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JERREY ROBERTS
Rebecca Tuthill, left, with her grandmother, Jacqueline Tuthill, stand beside photos included in their show at the Northampton Senior Center April 7. "Lilywhite" by Rebecca is shown left. "Beauty Within" by Jacqueline is shown right.

Art People: Jacqueline Tuthill and Rebecca Tuthill | photographers

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Jacqueline Tuthill and her granddaughter Rebecca Tuthill share an appreciation for the fragile, fleeting images they find in the natural world. “I think I was inspired by her to go out and look for things that are beautiful,” said Rebecca, a 14-year-old student at Amherst Regional Middle School. Jacqueline, 75, has done that for a long time. “My parents gave … 0

First Person Sharing seasons, finding community at Brookfield Farm

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Like many Americans, I have a complicated relationship with food. I sometimes live to eat, rather than eat to live. But one thing is for sure: I know exactly where my food comes from, how it’s grown and who provides it. That’s because I’m a member of Brookfield Farm in Amherst, an organic … 0

Blaise’s Bad Movie Guide: ‘Kill and Kill Again’

Thursday, April 10, 2014

A couple of disclaimers up front. First, “Kill and Kill Again” is a kung fu movie, but it’s not your typical ’70s export out of Japan. If it were, a synopsis would consist of “You killed my brother/sister/father/mother/son/daughter ...” Kick. Punch. Chop. Repeat. No, this movie comes from the karate capital of the … 0

Photo Gallery: A whole new perspective

Thursday, April 10, 2014

The reverse view of a sign for The Village Commons in South Hadley, and Hadley Street behind, make an interesting study of form, scale and space. — Jerrey Roberts … 0

ID: Binh Quoc Nguyen

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Binh Quoc Nguyen, a martial artist, was born in Vietnam and came to the United States at age 5. He lived in West Springfield until moving to Amherst at 19 to attend the University of Massachusetts, and has … 0

A light and airy fruit pudding from America’s past

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Snow pudding is a great American recipe that dates back to pioneer days, when resourceful home cooks hankering for a treat had to rely on whatever they had — things like gelatin, lemons, sugar and eggs. The very … 0

Style Stop

Thursday, April 10, 2014

The weather seemed to have made a permanent turn toward spring last week when the Style Stop team spotted Belinda Marshall of Florence passing time in downtown Northampton. While her job as a nanny keeps her in the … 0

New on DVD

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Better Living Through Chemistry: A strait-laced pharmacist’s uneventful life spirals out of control when he starts an affair with a trophy-wife customer who takes him on a joyride involving sex, drugs and possibly murder. Stars Sam Rockwell, Olivia … 0

Art People: Turi MacCombie | painter

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Turi MacCombie has long been drawn to animals; the Amherst watercolorist enjoys painting outdoor scenes but prefers filling them with creatures ranging from birds and bears to foxes and sheep. “There’s more to react to,” she says. “I … 0

Kathleen Mellen’s Best Bets: ‘Call the Midwife’; Lynn Klock recital at UMass

Thursday, April 3, 2014

BRING ON THE BABIES Yippee! Season 3 of “Call the Midwife” began last Sunday. Two years ago, I tuned into the show about midwifery in 1950s East London, thinking it might ease my despair over the end for that season of “Downton Abby.” Much to my pleasure, I … 0

Suzanne Wilson’s Best Bets: ‘The Joys and Challenges of Aging: A Reading and Conversation’ at Loomis Village, South Hadley; ‘Transforming the Aging Experience through Photography’ at Lathrop Community Art Gallery, Easthampton

Thursday, April 3, 2014

JOYS AND CHALLENGES Aging might be a common subject, but it’s still a tough one for many people to talk about. Four local elder poets — Jane Yolen, Henry Lyman, Sasha Berman and John Berkowitz — will offer their words and insights on “The Joys and Challenges of … 0

Steve Pfarrer’s Best Bets: C.J. Samson mysteries; The Machine at the Calvin Theatre, Northampton

Thursday, April 3, 2014

TUDOR ENGLAND, IN ALL ITS BACK-STABBING GLORY (AND SMELL) I’ve come late to C.J. Samson’s mystery series, but I’ve burned through three of the books in 10 days and want to sing their praises. Lawyer (and hunchback) Matthew Shardlake navigates the treacherous politics and violent religious disputes of … 0

Barhopping: It’s not just a job, it’s an adventure

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Lori called and asked, “Are we still on for tonight?” Though it had snowed, and the streets were a mess, we wanted to check out Casey Douglass’ new place, Galaxy, at 60 Main St. in Easthampton. I picked … 0