Blog :: 2010

Massachusetts Economic Outlook in 2011 - More of the same????

http://businesswest.com/2010/12/economic-outlook-2011

2011 Economic Outlook is featured in this issue of Business West.  The recovery in 2010 was off to a promising start but fell short towards the second half of the year.  It wasn't as good as we hoped, but Massachusetts did better than many other states that are going through extremely difficult times.  Most economists are predicting slight improvement in 2011.  

Local Award Winning Picture Framer on Channel 22, Mass Appeal

 Congratulations Jo Ann!  This award winning picture framer is located in Shelburne Falls, Mass and does a terrific job.  Stop by and visit her gallery at J. H. Sherburne Fine Art, 40 State Street or check out her web site at website:   http://www.jhsherburnefineart.com/

http://www.wwlp.com/video/videoplayer.swf?dppversion=5718

Preserving Massachusetts Old Barns

One of my colleagues told me about this web site that covers everything you would like to know about researching, restoring and funding that might be available to save an old barn.  These old barns need to be saved and if this is something of interest to you, check out this site - Preserve Mass Barns

Franklin County Pumpkin Fest this Saturday

Turners Falls is hosting the first Franklin County Pumpkin Fest.  I heard the weather this year was perfect for growing pumpkins.   The pumpkins will be displayed on Avenue A from 3 - 9 tomorrow.  Great food, craft vendors and music.

More Great News for Greenfield, Mass

Greenfield's Garden Theater Performing Arts Center received funding which allows the developer to begin the permitting process.  This is fantastic for Greenfield and the surrounding area.  When I was young, going to the Garden Theater was a treat - it was beautiful on the inside and I remember the stars and clouds in the ceiling. 

Funding Article
http://bit.ly/9hzy3R

My visit to Coldwell Banker

Some of you might have noticed that I posted an announcement last week about visiting the Coldwell Banker headquarters in New Jersey.  Being selected as one of just 20 Coldwell Banker realtors from the United States and Canada to serve on an advisory council was truly an honor.   I did not know what to expect, but once I arrived I knew this was going to be an experience like no other.  The president of Coldwell Banker, regional managers, marketing experts and many others were all present during this lengthy meeting to hear input from all of us about the current market conditions and our thoughts on the Coldwell Banker systems.   It was a great experience and I am looking forward to my continued relationship with my new realtor friends at Coldwell Banker.