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Local Farmers' Markets Around Franklin County Open for 2022 Summer Season

Local Farmers Markets Western Massachusetts

The Pioneer Valley is well known for its fertile lands which provide the best conditions to grow a variety of delicious fruits and veggies. The best place to get these products from the farm to your table is at the local farmers’ markets. As summer approaches, many local markets are already in full swing. There, you’ll find locally grown [...]

Turners Falls Fishway Open For Viewing

Turners Falls Fish Ladder viewing

The Turners Falls Fishway is now open for viewing until June 12th! Witness the spectacular journey of the anadromous fish in the Connecticut River, as they make their spring migration upstream. Anadromous fish such as American shad, sea lamprey, and others, are born in freshwater, mature in the ocean, and return to freshwater to [...]

Mutts & Mayhem Obstacle Course for Dogs and Their Humans

mutts and mayhem greenfield massachusetts

mutts and mayhem greenfield massachusettsThis Sunday, May 22, bring your dog to the Green River Swim Area in Greenfield for the inaugural obstacle course, Mutts and Mayhem. Hosted by the Greenfield Recreation Department, the course consists of 1.5 miles of exciting challenges for both people and their dogs. The event starts at 11 am with the small dog obstacle course, followed by the large dog course, and finishing the day with a special awards ceremony. 

To participate, register yourself and your dog online by Friday, May 20th and pay $35. You can also register on the day of the event for $40. Register online through runsignup.org.

After the race, enjoy cooling off with a post-race rinse off and then enjoy a snack or treat. You can also check out the various vendors and socialize with other racers. 

For more information and updates, go to greenfieldrecreation.com/muttsandmayhem and join the event on Facebook.

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Greenfield Bee Fest: A Celebration of Bees and the Father of Beekeeping

Greenfield Bee Fest Western Massachusetts

Did you know that without bees 35% of our food supply and up to 80% of all flowering plants? Bees and other pollinators are immensely important to the health of our planet. Reverend Lorenzo L. Langstroth understood the importance of bees and is considered the father of modern beekeeping. Langstroth was also the former pastor at the Second [...]

Antique Colonial For Sale in Western Massachusetts

historic colonial for sale in western massachusetts

Historic c.1789 Colonial on 112 acres with land on both sides of the road, overlooking scenic protected open meadows, with picturesque hilltop views. This cherished farm was once home to beautiful horses that grazed this magical setting. The land is a rare find and features approximately 35 open acres, a wonderful barn, several outbuildings, [...]

Support the Bridge of Flowers at the Annual Plant Sale

Bridge of flowers plant sale shelburne falls

Purchase fresh, beautiful flowers while supporting a local landmark. The Annual Bridge of Flowers Plant Sale is happening this Saturday, May 14th, 2022 from 9 AM to Noon. Every year the Bridge of Flowers draws visitors from around the region and further to the Village of Shelburne Falls. People love to come and enjoy the colorful display of [...]

8 Local Potters Open Their Studios for Asparagus Valley Pottery Trail 2022

Asparagus Valley Pottery Trail 2022 Western Mass

It’s time to hit the trail again - the Asparagus Valley Pottery Trail, that is! Join local Western Mass potters and their guest potters, as they welcome you into their studios. Pottery and food have long been entwined and this trail is a celebration of the area’s rich agricultural history and cultural [...]

What You Need To Know if You're Thinking About Building a Home

building a home what you need to know real estate

If you’re ready to move up, you may be trying to decide whether you want to buy a home that's already on the market or build a new one. And since the supply of homes available for sale today is low, you’re willing to consider either avenue. While home builders are doing everything they can to construct more houses and help narrow the supply [...]

Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory in South Deerfield

butterfly tropical conservatory

butterfly tropical conservatoryAs we move further into springtime, it is so nice to see bits of color everywhere and have a little more warmth and sunshine. However, if you really want to escape into an oasis in the middle of Western Mass, then Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory is the place to go. Located in South Deerfield, the conservatory is 8,000 square-feet and houses nearly 4,000 exotic and domestic butterflies. The butterflies can flutter among various tropical plants and flowers and small ponds which hold Japanese Carp, or Koi fish. If you’re lucky, a butterfly might even land on you! The best part is: they keep the conservatory at tropical temperatures, so you can enjoy the warmth, even when it’s cold outside. 

Magic Wings also has a gift shop to purchase some butterfly souvenirs and outdoor gardens for the warmer weather. They offer the option to host events in their facilities, as well, such as weddings, birthday parties, meetings, or other private parties. 

Magic Wings is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm. No reservations are necessary and the cost of admission is $16.00 for adults and $10.00 for children aged 3 to 17. Children under age 3 get in free! They also offer discounts for seniors and students. So grab your friends and family and experience the warmth and beauty of the butterfly oasis at Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory. 

For more information go to magicwings.com.

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