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mzieja - Thu, Jun 30, 2022, 5:06 P
Landscaper Recommendations: Mowing Field/brush Hog

I'm looking for recommendations for a landscaper who could be contracted to mow/use a brush hog on my property. It's an open, level building lot, almost 3 acres. I would prefer to have someone in Leverett do the work before inquiring out of town. I already tried Grassroots, but they cannot do it.

Thank you for your time and help. It is greatly appreciated!
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sumac - Sat, Oct 19, 2019, 1:52 P
The Village Coop
[Originally posted to Next Door list]

Here’s a a plea from Jono Niger alerting us all to the need for help to save the Village Co-Op in Leverett as a market as well as a cafe/restaurant.

Jono Niger is on the co-op’s board.

> Help!
> The Leverett Village Co-op is a special place for many of you and it needs your love now more than ever.
> The Co-op is in a severe financial crisis. If you want to see the co-op survive we need all hands on-deck. Our little neighborhood grocery and hang-out space will be gone in months or even weeks if the community doesn't step up.
> We know that the many changes at the co-op have been challenging; lunch menu, bakery, layout of store, new management after a long-serving manager. The changes have been intended to attract as many people as possible and to reach out to those who not only have shopped there for years, but to those who have not, and are looking for a local place to eat and shop. The food store retail and co-op culture has been changing rapidly these last years. It has become harder to maintain a small grocery without expanding the food service. Most co-ops (especially our style of small rural ones) have needed to do this kind of food service to stay afloat. But we know that maintaining the grocery aspect is essential for local needs.
> We attempted to get loans from lenders and have been turned down.
> But…We have begun a Capital Campaign and already gotten almost $30,000 in loans and donations; but we’ll need more. Right now the store is in debt over $200k to vendors. We are in active negotiation with them in order to restock the shelves so we have a good selection for people to buy from again. We need to pay down that debt to get inventory flowing again and raise more funds to improve the store with new refrigerators (to lower the electric bill), an espresso machine, expanded kitchen menu, patio, solar panels for energy, and much more.
> What You Can Do:
> •TELL your friends, family and local network what's happening and ask people to support the Co-op
> •SHOP at the store. Even if inventory is low, the store cannot stay open without business
> •GIVE. Buy pre-pay cards, give a donation or loan
> •VOLUNTEER. We are in need of people to step up in many ways. Can you help in some way to reduce an expense at the co-op or help raise funds? Can you organize volunteers to take on some tasks at the store?
> •MAKE SUGGESTIONS: Let us know what you see could help make the Leverett Village Co-op succeed
> There is a board meeting scheduled for Tuesday, October 15th at 7:00pm at the Co-op. Come participate. Give us your feedback and hear more about plans we are developing.
> This community has stepped up and done so much for this store over the last bunch of years; new roof, fixed the ice damming and leaks, schmooze space flooring, venting, painting, and more. And now our co-op needs some more help.
> Please Help in any way you can. We are all very busy—there is so much happening in each of our lives. But our little neighborhood grocery needs the community to survive.
> (feel free to forward this to your friends)
> (I can send loan or donation materials-please ask)
> Jono Neiger
> 163 Rattlesnake Gutter Rd
> Co-op Board member
> 413-658-7048

5 days ago
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library - Tue, Jun 18, 2019, 10:08 P
Music The Patio 2019
Come enjoy free live, local music under warm summer skies at Leverett Library!
Thursdays, 7-8pm (no music on July 4th), rain or shine (music moves indoors in the event of rain)

06/27: Bruce Colegrove
07/11: Beth Logan Raffeld & Jazz Trio
07/18: Little House Blues
07/25: Danse Cafe
08/01: Masala Jazz
08/08: Box Shop Blues
08/15: Same Old Blues
08/22: Machine Shop
08/29: Juggler Meadow String Band
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RGould - Mon, Feb 18, 2019, 8:27 P
Looking For Electrician (and Plumber)
Hi. I am looking for an electrician who does side jobs. I will also need a plumber for a small job. Please share any recommendations with Rae Gould (text 860-287-7957). Thank you!
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benno - Thu, Jan 31, 2019, 12:20 A
Licensed Plumber Wanted For Project Help.
Hi folks ... I'm looking for a licensed plumber who would be interested in helping me with a composting toilet installation. Any recommendations, or is that you? Please get in touch. Thanks ... Ben - 413-237-7060 Ph/Txt.
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joy - Thu, May 3, 2018, 7:11 P
Spring Pottery Sale This Saturday!
You are invited to my
Spring Pottery Sale!
Sat. May 5 th 10-5pm
Joy Friedman's studio at
Leverett Crafts & Arts
13 Montague Rd. Leverett, Ma. 01054

Micro-wave and dishwasher safe pottery!
Good low studio prices!
Refreshments and drinks will be served.
Come by and see my latest pottery with lots of colorful glazes!
Lots of 2nds!
Shop locally!!
There will be lots of mugs, bowls of all sizes, lace bowls,
garlic graters, berry bowls, dip and chip platters, yarn bowls, vases, sponge holders,
pie plates, and lots more!!
It would be wonderful to see you!
Blessings of spring,
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heather01054 - Wed, Jan 31, 2018, 3:13 P
Village Co-op Community Survey
Greetings Members and Community!

The Village Co-op Board has launched the Village Co-op Community Survey- Take 2! via Survey Monkey. Please take a moment to answer this brief survey about the store; it’s offerings, and the general vibe of our great collective resource. We are seeking everyone’s feedback and ideas as users of the Co-op. Thanks!

PS- Please come to our ALL-Community meeting 2/24/18 at the Leverett Library 12:30-3 to share your thoughts in person! Let’s Grow the Community TOGETHER at the Village Coop.
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heather01054 - Sat, Jan 27, 2018, 5:03 P
Warm Wishes: General Manger Village Coop Retiring
Dear Village Cooperative Community and Membership,

Hello my friends, neighbors and members! I’d like to share that Paul Rosenberg, our committed General Manager of over 18 years, has decided to step down from the general manager position of the Village Cooperative this April. He has provided many years of dedicated service to the community through his loyal commitment to the operations of this wonderful community supported store. He is a community organizer and has been involved in many, many member appreciation days, early Spring Flings and other community outreach initiatives. You could find him sharing a story, a smile, or some positive words with YOU all, as you stood at the check-out over the years. While his gift for creating a welcoming atmosphere was phenomenal, his management ability to maintain a lean organization through trying economic times is also commendable! We wish to thank him for his years of dedicated service and hope you share your appreciation with him.

The Board of Directors is currently planning an opportunity to meet with all of you. We hope to build a stronger collective future, together, with you, going forward. We will invite you to share, bring your ideas, and your energy to make the Village Cooperative a TRUE community resource! February 24th 12:30-3 Leverett Library Community Room. Please feel free to get in touch with me.

Heather Hutchinson Board President
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joy - Mon, Nov 6, 2017, 9:06 A
Selling Washer/dryer
Kenmore Washer/Dryer~Heavy Duty~Super Capacity Plus - $195 for both
They work great, but I’m changing to a front loader.
Here’s the Craig’s list link with the model #’s and photos.
Private message me at:
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AnnT - Sun, Aug 27, 2017, 11:18 A
Found Kitty!
A very happy, young female cat, striped tiger with a long tail has been hanging out with us for 3 days. She is friendly. She must belong to someone? Our own kitty is almost out of spit with all the hissing. She's having an unhappy time.
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rdidonat - Tue, Aug 15, 2017, 12:13 P
Lost Dog Dark, Curly Hair
Dear all, Bishop was found last night on the Leverett/Montague line. Thank you so much for all your efforts to find him!
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rdidonat - Mon, Aug 14, 2017, 10:56 A
Lost Dog Dark, Curly Hair
Dark, curly hair, red collar, 50 lbs

Last spotted Sunday 8/13/17 at 5:30 pm on N. Leverett Road near Chestnut Hill Road.

Please share widely especially to contacts in Leverett, Shutesbury, Sunderland, Montague and please keep a look out on all roads including Rte. 63.

Facebook link below:


Please do not approach, call to, or chase, this may cause him to run into danger.

Please report sightings to:

Cell (try first) :978-382-0466 or 978-888-5904
Land: 978-544-8270
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joy - Wed, Apr 26, 2017, 8:54 P
Pottery Classes Offered!
Hi Neighbors,
Just want to let you know that I’m offering pottery classes at LCA that start next week.
If you’re interested please let me know. They are a lot of fun and you will bring home your own beautiful pottery! I'm teaching Tues. afternoons from 3-5:30 and Wed. evenings from 6-8:30. I hope you can join!
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DO - Sun, Jan 29, 2017, 4:39 P
This Website
Keep me posted, Mik. I can help with promotion. It would be good to do another run of those handbills/cards with the state road sign graphic on front.
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mmuller - Sun, Jan 29, 2017, 3:51 P
This Website
Thanks, Don. Yes, it takes a village, and a certain amount of intention and follow-through, to untangle yourself from corporate ... anything. Though I am a frequent user of Facebook (I'll be the first one to admit it's a far easier platform to use) I still view it as the Wallmart of social media.

Back in 2009, when was in its hey day, that website was getting over 2000 page views a day, and at least 20 or more posts a day. The community was very involved in it, and I was told that pretty much everyone in Town Hall and the FD and PD would pull it up to read while they drank their morning coffee. It was responsible for the ouster of two selectboard members, and the surfacing of several issues that had been hiding below the surface in town.

It would be difficult to get that site back up to those numbers, but it's certainly worth trying, and the impact can still be the same. It all depends on whether people want to give it a go.

In February we will give this website its first facelift in a very long time. At that point we will have a meeting to show everyone what the site can do, and how it can be used. It really has a lot of capabilities.
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DO - Sun, Jan 29, 2017, 11:40 A
This Website
Thanks for all you do, Mik and you're right, I've been distracted by the larger world. Facebook hasn't gone micro local yet, though the Village Co-op FB page used to get a little traffic.

I'm going to make an effort to post area events once again. We'd all do well to remember now, given the growing need to go local in a world gone mad. :/
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mmuller - Sat, Jan 28, 2017, 5:16 P
This Website
Hello everyone,

It's been a while since anyone posted here. Facebook has pretty much crushed any local community websites, including this one and the others like it.

However, we are committed to improving the interface of our community websites over the next six months. Please stick around and check out the changes as they happen.

And please use this community website. POST SOME STUFF! You have a corkboard, and a calendar. Go for it.


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joy - Thu, Nov 10, 2016, 9:03 P
Pottery Studio Sale Sat. Nov. 12th
You're invited to my Open Studio Sale
Sat. Nov. 12th 10-5
at Leverett Crafts and Arts.
Come browse the large variety of pots. There will be 2nds too, food and drink!
Enter to win a free bowl!!
Good low studio prices!
There are lots of mugs, bowls of all sizes, garlic graters, garlic jars, pie plates, sponge holders, berry bowls, dip and chip platters, yarn bowls, ikebana, creamers/sugars and lots more!!
It would be wonderful to see you!
I am so grateful to be able to do the work I love!
Blessings, Joy

Fall Studio Sale!
Sat. Nov. 12th 10-4pm
Joy's studio at
Leverett Crafts & Arts
13 Montague Rd. Leverett, Ma. 01054
Enter to win a free Bowl!
Micro-wave and dishwasher safe pottery!
Refreshments and drinks will be served.
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joy - Wed, Aug 31, 2016, 1:44 P
Want Take Pottery Class?
Hi Neighbors,
I'm excited to start teaching again!
Come get your hands into some clay and create colorful and useful pots!
Let me know if you have any questions or are interested in signing up!
Taught by Joy Friedman
Wed. Evening Mixed Level Class
Adults and Teens
Sept. 14th- Nov. 9th
(no class of Nov. 2nd)
$340 includes all materials and firings.
At the Leverett Crafts and Arts
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JennyB - Fri, Jun 3, 2016, 7:06 A
House Share Beautiful Bdrm House
Seeking one person for a 2 bdrm house share in a unique and beautiful home. Looking for someone interested in participating and collaborating in making the household work. A great fit is a person who enjoys connecting and communicating, and who also loves cats! Please view my ad on Craigslist for all the details:
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Laurel - Wed, Jun 1, 2016, 10:38 A
Wendell Farmers Market
The Farmers Market is in full swing on Saturdays from 10-1:00 on the north Common in Wendell. See you there!
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joy - Thu, Apr 28, 2016, 9:23 P
Spring Pottery Sale This Sat.!!
You are invited to my Open Studio this Sat. April 30th.
It would be great to see you!


Saturday April 30th 10-5 pm

Leverett Crafts and Arts 13 Montague Rd. Leverett, Ma. 01054

Dip and Chip Platters, Lots of Mugs, Garlic Jars,

Berry Bowls, Garlic Graters, Lace-Bowls, Vases, Pitchers, Ikebana, Plates, and much more…

Gifts for all occasions or just for you!
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LAlaniz - Tue, Dec 22, 2015, 11:30 A
For Rent, House Sharing.
Looking for one or two individuals to share 3 BR, energy efficient house on large property on Rt 63. Land / garden / attached green house, common spaces indoors are ideal for practicing healing arts and/or permaculture. Parent and child are welcomed. Reasonable rent plus utilties; first and last mo plus security. Share with mature woman who values neatness and good communications. Available now. Eight month lease requested. Leave message at 860 605 6705.
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joy - Mon, Aug 31, 2015, 10:16 P
Fall Pottery Classes
Get your hands into some clay!
Wheel Throwing and Hand-Building Instruction
*Weekly Demonstrations and Projects
*Beginners and all levels of experience welcome
*Lots of individual attention- Class limited to 8 people

1) Evening Mixed Level Class
Adults and Teens
Tues. Evenings Sept. 15th- Nov. 3rd

2) Daytime Mixed Level Class
Adults and Teens
Thurs. Mornings 10:30am -1:00pm
Sept. 17th- Nov. 5th

$300 includes all materials and firings
At the Leverett Crafts and Arts

There will be Open Studio Time available on Sat.'s 10:00-12:00am
Call Joy at 413-548-9673 or email:
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glowUrchin - Sun, Aug 2, 2015, 1:51 A
Looking Move?
**** Seeking 1 more housemate for a group in spacious 3500 sq ft beautifully updated 1700’s Leverett house! ****

THE AVAILABLE ROOM -  Very large first floor room with working fireplace, white painted paneling, beautiful afternoon light, built in cabinet, many windows (4), cedar closet/storage just off room.  Share full bath with one other person on this floor. 
Rent $650 + utilities -  or are you seeking studio space?   If so, there is an adjacent large room you could choose to also use for a total of $750 + utilities. 

Common Space / just some of the many Amenities  -  roomy, lovely, spectacular! -  

Wood floors throughout [except where tiled]

SKYLIGHTS -  sunny vaulted ceilings with loads of skylights - 2 in kitchen, 3 in living area

Kitchen = Beautiful, gourmet kitchen with blue & white painted tiles, large 6 burner Viking gas range, many cabinets, and a breakfast table area.  

Living room = Open design area with wood stove, lots of quality windows. 

Wood stove plus working fireplaces - plus Zoned oil heat !  

Washer & Dryer on first floor - behind bathroom, but with outdoor separate entrance. Laundry line right next to it for nice weather use. 

Large, sunny beautiful backyard with big shade trees & mature ornamental plantings, possible garden space. 
PLENTY OF SPACE to relax.  Open pasture / 5 acres for hiking or to walk out. 

* [There is also a HOT TUB which can be used if any or us/ or collectively decide to take care of this and pay for the expense of using it.] 

LOCATION -  very close to Leverett center - can bike to library - a beautiful resource, hiking trails behind. Also right near Leverett Pond, if you like to kayak or canoe. 

the group =    We are mature, respectful, quiet, peaceful, environmentally minded people - (into recycling, green unscented cleaning soaps, etc). NO SMOKING
A gardener, a carpenter, an artist/dancer/teacher. We seek joyous, mellow times together, respect privacy. 

This is not an owner occupied house, but there is a restriction of no dogs…

Please contact Sarah or Will at 413-367-2001  

or email Bonnie at 

We look forward to hearing from you & meeting you SOON

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