Recap Map: Western MA Weekend Summary & Family Guide for June 28th & 29th , 2014

Here’s a recap of news and information posted on Hilltown Families this past week, along with a map for finding out what’s happening this weekend and next week throughout Western MA!

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Peruse our list of Suggested Events for June 28th-July 4th, 2014 for a comprehensive list of events happening throughout the four counties of Western MA, including Bulletin Board Announcements & Hilltown Family Variety Show.

Also check our weekly column, 26 Community Highlights: Fireworks to Bedrock. Garden Party to Campfire. and our monthly column, Berkshire Family Fun: June 2014, for a list of premier educational and cultural highlights in Berkshire County for families.

For your summer plans, our Summer Bucket List for Western MA has a growing list of reader recommended places to go and see this summer, our 2014 Summer Camps and Programs in Western MA has a list of over 55 summer camps & programs, and 2014 Fourth of July Celebrations & Fireworks gives you a heads up for the 4th of July!

June 28th-July 4th, 2014

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4th of July ♦ Geology ♦ Bird Studies ♦ History ♦Museum Adventures ♦ Dance ♦ Astronomy ♦ Plant Studies ♦ Outdoor Adventures ♦ Community Celebrations ♦ Reading & Writing ♦ STEM ♦Community Service ♦ Maps ♦ Agriculture

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  1. Journal-Making: Inspiration for Writing & Drawing
  2. Five Picture Books That Bubble And Splash
  3. Get involved! Service-Learning Opportunities in Western MA
  4. Oak & Acorn: Edible Summer Flowers
  5. Camping with Kids

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Recap Map: Western MA Weekend Summary & Family Guide for August 10th & 11th, 2013

Here’s a recap of news and information posted on Hilltown Families this past week, along with a map for finding out what’s happening this weekend and next week throughout Western MA!

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Peruse our list of Suggested Events for August 10th-16th, 2013 for a comprehensive list of events happening throughout the four counties of Western MA, including: Upcoming Service Learning Event, Bulletin Board, Hilltown Family Variety Show and our Bucket List of Summer Activities!

Also check our weekly column, Learn Local. Play Local. for 22 Community Highlights: Sweet Festival to Zucchini Festival. Minerals to Rockets., and our column, Berkshire Family Fun: August 2013, for a list of premier educational and cultural highlights in Berkshire County for families!

August 10th-16th, 2013

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Plant & Nature StudiesCitizen ScientistsHistoryCultural StudiesLocal FoodFilmsScienceAnimal Studies

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  1. Our Daughters: CyberDRAMA
  2. 6 Variations of Pesto for Family Dinner
  3. Let’s Play: Special Places
  4. Books for Kids Who Love Ten-Ton Trucks
  5.  Five Ways Families Can Enjoy MA State Parks

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Recap Map: Western MA Weekend Summary & Family Guide for August 3rd & 4th, 2013

Here’s a recap of news and information posted on Hilltown Families this past week, along with a map for finding out what’s happening this weekend and next week throughout Western MA!

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Peruse our list of Suggested Events for August 3rd-9th, 2013 for a comprehensive list of events happening throughout the four counties of Western MA, including: Best Bets, Bulletin Board, Hilltown Family Variety Show, Summer Camp Options, and our Bucket List of Summer Activities!

Also check our weekly column, Learn Local. Play Local. for 24 Community Highlights: Felt to Pottery. Storytelling to Stargazing, and our column, Berkshire Family Fun: August 2013, for a list of premier educational and cultural highlights in Berkshire County for families!

August 3rd-9th, 2013

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TheaterHistoryNature Studies/HikesArts & CraftsMuseum AdventuresAstronomyCultural StudiesMusic Studies

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  1. 19 Children’s Books on Food Security/Scarcity
  2. 13 Suggestions on What to Do with Tattered & Torn Clothes
  3. Dirty Dozen & Clean 15: A Family Guide to Reducing Exposure to Pesticides in Your Produce
  4. How Does Your Family Approach Chores, Allowances and Educating Kids About Finances?
  5. Language Play: 6 Pre-Reading Activities

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Recap Map: Western MA Weekend Summary & Family Guide for July 27th & 28th, 2013

Here’s a recap of news and information posted on Hilltown Families this past week, along with a map for finding out what’s happening this weekend and next week throughout Western MA!

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Peruse our list of Suggested Events for July 27th-August 2nd, 2013 for a comprehensive list of events happening throughout the four counties of Western MA, including: Best Bets, Bulletin Board, Hilltown Family Variety Show, Summer Camp Options, and our Bucket List of Summer Activities!

Also check our weekly column, Learn Local. Play Local. for 27 Community Highlights: Argentinian Folk Music to New England Folk Art. Pollinators to Raptors., and our column, Berkshire Family Fun: July 2013, for a list of premier educational and cultural highlights in Berkshire County for families!

July 27th-August 2nd, 2013

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Community Service Animal & Insect StudiesNature Studies Museum AdventuresHistoryMusic StudiesOrnithology

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  1. Kids Can Count Jellyfish as Seaside Citizen Scientists this Summer
  2. Youth Against Hunger Education
  3. Let’s Play: Tactile Play
  4. Q&A: Where’s Your Favorite Place to PYO Blueberries in Western MA
  5. Music Trekking: Down By the Ocean

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Recap Map: Western MA Weekend Summary & Family Guide for July 20th & 21st, 2013

Here’s a recap of news and information posted on Hilltown Families this past week, along with a map for finding out what’s happening this weekend and next week throughout Western MA!

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Peruse our list of Suggested Events for July 20th-26th, 2013 for a comprehensive list of events happening throughout the four counties of Western MA, including: Best Bets, Bulletin Board, Hilltown Family Variety Show, Summer Camp Options, and our Bucket List of Summer Activities!

Also check our weekly column, Learn Local. Play Local. for 30 Community Highlights: Munch to Thoreau. Scottish to Yiddish., and our column, Berkshire Family Fun: July 2013, for a list of premier educational and cultural highlights in Berkshire County for families!

July 20th-26th, 2013

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Art HistoryCulinary ArtsIndustryHistoryShakespeareHikesNature StudiesSTEMGeology & PaleontologyCultural StudiesEntomologyLawn Concerts

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FIVE FROM THE ARCHIVES

  1. Beach Day Trips: 16 Recommendations from Western MA
  2. Ukulele Episode with Guest DJs, Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer: Hilltown Family Variety Show (Podcast/Radio Show)
  3. Documentary on the History of Traveling the Mohawk Trail by Berkshire Students
  4. Our Daughters: The Importance of a Parent’s Empathy
  5. Q&A: What to Do With Teens Reluctant to Participate in Family Outings

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Recap Map: Western MA Weekend Summary & Family Guide for July 13th & 14th, 2013

Here’s a recap of news and information posted on Hilltown Families this past week, along with a map for finding out what’s happening this weekend and next week throughout Western MA!

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Peruse our list of Suggested Events for July 13th-19th, 2013 for a comprehensive list of events happening throughout the four counties of Western MA, including: Best Bets, Bulletin Board, Hilltown Family Variety Show, nearly 60 Summer Camp Options, and our Bucket List of Summer Activities!

Also check our weekly column, Learn Local. Play Local. for 30 Community Highlights: Wiggly Worms to Curious Creatures. Marionettes to Shadow Puppets., and our column, Berkshire Family Fun: July 2013, for a list of premier educational and cultural highlights in Berkshire County for families!

July 13th-19th, 2013

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Nature & Animal StudiesHikesArt WalksCulinary HistoryHistoryFilm & Music StudiesFolktales & Puppet ShowsLibrary Adventures

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FIVE FROM THE ARCHIVES

  1. Make Your Own Sunblock
  2. 5 Hikes for Families in Western MA State Forests and Parks
  3. Outdoor Swimming Pools in Western MA
  4. The Verve Pipe Guest DJ Episode: Hilltown Family Variety Show (Podcast/Radio Show)
  5. Q&A: Are Your Kids Still in Diapers? What Do They Swim In?

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Recap Map: Western MA Weekend Summary & Family Guide for July 6th & 7th, 2013

Here’s a recap of news and information posted on Hilltown Families this past week, along with a map for finding out what’s happening this weekend and next week throughout Western MA!

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Peruse our list of Suggested Events for July 6th-12th, 2013 for a comprehensive list of events happening throughout the four counties of Western MA, including: Best Bets, Bulletin Board, Hilltown Family Variety Show, nearly 60 Summer Camp Options, and our Bucket List of Summer Activities!

Also check our weekly column, Learn Local. Play Local. for 23 Community Highlights: French Paintings to Folk Art. Cockatoos to Bald Eagles., and our column, Berkshire Family Fun: July 2013, for a list of premier educational and cultural highlights in Berkshire County for families!

July 6th-12th, 2013

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EntomologyLocal HistoryColonial HistoryArt HistoryArtAnimal StudiesMusic/Cultural StudiesArchaeologySTEMNature StudiesAgriculture

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FIVE FROM THE ARCHIVES

  1. Q&A: 30 Recommended Folk Remedies to Make in the Summer
  2. Where Can Kids Take Swim Lessons in the Summer?
  3. Language Play: 5 Speech and Language Games for Travel
  4. North Quabbin Woods Quest
  5. HFVS Road Trip Episode (Radio Show/Podcast)

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Recap Map: Western MA Weekend Summary & Family Guide for June 29th & 30th, 2013

Here’s a recap of news and information posted on Hilltown Families this past week, along with a map for finding out what’s happening this weekend and next week throughout Western MA!

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Peruse our list of Suggested Events for June 29th-July 5th, 2013 for a comprehensive list of events happening throughout the four counties of Western MA, including: Best Bets, Fourth of July Celebrations & Fireworks, Bulletin Board, Hilltown Family Variety Show, and nearly 60 Summer Camp Options.

Also check our weekly column, Learn Local. Play Local. for 28 Community Highlights: Rockets to Origami. Hieroglyphics to Bridges., and our column, Berkshire Family Fun: June 2013, for a list of premier educational and cultural highlights in Berkshire County for families!

June 29th – July 5th, 2013

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Independence DayPlants, Nature & Animal StudiesSTEMArchaeologyLocal HistoryArts & CraftsLawn Concerts & Family DinnersMovies

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FIVE FROM THE ARCHIVES

  1. Web Review: Fireworks, Chemical of the Week
  2. Kids’ Market in the Hilltowns
  3. Q&A: Sunblocks that REALLY Work
  4. HFVS Summer Essentials Episode (Radio Show/Podcast)
  5. Q&A: What’s a Good Non-Toxic Bug Repellant

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Recap Map: Western MA Weekend Summary & Family Guide for June 22nd & 23rd, 2013

Here’s a recap of news and information posted on Hilltown Families this past week, along with a map for finding out what’s happening this weekend and next week throughout Western MA!

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Peruse our list of Suggested Events for June 22nd-28th, 2013 for a comprehensive list of events happening throughout the four counties of Western MA, including: 2013 Fourth of July Celebrations & Fireworks, Bulletin Board, Hilltown Family Variety Show, and nearly 60 Summer Camp Options.

Also check our weekly column, Learn Local. Play Local. for 30 Community Highlights: Fossils to Fire. Kirtan to Orchestra., and our column, Berkshire Family Fun: June 2013, for a list of premier educational and cultural highlights in Berkshire County for families!

June 22nd-28th, 2013

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EntomologyAnimal StudiesNature ScienceArchaeologyHistoryGeologyLibrary AdventuresAstronomyFilm, Dance & Music StudiesFashion StudiesHighlights in the Hilltowns

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FIVE FROM THE ARCHIVES

  1. Q&A: Where’s an Outdoor Place for PreK Kids to Play on Summer Days?
  2. Summer Solstice Episode: Hilltown Family Variety Show (Podcast/Radio Show)
  3. Camping with Kids
  4. Firefly Watch! Citizen Science Project
  5. Summer Resources for Children with Special Needs

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Recap Map: Western MA Weekend Summary & Family Guide for Father’s Day Weekend

Here’s a recap of news and information posted on Hilltown Families this past week, along with a map for finding out what’s happening this weekend and next week throughout Western MA!

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Peruse our list of Suggested Events for June 15th-21st, 2013 for a comprehensive list of events happening throughout the four counties of Western MA, including: Best Bets, Bulletin Board, Hilltown Family Variety Show, and nearly 60 Summer Camp Options.

Also check our weekly column, Learn Local. Play Local. for 29 Community Highlights: Dragonflies to Damselflies. Father’s Day to Juneteenth., and our column, Berkshire Family Fun: June 2013, for a list of premier educational and cultural highlights in Berkshire County for families!

June 15th-21st, 2013

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Historic Homes & BuildingsMusic StudiesLawn Concerts Animal & Insect StudiesPlant StudiesLibrary AdventuresHistoryParent Workshops & Support

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In need of a night out? We’re giving away a 4-pack of lawn tickets for a Parents’ Night Out to see CHICAGO at Mountain Park in Holyoke on Friday, June 21st! You pay for the sitter, we’ll pay for the tickets!

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FIVE FROM THE ARCHIVES

  1. Father’s Day Episode: Hilltown Family Variety Show (Podcast/Radio Show)
  2. 12 Tips for Live-Away Dads
  3. Q&A: Local Strawberries
  4. Food Allergies and Summer Camp
  5. Make Your Own Root Beers

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Recap Map: Western MA Weekend Summary & Family Guide for June 8th & 9th, 2013

Here’s a recap of news and information posted on Hilltown Families this past week, along with a map for finding out what’s happening this weekend and next week throughout Western MA!

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Peruse our list of Suggested Events for June 8th-14th, 2013 for a comprehensive list of events happening throughout the four counties of Western MA, including: Best Bets, Bulletin Board, Hilltown Family Variety Show, and over 55 Summer Camp Options.

Also check our weekly column, Learn Local. Play Local. for 36 Community Highlights: Hermits to Fairies. Tornadoes to Dioramas., and our column, Berkshire Family Fun: June 2013, for a list of premier educational and cultural highlights in Berkshire County for families!

June 8th-14th, 2013

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Indoor AdventuresHistoryAnimal Studies ♦  Nature StudiesOutdoor AdventuresMeteorologyMuseum AdventuresEngineeringOccupational ScienceMusic StudiesCommunity Service

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In need of a night out? We’re giving away a 4-pack of lawn tickets for a Parents’ Night Out to see CHICAGO at Mountain Park in Holyoke on Friday, June 21st! You pay for the sitter, we’ll pay for the tickets!

Visit the Hilltown Families Facebook page and Twitter stream for more news and information!

FIVE FROM THE ARCHIVES

  1. Q&A: End of the Year Teacher Appreciation Gifts
  2. Western MA Folk Remedies for Stress
  3. How Does Your Sunscreen Rate?
  4. 12 Baseball Books for Kids
  5. 8 Featured Music CDs for Your Summer Family Road Trip

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Recap Map: Western MA Weekend Summary & Family Guide for June 1st & 2nd, 2013

Here’s a recap of news and information posted on Hilltown Families this past week, along with a map for finding out what’s happening this weekend and next week throughout Western MA!

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7th annual Hilltown Spring Festival happens this Saturday, June 1st from 10am-5pm at the Cummington Fairgrounds!

Peruse our list of Suggested Events for June 1st-7th, 2013 for a comprehensive list of events happening throughout the four counties of Western MA, including: Best Bets, Bulletin Board, Hilltown Family Variety Show, and over 50 Summer Camp Options.

Also check our weekly column, Learn Local. Play Local. for 25 Community Highlights: Spring Festival to Bugaboo Review. Ponding to Nature Walks., and our column, Berkshire Family Fun: June 2013, for a list of premier educational and cultural highlights in Berkshire County for families!

June 1st-7th, 2013

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Culinary ArtsHistory ♦  Nature StudiesEtiquetteNational Trails DayCommunity ServiceScienceBugs & BirdsParent WorkshopsParents’ Night Out

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FIVE FROM THE ARCHIVES

  1. 16 Swimming Holes in Western MA
  2. Let’s Play: Miniature Playhouses & Creative Free Play
  3. 3 Recipes from the Spring Garden
  4. HFVS Guest DJ, Joe & Justin of The Okee Dokee Brothers Episode (Radio Show/Podcast)
  5. I Spy Nature Science: Citizen Scientists Wanted

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Recap Map: Western MA Weekend Summary & Family Guide for Memorial Day Weekend, 2013

Here’s a recap of news and information posted on Hilltown Families this past week, along with a map for finding out what’s happening this weekend and next week throughout Western MA!

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Mark your calendars! The Hilltown Spring Festival happens next Saturday, June 1st from 10am-5pm at the Cummington Fairground!

Peruse our list of Suggested Events for May 25th-31st, 2013 for a comprehensive list of events happening throughout the four counties of Western MA, including: Best Bets, Mark Your Calendars, Bulletin Board, Hilltown Family Variety Show, and over 50 Summer Camp Options.

Also check our weekly column, Learn Local. Play Local. for 35 Community Highlights: Rhubarb to Butterflies. Turtles to Trolley., and our column, Berkshire Family Fun: May 2013, for a list of premier educational and cultural highlights in Berkshire County for families!

May 25th-31st, 2013

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Weekend HighlightsHistoryTransportationAnimal StudiesScienceEntomologyGeologyNature StudiesParent Workshops

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FIVE FROM THE ARCHIVES

  1. 13 Ways to Spend a Rainy Day in Western MA
  2. Little Homes for Little Folks: Make Your Own Gnome Home
  3. Q&A: Where Do Babies Come From?
  4. 8 Ways to Create Engaging Engineering Activities at Home
  5. Q&A: Best Cup of Joe in Western MA?

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Recap Map: Western MA Weekend Summary & Family Guide for May 18th-19th, 2013

Here’s a recap of news and information posted on Hilltown Families this past week, along with a map for finding out what’s happening this weekend and next week throughout Western MA!

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Peruse our list of Suggested Events for May 18th-24th, 2013 for a comprehensive list of events happening throughout the four counties of Western MA, including: Mark Your Calendars, Bulletin Board. and over 50 Summer Camp Options.

Also check our weekly column, Learn Local. Play Local. for 33 Community Highlights: Lady’s Slipper to Bird Calls. Charcoal Industry to Historic Mill Sites., and our column, Berkshire Family Fun: May 2013, for a list of premier educational and cultural highlights in Berkshire County for families!

May 18th-24th, 2013

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Early ChildhoodHistoryAnimal/Nature StudiesPlant StudiesLanguage ArtsCommunity ServiceParent Workshops

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Recap Map: Western MA Weekend Summary & Family Guide for May 11th-12th, 2013

Here’s a recap of news and information posted on Hilltown Families this past week, along with a map for finding out what’s happening this weekend and next week throughout Western MA!

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Peruse our list of Suggested Events for May 11th-17th, 2013 for a comprehensive list of events happening throughout the four counties of Western MA, including: Mark Your Calendars, Bulletin Board. and the Hilltown Family Variety Show.

Also check our weekly column, Learn Local. Play Local. for 25 Community Highlights: Mother’s Day to Mamadrama. Steamboat Bill to Beaver Ponds., and our column, Berkshire Family Fun: May 2013, for a list of premier educational and cultural highlights in Berkshire County for families!

May 11th-17th, 2013

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Mother’s Day HighlightsAnimal StudiesLocal HistoryNature StudiesFilm StudiesPlant SalesParent Workshop

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Recap Map: Western MA Weekend Summary & Family Guide for May 4th, 2013

Here’s a recap of news and information posted on Hilltown Families this past week, along with a map for finding out what’s happening this weekend and next week throughout Western MA!

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Peruse our list of Suggested Events for May 4th-10th, 2013 for a comprehensive list of events happening throughout the four counties of Western MA, including: Best Bets, Bulletin Board. and the Hilltown Family Variety Show.

Also check our weekly column, Learn Local. Play Local. for 23 Community Highlights: Building Birdhouses to Making Giving Bags. Jurassic Roadshow to Long Island Express., and our column, Berkshire Family Fun: May 2013, for a list of premier educational and cultural highlights in Berkshire County for families!

May 4th-10th, 2013

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Service-Based LearningPlaygroups & StoryhoursDinosaurs/FossilsNature & HistoryFashionScienceAnimal/Nature StudiesParent Workshop

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FIVE FROM THE ARCHIVES

  1. Affirming What’s Essential ❥ Love in Western MA
  2. What to do with Fiddleheads?
  3. Hilltown Families on Pinterest!
  4. Let’s Play: Monsters and Creative Free Play
  5. HFVS Music from South Africa with Guest DJ, Debbie Lan (Radio Show/Podcast)

HILLTOWN FAMILIES EVENT: This Saturday, May 4th form 10am-1pm. JOIN US!

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Recap Map: Western MA Weekend Summary & Family Guide for April 27th, 2013

Here’s a recap of news and information posted on Hilltown Families this past week, along with a map for finding out what’s happening this weekend and next week throughout Western MA!

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Peruse our list of Suggested Events for April 27th-May 3rd, 2013 for a comprehensive list of events happening throughout the four counties of Western MA, including: Mark Your Calendars, Bulletin Board. and the Hilltown Family Variety Show.

Also check our weekly column, Learn Local. Play Local. for 40 Community Highlights: History of Tea to Biology of Frogs. Cultural Festivals to Fundraisers., and our bi-weekly column, Berkshire Family Fun for late April through early May, 2013, for a list of premier educational and cultural highlights in Berkshire County for families!

April 27th – May 3rd, 2013

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Community ServiceFundraisersSustainabilityAnimal/Nature StudiesEconomicsCultural StudiesHistory

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FIVE FROM THE ARCHIVES

  1. Q&A: Does Your Family Have a Pediatric Dentist You Love Here in Western MA?
  2. HFVS Arbor Day Episode (Radio Show/Podcast)
  3. One Clover & A Bee: Poems For Families To Learn And Love
  4. Make Your Own Natural Bug Repellent Using Essential Oils
  5. Our Daughters: Using Facebook to Air Conflict

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Recap Map: Western MA Weekend Summary & Family Guide for April 20th, 2013

Here’s a recap of news and information posted on Hilltown Families this past week, along with a map for finding out what’s happening this weekend and next week throughout Western MA!

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Peruse our list of Suggested Events for April 20th-26th, 2013 for a comprehensive list of events happening throughout the four counties of Western MA, including: Mark Your Calendars, Bulletin Board. and the Hilltown Family Variety Show.

Also check our weekly column, Learn Local. Play Local. for 34 Community Highlights: Wild Flower Walks to Textile Drives. Weather to Transportation., and our bi-weekly column, Berkshire Family Fun for late April through early May, 2013, for a list of premier educational and cultural highlights in Berkshire County for families!

April 20th-26th, 2013

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Community ServiceEarth DayAnimal StudiesNature StudiesHistoryParent WorkshopsCultural Studies

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FIVE FROM THE ARCHIVES

  1. Virtual Tour: How Plastic Bags Get Recycle
  2. Families in Western MA Offer Earth Day Eco-Tips
  3. Planting Seeds: Music that Celebrates Gardening
  4. Q&A: Where to Get New/Used Bikes for the Family in Western MA
  5. HFVS Astronomy Episode (Radio Show/Podcast)

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Recap Map: Western MA Weekend Summary & Family Guide for April Vacation Week

Here’s a recap of news and information posted on Hilltown Families this past week, along with a map for finding out what’s happening this weekend and during April Vacation Week throughout Western MA!

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Peruse our list of Suggested Events for April 13th-19th, 2013 for a comprehensive list of events happening throughout the four counties of Western MA, including: Mark Your Calendars, Bulletin Board. and the Hilltown Family Variety Show.

Also check our weekly column, Learn Local. Play Local. for 40 Community Highlights: StoryWalks to Marionette Shows. Salmon Fry to Coatimundi., and our bi-weekly column, Berkshire Family Fun for Early-Mid April, 2013, for a list of premier educational and cultural highlights in Berkshire County for families!

April 13th-19th, 2013

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StoryWalks ♦ Puppets & Marionettes ♦ Animal StudiesCommunity ServiceHistory ♦ Astronomy

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FIVE FROM THE ARCHIVES

  1. Music Trekking: Andean Music for Spring
  2. Q&A: Share Your Love for Your Local CSA
  3. Let’s Play: Puppets and Creative Free Play
  4. Mug & Bugs in the Hills
  5. Birds of Spring Episode: Hilltown Family Variety Show (Podcast/Radio Show)

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Recap Map: Western MA Weekend Summary & Family Guide for April 6th, 2013

Here’s a recap of news and information posted on Hilltown Families this past week, along with a map for finding out what’s happening this weekend and upcoming week throughout Western MA!

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Peruse our list of Suggested Events for April 6th-12th, 2013 for a comprehensive list of events happening throughout the four counties of Western MA, including: Mark Your Calendars, Bulletin Board. and the Hilltown Family Variety Show.

Also check our weekly column, Learn Local. Play Local. for 20 Community Highlights: Woodcocks to Vernal Pools. Radio to Railroad., and our bi-weekly column, Berkshire Family Fun for Early-Mid April, 2013, for a list of premier educational and cultural highlights in Berkshire County for families!

April 6th-12th, 2013

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HistoryLiteracyMusic Studies Environmental, Animal & Nature StudiesCivicsParent Workshops & Resources

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FIVE FROM THE ARCHIVES

  1. Tis the Season for Vernal Pools
  2. HFVS Spring Equinox Episode with Guest DJ, Charity Kahn (Radio Show/Podcast)
  3. Picture Books for Spring Time
  4. Q&A: Community Recommended Documentaries for Parents
  5. Play Spring Walk Bingo!

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Recap Map: Western MA Weekend Summary & Family Guide for March 30th, 2013

Here’s a recap of news and information posted on Hilltown Families this past week, along with a map for finding out what’s happening this weekend and upcoming week throughout Western MA!

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Peruse our list of Suggested Events for March 30th-April 5th, 2013 for a comprehensive list of events happening throughout the four counties of Western MA, including: Best Bets, Mark Your Calendars and Bulletin Board.

Also check our weekly column, Learn Local. Play Local. for 22 Community Highlights: Laura Ingalls Wilder to the Beatles. Vernal Pools to Hot Cross Buns., and our bi-weekly column, Berkshire Family Fun for Late March, Early April, 2013, for a list of premier educational and cultural highlights in Berkshire County for families!  And for Easter highlights check our post, Easter Events in Western MA, 2013.

March 30th-April 5th, 2013

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HistoryOutdoor AdventuresAnimal StudiesCommunity ServiceGeographyComicsMusicalsScience/AstronomyMuseum AdventuresParent Workshops

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FIVE FROM THE ARCHIVES

  1. The Ripple: Message of the Spring Peepers
  2. Vernal Pools: When Will The Spotted Salamander Eggs Hatch?
  3. Legends & Lore of Easter Icons
  4. Mud & Bugs in the Hills
  5. Consuming Kids: The Commercialization of Childhood

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Recap Map: Western MA Weekend Summary & Family Guide for March 23rd, 2013

Here’s a recap of news and information posted on Hilltown Families this past week, along with a map for finding out what’s happening this weekend and upcoming week throughout Western MA!

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Peruse our list of Suggested Events for March 23rd-29th, 2013 for a comprehensive list of events happening throughout the four counties of Western MA, including: Best Bets, Mark Your Calendars and Bulletin Board.

Also check our weekly column, Learn Local. Play Local. for 27 Community Highlights: Bread to Sushi. Beekeeping to Bird Houses., and our bi-weekly column, Berkshire Family Fun for Late March, Early April, 2013, for a list of premier educational and cultural highlights in Berkshire County for families!  And for Easter highlights check our post, Easter Events in Western MA, 2013.

March 23rd-29th, 2013

SaturdaySundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday

Sustainability ♦ Nature Science/Animal Studies ♦ Culinary Arts
Musical/Theater ♦ Parent Workshops ♦ Art ♦ Culinary Studies

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FIVE FROM THE ARCHIVES

  1. “This Day in History” Video Series
  2. Two Recipes to Celebrate the Simple Pleasure of Cooking
  3. Which Western MA Museum Did Your Family Visit Last?
  4. Fencing Lessons in Western MA
  5. Web Review: BrainPOP

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HILLTOWN FAMILIES SPRING RESOURCES

Easter Events

Recap Map: Western MA Weekend Summary & Family Guide for March 16th, 2013

Here’s a recap of news and information posted on Hilltown Families this past week, along with a map for finding out what’s happening this weekend and upcoming week throughout Western MA!

MAP

Peruse our list of Suggested Events for March 16th-22nd, 2013 for a comprehensive list of events happening throughout the four counties of Western MA, including: Best Bets, Mark Your Calendars and Bulletin Board.

Also check our weekly column, Learn Local. Play Local. for 30 Community Highlights: Spring Equinox to St. Patrick’s Day. Spring Musicals to Film Festivals. and our bi-weekly column, Berkshire Family Fun for Early-Mid March, 2013, for a list of premier educational and cultural highlights in Berkshire County for families!  And for Easter highlights check our post, Easter Events in Western MA, 2013.

March 16th-22nd, 2013

SaturdaySundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday

LiteratureHistoryNature/Animal StudiesParent Workshops/Support GroupsSustainabilitySpring Musicals FilmSt. Patrick’s Day

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FIVE FROM THE ARCHIVES

  1. Dining Together as a Family
  2. Our Daughters: Texting While Hanging Out with Friends
  3. Kids Becoming World Citizens: Recommended Reading
  4. Festive Food of Ireland
  5. Video Review: Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs

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HILLTOWN FAMILIES SPRING RESOURCES

Easter Events

Recap Map: Western MA Weekend Summary & Family Guide for March 9th, 2013

Here’s a recap of news and information posted on Hilltown Families this past week, along with a map for finding out what’s happening this weekend and upcoming week throughout Western MA!

MAP

Peruse our list of Suggested Events for March 9th-15th, 2013 for a comprehensive list of events happening throughout the four counties of Western MA, including: Best Bets, Mark Your Calendars and Bulletin Board.

Also check our weekly column, Learn Local. Play Local. for 24 Community Highlights: Maple Harvest to Colonial Toys. Irish Soda Bread to Mill Workers. and our bi-weekly column, Berkshire Family Fun for Early-Mid March, 2013, for a list of premier educational and cultural highlights in Berkshire County for families!

March 9th-15th, 2013

SaturdaySundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday

HistoryAnimal StudiesWomen’s StudiesPlant Studies/Dendrology
Art/ArtisanParent WorkshopsFood Science/Culinary ArtsCommunity Service

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FIVE FROM THE ARCHIVES

  1. Maple Syrup: Lessons in Math, Biology & History
  2. Where to Find Maternity Clothes in Western MA
  3. Western MA Folk Remedies for Chest Congestion and Allergies
  4. Let’s Play: Books and Creative Free Play
  5. Seven Values & Goals to Setting Technology Limits: A Personal Story

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HILLTOWN FAMILIES WINTER RESOURCES

Winter Bucket List
Ice Skating in Western MA

Recap Map: Western MA Weekend Summary & Family Guide for March 2nd, 2013

Here’s a recap of news and information posted on Hilltown Families this past week, along with a map for finding out what’s happening this weekend and upcoming week throughout Western MA!

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Peruse our list of Suggested Events for March 2nd – 8th, 2013 for a comprehensive list of events happening throughout the four counties of Western MA, including: Best Bets, Mark Your Calendars and Bulletin Board.

Also check our weekly column, Learn Local. Play Local. for 34 Community Highlights: Tulips to Jazz. Irish Dance to Asian Art. and our bi-weekly column, Berkshire Family Fun for Late February – Early March, 2013, for a list of premier educational and cultural highlights in Berkshire County for families!

March 2nd-8th, 2013

SaturdaySundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday

STEM ♦ Plants & Animals ♦ Films ♦ Parent Workshops ♦ Culture: Asian & Irish 
Art ♦ History ♦ Outdoor Adventures ♦ Literacy, Nutrition & Social Studies

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FIVE FROM THE ARCHIVES

  1. March is National Nutrition Month
  2. Supporting Only Children Through Literature
  3. Maple Sugar Moon & Sugar Shacking
  4. The Art of Maple Sugaring
  5. March into Women’s History Month

HILLTOWN FAMILIES EVENTS

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HILLTOWN FAMILIES WINTER RESOURCES

Winter Bucket List
Ice Skating in Western MA

Recap Map: Western MA Weekend Summary & Family Guide for Feb 23rd, 2013

Here’s a recap of news and information posted on Hilltown Families this past week, along with a map for finding out what’s happening this weekend and upcoming week throughout Western MA!

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Peruse our list of Suggested Events for February 23rd – March 1st, 2013 for a comprehensive list of events happening throughout the four counties of Western MA, including:

Also check our weekly column, Learn Local. Play Local. for 30 Community Highlights: Spotted Salamanders to Orchids. Afro-Cuban Dances to Purim Celebrations., and our bi-weekly column, Berkshire Family Fun for Late February – Early March, 2013, for a list of premier educational and cultural highlights in Berkshire County for families!

This week we’re also featuring 15 Purim Events in Western MA, 2013.

February 23rd – March 1st, 2013

SaturdaySundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday

History | Outdoor Adventures | Plant, Animal & Nature Studies | Fiber Arts
Astronomy | Parent Workshops | Cultural Studies
Museum Adventures | Science, Film & Sign Language

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FIVE FROM THE ARCHIVES

  1. How to Organize a Food Drive
  2. The Northampton Parents Center: A Welcoming Oasis For Families with PreK Kids
  3. Must-Hear Music Monday: In the Pursuit of Poetry
  4. 3 Soup Recipes for Winter
  5. HFVS Mid-Winter Episode (Radio Show/Podcast)

HILLTOWN FAMILIES EVENTS

RECAP MAP SPONSORS

Blazing Star Herbal School in Ashfield, MA Cup & Top in Florence, MA

HILLTOWN FAMILIES WINTER RESOURCES

Winter Bucket List
Ice Skating in Western MA

Recap Map: Western MA Weekend Summary & Family Guide for Feb 16th, 2013

Here’s a recap of news and information posted on Hilltown Families this past week, along with a map for finding out what’s happening this weekend and upcoming week throughout Western MA!

MAP

Peruse our list of Suggested Events for February 16th-22nd, 2013 for a comprehensive list of events happening throughout the four counties of Western MA, including Best Bets, Mark Your Calendars and Bulletin Board. Also check our weekly column, Learn Local. Play Local. for 35 Community Highlights: Shaker Song to Gospel Music. Sojourner Truth to George Washington.. and our bi-weekly column, Berkshire Family Fun for Mid-Late February, 2013, for a list of premier educational and cultural highlights in Berkshire County for families!

February 16th-22nd, 2013

SaturdaySundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday

History • Culinary History • Animals • STEM • Culture
Music & Dance Studies • Film • Sports • Creative Free Play • Fairy Tales

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FIVE FROM THE ARCHIVES

  1. The Struggle of Winter Wear
  2. Western MA Folk Remedies for Sore Throats
  3. 12 Great Educational Web Sites for Kids
  4. Q&A: 10 Western MA Museums & Attractions
  5. Kids Got Lice? What to Do!

HILLTOWN FAMILIES EVENTS

GIVEAWAYS

RECAP MAP SPONSORS

Blazing Star Herbal School in Ashfield, MA Cup & Top in Florence, MA

HILLTOWN FAMILIES WINTER RESOURCES

Winter Bucket List
Ice Skating in Western MA

Recap Map: Western MA Weekend Summary & Family Guide for Feb 9th, 2013

Here’s a recap of news and information posted on Hilltown Families this past week, along with a map for finding out what’s happening this weekend and upcoming week throughout Western MA!

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Share and find out about cancellations & postponements of events this weekend due to “Winter Storm Nemo.”

Peruse our list of Suggested Events for February 9th-15th, 2013 for a comprehensive list of events happening throughout the four counties of Western MA, including Best Bets, Mark Your Calendars and Bulletin Board. Also check our weekly column, Learn Local. Play Local. for 22 Community Highlights: Victorian Valentines to Mardi Gras. Winterfest to Fire & Ice. and our bi-weekly column, Berkshire Family Fun for Mid-Late February, 2013, for a list of premier educational and cultural highlights in Berkshire County for families!

February 9th-15th, 2013

SaturdaySundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
History • Valentine Celebrations • Animals • Community Events
Outdoor Adventures • Mardi Gras • Fiber ArtsScience • Theater Studies

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FIVE FROM THE ARCHIVES

  1. HFVS Valentine’s Day 2012 Episode with Guest DJ, Charity Kahn (Radio Show/Podcast)
  2. Where to Dine in Western MA for Valentine’s Day with Your Family
  3. Swedish Paper Hearts For Valentine’s Day
  4. Valentine’s Day Tips for Dads and Daughters
  5. Valentine’s Day Links

HILLTOWN FAMILIES EVENTS

HILLTOWN FAMILIES RESOURCES

Winter Bucket List
Ice Skating in Western MA

TICKET GIVEAWAYS


RECAP MAP SPONSORS

Blazing Star Herbal School in Ashfield, MA Cup & Top in Florence, MA

Recap Map: Western MA Weekend Summary & Family Guide for Feb 2nd, 2013

Here’s a recap of news and information posted on Hilltown Families this past week, along with a map for finding out what’s happening this weekend and upcoming week throughout Western MA!

MAP

Peruse our list of Suggested Events for February 2nd-8th, 2013 for a comprehensive list of events happening throughout the four counties of Western MA, including Best Bets, Mark Your Calendars and Bulletin Board. Also check our weekly column, Learn Local. Play Local. for 26 Community Highlights: Glass Blowing to Handmade Valentines. Ice Harvest to Hobby Railroad. and our bi-weekly column, Berkshire Family Fun for Late January – Early February, 2013, for a list of premier educational and cultural highlights in Berkshire County for families!

February 2nd-8th, 2013

SaturdaySundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
Animals & Nature MYO ValentinesBlack History MonthHistory
Music & ArtScience & SpellingParents’ Night Out

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FIVE FROM THE ARCHIVES

  1. In Honor of Black History Month, 5 Award Winning Books
  2. A Family Guide to Norman Rockwell
  3. Poetry for Young People by African-American Poet, Langston Hughes
  4. Dads, Daughters & Sports
  5. Discovering Our World Through Scavenger Hunts

HILLTOWN FAMILIES EVENTS, ANNOUNCEMENTS & RESOURCES


Winter Bucket List

TICKET GIVEAWAYS

RECAP MAP SPONSORS

Blazing Star Herbal School in Ashfield, MA Cup & Top in Florence, MA

Recap Map: Western MA Weekend Summary & Family Guide for Jan 26th, 2013

Here’s a recap of news and information posted on Hilltown Families this past week, along with a map for finding out what’s happening this weekend and upcoming week throughout Western MA!

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Peruse our list of Suggested Events for January 26th – February 1st, 2013 for a comprehensive list of events happening throughout the four counties of Western MA, including Best Bets, Mark Your Calendars and Bulletin Board. Also check our weekly column, Learn Local. Play Local. for 37 Community Highlights: Ice Harvest to Winter Farmers’ Market. Chinese New Year to Tu B’Shevat and our bi-weekly column, Berkshire Family Fun for Late January – Early February, 2013, for a list of premier educational and cultural highlights in Berkshire County for families!

January 26th-Feburary 1st, 2013
SaturdaySundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday

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FIVE FROM THE ARCHIVES

  1. Getting the Family to Enjoy One Meal Together
  2. Dating
  3. Where Do Babies Come From?
  4. Preschools in Western MA
  5. Recommendations for Indoor Places to Host a Winter Birthday Party

HILLTOWN FAMILIES EVENTS, ANNOUNCEMENTS & RESOURCES


Winter Bucket List

RECAP MAP SPONSORS

Blazing Star Herbal School in Ashfield, MA Cup & Top in Florence, MA

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