CFC Livingroom

The Cummington Family Center

Our New Home August 13, 2007

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Picking Raspberries July 24, 2007

Picking Raspberries

Picking Raspberries

Originally uploaded by zannestar.

A visit to Summit Farm brought us many, many raspberries. This is the week to pick them! By the end of the week, the blueberries will be ready too. We’re going back in a few days to pick more for jam. Where’s your favorite place to pick berries and what do you do with them?

Ed Stockman
Summit Farm, 131 Summit Street
Plainfield, MA 1070


What are you going to do today? July 19, 2007

Filed under: library,places to visit,stuff to do,williamsburg — zannestar @ 5:27 pm

What about the library? It’s FREE! Yes, free. Your local library is an amazing resource. Not only can you check books out (that’s right, for free), but you can rent movies, go on-line, visit for a story hour, check out local artists work on display, peruse the community board, sit down and read the paper. We visit the Meekin’s Library in Williamsburg. It has a kid’s room with books and a few toys in it. We love books. We read many, many books. And when we need a bookshelf of new books, we just visit the library. I also love that I can order a book from another library in the network, and when it arrives at my local library, they notify me via email and I can go in and pick it up! Did you know that you can also sign out free passes to museums from our local libraries here in Western Mass?

Check out the Meekin’s Events.

Where’s your favorite library? Share…


Take Your Kids To See the World July 18, 2007

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(photo © Trey Ratcliff)

What a great way to show your kids the world.  Click see a new picture from somewhere else, that you may have been or have always wanted to visit.  Read the story, then learn about a distant, or not so distant place and people. (via Design Mom)


French Website for Kids

Filed under: games,links,reviews,stuff to do,websites — zannestar @ 2:48 pm


A CFC member sent this in:  A great interactive website for kids, mine loves it. Check it out!

Go ahead, check it out.  It’s fun for adults too.  It’s a really well done Flash site.  Full of exploring, and updated regularly with new things to discover, Poisson Rouge (Red Fish), will delight all ages.  (Help keep it free – buy a t-shirt or download one of their games to your very own computer).   Enjoy!


Ashfield Farmer’s Market July 16, 2007

Filed under: 2007,Ashfield,community,Hilltowns,places to visit — zannestar @ 5:29 pm

Farmers Market Today

The Cummington Family Center will be at the Ashfield Farmer’s Market, Main Street, Ashfield, Saturday, July 21. While picking up your bread, veggies and so much more, come visit the Cummington Family Center booth. CFC bags will be available for purchase – so you can carry your purchases home!

Farmers Market Ashfield, MA


Meet the Doulas Day July 12, 2007

Filed under: community,parenting,stuff to do — warmwelcomebirth @ 2:29 pm

Expecting a new addition?

Come and learn how a doula can help you have a safer and easier labor, birth, and postpartum time. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet a wide range of birth doulas, postpartum doulas, childbirth educators, and other professionals who serve families in the childbearing year. Learn about local resources, find answers to your questions, and meet other pregnant families in a fun atmosphere!

*Childbirth education videos, literature displays, and bodywork demonstrations throughout the afternoon *Babywearing demonstrations * Free Raffle: Enter your name for a chance to win great door prizes * Free refreshments * Free 15 minute massages for pregnant women *Children welcome.

Sponsored by the Green River Doula Network, For more information, contact Michelle L’Esperance at (413) 586-3648 or
Saturday, July 28, Noon-3PM, Forbes Library, Northampton.