Dickinson

 

NEWSLETTER

Family Association

 

VOLUME X, NUMBER 3

 

JUNE, 2013

 

Annual reunion, 2013

Mt. Holyoke college

South Hadley, ma

 

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 21, 2013

Yarde Tavern Restaurant, So. Hadley, MA

          5 PM               Open Board Meeting

            6 PM               Social Hour

            7 PM               Dinner

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 22, 2013

Morrison Room, Willits Hallowell Center, Mt. Holyoke College

 

            9:30 AM          Gathering of Cousins, historical display, genealogy table,

book and t-shirt sales

            11:30 AM        Group Photo, Counting of the Cousins, Gifts

            12 Noon          Lunch

            1:15 PM          143rd Annual Meeting of the Dickinson Family Association

            2 PM               Main Speaker:  Clifford Stott

            ~3:30 PM        Singing of “God Bless America”

 

If you haven’t yet replied to our April mailing or should you need one,

a duplicate response form is provided below for your convenience.

Refer questions to Andrew Dickinson, (413)634-2169,

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The Dickinson Family Association, PO Box 2, Whately, MA 01093

Dear Cousin,

            We hope you will join us for the 2013 Reunion to be held at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, MA.

Please complete and return this card as soon as possible.  Our deadline is June 11.

            On Friday night June 21, we will be having dinner at the Yarde Tavern in South Hadley, MA.  We will gather at

6:00 pm and dinner will be served at 7:00 pm.

YES I would like to join you for dinner at the Yarde Tavern.     Number in party  _____ @ $30 each

Number for each choice:   ___ Prime Rib;   ___ Salmon;   ___ Chicken Marsala:   ___ Vegetarian      Total $______                  

 

            On Saturday June 22 reunion activities will start at 9:30 am, with lunch served at 12 noon.

 

YES I will be attending.  ____ Adults @ $25;  ____ Students @ $10;  ___ Children under 5 (free).   Total $_______

 

NAME __________________________________________                                           Total enclosed:   $ ________

Checks should be made payable to The Dickinson Family Association and mailed to the address above.

  Questions, call Virginia Allis, treasurer: (413) 665-4584;  or Andrew Dickinson, president: (413) 634-2169.

 

TOWN OF SOUTH HADLEY

 

Aside from the beautiful Mt. Holyoke College campus, South Hadley has many other sites you might want to explore for their historic, cultural, natural or educational value.  Several beautiful old homes, some restored and preserved, can be found on Woodbridge street (Rte.116) just north of the green.  The Firehouse Museum is in the south part of town known as South Hadley Falls.  It tells much of the history of the town as well as exhibits firefighting artifacts.  Heading west from the green on Hadley Street (Rte. 47) and turning left on Ferry Street will bring you down to the river and Brunelle’s Marina.  There is the Dockside restaurant with a beautiful view and a river boat, the “Lady B,” if you’d like to take a cruise, conditions permitting.

     There are two excellent museums on the Mt. Holyoke campus, the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum and the Joseph Allen Skinner Museum.  The latter is named after an early Holyoke industrialist and features Skinner’s collection of decorative arts, furniture and geological specimens.  The Skinner State Park, accessed further up Rte. 47, just past the Hadley town line, has a road that leads up to one of the peaks on the Mt. Holyoke Range, and spectacular views.

     More information can be found at http://southhadleyma.virtualtownhall.net .

 

DIRECTIONS TO REUNION VENUES

 

Mt Holyoke College and Willitts-Hallowell Center

From the South: Travel north on I-91.  Take exit 16 (Rte. 202)  Follow rte. 202 north through Holyoke, across the Connecticut River, and enter rotary, taking second right (staying on rte. 202).  Take the exit marked South Hadley Center/Amherst, Rte. 116 north.  The college is approx. 2.5 miles from the exit.  Pass the main gate of the college on the right, take the next right onto Church Street; take third right into the Willits-Hallowell Center main parking lot.*

From the North:  Travel south on I-91.  Take exit 16.  At the end of the ramp take a left and follow Rte. 202 as above.

From the Mass. Pike (east or west): Take exit 5.  After toll, bear right.  At the end of ramp turn left onto Rte 33 for five miles to Rte. 116.  Turn right onto Rte 116 and drive approx. 1.5 miles north to the college.  See above.

*Lower level parking for Willits, more accessible to our reunion space can be reached by following the above directions except take the second right off Church street (Lower Lake Rd.) then the first left.  Over a small bridge, look for signs to Willits-Hallowell Center.  A walkway by the river brings you to the patio/entrance.

 

Yarde Tavern Restaurant

Follow above directions to So. Hadley center.  The Yarde Tavern is on Hadley St (rte.47), at the north end of the town green, next to the Post Office.  The restaurant has no parking lot but there is some street parking near the restaurant, especially on Woodbridge St (which is Rte 116 north).  A large parking lot is close by, behind the Village Commons shops, on the west side of the green.

 

 

 

Web site:  www.dickinsonfamilyassociation.org

Newsletter editor:  Dale Williams

 

 

 

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