WRSI's on air morning host, Monte Belmonte along with his boy wonder Matthew Latkiewicz have been and will be collecting some audio around Turners Falls. This audio will chronicle some of the places, people, and stories about the town; as well as offer visitors and residents some specific audio tours of the town from people who know it well.
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Arts & Leaves; or, why Turners Falls is an okay place for creepy puppets and limestone sculpture
At the recent Arts Walk in Turners, Monte talks to a puppeteer and a sculptor.
The Patch, as illuminated by a guy named Philip
Monte discusses the area of Turners called the Patch with someone who knows it well.
At the Block Party
On August 11, a large stretch of Ave. A, our main street, was shut down for a townwide party. Monte and Matthew stuck microphones into the faces of the partygoers and talked them about Turners.
PART 1: Rollerskating - Some stories about growing up in Turners when the town had a roller rink.
PART 2: Stealing Bikes & Shining Shoes - Stories about growing up in Turners when a kid could still make an honest buck in a bar, shining the shoes of mill workers.
PART 3: Pizza House - One of the most established business owners in town talks to Matthew about owning a pizza house in Turners for 37 years.
PART 4: How to quickly become a business owner - Matthew talks to Jamie Berger, one of the owners of the newly opened Rendezvous, a bar with food. The Rendezvous had a booth serving food during the Block Party. Jamie came here to be a grad student at UMASS only two years ago; and now owns a business and a building. Matthew thinks there's like a a moral here.
The Fashion Show at Suzzee's Third St. Laundry
The greatest fashion show organized by a Laundromat in the world. This event is seriously amazing; Monte reports from the laundromat, talking to one of the Laundromat Owners Chris Janke, one of the audience members, and, of course, Monte talks to himself, using that funny little microphone.
The Shopping Carts of Turners Falls
Shopping Carts - Monte discusses an integral part of the Turners Falls Urban Ecology
Turners Falls RiverCulture
WRSI's on air morning host, Monte Belmonte, choseTurners Falls resident and RiverCulture Coordinator, Lisa Davol, to be featured as one of his Friday morning Personal Profiles on Feb. 9th. Check out what Lisa has to say about our favorite town!