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Coming Events

Saturday, November 16th

St. Patrick’s Church, 80 Main Street, Northfield, will be holding a lasagna dinner on Saturday, November 16th at 5pm. For reservations or additional information, please call 413-498-2728.


Montague Congregational Church, 4 North Street, Montague Center, is having a Fete Noel on Saturday, November 16th from 8:30am to 1:30pm. This fall festival fair will feature crafts, homemade food and meals to go, candy, a straw pull table, re-gifts, a tin can drawing, lottery wreath and food basket drawings, pet table, Christmas decorations and gently worn winter clothing. There will be a morning coffee break with homemade muffins, and a lunch of corn chowder, sandwiches, and pie. All proceeds benefit local and global mission programs.

Saturday, November 23rd

The Silver Bell Bazaar will be held at the Mary Lyon Church and in the Buckland Public Hall, 15 & 17 Upper Street, Buckland Center on Saturday, November 23rd from 9am to 2pm. Enjoy a silent auction, baked goods, arts & crafts, a book sale, tag sale items, framed photos and paintings, greeting cards, holiday items, gifts, and many raffles! Beverages and snacks will be available and a buffet lunch will be served between 11am and 2pm. Lunch costs $12 for adults, $6 for children ages 6 to 12, and children under 6 are free. For more information, please call 413-625-9440 or email

Buckley HealthCare Center, 95 Laurel Street, Greenfield, is holding their 3rd Annual Craft Fair on Saturday, November 23rd from 9am to 3pm. Find handmade crafts of all kinds, including decorative glassware, Christmas ornaments, photography, jams, pet toy and treats, handmade soap, jewelry, wood crafts, pillows, and skin care. Don’t miss the bake sale, soup bar, and many raffles! Visit all of the vendors and be entered into a door prize drawing valued at $100. All proceeds will benefit the Resident Council Fund.


Come visit Holy Family Parish Center, 29 Sugarloaf Street, South Deerfield on Saturday, November 23rd and see many talented, local craft vendors offering handmade items! Shop the Christmas room full of freshly made center pieces, cemetery boxes and wreaths, enter raffles to win one of the fabulous theme gift baskets, cash or gift cards to local businesses, and savor the baked goods table filled with pies, cookies, cakes, and specialty items! Lunch will be served at the café, with hamburgers, hot dogs, soups, and desserts, as well as the famous polish plate. Admission is free and the hall is handicap accessible. Hope to see you there!


Renowned Pioneer Valley Singer/songwriter and novelist, Normal Schell will be appearing for a special pre-thanksgiving concert at the Gill Church, 6 Center Road, Gill, MA on Saturday, November 23rd at 7pm. A contribution of $10 will be asked to help defray the cost of the new handicap access addition to the church, but NO ONE will be turned away for lack of funds. The performance will include Christian favorites such as ‘Eternal Father’ and ‘Amazing Grace,’ as well as Norman’s original compositions.

The Episcopal Church of Saints James and Andrew, invites you to the 8th Annual Mistletoe Mart & Craft Faire on Saturday, November 23rd. The fair will be held at the church located at the corner of Federal and Church Streets in Greenfield from 9am to 3pm. Browse handmade creations of area crafters find something for everyone, even your pets! Don’t miss the gift basket raffle, cookie walk, and quilt raffle, and breakfast and lunch served at the renowned Saints James and Andrew Café! All are welcome.

Local artists and authors will read and discuss their careers on Saturday, November 23rd at the Buckland Public Hall, 15 Upper Street, Buckland during the adjacent Mary Lyon Church annual bazaar festivities. At 11am, Ashfield author and illustrator, Beverly Duncan will read from “Christmas in the Stable.” At 11:30am, Margot Apple of Shelburne Falls will read from one of her many children’s books. At 1pm, artist Cyndie Stetson of Heath will read the well-known poem by Clement Clarke Moore, “T’was the Night Before Christmas.” There will be free candy canes for the children.


Join the Greenfield Public Library as they help celebrate the Thanksgiving Farmers Market at Four Corners School in Greenfield, on Saturday, November 23rd from 10am to 1pm with their Pop Up Library! Support your local farmers, get a library card, check out a book or movie, and find out what is new and exciting at the Greenfield Public Library.

Wednesday, November 27th

The Chicopee Comprehensive Football Alumni Organization will be hosting their 5th Annual CCHS Alumni Football Game on Wednesday, November 27th, at 6pm on the ground of Chicopee Comprehensive High School. This year’s game will be played in memory of Alex Ortiz #36, and Command Sergeant Major Hervey E. Constantine. All proceeds go to the Comp Football program.


Available Now

Buckland Historical Society’s beautiful, full color, 2020 Calendar of Robert Strong Woodward’s paintings, titled ‘Portraits of New England’ is now available. Woodward was a New England artist from Buckland, MA, and sold his work to celebrities such as Jack Benny, George Burns, and Robert Frost. This year’s calendar is in a portrait format enabling painting to be featured that do not fit in landscape format. Calendars cost $20 and can be purchased at Andy’s & The Oak Shoppe, Boswell’s Books and Sawyer News, The Buckland Public Library, and online at .


Your car, truck, snow mobile, or camper may be worth more as a donation than a trade-in. Call the Massachusetts Association for the Blind at 1-888-613-2777 for details. This is a free tow, quick pick up, and donations are tax deductible. Proceeds benefit blind and vision impaired persons in Massachusetts.