Eclipse Glasses to be Collected for Reuse

The City of Northampton will collect eclipse viewing glasses through September 15, 2017 for reuse. Drop off locations are at Northampton City Hall, 210 Main Street, and at the Northampton Department of Public Works (DPW), 125 Locust Street. Pioneer Valley residents are encouraged to bring their usable eclipse viewing glasses to  City Hall or to the DPW. Transfer Station permit... Read More

Outdoor Theatre Production in Leeds

June 22-25 at 7:30pm The title is The Mill Project and the performance invites the audience to place themselves in history while imagining our shared future. The Mill Project, presented by Theatre Truck, is an original new play featuring five local actors and was devised by the ensemble using historical research. The result is an exploration of the first generation of American... Read More

Local to be Hero Honored at Leeds Memorial Day Ceremony – May 28, 1:00

Renee (Mac) LeVay, a life long resident of Leeds served in WWII as a paratrooper. He fought in the Battle of the Bulge, helping to defeat Germany in their last major offensive of that awful war. When Mac returned home from the war he married his Leeds’ sweetheart, Annette Bachand, and raised three children. Mac was the very first custodian to work at Leeds Elementary School. In... Read More

Book Reading & Author’s Signing

Lost Village of Robert’s Meadow by John Clapp On February 8, 2017 from 7:00-8:15pm in the Leeds School Music Room, Leeds author, John I. Clapp, will read from his latest book, The Lost Village of Roberts Meadow: Northampton’s Forgotten Settlement. John will reveal the little known history of the small village of Robert’s Meadow that was located in the northwest corner of Northampton... Read More

Presents for Leeds

Every winter the Leeds Civic Association organizes a pizza party and raffle to cheer up the neighborhood and benefit the Civic Association. One way you can help with this event is by doing a winter cleaning before or after Christmas and donating any new or almost-new items to the raffle. If you find something someone else in the neighborhood might love or you receive a gift that... Read More

Pumpkin Party – Leeds Community at its Best!

WEEKS IN ADVANCE OF THE PARTY… The Leeds Civic Association created supply lists, decided on voting categories and prizes. Advertising was designed, printed, posted and delivered. Pumpkin entry give-aways were ordered (LED flare copters and glow necklaces), logistical details were reviewed. A call for volunteers for food contributions and other help went out via neighbor to... Read More

Leeds Pumpkin Party will be held on Saturday, October 29th.

Volunteers are needed before, during and after the party. The 1st planning meeting was held on September 30th. A second planning meeting date to be determined. The Pumpkin Party has become a Leeds tradition. Given that the party will fall just two days before Halloween, there should be no excuses for arriving empty handed without a pumpkin to add to the display. Imagine seeing... Read More

Who is the “Robert” in Roberts Hill Conservation Area?

by Sue Carbin It’s a bit hard to describe Robert Lyman. He was a wanderer during the 1600’s, spotted everywhere. Many people thought he was a bit strange. And in truth he was a member of a prominent Northampton family and he was not poor. He had extensive land holdings in New Jersey and rode down to check them every so often. He also sold land and bought land. Robert is not... Read More

More Green Space for Leeds

The City closed on the purchase of a 20-acre property on Reservoir Road — called the Talon Trust property. With this purchase, the City is able to preserve the rural feeling of Reservoir Road, keep the ecological and trail connection between the Saw Mill Hills/Robert’s Hill Conservation area, Reservoir Road, and the reservoir itself. The trails on the property will... Read More

Historical Mini Signs on Rail Trail in Leeds 

In late Autumn when the leaves have fallen from the trees Hotel Bridge can be seen clearly from a certain spot on the bike path. Mounted on the railing at that spot is an 8 x 10 inch historical sign depicting the Hotel Bridge in the late 1800s. Another photo sign showing the 1904 electric trolley car heading north on River Road is now on the railing at the Beaver Brook arch bridge... Read More