Once a year on a hot day in August, hundreds of racers fill the streets of the village of Shelburne Falls to compete in one of New England's toughest road races. The Bridge of Flowers Classic started as a modest road race in 1979. Today the race attracts competitors from near and far for its scenic course and the infamous Crittenden [...]
The Franklin County Sheriff's Office Regional Dog Shelter opened over 10 years ago as the vision of Sheriff Christopher Donelan. Donelan saw the lack of sheltering facilities for dogs in the community. In 2012, the Franklin County Sheriff's Office was awarded a grant of $20,000. With this grant money and the work of inmates in the [...]
Compete in the longest running triathlon in New England. There is still time to register for the Greenfield Triathlon. This year's race is happening Sunday, August 6th, 2023.
Register online today to participate in this scenic triathlon, whose course follows the picturesque back roads of Greenfield, Massachusetts, plus swimming in the Green [...]
Green, forested mountains and clear flowing streams are just a part of the scenic beauty that makes up the town of Rowe, Massachusetts.
Throughout our regions history, travel has been an integral part of trade, transport, and communications. From local rivers, especially the Connecticut River, to famous routes like the Mohawk Trail, our local history of travel is interesting and expansive! That is why the Greenfield Historical Society has an entire exhibit dedicated to [...]
Tour six different Hilltown museums in one day! The 2nd annual Hilltown History Trail is happening Saturday, August 5th, 2023. Hop in your vehicle and go from town to town to learn about each one's [...]
The Raven Bookstore has moved from Harvard Square in Cambridge to our very own Shelburne Falls in Franklin County, Massachusetts. The used book store opened on Friday, July 7th at the old mill building at 49 Conway Street on the Buckland side of Shelburne Falls. The shelves have been stocked with about 18,000 carefully selected titles, which [...]
Come out for a relaxing day with neighbors and friends in Buckland on Saturday, July 15th, 2023. The annual Summer Day on the Buckland Common returns this year with even more events planned for children. Bring the kids for face painting, crafting, cake walks, and a dance-along story [...]
The Shelburne Falls Art Walk has returned to the village. Every Second Sunday of the month through October 2023 head to Shelburne Falls to explore local arts and creations. Grab a map or just follow the foot prints to different participating business and [...]
The United Way originated in 1887 in Denver, Colorado. It was not until 1921 that the organization had expanded all the way to Hampshire County, Massachusetts. The organization continued to grow through the 20th century, with an increase in member towns, partner agencies, and fundraising campaigns. In 2021, United Way of Franklin County and [...]