Pocumtuck Homelands Festival to bring Native American culture, music, food to Turners Falls

CORI URBAN, Special to The Republican, July 26, 2015, TURNERS FALLS –A free all-day celebration of Native American culture will bring live music, drumming, dancing, storytelling, traditional children’s games, children’s crafts, educational talks, primitive skills demonstrations and vendors of Native American arts and crafts to Unity Park in the Turners Falls section of Montague. The […]

Pocumtuck Homelands Festival Returns

By AVIVA LUTTRELL, Recorder Staff, Sunday, July 26, 2015, TURNERS FALLS — Unity Park Waterfront will be filled with the sound of music and drumming Saturday, Aug. 1, during the second annual Pocumtuck Homelands Festival. The free, all-day event is a celebration of Native American music, art and culture and will feature live music, drumming, […]

Upper Valley Music Fetival returns to Turners Falls for fifth year

GEORGE LENKER, Special to the Republican, July 23, 2015-There’s nothing wrong with sharing the wealth, and with the wealth of musical talent here in the Pioneer Valley, it’s been great to see Greenfield and Turner’s Falls (in Montague) trade turns at holding the Upper Valley Music Festival over its five years. This year, the festival […]

Festival with a Cause

By SHERYL HUNTER, Greenfield Recorder,Wednesday, July 22, 2015 . When you’re planning a birthday celebration and you have a lot of musician friends who want to play at your party, maybe it would make sense to turn the party into a music festival. Such was the thinking of musician Tommy Byrnes and his wife Jessica […]

Can dogs rescue bad art?

Loot invites artists to add a pooch to a painting for auction to help rescued canines By AVIVA LUTTRELL, Recorder Staff, Tuesday, June 16, 2015, TURNERS FALLS — They’ve been collecting bad landscape paintings from thrift stores and flea markets for more than a year. Now, Erin MacLean and John McNamara hope the bad artwork […]

Remembering the Dead, Song and Dance on Turners Falls Riverfront Saturday

By CHRIS CURTIS, Recorder Staff, Wednesday, May 13, 2015, TURNERS FALLS — On Tuesday, it will be 339 years since the infamous attack on a Native American encampment on the Gill bank of the Connecticut River and the ensuing fighting that gave the village of Turners Falls its name, after colonial Capt. William Turner fell […]