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JERREY ROBERTS
Chris Davies

Your Time: Western Massachusetts Kayak Polo Club, Northampton

Thursday, April 17, 2014

The 18 members of the Western Massachusetts Kayak Polo Club spend part of each Wednesday paddling in the pool at the John F. Kennedy Middle School in Northampton. They get together to participate in a sport that resembles hockey, with the ball passed or moved until a player gets an open shot at a goal that’s elevated two meters above the water. “It’s like playing hockey in a boat, and it’s just plain fun,” said Bruce Kay, of Southampton, who has been with the team since its first year. The group was founded by Lisa Newman of Northampton, who moved to this area nine years … 0

Art People: Kelly Silliman | dancer, choreographer

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Dancer and choreographer Kelly Silliman is certain that the end of life as we know it on Earth is inevitable. “I’m really pretty convinced that this lifestyle that we’re living is not sustainable; it’s not going to last much longer,” Silliman said in an interview last week at Smith College, where she received … 0

ID: Denise Adams

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Denise Adams grew up in eastern Massachusetts, mostly in the town of Attleboro, and came to this area to attend the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She says she found her true home here and has lived in Amherst, Sunderland, and Florence, and finally landed at Norwich Lake in Huntington. She is fortunate and … 0

Ken Maiuri’s Tuned In: The Both at Pearl Street, and other music this week in the Valley

Thursday, April 17, 2014

At first glance, a pairing of the measured Aimee Mann and the jittery, fiery Ted Leo might seem odd, but the duo shared bills in 2012 and were moved to collaborate. They call themselves The Both, they just … 0

Book Bag: ‘The Book of Jonah’ by Joshua Max Feldman; ‘The Escape of the Faculty Wife and Other Stories’ by Hugh Hawkins

Thursday, April 17, 2014

THE BOOK OF JONAH By Joshua Max Feldman Henry Holt and Company joshuamaxfeldman.com Joshua Max Feldman, Amherst Regional High School class of 1997, has led a varied life since leaving town. He’s lived in England, Switzerland, and New … 0

Valley Readings

Thursday, April 17, 2014

The following author appearances, readings and book events are planned for the coming week in the Valley: A.P.E. Gallery: Poetry Month Celebration — Poets from six Valley presses read from their work Friday, 4:30-8 p.m., at the gallery, 126 Main St., Northampton. Luke Bloomfield, Corwin Ericson, Lizzie Lee … 0

Style Stop: Emily Nutkols

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Cosmetology student Emily Nutkols of Springfield says her style goal is to never blend in. She was definitely standing out in the crowd last Friday when the Style Stop team spotted her in downtown Northampton, enjoying the spring-like … 0

Chef’s Best: Moving asparagus to the center of your plate

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Asparagus has been a delicious symbol of spring since at least as far back as the Greeks, who called it asparagos — literally, “to spring up.” However it is spelled, it makes me happy. Most grocers sell asparagus … 0

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,” … 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 … 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 … 0

Kathleen Mellen’s Best Bets: ‘Waste Not, Want Not Art Walk,’ Saturday in Easthampton; Hooked Rug art at Historic Northampton

Thursday, April 10, 2014

‘Waste Not, Want Not Art Walk’ Easthampton’s Art Walk celebrates spring on April 12 with exhibits and green-themed activities. In a collaboration between the town’s artists and gardeners from Easthampton Community Garden, the evening includes, for instance, making seed bombs with gardeners at Nash Gallery, 40 Cottage St., … 0

Suzanne Wilson’s best bets: B.Z. Reily exhibit at Hope & Feathers; Odyssey Bookshop’s Crime Club

Thursday, April 10, 2014

‘FULL CIRCLE’ Besides teaching art for years in local schools, B.Z. Reily has had a long career as an artist who turns found objects into wall sculptures and prints. “I’ve always been intrigued by objects of our past and ... human things eroded by time and weather,” she … 0