Iron Bridge Dinner
Tickets go on sale Thursday, July 21st and can be purchased in person at the Village Information Center, 75 Bridge St, Shelburne Falls from  4:30-7 pm.
Phone ticket sales begin at 8 pm.  To get on the list, call 413-625-2526 and leave a clear message with your name, phone number, and the  number of tickets you wish to reserve. On Friday, July 22nd, we will check the phone messages and reserve tickets in the order the  messages are received. We will then return your call to accept payment. Please have a credit card ready. We will try you twice and if we do  not reach you, we will move on to the next customer. Once all the phone sales are finished, we will update the event page if any tickets are  left.

Tickets are $40 per person. There is a maximum of 8 tickets per order. The event is rain or shine. If there is thunder and we absolutely have  to cancel, there are no refunds. 

To read more about about this wonderful event, please click here.

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Instructions for logging in and more information are below -- But first- I'm pleased to announce that we are also launching on-line member renewal and payment!   Members with a July 1, 2016 anniversary date should have received an email from the GSFABA with a note telling you it's time to renew.  You can now log in to your member site at and renew your subscription online!  There's also an option to set-up a monthly payment plan for dues and your 2017 place map ad. As always, you may also send a check to us:
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If your anniversary date is NOT July 1, you'll get a reminder email one month before your renewal due date -- whenever that comes up. Please keep an eye out for the email notification.  All members will receive auto-reminders-- and possibly a phone call -- if we don't hear from you, to be sure you've received the renewal email.
This new system adds value to your membership; you'll enjoy uploading photos and creating new content on your listing as often as you like.
If you have any problems with the new system, please let us know right away and we'll fix it.
To get your log in credentials:
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3. The system will send your Username to that email address and you can then request your password.  After you have your username and your password, you may log in and upload photos, change the business description, and update your contact information.  
Thank you for being a member of the Business Association and supporting the local economy!
rite aid
Rite Aid manages all the paperwork and will submit "test" claims for anyone interested in receiving an immunization in order to determine their eligibility.  In the case of the Shingles vaccine, the cost is also determined individually allowing a better opportunity to manage their costs.
Rite Aid will also assist in marketing the clinics for each organization in order to ensure people know about them to secure plans to attend.
For more information, click here.
If your business would like to offer this service to your employees -- and the community -- please contact Addy Macias, Wellness Ambassador at 413-774-2201 at the pharmacy extension. 
Jaime Laredo, violin, and Sharon Robinson, cello, performing duos of Handel-Halvorsen, Mozart, Schulhoff and Kodaly, Friday and Saturday, July 22 and 23, at 7:30 p.m. at the Federated Church on Route 2 in Charlemont, MA. 

New York City musicians Amy Burton, soprano, and John Musto, piano on Saturday, July 29, at 7:30 at the Federated Church on Route 2 in Charlemont, MA.  The pair will perform Broadway and jazz standards and more.  Tickets are $20 on line at and at the box office, cash and checks only.  Children 16 and under admitted free.

Questions:  Contact

Denese Gurley, 413-625-9511; info@mohawktrailconcerts 
Tickets on line at and at the box office, cash and checks only. Children under 16 admitted free.


July 24, 2016 
2:00-4:00 p.m.
The Buckland Historical Society Museum - a former school house which now houses three floors of artifacts and town records.
20 Upper St., Buckland Center, MA
The Wilder Homestead - a furnished 1775 saltbox with five fireplaces, a 1779 English barn with antique barn loom, and a shoemaker shop.
129 Rt. 112, Buckland, MA
Call Polly Anderson 413-625-9763 for more information.

Joining Heaven and Earth

by Peter London
August 4-28, 2016
Reception: Saturday, August 6, 4-6pm
Music by Al Canali

Peter London is a teacher, artist, writer and lecturer, and in reading his artist statement, one could add, philosopher. On his website you’ll find this statement:
“The prime work of art is to join heaven and earth. Farfetched? Not to me. By heaven I mean hope, wonder, spirit, the endless mystery of the wild universe and whatever makes the whole thing tick. By earth, I mean me, and collectively, all humans. Thus the grand project of art is to work at the joining, the rejoining, of them with us; creating an ecology, a pattern that connects humans (me) with the rest of the universe. Art embraces all the untidy, unjust, unpredictable, fathomless, but oh so wonderful world exactly as it is, and says "yes" to the whole unruly, gorgeous mess.”
London elaborates on this theme in his statement about this particular exhibit here at Salmon Falls Gallery in the month of August. “My theme is not the look of Nature once the forces of the cosmos have determined what Nature will look like down here on Earth. My theme is the look of the forces of the cosmos (Heaven) that determine what Nature will look like. In particular, my work is the look of the local forces of the cosmos that cause the Deerfield River to flow along the creases in the hills of the western Berkshires and also make those same hills, make everything down here on Earth.  Thus the title of the exhibition. I fish in my kayak and canoe along the Deerfield River, and when I am not catching fish, which is quite often, I become aware of the forces that are pulling me and the river towards a great and common destination that I cannot (just as well) see. I know this force can be described merely as “gravity”, but that dismisses the wonder of it all. A force that pulls everything, EVERYTHING, down and in. Water, fish, kayaks, trees, boulders, fishing tackle, me. Without hesitancy, without a qualm for what is taken and delivered elsewhere, this formative energy that others casually refer to as “gravity”, that pushes and pulls and breaks and cuts everything (me too) to form every new thing is what I am interested in exploring in my work.”
London’s drawings are quite large, 30”x40” and 40”x50”. The size gives one the chance to really merge with the work, follow the abstract lines into your own musings, your own destination. See where your journey into these artworks intersects with the artist’s creative intention.
Meet the artist for this discussion and others, Saturday, August 6th, 4-6pm, at his reception. For directions and more information go to or call us 413.625.9833.
Saturday, September 24, 2016
Resort and Conference Center
Hyannis, MA
One-day conference for artists featuring demos, hands-on workshops, and sessions on the business of art, fostering your creativity, and enhancing your technique. Network with other artists, learn new skills, and get inspired! Click here to go to the website.

Includes Coffee, Lunch & Keynote ($95) to take reference pictures for your paintings.
The Trolley Museum hosted on July 21st
It was great to ride the trolley (twice!) and learn about the museum and the new building.   We plan to continue holding these events monthly beginning in October.  If you'd like to host one of these gatherings, please contact the office at 413-625-2526 or email

Bridge of Flowers Road Races

Saturday, August 13
Shelburne Falls
​​Iron Bridge Dinner    
Sunday, August 21
5:30pm seating;
6:00pm dinner

Trolleyfest is the Trolley Museum’s annual celebration of the restoration of Trolley No. 10. A special event this year will be the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the New Carbarn at 11am!

The public is invited from 11am to 5pm at the regular $4.00 All-Day Pass rate, members as always get to ride free!

Click here for more details!

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