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From left: Don Moro of South Deerfield, Sunderland Elementary School Principal Ben Barshefsky, Rich Holden of South Deerfield, School Psychologist Vicki Palmer and Rick Foley of Whately unbox coats donated by the South Deerfield chapter of the Knights of Columbus. Recorder/Tom Relihan

Knights of Columbus Council 15197 donates winter coats for Sunderland Elementary School students

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

SUNDERLAND — Some students at Sunderland Elementary School will receive new free winter coats this year thanks to a local chapter of the Knights of Columbus. Knights of Columbus Council 15197, which operates out of Holy Family Church in South Deerfield, gathered the coats as part of an annual charity program in conjunction with the national Knights of Columbus organization. …

‘Today’ looks to rebound from one tough week

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

NEW YORK — It’s rarely a good sign when morning television hosts are painfully bantering about whether they are keeping their jobs. That’s where Willie Geist and Natalie Morales found themselves during the most difficult week for NBC’s “Today” show in two years. At its end, an NBC News executive was fired after …

Foxwoods Resort postpones Cosby’s January appearance

Monday, November 24, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — Foxwoods Resort Casino says it has indefinitely postponed Bill Cosby’s concert appearance that was scheduled for January. The announcement Monday by the Connecticut resort adds to several cancellations last week for the embattled comedian amid a growing number of sexual assault allegations. No reason was given by Foxwoods for …

Health briefs: A listing of area programs, suppport groups

Monday, November 24, 2014

For a full list of upcoming health events visit www.gazettenet.com/living/health/ PHYSICAL WELL-BEING Falls Prevention — The Strength in Numbers six-week class on Falls Prevention, sponsored by Cooley Dickinson VNA & Hospice, is on now available on area cable TV networks. It will be aired on Northampton Cable TV, …

TheFatherhood Journey: Children seek adventure, and limits, too

Monday, November 24, 2014

Children love to explore their world. They are driven by curiosity — engaging their senses in endless acts of self-directed learning. As parents, my wife, Lori, and I do our best to encourage this adventurous spirit in our children while also ensuring their safety, a delicate balance that …

Swaying the naysayers: Inoculation rock star coaches doctors in handling anti-vaccination parents

Monday, November 24, 2014

The doctors shifted nervously in their seats as the sharp-tongued questioner scanned the room. Dr. Paul Offit, a University of Pennsylvania pediatrician and the nation’s most outspoken childhood vaccine proponent, had come to the UCLA lecture hall to …

Order up: Jerry’s Place reopens after a month of repairs

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Bacon is sizzling and spatulas are flying for the first time in almost a month at Jerry’s Place. Deerfield Selectman David Wolfram and his wife, Mary, were among some of the first hungry patrons to step through the familiar Elm Street doors into the newly …

Eleanor O’Rourke & Lent Clifton Johnson IV

Eleanor Mary O’Rourke and Lent Clifton Johnson IV, of Seattle, Washington, were married on Sept. 27 at the Abington Art Center in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania. They chose to have the ceremony in Pennsylvania so that their grandmothers, Eleanor O’Rourke …

Your Place: Don’t let water savings go down the drain

Hauling water in a five-gallon container a couple of hundred yards from communal spigot to a campsite has reinforced my tendency to conserve. You, no doubt, have reasons of your own. Here are water-saving tips, compiled from a variety of sources: Turn off the water while you brush …

Health briefs: A listing of area programs, suppport groups

For a full list of upcoming health events visit www.gazettenet.com/living/health/ PHYSICAL WELL-BEING Falls Prevention — The Strength in Numbers six-week class on Falls Prevention, sponsored by Cooley Dickinson VNA & Hospice, is on now available on area cable TV networks. It will be aired on Northampton Cable TV, …