Welcome to our New Members!


Betts Plumbing & Heating Supply Inc

Bridge Store Packy & Convenience

Chester Common Table

Cornerstone Handiwork

Country Journal

Gateway Farm & Pet

High Hopes Farm Sugarhouse

Hilltown Artisans Guild

Hilltown Community Ambulance Service

J&R Service

Maple Corner Farm

NJC Mechanical Plumbing and Heating

PAPPS Bar & Grille

River Cafe & Bakery

Voices of the Angels

Western MA Hilltown Hikers

If you live in the hilltowns of western MA, your business is here, or you wish to do business here, you should join us!

Member Programs

Programs and Events of Member Businesses

We are excited to offer this page to showcase programs and events that our member businesses are providing. Some are open to the business community at large, and many are open to the public. Our goal is to provide a valuable benefit to you, our members.

Please contact Michele Kenney if you are a paid JLBA member business and wish your program or event showcased with your provided content, and a downloadable flyer, should you have one.

Please note: How sucessful this benefit is will depend on submissions from you, our members. The details are being worked out and are subject to change. Feedback is welcome!

Join Western Mass Hilltown Hikers Saturday, March 25th, 2017 at 10 am to Hike the Keystone Arch Bridges Trail!

Join us for the 2nd Annual Hike of the Historic Keystone Arch Bridge Trail in Chester, MA, narrated by Dave Pierce of the Chester Foundation. Meet at the Chester Railway Station, 10 Prospect Street, Chester, MA 01011. In the event of snow, we will meet at the Chester Town Hall, 15 Middlefield Road instead, as the Railway Station will probably not be plowed. Please be aware that there are no facilities at the trail and be prepared for mud, snow, and/or ice. More information is on the flyer here.

The Southern Hilltowns Adult Education Center February 2017 Calendar, Class List and Computer Class List are here! You may download the Calendar here, the Class List here, or the Computer Class List here.

Chester On Track

The Chester Foundation, Inc will present their annual celebration
9 am-4 pm Saturday, May 20, 2017
throughout the Village of Chester, MA and at the Chester Railway Museum. The Chester Foundation sponsors a massive parade, Civil War reenactors, Blacksmith demos, CCC Camp, early Irish railroad reenactors, Train Show and Craft Fair, 1840 railroad station museum, 'onelung' steam & gas engine demos, classic cars, duck race, petting zoo, bounce house, and a number of 1920's era freight cars (including wooden caboose and 'Children's Boxcar') on display. Hikes to the first American cluster of stone arch RR bridges on MA first Wild & Scenic River, tours of a working granite quarry and archeological stone works, historic displays, food & more will be additional events of the day. Admission to this great event is FREE (donations accepted)! Join us on the third Saturday of May 2017 for this dynamic event! Mark your calendar!

You may view or download the flyer for this 2017 family-friendly all day event here.

More info available at www.chesterrailwaystation.net, (413) 354-7878, or PO Box 743, Chester, MA 01011-0743. "Like" Chester Railway Station on Facebook!