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CAROL LOLLIS

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 record for photo tips; I don’t think I’ve ever left without a picture. When I got to the barn, camera in tow, I discovered that he’d cut a hole in the door so the pigs and his dog could see each other. I loved the view I got when I peeked in, and found the piglets peeking right back at me. — Carol Lollis … 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 at a fabric store. At the time, he was a marionette impresario, toting a portable … 0

Kathleen Mellen’s Best Bets: Old Deerfield Productions’ ‘Frankenstein’; ‘Free Fun Friday’ at Eric Carle Museum in Amherst

Thursday, July 17, 2014

TAKE IT TO THE BANK Inspired by the Gothic features of the former First National Bank building in Greenfield, Old Deerfield Productions created an original adaptation of “Frankenstein,” to be performed in the space, with a script by Lindel Hart, who also plays the Creature. Don’t expect a Herman Munster look-alike. This Creature’s unique look is created by Joseph Dulude II, who designed … 0

Laurie Loisel’s Best Bets for July 4

Thursday, July 3, 2014

A DANDY FOURTH You will not regret attending the July 4 naturalization ceremony that takes place on the Hampshire County Courthouse lawn at 11 a.m. The 50 immigrants who will assemble to be sworn in as new citizens worked hard to get here, taking citizenship classes, studying, preparing. … 0

Art People Lucinda Kidder | director

Thursday, July 3, 2014

After landing a coveted role as a banana in her grade-school play in Troy, N.Y., Lucinda Kidder went on to spend the next four decades in theater. She’s been a performer and director, a producer, a theater teacher … 0

Suzanne Wilson best bets for July 5

Thursday, July 3, 2014

‘ACTS OF CONTRITION’ Rita Bleiman — author, political junkie, Texas native and former Northampton city councilor — once wrote in a letter to the editor of the Gazette, “I used to say that calling yourself a writer in Northampton was like calling yourself a resident.” I suspect she’ll … 0

You be the judge

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Several months ago, I was asked to judge a photo contest for a class taught by photographer Robert Floyd, who owns a gallery in Southampton. He had asked his class to take pictures at Park Hill Orchard in … 0

your time Family Fourth Celebration at Look Park, Northampton

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Clear blue skies and bright sun made for perfect weather and a welcoming mood at the Family Fourth celebration, June 28 at Look Park in Northampton. Grown-ups socialized while kids enjoyed games, jumped in a bounce house, and … 0

Steve Pfarrer’s Best Bets

Thursday, July 3, 2014

FAMOUS FLICKS On Sunday afternoons and Wednesday evenings, the Amherst Cinema offers “Big Screen Classics” — films like “Citzen Kane,” “Chinatown,” and “Lawrence of Arabia.” On July 6 at 2:30 p.m. and July 9 at 7:30 p.m., it’s a remastered version of the Beatles’ “A Hard Day’s Night.” … 0

Photo Gallery Plugged in

Thursday, June 26, 2014

While driving Tuesday along Liberty Street in Easthampton, I was intrigued by this odd juxtaposition of the man-made and the natural. Somehow, the branches of the dead pine tree appear connected to the electrical transformers. The wood poles … 0

‘Dads and Donuts,’ Norris Elementary School, Southampton

Thursday, June 26, 2014

It wasn’t only about the doughnuts as grown-ups and kids gathered June 21 in Southampton for “Dads and Donuts.” Held at Norris Elementary School, the event was designed as an enjoyable activity for fathers and children that would … 0

Valley Readings

Thursday, June 26, 2014

The following author appearances, readings and book events are planned for the coming week in the Valley: AMHERST BOOKS: Terry S. Johnson reads from “Coalescence,” her new poetry book, June 29, 4 p.m., at the bookshop, at 8 Main St., Amherst. 256-1547 MOCHA MAYA’S COFFEE HOUSE: Poets Neil … 0

ID Dave Hayes

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Dave Hayes runs a popular Facebook page called “Dave Hayes The Weather Nut” that boasts nearly 10,000 followers and maintains a hyper-local focus on the weather of western Massachusetts. He has taken what he calls his “weather obsession” … 0