Behind Newbury Village there is a path along the Still River. At the end of the walk there is beaver activity. The can be seen from some freshly missing bark around a big tasty tree along an unnamed creek. If you approach quietly late afternoon, you may get a chance to see the beaver lumbering around or swimming. The beaver is easily spooked and is prone to disappear with a slap of the tail on the water. The beavers were here first.
More fresh white snow on a layer of snow old white snow is typical of a New England winter. Here is a “View from My Window” of the white snow on the white railing, whitening the trees in the background.
Behind the Newbury Village roads and buildings there is a place to leave the hustle of the world behind. A peaceful walk through the quiet woods along the Still River is an option in any season. This is an excellent place for a mental health break enjoyed by one residents shown. Another is taking the picture.
The riverwalk at Newbury Village is maintained rustically. But the grass is mowed and the area is treated for ticks. Logs from a felled tree were placed by someone properly distanced. It is like the logs knew how to place themselves.
The eastern boundary of Newbury Village is the Still River.
As part of the celebration, Brookfield Fire Department were on our roads to contribute with noise! We joined our Fire Fighters and our neighbors and create some noise Saturday, April 25, for five+ minutes starting at 7 p.m. Residents gathered outside, grabbed bells, pots and pans, bells, whistles and voices to celebrate Brookfield!
The purpose was to give thanks to our:
Healthcare workers in hospitals and medical offices;
Firefighters keeping us safe, and bringing smiles to those celebrating birthdays as they drive by our homes with sirens blaring and lights flashing;
Police Department making sure we are safe and sound;
EMT’s on constant call to take our loved ones to get care;
Teachers virtually educating our children, and creating a parade to wave to their students;
Students working hard studying virtually;
Food handlers at grocery stores and restaurants
Neighbors sewing facemasks or assembling 3D parts for medical equipment;
Food Bank volunteers making sure everyone has food and home supplies;
Neighbors donating to the Brookfield Recovers Together special fund helping those affected by the virus;
Local businesses sharing their PPE masks and gowns to those on the front line;
Neighbors who are staying home to help keep us all safe and healthy.
Less than a mile from Newbury Village a block party is held at a blocked off road with local vendors. This happens every June and is very popular. This year the weather cooperated with sights, sounds and smells of exhibitors.