It has recently come to my attention that I am not the only one way out here in Western Mass. Since Boston is easily 3 hours away, those get togethers are not really an option for us. Shall we plan a get together of our own?
I am new to the area so I know nothing. However, I will propose Northampton as a reasonably accessible place with lots of options for a meeting venue. My only real criteria for a venue is somewhere inside and with air conditioning. I hate bugs and humidity so much I'm missing February right now, and that's saying something.