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Come to Baked for any meal! We are a full-scale bakery inside a full-scale restaurant. We offer home cooked meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Breakfast is served all day. We also offer a special dinner menu Thursday-Saturday from 5 pm to 8:30 pm. Enjoy a cold beer or delicious wine from our beverage menu with your meal.

All of our bread is made in house from scratch, using local products from local farms. We fully support our farms and sell their products here, as well. We also offer holiday and special occasion baking, including cakes, pies, and cookies.

We are handicap accessible and kid friendly. We also have water bowls for your four-legged friends to hydrate themselves.

Gretchen, the owner of Baked, which opened its doors this year on Deerfield Avenue, has been baking for 36 years. She was taught by the elderly, Amish, and Mennonite communities. Our chef, Eric Damkoehler, has 17 years experience and attended New England Culinary Institute.

We are open 7 days a week!

Sunday-Wednesday 6:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday-Saturday 6:30 AM - 8:30 PM

Follow us on Facebook or Instagram (@bakedatthefalls) where we tempt you with photos of our delicious baked goods!

Contact Baked: 413-489-3139 or bakedatthefalls@gmail.com

Saturday, October 14th

Come for the leaves, stay for the local businesses!

Salmon Falls Gallery (1 Ashfield St): Liz Canali’s exhibit Explorations in Felt: Texture and Color with 100 Pinch Pots, an Installation runs September 1 - October 29 with the reception on October 14, 4-6 pm. Music by Al Canali & Friends: originals, blues, jazz & pop standards.

Shelburne Arts Cooperative (26 Bridge St): "We Just Felt Like It: Four Feltmakers, Four Directions" artist reception 2-5 pm.

Thanks to Greenfield Savings Bank, Flanders Law Offices, Keystone Market, Hearty Eats, and Molly Cantor Pottery!

Visit the event page for more events and happenings!

Save the Date!

Monday, October 30, 2017, 7:30-9:00 AM

At the Shelburne-Buckland Community Center - 53 Main Street, Shelburne Falls

Catered by Baked, a Shelburne Falls bakery/restaurant, located on Deerfield Ave.

Ticket Information:

Members paid in advance (send in a check or call the office to pay by credit card by Wednesday, October 25): $13.00

Members at the door: $15.00

Non-Members: $18.00

Thank you to our sponsors!

Friday, November 24, 2017 - 4 to 9 PM

Shelburne Falls will once again kick off the holiday season in style, the day after Thanksgiving. The popular annual “festival of lights” features thousands of luminarias - courtesy of Yankee Candle and Mohawk Trail High School students – lighting up the village filled with an eclectic variety of stores, galleries, and restaurants offering special holiday promotions, in-store treats, and holiday cheer.

Vendors from across the valley contribute a rich assortment of items, including baked goods, maple products hand-crafted in the region, arts and crafts, delicious food, and hot drinks. The Iron Bridge will be closed to vehicular traffic creating a pedestrian mall so shoppers can stroll back and forth across the Deerfield River enjoying events and shops on both sides of the river.

At 5:15pm, shortly after the town officially lights up, the Parade of Lights will begin in Buckland across from Lamson Factory Outlet Store, featuring Santa, the Grinch and Max, Clifford, and the Snow Princess. The Parade marches down Conway Street, through the Village of Buckland and then crosses the Iron Bridge into Shelburne. Santa and Mrs. Claus continue to Santa’s Workshop at the Shelburne-Buckland Senior Center on Main Street.

Mark your calendars now to remember to attend this festive, free event!

Thanks to Greenfield Savings Bank, Greenfield Cooperative Bank, Yankee Candle, and Molly Cantor Pottery.

Calling All Vendors!

Would you like to be a vendor at Moonlight Magic? Download the Vendor Form and return to GSFABA with payment no later than Friday, November 10, 2017. 

Call for Sponsors!

Be a sponsor of Moonlight Magic and have your brand featured here! Depending on your level of sponsorship, sponsor benefits may include:

  • Your business highlighted in the event program
  • Your business name and logo on the event page on ShelburneFalls.com
  • Your business name with a holiday greeting on a downtown lamp pole tag during the holiday season
  • Your business logo on the event banner across Bridge Street
  • Mention in Radio Ads

Show Your Holiday Spirit With a Pole Tag!

Have your business name with a holiday greeting on a pole tag and spread cheer throughout the holiday season. Pole tags are hung from the lamp posts in Shelburne Falls from November to January. Buy one for your business for only $100. 

Be a Stop on the Village Passport!

We added this program in 2016 to get shoppers through your door! Event-goers will pick up a passport and make their way through town, collecting stamps. Once they receive a certain number of stamps (TBD), they will enter a drawing for a raffle prize, an assortment of gifts from the participating businesses. For $30, your business will be a stop on the passport. Plus, provide a stamp and a prize for the raffle.

Opportunity for Artists

We are seeking help from local artists to decorate business window displays. Contact Carmela if you are interested in contributing your artistic skills towards our goal of making Shelburne Falls a festive, magical place for the holidays. 

Email Carmela@shelburnefalls.com or call 413-625-2526 for all of these Moonlight Magic opportunities!

A recent article in Expedia's Viewfinder Travel Blog listed the "best places to access nature’s gifts in every state." Our own town of Charlemont was named the best place in Massachusetts to get outside and into nature! Here is the description used in the article:

"By land or by water, there are endless ways to explore the lands surrounding Charlemont. Get your heart rate up on the hikes at Mohawk Trail State Forest, or enjoy horseback riding, snowshoeing, or mountain biking on the many area trails. If you prefer to hit the slopes, go to Berkshire East Mountain Resort. Water activities, from kayaking to tubing to rafting, are prime on the Deerfield River."

Congrats Charlemont!

Read the full article.

Did you know that as a member of GSFABA, you can post your business' events on ShelburneFalls.com? ShelburneFalls.com is our regional tourism website and has reached almost 100,000 views so far in 2017!  

Post one-time special events on our "Special Events" Calendar, or longer events such as a sale or gallery exhibit on our "What's Happening in the Hilltowns" calendar. Include all of the details such as date, time, location, contact information and even upload photos. Get instructions and post your event at:https://www.shelburnefalls.com/index.php/upcoming-events/postevent/icalevent.edit/0

For information about your business such as your hours of operation or class schedule, edit your business listing description by logging in to your GSFABA account at https://www.gsfaba.org/membership/member-login.html

If you need assistance, email us your event to info@shelburnefalls.com.

placemap 2017

In May, GSFABA ordered 30,000 Placemaps - our regional marketing brochure to draw visitors and locals to advertising businesses. The maps were a big hit this year and flew off the racks and now we are almost out! However, thanks to the advertising businesses and to Greenfield Savings Bank, we are ordering 5,000 more just in time for the busy foliage and holiday seasons. If you would like a stack of Placemaps to distribute in your business, please call us at 413-625-2526 and we will bring some over. 

 After the Bridge of Flowers Classic Races on August 12, we sent out a survey to all runners who provided us with their email address. We asked 10 questions about details such as the course, bathrooms, registration, the post-race party, etc. and received 294 total responses. We received a lot of valuable feedback that will guide us as we prepare for the big 40th annual race in 2018. We also received a lot of positive comments about our area:

"It was really fun. Also, it brought us back to Shelburne Falls for dinner a week later because we were so charmed by the town."

"Wonderful community feel and participation."

"The spectators and town were so welcoming and fun! Volunteers were fantastic!"

"Grew up in WMass, love the annual excuse to visit SF/Buckland. Such a great area, especially in summertime."​​​​​​​

"I and my wife visit each year I run the race then visit shops, etc."

When asked "If you are new to Shelburne Falls, are you planning on visiting again in the next six months?" 52% responded "Yes" and 34% responded "Maybe." Thank you for making Shelburne Falls a welcoming place for our runners and their families, so that they will come back and visit again!

A comedy about a middle-aged couple in Boston finding love and contemplating taking a chance -- is making its first local appearance in many years Sept. 15, 16, 17, 22 and 23 at Memorial Hall in Shelburne Falls.

“It’s a funny and sweet story about a couple who meet at a party in Boston in 1992 and find they have a little bit of a shared history,” said Jackie Walsh, producer of the show and the founder of Footlights at the Falls.  

Austin: “Have we met?”

Ruth: “We have.”

Austin: “When?”

Ruth: “Think back.”

Austin: “To when?”

Ruth: “Just think.”

On a terrace overlooking Boston Harbor, Austin and Ruth try to recall their first meeting and start getting to know each other again.  Five men and five women, each with their own quirks, take turns coming out on the balcony to interrupt the couple with ponderings about food, Boston and love.  

Shows happen at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 15, Saturday, Sept. 16, Friday, Sept. 22 and Saturday, Sept. 23.  A 2 p.m. matinee will be on Sunday, Sept. 17.  Tickets are $12 for all shows except the matinee, which is $6.  Tickets may be reserved at shelburnejackieb@gmail.com and bought at the door.

Kim Overtree of Northampton directs. She is a founder of Ghost Light Theater and has directed plays at Amherst Leisure Services.  Three of the four actors are from Shelburne and Buckland, including Marc Kaufmann of Buckland as the tamped-down Austin, Jackie Walsh of Shelburne as the live-life-to-the-fullest Ruth, and Caroline Ludvik-Johnson of Buckland as the party’s hostess, a Southern transplant, and three other memorable characters.  John Iverson of Bernardson plays a man trying to kick a habit he loves, a man dragging his wife to retirement in Florida, and others. Between them, the actors have been in nearly 50 local shows.

The group’s “Dixie Swim Club” marked the return of theater to Memorial Hall last year after a 15-year hiatus.

West County Players put on plays in the hall in the 1990s and early 2000s, but very few plays have happened there since then.

The hall, built in 1898, was traditionally the center of entertainment for western Franklin County.  It once hosted variety shows, dances, celebrations, and other community events.  In the 30s and 40s, it was an around-the-week movie theater.  Then it sat unused for decades. Nowadays, it hosts Pothole Pictures and the Metropolitan Opera rebroadcasts.

Grants from local cultural councils are supporting the production of “Later Life.”

 

 

 

 

 

November 11-12, 2017 - 10 am-5 pm

Colrain, MA is one of the last great "undiscovered " places. Tucked beneath the VT state line and above the Deerfield River, Colrain has long been a refuge for creative people looking for a beautiful place to do their work, while appreciating and preserving the area's pastoral past.

This year, The Crafts of Colrain Self-Guided Studio Tour will take place on November 11 and 12, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

18 artisans, makers of products from fine art furniture to artisanal beer, will be opening up their doors to visitors from near and far. You'll be able to see and experience the flying sparks of iron on the forge, and admire winter accessories woven from the fibers of animals grazing right outside the studio where the yarn was spun. Colrain's beautiful pastoral landscape is the off-the-beaten-path backdrop for all this creativity.

Learn more at www.craftsofcolrain.com.

Save the date!!

Thursday, November 16, 1-6 PM

7 Main Street, Shelburne Falls

On Thursday, November 16, from 1-6 p.m. the Senior Center will hold its Second annual Senior Crafts Boutique Sale. Visit our local talented senior craftspeople offering their beautiful craft projects. Find quality, unique items and get your holiday shopping done early! There will be free raffles and refreshments for shoppers. Baked items will be available for a donation.

WANTED: local senior craft people that would like to have a table to sell what they make. Please contact Dot Lyman at the Center by November 3. There is no fee for a table, but we ask each vendor to donate a raffle prize.

 

Monday  

8:30-10:00 AM  Intermediate Kripalu Yoga (Kate) 

4:00-5:00 PM    **Gentle Flow Yoga, begins 
                           Sept. 18 (Kate)

6:30-7:30 PM     Power Yoga (Molly)                          

Tuesday

8:00-9:00 AM      YogaFitness (Jillian) 

9:30-11:00 AM    **Qi Gong (Collin)

6:00-7:00 PM      Yin Yoga  (Kate)

Wednesday

7:30-8:15 AM     **EZ Tai Chi, begins Oct. 4 (Deb)

8:30-10:00 AM    Vinyasa Yoga, Intermed./Advanced                             (Kate)  

4:30-5:30 PM      ** Modern Dance/Yoga grades 3-6                             (Molly)

5:45-6:45 PM     **Advanced Yang Style Tai Chi, dates                             TBA (Mark)

Thursday

8:00-9:00 AM       YogaFitness  (Daniel)      

12:00-1:00 PM     **Easy Tai Chi (Steven)      

3:00-5:00 PM       Intro to Yoga 40 min. sessions (Kate)

6:00-7:15 PM       Slow Flow Moderate Yoga (Kate)                                        

Friday

8:30-10:00 AM      Gentle Kripalu Yoga  (Kate)  

12:00-1:00 PM      Co-op/Community Yoga  (Rotating)                                                          

Saturday

9:00-10:00 AM      Vigorous Vinyasa (Jillian)                                                                 

Sunday

9:00-10:30 AM      Sunday Slow Flow (Melissa)   

 

There is also a modern dance class for adults and a parent & child yoga for ages 2-5 in the works for later in the fall.  

If you are interested in either of these, please let us know!   

View our class descriptions here.

Local Arts • Local Food • Local Lizards

COMING OCTOBER 7th!!

DinoFest, presented by Piti Theatre and PVMA, is a celebratory day of performances, food, activities for children, a panel discussion, chalk art, dino films with live music and more, starting at 9:30 am outside the Second Congregational Church on the Town Common!

Performance Opportunity for Young People: Piti Theatre is offering a musical theatre class starting Thursday, 9/7 which will prepare children to perform in Dexter and the Dinosaurs. Learn more.

Events at a Glance

(All events are free unless otherwise noted)

9:30 – 10:30 am: Children’s dinosaur-themed activities start on the lawn of Second Congregational Church

10:30 am: Dexter and the Dinosaurs, a musical theatre performance featuring Piti Theatre’s Youth Troupe starts on the Town Common and makes tracks into the Second Congregational Church

11:30 am: Panel Discussion at the Second Congregational Church about the Dexter and the Dinosaurs production, Deep Time/Local History, Dexter Marsh and his contemporaries and more! Featuring dinosaur, geology and local history experts as well as artists from Piti Theatre.

12:30 pm: Dinosaur themed locally grown treats at your favorite Greenfield eatery!

7:00 pm: DinoMovies Through the Ages – a live musical multimedia event created by electronic musician Lysha Smith and featuring cellist Wayne Smith, Venue TBA.

...and more details to come!

In the News . . . check out the front page Recorder article celebrating PVMA’s new DinoTracksDiscovery.org website.

ptco.org/dino

Deerfield, Mass. (September 7, 2017)---On Columbus Day Weekend, Saturday and Sunday, October 7 and 8, 2017, the Antiques Dealers' Association of America, Inc., (ADA) will once again bring together some of the nation's finest dealers for their annual art and antiques show featuring the best of early American art, antiques and design.  The ADA/Historic Deerfield Antiques Show provides customers with a fun and informative experience in antiquing and early design. The show is considered by both serious and casual collectors to be one of the year's most important. On view and for sale will be remarkable objects from the 17th through the 20th centuries that will improve the quality of any collection and the look of any home.
 
This year the show will be held in a new location, at the Mullins Center at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, 200 Commonwealth Avenue, Amherst, Massachusetts 01003.
 
The comfortable show venue allows customers to relax and spend their time with the objects. At the heart of every antique and piece of art in the show is a story and we invite our customers to discover their own attachment to a piece of American history by asking questions, handling the items, and learning more. The ADA will feature some of these objects and their hidden pasts in a countdown to the show at adadealers.com and on Facebook.
 
The 2017 ADA/Historic Deerfield Antiques Show will feature an exhibition of unpublished photographs of Deerfield taken by photographer Samuel Chamberlain (1895-1975) between 1936 and 1971. The soft landscape of the surrounding meadows, the graceful canopy of elms and maples along its street, the clean lines of the village's antique houses and sturdy barns corresponded to the aesthetic that Mr. Chamberlain espoused in the books that he published about New England since the mid-1930s. For him Old Deerfield was the essential New England village that could inspire Americans to patriotism and to good taste in design and in the accoutrements of daily living. In 1952, Chamberlain and Historic Deerfield founder Henry N. Flynt issued the first of five editions of the book on Deerfield that was first published by Hastings House, New York, under the title, Frontier of Freedom: The Soul and Substance of America Portrayed in on Extraordinary Village, Old Deerfield, Massachusetts (1952). It was released again in 1957 and then it appeared in 1965, 1972, and 1977 as Historic Deerfield: Houses and Interiors. Although more than 200 photographs were printed in each edition, there were many others that never appeared in book form. A selection of 25 of these photographs that have been printed from Samuel Chamberlain's 5" x 7" negatives will be on view.
 
Join Historic Deerfield President Philip Zea for a tour of the antiques show on Saturday, October 7, at 3 p.m. The tour will offer an exclusive look at the exquisite objects and unique finds available at the show.  The tour is included with admission to the show.
 
Antiques show hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, October 7, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, October 8. Show admission is $15 (two-day ticket) and includes admission to Historic Deerfield's Flynt Center of Early New England Life as well as the Apprentice's Workshop at Dwight House. Historic Deerfield members receive free admission. Proceeds from the ticket sales of the show benefit Historic Deerfield's mission and programs. Delicious food and drink will be available for purchase during the course of the show at a cafe on site.
 
Show information is available online at www.historic-deerfield.org and at www.adadealers.com.

A recent article by the Tasting Table, listed the top towns to visit this fall - not just for foliage, but for businesses and happenings, too. Shelburne Falls made the list! The article gave a special shout out to Baked, Baker Pharmacy, Shelburne Falls Bowling Alley, Gould's Maple Sugarhouse, Apex Orchards, and the Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum. Congrats to all on this special recognition. 

Read the full article.

Save the Date: Sunday November 5, 2017, 1:00 to 4:00 PM

At The Mill at Shelburne Falls (Lamson& Goodnow), 45 Conway Street, Shelburne Falls 

The Shelburne and Buckland Historical Societies, in partnership with the Mill at Shelburne Falls, will honor those workers who made this area famous for their superior cutlery. We encourage you to bring any photos or memorabilia that you may have for display on the day of the event (details to follow). The building will be open for the setup of memorabilia before the official program begins.

The Program will include:

-A guided tour of the restored facility
-A panel of individuals with stories about working at Lamson & Goodnow
-Photographs and displays
-An official proclamation recognizing the day and the importance of the industrial heritage it represents from elected officials.

Refreshments will be served.

All are invited!! For further information please contact:

Mike McCusker (413) 834 3477,

Elaine Parmett at (413) 834 7729,

or Marcia Tetrault at (413) 625 2879.

Stay tuned for further announcements!!!

On Thursday, October 19th, Greenfield Savings Bank at 58 Bridge Street in Shelburne Falls will be hosting a Small Business Planning workshop featuring experts from the Small Business Association (SBA) and A.J. Bresciano, Vice President & Commercial Loan Officer at Greenfield Savings Bank.  The event will be free and open to all interested businesses and entrepreneurs.  More details will follow.

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