Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Seaonal Calendar

Just another reminder that there is a calendar at the bottom of this page with Belchertown events and events in the Pioneer Valley. Each entry has information or a link to the event webpage, when available. It's updated regularly and has fairs, festivals, parades, and more! Check back often!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Saturday at the Fair

If you missed the Belchertown Fair this year (or even if you didn't), here are some scenes -- see someone or something you recognize? Perfect weather, fun day, good food. Already looking forward to next year!


Saturday, September 26, 2009

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Scene Around Town: 1

The view of town hall from 202 at the lights.


Belchertown Fair

The Fair starts today! Tents have been set up, rides are ready to go... yesterday afternoon the ground looked like this:

Music begins tonight at Chestnut Hill School at 5pm, to be followed by fireworks at 7:30. And don't forget the parade on Saturday that runs through the center of town!
For more info, see the Fair insert in this week's paper.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Catch & Release

Yesterday, at the Quabbin -- Swift River. It was a beautiful day, and the perfect day to be out and about. We took the short drive to the Quabbin, where we saw a number of fellows enjoying the cool waters and the rainbow trout. We even saw a catch.
Catch & release fly fishing is allowed year round. Visit this link for more information.


Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Where to Buy Corn...?

I love corn on the cob -- and so does just about everyone I know. My current favourite place to buy it is at a little stand on the corner of South Maple Street & Mill Valley Road in Hadley -- the farmer parks a cart and fills it with corn for the taking (and paying). Fresh and sweet and delicious. When I don't have time to get there, I pick up local corn at Atkins (Amherst) or at Sapowskis (Granby).

Where do you buy the best local corn of the season? Let us know in the comments below!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Name That Spider

I love my well-used copy of The Natural History of Western Massachusetts, but unfortunately it does not help me identify this spider (unless it's a shamrock spider, which are really creepy because they kind of look like ticks, but it doesn't really look like the pic in the book). Do you know what it is?


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