Author Archives: JW Sinton

Florence Riverwalk October 1

Florence Riverwalk Oct. 1 Join us for the inaugural riverwalk celebrating the new Florence Self-Guided Tour Brochure! Saturday October 1st 10:00 am to 11:30 am Meet at the Nonotuck Mill parking lot across Nonotuck St. from ChemiPlastica (do not park at … Continue reading

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Mid-Summer Newsletter

Happy mid-summer to you all, and, yes, we are also bewildered by the surfeit of stones and dearth of water in our beloved Mill River. Yet the rain gods have come and we, who follow in the footsteps of the … Continue reading

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Two Great August Events for MRGI Members

While not directly related to the Mill River, both these events will appeal to MRGI members — first, a play and second, a paddle. 1. Join us for an outing to the William Cullen Bryant Homestead in Cummington for a performance … Continue reading

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A Stunning Spring and Summer Ahead

We’re thrilled to announce a series of great initiatives this spring and summer: LET’S TACKLE INVASIVES ALONG OUR RIVER! We’re delighted to make available a new guide for land stewards in the Mill River watershed, “Making Room for Native Plants … Continue reading

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Help Connect Haydenville to Williamsburg on April 9!

MRGC forum flier 4-9-16

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Leap Day MRGI Community Meeting!

CONTRIBUTE YOUR IDEAS AT OUR SECOND MEETING WITH THE CONWAY SCHOOL Monday, Feb. 29, 7:00-9:00 PM at the Florence Civic Center Dear Mill River Lovers, Once again we’re asking you to contribute ideas on how to advance our goals for … Continue reading

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Request for Funds for Leeds Interpretive Signs

The Leeds Civic Association and Leeds Committee of MRGI are seeking funds to provide historical interpretative signage to compliment the Mill River Greenway Initiative’s Self-Guided walking tour through historic Leeds.  Historical signage will depict the village during its manufacturing heyday … Continue reading

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Fran Kidder’s 1874 Flood Art Show

Artist’s Statement:  This work is based on the Mill River disaster, of 1874, which killed 140 people in the towns of Williamsburg, Haydenville and Leeds Massachusetts. I live on that same river and have watched it, listened to it, and … Continue reading

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Feb. 2nd — Invitation to MRGI’s First Working Session

EVERYONE IS INVITED TO CONTRIBUTE IDEAS AND SUGGESTIONS TO ADVANCE THE GREENWAY FROM VISION TO REALITY TUESDAY, FEB. 2, 7:00-9:00 PM FLORENCE CIVIC CENTER — Park St. and N. Main in Florence next to Lilly Library To All Mill River … Continue reading

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Deep Gratitude and Excitement for 2016

Dear Mill River Greenway lovers, We are filled with gratitude and excitement as 2016 begins.  Above all, we are grateful for your outpouring of support for our work with The Conway School for a gap analysis of the watershed’s natural, … Continue reading

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