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Dinah - Thu, Jan 31, 2019, 4:31 A
Intl Folk Dance, Live Music Friday
Come join AMHERST INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCE - with LIVE MUSIC tomorrow / Friday evening!
Think GLOBALLY, dance LOCALLY. Slip on your dancin’ shoes - everyone’s invited! AIFD presents PANHARMONIUM, @ the Unitarian Universalist (N. Pleasant & Kellogg Streets), Amherst, Friday, February 1, 7:30 start; LIVE MUSIC 8-10 pm.
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Folk dancing’s for everyone - we celebrate and welcome the kaleidoscope of all cultures! Bring friends, meet new ones, enjoy live music with a smorgasbord of harmonies & rhythms from far and wide (Balkans, Eastern Europe, & Middle Eastern). Join simple line/circle dances; try more complex pieces at your own pace. Shall we play a Hungarian lullaby, Greek drinking song, Romanian cradle dance, Russian Troika, or Armenian love song for you? Just ask! We take requests for our 2nd set.
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Beginners welcome; no partner required. Donations appreciated. AIFD holds weekly Friday dances (with recorded music), and LIVE music typically on First Fridays. For holiday/weather/location info, go to amherstfolkdancing.org
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geodef - Sun, Dec 2, 2018, 8:31 A
Shutesbury Holiday Shop Dec 7,8,9
There's a slight typo in the link to the website. This should work:
www.shutesburyholidays.wixsite.com/holidayshop
 
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dragonflyzone - Sat, Dec 1, 2018, 9:57 P
Shutesbury Holiday Shop Dec 7,8,9
Magical Shutesbury Holiday Shop returns for its 7th year!

December 7, 6-9 pm; December 8, 10-8:30; December 19 11-6
Shutesbury Athletic Club Function Room
282 Wendell Rd., Shutesbury, MA


his fabulously magical three-day event transforms the Shutesbury Athletic Club Function Room into a veritable wonderland of handcrafted gift-giving options! This year the shop features an affordable array of work from 40 local artisans, artists, crafters, authors and musicians. An amazing selection of options for all celebration!.

Now in its 7th year, the Shutesbury Holiday Shop is known for its incredible inventory of extraordinary and affordable handmade gifts. There will be beautiful jewelry, quilts, ornaments, food (fudge, jam, maple syrup, honey), soap, handmade bags, tie dyes, wind chimes, baskets, books by local authors, health and wellness products, music & storytelling CDs, woodcrafts, mushtache cups, fiber art (knit, crochet, woven, sewn, organic, plant-dyed), therapy pillows, photography, fine art cards & prints, tea, stuffed animals, and more to come! Something for everyone! The artisans, artists, authors, musicians, and cooks are all from Shutesbury or one of its bordering towns.

Opening night on Friday 12/7 features a Shop & Dine option with a dinner of Soups & Stews to benefit the Friends of the M.N. Spear Memorial Library.

From 4-6 pm on Saturday 12/8 there will be a book signing by local authors who work is included in the shop. See FB page and website (listed below) for details.


The Shutesbury Holiday Shop was founded in 2011 to provide a welcoming venue for talented local artists, artisans, crafters, authors and musicians of all ages to show and sell their work and to create a one-stop shopping experience for people who enjoy buying handmade for the holidays. Started by Melinda LeLacheur of Dragonfly Designs it is now run by a volunteer committee of local artisans who work hard to create a warm, wonderful gift shop for the community to enjoy.

The Shutesbury Athletic Club is a non-profit community organization located at 282 Wendell Road in Shutesbury, MA. For a complete list of participating artists, artisans, crafters, authors and musicians, please go to www.facebook.com/ShutesburyHolidayShop or www.shutesburyholiday.wixsite.com/holidayshop.
 
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zygmont - Mon, Nov 5, 2018, 11:33 A
Craft Fair
It's that time of year again. Hatfield Book Club is holding its' annual craft fair on Saturday, November 10 from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm at the Hatfield Elementary School(behind the library) - Main Street - Hatfield. About 75% of the proceeds from this fundraiser go into the school system - a graduation award, funding declamations, National Geographics, band,and arts/music programs with extra funding going to the library, Food Bank, and Council on Aging.

In addition to crafters, there will be a bake sale. Lunch is in the hands of The Smithsonian.

Our raffle has changed this year. The high-end raffle includes a golf package from Crumpin Fox, a hot air balloon ride, an overnight stay at the Old Mill Bed/Breakfast with various gift cards, plus a few others.

Our crafters' raffle and grand raffle are combined with gifts including various gift cards, cash, books from Jane Yolen and Lisa Ekus, tickets to UMass basketball and hockey, merchandise from Berkshire Brewing, candy from Richardson's; in all, approximately 100 prizes

Prizes are no longer random You get to pick.

Hope to see you there.
 
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karenjhayes - Sun, Nov 4, 2018, 5:07 P
Annual Quest For Bagged Leaves
I have a large bag of mulched maple leaves if you are still looking for leaves.
 
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worldnotes - Fri, Nov 2, 2018, 6:16 P
Leverett Crafts And Arts, Open Studio
Open Studio Sat. Nov. 10th 10am-5pm
at Leverett Crafts and Arts.
My studio will be filled with colorful and useful pots, and refreshments!
Come and browse and shop hand-made and local.

Lots of mugs, bowls of all sizes, garlic graters, garlic jars, pie plates, sponge holders, toothbrush holders, dip and chip platters, yarn bowls, planters, earring holders, kitchen utensil holders, ikebana, lace bowls and lots more!!
There will be pots for gift-giving or just for yourself!
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Joy
Fall Studio Sale!
Sat. Nov. 10th 10-5pm
Joy's studio at
Leverett Crafts & Arts- Left Entrance
13 Montague Rd. Leverett, Ma. 01054
413-548-9673
Micro-wave, oven, and dishwasher safe pottery!
Refreshments and drinks will be served.


Joy Friedman Pottery
413-548-9673
joypots@gmail.com
www.joyfriedman.com
 
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dmeaton - Tue, Oct 30, 2018, 1:16 P
Open Art Studio This Saturday
Donna Eaton's Open Art Studio
WHERE: 837 Daniel Shays Highway
NEW SALEM, MASS
TIME: 10 AM to 4 PM
Email with questions: artistdme@yahoo.com

Come out and discover all the work I have been painting this year. If you like watercolors
you will enjoy all I've been working on. Loose paintings, Framed paintings, calendars, cards,
painted towels.
 
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jrbean28 - Fri, Oct 26, 2018, 4:05 P
Deadline For Dinner Tix 10/28 Western Night Fundraiser Provide Thanksgiving Meals
Please note deadline to purchase dinner tickets is this Sunday, 10/28. Dance only tix will continue to be available.


Western Night Fundraiser Provide Thanksgiving Meals
Western Night

FUNDRAISER TO BENEFIT THANKSGIVING DAY CHARITY MEAL

Saturday, November 3, 2018
Castle of Knights
1599 Memorial Dr Chicopee

A fundraising fun night of music and line dancing with lessons by Randy Pelletier & the One Eyed Parrot's during the social hour 6:00-7:00pm, a BBQ buffet at 7:30pm including ribs, chicken, corn chowder, potato bar & all the fixins & an ice cream sundae dessert bar with more dancing to the music of King Kountry/Ray Guillemette, Jr. for the rest of the night. The banquet room has 2 dance floors to accommodate all line dancers, swing dancers, and open dancing. Raffle prizes and 50/50 raffle. All proceeds benefit the annual charity Thanksgiving meal to help offset costs of serving about 3000 meals (sit down and delivered within the community) on Thanksgiving Day.

$30 meal ticket
$15 dance only

TICKETS ON SALE NOW:
-Tues & Thurs 7-9pm in the lounge
-Daily at the Castle Banquet Office 413-532-2000
-Online purchase www.eventbrite.com (fees apply)

https://www.eventbri...aff=ebdssbdestsearch
 
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LeesaLesenski - Fri, Oct 26, 2018, 3:15 P
Polish Food And Crafts
That is Tomorrow October 27th 9 - 2.
 
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LeesaLesenski - Fri, Oct 26, 2018, 3:09 P
Polish Food And Bake Sale -south Deerfield
Holy Name of Jesus Church - Sat. Nov. 27th 9:00 - 2:00
Bake Sale, Polish Food, crafts, raffle, lunch
Thayer Street, South Deerfield MA
 
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mbparker - Sun, Oct 21, 2018, 5:41 P
For 2018 Trail Run
RAY BROWN MEMORIAL

Sunday, November 18, 2018
Wendell State Forest - Ruggles Pond - Millers Falls, MA
Registration begins at 8:00 a.m.
Run - 9:00 a.m. - Walk - 9:05 a.m.

Runners: PreReg. $30
Race Day Reg. $35
Walkers: PreReg. $20
Race Day Reg. $25

TO BENEFIT THE FRIENDS OF THE FRANKLIN COUNTY REGIONAL DOG SHELTER

PreReg: www.runreg.com/ray-brown-memorial-9k-for-k9
 
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jrbean28 - Wed, Oct 17, 2018, 10:41 P
Western Night Fundraiser Provide Thanksgiving Meals
Western Night

FUNDRAISER TO BENEFIT THANKSGIVING DAY CHARITY MEAL

Saturday, November 3, 2018
Castle of Knights
1599 Memorial Dr Chicopee

A fundraising fun night of music and line dancing with lessons by Randy Pelletier & the One Eyed Parrot's during the social hour 6:00-7:00pm, a BBQ buffet at 7:30pm including ribs, chicken, corn chowder, potato bar & all the fixins & an ice cream sundae dessert bar with more dancing to the music of King Kountry/Ray Guillemette, Jr. for the rest of the night. The banquet room has 2 dance floors to accommodate all line dancers, swing dancers, and open dancing. Raffle prizes and 50/50 raffle. All proceeds benefit the annual charity Thanksgiving meal to help offset costs of serving about 3000 meals (sit down and delivered within the community) on Thanksgiving Day.

$30 meal ticket
$15 dance only

TICKETS ON SALE NOW:
-Tues & Thurs 7-9pm in the lounge
-Daily at the Castle Banquet Office 413-532-2000
-Online purchase www.eventbrite.com (fees apply)

https://www.eventbri...aff=ebdssbdestsearch
 
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v - Tue, Oct 16, 2018, 10:58 A
Annual Quest For Bagged Leaves
Wanted bagged leaves for garden. Thanks!
 
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kmori - Thu, Oct 4, 2018, 9:48 A
Benefit Nfxf Western Mass Wine Tastinng
FUNDRAISER for Western Mass NFXF Fragile X Sunday October 14 from 5-7pm
Esselon Café 99 Russell Street, Hadley MA.
Donation $30 light appetizers and a selection of over 50 wines!
silent auction on site including many local artists works and gift certificates to local businesses.
Come join and support such a great cause! contact Gerry or Denise Devine @ 413 584 1859 westernma@fragilex.org tickets also available @ Four Seasons Rt.9 Hadley.
 
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v - Thu, Sep 27, 2018, 11:58 A
Looking For Veterinarian Recommendations
Looking for recommendations for a great vet close to Montague area.

Thanks!
 
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worldnotes - Mon, Sep 10, 2018, 8:46 P
Fall Pottery Classes Joy Friedman
Joy Friedman Pottery
413-548-9673
www.joyfriedmanpottery.com

ADULTS AND TEENS
Monday Afternoons 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm 8 weeks
Sept. 17th - Nov. 12th (no class Nov. 5th)
Mixed Level Class- Beginners welcome

Tuesdays 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm 8 weeks
Sept. 18th –Nov. 13th (no class Nov. 6th )
Mixed Level Class- Beginners welcome
AT THE LEVERETT CRAFTS AND ARTS

LEARN WHEEL THROWING AND HAND-BUILDING
LEARN DECORATION AND GLAZING
LOTS OF INDIVIDUAL ATTENTION
ALL LEVELS OF EXPERIENCE WELCOME
BRING HOME YOUR FINISHED PIECES

TAUGHT BY JOY FRIEDMAN
Joy Friedman Pottery
413-548-9673
www.joyfriedmanpottery.com
CLASS FEE: $340 INCLUDES ALL MATERIALS, GLAZES, AND FIRINGS
JOY FRIEDMAN is a professional potter
with over 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE
who has been teaching students for the past 30 years.
Her approach to teaching is one of gentle encouragement
with a focus on individual creativity and self-expression.
 
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worldnotes - Thu, Sep 6, 2018, 12:35 P
Fall Pottery Classes Joy Friedman
ADULTS AND TEENS
Monday Afternoons 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm 8 weeks
Sept. 17th - Nov. 12th (no class Nov. 5th)
Mixed Level Class- Beginners welcome

Tuesdays 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm 8 weeks
Sept. 18th –Nov. 13th (no class Nov. 6th )
Mixed Level Class- Beginners welcome
AT THE LEVERETT CRAFTS AND ARTS

LEARN WHEEL THROWING AND HAND-BUILDING
LEARN DECORATION AND GLAZING
LOTS OF INDIVIDUAL ATTENTION
ALL LEVELS OF EXPERIENCE WELCOME
BRING HOME YOUR FINISHED PIECES

TAUGHT BY JOY FRIEDMAN
CLASS FEE: $340 INCLUDES ALL MATERIALS, GLAZES, AND FIRINGS
JOY FRIEDMAN is a professional potter
with over 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE
who has been teaching students for the past 30 years.
Her approach to teaching is one of gentle encouragement
with a focus on individual creativity and self-expression.
 
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slsmith - Thu, Aug 30, 2018, 9:28 A
Babysitter
Hello, I am looking for a sitter. it would be nice to have a car, but not necessary. Monday - Friday, 12:30 until 3pm. This will only be until December 1, 2018.

Thank you,
Steph
 
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Dinah - Sat, Aug 18, 2018, 2:35 P
Acupuncture
I'd like to recommend Joanne Ehret. She has been very helpful to me for the treatment of various health challenges, some big, some small. Joanne not only with treats with acupuncture, but also offers Chinese herbal healing. Joanne is passionate about her work, and is also intuitive, compassionate, and delightful. She's in Belchertown, and here's her email:
< jehret2003@yahoo.com >
 
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Dinah - Sat, Aug 18, 2018, 2:28 P

 
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jailiss - Wed, Aug 15, 2018, 1:01 P
Five College Early Music Program
August 14, 2018

The Five College Early Music Program will be holding its patented Painless Auditions the first week of classes. These are open to students, faculty and members of the community. The relevant information follows. We would be grateful for any publicity you can provide.

The Five College Early Music Program welcomes students, faculty, and community members interested in auditioning to SING or PLAY in one or more ensembles, including the COLLEGIUM choir, BAROQUE ORCHESTRA (modern string players and adventurous pianists are encouraged to try this!) and chamber music, MEDIEVAL and RENAISSANCE ensembles and VOCES FEMINAE. The auditions are "painless" experiences, held at all the campuses. Performances sponsored by the program feature baroque and Renaissance music played on modern and period instruments and sung in historically-informed style. Consider beginning RECORDER, VIOLA DA GAMBA, LUTE or RENAISSANCE TROMBONE! We also offer instruction on period instruments (recorders, sackbut, viol, lute, etc.) for modern players, in beginning ensembles and lessons. Credit is available for ensembles and lessons for MHC, UMass and HC.


Tuesday, September 4:
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 3:00 – 4:30 PM: Room 170 Fine Arts Center, UMass
5:00 – 6:30 PM: Room 7 Music Center, Amherst College
Wednesday, September 5:
1:00 – 4:00 PM: Room 210 Pratt Hall, Mount Holyoke College
Thursday, September 6:
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM, Music Lounge, Hampshire College
Friday, September 7:
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM: Room 170 Fine Arts Center, UMass
4:00 – 5:30 PM, Room 103, Sage Hall, Smith College


For Further Information, contact the Early Music Office at 538-2079
https://www.fivecolleges.edu/earlymusic/
 
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v - Tue, Aug 14, 2018, 5:09 P
Acupuncture
Looking for recommendations for an acupuncturist. Thanks!
 
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srasmuss - Thu, Aug 2, 2018, 9:28 P
Room For Rent
Hi,

My name is Scott, I work at UMass and I'm looking for a place to live. A friend forwarded this listing to me and it sounds great. I've worked part-time at UHS in the BASICS program for over 10 years and am looking for a room/studio with bus access to UMass. The house I'd been living in for several years got sold and the new owners wanted to turn it over to a family. I'm a pretty quiet guy with a passion for nature photography and I'd love to hear from you if the room is still available. You can reach me by replying to this email or by calling me at 413-687-8213.

Thanks,
Scott Rasmussen
 
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karenjhayes - Sun, Jul 29, 2018, 1:08 P
Looking For Someone Drive Cross Country With
Hello,

I have plans to drive my car back to California in mid-August and am looking for someone to travel with. I would prefer someone who is younger, no older than 40, responsible but easygoing to share the ride with. Men are prefered as it would make me feel safer, but i open to female companions, if we get along. Again, this would be for mid august, looking to leave around the 15th. Persons with travel experience, esp across the Midwest is a plus.
Please email jfdzialo@gmail.com or call 413-474-0754 and ask for Julie. I will ask potential candidates to meet in person beforehand.

Thank you.
 
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mbparker - Sat, Jul 28, 2018, 10:11 P
Mutts Need Benefit
The Friends of the Franklin County Regional Dog Shelter MUTTS IN NEED BENEFIT

August 11, 2018 - starts at 3:00 p.m.

Millers Falls Rod & Gun Club

$25.00 admission: Food, Live Auction, Raffles, Dog Alumni Parade, Door Prizes, Band

Dogs are welcomed but must be leashed at all times.

Cash Bar

For additional information: 413-676-9182

Also Available: New England Clam Bake For 40 of Your Closest Friends Raffle... (separate from raffles above).
Tickets $5.00 each or 5 for $20. Call the number above fro tickets.
 
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slsmith - Wed, Jul 25, 2018, 11:22 A
Room For Rent
This is great deal and location.
The location is in Amherst, near the center of town. Nice size room for rent. Cable, internet, your own bathroom. Smoking outside only.
 
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dmeaton - Tue, Jul 10, 2018, 4:26 P
Old Home Day New Salem Mass
Hello Everyone,

Many of you know me at Amherst College I am a Watercolor Artist and I will be set up on the Common in New Salem from 10 AM to 3PM on Saturday July 21. Do come by and check out what I have been up to this past year.

www.donnaetonsdesigns.com

Thanks so much, Donna Eaton, 837 Daniel Shays Highway, New Salem, Massachusetts 01355
978-544-7966
 
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cackieann - Sun, Jul 8, 2018, 8:06 P
Acupressure Practictioner
Can anyone recommend an acupressure practictioner in the Pioneer Valley?

Thanks!
 
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Kathy - Tue, Jun 26, 2018, 6:09 P
This Saturday Tag Sale And Art Show Laurel Park Northampton
At Laurel Park in Northampton. Stop by and check it out! Folks will be selling at individual houses (maps provided) and also in dining hall. there will also be arts and crafts at building when you come in to the main gate.
 
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leconnors - Mon, Jun 25, 2018, 9:01 P
Wagging Tails Pet Resort
If you are searching for dog day care, boarding, training, or grooming, I highly recommend the newly opened Wagging Tails Pet Resort in Hadley. https://www.waggingtailspetresort.net

This is my personal review as seen on Yelp and Google:
"Our 9 month old English Cocker Spaniels first visit for some doggy day care, followed by a full grooming went great! Gracie is shy and hasn’t been around many other dogs. She made some new dog friends and had a blast playing with them in the outdoor play area. Then she was completely pampered by the groomer. Her groomer was very gentle, knowledgeable, and did an absolutely wonderful cut. Thank you Chris for the great experience at Wagging Tails. Gracie will definitely be back for more fun and pampering.”
 
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jailiss - Sun, Jun 17, 2018, 2:45 P
Sarah Clay And The Magic Band 1794 Meetinghouse July
Florence, MA: On Saturday July 14, the 1794 Meetinghouse presents Sarah Clay & The Magic Band. As part of an annual summer concert series at this historic venue, vocalist and flutist Sarah Clay breathes new life into American songs of the early 20th century: Swing, Blues, Bossa Nova and Latin Jazz.

Clay leads The Magic Band, comprised of Bob Ferrier (guitar), Steve Bulmer (bass) and Ed Brainerd (flugelhorn). “These guys are the best – fabulous jazz musicians!” says Clay. “With just a glance, a gesture, we share ideas wordlessly, sparks fly, and the music is transformed. Simply magical. That’s why I call them The Magic Band. So much fun – we have a blast, and so will you!”

For more information about the 1794 Meetinghouse, visit www.1794Meetinghouse.com. For more information about Sarah Clay, visit www.clayjazz.com. If you would like to interview Sarah Clay or review the show, please contact her at 413-586-9564 (studio), 413-687-3228 (cell) or email sarah@clayjazz.com.
 
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slsmith - Fri, Jun 15, 2018, 9:59 A
Violin Instructor
Good morning, I am in desperate need for a Violin instructor in the area.

Thank you,

Steph
 
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LindaC - Thu, May 24, 2018, 12:45 P
Electrician
I use Winston Bancroft, his numbers are 413-584-0798 and/or 413-250-6287. He's been our family electrician for over 30 years. He's really dependable and does quality work. I'm not sure how his prices compare because I always call him. I trust him and that goes a long way when we're talking about electrical issues.

Linda
 
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v - Thu, May 24, 2018, 9:20 A
Electrician
Looking for recommendations for an electrician, to rewire an old house. Thanks.
 
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jailiss - Fri, May 18, 2018, 3:47 P
Wgby Asparagus Festival And Chef Spearit Lunch
Join us on the Hadley Town Common on Saturday, June 2nd for the WGBY Asparagus Festival, and the WGBY Chef Spearit Lunch. The Asparagus Festival is from 10 AM to 6 PM, while the Chef Spearit Lunch is from 12:30 PM to 3 PM. Find more information about the Asparagus Festival at http://wgby.org/asparagus, and find the Facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/events/2092489701004871/ . Find information regarding the Chef Spearit Lunch at https://wgby.org/lunch, and find the Facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/events/245823172651797/ . See you there!
 
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lcd628 - Fri, May 18, 2018, 10:55 A
Perennial Plant Sale Saturday, May
Perennial plant sale
Saturday, May 26, 9am to 3pm
256 South East St. Amherst
Lots of different perennials for sale:
Hosta, daylilies, astilbe, sweet woodruff, spirea, hydrangea, coreopsis, mums and much more!!
 
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Dinah - Thu, Apr 26, 2018, 6:05 P
Cosby And Comeuppance
JUSTICE.
As a teenager, I had an encounter with Bill Cosby in downtown Manhattan, 1965. Like so many, I was a huge fan. It was when he was still new at TV stardom and possibly not as practiced in the dark "art" of sexual predation as he would become. I was very naive and had more luck than brains - I was not harmed, only creeped out by his predatory behavior toward me.
All these years, I've had no doubt that under that mask of the fun Dad, there lurked a serial rapist. I deeply feel for all the women he did violate over the years, but I am gratified that they finally get - if not their own personal justice, at least some of the validation they've so long been denied. #MeToo!
Bill Cosby Found Guilty Of All Charges In Sexual Assault Retrial
https://www.npr.org/...ted-indecent-assault?
 
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lgwozdzik - Thu, Apr 26, 2018, 2:38 P
Umass Disability Services #umassgives Campaign
Today (April 26) and tomorrow (April 27) is the day to support UMass Disability Services through the #UMassGives campaign. With your help, we can connect our outstanding students with career opportunities and training so they can best express their talents!

You can donate here!
https://umass.scalef...4514/department/7923

We are also competing with other departments to win the most unique donors tomorrow (Friday, April 27) from 3-4 PM during our power hour. If we get the most unique donations during that hour, we win an additional $2K! Set your reminders now!

Please support us! Every dollar that helps a student find meaningful work helps them, UMass, the employer and us all!

All contributions are tax deductible.

Thank you from all of us at Disability Services, UMass
 
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jailiss - Mon, Apr 9, 2018, 4:23 P
Upcoming Events For Tony Vacca
Magdalena Gomez and Tony Vacca: A Full Force Flow of World Fusion Music and Outspoken Words
Friday, April 20, 2018
8:00 PM -9:00 PM
The Bing Arts Center, Springfield, MA
Globally acclaimed artists, poet Magdalena Gomez and percussionist Tony Vacca, present an evening of world music and spoken word. Senegal, Puerto Rico, New Jersey, and the Bronx come together to celebrate the soul’s longing to live a liberated life.
Seating is limited: advance purchase recommended.
Doors open at 7:30. Refreshments available.
Tickets: $15 general admission, $10 students. Purchase using the following link: http://bingartscente...na-gomez-tony-vacca/

Pennsylvania Cannabis Festival: Solo Concert
Sunday, April 22, 2018
10:00 AM -11:00 AM
Nay Aug Park Scranton, PA
"This public event is to raise awareness for the legalization of cannabis in Pennsylvania. Our mission is to end cannabis prohibition and free all political prisoners of the war on cannabis. Freedom is gained through growth. This mission needs your support. Please shop the vendors, eat plenty of food & enjoy the day’s events."
Free admission. Info at http://www.penncannafest.com

“Do It Now” and John Sheldon’s “Red Guitar”
Friday, April 27, 2018
8:00 PM -9:00 PM
The Shea Theater Arts Center, Turner’s Falls, MA
An international exchange of compelling performances. Taking work of inspiring Valley performers to the Fringe festival every August, and bringing back bold and authentic work for local audiences.
Info at http://sheatheater.o...-NOW-Manual-Override

World Rhythms Ensemble: World Fusion, Spoken Words, Exquisite Mayhem
Saturday, April 28, 2018
8:00 PM-9:00 PM
Tony Vacca and Massamba Diop performing together at Gateway City Arts in Holyoke, MA
During the past fourteen years Massamba Diop and Tony Vacca have been bringing together the traditions of their music and the peoples of their countries.
$15 Adv / $20 Door $10 Students/Children 18+
Doors at 7pm
Info and tickets at https://www.gatewayc...vaccaandmassambadiop

Do It Now: John Sheldon, Paul Richmond and Tony Vacca
Sunday, April 29, 2018
2:00 PM -3:00 PM
House Concert to benefit this group’s twelve-day run at The Fringe Fest in Edinburgh, Scotland at 16 Pomeroy Terrace, Amherst, MA
 
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jailiss - Mon, Apr 9, 2018, 1:07 P
Tony Vacca Solo Concert: “under The Influence African Art” Fine Arts Center Lobby, Umass Amherst
Tony Vacca Solo Concert: “Under the Influence of African Art”
Thursday, April 19, 2018
6:00 PM 7:00 PM
Fine Arts Center Lobby, UMass Amherst

5 Takes on African Art/ 42 Flags by Fred Wilson winds down on April 19 with a celebration of this innovative year-long exhibition. Visitors will move through the Fine Art Center and the UMCA galleries to experience a series of distinct performances inspired by the exhibition: music from renowned local percussionist Tony Vacca, a performance by actor Kymberly Newberry, an original dance, "Alyma", choreographed by Molly Christie Gonzalez and performed by students from the UMass Dance Department, and a performance by the master storyteller Onawumi Jean Moss.

Featuring performances by Tony Vacca, Onawumi Jean Moss, Kymberly Newberry, and UMass Dancers
 
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Kathy - Thu, Apr 5, 2018, 10:45 A
Referral For New Heating System
I need to replace my furnace (propane) and am putting together a few quotes. Any recommendations for someone to use? Any leads appreciated! Best to email me.

thanks!
 
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slsmith - Wed, Mar 28, 2018, 11:41 A
Young, But Great Talent!
Save The Tour, Benefit show!
Hosted by Gabe Jackson and Hunter Grant
.

Wednesday, March 28 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM EDT

Waterfront Tavern
Holyoke, Massachusetts

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Come see a great show at the Waterfront Tavern!

Recently PVPA's music department has been planning a tour to VA, and it was swiped out from under our feet due to unfortunate circumstances. But the community has made a massive uproar and began to fund-raise so that the tour can still happen. A large effort has been put in by students to make these benefit shows happen, so come see what music the PVPA ensembles & students are made of. There will also be guest musicians!

A raffle or auction will be in play as well!
Everything to raise money for this trip, donations would be greatly appreciated.

Please come and support PVPA's music dept and the Waterfront Tavern, Wednesday the 28th of March.
 
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Lizza - Mon, Mar 26, 2018, 3:59 P
Black Birch Vineyard Wine Tasting Event
The Hatfield Education Foundation is hosting a Wine Night at Black Birch Vineyard in Hatfield.
Thursday, May 3, 2018 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm

A tasting fundraiser featuring local wine, snacks, and great company. Tickets are $20 and may be redeemed for either a sampling of five pre-selected wines or a full glass of wine of your choosing, plus a souvenir glass for you to keep.

Bottles of Black Birch wine will also be available for sale.

Information is available on the foundation's website and Facebook page.
Tickets may be purchased online from the website.

Website: http://www.hatfielde...ndraising/wine-event
Facebook: https://www.facebook...EducationFoundation/

The Hatfield Education Foundation provides support for innovation, creativity and excellence in the Hatfield schools.
 
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slsmith - Mon, Mar 26, 2018, 10:34 A
Helping Hand
I am posting on behalf of my daughter, Vyanna and friends at Pioneer Valley Performing Arts school with a unique & time-sensitive
request. We are looking for fundraising heroes to help ‘Save The Music’. Specifically: PVPA’s
ambitious music ‘We Came To Play’ music department tour to Virginia happening April 6—
12, 2018.

PVPA’s four music ensembles (Jazz, Rock, Pop and Acapella ensembles) comprised of 65 student
have come together to create one incredibles communal show. Our bags are packed, the hotels
and buses are booked, and we are ready to go. We are already booked to perform three full length
shows in VA, including one at the famous Busch Gardens. We will also be conducting a half-day
workshop at the Waller Mill Magnet Elementary School, where we will teach students about making
music as a group, and then perform for them.

April Tour In Jeopardy Of Being Cancelled!

The beloved head of our music department, Frank Newton, has had a vision of taking our tour
on the road for many years, and took on the huge task of organizing for the past year to make
this vision a reality.

Unfortunately, we were just informed that our major funding source is no longer available.
The entire tour is in jeopardy of being cancelled just two weeks before we’re supposed to
hit the road! Our students have been rehearsing and working non-stop the entire school year to
create this wonderful show. We will NOT give up now. We are determined to save it. That’s
where you come in.

How You Can Be A Music Hero

We are tasked with raising $26,000 in just a matter of days (the bus deposit is due on
Monday, TODAY, March 26, 2018). The good news? We think this is actually possible. The response to
our plight has been swift, and the outpouring of support heartening. We are asking friends,
family, alumni, businesses, benefactors and supporters of students and music lovers
everywhere to donate what they can to the nonprofit ‘Friends Of PVPA’ so our students’
dreams of going on this tour can stay alive.

BECOME A HERO - SAVE PVPA’S APRIL MUSIC TOUR

Your contribution will make an immeasurable difference not only to our PVPA community, but to
our students and the people we will be playing for. All donations are tax deductible, and can be
made through the ‘Friends of PVPA’ via PayPal or credit card.

Want to make a tax-deductible donation? Here’s how:

We greatly appreciate any and all donations to this most worthy cause. You can easily donate
through PayPal or credit card by going to the school’s website.
GO TO: WWW.PVPA.ORG
Click ‘DONATE NOW’ button in upper left hand corner
IMPORTANT! Under ‘Special Instructions ’, please write
‘For VA Music Tour’ to make sure your funds will go directly to our music tour fundraising effort.

You can also send a check MADE OUT TO FRIENDS OF PVPA to:
Friends of PVPA
c/o PVPA
15 Mulligan Drive
South Hadley, MA 01075
Note: Please write ‘For VA Music Tour’ in the memo section.

Watch the 2018 ‘We Came To Play’

VA Tour Info Video

Hear directly from our Music Director, Frank Newton who recorded this informational video back in July 2017 as he explains his tour vision. You’ll also see performances from our music department students:



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6TZCPSDvE

Thank you SO much for your support. We are grateful for anything you can provide. Your help
will go directly to making our year-long dream of this important musical tour a reality.

Steph

The Students and Parents of PVPA ‘We Came To Play’ Music Tour

PS – If for some reason we do not hit our full $26,000 fundraising goal, please know that funds
that come in for this tour will be used towards a scaled-down-but-equally-exciting performance
opportunity for these PVPA high school music ensemble students
 
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slsmith - Mon, Mar 19, 2018, 12:19 P
Super Hero
Hello, I am looking for a cape that a super hero would wear. Adult would be great, the color do not matter.

Thanks,
Steph
 
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mbparker - Thu, Mar 8, 2018, 11:50 A
Fcrds Events
The Franklin County Regional Dog Shelter is sponsoring two events...one in March and one in April

Saturday, March 4, 2018 - Noon - 2:00 p.m. RABIES CLINIC
At the Franklin County Dog Shelter - 10 Shady Lane, Turners Falls, MA
413-676-9182
All dogs must be leashed and all cats must be in carrier

Service provided by the Brookside Animal Hospital


Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 6:00 p.m.
Greenfield Savings Bank, Turners Falls, MA
413-676-9182
Leave your dog at home and stop by to ask questions and leave w/ ideas to improve your dogs behavior

Presented by Susan Miller, The Canine Counselor

Please call the Shelter with any questions
Please call the Shelter to let us know if you are attending
 
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jailiss - Fri, Feb 23, 2018, 6:46 P
Wgby Wine Lovers Dinner Sat March 10th
Sit down for a gourmet Irish meal with carefully paired wines Saturday, March 10 from 6–10 p.m. at The Log Cabin in Holyoke — all while supporting public television.

The annual WGBY Wine Lovers Dinner features a seven-course menu carefully designed by a guest chef. This year, the WGBY guest chef is Kevin Dundon, host of the popular PBS cooking show, Modern Irish Food. Dundon will be present at the dinner to help explain his methodologies and ideas. Meanwhile, Dunon's menu will be carefully executed by the culinary team directed by The Log Cabin Executive Chef and Co-Owner Mick Corduff.

Amid seven courses of mouth-watering food will be carefully and expertly paired wines courtesy of Table & Vine. Learn about each pairing, and discover the ways wine and food marry on the palate.

This is a foodie experience of a lifetime. Not only will you sample unique flavors from a celebrity TV chef, but you will also get a tutorial about wine paired with each course. It’s not only a fine dining experience, but a wine tasting, and wine appreciate class all wrapped into one.

Supporting public television has never tasted this good — or this Irish!

Tickets to the seven-course gourmet dinner Saturday, March 10 in Holyoke are $175 each, available online at WGBY.org/dinner or at Table & Vine in West Springfield.

Proceeds benefit public television and PBS station WGBY. The event is sponsored by Big Y World Class Markets, Table & Vine, The Dennis Group, and AM Lithography. Media sponsors include The Republican, BusinessWest, and Healthcare News.
 
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jailiss - Fri, Feb 23, 2018, 6:44 P
Wgby Wine, Beer Food Tasting Fri March 9th
It’s the largest benefit wine, beer and food tasting in western New England — all in support of local public television!

Taste more than 300 wines and beers, along with specialty foods from local restaurants and food artisans on Friday, March 9 from 5–8 p.m. at the Tower Square Hotel in downtown Springfield.

For over 30 years, supporters of public television and PBS member station WGBY have put their palates to work to help raise funds for the programs they trust and love. But the good feeling you get from participating in this charity event isn't the only benefit.

With a general admission or “Wine Connoisseur” upgrade, you will be able to sample a wide variety (over 300, in fact) of wines, beers, and food specialties.

Each guest will be given a “Tasting Program” that will list each item available for sample (and all wines and beers will be available for purchase through event sponsor Table & Vine). We encourage wine tasters to make note of grape varietals, vineyard designations, appellations, and styles.

Tickets to this enormous wine tasting event are available for $49 each online at WGBY.org/tasting or at Table & Vine in West Springfield.

Proceeds benefit public television and PBS station WGBY. The event is sponsored by Big Y World Class Markets, Table & Vine, The Dennis Group, and AM Lithography. Media sponsors include The Republican, BusinessWest, and Healthcare News.
 
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maryanne - Fri, Feb 9, 2018, 2:31 P
Amherst Orchid Society Annual Show
If you are tired of winter come to~
Amherst Orchid Society Annual Show and Sale
Feb 24, 2018 at 9 AM to 5 PM
Feb 25, 2018 at 10 AM to 4 PM
Location: 80 Locust St. (Rt. 9, Smith Vocational School)
Northampton, MA 01060

$5 admission, children under 12 free
Judged displays, Vendors and Talks on orchid care
Parking free, accessible
Photography welcome
Hope to see you there!
 
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tina - Wed, Jan 24, 2018, 9:17 P
Winterfest 2018 Call For Volunteers!!
The 2018 WinterFest is ramping up to be the largest festival yet with all kinds of opportunities to get involved from February 3rd to the 10th with events scattered across Amherst winding up with the Grand Finale on the 10th.

Sledding and skating to gingerbread house decorating and dancing - these are just some of the things in store this Winter. Produced by Amherst Leisure Services and Friends of Amherst Recreation. Presented by Integrity Development and Construction, Inc. Volunteers get free admission to the Main Event on February 10!

Sign up at http://www.signupgen...AB2BA7F85-winterfest
 
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