historic cemetery repair, Morgan Horse Show and Tie Dye Tuesdays

(WGGB/WSHM) – Western Mass News takes you city by city in Amherst, Northampton and Holyoke.

Ludlow Memorial Company contractors are spending the summer cleaning, resetting and repairing dozens of headstones and monuments in AmherstWest Cemetery.

The project was recommended by the Amherst Historical Commission.

In 1998, West Cemetery was named one of the state’s ten most endangered historic resources.

Members of Amherst’s longtime African-American population rest there, including soldiers who served in the Civil War.

In NorthamptonThe 83rd Annual New England Morgan Horse Show takes place this week at the Three County Fairgrounds.

Shows run daily until Saturday, beginning at 9 a.m.

In addition to watching the shows, guests can go behind the scenes to see some of the horses being groomed, as well as chat with exhibitors about their breeds.

The show is the second largest on the Morgan Horse Circuit, second only to the Oklahoma City Grand National.

City by city takes us to Holyoke where the public library hosted Tie Dye Tuesday.

This is part of the Holyoke Public Library’s Teen Summer Reading Program.

The library provides materials for teenagers to dye pillowcases for their beds.

The fun continues this Thursday, when kids ages 13 to 18 can get temporary henna tattoos, but must pre-register for the event.

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