Hilltown Families

Berkshire Museum to Present Public Programs at Lichtenstein Center, the YMCA, and the Berkshire Community College While Closed for Renovations in January & February The Berkshire Museum will be closed for...

Eco-Friendly Kwanzaa Craft ideas for making your own Kwanzaa celebration supplies. Includes instructions for making a Kwanzaa candle holder and mat. Also describes how to create other Kwanzaa symbols. From Care2,...

Being a grocer is hard. You have to anticipate and plan and order things weeks in advance. You have to see into the future. You have to know that if there...

LUGHNASADH Lughnasadh was one of the four main festivals of the medieval Irish calendar: Imbolc at the beginning of February, Beltane on the first of May, Lughnasadh in August and Samhain...

Chesterfield 4th of July Parade This year will mark the 60th annual 4th of July Parade in Chesterfield, MA! To recognize this milestone, this year’s parade will reflect the theme of...

SISTER VILLAGE IN CHINA Join the residents of Buckland and Shelburne Falls, MA, on June 4th – 6th, 2007, in a ceremony with a Chinese Delegation to formally establish the Sister...

Ba Ba Black Sheep… This past weekend saw the 33rd Annual Massachusetts Sheep & Woolcraft Fair. There were lots of animals, woolcrafts and workshops at the fair. [rockyou id=70920227] Several children’s...

Click here to discover the 2008 schedule, etc. 2007 Old Fashioned 4th of July Parade in Chesterfield with Quilts, Antique Cars & Horse Drawn Buggies This year will mark the 60th...

RiverFest 2007 Celebrating Energy That’s Clean & Green As spring turns to summer, the village of Shelburne Falls is once again preparing for its annual educational celebration of the Deerfield River...

Look for Flying Carp on Boy’s Day Introduction to this Japanese holiday celebrated on May 5, known as Kodomo no Hi (Children’s Day). “To call it ‘Children’s Day’ is a modern...

Cinco de Mayo Resources for party and activity ideas for celebrating Cinco de Mayo. Includes crafts (maracas and Mexican flag), recipes (guacamole and tortilla soup), and activity pages. Also includes quick...

Wesak (Buddha Day) – First Full Moon in May “Wesak or Vesak, also known as Buddha Day, celebrates the Buddha’s birthday, enlightenment and death. It is the most important day in...

Art-ful Eggs: Batiked, Wooden & Collage By Victoria Worth, for Hilltown Families This past Saturday morning at The Children’s Art Museum (CAM) in Shelburne Falls, my family joined several hilltown families...

Cinderella Ballet The Pioneer Valley Ballet performed Cinderella at the Academy of Music in Northampton, MA, this past weekend. Families attended with young girls dressed in fancy gowns, tiaras and ribbon...

Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival March 10th – March 31st, 2007 Through collaborative community effort, the Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival will be offering a spectacular array of award-winning, entertaining films...

It’s Jewish Book Week, and in London a literary festival is held to promote Jewish books and writing. The festival might be in the UK, but we here in Western Mass...

Celebrating the Year of the Red Fire Pig By Sienna Wildfield February 18, 2007 is the first day of the Lunar and Chinese New Year, the year of the Red Fire...

A Heart-felt Dance Party by Victoria Worth for Hilltown Families The songs are still humming in my head, and when I look down, my feet are still moving to a recent...

Yesterday would have been Bob Marley’s 62nd birthday. Many of Marley’s songs have a very positive message that young and old enjoy, including songs like “One Love/People Get Ready,” and “Get Up, Stand...

VALENTINE’S DAY 2007 Happenings in the hilltowns and beyond for Valentine’s Day. Discover upcoming events and links for your family that are Valentine-ish, including dances, crafts, chocolate and more…

Greenfield Center School Family Contra Dance 2007 On Sunday afternoon, Wild Asparagus whooped it up at the Guiding Star Grange in Greenfield, MA. The Greenfield Center School held their annual Family...

Discovering Colonial America in Deerfield On Saturday, Historic Deerfield in Deerfield, MA, hosted A Cozy Winter Day at their Hall Tavern. Many Hilltown families gathered together to experience some of the...

Hilltown families enjoyed African-American soul food during the “I Have a Dream” community celebration at the Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, MA, on Monday, January 16th, honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. The...

    Several hilltown families have begun to gather for an informal French language learning group with their children. Families from Ashfield, Chesterfield, Cummington and Shelburne Falls participated in the first...

With clear winter skies and no snow in sight, you couldn’t have asked for a better day to explore all the family activities happening on Sunday afternoon for Northampton (Noho) First...

The Springfield Museum is hosting a Medieval Faire during the winter school break. On Tuesday, Rosalita’s Puppets performed a marionette puppet show. Keeping in theme with the Medieval Faire, the performance...

Winter Solstice Tradition Begins, 2006 By Sienna Wildfield ASHFIELD, MA (Dec 23, 2006) – Ancient and modern Winter Solstice traditions were celebrated on the town green in Ashfield, MA this past...

Ellen Jackson’s book, The Winter Solstice, (published by Millbrook Press) takes a look at the many different cultures throughout history who have celebrated the Winter Solstice and developed cutoms for this...

Sushi Social in West Chesterfield Hilltown mom’s gathered in West Chesterfield, MA, for a sushi social and Yankee Swap. Women came from miles to celebrate the season, including from Ashfield, Dalton,...

Hanukkah in the Hills Hanukkah (also spelled Chanukah, Chanukah, Hanukah, Hannukah and Channukahis) is the Jewish Holiday known as the Festival of Lights. For eight days Jewish families kindle the light...