Hilltown Families


Instead of buying presents for the holidays this year, why not do it yourself, and get the whole family involved! Sienna Wildfield shares non-commercial gift-giving ideas and the value of making your own gifts to give for the holidays.

The holiday season is a beautiful time of year, sometimes covered in a blanket of snow, and the perfect time to get outside and enjoy! Sienna Wildfield, Founder of HilltownFamilies.org, told us about different holiday strolls and caroling around the area!

Do You Want to Know a Secret? 1963 was Big for the Beatles … and Berkshire Lyric By Jaclyn Stevenson 2013 will be a banner year for golden anniversaries. Among many other cultural milestones, the Beatles’ debut album Please Please Me will mark 50 years in existence. Recorded in one session, it seems the album struck a chord; three months after its release, the term ‘Beatlemania’ was coined…and the rest is history…. Read More

Berkshire Lyric Offers Free Children’s Summer Camps in August, 2012 Berkshire Lyric’s Blafield Children’s Chorus is offering kids a chance to learn about music and singing at free week-long camps this August!  Two different camps will be offered, both open to kids ages 6-13. Lead by Berkshire Lyric’s artistic director, Jack Brown, the camps are intensive, but offer kids a unique opportunity to learn about classical voice performance. Attending the camp can… Read More

I Know I Lament Motherhood Often… I know that I lament motherhood quite often. It is just that way in my household. Those boys of mine are maddening. Their struggles encompass me. They become my own by virtue of blame or guilt or just plain ol’ desire to help. When it comes to them, I guess one could say that I tend to be pessimistic, worrying about all that COULD go wrong,… Read More

Valle Dwight of Hadley, MA writes: Whole Children is forming inclusive chorus to perform in concert with Dan Zanes! Whole Children, an afterschool center for children with special needs in Hadley, MA, announced its first-ever Inclusive Community Choir, a chorus made up of children with and without disabilities. The chorus, supported in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, will rehearse throughout the winter in preparation for a… Read More

New Singers Of All Ages Are Welcome to Join the Hilltown Choral Society! Do you have children that love to sing? Are you looking for ways you or your family can be more involved with your community? Did you know there was a Hilltown community chorus group, the Hilltown Choral Society, and they are welcoming new singers of all ages? The Hilltown Choral Society welcomes new singers and will hold rehearsals for… Read More

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