Hilltown Families

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY WEEKEND There are two types of folks that live in the Hilltowns, people that get little tiny red spots when bitten by a black fly, and folks that...

National Pet Week (May 6th – 12th) For over 25 year our family pets have been celebrated with a national week of observation, instituted with three goals in mind: Promote responsible...

Sassy Mamas & Papas Sing Out at HF Spring Social & House Concert Seeing Marla BB perform at the Iron Horse last year in Northampton was great. Having her perform in...

A Saturday Early Evening Blues & Jazz House Concert & Potluck Social for Hilltown Families & Friends Hilltown Families are invited to join Blues Singer, Marla BB & acoustic Jazz Bass...

Performance Review: Princess Katie & Racer Steve Princess Katie and Racer Steve performed this past Saturday (04/28/07) at Cup & Top in Florence, presented by Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child....

Listen to Podcast: Hilltown Family Variety Show WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM Northampton, MA April 10th, 2007 – 7pm New Podcasts ♦ Archived Podcasts ♦ Subscribe to Podcast Radio ♦ Facebook ♦ Twitter...

Snap-Shots & Juice On-The-Rocks @ Jalopy’s The Brooklyn Hootenanny was F-U-N! Bill & Audra did a swell job putting it together. My daughter & I are still tired! But it was...

Hilltown Family Variety Show PREMIERE!!! Hilltown Families is very excited to announce the Hilltown Family Variety Show (HFVS) Tuesday evenings at 7:00pm on WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM Valley Free Radio...

Mud & Bugs It’s mud season here in the hills and we have a little time before the torturous black-fly season, followed by the ever so itchy mosquito season – a...

The Power Nap by Sienna Wildfield The ride into town is a good 40 minutes long. It’s a time my 4yo daughter can get in a power nap, when she’s not...

Web Review: BrainPOP The awards list for BrainPOP is impressive. Just judging from their awards you could easily conclude that BrainPOP is considered by many to be a top educational website...

We’ve all met them, and, silently, some of us are them … modern day treasure hunters who find all sorts of unique loot at flea markets, transfer stations and curbside on...

As part of a fundraiser for the Williamsburg, MA, public elementary schools, Radio Free Earth performed a famly concert this past Friday at the Williamsburg Grange.

On Saturday morning Gustafer Yellowgold performed Gustafer Yellowgold Wild Wide World at Flywheel in Easthampton, MA, a family concert much supported and organized by Bill Childs of Spare the Rock, Spoil...

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...

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...

Elizabeth Street did a live family concert this Saturday morning in Florence, performing music from their debut album, Different. “Sometimes my initial response to new music is, “Wow, that’s really, um,...

Last night the place was hoppin’. Families were celebrating birthdays, dining with friends and bringing the little ones out for a delicious, healthy dinner. The menu selections will please almost all...

Hilltown families from Ashfield, Chesterfield, Cummington, Plainfield and Windsor dressed-up in costumes and got silly while gathering in West Chesterfield, MA, for a New Year’s Day Family Pancake Breakfast.

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...

Hilltown families feeling adventurous this weekend (Dec 2006) headed out to Williamstown, MA, home of the Clarke Museum. Images Cinema hosted a special movie screening of A Charlie Brown Christmas and Olive, the Other Reindeer. Following the...

On Saturday morning (2006) in Peru, MA, the ground was lightly covered with snow, promising that a New England holiday season might make an entrance soon. At the community center in...

The Springfield Museums’ Holiday Happenings this past Saturday was a great adventure. They had a list of activities to do with the kids in addition to visiting all four of their...