Hilltown Families

Memorial Day Weekend Memorial Day weekend is here. Growing up in the hills of East Texas, Memorial Day weekend marked the opening of our neighborhood swimming pool. With great hopes that...

Spring Festivals It’s that time of year for plant sales and spring festivals. There are a couple spring festivals happening this weekend. One in the Hilltowns and the other in the...

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...

May Flowers We are very excited to announce the launch of the Hilltown Family Variety Show podcast this week. There are four shows available for download, and well worth a listen....

Happy May Day! If you have a family friendly event or educational program you’d like to let us know about, or would like to submit your event to the Hilltown Families...

Happy Earth Day! The week in review … there were a lot of posts this week, announcing many fun events and celebrations in the days to come, and many interesting things...

Spring Break Suggested Events It’s Thursday (already!) and I’m home with my daughter. Her school was canceled today due to the fact that it’s SNOWING outside! That’s wacky. That’s New England...

“Wow! I am so excited to have discovered this beautiful website. What a great resource for our community. Thank you so much.” – Katryna Nields No matter how you celebrate the...

Brooklyn Hootenanny Pictured here is Bill Childs and Ella from Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child, a local children’s radio show aired every Saturday morning. This past weekend HF headed to...

Happy Vernal Equinox! There are plenty of community events this weekend on which to blow your New Year’s resolutions, including an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast in Ashfield, and a chili cook off...

Passion & Fire Last month Art Bridge in Shelburne, MA, held a Passion Party and invited people to come celebrate passion and creative community for Valentine’s Day. As part of their...

MAPLE & MUSIC The sap is flowing and the sugar shacks are all fired up. Get your maple experience while the sap lasts. There will be a Hilltown Families Social at...

Elmer’s Mardi Gras Party in Ashfield Photo Credit: Victoria Worth “I LOVE this site! I’m so glad I found it. Thank you for the links to Jesse James’s article and for...

After a week off from school I’m sure many parents children are itching to get back into their daily routine. This past week was a lot of fun for those little...

“What a great service provided for us here. I find myself checking back regularly to find out what is going on in this culturally rich community of ours. Isn’t it great?Don’t...

Never a shortage of activities for our hilltown families.  This week’s suggested events include dances, music, crafts, chocolate and more!  While a chock-full weekend of activities sure makes it hard to choose, the...

Happy February! Friday marks the halfway point between Winter & Spring. In the States we acknowledge this point with Groundhog Day. No matter if you see your shadow or not, we’re...

Families feeling adventurous to take a day trip up to North Adams can enjoy a free family day at MASS MoCA, or journey over to Amherst to the Eric Carle Museum...

“What a wonderful resource this website is for local families as well as for visitors like myself. This site expresses the warmth and sense of community that I had experienced while...

  Finally … it snowed! Not enough for all those fun outdoor sports, but just enough to give us hope for a possible New England winter performance. Speaking of performance, Elizabeth...

Another holiday season has passed and many of us can now take a breather from the hustle and bustle of all that merriment. Now that our New Year’s resolutions have been...

New Year’s Eve is Sunday night and Northampton will be having their 22nd annual First Night Celebration. The city will be filled with events and activities, with many events for families...

It’s official … the days are now getting longer! No real snow to speak of yet, but the light of the sun is slowly returning, and children are getting ready for...

Tis’ the season for multi-cultural celebrations. On Friday you can either head over to Pittsfield for a Christmas adventure, or stay here in the hills for a Hanukkah social. There are...

Lots of holiday happenings to choose from this weekend and over the next week. Choices range from performance arts in Pittsfield/Northampton, to community gatherings at various hilltown community centers, including Cummington/Peru/...

With the holiday season upon us, there are a lot of fun and educational weekend experiences just waiting for us to explore them in the Pioneer Valley and Hilltowns. Friday looks...

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