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The newly redesigned website is ready for your web listing personalization!

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 will receive an email in the next few days from GSFABA with a note telling you it's time to renew. Then, you can log in to your member site at GSFABA.org 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:

GSFABA
PO Box 42
Shelburne Falls, MA 01370

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.

We’re very excited about the new web listing personalization! We sincerely hope this new system adds value to your membership and that 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:
1. Go to: http://www.gsfaba.org/membership/member-login.html

2. If this is your first time on the new site, just click on "Forgot Login?" and enter your email address.

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!

hatchfinaleventYou're invited!

June 25 at 7pm
Buckland Town Hall
$10 admission
Food & Drink & Art!

Come see winning artists' projects that will happen in a hilltown near you in the coming year!

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Tuesday, June 21st, 5-7pm
14 Depot Street
Shelburne Falls
 Plan to come to meet some new folks!
Here's a copy of a (slightly altered) email received in our office about a "fishing" scam via the internet.  Check it out and be aware!

"Having just received an email from “carmela” asking me for wire information, I reached out to Symquest.  The email initially had carmela@shelburnefalls.com as the sender and upon hitting respond (…and no, I was not going to email any top secret information….) “Carmela's” email address changed to a gmail.com account.
 
Apparently, these emails called Spear Fishing ,are a relatively new development and anti-malware vendors are working on a response/protection to this rapidly developing problem. 
 
Please find the attached “Impostor-Infographic” for more information.
The Adaskin String Trio performing trios by Beethoven, Lennox Berkeley and Gideon Klein, and Richard Rodney Bennett’s Rondel for solo viola Saturday, June 25 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday June 26 at 3:00 p.m. at the Federated Church on Route 2 in Charlemont, MA. Tickets $23 on line at www.mohawktrailconcerts.org and at the box office, cash and checks only.   Children under 16 admitted free.
at Berkshire Pizzeria in Charlemont on May 26th sponsored by the GSFABA and host, Greg Rowehl. It was a great party (thanks, Greg!) on the new covered deck.  Plan to go see it for yourself and enjoy a beverage and some tasty food!
 
Bridge Dinner
Modeled after a similar community dinner in France, this unique event features a single table set with linens and china for 400 people along the entire span of the Iron Bridge over the Deerfield River that connects the towns of Buckland and Shelburne. Diners have a wonderful view of the world famous Bridge of Flowers.
The Iron Bridge Dinner proceeds benefit the Mohawk Trail Athletes—who also serve the dinner and tidy up afterwards—and the Greater Shelburne Area Business Association, whose programs, events, and initiatives benefit the ten hilltowns we serve throughout the year.
Seating at 5:30 pm, Dinner at 6 pm.
Tickets are $40 per person. The event is rain or shine. If there is thunder and we absolutely have to cancel, there are no refunds. 
Tickets go on sale in person Thursday, July 21st at the Village Information Center, 75 Bridge St, Shelburne Falls from 4:30-7pm.
Phone ticket sales begin Thursday, July 21st at 8 pm. Please call 413-625-2526 and leave your name, number of tickets, and a call back number where you can be reached on Friday morning, July 22nd.  On Friday, 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 to announce if there are any more tickets available.
 
Interested in being a sponsor or participating as a food purveyor?  Give the office a call! 413-625-2526
Shelburne Falls Yoga
Join Norm Christiansen for a new updated fitness class meeting each Tuesday, 8-9 am this summer.YogaFitness includes group training, yoga postures, and floor Pilates with an emphasis on developing core strength through stretching, isometric body strengthening, and body-weight exercises. Class may also include the use of light weights, thera-ball, and light aerobic exercise. YogaFitness offers a full body workout in a fun and welcoming environment. Each participant is encouraged to work at their own pace and within their own range of fitness. Assistance and modifications are offered at every class.
July 25-29. Mixed ages 6-12 
  
Students spend the morning throwing and hand building pottery and sculpting at Molly Cantor Pottery, and are escorted to Shelburne Falls Yoga for movement, and then to the Art Garden for mixed media art making. 9am-3pm with extended day option available. 
Our July 11- 15 session is now full, but spaces remain for the week of the 25th as well as for the Clay and Art programs in August. 
Space is limited. Register soon!
$325 per session.  Please contact molly@mollycantor.com

a practice for health and mindfulness

Easy Tai Chi for Beginners Class
Taught by Steven Howland
 
Day: Thursdays
Time: 12:00 - 1:00
Cost: $15/session or $50/monthIn this ongoing class, we will learn and practice a
simplified Tai Chi form designed for ease of learning
and safety of practice.
- No previous experience necessary.
- No street shoes allowed in the studio.
Please bring clean soft soled shoes.

This past Saturday, June 18, the GSFABA and the Village of Shelburne Falls
hosted the first ever RiverWalk event. The event combined environmental appreciation and education with an ArtWalk,
song and dance, and food!
Tourists and village residents alike strolled the streets, visiting vendors along Bridge Street and State Street; 
Zoar gave free raft rides on the Deerfield River. Medicine Mammals lifted spirits with entrancing stories and moving music, while on the other side of the bridge the Jazz Co-op and The Eclectic made feet tap and heads nod outside McCusker's;  Doris Schload led a river song and dance at Malley Park. Jane Beatrice Wegscheider and Phyllis Labanowski from the Art Garden attached colorful ribbons to the Iron Bridge which flowed in the wind while educating folks about the science of the river (and bringing out people’s inner child) as part of their installation, "What Do You Love About the Deerfield River?" The Deerfield River Watershed Association educated passersby, while Trout Unlimited taught how to fly-fish. Salmon Falls Gallery entertained families with river felting workshops and storytelling by David Arfa.
 
In the evening, international music group, Bella Gaia, captivated an audience of 200 with thought-provoking imagery from NASA and live music. The central message of us all being part of one world was a perfect finish to a day of celebrating our natural environment. After the show, Kenji Williams answered questions from the audience, with many responses provoking cheering. Kenji proudly spoke about how this performance shows the positive ways to use technology and fills the need for a show that inspires us all on a deeper level. His hope is that Bella Gaia helps us understand that global warming is a truth and reminds us that we only have one place to call home, Earth.
 
Thank you to our sponsors TransCanada, Eversource, Greenfield Savings Bank, People’s United Bank, Greenfield Cooperative Bank, and The Massachusetts Cultural Council.
Thank you to our village businesses: Molly Cantor Pottery, Salmon Falls Gallery, Ann Brauer Quilt Studio, McCusker’s Market, Boswell’s Books, Nancy L. Dole Books & Ephemera, and Shelburne Falls Artisans Co-op.
Thanks to Memorial Hall for hosting the Bella Gaia concert and Mocha Maya’s for promotion and ticket sales.  Thanks to the GSFABA Events Committee for helping to plan and execute the event.

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