Hilltown Families

Be a Local Hero The 3rd Annual Free Harvest Supper of Local Food will be happening on the Greenfield Town Common/Court Square on Sunday, August 19th from 5-7pm. This open community...

Got (breast) Milk? In 1911 the very first milk bank in the country was established in Boston. Many more were established from then, later to be closed in the 80’s due...

Public input sought for new student dental service Many children in our community suffer from dental disease—the most common chronic childhood disease—five times more common than asthma. When a child suffers...

COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARDS This flyer was posted on the activist bulletin board in the back of Cup & Top in Florence, MA. It reads:   Food Not Bombs Northampton Needs Volunteers...

Northampton Survival Center 3rd Annual Open House and Fundraiser Free Food Face Painting Magic Show &Balloons Games & Costumes Storytelling Live Music Rain or Shine On Sunday, June 10th from 1...

Shoo Fly, Don’t Bother Me! It is easy to make your own non-toxic bug spray by using store bought essential oils. Essential oils are steam-distilled pure concentrates of the natural oils...

05/18/07 UPDATE – CLICK HERE April 5th, 2007 Dear Parent Support Community, I am writing to you on behalf of the Childbirth Center at Cooley Dickinson Hospital to inform you of...

Self-Defense & Martial Arts for Hilltown Girls A free self-defense & martial arts class for girls ages 5-12 is being offered by Sisters Ink and the Worthington Health Center. This free...

More reasons to eat green “Tween and teen girls are the most likely group to become vegetarians, and a recent study linking early consumption of red meat and breast cancer may...

World Health Day: 7 April Collection of links to sites related to World Health Day. “On this day around the globe, thousands of events mark the importance of health for productive...

Health Rules Delayed [Boston (AP)] – That’s what the headline on the front page of the Daily Hampshire Gazette reads today. According to the Gazette, “Requirements won’t kick in until early...

Marketing the Sexualization of Young Girls One of the most recent calls for action by the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood has encouraged concerned parents to tell Scholastic to stop distributing...

WHAT’S A GIRL (AND PARENTS) TO DO? Our young girls (and our larger population) are bombarded with media images of sexualized feminine esthetics. You see it everywhere: in line at the...

Kids Will Gobble Up These Books! THE MAIN COURSE The The Healthy Body Cookbook: Over 50 Fun Activities and Delicious Recipes for Kids provides more than 50 fun activities and delicious...

Massachusetts health care plan moving forward BOSTON (AP) — The average uninsured Massachusetts resident could obtain health care coverage for as little as $175 a month under the state’s insurance law,...

MotherWoman, Inc. is a local non-profit organization based out of Amhert, MA, that provides psycho-educational support programs that create communities where mothers develop the confidence, self-esteem, knowledge, and practical skills they...

Dental Outreach Taskforce Launched     Did you know that approximately 400 children in the Hilltown Community Health Centers’ service area have never received any dental services?  Additionally, about 40% of area residents...

This year’s slogan for the National Girls and Women in Sports Day (NGWSD) is “Throw like a girl – Lead like a champion!” NGWSD is a day that acknowledges the positive...

Hilltown parents, learn how and why we crave sweets, how to reduce these cravings without feeling deprived and much more. The more we know about nutrition and wellness, the better we...

When my daughter first saw this photo she said, “Oooohhhh mommy … I like that one.” What’s not to like? The bright red is eye catching. It makes a vibrant photo,...