It’s the second annual Hampshire Hills scarecrow contest Sunday Republican (Springfield, MA) Author: DON CONKEY HAMPSHIRE COUNTY, MA – None of them spoke a word. None of them moved an inch. None of them did anything. Anything at all. And, yet, they spoke volumes and demonstrated everything that is special about the unique place that is […]
They Make Statements in Rags and Straw Scarecrow Contest Sparks Wit of Western Mass.
Source: Boston Globe Author: Judith Gaines, Globe Staff PLAINFIELD, MA – Time was when a scarecrow did what it was supposed to do: It guarded the season’s crops from marauding birds and other hungry pests. But in what may be a sign of the times, many of these traditional harvest harbingers are turning their attention to […]
Union-News (Springfield, MA) Author: RICHARD NADOLSKI CHESTERFIELD, MA – By next spring the Board of Selectmen are hoping to be issuing $100,000 in tax-free municipal bonds backed by the good faith and trust of the Town of Chesterfield to community-minded investors who know a good deal when they see one. In what is believed to be […]
Source: Union-News (Springfield, MA) Author: RICHARD NADOLSKI CHESTERFIELD, MA – No missing Dead Sea Scrolls. No hill town equivalent of the treasure of the Sierra Madre. However, there was a license to conduct Beano, circa 1972, and an increasingly familiar photograph. The selectmen met for the third time since the beginning of the month in the […]
SOURCE: Sunday Republican (Springfield, MA) Author: RICHARD NADOLSKI HAMPSHIRE COUNTY, MA – A selection committee with an apparent bent for the macabre has chosen the eerie work of South Street artist Michael Melle and his children as the “Best of the Hilltowns” scarecrow in a contest sponsored by the Hampshire Hills Bed & Breakfast Association. Besides […]
Union-News (Springfield, MA) Author: RICHARD NADOLSKI CHESTERFIELD, MA – Al Capone’s vault it’s not, but the largely forgotten and locked safe once used by selectmen years ago that is buried in the deepest part of the town’s library is now drawing a great deal of interest among officials. “Just what is in that safe, anyway?” selectmen […]
Source: Union-News (Springfield, MA) Author: RICHARD NADOLSKI GOSHEN, MA – Between the lazy days of summer and the brisk fall foliage season comes the day of the scarecrow, and the local bed and breakfast association here is hoping to stir interest in this familiar autumnal character with its first annual Berkshire/Hampshire Hills Scarecrow Competition. Members of […]