Title /blog/tag/Bridge%20of%20Flowers/?format=rss A blog feed. en-US Sun, 06 Aug 2017 13:08:56 -0400 Proud Sponsor of the Bridge of Flowers Road Race in Shelburne Falls https://www.wandamooney.com/blog/posts/2017/08/06/proud-sponsor-of-the-bridge-of-flowers-road-race/ <p><img alt="" class="featured featured featured featured" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/blog/runners.JPG" style="height: 200px; float: right; width: 300px; margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px;">The 39<sup>th</sup> Annual Bridge of Flowers Road Race is this Saturday, August 12 &ndash; less than a week away! For almost 40 years, this event has been a staple of Shelburne Falls. Over a thousand runners come from near and far to compete in either the 3K Walk/Run or on one of the toughest 10K courses in New England. The course starts on the Iron Bridge, overlooking the Bridge of Flowers, and then winds through the village of Shelburne Falls, back over the Deerfield River, up the infamous Crittenden Hill (also known as Heartbreak Hill!), up Route 112, and then back down to the village. The course&rsquo;s figure 8 loop makes it viewer-friendly. So even if you can&rsquo;t brave Heartbreak Hill, you can come out and cheer on the runners.</p> <p>Over 130 volunteers make this event possible. They can be spotted in their brightly colored race shirts directing traffic, setting up the finish line, serving food, timing the runners, and more. Some of the volunteers come from one of the five charities supported by the race. This year&rsquo;s supported charities are DIAL/SELF, Cancer Connection, The Art Garden, Friends of Children, and Academy at Charlemont. The race is also a fundraiser for the Greater Shelburne Falls Area Business Association, who coordinates this event.</p> <p>If you haven&rsquo;t already registered for the race, online registration is open until Wednesday, August 9 at <a href="http://shelburnefalls.com/index.php/upcoming-events/bridge-of-flowers-road-race" target="_blank">ShelburneFalls.com</a>. Runners get a free race shirt, spaghetti dinner on Friday night, and access to the post-race party/awards ceremony; plus other free goodies donated by sponsors. Speaking of sponsors, Coldwell Banker Upton-Massamont Realtors is proud to be a sponsor of this wonderful race, which brings so many new people to our beautiful village. Look for our logo on the mile markers along the racecourse. Good luck to all the runners!</p> <p><a href="http://shelburnefalls.com/index.php/upcoming-events/bridge-of-flowers-road-race" target="_blank">Register Now!</a></p> Community Area Updates coldwell banker Wanda Mooney Franklin County Hilltowns Western Mass Buckland Shelburne Falls Sun, 06 Aug 2017 13:08:56 -0400 Bridge of Flowers Annual Plant Sale This Saturday https://www.wandamooney.com/blog/posts/2018/05/16/bridge-of-flowers-annual-plant-sale-this-saturday/ <p>Franklin County is home to Shelburne Falls, a tiny village on the banks of the Deerfield River, composed of parts of the towns of Buckland and Shelburne. There, you can walk across the world famous Bridge of Flowers, an old trolley bridge turned garden. A wide variety of plants and flowers bloom there, planted and cared for by volunteers. Walking across the bridge is a magical experience, seeing all of the brilliant flowers and the views of the Deerfield River.</p> <p>The Bridge of Flowers Committee, initiated by the Shelburne Falls Area Women&rsquo;s Club, manages and fundraises for the bridge. This Saturday, May 19, the Bridge of Flowers Committee will host their annual plant sale. From 9 am to noon, stop by the Village Green at the corner of Water and Main Streets in Shelburne Falls and browse the annuals and perennials for sale. There will also be other local vendors. All of the proceeds benefit the Bridge of Flowers. So come out and support this beautiful landmark of Shelburne Falls.</p> <p><img alt="" class="featured featured" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/blog/IMG_0869.JPG" style="float: left; width: 500px; height: 333px; margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px;">Visit the Bridge of Flowers <a href="https://www.bridgeofflowersmass.org/workshops" target="_blank">website</a> and like them on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/Bridge-of-Flowers-130369333692022/" target="_blank">Facebook!</a></p> Pioneer Valley Franklin County Hilltowns Western Mass Shelburne Falls Wed, 16 May 2018 21:05:23 -0400 Run, Walk, Volunteer, or Cheer at the 40th Annual Bridge of Flowers Races! https://www.wandamooney.com/blog/posts/2018/08/08/run-walk-volunteer-or-cheer-at-the-40th-annual-bridge-of-flowers-races/ <p dir="ltr"><span id="docs-internal-guid-16fa6779-7fff-b275-7972-c494ddc0d9b1"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/blog/2018BridgeOfFlowersLogo.png" style="float: right; width: 300px; height: 186px;">This Saturday, August 11, marks the 40th Bridge of Flowers Classic Races in Shelburne Falls. Mike McCusker started the races in 1978 and the 3K Walk/Run and 10K Run have been staple events in the village ever since. &nbsp;Each year thousands of runners come out to compete on one of the toughest courses in New England. The infamous Crittenden Hill makes this course both a challenging and rewarding experience. For the first time ever, the 10K Run has been changed to an 8K, but the 3K Walk/Run remains the same. Online registration for the race has closed but you can register in person at the Friday night Spaghettifest at Buckland Shelburne Elementary School or Saturday morning before the race.</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span id="docs-internal-guid-16fa6779-7fff-b275-7972-c494ddc0d9b1">The race supports five local charities and is made possible by many local sponsors and the Greater Shelburne Falls Area Business Association. Hundreds of volunteers contribute their time and effort to make the race safe and fun, by directing traffic, serving food, handing out water to the runners, and more. The race can always use more volunteers so if you want to help, go to <a href="https://shelburnefalls.com/index.php/upcoming-events/bridge-of-flowers-road-race" target="_blank">shelburnefalls.com</a> to find open volunteer positions.</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span id="docs-internal-guid-16fa6779-7fff-b275-7972-c494ddc0d9b1"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/blog/bof%20race.JPG" style="float: left; width: 250px; height: 167px; margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px;" class="featured">If you&rsquo;re not running or volunteering, you can still be a part of the action by cheering on the runners. The course is a figure 8 loop, starting and ending on the Iron Bridge, making it a very spectator-friendly race. The 3K starts at 8:15 am and the 8K starts at 9 am. After the race, head down Deerfield Avenue to the Glacial Potholes for the Post-Race Party and awards ceremony. Runners will also get free pizza courtesy of Pondside Pizza and a free beer from the Blue Rock if they are over 21. Plus, don&rsquo;t forget to purchase a race shirt to remember this special event.</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span id="docs-internal-guid-16fa6779-7fff-b275-7972-c494ddc0d9b1">The weather is forecasted to be perfect for race morning so come out to the village of Shelburne Falls and participate in the 40th Annual Bridge of Flowers Classic Races. For more information, <a href="https://shelburnefalls.com/index.php/upcoming-events/bridge-of-flowers-road-race" target="_blank">visit the race page here.</a></span></p> Area Updates Western Mass Shelburne Falls Wed, 08 Aug 2018 23:08:58 -0400 Painting for Bid to Benefit Bridge of Flowers in Shelburne Falls https://www.wandamooney.com/blog/posts/2018/09/12/painting-for-bid-to-benefit-bridge-of-flowers-in-shelburne-falls/ <p dir="ltr"><span id="docs-internal-guid-b113f6ac-7fff-a622-614c-c0bfb6b12f8b"><img alt="" class="featured featured" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/5577/blog/light%20showers.jpg" style="float: left; width: 250px; height: 333px; margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px;">If you stop by Salmon Falls Gallery this month, you will see a special painting on display. &ldquo;Light Showers&rdquo; a 42 by 64-inch pastel work has been donated by the artist Peter London for silent auction. The proceeds from the auction will benefit the Bridge of Flowers&rsquo; maintenance and upkeep. The bidding started at $500 but London estimates the work to be valued at $2,500.</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span id="docs-internal-guid-b113f6ac-7fff-a622-614c-c0bfb6b12f8b">London has had much success in his career as an artist, becoming internationally known and having his work exhibited in galleries across the country. Him and his wife, Marion, have a home in Shelburne, where she is also a volunteer gardener on the Bridge of Flowers. London has also taught workshops at Rowe Conference Center.</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span id="docs-internal-guid-b113f6ac-7fff-a622-614c-c0bfb6b12f8b">If you are an art lover/collector and want to support the beautiful Bridge of Flowers, Salmon Falls Gallery is accepting bids by telephone, email, or in person at the gallery, 1 Ashfield Street in Shelburne Falls. The bidding will close on Sunday, September 30 at a floral themed gala at the gallery. All are invited to attend and are encouraged to come dressed in &ldquo;floral finery.&rdquo; There will be refreshments and live music by Einstein&rsquo;s Little Homonculus.</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span id="docs-internal-guid-b113f6ac-7fff-a622-614c-c0bfb6b12f8b">Contact Salmon Falls Gallery at 413-625-9833 or</span> <a href="mailto:salmonfalls@megaplanet.com">salmonfalls@megaplanet.com</a>. Visit them online at <a href="http://salmonfallsgallery.com/index.html" target="_blank">www.salmonfallsgallery.com</a>.</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> Community Arts Shelburne Falls Wed, 12 Sep 2018 21:09:00 -0400