Rocky Boots

25 Apr 19

At 7.00 clock, we had breakfast At 8.00, we head to “El Nabatat Island or Kitchener’s Island” who’s made it by Lord Kitchener, who given this island as reward for pressing the Mahdi’s Revolution in Sudan. Area’s island 17 acre, divided into 7 sectors; wooden trees; such as Ebony, mahogany, and sandalwood, tropical fruits trees; like […]

25 Apr 19
SBA: The Magazine

Bryce Weisholtz Arizona Diamondbacks- Christian Walker 1B The big question was who would step up after the Paul Goldschmidt trade. Jake Lamb started there, but he went down with an injury. In their wake, Christian Walker has soared. He has come from obscurity, currently with a 1.052 OPS and 11 extra base hits. Walker can […]

25 Apr 19
Hilltown Families

April 27 – May 3, 2019


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Looking for summer options for your kids? Check out our featured post, 2019 Summer Camp Directory for a comprehensive list of summer camps and programs that will wow and dazzle you! Summer opportunities featured range from music, art, farming, theater, dance, science, nature, sports, speaking, yoga, rock ‘n roll… to traditional summer day or overnight camps/programs! There’s something for all ages! Toddlers to teens! Preschool to college bound! Check it out and start making your summer plans! — Do you have a summer camp or program you’d like to have included in our comprehensive list? Find out how you can submit your listing HERE.

Community Seder Experience. Join Circles for Jewish Living for an experiential, all ages welcome celebration, featuring matzah baking with BackYard Bread and Songs of Freedom with Eveline MacDougall of Amandla Chorus. Saturday, April 27, 5-7:30pm. 100 Black Birch Trail, Rocky Hill Co-Housing, Florence, MA. Vegetarian Pot Luck + $10/adult, $25/family. RSVP Necessary by April 21. Childcare is available. Circles for Jewish Living is an independent non-profit building community through arts, culture, and education. Based in Northampton, Circles for Jewish Living offer an after-school program, life-cycle rituals, and community events. For more information, or

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,

Young World has been enriching the lives of children and their families in the Greater Easthampton Community since 1980 through the belief that children develop into strong, independent individuals when given the proper materials, challenges, and opportunities. Dedicated Educators welcome children aged 2.9 right through 11 years old. Young World proudly offers a variety of care options to meet the needs of families. Full Time & Part time Pre-school Care is available in addition to a traditional Nursery School Program. Young World also provides Before and After School Care for children in Kindergarten straight through 4th Grade. Make an informed choice about quality care. Call 413-527-3983 for a tour today.

Music Lessons with Colin Ward: Colin Ward is accepting new students at Wood Bros. Music in Pittsfield, as well as traveling to your home for private lessons. Having studied at Portland State University and Southern Oregon University, Colin is an exceptional mentor to students of all ages, styles, and skill levels. He offers lessons on guitar, bass, beginner mandolin, composition, music history, and music theory, offering affordable rates and flexible hours. For more information and to schedule your first lesson, call Wood Bros. Music at 413-447-7478 to request his contact info, email him at, or DM him via Facebook messenger at

Montessori School of Northampton Summer Programs. Northampton, MA. For over 40 years MSN has offered exciting and engaging summer programs for children in the tradition of Italian educator Maria Montessori. Located near downtown Northampton, Route 9 and I-91, they offer 8 weeks of programming starting at 18 months old up to 8th grade. Their Toddler and Children’s House (pre/K) programs have half and full day options available, with a strong teacher/student ratio and theme based programming. For elementary and middle school students they offer classes like Film & Videography, LEGO Robotics, Drawing/Painting Immersive Workshop, Daytrippers, Culinary Creations, LEGO STEM, Graphic Novel & Comic Book Art, Outdoor Wilderness Adventures, Social Justice Workshop, and Digital Animation presented by Holyoke Codes. Dates: Jun 24-Aug 16; Age Range of Participants: 18mo-14yo. Contact: 413-563-4645.

 width=College for Kids. Westfield, MA ♦ College for Kids provides innovative and creative educational programs for kids ages 5-15, promoting and maintaining an enjoyable learning environment. Each week will feature different classes, giving the option for parents to enroll their child in a morning session, afternoon session, or both. College for Kids offers a range of subjects including science, digital media, magic, culinary, and the arts. In addition to returning favorites such as Digital Nature Photography, Science Discovery for Curious Kids, Broadway Bound, and The Art of Magic, they are excited to offer brand new classes in 2019 including Christmas in July, Beginner’s Claymation, Sensational Summer Desserts, and more! Dates: Jul 8-Aug 2; Age Range of Participants: 5-15yo. Contact: 413-572-8557 ♦

Rock On! Pittsfield, MA ♦ Rock On summer music workshops for youth ages 8-21yrs will be held July 8-26 at Berkshire Community College in Pittsfield, MA. All levels are welcome. Activities include instrument training, songwriting, recording, band rehearsals, and performances. Instruction is offered in voice, keys, guitar, bass, drums. Workshops include OnStage Live! with Sherri James Buxton and Live Band Recording with Frank Kennedy. Drums, keyboards, and amps can be left on campus. Dates: Jul 8-26: Age Range of Participants: 8-21yrs. Contact: 413-329-2280 ♦

Dan Kane Summer Singing Enrichment Camp. West Springfield, MA. The Majestic Theater at 131 Elm St in West Springfield is now the new location of the famed Dan Kane Summer Singing Enrichment Camp! This is very exciting because the theater is gorgeous! It’s a major step-up to a professional theater w/a huge audience base, giving students a chance to perform in a professional venue on a professional stage. This year there will be one Monday-Friday session for the week of Aug 19-23, with 40 openings for children who really love to sing. The week will culminate with two concerts, showcasing all the talented students & what they learned! Openings are extremely limited so call the theater as early as possible for details. Cost is $225/student, due with submission of application which can be downloaded online. Dates: Aug 19-23; Age Range of Campers: 6-16yo. Contact: 413-747-7797;;

Mad Science and ART-ventures. Multiple Locations, MA ♦ Mad Science and ART-ventures summer programs feature a unique combination of hands-on learning and cool demonstrations. Mad Science programs feature a variety of science topics to choose from – space, robotics, grossology, rockets, and many others! ART-venture for Kids inspires children to create art that is uniquely their own. We encourage creative spirit and imagination as they practice and learn art techniques, explore artists’ styles, culture, history and a multitude of art forms. Dates: Weekly, All Summer; Age Range of Participants: 5-11yo. Contact: 413-584-7243 ♦;;

It’s electric! Visit the Connecticut Trolley Museum and journey back in time to 
experience the transportation of yesterday. The museum features a variety of
 streetcars from the 1890s-1950s, which many are available for rides.
 A birthday celebration at the museum will provide the thrill of a lifetime 
for your child and be remembered for years to come. Before 
the food is enjoyed, the trolley awaits your crew for a ride into the past.
 Parties include two-hour exclusive use of dining car for 
25 guests. Each event has a party coordinator to assist in the party
room, escort to trolley ride & help with party clean up.
 For more info,visit or email

 Located off of I-91, exit 45 in East Windsor, CT.

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MARKET YOUR PRESCHOOL: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 for more information on how you can be added at any time.

ADD YOUR CLASS: Our community is rich in learning opportunities to supplement the interests of children, teens, and life-long learners. Our directory of classes, lessons, and enrichment programs includes opportunities happening across Western Massachusetts throughout the year for tots to teens to lifelong learners! ♦ If you have a class, private lessons, or enrichment program you would like to add to our directory, contact us at for more information on how you can be added at any time.

PROMOTE 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. Hilltown Families features summer camps and programs in the region on Hilltown Families with a special directory: 2019 Summer Camp Directory. Find out more about this targeted marketing opportunity HERE.

SHARE YOUR PARTY VENUE: Hilltown Families is partnering with local businesses and organizations throughout Western MA to build a four-season, comprehensive list of options to help parents and caregivers find local venues to host birthday parties that match the interests of their children. If your business or organization hosts themed parties or provide space for celebrations, you are invited to join our stellar team of local businesses and organizations that are partnering with us to reach new customers. A yearlong membership in our Birthday Party Venues in Western MA Directory is an affordable way to reach thousands of families living across the region. For new listings, we offer a special package to take the promotion of your business or space to the next level! Click here to find out what we offer and how to add your local party venue or service.

Hilltown Families’ list of Suggested Events is supported in part by grants from the Bernardston, Chester, Heath, Montgomery, Pelham, Rowe, South Hadley, Amherst, Hatfield, Russell, Shutesbury, and Springfield Cultural Councils, local agencies which are supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

25 Apr 19
Trace's Travel Blog

Day 25 Overland Track Day Four Pelion to Kia Ora Hut Easter Sunday! We woke to find that the Easter bunny had found us and there was an egg in our boots. The Easter bunny must have no sense of smell because after three full days on the track, the drying room is smelling very […]

25 Apr 19
Allure Travel Excursions

Nestled in the heart of the Canadian Rocky Mountains, there’s little wonder why Banff is on the bucket lists of most – just looking at photos of the place calms the mind and feeds the soul. But as many travelers discover, actually visiting Banff is another matter entirely. Banff is a major international tourist destination […]

25 Apr 19

INTOWN REPORT for 4/25/19 – 5/1/19 THURSDAY, 4/25 5 Star Bar – Peter Kalisch, Secret Mutilator, Hexa, Denderea Bloodbath,+Zy_Gote Alex’s – No Kings, Livication, The Lucy Morningstar Band, + Last Fix Amoeba – Local Natives Bootleg – Apollo Soul, Girl Friday, + Avila Santo Brouwerj West (San Pedro) – Wild Wing, Bodegas, + Espresso Cafe […]

24 Apr 19
Giovanni M. Gray

There I stood, some 600 vertical feet below the summit in knee-deep snow, my left foot in front of my right, my right hand grasping the head of my ice axe, as I prepared to take my next step across the steep summit snowfield that lies in Mt. Washington’s shadow. To my left was a […]

24 Apr 19
Louis N. Carreras, Woodcarver

In 1966 I was aboard the old aircraft carrier USS Wasp. My squadron had deployed on the Wasp for anti-submarine warfare exercises, and we were frequently at battle stations. One night the ship was buttoned up and secure for night ops but, flying was out due to the severe storm system we were in. Sometime […]

24 Apr 19
Trace's Travel Blog

Day Twenty Two – Overland Track Day One (Waldheim Hut, Cradle Mountain to Barn Bluff Hut) Sorry this diary is a long one while I set the scene. This is the hardest day on the track for a variety reasons. It is definitely the longest with a 7am “meet the group” and pack fitting then […]

24 Apr 19
James The Millennial's Blog

Relationships Carla: Before we talk about work I need to talk about relationships because I think it is important in my development as a man. I used to define myself by my ability to have relationships with girls and my friends as well. When it came to dating I wanted to be the shallow person […]

24 Apr 19

Your feet take you where you need to go, so don’t forget about them when prepping for your next adventure!

24 Apr 19
Ruffwear Blog | News, Events & Adventures

HOW TO HIKE WITH YOUR DOG Trail time with our dogs gives us a chance to adopt their curiosity and sense of adventure. They stop to investigate a wildflower we’d walk right past, or splash through a stream we’d normally hike around. Their presence alone elevates every little moment, and they challenge us to see […]

24 Apr 19
Jacey Linda Photography

MARCH 22 2019 I woke up in a daze to a noise that ringed well too loud in my ear. Causing my senses to awaken all at different times. My ears perked as my hand rustled for my cell phone and prying my eyes open became a task that felt impossible. When I managed to […]

24 Apr 19

MEMPHIS, Tenn. —  Residents in West Tennessee were jolted from their sleep this morning after a 3.6 magnitude earthquake hit Wednesday morning. Several viewers from Tipton, Lauderdale and Dyers counties called in to tell WREG that they felt the earthquake around 6 a.m. Each of them had a similar story, saying they heard a noise […]