Author Archives: JW Sinton

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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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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