Show Your Support for Hilltown Families: Vote for Us!

Hilltown Families: Best Local Blog
Vote for Us by Feb. 9th!

Advocate for Hilltown Families! Invite your family, friends and neighbors to Vote for Us: Best Local Blog! - Deadline: Feb. 9th by 12Noon.

As Hilltown Families enters its sixth year, celebrate the past 5 by voting for Hilltown Families as best local blog in the Valley Advocate’s Best of the Valley Readers’ Poll for 2011! Best Local Blog is listed under the “Media Mavens” category. Deadline to vote is Noon, Feb 9th. Participants must vote for a total of 10 local favorites… how about some of our sponsors (see below)? Spread the word!

Click here to cast your votes:


The Hiltown Families blog is part of a online grassroots communication network for local families.  Founded in late 2005 by long time activist and Hilltown mother, Sienna Wildfield, Hilltown Families serves thousands of families in western Massachusetts, including the Hilltowns, Pioneer Valley and parts of the Berkshires.

Through a dynamic web site/blog, social networking, listserv, podcast, online bulletin boards, and collaborations with civic and nonprofit groups, Hilltown Families connects people and organizations in the widespread communities of the Highlands region by helping area residents share ideas, organize activities, support their children’s education and increase participation in community life.

Dean J. Fusto, Head of Upper School and Assistant Head of The Bement School, Deerfield writes,“Sienna is an extraordinarily talented individual. The genesis of the Hilltown Families concept and website grew directly out of her vision. She has overseen its evolution from its modest infancy to a web presence of major scope. Hilltown Families is an internet destination for so many families living in the Pioneer Valley region and beyond. In addition, vis-a-vis RSS feeds, a Facebook presence, and so many other features … it is by far one of my top destinations to visit as a parent and aficionado of Hilltown culture and life.”

Hilltown Families aim is to reflect the positive work and educational efforts activists, families, teachers, artists and civic leaders work towards and accomplish in our region, and how that affects, supports and empowers our families/community.  Voices of parent’s surviving the struggles and challenges of parenthood and explorations of the region are shared too, along with photography of life and landscapes in western Massachusetts.

Seth Isman, Economic Developer, Hilltown CDC writes, “Hilltown Families is a model resource for the community. When we want to know what’s happening in the hilltowns, we turn to Hilltown Families first.”

Hilltown Families list of Weekly Suggested Events in one of the of the blogs anchor posts.  This weekly post helps to build and strengthen our local community by sharing family-friendly events throughout the area.

Jacqueline Jones of Holyoke writes, “Not only are the events kid/family friendly, they are unique and genuine. A great resource no matter where you are in the Pioneer Valley. Thanks for all you do!”


To take part in the Valley Advocate’s Best of the Valley Readers’ Poll for 2011, you must vote in 10 or more categories.  Over the years Hilltown Families has had many wonderful sponsors.  Consider voting for one of these local businesses, showing your appreciated of their support of Hilltown Families:

ArtStar Lounge in Williamsburg, MA Birdie Bunny Photography Blazing Star Herbal School in Ashfield, MA Bread Euphoria Cafe & Bakery in Haydenville, MA Cup & Top in Florence, MA Earthwork Programs in Ashfield, MA Greenfield Center School in Greenfield, MA Hilltown Charter Cooperative Public School in Haydenville, MA Hilltown Wilderness Adventures, Western Massachusetts MotherWoman in Amherst, MA Paintbox Theater Red Gate Farm in Buckland, MA Sangha Farm in Ashfield, MA Show Circus Studio in Easthampton, MA Spirit of the Heart in Martial Arts Center in Northampton, MA Tekoa Mountain Outdoors in Chesterfield, MA Hilltown Tree and Garden in Haydenville, MA


Interested in joining our bank of local sponsors? Email for more information. — Help us help you!

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