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Notice Non-Profits: Mary Lyon Foundation

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The Mary Lyon Foundation in Massachusetts is a beacon of educational support, enriching the lives of students and educators across the region. Established in 1990, the foundation is dedicated to upholding the legacy of Mary Lyon, a pioneer in women's education and the founder of Mount Holyoke Female Seminary (later Mount Holyoke [...]

Pothole Pictures Showing Mary Poppins for Their Last Film of the Season

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The last movie showing of the 2023-2024 season at Pothole Pictures is this Friday and Saturday night! Finishing off the season in style, they will be showing Mary Poppins, arguably one of the greatest children’s films ever. The film won five Oscars, a Golden Globe, and two Grammys. The film debuted in 1964, and continues to be a household [...]

Ja'Duke Theater presents Resilience Rising: A Fundraiser for NELCWIT

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Ja’Duke Theater presents a night of community and live theater in benefit of the local non-profit organization, New England Learning Center for Women in Transition (NELCWIT). This is sure to be a memorable night with a lineup of several Broadway performances. Come out for the show on Friday, February 9th or Saturday, February 10th, 2024 at 6 [...]

Local Lifestyles: Leyden, Massachusetts

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History and Industry

Situated in Franklin County, Massachusetts, Leyden carries a historical legacy dating back to its settlement by colonists in 1737. The town draws its name from Leiden, Netherlands, where Pilgrims sought refuge before embarking on their journey to the Americas. During the eighteenth century Leyden's had several diverse [...]

Ski United 2024 at Berkshire East: A Fundraiser for United Way of Franklin & Hampshire Region

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Ski United, a local favorite fundraising event for the past 13 years, brings supporters together to share in their love of skiing, while pulling together funds which will benefit thousands in the community. This fun event, hosted by Berkshire East Mountain Resort in Charlemont, MA, includes a full day of skiing, racing, and food. A ticket to [...]

What Are the Real Reasons You Want To Move Right Now?

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If you’re considering selling your house right now, it’s likely because something in your life has changed – not because of the current market conditions.

While things like mortgage rates play a big role in your decision, you don’t want that to overshadow why you thought about making a move in the first place.

It’s true mortgage rates are [...]

Franklin County Massachusetts Real Estate Market Report December 2023

Real Estate Market Report Franklin County Massachusets

In December 2023, The Massachusetts Association of Realtors (MAR) saw the lowest recorded number of single-family homes and condominiums for sale in a given month in Massachusetts since it began reporting monthly housing date in 2004. Additional data provided by MAR showed that "the median sales price for single-family homes increased by [...]

The Difference Between Renting and Buying a Home

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When deciding between renting or buying a home, think about these three factors:

1. Buying a home means avoiding rising rents.

When you rent: Your monthly payment generally goes up each time you sign or renew a lease. 

When you buy: With your fixed-rate mortgage, your monthly payment is locked in for the length of your home loan.

 

2. Homeowners own a tangible and valuable [...]

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