Montague Center now has a new farmer's market on the common Mondays from 3-7pm. Fresh free range eggs from Firefly Farm, locally produced wool, vegetable plants and fresh greens from Brooks Bend Farm, strawberries coming Monday 6/7! New things every week. Vendors are welcome, no set up fees. Go to the library and get dinner all at the same time!
FMI, call Pinnie at 367-9746
May Day! The Montague Reporter will have a table at Food City on Saturday, May 1, 10-3. We'll be selling baked goods, t-shirts, and subscriptions. Stop by to say hello and/or make a donation. If you'd like to contribute treats for us to sell, that's cool, too!
As you may be aware, the Montague Reporter currently has an effort to gain 100 new subscribers for the by the end of winter - March 19th - and to bring in needed funds for the homelessness prevention program and new warming shelter of the Interfaith Council of Franklin County at the same time.
Certainly a worthy cause.
Many people have helped in various ways, by reaching out to their circles and inviting friends to subscribe to the paper. Most notably, Patrick Pezzati has generously offered to match dollar for dollar all funds they raise during this drive for the Interfaith Council's homelessness prevention programs from Turn It Up! CDs and Movies at the Montague Book Mill.
Also of note is Jonathan Ransom, a founding member of the Montague Reporter's board of directors, who went above and beyond by suggesting to 50 of his friends try to find two new community members to subscribe during the Warm Up Franklin County sub drive. He found three! (effectively increasing the subscription list in his home town of Wendell by 5% in the process).
It is very hard for a small paper like the Montague Reporter to weather the recession in our part of Western Massachusetts, particularly in the dreary end of winter, especially when advertising dollars are few and far between. The influx of new subscribers you can help them drum up will not only provide them with a much needed boost in revenue in March, but will stand them in very good stead as they approach new advertisers (with an expanded subscriber list) in April.
So, thanks for helping out how you can, in whatever way you can, to make their subscription drive a success!
We are so lucky to have a local paper like this in town. Let's support them however we can.
Help warm Franklin County and support local news coverage.
Subscribe to the Montague Reporter before the end of winter, March 19th, and 25% of the subscription price will be donated to The Interfaith Council of Franklin County's homelessness prevention program which includes supporting the Warming Center in Greenfield and the existing shelter in Montague City.
All you have to do is contact the Montague Reporter at 58 Fourth Street. Turners Falls. Ma or call 413-863-8666 and of course you can contact us right here through MontagueMA.net
Local Subscriptions are $20.00 and out of area are $25.00.
Do you have a working, internet-ready laptop computer that you aren't planning to use this winter? Would you be willing to give, loan, or sell it to Montague's non-profit community newspaper for a very modest price? We'd be ever so grateful. Here's the backstory:
With the help of many of you, at our November fundraiser the Montague Reporter raised enough money to replace its most egregiously overtaxed office computer, to install new memory in several others, and to make several other small but important technology upgrades. Thank you, and special thanks to Mik Muller and Veronica Phaneuf, who are contributing a great deal of time and expertise to this project.
However, with winter coming on now, we've realized that if we also had a very basic laptop, we could set the editor up to work in his living room and keep the heat turned down in the office several days a week. We think we could save hundreds of dollars this way! Can you help? Let me know through this site, by clicking the "Contact Montague Reporter" link in the Reporter area on www.montaguema.net, or by calling the Reporter office at 863-8666.