Connecting Point hits the road, traveling to Franklin County for an exploration of the small, culturally rich enclave of Turners Falls, part of the town of Montague, MA.

While there, NEPM’s Monte Belmonte gives us a tour of his hometown of “Great Falls,” highlighting some of his favorite hangouts like the Shea Theater.

Visit FAB Fashion Boutique, where owner and NYC fashion designer Richie Richardson brings the best of runway high couture to Franklin County.

Then, meet Jess Marsh Wissemann of Hired Hand Signs, whose hand-lettered signs can be found at businesses across the Pioneer Valley. And visit the Shady Glen dDner – a Turners Falls institution – for a cup of coffee with a side of local flavor.

Finally, RiverCulture Director Suzanne LoManto gives us the low down on the unique creativity and culture you’ll find in Turners Falls.