Origami Owl

23 Jan 19
Confessions of a Cleaning Lady

When I first heard of the new organizing craze sweeping the globe, I rolled my eyes and didn’t give it another thought. But then, a few weeks ago, I walked into a clients house and she was sitting in front of a mountain of clothes asking a pair of underwear if they brought her joy. […]

22 Jan 19
❤️ Clara Martinez ❤️ Origami Owl Custom Jewelry- it’s not JUST jewelry

Girl Scout 🍀💚🍪 a member of the Girl Scouts of America or a similar organization of girls that promotes character, outdoor activities, good citizenship, and service to others. Origami Owl Owlette 💡✨💛 an 11-17 year old entrepreneur who is a member of the Origami Owl family that promotes being a force for good thru loving, […]

22 Jan 19
The Chic Directive

Hi my name is Mamie Miller and I am your Origami Owl Designer! I can help you tell your. story or a friends story with jewelry! I have a fabulous Valentine collection you will want to see and find the perfect gift for your special someone! If you like great deals like I do, Check […]

21 Jan 19
Bungalow 12302

I have a confession to make. Even before I met Jeremy, I probably had about a dozen secret Pinterest wedding boards. Remember when I said I like to plan? Well, whenever I was feeling stressed out or needed an escape, I’d log in to Pinterest and plan a wedding. I have boards for the sunny, […]

17 Jan 19
The Engineered Mama

Guys, I don’t even know where to begin with this one.  I’m not sure what happened to us as a society that people have become so. darn. shameless.  Yep-that’s a strong word, but it is absolutely fitting for what people have become.  Shameless and prideless (yes… it’s a word-Merriam-Webster says so… link provided for ease […]

17 Jan 19
Hilltown Families

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Monday, January 21st is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Dr. King spoke out against civil injustice and fought for the civil rights of black Americans. His work to create a just and peaceful society is a reminder of how vital civic engagement and community service is in sparking positive social change and the formation of ethical communities that champion diversity, openness, compassion, and solidarity. In honor of Martin Luther King Jr.’s work, many organizations and volunteers dedicate themselves to a day of community service and intergenerational engagement opportunities in recognition of his commitment to social justice.

This weekend and next week we see community-based resources, including trails and native species, hold the space for learning. A daytime guided snowshoe hike leads participants through unique ecosystems in the Berkshires, and an evening hike opens up the possibility to encounter the soft hoot of owls. Bald Eagles are another native bird of prey that support an interest in ornithology this week, along with explorations of animal habitats in the winter and how trees are homes to native species too.

Local values to explore this week include community meals, intergenerational dancing, kindness storytelling, LGBT inclusion, service-based learning, bike repair skill-sharing, and love activism.

Community-based educational events happening at our local libraries, support concepts of chemistry through chain reaction machines, geometry with origami crafts, engineering during a LEGO Club, and math-graphics during life-size Pac-Man. Performances of Macbeth, Anthony & Cleopatra, and Peter Pan support interests in theater and literature in translation. Teens have opportunities to audition for a local contemporary dance and/or drum dance group, and to take a workshop for young sound artists and podcasters. Plus events that support interests in film, history, marine biology, STEM, art techniques, and so much more.

Bulletin Board

Hatchery, the School for Contemporary Dance & Thought’s amazing teen dance company for ages 13-18 now in its 3rd year, will host auditions on Sunday, Jan 20 from 1-3pm. Hatchery is a dance company for exceptional teens from diverse backgrounds who love move and create, offers dance training in contemporary techniques with an emphasis on developing the choreographic voice. Auditions will be held at STUDIO4, 25 Main Street (4th floor) in Northampton. Register for a one minute solo to share at www.scdtnoho.com. In addition to studying with internationally acclaimed artists, members will choreograph their own work, receive mentorship from experts in the field, and create a dynamic, inspiring performance for the Pioneer Valley.

The Hartsbrook School provides a preschool experience that savors childhood and prepares for the future. Through imaginative play and practical work, children develop deep foundational skills, and the curiosity to seek answers and engage with the world. Uninterrupted time outdoors, music and song, visits to the farm animals, nourishing shared meals: these are a young child’s daily rhythm. Serving students from infancy through high school, The Hartsbrook School’s curriculum progressively meets each developmental stage with great care. Give your child the foundation for their future and enjoy a vibrant parent community. Accepting applications for children 2.9 to 6 years. Come take a tour! 193 Bay Road, Hadley, 413-586-1908, www.hartsbrook.org

MARKET YOUR SUMMER CAMP: In an effort to connect families with summer camps & programs in the region, Hilltown Families is offering camps and programs a chance to partner with us in their online marketing with a special enhanced publicity offer. On Wednesday, March 6th, 2019, Hilltown Families will be featuring summer camps and programs in the region on Hilltown Families with a special directory: 2019 Summer Camps and Programs in Western MA. Find out more about this targeted marketing opportunity HERE.

Hilltown Families Preschool Directory: Are you looking for a preschool that fits your child’s personality and reflects your family’s values for next year? Check out our Preschool Directory, which features preschools and programs across Western MA., Find the perfect place for your young one! ♦ If you have a school or program you would like to add to our directory, contact us at info@hilltownfamilies.org for more information on how you can be added at any time.

ADVERTISE HERE: Want to reach thousands of families living across Western MA? See your community event, after-school program, summer camp, class, school, open house, audition, homeschool program, workshop, volunteer opportunity, wellness program, local business, fundraiser, or non-profit featured here in the Bulletin Board section of our list of Weekly Suggested Events and in our weekly eNewsletter! Find out about our affordable advertising options and how you can partner with Hilltown Families in your online marketing by contacting us at info@hilltownfamilies.org.

January 19-25, 2019


16 Jan 19

  i’ve been out to lunch since we got here. it’s another change in seasons, spring and everyone is out to brunch celebrating maternal lessons, begotten lies, or if they’re more triumphant; forgotten spite. spring hats, spring sandals, spring grief, sometimes things just go away like missing pieces: backs of earrings in the hotel room […]

15 Jan 19
we tell stories with jewelry

Sometimes, I’m just amazed by all the fun ways Origami Owl jewelry works. I mean, the Signature Living Locket Watch allows you to customize your look with Charms in a super fun, and now you can even change the FACE of your watch AND swap out the band! If you’re shopping with me this month, […]

13 Jan 19
Re-wrapped Ltd
  • printed on 14.5cm square 350gsm sheets of uncoated recycled card
  • hand made by Mobile Craft 4 U
  • origami made entirely from post consumer waste with pulp that has not been bleached
  • produced and printed in the UK using environmentally friendly vegetable inks
  • delivered in sturdy brown recycled envelopes
  • dispatched within 1 working day and delivered 2-3 days after this
  • why not buy the matching paper and tags to go with this card
12 Jan 19
Empower by Renea

Being my VIP certainly means getting loved on! I so very much appreciate you!!! Are you ready, January 12, 2019 starts our ☀️ Winter SALE!!! ☀️ Want to know how things are going to work? How can you snatch up the items you love? I will be setting a starting price on each set I […]

12 Jan 19

  #joke – . oneliner . – the nokia – the prison smuggler’s phone of choice – trouble with that dementia is that I can’t marimba what instrument i used to play …     #joke – ass – a domesticated hoofed mammal of the horse famil – ass is what cockneys shout when they […]

08 Jan 19
Master Gardeners of Delaware County PA

Join some Master Gardeners for fun garden themed projects or informative lectures – all for a very reasonable price.

06 Jan 19
The Unsent Emails.

A couple nights ago you messaged me about my past, completely out of the blue. It was the middle of the night. You wanted me to know it hurt you, to know I’d been hurt. And you felt comparable because of our last night together. It was coincidental timing, as it always is with you. […]