Blog :: 11-2013

Moonlight Magic Shelburne Falls, Mass Friday, November 29th, 2013

On Friday, November 29th, starting at 4:00 PM, the annual Moonlight Magic in Shelburne Falls will be kicking off the holiday season! Join us for the lighting of the Village where stores, galleries and restaurants will stay open late for special holiday promotions. Vendors will be offering a rich assortment of items, including baked goods, crafts, delicious food, hot drinks and entertainment!
At 5:15pm, the annual Parade of Lights will cross over the Iron Bridge spanning across the Deerfield River from Buckland to Shelburne. Mole Hollow Candle Co. will again be providing 1,200 luminary candles which will line both sides of the streets throughout the village as Santa, the Grinch, the Snow Princess, Sparky the Fire Dog and many more make their way through town.
Many local vocalists and instrumental groups will perform at designated sites and roaming along the streets. To date, some of the artists that will be performing will be: The Magic Guy, Uncle Hal's Crabgrass Band, Violet's Musical Saw, and the Expandable Brass Band! At Memorial Hall Theater, children and their families can watch cartoons on the big screen from 5:30-8:00 pm courtesy of the Memorial Hall Association. The Shelburne Falls Women's Club will hold their annual cookie shop at the Visitor's Center and Santa's Workshop will be in full swing at the Shelburne-Buckland Senior Center.
Be sure to pick up your FREE West County Holiday Passport as this event for help with your holiday shopping. It offers discounts to some of your favorite local businesses in West County. For more information visit Shelburnefalls.com
Another highlight will be a chance to ride the brightly lit and beautifully restored trolley after dark. A ride on Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum's 1896 wooden, electrically powered trolley car brings back the nostalgia of an early+ 1900's holiday season and is worth a trip from anywhere in New England! Full of artisan shops, galleries, restaurants and attractions such as the historic Bridge of Flowers and the Glacial Potholes of the Deerfield River, come and see what the talk is all about.

Snow Farm Second Sale - Last Weekend 11/29, 11/30 and 12/1

SNOW FARM SECONDS SALE!






This is the last weekend to take advantage of the seconds sale at Snow Farm located at
5 Clary Road in Williamsburg.  If you haven't visited the Snow Farm you are in for a treat.  
Get a jump start on your holiday shopping.   There is lots of fabulous artwork to pick from.

Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday - 10 to 4!

For more information click here to access Snow Farm website:





Hilltown Harmony Fall Concert - A Wonderful Community Event

On Saturday over 200 people attended the Hilltown Harmony Community Chorus Fall Concert. Hilltown Harmony is a muti-generational chorus that brings all ages together and galvanizes the community through singing and fellowship. With-in the spirit of their mission, ages range from 12 to 94 with only one request, that you love to sing. The chorus is directed by Shelley Roberts, daughter of Jack and Cathy Roberts of Shelburne Falls. Cathy is also a member of the chorus and will tell you that she enjoys singing under the direction of her daughter. The Senior Center in Shelburne Falls created this muit-generational chorus. 

You are in for a real treat. Enjoy listening  to "Lion Sleeps".

Masaschusetts Pending Sales are Up for the Month of October!

The Massachusetts Association of Realtors reported that pendings sales for single family homes and condominiums are up for the month October!

The way folks celebrate a World Series Championship here in Massachusetts, one could reasonably assume that homes put under agreement could possibly go down in October. However, despite all that revelry and that "little" federal government shutdown, pending sales went up for the 8th straight month and the 28th month out of the last 29.

Here are the highlights:
·  Single-family pending home sales were up 17.1% compared to October 2012
·  Single-family month-to-month pending home sales were up 11.5% from September 2013
·  Condo pending home sales were up 22% compared to October 2012
·  Condo pending month-to-month home sales were up 7.0% from September 2013

Crafts of Colrain tour is this weekend!

Enjoy the hilltowns this weekend and discover the talented artisans of Colrain.  
A full weekend of local art, music and good food.  18 artists and farms display and sell their work made right here in beautiful rural area of Franklin County. 
Tour hours are 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. both days.

For more information and map, check out the website at www.craftsofcolrain.com.

Movie Labor Day coming soon . . . Check out clips of Shelburne Falls and Area!

The movie Labor Day will be out for the holidays.  Can't wait to see it.  It is exciting to see clips of Shelburne Falls and the surrounding area.    I remember the day I was right next to the Director watching him instruct the young actor for the next scene.   They had this amazing camera film the overhead view of the iron bridge. It has been an education to see how movies are made.  
Next year - "The Judge"!!
   

Eco-Friendly Super Insulated River Front Noble Home, Colrain, Ma

Custom designed and built by Noble Home, is this eco-friendly, super insulated, river front home located less than 5 minutes from the charming Village of Shelburne Falls.    As you enter the home you will discover the expansion of the interior with a 24ft glass wall with picturesque views of the open meadow and beautiful tree line.   There is a 20 x 28 great room with kitchen, dining and living area.  The kitchen and bath have custom pine cabinetry with concrete countertops.  In addition there are three bedrooms, 1  bath, and propane radiant heat.   The designer used local non-toxic materials and it offers low maintenance living.  The surrounding 2.9 acres is mostly open and is the perfect landscape to have your own gardens or animals. You can walk to your own beach area that is located along the North River.   You must tour the interior to get the real feel of what this healthy home has to offer. $340,000

Preview the Visual Tour:

Play VisualTour

Shelburne Falls Art Walk - Saturday 4 to 8


Come to the Shelburne Falls Art Walk this Saturday from 4 to 8! Follow the shoes around town and get an early start on your holiday shopping.   

Meet the artists, enjoy live music and treat yourself to dinner at one of the local restaurants.

It is a great event and hope to see you there!