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Our Community

6th Annual

Brimfield Trail 5K Run

and 1 Mile Walk

Saturday

Apriul 26, 2014

Five Bridge Road Trail Head

(207 Five Bridge Road)

Brimfield, MA 01010

2014 Trial Race

Register on line - click on our logo above!

 

Photo:  Hitchcock Academy Watercolor

Hitchcock Free Academy

Corner of Route 20 & Brookfield Rd

Brimfield MA   (413) 245-9977

www.hitchcockacademy.org

The mission of Hitchcock Free Academy Community Center is to provide educational, cultural and recreational programs for all residents of Brimfield, Holland, Sturbridge, Wales and surrounding communities.

Hitchcock's Farmers' Market 2014

Our Market opens on April 12

Open every Saturday for 9-2

Until November 22

 

3rd Annual

Brimfield Town Wide Tag Sale

Saturday 8 AM

May 31, 2014

Benefiting the Hitchcock Academy

Click below for Details and Registration

www.BrimfieldTownWideTagSale.com

 

Photo:  Brimfield Library

Brimfield Public Library

Danielson-Lincoln Memorial Library 1904

25 Main Street

Brimfield MA 01010

413.245.3518

Established 1877

Current Hours:

Monday 10-1, & 5-8, Tuesday 3-8, Wednesday 2-6,

Thursday 3-8, Closed Friday, Saturday 9-1

 

Photo:  Brimfield Master Choir

 

Brimfield Area Master Singers, Inc.

 

Help Us!

Help us restore our windmill by taking your donations to any Country Bank location.  Please be sure to write "Windmill Restoration Fund" in the memo lines of checks.  You can also send your donations to St Christopher's Church at

  St. Christopher's

P.O. Box 387

Brimfield, MA 01010

Checks sent to St. Christopher's should also have " Windmill " written in the memo section.              

                                                                 

Current Windmill   Brimfield MAOriginal Windmill  Brimfield MA

Questions or Concerns please contact:

Suzanne Collins at 413-245-3948

Anna Ozolins at 413-245-0947

or e-mail maranno@msn.com                   

Sturbridge Trial Committee

Sturbridge Trail Committee

Randy Redtzke Chairman

 

Knights WAM 2014 "Now on View"

Now on View

Click "KNIGHTS!" Above

 

Mass Office of Travel and Tourism

 

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Sturbridge Historic Society

 

Meeting

Thursday, Evening February 27, 7 PM

Paige Hall, Publick House on the Common

“On The Wild Side:  Exploring the Flora and Fauna of

The Last Green Valley”

Presentation by Bill Reid

The Last Green Valley National Heritage Corridor

Aka/TLGV

The Last Green Valley National Heritage Corridor is the last sliver of rural landscape along the northeastern seaboard of the United States, so unique that Congress designated the region a National Heritage Corridor in 1994.  The green heart of the New England, the National Heritage Corridor, has total area of 695,000 acres, is about half the size of Grand Canyon National Park, and includes 35 towns: 9 in Massachusetts and 26 in Connecticut.  We, in Sturbridge, are lucky to be one of the 9 towns.

 

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Old Sturbridge Village

 

Old Sturbridge Village is the largest outdoor living history museum in the Northeast.  The recreated village depicts life around 1830 in New England.  Visitors can see demonstrations of many crafts and cooking, learn history from interpreters in period costumes, take a tour of the Quinebaug River, and visit the working farms. Special events geared to families are held throughout the year. 


Photos from OSV

 

 www.osv.org

Photo Logo:  The Last Green Valley

 

Browse the Brookfields

Just a 10 minute drive for our town!

 

 

Click here for a printable copy of the Quaboag Hills

Visitor Guide

http://qhma.com/pdf/Quaboag_Hills_Visitor_Guide.pdf

www.qhma.com

 

Central Mass South Chamber of Commerce

 

Header:  Historical New England Traditions

Photo: Historical New England Traditions

Traditions are often associated with the Winter holidays, but in Historical New England, traditions are relived every day, regardless of the season. Why not plan a weekend and relive some traditions that thousands of families, young and old, have created for generations. Experience Historical New England Traditions with the companies on this site, and make a tradition for your family. Visit the web site below for a full description on each establishment including hours and events.

www.historictraditions.com

 

Logo header  Stagloft Theater Sturbridge MA

 

 

 

 

Logo:  RRI of Sturbridge

Today, RRI employs over 400 employees in its Administrative, Direct Care and Transportation departments. The agency has 40 residential sites, owns and leases six state-operated residential homes, and maintains 70 vehicles that transport approximately 155 people to and from work daily. To meet the ever-changing needs of the people served, the RRI support staff has been increased to include a Director of Quality Assurance & Clinical Operations, a Director of Training and Marketing, a Quality Assurance Systems Manager, a Clinical Consultant, Individual Support staff, Residential Support staff, Trainers and Transportation staff.

 

www.rehabresourcesinc.org

 

Logo: PMC 2009 30th year

www.org.pmc.org

 

Photo:  Capen Hill Nature Sanctuary

Capen Hill Nature Sanctuary

56 Capen Rd. (off of Route 20),

Charlton, MA.

508-248-5516

                          www.capenhill.org

The Sanctuary is located at the end of Capen Road just off of Route 20 in Charlton, Massachusetts Visitors Center Hours: 9 A.M. to 2 P.M. daily, Weekends 10 A.M. to 4 P.M. Over 72 Acres of woods, streams, meadows, ponds, and trails. Trails: Dawn to Dusk (Our maps located in entrance to Visitor's Center). Animal Rehabilition Facility Staffed Year Round

 

Photo: NEADS Graduation Four Points March 2009

NEADS

www.neads.org

 

Sturbridge Toastmasters

We are seeking new members to join our group.  We are a world wide public speaking and leadership organization.  Through participation in the Toastmasters Communication and Leadership program, people from all backgrounds learn to effectively publicly speak, conduct a meeting, manage a department or business, lead, delegate, and motivate.  Meetings are held every Thursday at 7:00pm. in Sturbridge for one hour.  For more details please call:

Dennis A. McCurdy CIC, DFP:

(508) 347-9343 Tel

(508) 347-5798 Fax

(508) 864-8642 Cell

or http://village.freetoasthost.com

or mccurdyi@charter.net

 

Joshua Hyde Public Library

306 Main Street

Sturbridge, MA 01566

508.347.2512  FAX  508.347.2872

Director  Ellie Chesebrough

HOURS
Monday 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday - Thursday 10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday & Saturday 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM Sunday (October 20 to Mid May) 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Keep Homestead Museum

35 Ely Road

Monson, MA 01057 
413-267-4137

http://www.keephomesteadmuseum.org

When Myra Keep Lovell Moulton died in 1988, the last of a long line of Keeps in Monson, she willed her property, its contents and an endowment fund to the town. She was an avid collector and her button collection is considered one of the largest in the US.  She mastered many forms of needlework and many of her works are on isplay, as are examples of her work in oil, water color and ceramics.  History was also important to Myra and the museum contains many examples of this interest: history of her family, her town, her church, rocks and minerals of the area -- to name only a few.

Open House: 1st Sunday of each month 1:00-3:00pm from early April to December. Nature tours frequently available with former National Park Service naturalist

Special request tours are available by calling or e-mailing.

 

Museum of Russian Icons

The New Exhibition
SECRET SYMBOLISM: DECODING COLOR IN RUSSIAN ICONS

January 7 through March 1, 2014
Free with Admission Russian Icon Secret Symbolism

 

Opacum Land Trust

P.O. Box 233
Sturbridge, MA 01566

www.opacumlt.org

is a regional, all volunteer organization formed in 2000 to protect natural and cultural resources in South Central Massachusetts.  These non-renewable resources include:

  • Historic and prehistoric sites

  • Fertile farmland

  • Lush green forests

  • River corridors

  • Wetlands and watersheds

  • Vernal pools

  • Scenic vistas

  • Habitat for endangered animals and plants  

    Our aim is to protect the New England charm and rural character of our communities, promote proactive conservation, and the creation of greenways and wildlife

orridors.  Opacum Land Trust is able to permanently protect open space through donation or purchase of land, bargain sales, or by holding a conservation easement.  

To accomplish these tasks, your membership and donations

are necessary.  Please help us reach our conservation goals and become a member today!

For more information, or to register for one of our events, call 508-347-9144 or e-mail info@opacumlt.org

info@opacumlt.org

Logo: Monson Arts Council

www.monsonartscouncil.com

 

Logo:  Northern Exposure Outfitters

The Ultimate Winter Experience!

Northern Exposure Outfitters

Brookfield, MA 01506

508.867.4396  508.565.5776

www.ne-outfitters.com

brings you:

Dog Sled Rides

Photo:  Northern Exposure Outfitters - Gregg racing

We offer top of the line products, Rides for two or more, lessons, educational programs and more.  Call us or e-mail us for more information


Photo:  Entrance to Davis FarmlandPhoto: Family at Davis Farmland

 

ONE STOP AND A WHOLE DAY OF FUN!

WWW.DAVIS FARMLAND AND MEGA MAZE

 

Kidsinthecongo.com Logo

A local initiative with global reaches!

Click on the Logo above for more information.

 

 

 

Tornado Response!

We will be posting information on where to get help, as well as were to give help for our community.  We will also be posting a thank you list to anyone who has helped victims of the storm.  If you would like to post information or a thank you, please send me an e-mail and we will try to post as quickly as possible. wsimonic@charter.net

http://rrrtornado2011.webs.com/

If you need help on clean up go to the above website and fill out the forms so crews can be directed to your porperty on

If you are in need of housing call Karan King (413-348-3948) for a list of available rental homes.

Catholic Charities is paying for your deductible on homes and cars.  Call 413-452-0605 to schedule an appointment.  This is an ecumenical service so everyone should apply regardless of religion.

Info posted for the Neighbors Helping Neighbors

For Food:

Local:

The First Congregational Church of Brimfield

If you need food delivered - meals - call 413.245.7253 by 4:00pm

Give Help

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Monetary Donation for Brimfield Residents in Need

Those wishing to donate to assist the residents of Brimfield are asked to send or drop off a check payable to the "Town of Brimfield" and note on the check "Harding Fund"  Please drop off or mail monetary donations to the:

Selectmen's Office

23 Main Street

Brimfield MA 01010

The Harding Fund is a charitable fund that was established many years ago to assist residents in financial need and is overseen by a Board of Trustees.  The "Fund" currently has money available to begin immediate distribution.  Residents will need to submit a request in writing of their need to the Trustees.  Requests can be dropped off at the Selectmen's Office.  The Trustees will consider any and all requests for financial assistance related to the recent tornado event.

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President Obama orders federal disaster aid in wake of tornadoes for Hampden, Worcester counties read more about it at: http://www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/2011/06/president_obama_orders_federal.html
Thanks

Lenny Weake
President
Quaboag Hills Chamber of Commerce

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SPECIAL THANK YOU

You are on this list not because of who you are but because of what you have done for the people that were victums of the storm.  You are special to all in the town of Brimfield, MA

Our Police and Firemen of the town of Brimfield

Our EMT, Peramedic's of the Brimfield Ambalaance Service

Gina Lynch

Rev. Ian Lynch

Establishing the First Congregational Church of Brimfield as the town's relief headquarters.

Volunteers from our town and the surrounding towns that have helped with food, places for people to stay, and their time to help in the clean up effort thoughout the town.

Scott Niejadlik

Thank you for your efforts and your group in getting what was needed where it was needed when it was needed.

Norfolk Firefighters

Each year we donate and cook a bar-b-que for our town's community day.  This year it was cancelled due to rain, and last Saturday we sat in the office with the question of what to do with the food.  Within 5 minutes we had unanimously agreed that we wanted to bring it to Brimfield and cook for the residents there.  Thank you all so much for making this happen and coming out to enjoy such a beautiful day!  I have listed the names of our firefighters who were there and also those left back to cover our town (and who were extremely disappointed to have been unfortunately scheduled to work!). 

Take care,

Charlotte

Chief Coleman Bushnell

Deputy Chief Steve Wood

Captain Pete Petruchik

Lt. Mike Findlen

FF Steve Hamlin

FF Mark Haigh

FF Thomas Nicholas

FF Jamie Masterson

FF Charlotte Giovanella

e

Just the Beginning of some well deserved "Thank yous"

Not necessarly in any particular order!

  • Firemen and EMS personnel in our town and surrounding towns that came to help.
  • National Grid and their army of crews that restored power in like 4 days in some areas hit.
  • Verizon and Charter Communications and their crew's efforts to get phone lines back and phones in service.
  • To the Churches and all the voluntieers who have helped from the beginning and are still reaching out to all who need help.
  • To the Chambers who have acted as centers to direct help and to obtain help for all the towns hit.
  • The Food Warehouses set up to help people left homeless by the storm
  • The Red Cross and all their efforts to help storm victims.
  • To our Governor who was over us, around us and on the ground with us and the National Guard for their help.
  • To our legislators who like the Governor were here and everywhere and continue to get help that is still needed.
  • To the voluntiers from neighbors to friends to concerned citizens who just want to help.
  • To our President who has just OK'd disastor relief for our state. 

         Senator Stephen Brewer

        

         Rep Todd Smola **

         Cosmo Casamassa **

         Mark Forsman **

         * Their efforts under the rrrtornado2011.webs.com (Recover, Repair and Rebuild) web site helped so many in the community to do just as the title of the website reads!

        

         * Our thanks for that special

               9/11

    National Day of Service & Remembrance

Where over 400 volunteers arrived at the Tantasqua Senior High School in Sturbridge and then went to 4 towns in the area and spent the day cleaning up and helping our communities to get back up and running.

The following people, are just a small list of all the hundreds of people who helped with the tornado relief center from the beginning and have not ever asked for anything, not even recognition, but without them, life would not have had the hope it has had.  We are a “Community Strong”

Bonnie Holske

Linda Lloyde

Patricia Marrier

Patricia & Molly Van Dyke

Joan Demers

Johanna Lynch

Amanda Day

Heather Dickinson

Lori Christian

Lee Strout & The First Congregational Church of Hopkinton

Patricia Hemingway

Karen Keen

Caelyn Adams

Tony Bys

Elizabeth Sutton

Marilynn Mason

Robin Jenks

Paul Watson

Jim Adams

Carmen Kastburg

Howe Lumber

Howlett Lumber

Jeff Aubochon

Pam Gates

Joan Allen

Foster Hill Transportation

One Stop

Sheppard Hill Student Council

Mary Roy

Marjorie Cook

Paul

Jack

Lee

Carol

Beth

Joe

And the many, many others who never left a name, last name or where part of a group who came, day after day after day to help, through rain, heat, pain and exhaustion.  Thank you

(Thank you Heather Dickinson for helping to obtain the above listing of the men and women who helped us all.)

If you wish to add to our thank you list, please e-mail me the name(s) and they will be added to this list.

Mail to wsimonic@charter.net

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