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Celebrating the red, white and blue: Community gathers for postponed Independence Day festivities
07-07-2024 8:34 PM

By ERIN-LEIGH HOFFMAN

GREENFIELD — After being postponed from its original date due to inclement weather, the annual Independence Day celebration rang in America’s belated birthday on Sunday. Due to rain on Saturday, the event was postponed a day. People carrying tents,...

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PHOTOS: A captivating celebration
07-08-2024 5:35 PM


Preparing for Christmas, in July: Giving Back Together Toy Drive holding series of fundraisers
07-06-2024 1:01 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

Heather Taylor made it her mission years ago to ensure no child goes without a gift on Christmas. But in order to make that happen, she needs to start in the summer.The Athol resident has scheduled a series of Giving Back Together Toy Drive...


Greenfield fireworks postponed to Sunday
07-05-2024 12:52 PM

By ANTHONY CAMMALLERI

GREENFIELD — The Recreation Department’s Independence Day fireworks celebration, originally slated for Saturday, July 6, at Beacon Field, has been postponed to Sunday, July 7, the Mayor’s Office announced on Friday. Mayor’s Office Communications...


Photos: Star-spangled parade in Shelburne Falls
07-04-2024 2:53 PM


Traditional ‘small-town parade’ in Shelburne Falls celebrating Independence Day
07-03-2024 2:17 PM

By ADA DENENFELD KELLY

SHELBURNE FALLS — The community can expect to see the Shelburne Falls Military Band, a Humvee, riders on horseback, fire trucks, floats and children riding decorated bicycles proceeding through the village streets on Thursday in celebration of...


‘Their way to give back’: Montague Center Firefighters Association hosting traditional bonfire
07-01-2024 2:54 PM

By ERIN-LEIGH HOFFMAN

MONTAGUE CENTER — The annual bonfire to celebrate Independence Day will return on Wednesday, July 3, at the Montague Center Ballfield starting at 6:30 p.m., carrying on a longstanding tradition.Ann Fisk, an EMT with the Montague Center Fire Department...


Greenfield Rec Department looks to raise another $5K for fireworks
07-01-2024 1:39 PM

By ADA DENENFELD KELLY

GREENFIELD — As the annual Independence Day fireworks show approaches this weekend, the city’s Recreation Department is looking to raise the last $5,000 needed to meet its $20,000 goal.Recreation Director Christy Moore said she hopes the department...


How to celebrate Memorial Day in 2024
05-23-2024 12:22 PM

Editor’s note: The following is a collection of Memorial Day events happening across Franklin County and the North Quabbin region. Know of an event that wasn’t included? Email information to news@recorder.com.ASHFIELD A Memorial Day ceremony will be...


Best Bites: A familiar feast: The Passover Seder traditions and tastes my family holds dear
04-19-2024 11:21 AM

By ROBIN GOLDSTEIN

Passover has always been my favorite Jewish holiday. The Passover Seder my parents host annually in my childhood house in Northampton has been the most festive and joyous meal of the year for as long as I can remember.My dad’s childhood Seders were...


Easter egg hunts, festivities abound in Franklin County
03-28-2024 2:20 PM

Editor’s Note: The following is a collection of Easter egg hunts and festivities available in Franklin County. Know of an event that isn’t listed? Feel free to send details to news@recorder.com.BernardstonThe Farm Table restaurant, 219 South St., will...


PHOTO: Sing it with me
02-15-2024 2:44 PM


PHOTO: Crafty commemoration
02-14-2024 3:01 PM


Franklin County’s YMCA hosting pre-New Year’s Eve party
12-28-2023 1:27 PM

By BELLA LEVAVI

GREENFIELD — Get ready for snacks, sips and sparkles at the pre-New Year’s Eve party at Franklin County’s YMCA on Saturday, Dec. 30, from 6 to 9 p.m. “Our vision is to host a community event that is celebratory of the year and that feels accessible...


Ice sculptures return for Orange’s Starry Starry Night
12-28-2023 12:52 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

ORANGE — Ice sculptures are coming back to Starry Starry Night a year after lack of funds meant they couldn’t be ordered in time.Starry Starry Night Committee Chair Crystal Parent said there was enough money in the budget this year to order Summit Ice...


PHOTOS: Serving Christmas meals for many
12-28-2023 10:44 AM


Sounds Local: Music options abound for New Year’s celebrations
12-27-2023 5:12 PM

By SHERYL HUNTER

It’s time to say goodbye to 2023 and welcome 2024. Whether your idea of ringing in the New Year involves a fun time with the kids or dancing away into the wee hours of the morning, here are a few suggestions for a New Year’s Eve that will include...


‘Unbelievable’ generosity shown in toy drive for Greenfield shelter families
12-22-2023 4:18 PM

By MARY BYRNE

GREENFIELD — One woman showed up at the Greenfield Health Department’s offices with nearly 50 handmade blankets to donate, recalled Public Health Nurse Meg Tudryn.Another woman, a Greenfield Community College nursing student, dropped off “bags and...


PHOTOS: Dazzling displays for the holidays
12-22-2023 1:37 PM


Sharing the giving spirit: Deerfield elementary students donate food, raise money for Amherst Survival Center 
12-22-2023 12:50 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

As the holiday season comes to a close in the next few weeks, students from Deerfield Elementary School’s Out-of-School-Time Program have gotten into the giving spirit themselves.Earlier this month, students put together small, handmade crafts each...


PHOTOS: Santa greets South County seniors
12-20-2023 11:57 AM

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