Author Archives: JW Sinton

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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Last Riverwalk; Link from Leeds to Haydenville; Florence Brochure in the Works

Welcome to Fall on the Mill River!  It’s been 2 eventful months since our last communication, and we’ve got some welcome news. Our final 2015 Riverwalk will be to the 1874 Williamsburg Dam Disaster Site on Saturday, November 14 10:00-12:00 … Continue reading

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Sojourner Truth Walking Tour October 3

Saturday October 3 Walking Tour Walk through history in Florence Saturday at 9:30 come join us to learn about African-American history in Florence including  Sojourner Truth’s house, abolitionist sites and the 19th c. utopian community in Florence.  We will explain … Continue reading

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Florence Riverwalks 8/15 and 9/26

Get ready for some high summer fun on the two Florence riverwalks and prepare for a fantastic fall! The Florence I riverwalk from Maines Field to Meadow St. Bridge will be led by Wendy Sinton of the Sojourner Truth Memorial … Continue reading

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Interactive Map for the Hidden Mill Riverwalk

Here’s an amazing interactive map for the Mill Riverwalk from Paradise Pond to Old South Street.  Check it out and send us your feedback at info@millrivergreenway.org Thanks to the incredible work of Victoria Beckley and Jon Caris at the Spatial … Continue reading

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Leeds Rail Trail Closing in July

Construction of the MassCentral Rail Trail extension will begin in Leeds in the middle of July, precise date to be determined. During much of the construction, the existing and new section of the trail north of Florence Street/Mulberry Street and … Continue reading

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New T-Shirts and MRGI in the News

First, check out these fabulous MRGI t-shirts designed by the extraordinary Rob Stewart and Damia Cavallari of Transit Authority Figures.  They come in black or green, sizes small to extra large, and you can buy one for $20 at any … Continue reading

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