Hilltown Families on Mass Appeal: Handmade Valentine Swap

Hilltown Families on Mass Appeal: January Segment
Handmade Valentine Swap Filled with Values & Learning

Hilltown Families and Mass Appeal (a weekday, hour-long lifestyle program on NBC) have teamed up to offer a live monthly segment on WWLP 22News!  Each month, Hilltown Families’ Founder & Executive Director, Sienna Wildfield,  joins Mass Appeal hosts to talk about ways to engage in your community while supporting the interests and education of your children (and yourselves!).

This monthly segment continued on Monday, January 25th, 2016 with Sienna and Ashley talking about Hilltown Families upcoming Handmade Valentine Swap and how it can support community values and learning:

Sign your family up for the 8th Annual Handmade Valentine Swap by Jan 30, 2016 and get ready to make and receive 10 handmade valentines with families from around the region.  Read the rest of this entry »

Hilltown Families on Mass Appeal: Ringing in the New Year

Hilltown Families on Mass Appeal: December Segment
New Year’s Eve in Western MA

Hilltown Families and Mass Appeal (a weekday, hour-long lifestyle program on NBC) have teamed up to offer a live monthly segment on WWLP 22News!  Each month, Hilltown Families’ Founder & Executive Director, Sienna Wildfield,  joins Mass Appeal hosts to talk about ways to engage in your community while supporting the interests and education of your children (and yourselves!).

This monthly segment continued on Monday, December 28th, 2015 with Sienna and Ashley talking about value-based ways of celebrating the new year with community celebrations and traditions that strengthen a sense of place:

Read more about New Year’s Eve celebrations in our post, New Year’s Eve Community Celebrations Support a Sense of Place Through Social Connections, and a featured New Year’s Day event in our post, New Year’s Day Morning Music Party with Hilltown Families & Flywheel Arts Collective.


Mass Appeal is a live weekday program that airs at 11am on 22News (Springfield, MA).

Our next visit to the Mass Appeal studios will be in January 2016!

Hilltown Families on Mass Appeal: Commercial-Free Holidays

Hilltown Families on Mass Appeal: November Segment
Non-Commercial Community Engagement for the Holidays

Hilltown Families and Mass Appeal (a weekday, hour-long lifestyle program on NBC) have teamed up to offer a live monthly segment on WWLP 22News!  Each month, Hilltown Families’ Founder & Executive Director, Sienna Wildfield,  joins Mass Appeal hosts to talk about ways to engage in your community while supporting the interests and education of your children (and yourselves!).

This monthly segment continued on Thursday, November 24, 2015. This month Sienna and Ashley talked about non-commercial ways to engage in your community this holiday season that are based in community values rather than consumption:

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This holiday season, focus on your local community and spending time together with your family by choosing value-based way of engagement rather than commercial-based.  Read the rest of this entry »

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