Friday, April 22, 2011

Celebrate EARTH DAY!

I checked out this morning in recognition of Earth Day, and I must say, they have a great website.  Their philosophy is based on 3-R's:  Reduce, Reuse & Recycle.
1.    It's a great directory to help you find the places to take your different recycle items.
2.    It's an education site (Recycle 101), with informative articles and video with suggestions and showing how items are recycled.
3.    They work with companies to assist in our need to reduce, reuse and recycle.

Click the logo to check out for yourself!  Celebrate Earth Day!

Monday, April 18, 2011


The Spring market is starting to get underway.  Are you considering home ownership?  The Massachusetts Association of REALTORS has a great 10 point list to help you get started with home ownership.  Click here to check it out!  Then, feel free to give us a call.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Weekend Events throughout Franklin & Hampshire County, MA

Along with checking out our Open Houses this weekend - here is a couple events that the whole family will enjoy!

Open Houses this weekend! CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

Patriot's Day Revolutionary Muster & Parade
April 16, 2011 - 10:00 am - 4:00 pmTravel back in time and rediscover the history behind the Patriot’s Day holiday and the “shot heard round the world” at Historic Deerfield. The Patriot’s Day Revolutionary Muster & Parade will offer a full day of activities for visitors of all ages throughout the village—including a colonial-era encampment.

The Patriot’s Day Revolutionary Muster & Parade will take place at Historic Deerfield on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine. Admission

Florence Community Band Spring Concert [Live Music]
Sunday, April 17th, 2:00 p.m.
Spring Concert and 10th Anniversary Celebration
Northampton High School
FREE Event, for more details check out their website at


Tuesday, April 12, 2011

2011 Hampshire County, MA Property Tax Rates

(Here is a comparison of Hampshire County towns 2011 residential tax rates. Dollar amount per $1,000 of assessed property value.)

South Hadley
Northampton and Southampton
Information compiled from the Massachusetts Department of Revenue.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Weekend Events in Franklin & Hampshire Counties

Along with checking out our Open Houses this weekend - here are a couple other events happening throughout the valley this weekend!

Open Houses this weekend! CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

Saturday, April 9th - Free and Open to the Public - beginning at 4:00pm
Smith College Musical Petting Zoo Concerts

The Smith College family concert at 4 p.m. entitled a Musical Petting Zoo, and the traditional Spring Orchestra Concert (in the evening). The musical part of the program for the Musical Petting Zoo family concert will be nearly the same as the evening’s program but conductor Jonathan Hirsh will interweave a narrative about each instrument, what it is, how it sounds, and how it combines and blends with the other instruments in a composition. At the end of the concert children will be invited to get up close to touch and listen to the sounds of the various instruments and to talk to the Smith orchestra students.

For more information on this Event and others in Hampshire County CLICK HERE

Franklin County Spring Parade - Saturday beginning at 1:00pm

Organized by the same awesome folks who organize the Franklin County Fair Parade and Pumpkinfest! The first annual parade will be held in Turners Falls. The parade will make a three mile loop, beginning at 1pm at Sheffield School on Crocker Avenue. It will take a left onto Montague Street, travel to the end, and turn left onto Turnpike Road. The parade will go past the Turners Falls High School, and take a left onto Millers Falls Road. At Scotty’s Convenience Store, the parade will turn left onto High Street and end back at Sheffield.

For more information on this event and others in Franklin County CLICK HERE

Friday, April 1, 2011

2010 State & National Awards

 Coldwell Banker Upton-Massamont
took all of the top state honors at the
2010 Award Ceremony held Tuesday in Sturbridge, MA

#1 Company in the State of Massachusetts
Coldwell Banker Upton-Massamont REALTORS

#1 in Sales  
Don Mailloux, South Deerfield Office

#2 in Sales 
Lisa Palumbo, Florence Office

#3 in Sales
Wanda Mooney, Shelburne Falls Office

#4 in Sales 
Mike Packard, South Deerfield Office
#9 in Sales
Phil Press, Shelburne Falls Office
 #1 Team in Sales
Gaylor & McGowan, South Deerfield Office
# 2 Team in Sales
The Tarr Team, Florence Office

Also honored with
Quality Service Awards
Andrea Kwapien,Florence Office
Troy Mackey, South Deerfield Office
Linda Webster,Florence Office

National Coldwell Banker Awards
were presented to:

Sterling Society
Carol Bolduc,Shelburne Falls Office
Phil Pless, Shelburne Falls Office
Stephen Oates, Shelburne Falls Office
Gaylor & McGowan, South Deerfield Office

Diamond Society
Wanda Mooney, Shelburne Falls Office
Mike Packard, South Deerfield Office

President's Circle
Lisa Palumbo, Florence Office

President's Elite
Don Mailloux, South Deerfield