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Oct 1, 2023
Community, Commerce & Connection for New Salem, Shutesbury & Wendell, Massachusetts

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annejulin - Fri, Aug 19, 2011, 2:05 P
looking for roommate
I am new to New Salem and I am looking for a roommate. Prefer a female. If you are looking for a place respond to this post.

Thanks, Anne
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mmuller - Wed, Jan 19, 2011, 4:01 P
Open Auditions: Call for Talent
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.
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Gelinas - Wed, Dec 1, 2010, 2:06 P
Curbside Containerized Trash Service Special Offer
Gelinas Companies is offering 65gal Containerized Curbside Service. Sign up now for Quarterly Service & Receive 2 FREE WEEKS*

- 65 Gallon Plastic Container with Wheels
- Weekly Service
- Electronic Billing Available
- Easy Payment Plans

13-WEEKS FOR $130.00

As always, we at the Gelinas companies pride ourselves with teh highest quality of service and dependability ~ since 1997.

*New Customers Only offer expires 1/1/2011.
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mmuller - Thu, May 20, 2010, 9:24 P
Looking for HAy
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.

Please call Mik at 413-320-5336
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Jake - Wed, Apr 21, 2010, 6:53 P
Lost Beagle in Shutesbury Center
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.
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JoeyandHugh - Tue, Mar 30, 2010, 2:15 P
Join Western Mass Artists Network
I've just created an artist network for Western Massachusetts artists. Join to network, showcase your work, post and view events, blog, etc.
Totally free.
Hoping to build an artist community for sharing and support, showcasing, etc.
To join go to:

Joey LaValle-Mackay

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Jake - Tue, Feb 16, 2010, 9:21 P
Lost dog in N. Leverett
Is he by any chance half border collie/ half pitbull and "fully male"? If so, I know this dog. If not, good luck finding his owner.

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jgriffin - Tue, Feb 16, 2010, 11:57 A
Lost dog in N. Leverett
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!
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mmuller - Wed, Jan 13, 2010, 11:31 A
Piano for sale
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.
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pollyremax - Wed, Oct 28, 2009, 10:35 A
Free vinyl recliner chair
I have a vinyl recliner chair to give away. May need a little stitching on seat. Come to pick it up. Email or call 978-249-6055
Polly and David
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jwdewitt - Wed, Oct 21, 2009, 12:31 P
Free Home Energy Use Seminar
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.

Co-sponsored by New Salem Energy Taskforce

For more information, please contact Amy Fagin at 978-544-2247 or:
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JoeyandHugh - Sat, Oct 17, 2009, 12:12 P
Sleeper Couch
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bone - Fri, Sep 11, 2009, 3:13 P
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.

Thank you for your support!
The Swift River PTCA

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MARIA - Sat, Aug 29, 2009, 4:20 P





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nqtimebank - Mon, Aug 3, 2009, 10:56 A
YES is HIRING 2!!!
Check out:

for more details!!!

Amber Ortiz
Young Entreprenuers Society
Orange, MA
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nqtimebank - Mon, Jul 20, 2009, 2:10 P
Exchange services for services
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 -, come in for an orientation, then start trading!!! for more info, contact Amber @ 978-544-1869 or 413.522.3453!
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Jake - Thu, Jul 16, 2009, 1:56 P
Green River Fest ticket
If you're interested in one ticket for the green river festival, i have one available for both nights. 40 bucks. Please reply asap if you want it.

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Jake - Tue, Jul 14, 2009, 11:10 A
got talent?

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:

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: to register.
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cadupre - Mon, Jul 13, 2009, 5:46 A
Local Hay?
I am looking for a local source of feed hay which I can obtain on a weekly or biweekly basis.

My current need is 2-3 bales/week; up to 4/week for winter.

Please contact me for more information. Thank you!

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Patrick - Wed, Jun 17, 2009, 5:06 P
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.

Tickets are 20.00, on line at

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!

Patrick Davis
Montague WebWorks
413.522.4808 for questions or email me here!
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jodyslade - Sun, Jun 14, 2009, 4:57 P
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.

See you there

Jody Slade
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Jake - Mon, Jun 8, 2009, 12:54 P
Looking for camping supplies
You bet I'm still looking. Backpack, tent, maybe a stove. Maybe we could set up a time to meet on Wednesday?

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danidescheneaux - Mon, Jun 1, 2009, 8:40 A
So delayed!
Hi Jake,
My husband will not part with these items! So sorry for the delay
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sanfordlewis - Fri, May 29, 2009, 9:48 P
Looking for camping supplies
I have a frame hiking pack I'm willing to part with pretty cheap or for a modest barter.
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Jake - Sat, May 16, 2009, 5:41 P
Thanks for the tips
Thanks Jason for the tip; Dani, thanks, let me know.

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