Northfield, Massachusetts and neighboring towns of Gill and Bernardston lie at the intersection of Massachusetts, Vermont and New Hampshire on both sides of the majestic Connecticut River.
Across the wide flood plain, the land rises on the east and west to form miles and miles of rolling hills and state forest. In the 17th century, the area was one of the earliest places English settlers explored after arriving here from Europe. The grand homes they built in Northfield create one of the most dramatic and classic streetscapes found anywhere in New England. The area's considerable natural and man-made beauty foster numerous outdoor activities, local agriculture and a lively and growing arts community that offers special events throughout the year. Centrally located literally in the heart of New England, our three towns comprise an ideal base from which to experience the lively and scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts
Whether you begin your own exploration of our area from points north, from Boston and Albany via Route 2, or up from Connecticut, New York and points south on Interstate 91, you will know immediately that you have entered a special place. The strikingly beautiful landscape, the range of recreational activities available and the area's rich culture, artistry and history, coupled with a slower pace and country charm, are here to savor and enjoy again and again.
Feist - Calvin Theater April 9th
For nearly a decade, Leslie Feist did not stop moving. Her 2004 album Let It Die led right into 2007's The Reminder, which earned her four Grammy nominations, six Juno wins, the Shortlist Music Prize, and the opportunity to teach Muppets to count on Sesame Street. She made her Saturday Night Live debut and toured the world. She covered an album with Beck, watched Stephen Colbert shimmy in a sequined "1234" jumpsuit, and made a documentary about recording The Reminder. And then, finally, after the seventh year, Feist rested. But nor for long. Her latest album METALS — is a gorgeous collection of overtly poppy tunes, cinematic art-rock, and Feistian ballads.More Info
Historic Deerfield plans winter lecture series on history of furnituremaking in Massachusetts
Historic Deerfield will present a free winter lecture series, "Furniture Masterworks: Four Centuries of Massachusetts Furniture" this winter, with lectures on Sunday afternoons at 2 p.m. in January, February, and March.
The lectures will be presented at Garonzik Auditorium in the Koch Science Center on the campus of Deerfield Academy.