Wanda Mooney

Blog :: 02-2020

Come to the 41st Annual Artspace Pottery & More Sale

Artspace logo greenfield Purchase beautifully handcrafted pottery and art while supporting Artspace’s music and art programs at the same time. Over 30 talented potters and artists will be present, offering incredible unique items for purchase. While you shop, enjoy performances by Strings for Kids students. Also, there will be the opportunity to win door prizes, generously donated by the artists. 

The Pottery & More Sale will be held Friday, March 6 from 5 to 8 pm and Saturday, March 7 from 10 am to 3 pm at Greenfield Community College. More information at artspacegreenfield.com.

About Artspace

Artspace’s mission is to encourage and nurture the appreciation of and participation in the arts by offering programs and instruction, and by advocating the importance of the arts in education and in the community.

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January 2020 Sales Report of Single Family Homes in the Pioneer Valley

Sales of single family homes in Franklin County were down 5.3% and median price down 9.1% in January 2020 compared to January 2019. The sales were up in Hampshire and down in Hampden County. Median price was up in both Hampden and Hampshire Counties. 

The average days on market was down 19.3% from 92 days in January 2019 compared to 74 days in January 2020. Listings that are pending (under agreement to sell) were up 7.5% from 360 listings pending in January 2019 to 387 listings pending sale in January 2020.

Pioneer Valley Real Estate Sales Report January 2020January 2020 Single Family Homes SalesFranklin County Local Market Update January 2020

Wanda's Favorite Restaurants in Franklin County

Here in Franklin County, we are lucky to have a variety of special restaurants offering delicious food. These restaurants are owned by locals and use locally sourced ingredients, as well. You can expect the vibe at these places to be true to The Valley and that the food will always be fresh and of the season. While the list of wonderful places to eat in Franklin County goes on and on, here are a few that really stand out to me as exceptional restaurants in our area. (Photo right: The Farm Table at Kringle Candle, Bernardston)

The Blue Rock Restaurant and Bar, Shelburne Falls

Located below Salmon Falls Gallery and overlooking the Deerfield River, the Blue Rock is a must-eat restaurant in Shelburne Falls. It offers a variety of seasonal dishes inspired by cuisines from around the world, as well as some staple dishes loved by their frequent visitors, such as the Roasted Cauliflower Head and the PB and Jam Burger! Visit them Thursdays through Mondays for dinner only or online at thebluerockrestaurant.com.

Gypsy Apple Bistro, Shelburne Falls

Eating at the Gypsy Apple is a very unique and special experience. Located on Bridge Street in Shelburne Falls, it is a small French Restaurant with a relaxed atmosphere. The menu is short but sweet with incredible options that are always changing and the service is warm and inviting, being run by a husband and wife team, Amy and Michelangelo. They are open for dinner only Thursdays through Sundays. View their menu at gypsyapplebistro.com.

Hope and Olive restaurant greenfield massachusettsHope & Olive, Greenfield

Hope & Olive is easy to locate— it’s in the name! Located on the corner of Hope and Olive Streets in downtown Greenfield, it is an everyday, special restaurant owned by siblings Jim, Maggie, and Evelyn. The place is known for their creative cocktails, unique, seasonal dishes, and cozy atmosphere. Head over there for Lunch, Dinner, or Brunch. Also, every first Monday of the month, Hope & Olive hosts Free Soup and Games Night as a fundraiser for various local non-profit organizations. View their menu and events at hopeandolive.com.

The Farm Table at Kringle Candle, Bernardston

Up in quaint Bernardston at Kringle Candle, you’ll find The Farm Table, a restaurant housed in a restored farmhouse which was originally built around 1800. I especially love The Farm Table for its ambience with open hearth ovens, fireplaces, and outdoor seating on the deck. Their gourmet pub-style menu has a lot of wonderful options including brick oven pizzas, charcuterie boards, and a variety of large and small plates. Check them out online at kringlefarmtable.com.

Magpie Woodfired Pizzeria, Greenfield

From the folks who brought us all the delicious food at Hope & Olive, Magpie is a wood-fired pizzeria, also located in downtown Greenfield. Just like their other operation, Magpie Pizza has amazing cocktails and a very inviting atmosphere. The menu offers a variety of creative pizzas baked in their wood-fired oven, as well as other Italian-style dishes like the antipasto plate, Seafood Fra Diavolo, and Frazzioletti Crepes. Find them at 21 Bank Row, Greenfield and online at magpiepizza.com.

West End Pub, Shelburne Falls

West end pub Shelburne falls massachusetts bridge of flowersAt the end of the Bridge of Flowers, overlooking the Deerfield River, lies a historic red building which houses the West End Pub. You can hang out at the bar area or dine in the closed porch overlooking the river. The kitchen offers casual pub-style food, such as sandwiches, burgers, salads, and larger dishes. The bar has a variety of local draft beers and cocktails. Check out their menu online and visit them in the beautiful village of Shelburne Falls.

 

The People’s Pint, Greenfield

For freshly brewed beer and delicious food with locally sourced ingredients, head to The People’s Pint on Federal Street in Greenfield. Their mission is to provide fresh drinks and tasty food, using organic, local ingredients wherever possible and leaving minimal waste behind. The menu features dishes that are true to what’s in season and on any given night, the will only fill one trash bag of waste. All of the leftover food is composted and the remaining grains are sent to farm pigs and goats in Gill. Read more about their mission and check out what’s on tap on their website, peoplespint.com.  

 

The Franklin County Gift Card Is the Perfect Gift For Any Occasion!

New this year, the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce has created the Franklin County Gift Card! This one gift card allows cardholders to make purchases at various participating businesses around the county. So with one purchase you could give someone the gift of an adventure in Charlemont, art from Shelburne Falls, a massage in Greenfield, or more!

Here is the list of businesses participating in the Franklin County Gift Card so far:

Franklin county gift card Massachusetts Andy's and The Oak Shoppe
Baker Office Supply
Beth Stadnicki, Licensed Massage Therapist
Berkshire Brewing Company Tap Room
Berkshire East Mountain Resort
Centennial House Bed & Breakfast
Ciesluk's Market
Crumpin-Fox Golf Course
Damn Yankees BBQ
ENJOY.
Floral Affairs
Greenfield Community College Bookstore and Bursar's Office
Greenfield Farmer's Cooperative Exchange
Greenfield Games
Hamel's Creative Catering
Institute for Wilderness & Emergency Medicine
Ja'Duke Theater
Loot found + made
Mesa Verde
Northfield Golf Course
Richie Richardson FAB
Ryan & Casey Liquors
Thai Blue Ginger
Upper Bend Cafe & Bruncheonette
Zoar Outdoor

 

Gift cards can be purchased at:

Franklin County Chamber of Commerce, 395 Main Street, Greenfield
Ciesluk's Market, 55 North Main Street, South Deerfield
ENJOY. 4 Deerfield Avenue, Shelburne Falls
Greenfield Savings Bank branches: Greenfield, Shelburne Falls, Turners Falls, Conway, South Deerfield, Northampton-King Street

More locations to purchase coming soon!

To check your gift card balance, please call 888-494-9760 and choose option #1

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