18th Annual North Quabbin Garlic and Arts Festival
The event will be held on Saturday and Sunday, September 24 and 25, 2016 10:00-5:00 pm both days. Shine or Rain Location: Forster’s Farm, 60 Chestnut Hill Rd. Orange, MA 01364, No Pets Allowed Travel and Shuttle Info, Schedule of Events and List of Exhibitors at: www.garlicandarts.org. Admission: Only $5 per day for Adults, $8 for a weekend pass. Kids 12 and under free.
New Spring Schedule for Worcester to Northampton MaxBus
The Maxbus that stops in New Salem on the way to Worcester and Northampton has a new spring schedule. The bus leaves about an hour later in the morning and returns an hour or so earlier in the afternoon. The schedule can be found at www.maxpressbus.com or at the New Salem General Store.
New, Free Magazine about the Quabbin Towns - Uniquely Quabbin
There is a new, free, 56-page magazine with a glossy cover and a photo of the New Salem Route 202 Look-Out by Dale Monette on the back cover. Look for it at New Salem General Store. It contains articles by 20 local writers and has Calendar Listings of Events in the area from for May to September. Note: New Salem resident, Jane Clukay, is the Associate Editor and Calendar Listing Editor.
THE 1794 MEETINGHOUSE 2016 JULY SCHEDULE
Note: See link for the full 1794 Meetinghouse 2016 Schedule
Definite Maybes - Thursday, July 7
The Definite Maybes fashion a dynamic blend of rock, blues, and R&B and are driven by the sweet soulful voice of Melanie Mangum and spirited guitar from Charlie Mallet (Melanie and the Blue Shots). Their new release Leaving the Station features original songs that cross musical boundaries and styles. The band also features Scott "Ottomatic Slim" Monette on bass and Mark "The Nines" Jennings on drums. Come and listen to this great band; our wonderful acoustics will help their music to shine. They'll be playing all the originals off their debut CD, plus a few acoustic tunes that have yet to be released, and a bunch of fun covers. The Definite Maybes might hop genres, but they always deliver heart and soul with every performance.
Samantha Farrell - Saturday, July 9th
The Meetinghouse welcomes nearby Orange native Samantha Farrell home on Saturday, July 9th. Often, the first thing people say they notice about Farrell is a blonde shock of extremely curly hair. The second thing that people notice and the thing they never forget - is her voice. She’s looking forward to sharing her jazzy, folk-flavored pop with her friends, relatives, and fans in the North Quabbin area.
Keith Murphy and Becky Tracy - Thursday, July 14
Keith Murphy and Becky Tracy are a Brattleboro–based duo who will perform traditional music from Canada, Ireland and more on Thursday, July 14th. Tracy’s fiddling pulses through tasteful dance tunes and resonates with beauty on traditional slow airs. Keith’s gentle and expressive singing in English and French is balanced by the drive and power of his guitar playing and foot percussion.
Gathering Time with Mara Levine - Sunday, July 17th
New York-based Gathering Time returns to the Meetinghouse on Sunday afternoon, July 17th. Gathering Time is like a high-energy Peter, Paul and Mary or a co-ed Crosby, Stills and Nash, with various parts of The Byrds, Joni Mitchell, the Eagles and America mixed in; a head-turning folk-rock harmony trio described recently as "getting a whole beehive-full of buzz" on the northeast regional folk scene. They’ll be joined by guest vocalist Mara Levine.
Patrick Coman Band - Thursday, July 21st
The Patrick Coman Band plays the reds and the blues at 7:30 pm on Thursday, July 21st. This Boston-based band merges bluesy bar room shuffles with the red dirt of Coman’s native Oklahoma, garnering fans for their upbeat and contemporary take on traditional American music.
Adult tickets are $15 (except the Opening and Closing concerts when they are $20).
Teens 13-17 are always $10. Children 12 and under are always free.
Editor’s Note: I hope you will support this summer’s 1794 Meetinghouse events. As the building is owned by the Town of New Salem, the 1794 Meetinghouse events benefit us all. Please print the attached schedule and, if I may make a suggestion, post copies everywhere.
Any New Salem Democrat interested in finding out more about the local committee and its activities should contact John Ryan, chair (email@example.com) or Sharon Tracy, co-chair (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Service Forestry Program
The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) Service Forestry Program provides technical assistance to private landowners and municipalities in forest resource planning, forest management, and forest protection within districts across the state.
With 235,000 non-industrial private landowners in Massachusetts and approximately 78% of the Commonwealth's forest land in private ownership, private lands play a key role in sustaining clean water, protecting our soil, providing wildlife habitat and producing quality timber resources.
The Service Forestry Program meets the needs of these landowners through:
The Service Forestry Program is based on the belief that we can best serve the citizens of the commonwealth by helping landowners make educated decisions about their woodlots, and protecting our valuable forest resources through fair and consistent application of environmental regulations. For more information contact one of our regional administrative offices or contact the service forester working in your town.
Bus Service for New Salem from Worcester to Northampton
There's a new bus service that stops in New Salem. The service which is funded by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation goes from Worcester to Northampton twice daily. Maxbus that stops in New Salem on the way to Worcester and Northampton has a new spring schedule. The bus leaves about an hour later in the morning and returns an hour or so earlier in the afternoon. For more information pick up a schedule from the New Salem Store or go to www.maxpressbus.com.
Quabbin Harvest Food Co-op