Robert’s Hill Gets Some Trail Love

David Litterer, friend to the LCA and trail enthusiast from UMass has done a remarkable job defining the major and minor trails on Robert’s Hill over the past four years. He worked his magic again on a warm Saturday in November. Finally, the Robert’s Hill trail network is complete! You can download the newly updated Robert’s Hill trail map at LeedsCivic.org. IMPROVED RED TRAIL... Read More

Wildlife blind takes form in Leeds

by Matt Verson The Beaver Brook Greenway located in Leeds along Rt. 9 across from National Grid, has been undergoing some transformations this past season. First, the erection of an informational kiosk next to Northampton’s Corrosion Control Facility, and secondly, a timber framed wildlife blind. As of this writing, the blind is under construction. Both of these projects are the... Read More

Leeds Historical Signage is up!

Finally, after nearly two years, the Leeds Historical Interpretive Signage project is complete! You may have noticed the sleek black posts with signs postioned around the village at key locations of historical signifance to Leeds. These signs were designed to inform and inspire an appreciation for our village’s vibrant manufacturing past, and an understanding of the devastation... Read More

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