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DeborahYaffee - Sat, Jan 25, 2014, 5:25 P
What You Think The New Bank?
Oh, you mean the crime against architecture?
The Taco Bell Savings and Loan?

I am angry, sad, frustrated, disgusted....and a host of other strong feelings
about this.

It's not enough to make me switch banks, but I feel a sense of betrayal.

Harvey Z made some great points....the old time banks were edifices of great
stature and stable architecture ..they gave us a feeling of trust , security, respect
and decorum. The new bank building in Shelburne Falls screams
we are now another fast food community a resident here, I feel devalued.

I , too, am surprised by how powerfully it has affected me....but our sense of place....
our sense of our village identity ....has been socked in the face and given a black
eye this not going to go away.

And it was so unnecessary.

To add insult to injury, this week they put out some greenery in an attempt to soften the
blow they dealt us.....but have you seen it????? Some scrawny left over Christmas trees....
with so many fine landscape architects to choose from here, they went out and stuck
a few Christmas trees .... where's Monty Python when you need a shrubbery?

It's all about context.....not all our buildings are architectural delights, that's true. But we have
a look and feel that's been created by a mix of old and 50's and 60's. And why did they need
a new facade anyway?

I don't think we'll be seeing anymore movie folks wanting to show off what we have now.

Can you say AWFUL, boys and girls?
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HarveyZ - Sat, Jan 25, 2014, 10:56 A
What You Think The New Bank?
I think it is cheap, ugly, temporary- looking piece of shit architecture..... something that may be abandoned at any moment, like a mall, and left to rot.

There was a time that banks were designed to appear strong and everlasting, and instill those same feelings in the people who trusted them to guard their money.

Apparently, those feelings of security and trust are gone.
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Shauna - Sat, Jan 25, 2014, 9:45 A
What You Think The New Bank?
OK, Villagers, Here is a chance to Express Yourselves! (let's keep it clean!) What do you think of the new bank?
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DeborahYaffee - Fri, Jan 24, 2014, 3:22 P
Have You Been Hart Yoga?
woops! I don't know how to edit that post!
Title should read: Have you been to Hart Yoga? is a very Harty Heart place!
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DeborahYaffee - Fri, Jan 24, 2014, 3:19 P
Have You Been Harty Yoga?
Hart Yoga features Yoga and Fitness classes, as well as special series, monthly events and workshops on a variety of topics. You'll attend classes in a peaceful, intimate studio overlooking the entire village of Shelburne Falls, the Deerfield River, the Bridge of Flowers and the surrounding hills. Smaller class sizes ensure more personalized instruction in a warm, welcoming environment.

Hart Yoga occupies Suite 8 (a.k.a. the "Infinity Suite") on the upper floor of the Salmon Falls Artisans Showroom Building at 1 Ashfield Street, which has a long history in the community. I am proud to be a part of its present and its future.

This Hart Yoga website will provide you with the most current information about the classes, the teachers and the schedule, as well as upcoming special events and workshops. Check back frequently for the latest news and schedule, and make sure you read the Hart Yoga Blog!
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Shauna - Wed, Jan 22, 2014, 8:13 A
Make This Your Homepage
For those living in Shelburne Falls, I highly recommend making this town forum one of your home pages, and staying active with village happenings. Find out what's happening - events, discussions - Post on the Calendar or raise a topic yourself about anything relevant to Shelburne Falls - This is a public Forum. This site was first launched on January 18th, 2014, (a few days old as I write) so WELCOME and ENJOY!!!!!

To see the same site in full use in another town, check out, which has been very successfully used for all manner of discourse since 1999! The web wizard, Mik Muller, moved into (my old house in) Montague Center with his family in 1999, having moved from NYC, was completely charmed by the village, and instantly became a community organizer and activist for Montague, being central in the Montague Grange, the local public access cable station, and creating this web site, etc. He also established two annual events in Montague: the Soap Box Derby and Mutton and Mead!

I lived in Montague Center near the Book Mill for 13 years, so watched all Mik's in-depth contributions to the area over the years. Now I'm in Shelburne Falls, and he has gifted us with with our own Shelburne Falls Corkboard! Thank You Mik Muller!!!
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