Open Auditions: Call for Talent
To be held Sunday, January 23rd, 2011 at the Montague Grange hall
For Immediate Release
Montague Renaissance Faire Seeks Talent
Mutton and Mead, Montague's Medieval Festival, seeks Actors, Singers, Dancers, Minstrels, and other creative types at an audition and open house on Sunday, January 23rd, 2011, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM at the Montague Grange hall, for "THIEVES OF HONOR" a Robin Hood-themed Renaissance Faire to be held on June 18th in Turners Falls, MA.
Actors should come with a two-minute monologue and be prepared to participate in some improvisational activities. Not looking for a major role? We are also seeking extras for "depth and color" and will provide training. If you sing or play an instrument please bring it and a song to present.
Not an actor, but still interested in helping bring our medieval village to life? Mutton and Mead is also seeking volunteers, crafts-people, merchants, theater crew, designers and carpenters, independent acts, interns and staff. Just contact us or stop by on audition day. There are several Managerial spots available as well, for those who like to work on these types of events.
Are you some other creative type? Our hope is that Mutton and Mead will provide a venue for the community. We welcome your ideas on how we can make that happen. We hope to see you or hear from you too.
Auditions and Open house to be held at the Montague Grange hall, 34 Main Street, Montague Center, on Sunday, January 23, 2011, from 10:00 AM through 4:00 PM.
The Montague Soapbox Race committee is looking for sources of hay. This would be what's officially called "crap hay" -- the lowest quality stuff that can still be baled and used as safety siding for a soapbox race.
We will need about 800 bales for about six hours.
So, either we rent the bales, or we split the cost of buying bales with someone who is buying that much hay, and have it sit on the road for an afternoon before being transported to the new owner.
Keep your eyes peeled for my three year old beagle Voodoo somewhere in the Shutesbury area. He escaped April 20th, Tuesday. He was last seen wearing a black harness, but may have slipped that at some point. Please call Jake 413 325 7339 if you have any leads.
I've just created an artist network for Western Massachusetts artists. Join to network, showcase your work, post and view events, blog, etc.
Hoping to build an artist community for sharing and support, showcasing, etc.
To join go to: http://wmartists.ning.com
Hi! Are you, or perhaps someone you know who lives in North Leverett missing a dog? We found a very friendly border collie mix last night near the Leverett Co-op. He is black with white on his head and black spots mixed in with the white parts, and a white tip on his tail. Very energetic. He is currently at home with us in Montague, but we'll be taking him to Dakin soon if no one claims him—too much energy for our little house! Very sweet though.
Give us a call if this puppy sounds familiar. 676-9890. Thanks!
Piano for sale. $20. You pick up at the Montague Grange hall in Montague Center, across from the town common, library and church. Call Mik at 413 320 5336 to arrange a viewing. You'll need a pickup truck.
The Town of New Salem is offering a FREE Home Energy Savings Seminar
Wednesday, October 28, 7 p.m.
New Salem Public Library
FACT: Most Massachusetts homes could save 20% or more on their fuel use.
Learn more about …
• Tips to reduce your home energy costs
• Ways to save on heat and electricity
• Hands-on, no-cost/low-cost solutions
• Home energy efficiency programs and incentives that make improvements more affordable
You’ll learn about all this and more by attending a FREE Home Energy Savings Seminar:
Presenters will teach home energy basics, indicate how energy improvements work and which are the most cost effective, and describe home energy efficiency programs and incentives. There will be a power point presentation and free educational materials for everyone who attends.
CALLING ALL LOCAL BUSINESSES – Great advertising opportunity!!
Each year the Swift River School PTCA holds the Fall Fest at the Swift River School in New Salem in mid-October. This year on October 17th, the events will include a rock climbing wall, a bounce house, a horse drawn hay ride, and a yo-yo performance. Each of these events is free for the families that attend, so we depend on local business support to help us out. The events listed cost from $125 to $675, and donations in any amount will be appreciated in helping make our Fall Fest a more lively occasion.
Each sponsoring business will be recognized on a large poster displayed near the sponsored event, repeatedly in the school newsletter, and in fliers displayed in New Salem and Wendell. It’s a great way to reach out to the community!
Thank you to last year’s sponsors: Orange Oil, Adams Animal Hospital, C&M Roughcut, Whittier Plumbing, and Diemand Egg Farm! Please consider adding your business to the list supporting the Swift River Fall Fest this year at any amount.
Call Beth Bone at (978)544-5673 for more information.
The North Quabbin TimeBank has just about 100 members who offer and receive services for time. The options are endless - sign up on the website - nqtimebank.org, come in for an orientation, then start trading!!! for more info, contact Amber @ 978-544-1869 or 413.522.3453!
Inviting all New Salem residents to share their accomplishments with the town!
This year on Old Home Day July 18th, we will be displaying photographs of what our townspeople, young and old, have accomplished.
An accomplishment could be a youngster who has learned how to ride a bike, a teenager who has fashioned a dove-tailed box, or a grandmother who has finished a quilt.
Please forward us a photograph of your accomplishment by mailing it to:
Old Home Day Committee,
19 South Main Street, New Salem, 01355
Or by e-mailing it: email@example.com
Be sure to include:
· your name
· a description of your accomplishment (15 words or less)
· a photograph of your accomplishment
In July, we will announce a local Accomplishment Photographing Station. If you don’t have your own camera, we will have a photo booth with assistants available for you.
We hope you will join us!
Attention: Comics, poets, singers, musicians, and songwriters!
Open Mic starts at 12:30 pm.
Performers please email: firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
So, do you like beer? Sun? Live music? How about an event that is 100% for a local, green charity?
June 27th, 12-5pm join me in Greenfield for the 2009 Green River Brew Fest, sponsored by Ryan and Casey Liquors, your friends at Montague WebWorks, and Dillon Chevrolet.
Featuring hundreds of craft and domestic beers to tempt the taste buds, hear live music from the Valley’s own Primate Fiasco!
Under the big white tents rain or shine, this event will benefit Seeds of Solidarity, the folks from Orange who bring you sustainable, organic gardening principals and the originator of the Garlic and Arts Festival.
Hope to see you all there! Bring a friend! Mention Hilltown Connect, and get a chance to win a 1 hour (100.00 value) consulting session from Montague WebWorks on any area of your business or personal technology/web/marketing needs!
413.522.4808 for questions or email me here!
I am organizing a weekly Ultimate Frisbee game at the athletic fields in New Salem (behind the fire station). Monday nights at 5:30pm. Starting this Monday the 15th. If you love Ultimate, or if you've never played it is a great game. Lots of fun and exercise. All experience levels welcome. Bring a dark and light t-shirt, good shoes (soccer cleats are the best), and water. If you have any questions you can contact me info.
My husband has collected an old hiking backpack and other various outdoors odds and ends. He does not and has not used these things due to his busy schedule. He is deep sea fishing now but when he is back I will ask him if he is willing to sell/give these items to you!
I'm interested in buying or trading for a hiking/camping backpack that you may have laying around and are interested in getting rid of. Also, if you have a one or two person tent, I would be interested in that. Thanks!
Summer is coming fast. Need a pool for the kids or just for yourself to enjoy? Well I have what you are looking for a 24' round 52"high above ground pool. In great condition with pump and filter and a limited amount of supplies. All of our kids are grown and moved out and we just don't use it and are hoping to let a new family get many years of use. $500 for all we will help you take it down. Please e-mail back or call 978-544-9029 and leave a message. Please do not call after 9:00pm.
That great spaghetti dinner is happening this Friday, May 15 at Shutesbury Elementary School. Tickets for the 6:00 seaeting are scant, but the 7:00 still has tickets available. See a fifth or sixth grader for details visit the school's website for more info. www.shutesburyschool.org. Dinner benefits the sixth grade. Live music and a rare chance to see your favorite sixth graders with big black moustache. Come check it out!
New Salem Firefighters Association - Spaghetti Supper
We would like to announce that the New Salem Firefighters Association is holding a fundraising spaghetti supper on May 15th, Friday, at the New Salem Town Hall from 6-7:30 PM. Spaghetti with meat or meatless sauce, garlic bread, salad, and a home-made dessert will be served. We encourage you to come support your local fire department! The cost is $6 for adults at $4.50 for children. See you there!
I have a gallery full of watercolors for sale. As well as, I do commissions for individuals.
If you would like to view my work please contact me via email and I can arrange a time to show you the work I have.
BUILD COMMUNITY, COMMERCE & CONNECTION AT THE HILLTOWN BUSINESS CLUB!
BUILD COMMUNITY, COMMERCE & CONNECTION AT THE HILLTOWN BUSINESS CLUB!
Join Us for Our 3rd Meeting Wed., April 29, 2009 – 6:30-8 p.m.
16 West Main Street, New Salem (Just across Rte. 202 from Whittier Plumbing & Heating)
Networking within our local community will help us get through tough economic times – and thrive afterwards. Local businesses, entrepreneurs, independent contractors, community leaders, and interested residents in New Salem, Shutesbury, and Wendell have joined together to form the Hilltown Business Club, sponsored by the New Salem General Store and JW DeWitt Business Communications. Our mission: to build community, commerce, and connection among our three hill towns.
Join us for our third meeting on Wednesday, April 29, from 6:30-8 p.m. at the home of John & Lisa DeWitt, 16 West Main Street in New Salem. (Beer, wine, and hors d’ouvres will be served.) We’ll network, share ideas, and plan upcoming programs – including a local phone directory and a summer business fair. And be sure to visit and sign up at www.hilltownconnect.com, a club-affiliated online community bulletin board and business directory.
Are you constantly thinking, "Gee, my living room is good, but what could I do to spruce it up"? and "How do I properly express my love of jungle cats"? If that sounds like something you constantly obsess about, then please consider my FREE glass-top panther coffee table. This sleek, alluring coffee table features a perched panther, awaiting it's next kill, or perhaps a fine latte. Stealthily, he hides beneath your home design magazines and your glass bowl, full of colorful marbles. Act fast, curious customers, this cat may go quick.
Hi! I provide child care and am trying to fill a section of my yard with a structure, sand box and other out side toys for children. If you are looking to get donate any idems to me and the lovely children in my care I would be greatfull!!! please contact Danielle at 978 413 8197