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)
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?
Welcome Shen - I'm glad someone else is familiar with how useful this corkboard is in Montague, and if it was even half as used here it would be a great success of communication amongst villagers. Thanks for chiming in and inviting others to use it.
Everyone reading this is encouraged to let others know as well, and post any happenings or questions - dialogs or announcements of any kind about literally Anything in or around Shelburne Falls. Some fun or useful things talked about in Montague are animal sightings, favorite trails and nature spots, weather happenings, senior center/ library /school / boards/ councils/ events and conversations - topics are unlimited.
Just learned about this site from a flyer at the Arms library. I know what a great tool MontagueMA.net has been for years now and would love to see the same here.
It looks like you've been here for quite a while, but with a very small number of users?
I just posted info about the site on my FB page - maybe I'll also email to selected local acquaintances....
: ) shen
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