Tuesday, July 19, 2011
On Wednesday, July 20, we've arranged for extended hours at Lake Wyola Park, 6-8:30 pm, for a community party co-sponsored by the Shutesbury 250th Anniversary Steering Committee and the Friends of the MN Spear Library.
Lifeguards will be on duty, and parking during those hours will be free!
Bring a picnic! Swimsuits! And games or musical instruments if you wish! We'll be informally celebrating Shutesbury's 250th anniversary of incorporation, the 200th anniversary of the establishment of Shutesbury's "social library" as a traveling bookcase . . . and now, of course, the wonderful announcement on July 14 of the award to Shutesbury of a $2.1 million construction grant for a new library on Leverett Road!
In honor of these events, members of the 250th Anniversary Steering Committee and the Friends of the MN Spear Library will be serving lemonade, watermelon and cake.
So come swim, schmooze, eat, drink and be not just merry, but "always cooler" -- by dipping in the waters of Wyola at the end of what promises to be a very hot day.
And before or after you change into your swimsuits, stop to admire Maili Page's photo exhibit of Lake Wyola scenes past and present (displayed in a special case mounted on the west side of the buildilng).
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Everyone welcome to a Shutesbury Social
“Tavern of Time”
Shutesbury has a long history of people gathering at Taverns to meet with neighbors and share the news of the day.
Join us to share memories and stories that give character to our town. Celebrate 250 years of community!
Sunday July 10
Shutesbury Athletic Club
Shutesbury Athletic Club
Hope to see you then,
your barkeep Karen Traub
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Explore the beauty and diversity of 10 Shutesbury farms and gardens between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m on Sunday, June 26. Your hosts on this self-guided tour will be delighted to welcome you, rain or shine! Carpooling is strongly encouraged.
An elegant brochure with full descriptions, directions and parking instructions is provided with each ticket. Tickets, $5 in advance, are still available at the M. N. Spear Library, at Town Hall (ask for Town Clerk Leslie Bracebridge) and will be for sale the morning of June 25 at the Saturday Market behind Town Hall.
On the day of the tour, tickets can be purchased for $7 at Craigieburn Farm Alpacas, 243 West Pehlam Road; at Rita Farrell and Michael Broad's Gardens, 36 Briggs Road; and at Meryl Mandell and Stephen Smulski's Gardens, 453 Wendell Road.
Net proceeds from the sale of tickets will be used to beautify Shutesbury's public spaces.
Thanks to Susan Rice, Susan Loring-Wells, Rita Farrell and all the other farm and garden enthusiasts who have worked so hard to make this happen! They're now planning a second tour on September 11 that will include some new sites -- and the wonders of nature in a different season.