The Recorder – South County Notebook: October 23, 2021

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Whately has a new Facebook page

WHATELY – The city is using a new Facebook page to distribute more information about meetings and other events in Whately.

The page can be found by searching “City of Whately, Massachusetts” on Facebook.

The annual Deerfield Fire District Boot Drive, Saturday

DEERFIELD – Deerfield Fire District hosts its annual Boot Drive Saturday 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Members of the Fire District will be on Old Main and Memorial Streets to collect donations from the public.

Saturday: Stories of Rona Leventhal

WHATELY – Friends of Whately Public Library and the town’s cultural council are offering a kid-friendly Halloween storytelling event on Saturday.

Florentine storyteller Rona Leventhal will tell scary – and age-appropriate – stories to children from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Whately Public Library.

Welcome exhibition of the historical society

WHATELY – The Whately Historical Society will be hosting an exhibition featuring the work of 22 19th century potters.

The Historical Society’s collection of more than 80 red sandstone and sandstone handicrafts will be supplemented by loans of works from six private collectors. Visitors can also examine shards of pottery unearthed in and around Whately to learn about the techniques used by the potters.

The Historical Society Museum, located at 194 Chestnut Plain Road, is open Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to noon and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. until December 11.

For more information, contact the Historical Society at [email protected]

Free Halloween Candy Pickup at Sunderland Library

SUNDERLAND – The Sunderland Public Library will be offering a curbside pickup of Halloween candy on Friday October 29 and Saturday October 30.

Supplies are limited and registration is required. Residents can call the library at 413-665-2642.

Free paper shredding available

SOUTH DEERFIELD – The Franklin County Solid Waste Management District will be hosting a free paper shredding event on Saturday, October 30 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Deerfield Highway Garage.

Residents of Conway, Deerfield and Whately are eligible to have sensitive documents such as bank statements, Social Security information or medical records shredded for free. Proof of residency is required.

All documents will be shredded safely on site and then recycled in a stationery store. Vehicles are limited to three recycling bins or six paper bags full of documents.

93-year-old South Deerfield author’s book accepted by Library of Congress

SOUTH DEERFIELD – Audrey Bowen, a 93-year-old South Deerfield resident who published her first book earlier this year, had her work accepted by the Library of Congress in August.

According to a press release, Bowen’s book “Farm Girl” was accepted by the Library of Congress due to a coded letter Bowen received speaking of the Iwo Jima invasion during World War II from a High school classmate named Dutchy, who served in the United States. Marine.


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