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.
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.
Ralph Nader is speaking at the Buckland-Shelburne Community Center at 52 main Street, Shelburne,
Falls, at 6:30 pm on June 4. Tickets for $5.00 are to be purchased in advance at Boswell's Books at 10 Bridge Street. (413)625-9362 or at email@example.com.
Where - Sanderson Academy 808 Cape Street, Ashfield, MA 01330
When - Tuesday April 29 at 7:00 pm
What - This is an in-depth presentation focusing on all aspects of this proposed pipeline project. This is your chance to learn about who Kinder Morgan is, what the pipeline will look like, safety risks, financial risks, environmental risks and more. The presentation is free and open to the public.
Greening Greenfield-mar. Water Weekend-3 Films The Global Water Crisis
WATER CRISIS !??!
Water is a growing problem everywhere. What are the issues?
How can we protect our supplies?
Greening Greenfield and co-sponsors Saint James
Episcopal Church and Traprock Center for Peace and Justice
are presenting a weekend of films that address various aspects
of this global crisis and what we can do about it.
Fri. Mar. 28th-6:30 p.m. - FLOW - "Irena Salina's award-winning documentary investigation into what experts label the most important political and environmental issue of the 21st Century - The World Water Crisis. Salina builds a case against the growing privatization of the world's dwindling fresh water supply with an unflinching focus on politics, pollution, human rights, and the emergence of a domineering world water cartel. The film also takes a look at the people and institutions providing practical solutions to the water crisis and those developing new technologies, which are fast becoming blueprints for a successful global and economic turnaround".
Discussion leader- Glen Ayers lives in Greenfield and is a Soil Scientist by training, having accumulated a BS and MS in soil science. For the past 10+ years he has worked as a Health Agent for numerous towns in Western Mass. He currently maintains nine Public Health licenses or certifications, including Registered Sanitarian, Public Water Supply Operator, and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator.
Sat. Mar. 29th -3:00 p.m. - Tapped - "Examines the role of the bottled water industry and its effects on our health, climate change, pollution and our reliance on oil. The documentary presents an overwhelming amount of evidence which will change the way anyone thinks about bottled and municipal water. Addresses the "manufacture" of the water itself, and also where the bottles come from, where they go after use and how they influence our lives while they're with us."
Discussion leader-Jill Appel CPA, MPH, is a member of Concord's Sustainable Energy Committee and she ran the campaign to bring Concord's historic single-serve bottle water bylaw to Town meeting.
5:30-6:30-one hour break for dinner - pizza, and salad provided -Donation
6:30p.m. - Liquid Assets - "tells the story of essential infrastructure systems: water, wastewater, and storm water. Many of these systems are more than 100 years old and provide a critical public health function and are essential for economic development and growth. These aging systems have not been maintained, and some estimates suggest this is the single largest public works endeavor in our nation's history. The film explores the history, engineering challenges, and political and economic realities in urban and rural locations, providing an understanding of the hidden assets that support our way of life".
Discussion leaders-Sara Campbell and Mark Holley
Sara has been Greenfield’s Engineering Superintendent for over two years. She has been a consulting Civil Engineer in Franklin County since 1987 and has worked on numerous residential, industrial and commercial projects in the region, designing utility systems for new development. Her work includes reviewing plans for new connections to the systems, and planning for rehabilitation of the aging pipes. She is a registered Professional Engineer in Massachusetts.
Mark is the Superintendent of the Water Facilities Department of Greenfield’s DPW and has been part of the DPW for over 17 years His team has responsibility for monitoring and maintaining the drinking water supply and waste water treatment facilities. This includes complying with numerous regulatory requirements, operating pumping stations and treatment plants, and maintaining a laboratory on site.
Saint James Church Parish Hall
Corner of Church & Federal in Greenfield-Enter via parking lot side door
Free Admission/Donations accepted
Refreshments served-door prizes at end of last film
Greetings everyone. I recently moved to Shelburne Falls this past September and have some of my new work on display at The Bakers Oven this weekend. There will be a meet and greet from 9 - 10pm with free Apps at the Bar this Saturday March 1st. I look forward to meeting you. See you there!
Show Valentines Day LOVE for your Shelburne Falls Community! If you get dug out (or walk as I will!) come over to Mocha Maya's for the 7:30 screening of the Transition Movie.
"The Transition Movement is a vibrant, grassroots movement that seeks to build community resilience in the face of such challenges as peak oil, climate change and the economic crisis. It represents one of the most promising ways of engaging people in strengthening their communities against the effects of these challenges, resulting in a life that is more abundant, fulfilling, equitable and socially connected. Join us for a showing of the Transition movie." Mocha Maya's
also, if you are on Facebook, you can go to "Village Visioning, Shelburne Falls Transition"
to see the first Transition event, Village Visioning, where we discussed what we love about Shelburne Falls, and what else we would like to see, to increase localization, sustainability and resilience here.
The Art Garden is collaborating with Molly Cantor Pottery to offer a week-long program including morning clay and mixed media art-making in the afternoon.
Program will meet
February 17-21, 2014
Monday – Friday
9:30 am – 2:30 pm
available until 5 pm
at The Art Garden.
Mixed ages 6-12 year olds.
Cost: $275 per week
SPACES ARE LIMITED!
Please register as early as possible with a $50 deposit
at Molly Cantor Pottery, 20 Bridge Street, Shelburne Falls, MA 01370
or call Molly at (413) 625-2870, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org