Daily Hampshire Gazette - Established 1786
Cloudy
70°
Cloudy
Hi 83° | Lo 63°

Hampshire Life

Valley Readings

Thursday, July 31, 2014

The following author appearances, readings and book events are planned for the coming week in the Valley: AMHERST BOOKS: Daryl Brown reads from his memoir, “Inside the Godfather: Never Before Told Stories of James Brown by His Inner Circle,” Aug. 4, 7 p.m., at the bookshop, at 8 Main St., Amherst. 256-1547 ODYSSEY BOOKSHOP: Stephen Schottenfeld reads from his new novel, “Bluff City Pawn,” Aug. 5, 7 p.m., at the … 0

Barhopping: Who’s your daddy?

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Fitzwilly’s and its signature cocktail — the Daddy I Don’t Wanna Drink This — are celebrating their 40th birthday this year, so I stopped by the establishment at 23 Main St. in Northampton to take a taste. I met up with the bartender, Jeff, actually an old friend from our days at the … 0

Movie Capsules

Thursday, July 31, 2014

A MOST WANTED MAN: A Chechen Muslim illegally immigrates to Hamburg, where he gets caught in the international war on terror. Stars Grigoriy Dobrygin, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Homayoun Ershadi. Rated R. AND SO IT GOES: A self-centered Realtor (Michael Douglas) enlists the help of his neighbor (Diane Keaton) when he’s suddenly left in … 0

Book Bag: ‘A Most Imperfect Union’ by Ilan Stavans; ‘A Heart Book’ by Jennifer Hakkarainen

Thursday, July 24, 2014

A MOST IMPERFECT UNION: A CONTRARIAN HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES By Ilan Stavans Illustrated by Lalo Alcaraz Basic Books Ilan Stavans, professor of Latin America and Latino culture at Amherst College, is one prolific writer; he’s the … 0

Valley Readings

Thursday, July 24, 2014

The following author appearances, readings and book events are planned for the coming week in the Valley: NORTH CHESTER CHAPEL: “Poetry in the Afternoon,” an open reading, will take place July 27, 4 p.m., at the chapel on Old Chester Road in North Chester. Bring a book of … 0

Photo Gallery: Can the clubs

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Hunting through the rubble of discarded items in search of treasure at flea markets and collectibles shows is a fun pastime for me and my wife. Visually, it’s almost as entertaining for me as the hunt. I was … 0

Style Stop: Sarah Andrews — ‘It’s all about comfort’

Thursday, July 24, 2014

As the temperature was approaching the 90s on a recent afternoon, the Style Stop team spotted Sarah Andrews in front of Faces in downtown Northampton, sporting a summery outfit appropriate for the weather. Andrews, of Canton, was spending … 0

Emily Dickinson Museum, Amherst

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Stilts and stories, jugglers and games, homemade masks and an informal parade — all were part of the goings-on at “Creatures of Bliss and Mystery: A Nineteenth-Century Children Circus,” held July 19 at the Emily Dickinson Museum in … 0

ID: Ron Baranowski, weight lifter, body builder

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Lifelong area resident Ron Baranowski is an entrepreneur, weight lifter and bodybuilder who describes himself as “hardworking and old-school trained.” He says that since childhood he’s always been eager to try new things, so after 34 years in … 0

A tuna sandwich by way of Mediterranean bruschetta

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Sometimes the last thing you want to do at the end of a long hot summer day is turn on the oven and make a meal. So here’s a delicious solution that requires no more heat than is … 0

What happens to your online accounts when you die?

Thursday, July 24, 2014

You’ve probably decided who gets the house or that family heirloom up in the attic when you die. But what about your email account and all those photos stored online? Grieving relatives might want access for sentimental reasons, … 0

Photo Gallery: Three little pigs

Thursday, July 17, 2014

About a month-and-a-half ago my neighbor in Westhampton called to tell me he had some baby pigs in his barn, and that I should come take a look, and maybe a picture. My neighbor’s got a great track … 0

Art People: Carl Erikson | textile artist

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Carl Erikson doesn’t remember a time when he wasn’t fascinated by fabric. As a 12-year-old in a Chicago suburb in the early ’50s he’d take a train into the city on a Saturday and wander, always ending up … 0