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The Cummington Family Center

CFC Marches in the Parade! July 5, 2007

Filed under: 2007,4th of July,Chesterfield,Parade,Uncategorized — zannestar @ 7:22 pm

Our Signs!

The Cummington Family Center invited all Hilltown Families to march in the Chesterfield 60th Annual 4th of July Parade. The CFC marched with the Hilltown Coalition to End Domestic Violence.
Getting Ready

Marching Wagons

The Oxen

The Crowd

Watching the fire trucks

Sign Holders - back view


Come Join the Parade! July 2, 2007

Filed under: Uncategorized — tinacornell @ 4:06 pm


Hi families,

Come join us to march in Chesterfield’s 4th of July parade this year! We’ll be gathering at 9:45 on south street in Chesterfield in parade Section 3, and marching with the Hilltown Coalition to End Domestic Violence.  Parking for parade participants is in the field on Bryant street in Chesterfield

Bring your strollers, backpacks and wagons decorated and ready for fun!

If you have further questions feel free  to email Tina :

See ya then!


Hilltown Ice Cream – Debut! May 18, 2007


The truck is full — Black Raspberry, Maple Walnut, White Chocolate
Kahlua with Oreos, Coffee, Butter Pecan, and more — and the window
finally opens on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. at the Cummington Fairgrounds!
Stop by for a sundae, cone, root beer float or a snow cone.

Hilltown Ice Cream will be at the Hilltown Spring Festival joining with lots of other local businesses, artists and
organizations to celebrate the Hilltowns and honor the Hilltown CDC for
25 years of service to the region. Rain or shine, shorts or sweaters,
the truck will be there.

Hilltown Ice Cream is  also still taking reservations for the summer, so if you’ve got
events, parties, or other ideas of where the truck should be selling ice
cream, please let Hilltown Ice Cream know. (413.634.5728)

Remember, it’s never too cold for ice cream…..

For more information about Hilltown Ice Cream, you can check out their website, email them at or give them a call: 413.634.5728


Seed Starting at Holiday Farm on June 2nd May 16, 2007

Filed under: places to visit,stuff to do — farmerdes @ 12:36 am

Holiday Farm

Education Program

Summer Saturday Workshop Series

Seed Starting & 3 Sisters Gardening

 June 2nd

Time 9am-12pm

Come and join us as we start vegetables, flowers and herbs for the new Children’s Garden at Holiday Farm. This is a hands-on activity- so you will get dirty as we mix potting soil, fill pots and plant seeds. There will be tips on getting your seeds from the packet to the garden to the table as well as answers to your gardening questions. We will also be planting the 3 Sisters Section of the Garden using traditional Native American planting techniques and seeds. Participants will go home with a pack of seedlings to be. Good for all ages.

Cost is $5/child & adult.

 Please call the Farm office to Register~ 413.684.0444

or email:  All workshops are held at Holiday Farm in
Dalton, Massachusetts. Please call or email for directions or more information.


Silent Auction Wrap Up May 15, 2007

Filed under: photos,Silent Auction 2007 — tinacornell @ 1:39 am

CFC Silent Auction 2007

We had a beautiful evening for the 2nd annual silent auction this year!

I think it’s agreed that we all had a great night, and as always it was a reminder that we have a wonderful community of people and families. If nothing else, it’s a way to see everyone and connect in a way we don’t always get to.

The donations of goods and services were up over last year by a third and they were truly fantastic!! I think we had over 90 items. We almost didnt’ have room to display everything. Thank you to everyone who so generously came forward with something to auction off. Attendance was down a bit from last year, could it have been the Mother’s day weekend obligations many people had? And although folks were generous, this also meant some people got killer deals – lucky ducks!! I know I did.

I feel really proud of all the hard work that people did putting this together. Special thanks to Amy for handling so many of the day-of logistics. Thank you EVERYONE! I’m really looking forward to planning an even better event for next year!


Your Kid’s Self Portrait at The Children’s Art Museum May 10, 2007

Filed under: links,places to visit,stuff to do,stuff to make — zannestar @ 5:01 pm

You know your kid’s a Picasso – why not let everyone else know too!

Please pass this info on to your kiddos.

Draw/Paint/Collage a self portait! (that is a picture of you!) and drop
it off at the Children’s Art Museum in Shelburne Falls, matted/framed
by May 30th to be included in our art show. Nothing will be turned
away if it is ready to be hung.

Questions Call CAM: 413 625 6826!

Tony(a) Lemos
The Children’s Art Museum


An Intimate Evening of Blues & Jazz May 1, 2007

Filed under: concert,evening social,stuff to do — zannestar @ 11:32 am

Hilltown Families & eAglebird Records present …

An Intimate Evening of Blues & Jazz

Members of the Hilltown Family Center are invited to join Blues Singer, Marla BB & Jazz Bass Player, Michael Dunning for a House Concert in West Chesterfield on Saturday, May 5th @ 7pm.

  • Live music will fill the first hour, followed by an evening social for adults.
  • Coffee, tea & dessert will be offered. BYOB.
  • The suggested donation is $5-$10 (sliding scale)
  • Space is limited. Reservations required. For adults only.
  • Nursing infants welcomed.