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MikeNaughton - Sun, Oct 27, 2019, 9:58 P
Halloween Fun Millers Falls
Come join us at the Millers Falls Library on Tuesday, Oct. 29, from 3:30 to 6:30 pm.

Decorate a pumpkin, make beaded Halloween spiders, or paint a mask
Materials will be provided

Refreshments

For more information, call 413-863-3214

Sponsored by the Millers Falls Community Improvement Association
and the Montague Public Libraries
 
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MikeNaughton - Thu, Oct 24, 2019, 7:19 P
Montaguema.net Anniversary
" I, for one, will be happy that this won't be Facebook."

Mik - have you considered trying to issue your own currency? :-)
 
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JTHK - Tue, Oct 22, 2019, 3:36 P
Montaguema.net Anniversary
Thanks Mik! I, for one, will be happy that this won't be Facebook.
 
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mik - Tue, Oct 22, 2019, 2:50 P
Montaguema.net Anniversary
Ok! Starting in the next couple of weeks we'll be making minor design changes to the site. In February, when a couple big projects are completed, we'll spend a week or two upgrading the corkboard software, making it much easier to use and more mobile friendly. It'll never be Facebook, but it'll work, and be a local social media resource. We'll upgrade all the other sites, too, including Greenfield, Shutesbury, Leverett, etc.
 
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Clark - Mon, Oct 21, 2019, 10:50 A
Montaguema.net Anniversary
Go for it ! I can't believe twenty years has passed !!! t seems like "years" are only 182 and 1/2 days long now !!!!!!! Smile !!
 
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MikeNaughton - Sun, Oct 20, 2019, 10:03 P
Montaguema.net Anniversary
Happy Anniversary! Has it really been 20 years?

As for revamping the website layout and upgrading the software, I say go for it. Is there a reason not to?
 
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abtface - Sun, Oct 20, 2019, 3:33 P
Montaguema.net Anniversary
Do it! It's a great resource and much appreciated!
 
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JTHK - Sun, Oct 20, 2019, 2:42 P
Montaguema.net Anniversary
Congrats! Try it!
 
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mik - Sat, Oct 19, 2019, 2:19 P
Montaguema.net Anniversary
Happy anniversary to MontagueMA.net

I bought the domain name TWENTY YEARS AGO, today!

Been thinking of revamping the website layout and upgrading the software.

What do you all think?
 
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fronckus - Thu, Aug 1, 2019, 7:04 A
Trees
I have willow tree wood to anyone wants it from the latest storm any help with clean up is welcome please call 4133257541 thanks!
 
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stash - Sun, Feb 17, 2019, 10:51 P
Affinity Group Forming Defend The Trees Wendell State Forest
Where was everyone when they clear cut OUR plains??????????????????
 
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daviddetmold - Sun, Feb 17, 2019, 10:14 P
Affinity Group Forming Defend The Trees Wendell State Forest
Dear Friends in Montague,
If anyone would like to be part of forming a new affinity group to receive non-violence training and prepare for a possible civil disobedience action defending trees from cutting on public lands in the Wendell State Forest, a stone's throw from the Montague border, just east of the Ranger Station off Montague Road, please come to an initial meeting at 6:30 p.m., this Wednesday, February 20th, at 60 4th Street in Great Falls, MA 01376,
For more information, read this:
Call for Action at Wendell State Forest

To all who are concerned about DCR logging our state forests:
As some of you may already know, The Wendell State Forest Alliance has been organizing since December to develop a course of actions ready to stop DCR from logging 80 acres of older oaks in
Wendell State Forest that concurrently share land with indigenous sacred stone.
In Massachusetts, all of our state forests belong to its citizens. We, the people, are sovereign and are responsible to take part in the protections and benefits of the forest. The Department of Conservation (DCR) works for the citizens of the state. We need to take action to stop DCR’s practice of cutting healthy trees down in our state lands, so we may avert the worst consequences of climate change and ecological devastation. We must also preserve the sacred spiritual spaces of the Native Nations of the region we now share. These spaces should be preserved and revered.
Carbon sequestration has been determined to be a priceless resource for stopping climate change. The age of a tree is directly related to the amount of sequestration that occurs. Older trees, both dead and alive are necessary for the integrity of a forest and have been found to nurture and promote protection and nutrition of soil, plants and younger trees to allow for an intact diverse healthy ecosystem. Natural ecological processes are essential for the web of life. In fact, DCR has targeted cutting an area on Montague Road in Wendell which is the most active amphibian crossing in the area and is state-certified habitat of the rare Jefferson Salamander.
More than half of the state of Massachusetts is covered by forest. While privately owned forests are owned and controlled by private citizens and groups, it is the responsibility of the citizens of our state to protect the forests on our shared state lands.
We welcome you to contact Priscilla at priscillalynch377@gmail.com or Miriam at mimbck@yahoo.com if you would like to receive any information that is shared by the Wendell State Forest Alliance. You may also contact Erik by phone at 413-262-1587. We also have developed a code of conduct that we need everyone to follow at the planned actions. Please contact either of the above email addresses to obtain the code of conduct. Thank you.
- The Wendell Forest Alliance
 
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PLipke - Sat, Dec 22, 2018, 4:19 P
South St. Bridge Blocked After Latest Downpours
The South St. bridge is now completely blocked with Jersey barriers, since yesterday's downpours. Anyone know if there's actual damage to the structure, and/or if/when it might be reopened? Obviously I can call DPW on Monday...

Thank you, in any case.
 
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artspromo - Wed, Aug 15, 2018, 2:03 P
Five College Early Music Program Painless Auditions
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/
or e-mail reisenst@mtholyoke.edu
 
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mik - Mon, Aug 6, 2018, 5:33 P
Roberts Family Barn Benefit Pig Roast
Saturday, August 11, 2018, 4:30 pm until 7:30 pm

248 Greenfield Rd, Colrain, MA 01340

Recently the Roberts Family's nearly-completed pig barn was reduced to rubble in a massive wind storm. Let's take an evening as a community to come together and help a great family rebuild!!

Pine Hill Orchards and Scranton's Pig Roasts are joining up to host this benefit event where ALL proceeds will go directly to the Roberts family to help with the financial burden of this rebuild!

Enjoy a full Pig Roast with all the fixings! Also, 50/50 raffle, Chinese raffle, Wagon rides, yard games, S'mores and more!

Tickets are $25 per person and will be available for sale at Pine Hill Orchards, Catamount Country Store and Happy Trails. You may also call Pine Hill Orchards at (413) 624-3325 to reserve tickets.

248 Greenfield Rd, Colrain, Massachusetts 01340

https://dar-ridgefar...rn-Benefit-Pig-Roast
 
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stash - Tue, Mar 27, 2018, 10:34 A
Fire
Any one know where Turners Fire went to earlier today. Stash P.S. Happy Easter all.
 
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THEGMEF - Mon, Jan 22, 2018, 4:08 P
2018 Annual Gala
“A Tribute to the Music of John Denver” featuring Jim Curry & his band

On Saturday, April 28, 2018 @ 7:00pm tribute artist Jim Curry, whose voice was heard in the CBS-TV movie Take Me Home: The John Denver Story, will make a rare New England appearance at the Gill-Montague Education Fund Annual Gala.

For more information about our Annual Gala, Tickets, and Student Enrichment Grants go to our website - www.thegmef.org
 
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David_Kaynor - Wed, Nov 15, 2017, 9:43 A
Great Danish Musicians Concert
Hello Everyone,

Something to consider for a cold, gray November Sunday afternoon:

The award-winning musical duo Gangspil (Kristian Bugge playing fiddle; Sonnich Lydom playing accordion and harmonica) are presenting an intimate house concert in Montague Center. The afternoon will be full of exquisitely-played Danish folk music and great stories.

Like most Danish people, Sonnich is comfortable in English, whereas Kristian is downright glib and really knows how to turn a phrase. They're great fun, and their playing is downright virtuosic; spirited, beautiful, and sometimes downright uplifting.

Date and Time: Sunday 11/26/2017 a1:00 PM.

General admission: $20. If you'd like to work off some of it, I'd welcome help with some specific things.

Location: Montague Center. I'll provide specific location details provided to reserved attendees.

For reservations and location details, contact me at dancefiddler@icloud.com or (413) 768-9650. The space isn't huge and the reserved list is already growing, so let me know soon! Having some Montague folks with us would be really special.

For more information about Gangspil:

http://www.facebok.com/traddk
www.trad.dk

David Kaynor
 
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newbie - Thu, Nov 9, 2017, 11:02 A
Recorder Front Page
Wow. She is upset because she violated her lease. You don't need to smoke dope to have it work for illness. I am always amazed by some folks thinking that they are above the law. Just like the illegals. What does illegal mean? Smoking is smoking, butts or weed. ED
 
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SallyPrasch - Sun, Oct 29, 2017, 1:41 P
Leverett Crafts Arts
Leverett Craft & Arts Exhibit - Barns Gallery, 13 Montague Road, Leverett, MA 01054 - November series - "Oh beautiful Glass" an eclectic and exciting group show. Opening reception Saturday, November 4th, 4-6pm Gallery Hours Saturdays & Sundays 1-6pm for all of November. Glass artists include - Sally Prasch, Wayne Strattman, Collen Grebus, Louise Erskine, Lori Engle, Dominique Caissi, Annukka Ritalahi, Wesley Flrming, Martha Giberson, Eric Goldschmidt, Beth Hylen, Jeremy Sinkus, Ed Branson, Ann Conlin, Josh & Marta Bernbaum, Pat Bennett, Paula Williams Kochanck and many more. Please come and see the beauty of glass.
 
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Sumac - Mon, Aug 14, 2017, 11:33 A
Lost Dog (corrected Link)
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Sumac - Mon, Aug 14, 2017, 10:25 A
Lost Dog
Lost Dog
Dark, Curly Hair, 50 Lbs

LOST DOG
Dark, curly hair, red collar, 50 lbs

Last spotted Sunday 8/13/17 at 5:30 pm on N. Leverett Road near Chestnut Hill Road.

Please share widely especially to contacts in Leverett, Shutesbury, Sunderland, Montague and please keep a look out on all roads including Rte. 63.

Facebook link below:

https://www.facebook...ts/10210924415878977

Please do not approach, call to, or chase, this may cause him to run into danger.

Please report sightings to:

Cell (try first) :978-382-0466 or 978-888-5904
Land: 978-544-8270
 
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mik - Sat, Jun 10, 2017, 8:56 A
Picture 1912 Red Sox Pitcher Here
Richard Widmer, I nominate Deborah Savage!

http://deborahsavage.net

Very cool project..

http://greenfieldrec...hp?shareid=2c76dc3e7

Picture 1912 Red Sox pitcher here

By MIRANDA DAVIS

Recorder Staff

MILLERS FALLS — This summer, a bridge in Montague will be getting some new art with a historical emphasis.

The Millers Falls Art Bridge, an organization that connects local artists and community, hasplanned the mural which will be on the footing of the Central Railroad bridge. The footing was sanded and primed in summer of 2016 and the project will be completed this summer, once the Arts Bridge contacts an artist for the work.

Richard Widmer, the director of the Arts Bridge and the force behind the project, said the project will be completed by a professional artist who will work with local teens and kids.

The mural will be of Douglass Smith, a Boston Red Sox pitcher from 1912 who was originally from Millers Falls.

“He’s this awesome son of Millers,” Widmer said.

Widmer said Smith pitched in one game for the Sox but was then dismissed because it was reported he was biracial, something that was taboo at the time.

Widmer said the mural serves as both a way to revitalize the village through art while also making a statement about racial issues.

“It’s a story about a local hero, but it’s also a story about the racial divide in this country,” He said. “Something I think it just as relevant today. ” Widmer said he is holdingcommunity meetings to gather more input on future projects in Millers Falls. He said there’s a good energy in the community right now, with a lot of redevelopment and community members interested in change and growth.

He said that Millers Falls has a combination of history and natural beauty and that he sees the area as a blank canvas right now.

The Arts Bridge was started two years ago as a way to connect Millers Falls to a global art community.

The mural cost $1,500 and is financed by the Montague Public Works Department.

The footing of the Central Railroad bridge in Millers Falls, which will be painted with a mural this summer.

RECORDER STAFF/MIRANDA DAVIS
 
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jackenstein - Thu, May 25, 2017, 9:40 A
Saturday: Local, Friendly, Casual, Co-ed Soccer Game
Come join us this Saturday! It's going to be beautiful out. Everyone welcome.

Local, friendly, casual, co-ed soccer game on Saturday mornings starting about 10:30 am at Highland Park in Millers Falls (on Lyman St).
 
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maria - Mon, May 22, 2017, 2:29 P
Wendell Unprom Prom Dance
UNProm-Prom Dance Party
~With DJ Just Joan~
(spinning music we know and love, from the 60's onward )
Friday June 16th
7:30-10:30PM
Wendell's Old Town Hall

Dress Up as Your Alter Ego..., or Don't (your choice)
Parading on the red carpet (optional) from the Town Hall @ 7:00PM
Create & Bring Your Own Art to Decorate the Hall
(clothes line & pins available for hanging art)
Snacks & Non-Alcoholic Beverages For Purchase

Tickets $10-20 ~ Suggested
Everyone Welcome

Because …..................…........................................................
Dancing Is GOOD For You!!!!!

~A Portion of the Proceeds Go to Support The Wendell Firefighters Association~
 
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BSB Rehearsal (private)
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MC Library Book Club
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Wed, August 31
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Library @ Farmers Market
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BSB Rehearsal (private)
Wed, August 31
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Playgroup, Plus!
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Wed, September 7
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Thu, September 8
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Children’s Author Visit
Sat, September 10
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Story Time
Wed, September 14
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Playgroup, Plus!
Thu, September 15
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Barks & Brews
Sun, September 18
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Local Entertainment
Paws to Read
Mon, September 19
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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Story Time
Wed, September 21
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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Playgroup, Plus!
Thu, September 22
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Paws to Read
Thu, September 22
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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Basket Weaving Workshop
Sat, September 24
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Montague Common Hall
Basket Weaving Workshop
Sun, September 25
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Story Time
Wed, September 28
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Playgroup, Plus!
Thu, September 29
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Sawmill Run
Sat, October 8
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