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Upcoming events at local senior centers

Friday, October 31, 2014

AMHERST SENIOR CENTER CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP — For caregivers of seniors with dementia, Thursdays, 1 to 3 p.m. Emotional support and information on resources. Led by Helen MacMellon, LCSW and Peg DeNault, RN. Questions or to register, call 259-3062. BELCHERTOWN SENIOR CENTER HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR — Nov. 8, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. JIMMY MAZZ CONCERT — Dec. 17 at 1 p.m.; tickets now on sale, $5 HADLEY SENIOR COMMUNITY …

Volunteers needed

Friday, October 31, 2014

habitat for humanity — Construction and office workers needed. Building Habitat homes now in Northampton and Easthampton. Skilled construction volunteers especially needed at our Women Build house in Easthampton. One-hour orientation the first Wednesday of each month, 6:30 p.m., and the third Saturday of the month, 9:30 a.m., at the Habitat office, 140 Pine St., Florence. volunteer@pvhabitat.org or 586-5430 kitchen table travel/ Cross-Cultural …

Amherst College student honored for volunteer work

Friday, October 31, 2014

When Chris Tamasi, a senior linebacker on the Amherst College football team, stopped at the Amherst Survival Center with his usual Monday morning delivery of food this week he had a surprise waiting for him. His coach, E.J. Mills, family, friends, and representatives from the college and the Survival Center were there to …

A Look Back

Friday, October 31, 2014

200 Years Ago ■ Amherst Academy will be dedicated on Monday the 5th of Dec. next, the exercises to commence at 2 p.m. The school in the same will be opened on the Tuesday following, under the care of an experienced preceptor. All the branches will be taught, …

Blame Zach Galifianakis for all the bearded sidekicks on TV

Friday, October 31, 2014

Sometimes the line between hero and zero is razor-thin. Or so it seems on television, where unshaven sidekicks —popularly known as Bearded Best Friends — have lately become a must-have accessory for sitcom leading men. For this we …

Long-serving Boston mayor Menino dies

Thursday, October 30, 2014

BOSTON — Thomas Menino, Boston’s longest-serving mayor whose mumbling and occasional bumbling belied his political ingenuity and endeared him to a scrappy city whose very skyline he helped reshape, died Thursday. He was 71. Menino died in the …

Halloween Fest, Amherst

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Pirates, ghouls, farmers and princesses — and more than a few characters from the movie “Frozen” — all descended upon the streets of downtown Amherst for the Halloween Fest last Sunday. It’s the 42nd year for the event …

ID: Keith Langsdale

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Keith Langsdale is an actor and director who works in theaters across the country. He played the lead in the film “The God Question,” which has been shown at eight film festivals, including last month’s Northampton International Film …

Style Stop: Anastatia Spicer: A clothes-borrower be

Thursday, October 30, 2014

On a chilly day in Northampton, the Style Stop team found Anastatia Spicer, 19, bundled up under a poncho (borrowed from a roommate) with a cup of hot coffee in hand. Spicer studies studio arts and social justice …

Chef’s Best: A little protein makes pumpkin pie a lot healthier

Thursday, October 30, 2014

The holiday season just isn’t the same if I don’t stuff my face with pumpkin pie. There, I’ve said it. Judge if you must, but then read on to hear my secret for pumpkin dessert goodness with fewer …

Chef’s Best: 10 fresh ways to doctor stuffing mix

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Let’s be clear about something. ... When making stuffing, it’s always better to slice and dry your own bread cubes. Hands down, the taste and texture are better. But let’s also be realistic. In the chaos of getting …

PBS’s ‘Craft in America’ focuses on veterans

Thursday, October 30, 2014

I always expect quality from the PBS series “Craft in America” and it delivers with beautifully filmed profiles of a select number of craft artists that are succinct yet thoughtful. “Service,” which airs at 10:30 p.m., Sunday, surpasses expectation by focusing on veterans and giving them the opportunity …

Poet Kinnell dies at 87

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

MONTPELIER, Vt. — Galway Kinnell, the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet who opened up American verse in the 1960s and beyond through his forceful, spiritual takes on the outsiders and underside of contemporary life, has died at age 87. Kinnell’s …