Hilltown Families


The Moon and its Craters at Arunah Hill Days in the Hilltowns Spend Labor Day weekend exploring and learning all about stars, constellations, and other out-of-this-world phenomenon. Arunah Hill Days in Cummington, MA offers a plethora of activities for families curious about astronomy (or just in search of a good adventure)! The event takes place between Friday, August 31st and Monday, September 3rd. During the day on Saturday, Sept 1st starting at… Read More

Can a Full Moon Have More Than One Name? In many cultures a folklore name is associated with each full moon of the year. January’s full moon was called the Wolf Moon by some Native Americans, as noted in Penny Pollock’s book, When the Moon is Full: A Lunar Year. The Farmer’s Almanac describes January’s moon lore, “Amid the cold and deep snows of midwinter, the wolf packs howled hungrily outside Indian villages…. Read More

This week’s featured video is a African folktale about the sun and the moon. We have a story book of this folktale that use to be Persephone’s favorite book a few years ago. We must have read that story a gazillion times.

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