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VIDEO: Snowboarding on a flat field, thanks to a breeze

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Gazette reporter Stephanie McFeeters caught up with Max Mascelloni Saturday at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he was zipping around a field atop a snowboard, powered by the wind. The 31-year-old Amherst resident says the sport is popular in Europe. …

school lunch menus

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Amherst-Pelham MONDAY: Popcorn chicken, mashed potatoes, corn, pineapple cup, apple TUESDAY: Shepherd’s pie, peas, orange, green grapes WEDNESDAY: Hot dog, sweet potato puffs, carrot sticks, applesauce, spinach and tomato salad, banana THURSDAY: Beef burger, cheeseburger, vegetarian baked beans, carrot sticks, diced pears, orange FRIDAY: Cheese pizza, spinach salad, carrot sticks, applesauce, apple Belchertown MONDAY: HS: General Tso’s chicken, fried rice, or pork lo …

Keep the crisp, lose the labor in these wings

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Come Super Bowl Sunday, we all love a heaping platter of wings. They’ve got to be crunchy. They’ve got to be a little bit greasy. They’ve got to be so delicious we can’t stop eating even after we know we’ve eaten too many. What we don’t love about the day of the big …

friends & neighbors

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Amherst Chapin Duffy was named to the fall semester dean’s list at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York. Nathan Z. Diplock was named to the fall semester dean’s list at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities, Minneapolis/St. Paull, Minnesota. Aaron Miller was named to the fall semester dean’s …

‘The Happy Wanderer’

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Eat up

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Mini heart cookies Just in time for Valentine’s Day comes this box of chocolate-flavored, heart-shaped cookies, and they are great. They are from Trader Joe’s, and what makes them special is the fact that they begin with chocolate …

Chef Prudhomme’s cookbooks donated

Saturday, February 6, 2016

NEW ORLEANS — The family of the late Louisiana chef Paul Prudhomme has donated his extensive cookbook collection to a New Orleans museum dedicated to Southern cuisine. The Southern Food & Beverage Museum said in a statement Monday that Prudhomme’s wife, Lori, donated the approximately 600 cookbooks, as …

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Send us your news

Friday, January 22, 2016

The Daily Hampshire Gazette publishes news about weddings, engagements, anniversaries, new babies and adoptions with local connections. There is a small charge for wedding, engagement and anniversary announcements. Forms and information about submitting announcements can be found at GazetteNET.com. Look for Reader Service at the top right on …

Alissa Matakanski & Brendon O’Leary

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Alissa May Matakanski and Brendon Scott O’Leary, both of Easthampton, were married Sept. 5, 2015 with a ceremony followed by reception at Hadley Farms Meeting House, Hadley. The services were officiated by Pastor Steve Behlke. The bride, 23, …

Lou & Lucy’s Leftovers: The grains of rice truth

Saturday, February 6, 2016

I just spent the best $30 I can imagine for a kitchen appliance. I’m talking about an eight-cup (cooked) Aroma rice cooker. Talk about simplicity: Fill the bucket with your rice, cover to the appropriate line with liquid, hit the Power button, hit the White Rice or Brown …

coming up

Saturday, February 6, 2016

All of the senior centers listed below have a full slate of weekly activities that are detailed on their websites. Following is a sampling of what they offer. AMHERST SENIOR CENTER Bangs Community Center 70 Boltwood Walk 259-3060 SOLDIER ON — Monday, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Community education …

Saturday, February 6, 2016

I recently played in a $1,100-entry Mid-States Poker Tour event in Black Hawk, Colorado, that had a prize pool of nearly $500,000. Not bad for an 18-table poker room in a sleepy mining town high in the mountains …