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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

Your Time: Kiss ‘N’ Tell Ball, Easthampton

Thursday, April 3, 2014

The sixth annual Kiss ‘N’ Tell Ball, an event for LGBTQ youths and their allies from around the Valley, took place March 28 at the Flywheel Arts Collective in Easthampton. Icebreaker activities got everyone talking, followed by a … 0

Movie Listings

Thursday, March 27, 2014

These movies are playing locally. Check with theaters for times. AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org The Grand Budapest Hotel (R) La Dolce Vita (R) Le Week-End (R) Omar (NR) CINEMARK AT HAMPSHIRE MALL 267 Russell … 0

Movie Capsules

Thursday, April 3, 2014

BAD WORDS: Guy Trilby (Jason Bateman, who also directed), a man who sets out to exact revenge for a childhood spelling-bee loss, finds a loophole in the rules, and decides to enter, and win, as an adult. Also … 0

‘Captain America’ superhero role ‘epic’ for Mackie

Thursday, April 3, 2014

For Anthony Mackie, landing the role of the Falcon in “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” meant more than inking his dream deal with Marvel. “When I heard I got the role I broke down in tears,” said Mackie … 0

New on DVD

Thursday, April 3, 2014

August: Osage County: The strong-willed women of the Weston family have gone their separate ways until a family crisis brings them back together in the Oklahoma family home. Stars Meryl Streep, Dermot Mulroney, Julia Roberts, Chris Cooper, Ewan … 0

Book Bag: ‘Stay Where You Are & Then Leave’ by John Boyne; ‘Johnny Pail Face Becomes a Human Being’ by John Jarvis

Friday, April 4, 2014

STAY WHERE YOU ARE & THEN LEAVE By John Boyne Henry Holt and Company johnboyne.com World War I was a devastating experience for Great Britain, leaving over 900,000 servicemen dead, and it gave voice to a talented new … 0

Valley Readings

Thursday, April 3, 2014

The following author appearances, readings and book events are planned for the coming week in the Valley: AMHERST BOOKS: Joan Silber reads from her work Wednesday, 8 p.m., at the bookshop, at 8 Main St., Amherst. 256-1547 BROADSIDE BOOKSHOP: Baron Wormser reads from his new novel, “Teach Us … 0

Photo Gallery:

Thursday, April 3, 2014

During last week’s cold, windy weather, these crocuses — one of my favorite indicators of the end of winter — seemed like early arrivals near the Lyman Plant House at Smith College in Northampton. This purple-and-yellow mix, which … 0

Style Stop: Regan Hall, out for a stroll with daughter, Eryn

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Things were warming up in downtown Northampton earlier this week when the Style Stop team spotted the splashes of color mixed with earth tones worn by Greenfield’s Regan Hall, who was out for a stroll following her daughter’s … 0

Egg whites work magic to make filling omelet for 2

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Leaving aside anything made with powdered eggs (which don’t really count as eggs at all in my book), I’ve never met an egg dish I didn’t like. But at the tippy top of my list of favorites is … 0