Hilltown Families

Notes from Nan: Ashfield FilmFest 2009 By Nan Parati, HF Contributing Writer What a great time was had by over 400 people last Saturday night at the Third Annual Ashfield FilmFest...

Notes from Nan: What I Learned on my Vacation by Nan Parati: BY HF Contributing Writer, Nan Parati Dang it, I know I was supposed to have this finished and sent...

Notes from Nan: Attention Three-Year Olds: BY HF Contributing Writer, Nan Parati Attention three-year olds:  I’m sorry to have to bring this to your attention, as I know that you are...

Notes from Nan: Let the Sun Shine In! BY HF Contributing Writer, Nan Parati When I was fifteen my parents took me to see the Broadway touring company production of “Hair.”...

Notes from Nan: And to think it happened at Elmer’s! BY HF Contributing Writer, Nan Parati Man! You just never know who you’re gonna see at Elmer’s. Last week at this...

Notes from Nan: Everything’s Coming up Rosemary . . . for me and for yoouuu! BY HF Contributing Writer, Nan Parati Congratulations to Del Haskins for being sworn in as our...

Notes from Nan: Recycling your old stuff with us, who need it! BY HF Contributing Writer, Nan Parati I have spent the ENTIRE day planning to work on my taxes—I’m just...

Notes from Nan: Roosters and Cowboys BY HF Contributing Writer, Nan Parati The only good thing is that I figured out the purpose of winter:  That’s when you close your window...

Notes from Nan: Thank you Marian Gray, for making us famous! By Nan Parati, HF Contributing Writer I forgot to tell you guys who don’t read Yankee Magazine that their editors...

Notes from Nan: Back from Summer into Spring Again! BY HF Contributing Writer, Nan Parati I am back in Ashfield! And you know, as I was driving back I decided to...

Notes from Nan: Singing the Blues in Mississippi BY HF Contributing Writer, Nan Parati I’m sitting in a big old house in Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi listening to my long-time friend...

Notes from Nan: Princess for a Day BY HF Contributing Writer, Nan Parati Oh LORD am I tired! Or, tard, as they say in the deep south. I am in New...

Notes from Nan: More Mayhem and now a Caravan Swings … BY HF Contributing Writer, Nan Parati Thanks for all the Pen-love! We got all kinds of pens, even from people...

Notes from Nan: Help Support the Elmer’s Ball Point Pen Drive! BY HF Contributing Writer, Nan Parati Every morning we start out with a stack of ballpoint pens for the waitresses...

Notes from Nan: And the Music Continues BY HF Contributing Writer, Nan Parati To those of you who found yourselves at the wrong end of grouchiness at Elmer’s on Sunday or...

Notes from Nan BY HF Contributing Writer, Nan Parati When the Moon is in the seventh House and Jupiter aligns with Mars, then love will rule the planets and peace will...

Notes from Nan: Power to the People! BY HF Contributing Writer, Nan Parati To our long-lost brethren who are still without power (and feeling powerless) Free coffee and a hot shower...

Notes from Nan: Greetings from Ohio! BY HF Contributing Writer, Nan Parati Good gracious, y’all—gas in Ohio is $1.79 a gallon! I am actually in Ohio, which is how I know...

Notes from Nan: Ice Cream and Movies! BY HF Contributing Writer, Nan Parati This is big news: BIGGER than the presidential election outcome! Ready?  Winton the Hilltown Ice Cream Man decided...

Notes from Nan: Good Fest!  Good Fest! BY HF Contributing Writer, Nan Parati I do not know how one little festival about four blocks long can stomp my butt so soundly,...

Notes from Nan: Fall Festival and a Black Gospel Choir, All in Ashfield on the very same weekend ! BY HF Contributing Writer, Nan Parati Okay— First off, you know that...

Notes from Nan: Damn Plates Keep Falling Off BY HF Contributing Writer, Nan Parat Remember on Ed Sullivan the guy with the plates? He maneuvered tall poles with plates spinning wildly...

Notes from Nan BY HF Contributing Writer, Nan Parat First of all, I want to wonder aloud about the phenomenon of people in such a tiny and remote section of the...

Notes from Nan BY HF Contributing Writer, Nan Parat The other day I was traipsing home from Elmer’s through the Town Common when I happ’d upon a flurry of yellow flowers...

Notes from Nan BY HF Contributing Writer, Nan Parat On Saturday I went to the Heath Fair and the girl with all the hoola hoops was there. I had seen her...

Notes from Nan: Good Advise is Good to Get! BY HF Contributing Writer, Nan Parati Pecan Pies! Pecan Pies for sale! In New Orleans there used to be a man named...

Notes from Nan: Whew! BY HF Contributing Writer, Nan Parati Oh did we have fun! At noon, Karen and Sturgis from Klondike Sound arrived to set up their gear for the...

Speculators suspect that Parati is jealous of Taft’s meteoric rise in readership and speculate some more that she did it on purpose just so no one would read his column. Parati...

Notes from Nan: A Real Blues Festival! Really and Truly! BY HF Contributing Writer, Nan Parati Blues Festival Okay! I finally know all the details! And here they are presented in...

Notes from Nan: Look What We Got! BY HF Contributing Writer, Nan Parati You probably wonder what I’ve been doing all week since we didn’t have dinner last Friday night. Well,...