Upcoming Events

Good Will & Ice Cream with Richie Davis

Monday, June 13th @ 7:00pm

On our patio ~ Bring a lawn chair!

Join us on our beautiful patio for a visit with Richie Davis as he shares stories from his recent book, Good Will & Ice Cream. The book, which was originally published in The Recorder before his retirement in 2019, is a collection of stories about people from around our region. Richie will be visiting with folks on Monday, June 13th at 7:00, with a rain date of June 15th, AND he’ll be bringing ice cream to share with everyone! We will have seating on the patio, but you may want to bring a lawn chair, in case we get a crowd. Also, if you can let us know that you plan to attend, that would help Richie know how much ice cream to bring.

“Richie Davis, who recently released his second collection of Greenfield Recorder feature stories, ‘Good Will & Ice Cream,’ a sequel to last year’s ‘Inner Landscapes,’ retired as The newspaper’s senior writer in 2019.

In his 42+ years reporting and editing there for over 40 years there, he received more than 35 regional news and feature-writing awards including twice from the Associated Press for overall agricultural coverage.

As an environmental and energy reporter, Richie wrote about two proposed gas pipeline projects, the region’s two nuclear plants as well as alternative energy initiatives.

Richie, who moved to Franklin County from Genesee Valley Newspapers in suburban Rochester, N.Y. after his week-long vacation on a Shelburne dairy farm, has also served as Weekend section and arts editor at the Springfield newspapers.

For his extensive coverage of a cultural bridging effort between Leverett and Letcher County, Ky. he was awarded a grant from the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting. He has served as an adviser for Pulitzer’s Reporting Fellowship program. He’s been a Commager lecturer at Greenfield College and has been a speaker at the Charlemont Forum. And he was named a “Local Hero” by Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture.

Most recently, Richie has volunteered in the editing of war coverage for Ukraine’s online media.

His books are available at RichieDavis.Net as well as bookstores around the region.”