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Mar 23, 2023
Everything Greenfield, Massachusetts, and Beyond!

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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,
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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?

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
Sept. 14th- Nov. 9th
(no class of Nov. 2nd)
$340 includes all materials and firings.
At the Leverett Crafts and Arts
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joy - Thu, Apr 28, 2016, 9:25 P
Spring Pottery Sale This Sat.!!
You are invited to my Open Studio this Sat. April 30th.
It would be great to see you!


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

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:
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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

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:
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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.

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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
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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
Micro-wave and dishwasher safe pottery!
Good low studio prices!
Refreshments and drinks will be served.
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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

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 -
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joy - Sun, Apr 13, 2014, 10:02 P
Spring Pottery Classes Offered!

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


CONTACT JOY-413-548-9673

CLASS FEE: $285 Includes 25 Lbs. of Clay & all glazes & firings

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joy - Thu, Apr 25, 2013, 5:56 P
Spring Pottery Sale Sat. April 27th
Joy Friedman Pottery
Saturday April 27th 10-5 pm
Leverett Crafts and Arts
13 Montague Rd Leverett, Ma. 01054

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!
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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.
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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!

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!




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



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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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JeanConway - Thu, Jul 21, 2011, 3:36 P
Do you know someone who wants to quit smoking?
Hypnosis is the fastest and easiest way to quit. Blue Moon Hypnotherapy continually produces remarkable results helping people to quit after 30, 40 even 50 years of smoking. Rid yourself of the habit and begin a new healthier lifestyle today! Free phone consultation. 413 774-7171. Please visit:
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mmremovalservice - Thu, Jul 7, 2011, 7:30 A
M&M Removal Service, your trash/recycling clean out specialist!
M&M Removal Service...FULLY INSURED trash and recycling business!

M&M Removal Service. Call us for quick and reasonable service of
your mess! We do it all....bags of trash, garages, back yards, houses, apartments, porches, old furniture, ESTATES! We also pick up recycling for local businesses!
NO job is to small! Summer clean up time! Forget the rest, call us, THE BEST!

Check out our website.....
also find us at type in M&M Removal service in Montague for a complete listing of what we do!
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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.

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 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

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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 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 or call 413-774-7204 x100
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Gina - Sat, Feb 5, 2011, 9:24 A
snow trouble? s’no trouble
snow trouble? s’no trouble.

whether you are completely snowed in or just need a pathway cleared, we are the guys to do it. Speedy snow removal at cheap prices.

Now clearing rooftops.

Nate-413 230 8700

Give us a call, we'll help you out.
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JanetMasucci - Thu, Nov 11, 2010, 5:17 P
Holiday Gift Certificates $10 off
Holiday 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
Building Immune Function
Low Energy
Stiff joints
And just plain increased well being! 413-863-8694

Less than mile from the Greenfield town line on Rt 2 in Gill.
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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

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. 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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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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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

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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 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.


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patrick - Sat, Jun 26, 2010, 7:38 A

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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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:
JUNE 23 9 am - 11 am
with Amy Royal of Royal & Klimczuk, LLC

Sign up by emailing or by calling 413-774-7204 ext 300

The cost of the seminar is $10 payable by cash or check written to FCCDC.
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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
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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.
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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
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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

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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

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
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 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
Building Immune Function
Low Energy
Stiff joints
And just plain increasing well being! 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

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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

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:

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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
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.

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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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
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

KDS Dance Supplies - Summer Hours

Tuesdays & Saturdays ONLY!

10:00 - 2:00

30% off any one item
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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


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
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kdsdance - Tue, Jun 23, 2009, 9:51 P
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


‘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

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 and

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kdsdance - Mon, Jun 15, 2009, 11:32 A
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
Friday, August 14th, 6:00 pm
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JanetMasucci - Thu, May 28, 2009, 12:31 P
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
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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

**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


(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

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 for more info.
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AfterGlo - Wed, Apr 1, 2009, 5:11 P
Models needed

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

-- 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 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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ChangeGreenfield - Thu, Mar 26, 2009, 3:41 P
Candidate for School Committee
I have decided to run a write-in campaign for the 2 year seat on the Greenfield School Committee. If I win I intend to do all I can to promote stability and to build an exciting long term plan for our district. I will also work to make that plan a centerpiece of the City of Greenfield Master Plan. I am not interested in furthering some factional agenda on the committee. My only interest is to work with all members of the Committee, the Superintendent, Town Council, Mayors office, the State and the community to build world class opportunities for our children starting with the basics, and working towards the ideal.

I recognize that any meaningful plan for our schools must be within our means as a community. Budgets should be designed to move a consistent sustainable plan forward - you start with what you have and work towards what you want. Taxpayers are investors. The community needs to see a plan before they can feel entirely comfortable with their investment. I believe budgets will be more clear and less politicized when the “extras” are in the context of a long term strategic plan that has buy-in from the community. Planning on the fly contributes to chaos and the perception of constant desperation.

I understand that a thriving school system is the core of any strong community. Everything from real estate markets to crime rates are a reflection of a town’s willingness to work together and focus on smart solutions for their schools. I am unwilling to sit by and accept the status quo as good enough. I think we have a responsibility to do much better. I am beyond impressed and very appreciative of the ability of Susan Hollins to stand this district up last fall and to move us into a position from which we can build.

I have 2 children in the Greenfield School system and a baby due a few days before this election (yes that could get interesting). My kids are my main motivation. I became an education activist and founded last February. I have 10 years of executive experience creating and managing budgets of up to $5 million as the East Coast Regional Director with Greenpeace. I managed 16 offices and up to 300 staff in that position. I started a web development company in 1995 which I sold in 1998. I have worked the last 9 years as the Internet Strategist for The Yankee Candle Company. I am also a musician and enjoy growing as much of my own food as possible.

I have always been impressed with the generosity of the people of Greenfield. Business leaders, elected officials and the community are always willing to help when they understand what is needed and the difference it will make. I believe Greenfield is a great place to live, but that it has been challenged to recognize and build on its own potential.

As a member of the School Committee my basic responsibilities will be policy making, planning and communication. If elected I also intend to remain an education activist. I have opinions on the big issues in public education, which I find are evolving (the issues and my opinions) the more I learn about them. I believe it’s important to work with the state to propose truly out-of-the-box local and regional solutions for the crisis in education that we face nationally. I also believe it’s our responsibility to question authority if top down proposals make no sense for us or are rushed.

I will work towards:

• Stability & sustainable solutions within our means
• A 5 year strategic plan for education in Greenfield and incorporating that plan into the Greenfield Master Plan
• Updating the district technology plan
• A cooperative and respectful working relationship on the committee
• Opportunity for community to be engaged in all discussions
• Continue to explore ALL opportunities for funding efficiencies and new funding mechanisms

I will also be open to exploring public private partnerships, the possibility of a virtual / online school, consolidated administrative services, additional charter schools, and just about any other idea brought forward by a member of the committee or the public. If there is a chance an idea will improve the educational experience in this district I want to hear about it. If there is a chance an idea will make us more efficient and therefore free up more funds for education, I want to hear about it.

My name is Michael Phillips. I hope you’ll vote for me on June 9th.

I'm not sure how this discussion board works and if you can post them here, but if you have questions please let me know. If you have input, suggestions or ideas please let me know. My email is

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patrick - Sun, Mar 8, 2009, 11:39 P

1.} WARM-UP: Greetings, student @ GCC conducting evaluation for my advertising course.
A) Approx Age: 31
B) Highest Level of Education: Grad School
C) Employment: Full time
D) Household Size: 5
A) Currently involved in any hobbies?Pool, skiing, politics, business
B) What are your interests?see above, plus music, networking, grilling, yard work, family
C) When you think of shopping and your needs what comes to mind? what we need and where we can afford it.
__________________________________________________ __________________________
D) When you think of the expenses of shopping how do you feel? depends on the expense
A) How important is saving money to you? right now, it's not
B) Why is saving money important to you? right now, it's not; trying to survive in this crappy economy!
C) How has the importance of saving money changed for you in today’s economy? It's impossible for us to save right now.
D) How do you save money? __________________________________________________ __
E) What influences the way you save money? _______________________________________
F) What strategies do you use to save money? ________________________________________
A) How often do you need to save money? ____________________________________
B) How did you select strategies for saving money? ______________________________
C) How do you find savings strategies to use? __________________________________
D) How do you select which savings to utilize? _________________________________
E) How do you feel savings strategies could be improved? ________________________
__________________________________________________ ____________________
F) Which savings strategies did you use? ______________________________________
G) How happy where you with your savings strategies of choice? __________________
H) How happy were you with your savings? ___________________________________
6} I thank you for your time and feedback regarding this evaluation,
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VizslaDiva - Sun, Mar 8, 2009, 10:37 P
Greetings fellow Greenfielders! I am a college student and need some help from people who choose to utilize savings strategies when shopping. I have a Case Study due tomorrow and need 10 responses to an evaluation, which I have posted below.
If you have time and utilize savings strategies could you help me make the grade and reply to this post with your answers to the evaluation questions? I do not know which area of this should be placed so I am guessing here...

Thank you soooo much. Also, this is for my Principles of Advertising college course.

Screener Requirements: Consumers who utilize price saving strategies.

1.} WARM-UP: Greetings, student @ GCC conducting evaluation for my advertising course.
A) Approx Age: _______
B) Highest Level of Education: __________
C) Employment: ________________________________
D) Household Size: _______________________
A) Currently involved in any hobbies? _______________________________________________
B) What are your interests? __________________________________________________ _____
C) When you think of shopping and your needs what comes to mind? ______________________
__________________________________________________ __________________________
D) When you think of the expenses of shopping how do you feel? _________________________
__________________________________________________ __________________________
A) How important is saving money to you? ________________________________________
B) Why is saving money important to you? ________________________________________
C) How has the importance of saving money changed for you in today’s economy? ________
__________________________________________________ _______________________
D) How do you save money? __________________________________________________ __
E) What influences the way you save money? _______________________________________
F) What strategies do you use to save money? ________________________________________
A) How often do you need to save money? ____________________________________
B) How did you select strategies for saving money? ______________________________
C) How do you find savings strategies to use? __________________________________
D) How do you select which savings to utilize? _________________________________
E) How do you feel savings strategies could be improved? ________________________
__________________________________________________ ____________________
F) Which savings strategies did you use? ______________________________________
G) How happy where you with your savings strategies of choice? __________________
H) How happy were you with your savings? ___________________________________
6} I thank you for your time and feedback regarding this evaluation,
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patrick - Tue, Feb 3, 2009, 11:24 A
Joining the site...

I welcome this too....there are a lot of other forums, but we hope this one will remain positive.

We enjoy the free exchange of positive ideas, hope people will remain polite, and feel good about putting their name on a post which reflects their ideas.

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mmuller - Tue, Feb 3, 2009, 10:39 A
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Hey Jadek,

If you’re using the FireFox browser, it comes with a spell-check. IE doesn’t provide one.

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jadek - Tue, Feb 3, 2009, 10:07 A
Joining the site...
Ok... I’ll start ..I welcome a new of sorce of public comments and views. May it be as posative and prosperose as the Montague site... You gotta get spell check though for us old timers looooooooong out of school...
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patrick - Sat, Jan 31, 2009, 6:07 P
Joining the site...
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mmuller - Fri, Jan 30, 2009, 12:13 P
Welcome new Members!
This should be fun. We’re glad to be expanding our community software into Greenfield.

Please let us know if there are any features you’d like to see.

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patrick - Fri, Jan 30, 2009, 11:38 A
Welcome new Members!
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