Blog :: 08-2011

Watch the Bridge of Flowers Road Race this Saturday

Bridge of Flowers 10K Race
Saturday August 13, 2011
Starts 8:15 a.m.


Our 10 kilometer Bridge of Flowers Classic was conceived and organized by Mike McCusker in 1979 as part of the Buckland Bicentennial. Mike McCusker, founder and course architect continues to help coordinate the race along with a very committed race committee. The foot race has remained on the same course since that first competition except for a few alterations. The adjustments include the necessary elimination of a cross country apple orchard section near Rand Road and the reversal of the Crittenden Hill loop for safety purposes. In the early years of the race, the runners actually ran across the Bridge of Flowers. However, in 1980 the Bridge was rehabilitated and the course was slightly altered & with construction around the Elementary School, the course once again altered in 1997. What has not changed is the beauty & charm of our village, the warm friendly people & the encouragement and financial support of our sponsors. Entry fees cover only 40% of the races's costs & without our sponsors financial help, this event would not be possible. We hope you will express your thanks to them by patronizing their business. As of 1991, the two mile fun run became known as the "Nathan Hale 2-MILE" with new emphasis on the high school athlete. "Nate" taught and coached at Mohawk High School for years & was one of the founding fathers of cross country in Franklin County. After retirement, he was active as a track & cross country race starter at Mohawk where he shared his genuine love of the sport with budding young athletes. We hope you enjoy the races & visit our friendly community...the shops, eateries and scenic sights. Looking forward to seeing you next year!

First-Time Homebuyer Workshop Series - Greenfield Cooperative Bank

Thinking about buying your first home, the homebuyer workshop series starts this week and there might be space still available.   This is a four session series sponsored by Greenfield Cooperative Bank.

Tuesday and Wednesday, August 9th & 10th
Tuesday and Wednesday, August 16th and 17th.
6:00 - 8:30 at the Greenfield Cooperative Bank in Shelburne Falls.

Presenters include attorney, home inspector, lender, insurance professional, and a real estate professional.  You must attend all workshops to receive a certificate.  The cost for the series is $40.00.

CALL PAT HOLLOWAY AT RDI TO REGISTER - 413-863-9781 x 100. Space is Limited.

This Weekend Art Walk Under the Stars, Shelburne Falls, Mass

On Saturday, August 6th, from 5-9 pm, Art Under the Stars shoes will lead you on an Art Walk in Shelburne Falls, MA.  Stroll across the Deerfield River and through dozens of shops, galleries and restaurants for an evening of new exhibits, receptions with artists, studio demonstrations, interactive art, and delicious treats.  Gaze out over Salmon Falls and the glacial potholes, walk the Bridge of Flowers, and enjoy the evening under the stars in this jewel of an artisans village. Art Under the Stars is free to the public and there will be plenty to do and see.  If you haven't visited Shelburne Falls yet this year, Art Under the Stars is the time to go.