As the days came to a close on summer we were so lucky to have an amazing night for the Bridge Dinner. The Bridge Dinner is a massive production and without all the volunteers giving up personal time on a Sunday it would not be able to happen. Thank you so much to the Mohawk Athletic Association for the wonderful showing of parents and students who made this night such a success! Every year the MAA works so hard to present and deliver this amazing meal, we cannot thank you enough. Our local restaurants work just as hard to showcase some of their finest dishes for us to enjoy, thank you all for the hard work and dedication you give to this community. To all the diners, thank you for coming back every year to enjoy this one of a kind event on the Iron Bridge.

All my best,

Angela Varilly, President

We would like to thank everyone who helped to make this race such a great success.  Thank you to all of the volunteers who donated their time, the runners who came from far and wide and the staff.  This event would not have been possible without all of you!

Thank You To Our Sponsors!  The race would not have been possible without your support!

Steve Lewis Subaru; Greenfield Savings Bank;  Blackmer Insurance Agency, Inc..; Yankee Candle;  Mapfre Insurance; Salmon Falls Gallery; The Blue Rock Restaurant & Bar; Melanson Heath; Marathon Sports; Avangrid; Brookfield Renewable; Foxbard Farm; Berkshire East Resort;  West End Pub; Zoar Outdoor; Hampton Inn & Suites; Mo's Fudge Factor; Our Family Farms of Massachusetts; Road Safe Traffic Systems; Shelburne Falls Yoga; Pondside Pizza: Mayhew; Carquest; Northeast Solar; Floodwater Bewing Co.; Pella; People's United Bank; Dole Brothers; Coldwell Banker; Keystone Market; 

The next time you are in the area, please show your appreciation and visit them!

CiderDays is an annual community celebration of all things apple in beautiful Franklin County, Massachusetts. 2019 marks our 25th Anniversary with tours, cidermaking and tastings, workshops and much more in orchards and venues county-wide from Ashfield, Deerfield, Turners Falls, Shelburne Falls, and Colrain to New Salem and the towns in between.

Whether you are a cider aficionado (hard or sweet), make your own cider, are an orchardist, like hanging out in bucolic orchards, or just enjoy soaking up all the goodness of autumn in New England, CiderDays is your event!

Visit www.ciderdays.org for information and tickets.  

This past weekend, the Greater Shelburne Falls Area Business Association (GSFABA) hosted its 19th Annual Iron Bridge Dinner, which was a great success according to its almost 200 patrons.

The Board and staff thank the fabulous Village and West County restaurateurs, brewers and their staffs, who worked to prepare the sumptuous meal, and the army of students and parents of the Mohawk School Athletic Association, who not only helped GSFABA serve the meal, but assisted GSFABA volunteers to set up and take down the tables, chairs, place settings, and floral arrangements. Simply put GSFABA could not hold the dinner each year without everyone who helps its small staff and Board pull everything together.

The Board gives special thanks the businesses that sponsored the dinner and to three people who did yeoman’s work to make everything go as smoothly as possible.

The dinner’s wonderful sponsors included: Greenfield Savings Bank, Greenfield Cooperative Bank; People’s United Bank; Caldwell Banker; Cohn & Company Real Estate; Melanson Heath Accountants, Stepping Stone Accounts; Pondside Pizza; Berkshire Brewing Company; Aladco Linen Services; Wilder Hill Gardens; West County Cider; Shelburne Coffee Roasters; Shelburne Falls Cork – Artisanal Wines ~ Craft Beer ~ Local Foods; Hager’s Farm Market; Floodwater Brewing Company; Mo’s Fudge Factor; Hillside Pizza; and CRW.

How Can QuickBooks

Help Your Business?

The Franklin County CDB and Common Capital are co-sponsoring an online QuickBooks training for area business owners, small business employees, or folks who are one year or less from starting their own business.

Training sessions will begin on

Friday October 30, 2019  and will run through November 20, 2019. 

All trainings will be held at the

Franklin County CDC,

324 Wells Street, Greenfield, MA. 

Common Capital’s Director of Business Assistance, Kelly Tiedemann will teach this general review of QuickBooks Online in tandem with basic accounting practices. It will identify how best to use the program for your specific needs and includes a private class with Kelly.  Topics include: Cash versus Accrual, Chart of Accounts, Digital Sync, Budgets, Reconcile, Reports and Bookkeeping Best Practices that make Tax Time less Expensive. 

Registration is required as space is limited. 

Make your reservation here.

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