Hilltown Families


Music Collection Giveaway: Top 11 Family Music CD Releases from 2012 Last month the winners of the Fids & Kamily Music Awards were announced, with a stellar list of new CDs released this past year! Launched in 2006 and inspired by the Village Voice’s long-running “Pazz and Jop” music poll, the Fids & Kamily Music Awards poll is the first compilation of year-end kids and family music “best of” lists from critics,… Read More

Listen to Podcast: Dean Jones Guest DJ from Dog on Fleas Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am July 14th & 15th, 2012 WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio Northampton, MA Featured Video: From the new Dog on Fleas CD, Invisible Friends, here is a wacky video by Wayne Montecalvo. No sock puppets were injured in the making of this video! – http://www.dogonfleas.com Podcasts ♦ Radio ♦ Archives ♦… Read More

Many Hands: Family Music for Haiti Locally Produced by Spare the Rock Records With a national release on August 10th, Many Hands: Family Music for Haiti is the first release from Spare the Rock Records, based out of Western MA.  This unique collection of songs is filled with uplifting messages from some of today’s very best family musicians. After the January 12th, 2010 earthquake that destroyed much of the Haitian capital, family… Read More

SUGGEST AN EVENT If you have a family-friendly event or educational program happening in Western Massachusetts that you’d like to let us know about, post your event on our “Suggest An Event” page. Suggest an Event | Local Forecast | Get Directions | Free Museum Passes | School Closings and Delays | Family Centers (Ages 0-4) | Facebook FEATURED EVENT: FAMILY CONCERT WITH DOG ON FLEAS The fabulous Dog on Fleas will… Read More

Dog On Fleas: Beautiful World We’re big fans of Dog on Fleas and are very excited to have received their newest CD, Beautiful World. Added bonus … They will be doing a live concert this Saturday (11/22/08) at 2pm at the Northampton Community Music Center … grab the kids and go! They were in our area this summer and Dean & John were Guest DJ’s on HFVS.  We’ll be airing that show… Read More

Upcoming Family Concerts in Northampton By Bill Childs, HF Contributing Writer Hey! Don’t forget! This Saturday, 2:00, it’s Aric Bieganek‘s CD release show benefiting the Northampton Community Music Center! Just $5, and every penny goes to the scholarship fund at NCMC. The Daily Hampshire Gazette calls Aric “the Jack Black of kids’ music,” and here’s your chance to find out why. His lyrics are clever, his songs catchy, and his shows irresistible,… Read More

Dog on Fleas were our guest DJ’s on the HFVS. Their playlist was fun and sassy, along with a couple of live songs in the studio, including the world premiere of “It’s a Ruse.”.

Spring Festivals Are Blooming! Spring festivals bloom this time of year and are always great fun to take the family to. A couple of weeks ago the Hilltown Spring Festival celebrated life in the Hilltowns, and this past weekend the Sheep & Woolcraft Festival celebrated its 33rd year at the Cummington Fair Grounds. And this weekend there are a couple of fairs and festivals worth checking out too: MAY FAIR (POSTPONED DUE… Read More