Want to install a Solar PV system this summer or fall and get a discount? Residents and businesses in Shelburne, Colrain and Conway can take advantage of a Solarize Mass. program in our communities. To learn all about it, come to a "Meet the Installer" public meeting in any of the three communities:
Thursday, July 7 at 6:30 pm - Buckland Shelburne Elementary School, 75 Mechanic Street in Shelburne Falls
Tuesday, July 12 at 6:30 pm - Colrain Central School, 22 Jacksonville Road, Colrain
Wednesday, July 13 at 6:30 pm - Conway Town Hall, 5 Academy Hill, Conway
You can meet the owners of the Solar Store of Greenfield (our installer) who will describe how to determine whether your property receives enough sun, how to analyze your electric bill to determine your present and future energy needs, and how to finance and purchase a solar PV system. You can also sign up for a free solar site assessment. Massachusetts has great incentives for going Solar, including an affordable Solar Loan Program. Come find out how you can generate your own renewable power.
Piti Theatre Seeks Actors, Singers And Dancers All Ages For "olde Coleraine" Mem Hall
Piti Theatre is boiling up a special treat for this spring’s 7th Annual SYRUP: One Sweet Performing Arts Festival at Memorial Hall on March 20th. We are creating a new performance called “Olde Coleraine: A Musical Hilltown History” with musician-in-residence
?Northampton singer-songwriter Carrie Ferguson. Piti is offering a new weekly class to prepare a group of local children ages 7 – 12 to perform with us in the show on Thursdays at Shelburne Falls Yoga starting 1/21 from 4:00 – 5:15. Adults, teens, and younger children who would like to participate as actors or in other ways are also encouraged to get in touch. No previous experience required.
This winter and spring we are also offering "Sing and Dance in French" and "Soapstone Carving".
More at http://www.ptco.org/classes, call (413) 625-6569, or send us an email.
FEEL THE BERN!
at the Round House
January 9th at 7 pm
Yosl Kurland, Kayla Kurland-Davis & Bram Moreinis will record Yosl’s new song,
“You Can’t Buy Bernie”
and sing other songs of social justice with your help on the choruses.
Dance to the blues, latin and straight-ahead jazz tunes of Co-op Jazz, featuring David Greenberg on Guitar, Les Patlove on French horn, Jeremy Starpoli on trombone, Michael Suter on bass, and Dana Tolman on drums.
Our application has been submitted to the Solarize program and we hope to hear back in the next few weeks on whether or not we have been approved. We ended up with three towns, Shelburne, Colrain and Conway. We set up a FB page for our group to answer questions about solar and keep folks updated about coming events. Please join us!
I totally agree with Deborah about "habit", and to be sure, the software that runs this site is antiquated. The last time I put any serious effort into the code was before Facebook was invented. Yes, a lifetime ago in terms of social media.
That said, in the next few months we'll be rewriting the interface to be more mobile-friendly, and doing a marketing push to get people back. If it becomes more used in the mean time, that will make the site more enticing for newcomers.
Hi. I'm your host, Mik. Please let me know what you think.
I'm looking for a small used stereo in pretty goodt condition, maybe a decent boombox, that can play CDs & is possible to use with an MP3 player and to hook up a turntable. Got one that you aren't using?
I am working with a group of folks to help start a Solarize program in Shelburne, Colrain and maybe Conway and Deerfield, similar to the program now under way in Buckland, Ashfield and Plainfield. Solarize is a program to help residents and businesses work together to secure group purchase discounts of up to 20% on purchase and installation of solar pv systems. If you are interested and want to be on the contact list as the project moves forward, let me know. And if you know others in Shelburne, Colrain, Conway or Deerfield who might want to buy a solar pv system in 2016, have them get in touch with me.
Good question, Harvey. I think it has to do with habit.
Using a resource like this requires that folks learn a new habit.
Most of us are used to certain social media habits for news and for posting, and
we are very ingrained in the newspaper habit for news and info and posting.
This is something in between and new to most folks.
So, a bit of awareness raising might help it....but awareness raising would be
in the places that people are already looking and using for posting and for news...
so, facebook, twitter, etc and press releases to the regular print media on a periodic
basis. Just my thoughts on your question.
Here's a guess - there has to be a perception that it's useful.
I posted things once or twice, no response, and forgot all about trying to use it.
Maybe getting the word out to existing Shelburne Falls area networks - from the business association & womens club to churches to yoga classes & meditation groups... Senior Center. Town boards. Users of free food pantry and clothes closet. Users of Cowell gym.
Wonder if there are any Sh F area groups are already doing some or all of their stuff online, via FB groups or google groups etc? (for example, I see the FB group called Shelburne & Buckland Then & Now & it has over 1000 users.)
Just some thoughts. I'm happy to share anything via email or FB.
Did you know McCusker's is open every night till EIGHT O'CLOCK now?
I was in the store around 7 last night and found out they were not closing till 8, so I hung around - seems like no on else knows they are open late either - store was deserted.
(I was at a board meeting of the Co-op recently and it seems the store is loosing money - they have to pick up the sales somehow. - they even mentioned the possibility of closing McCusker's - I can't imagine SF without it. I think I will shop at McCuskers more often, instead of GFM where I usually go)
The 2014 Ashfield Fall Festival (Ashfield, Massachusetts) will take place up and down Ashfield’s Main Street on October 11-12, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both days – rain or shine. The annual festival offers craft and art exhibits by more than 50 exhibitors, locally-grown and prepared foods, live music and dance, face-painting and other children’s activities, and book and tag sales. Admission is free. Parking is available in lots east of the town center on Route 116 (attendants collect donations for the Ashfield Citizens’ Scholarship Fund).
The festival also hosts the Ashfield Agriculture Commission’s annual Giant Pumpkin and Tallest Sunflower contest.
Cheerful sunny 2nd floor bedroom, about 9’x14’ plus 2 closets in a large older house a few blocks from center of town. Furnished or unfurnished.
? Shared kitchen, pantry, bathrooms (½ bath adjacent to room + full bath downstairs), front & back porches, yard
? Attic storage space
? Use of washer, indoor & outdoor clotheslines
? Wireless internet access
? Off street parking in winter
No dogs, will consider other pets. We have 2 friendly indoor cats.
? Not vegetarian but limited meat.
? Fragrance free, including laundry products (we can provide laundry soap), body & hair care products (soap, shampoo, deodorant, skin cream, etc), cleaning products. No air fresheners or scented candles.
Cost: $475/month includes heat & electric.
Will consider short term rentals when the room is unoccupied.
I can email you photos if you want.
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Hi! Are you missing your dark calico cat? I'd bring him/her inside, but we've all become allergic. It's a beautiful healthy cat, clearly used to a loving home. Or do you know someone who wants a nice cat?