Welcome to the Qirqle live beta. Feel free to check the site out, there’s no meaningful content yet. Please let us know if you find issues or have ideas for how Qirqle can be improved.

Qirqle is a Web portal for the Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts and Southern Vermont. The mission of Qirqle is to “connect the Valley” – to use the Web to enhance our community rather than distract away from it.

The Valley is full of amazing but mostly hidden jewels including people, organizations, places, opportunities, creations, and events. Qirqle was created to bring all of this into the light by facilitating connections and communication between residents, creators, organizations, businesses and groups.


For visitors, Qirqle provides comprehensive listings of area events, places, businesses and organizations along with access to the creative output of residents (blogs, art, discussions, etc).

For residents, Qirqle is a place for information provided by the community on what’s going on, what’s available, and what’s being said in your neighborhood, your town, and the Valley. It’s a place to express yourself and your creativity, to connect and interact with fellow residents, and to build community.

For creators, Qirqle is a way to share your creations through uploaded images, audio and video, through discussions individually or in groups, by selling them in our creators marketplace, and by posting events.

For local businesses, Qirqle makes you visible and offers an easy way to engage with your customers and clients as well as to interact with other business owners – get ideas, get support, get organized.

For local organizations, Qirqle connects you with the people you serve as well as other organizations and services for collaboration, support and outreach.

Local Membership is limited to residents, along with businesses and organizations who have a presence in the Valley – for security and to “keep it local.” Visitors can sign up for a guest membership for more access.

Members can:

  • View, post and review events, favorite places, classifieds, job listings, images, documents, favorites, and forums (plus businesses and organizations can post their own listings).
  • Chat (text, audio, video) with other individuals and groups (both on site and an app for iOS and Android) including send files, work on a shared document, share a whiteboard, share your screen, and send a voice note. And our iOS and Android apps let you take most of this functionality with you.
  • Make friends, join and create groups, show off your creations, collaborate on projects, create an online component of whatever’s important in your life that you’d like to share.

Qirqle is your local online community.

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  • You can create your own blog!

    Each member can have their own blog. You can create links and format your text just the way you want it with bold, italics, and text color. Left, right and center align text, create divider lines, undo and redo changes, set up lists with bullets or numbers, create block quotes and indents, insert spe Read more [...]


  • Eric Carle Museum

    The mission of The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, a non-profit organization in Amherst, Massachusetts, is to inspire a love of art and reading through picture books. The only full-scale museum Read more [...]

  • Buddakan

      The Experience A towering gilded statue of the Buddha generates elegant calm in this 175-seat, Pan Asian restaurant with sleek, modern decor. Immensely popular, Buddakan is a restaurant that is Read more [...]

  • Morimoto

    Stephen Starr creative Japanese restaurant has garnered all kinds of national and international attention since opening a few years back. Located a block from Independence Hall on Chestnut Street, Mori Read more [...]

  • Sampan

    Chef and charismatic television star Michael Schulson returns to Philadelphia with the opening of Sampan, a modern Asian restaurant where he serves the acclaimed cuisine that has made him one of the co Read more [...]

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Original Works by Valley Artists
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Live in the Valley? Not a member yet? Members can post, create, chat, join groups, and lots of other cool stuff.
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