Hilltown Families


Hilltown Families and Mass Appeal (a weekday, hour-long lifestyle program on NBC) have teamed up to offer a live monthly segment on WWLP 22News! Each month, Hilltown Families’ Founder & Executive Director, Sienna Wildfield, joins Mass Appeal hosts to talk about ways to engage in your community while supporting the interests and education of your children (and yourselves!).

This monthly segment continued on Monday, June 20, 2016. This month Sienna and Lauren talked about intergenerational ways to engage in natural resources to support interests and education, including River Walks and Nature Centers!

A handful of local paths and trails provide access to the natural and human history contained on the banks of western Massachusetts rivers. From short, interpretive paths to remnants of ancient trail systems, these paths and trails bring families closer to the waters that sustain the landscape.

Engaging your family in community service teaches kids positive values while opening up channels of communication between parent and child, and can increase their participation as future volunteers. Join Hilltown Families for an evening of community service art-making on Friday, June 6th from 4-7pm at The Art Garden in Shelburne Falls, MA, for “We (heart) the Deerfield River,” the final community-service through art event in a series of five free family community service nights!

RiverFest in Shelburne Falls Saturday, June 9th, 2012 Celebrate the Deerfield River and its role within the community at Shelburne Falls’ annual Riverfest!  The event takes place this Saturday, June 9th, from 10am-4pm and includes performances, activities, and adventures (plus a parade!) for families throughout the day.  This year’s celebration, “The Amazing River,” will focus on the specific things that make the Deerfield River particularly amazing – including its history, resources it… Read More

RiverFest returns to Shelburne Falls Saturday, June 11, rain or shine, visitors to the scenic village of Shelburne Falls, MA, will find themselves “going with the flow” of RiverFest, the Deerfield River Watershed Association’s 23rd annual celebration of a beautiful river and the countryside through which it flows. New this year, Jim Dowd Fly Fishing pros will present a morning fly-casting demonstration followed by a clinic for anglers who want to learn… Read More

RiverFest in Shelburne Falls Saturday, June 12th The village of Shelburne Falls will once again celebrate the Deerfield River and the surrounding countryside with RiverFest next Saturday, June 12th. RiverFest is an annual tribute to the Deerfield River, and the role it plays in people’s lives and the ecosystem of western Massachusetts. Through entertaining, educational displays and demonstrations, a unique “Frog & Flower Parade” of schoolchildren (and adults), art, crafts, tag, book… Read More

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