Dec
16
4:00 PM16:00

Old Fashioned Christmas at the Homestead

William Cullen Bryant Homestead, Cummington
Come tour the house’s festively decorated historic rooms, enjoy delicious holiday treats, and peruse the holiday gift shop featuring items produced locally by artists in the hilltowns, Berkshires, and Pioneer Valley. Each weekend offers something a little different: carolers in the parlor, animated readings of Christmas tales, and visits from Father Christmas himself! A delightful way to spend the holiday season with family and friends in the beautiful hilltowns of Western Massachusetts! Travel back in time and experience an old fashioned Christmas at the Homestead. Notchview Christmas trees will also be for sale at the house with a special price of $10 for members that join The Trustees at the Bryant Homestead! Members: $5; Nonmembers: $10. Contact: 413.532.1631 x3110
acaluori@thetrustees.org

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Dec
17
4:00 PM16:00

Old Fashioned Christmas at the Homestead

William Cullen Bryant Homestead, Cummington
Come tour the house’s festively decorated historic rooms, enjoy delicious holiday treats, and peruse the holiday gift shop featuring items produced locally by artists in the hilltowns, Berkshires, and Pioneer Valley. Each weekend offers something a little different: carolers in the parlor, animated readings of Christmas tales, and visits from Father Christmas himself! A delightful way to spend the holiday season with family and friends in the beautiful hilltowns of Western Massachusetts! Travel back in time and experience an old fashioned Christmas at the Homestead. Notchview Christmas trees will also be for sale at the house with a special price of $10 for members that join The Trustees at the Bryant Homestead! Members: $5; Nonmembers: $10. Contact: 413.532.1631 x3110
acaluori@thetrustees.org

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Dec
22
4:00 PM16:00

Old Fashioned Christmas at the Homestead

William Cullen Bryant Homestead, Cummington
Come tour the house’s festively decorated historic rooms, enjoy delicious holiday treats, and peruse the holiday gift shop featuring items produced locally by artists in the hilltowns, Berkshires, and Pioneer Valley. Each weekend offers something a little different: carolers in the parlor, animated readings of Christmas tales, and visits from Father Christmas himself! A delightful way to spend the holiday season with family and friends in the beautiful hilltowns of Western Massachusetts! Travel back in time and experience an old fashioned Christmas at the Homestead. Notchview Christmas trees will also be for sale at the house with a special price of $10 for members that join The Trustees at the Bryant Homestead! Members: $5; Nonmembers: $10. Contact: 413.532.1631 x3110
acaluori@thetrustees.org

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Dec
23
4:00 PM16:00

Old Fashioned Christmas at the Homestead

William Cullen Bryant Homestead, Cummington
Come tour the house’s festively decorated historic rooms, enjoy delicious holiday treats, and peruse the holiday gift shop featuring items produced locally by artists in the hilltowns, Berkshires, and Pioneer Valley. Each weekend offers something a little different: carolers in the parlor, animated readings of Christmas tales, and visits from Father Christmas himself! A delightful way to spend the holiday season with family and friends in the beautiful hilltowns of Western Massachusetts! Travel back in time and experience an old fashioned Christmas at the Homestead. Notchview Christmas trees will also be for sale at the house with a special price of $10 for members that join The Trustees at the Bryant Homestead! Members: $5; Nonmembers: $10. Contact: 413.532.1631 x3110
acaluori@thetrustees.org

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Dec
24
5:30 PM17:30

Live Nativity Scene & Candlelight Service

Windsor Congregational Church
Come see the live Mary, Joseph, Wise men/women, angels and shepherds  as well as a variety of Windsor animals as we gather to celebrate (weather permitting). Hot cocoa and goodies will be available. The Christmas Eve candlelight service starts at 6:00 pm.  All are welcome!  Come and enjoy the Christmas spirit. Follow us on Facebook for further details or call Heather at 413-770-0974.

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Dec
30
12:00 AM00:00

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"Sometimes such a doubt from the last darkness springs:
My heart turneth sick, and my faith falleth low,
But when the faint bird-tracks appear in the snow,
I trust and believe in the songs and the wings."
—lines from the poem, Mother's Solace, by Alice & Phoebe Cary (1887)
[photo by Patty Crane]

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Dec
14
12:00 AM00:00

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WOODS
by Wendell Berry

I part the out thrusting branches
and come in beneath
the blessed and the blessing trees.
Though I am silent
there is singing around me.
Though I am dark
there is vision around me.
Tough I am heavy
there is flight around me.

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Dec
10
12:00 AM00:00

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fragment of tile mosaic at Berkshire Trail Elementary School
The 78-inch by 78-inch mosaic was made by students attending Berkshire Trail in 1990. Every child, from grades K through 5, had a hand in its creation—the kindergarteners quite literally, as their individual little handprints form the mosaic’s lovely blue border.

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Dec
9
9:00 AM09:00

Christmas Tree Sale

Notchview
Come out to beautiful Notchview to choose and cut your own Fraser Fir, Balsam Fir or Spruce grown exclusively at the reservation!  A fun family outing and special way to find your holiday tree while supporting stewardship and conservation at Notchview. Be sure to stop in the lodge for complimentary hot cocoa after you pick up your tree! Members: $20; Nonmembers:$25. Contact: 413.532.1631 x3110
acaluori@thetrustees.org

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Dec
2
12:00 AM00:00

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“Black-capped Chickadees are bold and hardy little birds. During a daytime blizzard, they will still come to the feeder. They are cavity-nesters and spend the cold winter nights in the shelter of a tree cavity. Like other birds that remain in bitter cold regions during the winter, Black-capped Chickadees survive by shivering as they sleep, to keep their body temperature constant.”

—excerpt from Bob Wood’s column in the November, 2015 issue of Windsor Now & Then

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Nov
30
12:00 AM00:00

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A Barred Owl

By Richard Wilbur

The warping night air having brought the boom
Of an owl’s voice into her darkened room,
We tell the wakened child that all she heard
Was an odd question from a forest bird,
Asking of us, if rightly listened to,
“Who cooks for you?” and then “Who cooks for you?”

Words, which can make our terrors bravely clear,
Can also thus domesticate a fear,
And send a small child back to sleep at night
Not listening for the sound of stealthy flight
Or dreaming of some small thing in a claw
Borne up to some dark branch and eaten raw.

[Barred Owl photo by Patty Crane]

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Nov
24
10:00 AM10:00

Green Friday Hike!

Notchview Reservation

Join us on our newest kids' trail for a woodland walk at Notchview where we'll enjoy s'mores at the top!  A sweet and fun hike for kids and kids at heart - a great way to keep up the Thanksgiving spirit with family and friends while enjoying the outdoors!  We'll meet at the Budd Visitor Center at 10am followed by a walk across the field to enter the trail.  No need to register!  Members: FREE ; Nonmembers: $5. Contact: 413.532.1631 x3110
acaluori@thetrustees.org

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Nov
23
2:00 PM14:00

Windsor Thanksgiving Dinner!

Town Hall

Every year our community comes together on Thanksgiving Day to share a feast and visit with friends and neighbors. If you have nowhere to go, or want to share with your neighbors, please join us. This year Dave Melle and Valerie Bird will be coordinating the event. RSVP to Dave Melle 413-448-3075, meldjm@gmail.com with the number of people attending, special dietary needs and what you would like to bring.

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Nov
22
12:00 AM00:00

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"In our own glad and fortunate country the seasons are known by their respective dominant pies—for each there is an appropriate pie, with apple pie for all the year round…. The perfect days of June welcome the lip-painting berry pies…. Then, as nature paints the forests with her magic brush, comes in the golden glory of the year, the royal pumpkin pie!" — New York Times, 1902 May 3rd

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