Montague, Gill and Erving Notebook: April 18, 2024

Unnameable Books in Turners Falls will host Ramon & Jessica, pictured, for a concert on Saturday, May 4.

Unnameable Books in Turners Falls will host Ramon & Jessica, pictured, for a concert on Saturday, May 4. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Published: 04-17-2024 10:22 AM

Concert planned at Unnameable Books

TURNERS FALLS — Unnameable Books at 66 Avenue A will host a double-bill of local and touring singer-songwriters, Ramon & Jessica and Mare Berger, on Saturday, May 4, from 7 to 9 p.m.

Opening the show will be Greenfield resident Mare Berger, whose intricate melodies have often been compared to the likes of Joni Mitchell. Her most recent album, “Dreaming Blue,” is an ode to love, grief and nature. For more information about Berger, visit

Closing the show will be Ramon & Jessica, otherwise known as Berlin-based multi-instrumentalist Dina Maccabee and Montague composer Jesse Olsen Bay. The duo incorporates vocal harmonies, violin, guitar, ukulele and toy instruments. They have released four albums of original songs, and created an a cappella opera Roses Are Blue, based on a children’s book by Gertrude Stein. For more information, visit

Hydrant flushing starts Monday

ERVING — The Water Department will begin flushing hydrants starting on Monday, April 22, and will continue until the work is complete. The hours of flushing will be between 7 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Gravestone Girls coming to Town Hall

GILL — The Gill Historical Commission will welcome the Worcester-based Gravestone Girls for a program called “Welcome to the Graveyard” on Saturday, April 20, from 1 to 3 p.m. on the second floor of Gill Town Hall.

The program entails a virtual tour chronicling cemetery art, history and symbolism through the centuries, with focus on Gill’s cemeteries. An optional guided walk through Center Cemetery, across the street from Town Hall, will follow the program.

Fire captain to share home safety info

TURNERS FALLS — Turners Falls Fire Capt. Geoff Ellis will share some simple safety tips to keep a home safe from fire hazards during a program at Greenfield Savings Bank, 282 Avenue A, on Saturday, April 20, from 1 to 2 p.m.

Examples include curtains that are too close to heating units, overloaded outlets, frayed electrical cords, unattended candles and careless disposal of smoking materials. The importance of smoke detectors, and checking the batteries in them, as well as planning for escape routes will also be discussed.

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