Hilltown Families

One my favorite movies to watch during the holidays is The Snowman by Raymond Briggs, a 23 minute pencil-drawn animation. It's the purity of The Snowman that I enjoy the most....

HILLTOWN FAMILY VARIETY SHOW Vintage Holiday Episode with Sienna & Persephone WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio Northampton, MA Tuesday evening @ 7pm 12/18/07 PLAYLIST subscribe to podcast...

HOSPITAL RESPONDS TO LOCAL COMMUNITY CONCERNS In response to questions from the community, Acting CEO Carol Smith says “fit with this community is essential!” Cooley Dickinson Hospital (Northampton, MA) has a...

IN GOOD COMPANY ON KIDS CRAFT WEEKLY Over at Kids Craft Weekly Hilltown Families (that’s us!) is featured in their Holiday Favourites Issue. Editor Amber Caravan has selected our DIY: Christmas...

OUTDOOR ADVENTURES THIS WINTER IN THE HILLTOWNS What a snow storm! Think about all the fun outdoor adventures your kids will have this weekend either skiing, sledding or snowshoeing. Which reminds...

Morgan Taylor of Gustafer Yellowgold join us on the Hilltown Family Variety Show, including songs by Harry Nilsson. This led me to discover a video from The Point with one of...

Gustafer Yellowgold comes to Florence ... each of their songs is a blend of moving illustrations set to minimally animated illustrations that are accompanied by catchy and original story-songs for a...

HILLTOWN FAMILY VARIETY SHOW Holiday Party Episode with Sienna & Persephone WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio Northampton, MA Tuesday evening @ 7pm 12/04/07 PLAYLIST subscribe to podcast...

HILLTOWN FAMILIES presents Outdoor Adventures for Kids in the Hilltowns A ten week Monday afternoon (4pm-5pm) adventure program for kids ages 5-7 at the TMO Base Camp in Chesterfield, MA, starting...

For both Rafael (age 13) of Northampton, MA, and Meghan (age 11) of Goshen, MA, this wasn't their first experience with a craft fair. Meghan expressed her excitement of being...

Growing up I had longed for a real Christmas tree... that smell of pine and fallen needles dusting the packages underneath. Between my childhood and my daughter's, I forewent putting up...

COBWEB CHRISTMAS By Sienna Wildfield For the Kids-Made Holiday Bazaar my 5yo daughter made holiday cards using the Christmas Spider as her motif. Why the Christmas Spider? Well, last year she...

HILLTOWN FAMILY VARIETY SHOW Fids & Kamily Awards Episode with Sienna WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio Northampton, MA Tuesday evening @ 7pm 11/27/07 PLAYLIST listen now |...

THE SHOPOCALYPSE IS UPON US … WHO WILL BE $AVED? There’s a new documentary film out that I’d like to catch, What Would Jesus Buy, produced by Morgan Spurlock (the same...

The other event we look forward to in November is the Hartsbrook Winter Fair at our local Waldorf school. They put on a sweet experience for the kids with a bonfire,...

HILLTOWN FAMILY VARIETY SHOW Water Cycle Episode WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio Northampton, MA Tuesday evening @ 7pm 11/20/07 Playlist listen now | subscribe to podcast |...

The event was not a contest, but rather a review. Not to say that there wasn’t a lot of “buzz” around a few designs. The kids (our “Official Reviewers”) were very...

KIDS-MADE HOLIDAY BAZAAR @ THE MOONLIGHT MAGIC CELEBRATION Hilltown Families (that’s us) and the Children’s Art Museum (CAM) will be hosting a Kids-Made Holiday Bazaar during the Moonlight Magic Celebration at...

SCHOOL BUS FANTASIES As I walked my daughter to her carpool stop this morning, tiny tiny snowflakes dotted her black jacket. The remnants of Hurricane Noel seemed to bring in a...

Persephone's been singing/playing this song/game ever since Saturday. She's grown especially fond of singing it when I'm cooking dinner, which eventually leads to food burning or something spilling over before I...

Hilltown Families Presents … This Saturday at 2pm in the village of Shelburne Falls, Los Angeles based kids music band, Gwendolyn and the Good Time Gang, will be performing at the...

HILLTOWN FAMILY VARIETY SHOW WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio Northampton, MA Tuesday evening @ 7pm Halloween Episode 10/30/07 Playlist request a song | subscribe to free podcast...

CLICK HERE FOR HALLOWEEN 2009 EVENTS IS WESTERN MASS HOME TO THE RAG SHAG PARADE? Here’s a challenge for our readers, what are the origins of the “rag shag parade?” I...

HILLTOWN FAMILY VARIETY SHOW WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio Northampton, MA Tuesday evening @ 7pm Dance and Jam Episode 10/16/07 Playlist listen now | subscribe to podcast...

A search for on-line and local sign language resources, and classes for my daughter to learn sign language have been pretty fruitless, but I did pick up a sign language book...

Monty Harper stopped by the studio with his lovely family after their stay in Albany, NY for the Children's Music Network national conference. He filled in as a guest DJ for...

What to do on Columbus Day Weekend in Western Mass? It’s Columbus Day weekend, which means my daughter has Monday AND TUESDAY off from school next week. While there’s plenty to...

This week Persephone's learning friendship skills in her kindergarten class. Important skills that will carry her through her life. Skills that teach communication, understanding and how to work through conflicts. (I...

The HFVS 1st Annual T-Shirt Review Mini-Fest & Ice Cream Social happened last weekend … and let me tell you, this event has a life of its own. What started out...

The front image has a singing ostrich sitting on top of an ice cream cone that announces the event. The back design is the punch-line, with a scoop of ice cream...