
Chimay
Cisco
Clipper
City
Corona
Corsendonk
Czechvar
Delirium
Dixie
DogFish Head
Dolomitti
Dos XX
Dupont
Duvel
Erdinger
Export 33
Fiddler’s Elbow
Flying Dog
Founder’s
Fruli
Gouden Carolus
Guido
Guiness Draught
Guiness 250
Gulden Draak
Hacker Schorr
Harbin
Harpoon
Heineken Dark
Hob Goblin
Hoegaarden
Hooker
Jack’s Pumpkin
Kirin Brewery
La Chouffe
Leffe
Lowenbrau
Magic Hat
Modelo
Monk’s Cafe
Monty Python’s Holy Grail
Newcastle
Newport Storm
Ommegang
Opa-Opa
Orval
Paper City
Paulaner
People’s Pint
Pirrat
Popperings
Pretty Things
Radeberger
Red Hook
Sam Adams
Saranac
Scaldis
Scarecrow
Schneider
Weisse
Sea Dog
Ship Yard
Sierra Nevada
Smithwick's
Smuttynose
Southern Tier
Spaten
St. Bernardus
Staropramen
Stella Artois
Tennant’s
Two Brothers Brewing
3 Monts
Victory
Wachusett
Weihenstephaner
Weyerbacher

CIDER & MEAD

Baby Cham
Black Thorn
Chaucer’s
Dansk Mjod
Doc’s Cider
Farnum Hill
Green River Ambrossia
Hardcore
Iqhilika
Lindeman’s
Lurgashall
Magner's
Origional Sin
Redstone Meadery
Scrumpies
Still River Winery
West County Cider
Woodchuck
Zywiec

WINE

A to Z California
Abundance California
Angelina California
Bedell Vineyards New York
Bodega De Lucca Uruguay
Bully Hill New York
Button Wood California
Crush Winery California
DaVinci Italy
De La Santage Boisse France
Dr. Hans Germany
Falanghini Italy
Fulignana Italy
Ghost Pines California
Green Vale Rhode Island
Hardwick Winery Massachusetts
Hope Wines California
Jean Bousquet organic Argentina
Louis Martini California
MacMurray California
Midnight Cellars California
Monkey Business California
Nantucket Vineyards Massachusetts
Nashoba Valley Winery Massachusetts
Oracle Sourth Africa
Polka Dot Germany
Poppy California
Puccara Chile
Robertson’s South African
Relax Germany
Sakonnet Vineyards Massachusetts
Schmidt Sohnne Germany
Selini New Zealand
Tobin James Cellars California
Tomasello New York
Trimbach Alsace
Vigna Dogerina Italy
Westport Rivers Massachusetts
Winter Gold Apple Ice Wine Canada

FOOD

Antonio’s pizza by the slice & delivery menu

Bart’s Cafe bratwurst & turkey legs

Sweet Charlotte's Soul Food chicken with rice ribs mac & cheese cornbread yams collard greens

Hope & Olive pork or tofu cubano sandwiches

Main Street Bar & Grille hand pressed burgers

hot dogs hand cut french fries chicken wings

People’s Pint pulled pork sandwiches & grilled veggie wraps


VENDERS

Angelic Glass
Recycled bottles blown into glasses & vases!

Artisan Designs
Unique fine woodworking pieces such as cheese boards cutting boards and wine racks.
www.artisandesignsdtb.com

Baked Earth Boutique
Quality clay items such as masks wall hangings and pendants.

Dragonfly Designs
Jewelry handmade localy.

Hedgie’s Hot Stuff
Local salsa made with local ingredients!
www.hedgieshotstuff.com

Infinate Expressions
Local artist's abstract origional prints done in oil and acrylic.

Katie Ray Art - Art in Glass & Metal
Flameworked glass jewelry bottle stoppers marbles ornaments and vessels.
Steel sculptures and mobiles.

Sun Moon Stars
Unique hand beaded wine charms.
www.sunmoonstars.etsy.com

Vivid Texture
New life is given to lovely "pre-owned" textiles and brought to you with a bit of beauty through creative useful items.
www.vividtexture.etsy.com

Wild Tree Herbs
Herbs for dips and cooking.
www.caroline.mywildtree.com
 
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mmuller - Thu, Sep 3, 2009, 3:49 P
MontagueMA.net tenth Anniversary!
Hey all,

In case you didn't already know, the MontagueMA.net website turns ten years old in October. Woohoo!

We are planning a party in Peskiumskut Park on Saturday, October 17th, probably from about noon to 5:00, and are looking for the following:

= Local food vendors to set up booths
= Local musicians and bands to play
= Any other activity-based events
= EVERYONE who ever logged in or joined MontagueMA.net !!

A full itinerary will be announced once it's been put together. If you want to help steer the party, please get in touch.

SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, October 17, 2009. Peskiumskut Park, Turners Falls. FREE!

 
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kadams - Tue, Aug 4, 2009, 8:20 P
Everyone’s Guide to Acupressure
Did you know that, when the swine flu scare first hit the news, the main message you would get from the medical office would be to stay home?

This was a good thing for many reasons, principally because, unless you had other health problems, there wasn't anything the doctors could do except tell you to stay in bed, get lots of rest and drink lots of fluids. That's just the nature of the flu.

I want you to have tools to help recover as quickly as possible. I want you to be able to ease the symptoms of the flu while keeping yourselves strong enough to kick it faster.

I'm offering an acupressure first aid class to teach you points to help ease the symptoms of such things as headaches, sprains and muscle strains, and much more. The class will run on Tuesday nights for four weeks, beginning August 18th. It will be held at 25 - 27 Bank Row, 3rd floor, in Greenfield.

This acupressure first aid has information from a lot of acupuncture theory, as well as my own experience. You'll get handouts of points, and learn how to find them and activate them - without needles. The cost is $80; if you sign up by August 8th you will get $10 off this price.

Please call Karen at 413-768-8333 to register today.
 
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kdsdance - Wed, Jul 8, 2009, 8:51 A
SUMMER DANCE PROGRAM AT KAREN’S DANCE STUDIO!
Register now for Summer Dance Classes!

4 week morning program begins July 14th

Program includes: Hip Hop with Hannah Frank, Contemporary/Lyrical with Sydney Bruso, Ballet & Modern with Katie Pousont, Tap/Jazz with Sarah Devine, Tap/Jazz/Lyrical with Karen Fritz O'Hare and more !

Ages 3 and older.

Tap Class with Sarah Devine - Mondays 5:00

Belly Dance with Jacqueline Olmeda - Tuesdays 6:00

Irish Step by Celtic Heels begins July 21st

Karen's Dance Studio 413-773-7816 kdsdance @yahoo.com www.kdsdance.biz

KDS Dance Supplies - Summer Hours

Tuesdays & Saturdays ONLY!

10:00 - 2:00

30% off any one item
when you mentiopn GreenfieldMA.net
 
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ajleblanc - Fri, Jun 26, 2009, 9:09 A
The Country Players present: Oliver!
Celebrating 30 years 1979 - 2009
The Country Players present:

Lionel Bart's Musical Favorite

*Oliver!*

Based on the Charles Dickens novel.

Directed by Sara Gibson
Music Direction by Erin Girouard
Choreography by Hayley Descavich

At the Shea Theater
71 Avenue A
Turners Falls MA

Friday and Saturday evenings, July 10, 11, 17 & 18 at 8:00 PM
Sunday Matinee July 19 at 2:00 PM

Tickets $12/$10 seniors/students

Call to reserve: 413-863-2281 x1

For more information go to www.countryplayers.org
 
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kdsdance - Tue, Jun 23, 2009, 9:51 P
BEOLAB PENTA TYPE BANG & OLUFSEN SPEAKERS FOR SALE
BEOLAB PENTA TYPE BANG & OLUFSEN SPEAKERS
Great shape. Amazing sound. One owner. Purchased from The Music Store in the 1980's.
$600.00 oe Best Offer.
 
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patrick - Thu, Jun 18, 2009, 2:14 P
Montague WebWorks announces new Senior Advisor
Montague WebWorks | JW DeWitt Business Communications

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

‘Montague WebWorks now offering high-quality streaming media'

Tom Adams, Reelife Productions' award winning director & editor, joins the Montague WebWorks creative team as Senior Advisor for Strategic Media and Creative Direction

ORANGE, Mass., June 16, 2009 – Montague WebWorks, in association with strategic partner and marketing arm JW|DeWitt Business Communications of New Salem, MA, today announced the addition of Tom Adams of Reelife Productions to the Montague WebWorks creative team. Adams was named Senior Advisor for Strategic Media and Creative Direction said co-founder and Director of Business Development, Patrick Davis.

“Since we began our creative relationship a few years ago, Tom has consistently delivered high-quality video and production assistance to our clients. Montague WebWorks understands the need for professional quality promotional and on-line video programming in today’s on-demand world. With the ever growing infusion of streaming video staples such as YouTube, Hulu, Vimeo and Google Video, Tom brings his video expertise to our clients and will be a powerful value-add for the future of our business”, Davis said.

Tom Adams is owner and director of Reelife Productions based in Williamsburg, MA. Reelife serves a wide array of educational institutions, governmental offices, arts organizations and business clients. Working locally in the Pioneer Valley since 1996, Tom has built a strong reputation for excellence and creativity.

Davis said Tom’s addition as a Senior Advisor will allow Montague WebWorks to increase its offerings to its clients, while taking an important creative step in bolstering its on-line marketing strategy programs.

“We never thought ‘video’ would make a difference in our small manufacturing business,” said Chris Duval, Owner of CRD Metalworks in Williamsburg, MA, who manufactures the Woodbine Firewood Processor. “ When we put Reelife's video on on on YouTube and our website, the impact and result was immediate and very noticeable. The video of our product, the Woodbine Junior, has had over 107, 000 views and has undoubtedly led to many of our most recent sales.”

If you are interested in learning more about how the power of video can grow your business, on-line and off, please contact Patrick Davis, Montague WebWorks at 413.522.4808 to set up a free consultation and strategy session. Find Reelife productions on-line at www.reelifeproductions.com.


About Montague WebWorks and JW DeWitt Business Communications

J.W. DeWitt Business Communications, an independent consulting firm based in New Salem, Mass., specializes in marketing and communications for business-to-business, technology, environmental, retail, and industrial markets. In partnership with Montague WebWorks, a web development and marketing firm serving more than 100 clients in the Quabbin and Pioneer Valley region, they provide strategic communications programs for large enterprises as well as comprehensive marketing, public relations, Internet, and sales support programs for small to mid-size companies. For more information, visit www.jwdewitt.com and www.montaguewebworks.com.

 
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kdsdance - Mon, Jun 15, 2009, 11:32 A
SUMMER DANCE PROGRAM AT KAREN’S DANCE STUDIO!
TAP, JAZZ, BALLET, HIP HOP, ACRO and More!
Tues Wed Thurs Mornings
8:45 - 12:15 Senior Session
Age 7 and older

10:15 - 12:15 Junior Session
Ages 5 - 7

Wed & Thurs Mornings ONLY
10:15 - 11:15 Small Fry Session
Ages 3 - 5

Classes begin Tuesday, July 14

No Classes July 28-30

ALL SUMMER DANCERS will be featured in the annual Montague Old Home Days
Performance
Friday, August 14th, 6:00 pm
413-773-7816 TO REGISTER DANCE WITH THE BEST AT KDS!
 
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mmuller - Thu, Jun 11, 2009, 3:00 P
Congrats to Bill Martin
Congratulations to Bill Martin. I hope for his very best success.

http://www.recorder....fm?id_no=20080526299


 
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JanetMasucci - Thu, May 28, 2009, 12:31 P
Surftone
Has anybody heard of Surf Tone? They telemarketed me saying that the government wants to save small businesses money and they can get me a 20% discount on my Verizon phone bills. This sounds like scam but I figured, in case it isn't I might check it out.
Am I just being niave?


 
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jadek - Sat, May 23, 2009, 2:18 P
Wendy’s Burgers
Any info on when the Wendy's is gonna reopen in town????????? Or is Greenfield pulling thier usual crap about businesses??????????????????









 
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ajleblanc - Tue, May 12, 2009, 8:42 A
Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society Open Forum
Everyone is welcome to join in learning more about what the DPVHS purchase of the Union Street shelter in Springfield will mean for our community. Dakin's Executive Director Leslie Harris will talk about transition plans, the close of the rescue center in Greenfield, and plans for the adoption center in Leverett. She'll also talk about how DPVHS hopes to work with Pioneer Valley residents to transform animal welfare and create a humane community.

The forum will be held on Thursday, May 21st, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the cafeteria of the Greenfield High School, 1 Lenox Avenue, Greenfield. This venue is accessible to people with disabilities.

For more information, please visit
www.dpvhs.org
www.dpvhs.org/building/faqs.php
www.recorder.com/story.cfm?id_no=6113906
 
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artspromo1 - Tue, May 5, 2009, 10:38 A
Job Offering-Put Up Posters! Great Summer job
Put Up Posters! Great Summer job

in Pioneer Valley, Brattleboro, Hartford & Colleges.
$9-$12 hour. 20 flexible hours
Sun-Wed.

**15 hours MUST be
during daylight business hours.

Car, references, your OWN computer, email &
cell, commit through fall at minimum. But would like to hire someone for a year if possible.

Excellent attention to detail and follow up.

Interviews this Thursday and Friday- HIRING NOW

PAID TRAINING MAY 17-20 must be available

E-mail: postering@artspromo.org

(Please re- apply if you previously responded to this ad)
 
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guitarman - Thu, Apr 9, 2009, 3:39 P
Guitar, Mandolin, Banjo Lessons
Feed Your Soul!
High Quality Music Lessons
Supportive, Friendly and Fun!
Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin, Uke
Theory, Composition
Michael Nix
413-772-0328
www.NixWorks.com

Free parking in downtown Greenfield. I teach Monday through Thursday afternoons and evenings. I have some openings on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday eves and am accepting new students. I also can do Webcam lessons (Skype/PayPal, or prepay) See http://www.nixworks.com/lessons.html for more info.
 
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mmuller - Wed, Apr 1, 2009, 10:39 P
HampMusic.com on MassLive.com
HampMusic.com has made it to the homepage of MassLive.com

http://www.masslive.com/

Here's the direct link to the article by George Lenker.

http://www.masslive....website_expandi.html

If you haven't already checked out the website, give it a look see. Still building it up.

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By GEORGE LENKER

HampMusic is marching to a different drummer.

An old favorite local music website, HampMusic.com, was recently taken over by Montague Web Works and the results have been both immediate and stunning. The site previously just listed band dates for a handful of Hampshire County clubs, but now will expand to become a sort of clearinghouse for all sorts of local music information, both for clubs and other music venues.

Patrick Davis, managing partner of Montague Web Works also said he hopes to expand the site's reach beyond Hampshire County and cover the entire Pioneer Valley.

Stay tuned to this feed for more information.

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AfterGlo - Wed, Apr 1, 2009, 5:11 P
Models needed
Hi

My band, AfterGlo, would be interested . We are a classic rock band that plays out in the area. Contact me at afterglo@comcast.net.

-- Steve
 
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kdsdance - Mon, Mar 30, 2009, 1:46 P
Models needed
Please feel free to drop by Karen's Dance Studio, 49 Bank Row in Greenfield and hand a poster.
We can usually help the Hallmark students.
Tammy is a firend of mine! K
 
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MMP - Mon, Mar 30, 2009, 12:33 P
Models needed
Hey! I'm going to school at Hallmark and I have posted on the montaguema.net site too, but we are working on our final portfolios and I'm in need of models!! If anyone is interested email me. I am giving a free 8x10 to anyone who models for me. Let me know! Thanks!!
 
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