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
P.O. Box 387
Brimfield, MA 01010
Checks sent to St. Christopher's should also have " Windmill " written in the memo section.
Take us from this: To This! This!
Questions or Concerns please contact:
Suzanne Collins at 413-245-3948
Anna Ozolins at 413-245-0947
or e-mail email@example.com
& Art Gallery
136 Main Street #1
Join us for our Annual
Mark Your Calendars!!
Thursday, November 21st, 2013
5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Ladies : Fill out a Wish List and enjoy
Free Refeshments - Wine Served
First 50 people receive a free SSKarisma or
SS Garnet Pendant
One lucky person will open a box with a
Free Diamond Pendant
Free Hand Messages & Paraffin Dips
Enter for our grand drawing and door Prizes:
Win a "Cricket & Cross" Package.
Package includes a one night stay at
Yankee Cricket Bed & Breakfast
and a Fireplace Feast Dinner for Two
at the Salem Cross Inn
Drawing on 12/31/2013
Corner of Route 20 & Brookfield Rd
Brimfield MA (413) 245-9977
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.
OPEN EVERY SATURDAY
9 AM - 2 PM
Help Marianne meet the goal of $1000.00. Today 11/12/2013 she is at $233.00 or only 23% of the way! You can help her reach the goal by clicking on the link below and you don’t have to leave your home, or computer. Click on https://www.pledgereg.com/48742
Sturbridge Trail Committee
Dear Trails Supporters,
This Saturday will be our last regular monthly work day until spring. We will be working at the River Lands Trail Head off Stallion Hill Road across from the OSV parking lot. Projects will include pouring concrete post supports for the shed roof extension and sealing the shed walls (weather permitting). We plan to start at 9:00 AM. Hope to see you!
Thanks to Richard Paradise and Tom Chamberland for helping out the past two weekends adding additional signage on the Leadmine Mt. property and to help prepare to pour the concrete.
If the snow holds off we may run some additional special project work days in November and December. We would like to get the shed roof extension built so it will be ready for spring.
Our next committee meeting:
November 14, 2013
Town Hall Annex
Sturbridge Historic Society
Our Next Meeting will be in Early December,
combining both the November & December.
December 5, 2013
"Dashing through the Snow"
Dennis D. Picard
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.
Just a 10 minute drive for our town!
Click here for a printable copy of the Quaboag Hills
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.
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.
Capen Hill Nature Sanctuary
56 Capen Rd. (off of Route 20),
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
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
306 Main Street
Sturbridge, MA 01566
508.347.2512 FAX 508.347.2872
Director Ellie Chesebrough
Keep Homestead Museum
35 Ely Road
Monson, MA 01057
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
SPECIAL HOLIDAY EVENT
December 14, 2013
Family Day at the Museum
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
St. Petersburg Men's Ensemble
Western & Eastern Sacred
Music and Russian Folk Songs
Higgins Armory Museum
100 Barber Avenue
Worcester, MA 01606
Opacum Land Trust
P.O. Box 233
is a regional, all volunteer organization formed in 2000 to protect natural and cultural resources in South Central Massachusetts. These non-renewable resources include:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Ultimate Winter Experience!
Northern Exposure Outfitters
Brookfield, MA 01506
Dog Sled Rides
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
Brimfield Area Master Singers, Inc.
Watch for the Concert Dates
ONE STOP AND A WHOLE DAY OF FUN!
A local initiative with global reaches!
Click on the Logo above for more information.
Brimfield Public Library
Danielson-Lincoln Memorial Library 1904
25 Main Street
Brimfield MA 01010
Monday 10-1, & 5-8, Tuesday 3-8, Wednesday 2-6,
Thursday 3-8, Closed Friday, Saturday 9-1
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. email@example.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
The First Congregational Church of Brimfield
If you need food delivered - meals - call 413.245.7253 by 4:00pm
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:
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.
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
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
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.
Thank you for your efforts and your group in getting what was needed where it was needed when it was needed.
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!).
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
Just the Beginning of some well deserved "Thank yous"
Not necessarly in any particular order!
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
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”
Patricia & Molly Van Dyke
Lee Strout & The First Congregational Church of Hopkinton
Foster Hill Transportation
Sheppard Hill Student Council
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 firstname.lastname@example.org