Blog :: 10-2013

19th Annual CiderDays in Franklin County, Mass


19th Annual CiderDays is this weekend!
Celebrating all things apples in Franklin County, Massachusetts. There will be two days (November 2nd and 3th) of orchard tours, cidermaking and tastings, workshops and much more. This is for all who love apples, fresh or hard cider, apple cuisine, apple orchards or just being in New England in the fall. There is a charge for some of the activities but there is no admission for many of the activities at local orchards or for the workshops or Marketplace at the Shelburne Buckland Community Center in Shelburne Falls (from 10 AM - 5 PM on Saturday).
For a long list of events and directions check out the CiderDays website at CiderDays.org!


Rag Shag Parades in Florence, Greenfield and Turners Falls!

For Halloween the towns of Florence, Greenfield and Turners Falls are offering the Rag Shag Parades.
The Florence, Northampton parade is scheduled to begin at 5pm stepping off from Trinity Row Park.
The Greenfield parade begins at 5:30 pm, gather at the Mohawk Mall Parking Lot
In Turners Falls everyone will meet at the Food City parking lot.  
Each town event will host Trick-or-Treating and contest.  Enjoy your Halloween!

Scarecrow in the Park, Bernardston, Mass


Looking for something fun to do this weekend?  Come to the Scarecrow in the Park (Cushman Park) in Bernardston, Mass.  2 days of great fun celebrating Halloween.   

The fun starts Saturday October 25th at 10:00 a.m. with a road race beginning at Pratt Field and the artists and crafts booths will open.  The long list of activities throughout the day include huge tag sale, musical events, tractor parade, halloween party, hayrides, outdoor movies and more! Sunday is filled a great day of music.

Click here for a complete list of activities

Ultimate First Time Homebuyers Guide

Coldwell Banker posted the Ultimate First Time Homebuyers Guide that is really helpful for those thinking about buying their first home. It goes over what to look out for when previewing a home.
Taking the step from renter to homeowner is one of the most empowering and memorable moments in a person's life. Before investing savings and committing to a mortgage agreement, however, it's important to thoroughly inspect the home you want to buy and to understand the extent and cost of renovations it may need.
This resource guide, compiled by a team at The Home Depot, is designed to assist first-time homebuyers through the process of evaluating a home's condition and understanding some of the most common repairs and renovations a house may require. The guide spans topics that include foundations, roofingplumbingheating and cooling and the electrical system.
Click here for the complete report!  Happy House Hunting!

Mooney & Roberts - #1 Western Mass

Wanda and Cathy made the #1 spot for residential sales closed in August for the entire Western Mass region which includes Franklin, Hampshire, Hampden and Berkshire Counties!


Boston's Top 20 was created as a tool for Massachusetts' top-selling real estate professionals and are listed and ranked on a monthly basis according to their total residential sales volume closed within Boston (Suffolk County), Suburban Boston (Middlesex and Norfolk Counties), the North Shore (Essex County), the South Shore (Bristol and Plymouth Counties), Cape Cod (Barnstable County), Central Massachusetts (Worcester County), or Western Massachusetts (Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden, and Hampshire Counties), as reported by a third party. 

The rankings are based solely on monthly closed residential sales volume for the month listed on the Boston's Top 20 home page.

For more information, click here for the Top 20 web site!



Berkshire Beer and Cider Trail! Check it Out!

One think about checking out Facebook you always find interesting things that people post about what's happening in the area.  Berkshire Brew Company posted about this Beer and Cider Makers Trail they were apart of.   It sounded interesting to me and decided to share with you all.   What a great day trip to check out the various beer and cider places!  It would make for an interesting ride in the country.  Remember to bring a designated driver.


After a few stops asting cheese and charcuterie throughout the region, visitors will be quite thirsty. The newest Berkshire Farm & Table Taste Trail featuring Beer & Cider Makers offers the perfect remedy. Our beautiful landscape is dotted with apple orchards and hops farms serving as the backdrop for artisan cider makers and craft brewers, inspired by the abundant supply of natural, delicious ingredients.

The Berkshire region is home to several award-winning regional brewers and cider makers who have earned national recognition throughout the years. For beer and hard cider fans, there are a growing number of points on the Taste Trail to explore - tour the breweries and cideries, meet the makers, taste the goods and buy some to take home. Each maker offers a selection of craft styles and many feature tasting rooms with set times for visiting.
Be sure to bring along a designated driver so you can enjoy the full range of samples and get to your next stop safely. Business hours are limited at some small makers, so call ahead before visiting.

Beautiful Colonial Home for Sale in Gill, Ma

Beautiful Colonial home in immaculate condition located in a picturesque area of Gill on 2.01 acres.  The spacious interior features a living room with a gas fireplace, family room and a large eat-in kitchen with plenty of cabinetry and sliding doors to a back deck.  The large master suite has a fabulous walk in closet and full bath with soaking tub.  This home has a total of 4 bedrooms and 2 ½ baths and also features oil hot water baseboard heat; wood, carpet and linoleum floors; full basement, an attached 2 car garage and lovely landscape.    Great house in a fabulous location!  Call today for a showing appointment. $280,000

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