FirstLight Hosts Great River Challenge Triathalon in Northfield

October 7, 2019

On October 5th, FirstLight was proud to host the 5th annual “Great River Challenge” Triathlon.  FirstLight teams up with the Northfield Kiwanis Club and Northfield Area Tourism and Business Association (NATABA) to organize the event, which benefits health and wellness and the signature programs of the Northfield Kiwanis Foundation for area children and families. [photo […]

Project WILD and Climate Change Workshop

September 30, 2019

Project WILD and Climate Change On Saturday, November 2nd K – 12 teachers are invited to a Project WILD, Aquatic WILD, and Climate Change workshop at Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary in Easthampton MA. Project WILD and Aquatic WILD are award-winning wildlife oriented curriculum guides for educators of students in grades K-12. This workshop will provide background […]

Northfield Mountain September Recreation Events

August 23, 2019

Kids Cruise on Board the Heritage Riverboat On Saturday, September 7th from 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m., celebrate the beginning of fall and a new school year with a children’s cruise on board the Heritage Riverboat.  These cruises are the perfect length for children to get a taste of the river as we head downstream […]

FirstLight Acquires Two Energy-Storage Installations, Launches Strategic Partnership with AMS

August 7, 2019

BURLINGTON, Mass., August 5, 2019 – FirstLight Power has acquired Advanced Microgrid Solutions’ (AMS) portfolio of energy-storage installations at Brandeis University and the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth. The acquisitions, which total 1.3 megawatts (MW) of energy storage capacity, are FirstLight’s first move into battery storage technology. The two systems can operate for two hours […]

The Franklin County Boat Club’s “Christmas in July”

July 30, 2019

FirstLight Power was delighted support the Franklin County Boat Club’s fun, festive, and colorful “Christmas in July” event in Barton Cove on July 29, at which sailors decorate their boats with holiday lights and stage a friendly competition for best decorations awards. The Greenfield Recorder put together this slideshow with lots of wonderful photos from […]

BIG MACHINES AT THE MOUNTAIN

July 16, 2019

Big Machines at the Mountain!  Kids of all ages can get up-close with a variety of vehicles used at FirstLight’s Northfield Mountain.  Sit on a snowmobile and a trail groomer, check out a backhoe and a crane.  Spend the morning exploring these amazing machines while also enjoying arts and crafts allowing kids to explore building […]

Kids Cruise on Board the Heritage Riverboat   

July 8, 2019

Friday, July 12; Saturday, July 27; Saturday, August 17; 11:00 a.m. – Noon     For all ages     Fee: $8/person     Register online at www.bookeo.com/northfield or by calling 800-859-2960          Celebrate summer and the river with a children’s cruise on board the Heritage Riverboat.  These cruises are the perfect length for children to get a taste […]

Summer Solstice Paddle

June 13, 2019

Summer Solstice Paddle   Join FirstLight’s Recreation and Environmental Center staff for a peaceful summer solstice paddle on Friday, June 21st from 6:30 until 8:45 p.m. During this evening paddle, we’ll explore the rich history and natural history of Barton Cove.  Ancient waterfalls, historic log drives, dinosaur footprints and nesting bald eagles are unique to […]