Hilltown Families

QUESTION AND ANSWERS Where’s a good place to pick pumpkins with the kids in Western MA? Patricia McCarthy Krutiak recommends, “Whitney’s Farm Stand. Route 8. Cheshire, MA.” (Berkshire Co.) Heather Dunham...

This summer, libraries across the state are offering an innovative summer reading program to young readers. Titled "Fizz, Boom, Read!," the program supports the development of reading and literacy skills, while...

Just Look for the Seal of Commonwealth Quality   On September 28th, the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (DAR) along with farm, fishery and forestry leaders announced “Commonwealth Quality,” a joint...

Daniel Finn of Pioneer Valley Local First in Hatfield, MA writes: Our support of local businesses is not about protectionism; we can -and should- help take care of the rest of...

“Buy Local Week” Is December 1st-7th, 2008 The idea of this Buy Local Week is to encourage you to shop with the many great local, independent businesses here in the Pioneer...

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...

Notes from Nan: Big Doings This Weekend BY HF Contributing Writer, Nan Parati Fanfare: Brp Br dr Brp Brp Baaaaaaah!: CRAFTED IN THE VILLAGE HAPPENS THIS WEEKEND! So, here at the...

4th Annual Think Local First Contest The Pioneer Valley Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (PV BALLE) 4TH Annual Think Local First contest will be running through the end of this...

Notes from Nan: Crafted in the Village BY HF Contributing Writer, Nan Parati Enjoy an old-fashioned kind of Christmas this weekend in Ashfield with Crafted in the Village A Weekend-Long Celebration...