Hilltown Families


FYI: Childcare Subsidies Are Available Now! The Hilltown Community Development Corporation, funded by a Community Development Block Grant from the Massachusetts Department of Housing & Community Development and the Town of Chesterfield, is now administering childcare subsidies for working families with children ages 0-5 residing in the towns of Chesterfield, Cummington, Goshen, Peru, Plainfield, and Worthington. Parents must be working, or in a vocational or educational program during childcare hours to qualify. If… Read More

Local & Regional Musical Favorites will Perform at the 6th Annual Hilltown Spring Festival on May 12th, 2012 at the Cummington Fairgrounds! Hilltown CDC has a fabulous lineup of local and regional musical favorites to perform at the Hilltown Spring Festival on May 12, 2012 at the Cummington Fairgrounds.  The music begins at 11am and continues until 5pm on two stages, followed by an all-ages contra-dance from 5 to 7pm. MISTER G… Read More

6th Annual Hilltown Spring Festival Cummington Fairgrounds May 12th, 2012 The Hilltown CDC’s 6th Annual Hilltown Spring Festival will be on Saturday, May 12 at the Cummington Fairgrounds! 2,000 people are expected at the Hilltown Spring Festival this year and entertainment will include musical performances and workshops, exhibits by artists and craftspeople, displays by local businesses, food from local vendors, a family contra-dance, kids-made craft bazaar, children’s activities and much more. Here’s… Read More

Update: Joining the festival this year will be the Juggler Meadow Morris Men and the lovely ladies from the Wake Robin Morris Dancers! Seth Isman, Economic Development Director at the Hilltown CDC in Chesterfield, MA writes: Please join us on May 14th, 2011 at the Cummington Fairgrounds for the Hilltown Spring Festival! There will be music on 3 stages, healthy local food, children’s activities all day long, displays by businesses and artists,… Read More

Discover fun and educational events happening this weekend in Western Mass, along with announcements, upcoming events, links, resources and the HFVS podcast. 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. The events below are “suggested.” Please take the time to confirm that these events are happening,… Read More

Spring Festival to Celebrate Hilltown Community Through Music, Arts, Hands-on Learning and Family Fun The Hilltown Spring Festival, a daylong celebration of Hilltown music, arts, culture and community, will take place Saturday, May 15th, 2010 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Cummington Fairgrounds.  Produced by the Hilltown CDC, the fourth annual Festival will feature 15 musical acts on two performance stages, including headliners Charles Neville, The Primate Fiasco and Swing… Read More

Hosts Needed for the Highland Unusual Games Triathlon at the Hilltown Spring Festival on May 15th, 2010 For the past two years, competitors from across the Hilltowns – ranging in age thus far from two to seventy-two – have flocked to the Hilltown Spring Festival for the annual “Highland Unusual Games Triathlon.” The Triathlon is a grueling test of accuracy, balance and speed (strength and endurance are not required) featuring a 40-yard… Read More

Featured Hilltown Spring Festival Volunteer: Megan Thompson-Munson of Hampshire Regional H.S. Hampshire Regional High School student Megan Thompson-Munson says she’s always been interested in science. That’s one reason she signed up to be a recycling volunteer at the Hilltown CDC’s Spring Festival, coming up on Saturday, May 15th, 2010 at the Cummington Fairgrounds. Volunteers will help direct festival goers to recycling bins to help the Hilltown CDC reach its goal of hosting… Read More

Buying Your First Home? The Hilltown CDC’s First Time Homebuyer workshops are a great place to start if you’re family is thinking of buying their first home. This multi-session free workshop will help potential homebuyers learn the ins and outs of buying a home, easing the transition to homeownhership. This informative workshop will introduce you to all of the steps of home buying and the “team members” who will be working for… Read More

Hilltown CDC Annual Meeting at Goshen Town Hall on March 18th, 2010 Spotlight on Growing Successful Hilltown Businesses in Challenging Times The Hilltown Community Development Corporation (Hilltown CDC) is holding its annual membership meeting on Thursday, March 18 at 6:00 pm in the Goshen Town Hall, located on Route 9 in the center of town.  Admission to the meeting is free and open to the public, with advance RSVP’s requested.  The Goshen… Read More

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