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
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
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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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
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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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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Nov
19
12:00 AM00:00

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When beavers make a dam, they slow the flow of water in a stream and, eventually, a pond or wetland forms. About 85 percent of all native North American fauna rely on wetlands, so they're extremely important to our ecosystem. Wetlands also reduce runoff and store water from heavy rain. I recently took this photo in the Boulders Conservation area in Dalton, MA. —Patty Crane

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Nov
12
10:00 AM10:00

Ecology, Plant, & Tree ID Hike

Tamarack Hollow

Learn about the unique high elevation spruce-fir forest and how to identify evergreen trees and plants such as the balsam fir, red spruce, tamarack/larch, goldthread, Christmas fern and bunchberry in their late fall stages as well as northern hardwood species such as many maple species, white and mountain ash, American beech and birch species. Visit cellar holes from the 1800’s along the way and learn about life as it was in these remote hilltowns. 3-mile round trip moderate hike. Email aimee@gaiaroots.com to register. You can visit their websites at

http://www.tamarackhollow.com

http://www.tamarackhollownatureandculturalcenter.org

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Nov
5
8:00 AM08:00

Windsor Church Breakfast Fundraiser

Windsor Town Hall
The church is having a breakfast fundraiser to help pay for our new parsonage roof and the vandalism repairs to our windows.  All are welcome! There is no need to be a church member to attend. Price is $8.00. Call 684-5012 for tickets and/or more information. REMINDER: There will be no church services today.

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Nov
4
12:00 AM00:00

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"In 1939 the mining engineer Oliver Bowles estimated that there were probably more than 259,000 miles of stone walls in the northeastern U.S., most of which is in New England. Many walls have since been destroyed, but probably more than half of these remain." -from http://stonewall.uconn.edu

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Oct
31
9:30 AM09:30

Internet Cafe

Town Hall
Come have tea, play games, have deep political discussions, talk about town happenings, or just chat. Of course you can check your email or work on your laptop, but just socializing is totally acceptable and encouraged.

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Oct
29
12:00 AM00:00

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SONG OF THE WITCHES (from Macbeth)
By William Shakespeare

Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn and caldron bubble.

Fillet of a fenny snake,
In the caldron boil and bake;
Eye of newt and toe of frog,
Wool of bat and tongue of dog,
Adder's fork and blind-worm's sting,
Lizard's leg and howlet's wing,
For a charm of powerful trouble,
Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.

Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn and caldron bubble.
Cool it with a baboon's blood,
Then the charm is firm and good.

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Oct
28
12:00 AM00:00

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The Ball Bridge, designed by Windsor’s Charles H. Ball, and patented in 1893, got its strength from heavy-gauge steel pipe. At least 25 such bridges were built in and around Berkshire County. Coleman Bridge, which crosses Phelps Brook on Windsor Bush Road, is on the National Register of Historic places and is one of only two or three still standing. The Holiday Cottage Bridge, which used to lead to Holiday Brook Farm in Dalton, is now in the possession of the Windsor Historical Commission and lives behind the museum. —excerpted from FLASHBACKS, Vol. 1, January 2016 (Windsor Now & Then)

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