Title /blog/posts/2013/11/?format=rss A blog feed. en-US Fri, 29 Nov 2013 10:00:00 -0500 Shop Small Saturday! November 30th - Support Local Businesses! https://www.wandamooney.com/blog/posts/2013/11/29/shop-small-saturday-november-30th-support-local-businesses/ <div class="separator" style="clear: both;text-align: center"> <a href= "http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-7HjHkiuFVlI/Upfo_aHE3pI/AAAAAAAACOg/i8l_jr8wc5Q/s1600/download.jpeg" style= "clear: left;float: left;margin-bottom: 1em;margin-right: 1em"><img border="0" height="200" src= "https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/blog/misc/download.jpeg" width= "198" /></a></div> <p>This Saturday, November 30th is Shop Small Saturday. &nbsp;Start your holiday shopping by supporting the local small businesses and buy your gifts locally.</p> <p>Everything you would need is usually located right in your own neighborhood.</p> <p>Supporting local is the way to go. &nbsp;Have fun shopping!</p> Uncategorized Fri, 29 Nov 2013 10:00:00 -0500 Moonlight Magic Shelburne Falls, Mass Friday, November 29th, 2013 https://www.wandamooney.com/blog/posts/2013/11/28/moonlight-magic-shelburne-falls-mass-friday-november-29th-2013/ <div class="p1"><span class="s1">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!</span></div> <div class="p2"></div> <div class="p2"></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both;text-align: center"> <a href= "https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/blog/misc/moonnight_4_regional_events.jpg" style= "clear: left;float: left;margin-bottom: 1em;margin-right: 1em"><img border="0" src= "https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/blog/misc/moonnight_4_regional_events.jpg" /></a></div> <div class="p1"><span class="s1">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.</span></div> <div class="p2"></div> <div class="p1"><span class="s1">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.</span></div> <div class="p2"></div> <div class="p1"><span class="s1">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</span></div> <div class="p2"></div> <div class="p1"><span class="s1">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.</span></div> Uncategorized Thu, 28 Nov 2013 19:58:00 -0500 Snow Farm Second Sale - Last Weekend 11/29, 11/30 and 12/1 https://www.wandamooney.com/blog/posts/2013/11/26/snow-farm-second-sale-last-weekend-11-29-11-30-and-12-1/ <div class="ce_text block" style= "line-height: 19.5px;overflow: visible"> <div class="separator" style="clear: both;text-align: center"> <span style= "color: red;font-family: Times, Times New Roman, serif;font-size: x-large"> <u>SNOW FARM SECONDS SALE!</u></span></div> </div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both;text-align: center"> <a href="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/blog/misc/images+(1).jpeg" style= "clear: left;float: left;margin-bottom: 1em;margin-right: 1em"><img border="0" src= "https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/blog/misc/images+(1).jpeg" /></a></div> <p><span style= "font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style= "color: #222222"><span><br /></span></span></span><span style= "font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style= "color: #222222"><span><br /></span></span></span><span style= "font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style= "color: #222222"><span><br /></span></span></span><span style= "font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style= "color: #222222"><span><br /></span></span></span><span style= "font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style= "color: #222222"><span><br /></span></span></span><span style= "font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style= "color: #222222"><span>This is the last weekend to take advantage of the seconds sale at Snow Farm located at</span></span></span><br /> <span style= "font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="color: #222222"> <span>5 Clary Road in Williamsburg. &nbsp;</span></span><span style="color: #222222">If you haven't visited the Snow Farm you are in for a treat. &nbsp;</span></span><br /> <span style="color: #222222"><span style= "font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Get a jump start on your holiday shopping. &nbsp; There is lots of fabulous artwork to pick from.</span></span><br /> <span style="color: #222222"><span style= "font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><br /> </span></span><span style="color: #222222"><span style= "font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday - 10 to 4!</span></span><br /> <span style= "color: #222222;font-family: arial, sans-serif"><span><br /> </span></span><span style= "color: #222222;font-family: arial, sans-serif"><span><a href= "http://www.snowfarm.org/who-we-are.html" target="_blank">For more information click here to access Snow Farm website:</a></span></span><br /> <span style="color: #222222;font-family: arial, sans-serif"><br /> </span></p> <div class="separator" style="clear: both;text-align: center"> <a href="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/blog/misc/images+2.jpeg" style="clear: left;float: left;margin-bottom: 1em;margin-right: 1em"> <img border="0" src= "https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/blog/misc/images+2.jpeg" /></a></div> <p><span style= "color: #222222;font-family: arial, sans-serif"><br /></span><span style="color: #222222;font-family: arial, sans-serif"><span><br /> </span></span><span style= "color: #222222;font-family: arial, sans-serif;font-size: x-small"><span><br /> </span></span><span style= "font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style= "background-color: white"><br /></span></span></p> <div class="ce_text block" style= "line-height: 19.5px;overflow: visible"> <div class="separator" style="clear: both;text-align: center"> </div> <div style="margin-bottom: 8px;margin-top: 8px"></div> </div> Uncategorized Tue, 26 Nov 2013 19:10:00 -0500 Hilltown Harmony Fall Concert - A Wonderful Community Event https://www.wandamooney.com/blog/posts/2013/11/24/hilltown-harmony-fall-concert-a-wonderful-community-event/ <p><span style= "background-color: white;color: #222222;font-family: arial, sans-serif;font-size: 13px"> 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.&nbsp;</span><br /> <span style= "background-color: white;color: #222222;font-family: arial, sans-serif;font-size: 13px"> <br /></span><span style= "background-color: white;color: #222222;font-family: arial, sans-serif;font-size: 13px">You are in for a real treat. Enjoy listening &nbsp;to "Lion Sleeps".</span></p> Uncategorized Sun, 24 Nov 2013 17:15:00 -0500 Masaschusetts Pending Sales are Up for the Month of October! https://www.wandamooney.com/blog/posts/2013/11/20/masaschusetts-pending-sales-are-up-for-the-month-of-october/ <div class="MsoNormal" style= "background: white;line-height: 13.5pt"><span style= 'color: #222222;font-family: "Georgia","serif";font-size: 10.0pt'>The Massachusetts Association of Realtors reported that pendings sales for single family homes and condominiums are up for the month October!</span></div> <div class="MsoNormal" style= "background: white;line-height: 13.5pt"><span style= 'color: #222222;font-family: "Georgia","serif";font-size: 10.0pt'><br /> </span></div> <div class="MsoNormal" style= "background: white;line-height: 13.5pt"><span style= 'color: #222222;font-family: "Georgia","serif";font-size: 10.0pt'>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.</span></div> <div class="MsoNormal" style= "background: white;line-height: 13.5pt"><span style= 'color: #222222;font-family: "Georgia","serif";font-size: 10.0pt'><br /> </span></div> <div class="MsoNormal" style= "background: white;line-height: 13.5pt"><b><span style= 'color: #222222;font-family: "Georgia","serif";font-size: 10.0pt'>Here are the highlights:</span></b></div> <div class="MsoNormal" style= "background: white;line-height: 13.5pt;margin-left: 47.25pt;text-indent: -.25in"> <!--[if !supportLists]--><span style= "color: #222222;font-family: Symbol;font-size: 10.0pt">&middot;<span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman';font-size: 7pt;line-height: normal">&nbsp;</span></span> <!--[endif]--><span style= 'color: #222222;font-family: "Georgia","serif";font-size: 10.0pt'>Single-family pending home sales were up 17.1% compared to October 2012</span></div> <div class="MsoNormal" style= "background: white;line-height: 13.5pt;margin-left: 47.25pt;text-indent: -.25in"> <!--[if !supportLists]--><span style= "color: #222222;font-family: Symbol;font-size: 10.0pt">&middot;<span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman';font-size: 7pt;line-height: normal">&nbsp;</span></span> <!--[endif]--><span style= 'color: #222222;font-family: "Georgia","serif";font-size: 10.0pt'>Single-family month-to-month pending home sales were up 11.5% from September 2013</span></div> <div class="MsoNormal" style= "background: white;line-height: 13.5pt;margin-left: 47.25pt;text-indent: -.25in"> <!--[if !supportLists]--><span style= "color: #222222;font-family: Symbol;font-size: 10.0pt">&middot;<span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman';font-size: 7pt;line-height: normal">&nbsp;</span></span> <!--[endif]--><span style= 'color: #222222;font-family: "Georgia","serif";font-size: 10.0pt'>Condo pending home sales were up 22% compared to October 2012</span></div> <div class="MsoNormal" style= "background: white;line-height: 13.5pt;margin-left: 47.25pt;text-indent: -.25in"> <!--[if !supportLists]--><span style= "color: #222222;font-family: Symbol;font-size: 10.0pt">&middot;<span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman';font-size: 7pt;line-height: normal">&nbsp;</span></span> <!--[endif]--><span style= 'color: #222222;font-family: "Georgia","serif";font-size: 10.0pt'>Condo pending month-to-month home sales were up 7.0% from September 2013</span></div> Uncategorized Wed, 20 Nov 2013 21:20:00 -0500 Crafts of Colrain tour is this weekend! https://www.wandamooney.com/blog/posts/2013/11/09/crafts-of-colrain-tour-is-this-weekend/ <div class="separator" style="clear: both;text-align: center"> <a href= "http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-QNWOZ3fK9E4/Un2I8m9cihI/AAAAAAAACKI/_fSLa3H7HwM/s1600/Colrain-regular-Logo.png" style= "clear: left;float: left;margin-bottom: 1em;margin-right: 1em"><img border="0" height="226" src= "http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-QNWOZ3fK9E4/Un2I8m9cihI/AAAAAAAACKI/_fSLa3H7HwM/s320/Colrain-regular-Logo.png" width="320" /></a></div> <div class="MsoNormal"> <div style="text-align: center"><i><b>Enjoy the hilltowns this weekend and discover the talented artisans of Colrain.&nbsp;&nbsp;</b></i></div> </div> <div class="MsoNormal"> <div style="text-align: center"></div> </div> <div class="MsoNormal">A full weekend of local art, music and good food.&nbsp; 18 artists and farms display and sell their work made right here in beautiful rural area of Franklin County.&nbsp;</div> <div class="MsoNormal"></div> <div class="MsoNormal">Tour hours are 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. both days. <p>For more information and map, check out the website at <a href= "http://www.craftsofcolrain.com./">www.craftsofcolrain.com.</a></p> </div> <div class="MsoNormal"></div> <div class="MsoNormal"></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both;text-align: center"> <a href= "https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/Tour2013-1.jpg" style= "clear: left;float: left;margin-bottom: 1em;margin-right: 1em"><img border="0" height="206" src= "https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/blog/misc/Tour2013-1.jpg" width= "320" /></a></div> <div class="MsoNormal"></div> Uncategorized Sat, 09 Nov 2013 08:00:00 -0500 Movie Labor Day coming soon . . . Check out clips of Shelburne Falls and Area! https://www.wandamooney.com/blog/posts/2013/11/09/movie-labor-day-coming-soon-check-out-clips-of-shelburne-falls-and-area/ <div class="separator" style="clear: both;text-align: left"></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both;text-align: left"></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both;text-align: left">The movie Labor Day will be out for the holidays. &nbsp;Can't wait to see it. &nbsp;It is exciting to see clips of Shelburne Falls and the surrounding area. &nbsp; &nbsp;I remember the day I was right next to the Director watching him instruct the young actor for the next scene. &nbsp; They had this amazing camera film the overhead view of the iron bridge. It has been an education to see how movies are made. &nbsp;</div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both;text-align: left"></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both;text-align: left">Next year - "The Judge"!!</div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both;text-align: left"> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both;text-align: center"> <a href= "http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-P7PRDz3VPt4/Un4iZeE4NnI/AAAAAAAACKk/NEPZy5H_QhM/s1600/photo.JPG" style= "clear: left;float: left;margin-bottom: 1em;margin-right: 1em"><img border="0" height="240" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/blog/misc/photo.JPG" width="320" /></a></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both;text-align: left"></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both;text-align: center"> </div> Uncategorized Sat, 09 Nov 2013 07:00:00 -0500 Eco-Friendly Super Insulated River Front Noble Home, Colrain, Ma https://www.wandamooney.com/blog/posts/2013/11/07/eco-friendly-super-insulated-river-front-noble-home-colrain-ma/ <div class="separator" style="clear: both;text-align: center"> </div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both;text-align: center"> </div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both;text-align: center"> <a href= "http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-y4yz2Quj50E/UnvgpSzuMmI/AAAAAAAACJo/g94E8DZCNh0/s1600/Entry.JPG" style="margin-left: 1em;margin-right: 1em"><img border="0" height= "240" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/blog/misc/Entry.JPG" width= "320" /></a></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both;text-align: left"></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both;text-align: justify"> Custom designed and built by <a href="http://www.noble-home.net/" target="_blank">Noble Home</a>, is this eco-friendly, super insulated, river front home located less than 5 minutes from the charming Village of Shelburne Falls. &nbsp; &nbsp;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. &nbsp; There is a 20 x 28 great room with kitchen, dining and living area. &nbsp;The kitchen and bath have custom pine cabinetry with concrete countertops. &nbsp;In addition there are three bedrooms, 1 &nbsp;bath, and propane radiant heat. &nbsp; The designer used local non-toxic materials and it offers low maintenance living. &nbsp;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. &nbsp; You must tour the interior to get the real feel of what this healthy home has to offer. $340,000</div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both;text-align: center"> </div> <p>Preview the Visual Tour:<br /></p> <table> <tr> <td align="center"><a href= "http://www.visualtour.com/showvt.asp?t=3200727" style= "color: #0967ad;text-decoration: none" target="_blank"><img alt="" height="150" src= "https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/blog/misc/lp_4pqsp.jpg" style= "border: 0;padding-top: 10px;vertical-align: middle" width= "200" /></a></td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center"><a href= "http://www.visualtour.com/showvt.asp?t=3200727" style= "color: #0967ad;text-decoration: none" target="_blank"><img alt= "Play VisualTour" border="0" src= "https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/blog/misc/playbutton_animated.gif" style="padding-bottom: 2px" /></a></td> </tr> </table> Uncategorized Thu, 07 Nov 2013 13:58:00 -0500 Shelburne Falls Art Walk - Saturday 4 to 8 https://www.wandamooney.com/blog/posts/2013/11/01/shelburne-falls-art-walk-saturday-4-to-8/ <div class="separator" style="clear: both;text-align: center"> <a href= "https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/14156_618426624881758_1554502639_n.jpg" style= "clear: left;float: left;margin-bottom: 1em;margin-right: 1em"><img border="0" height="320" src= "https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/blog/misc/14156_618426624881758_1554502639_n.jpg" width="247" /></a></div> <p><span style= "color: #333333;font-family: lucida grande, tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size: x-small"> <span style="line-height: 16px"><br /></span></span><span style= "color: #333333;font-family: Times, Times New Roman, serif"><span style="line-height: 16px"><i><b>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. &nbsp;&nbsp;</b></i></span></span><br /> <span style= "color: #333333;font-family: Times, Times New Roman, serif"><span style="line-height: 16px"> <i><b><br /></b></i></span></span><span style= "color: #333333;line-height: 16px"><span style= "font-family: Times, Times New Roman, serif"><i><b>Meet the artists, enjoy live music and treat yourself to dinner at one of the local restaurants.</b></i></span></span><br /> <span style= "color: #333333;font-family: Times, Times New Roman, serif"><span style="line-height: 16px"> <i><b><br /></b></i></span></span><span style= "color: #333333;font-family: Times, Times New Roman, serif"><span style="line-height: 16px"><i><b>It is a great event and hope to see you there!</b></i></span></span><br /> <span style= "font-family: Times, Times New Roman, serif"><i><b><br /> </b></i></span><span style= "color: #333333;font-family: lucida grande, tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size: x-small"><span style="line-height: 16px"><br /> </span></span><span style= "color: #333333;font-family: lucida grande, tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size: x-small"><span style="line-height: 16px"><br /> </span></span><span style= "background-color: white;color: #333333;font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif;font-size: 13px;line-height: 16px"><br /> </span></p> Uncategorized Fri, 01 Nov 2013 09:55:00 -0400