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Dakin Humane Society sponsors PAWSCARS and Red Carpet fundraiser

Friday, February 27, 2015

SPRINGFIELD — Those who love both Oscar-season fashion and animals will be drawn to a Dakin Humane Society event. The animal welfare shelter will host what it’s playfully calling its PAWSCARS and Red Carpet fundraiser Saturday at the MassMutual Center in Springfield. “The event occurs less than a week following the actual Oscars, and we’re borrowing some their elements and making them truly our own,” Lee Chambers, the organization’s marketing and …

Fresh take on Irish stew

Friday, February 27, 2015

Chicken and dumplings is a wonderfully simple, deliciously comforting dish — a thick, meaty stew bubbling away beneath a patchwork of moist, pillowy dumplings. So we decided to channel that comfort for a dish suited for St. Patrick’s Day. Taking inspiration from classic Irish ingredients and dishes, we came up with this over-the-top …

Area School Lunch Menus

Friday, February 27, 2015

Amherst-Pelham MONDAY: Crispy chicken sandwich, mixed fruit, carrot sticks, apple slices, baked Tater Tots TUESDAY: Baked potato bar, spinach salad, fresh orange, peach cup, carrot sticks WEDNESDAY: Meatball hero, romaine salad with tomato, baby carrots and celery, peach cup, banana THURSDAY: Pancakes with turkey sausage, baked Tater Tots, veggie dippers, romaine salad with tomato, applesauce FRIDAY: Cheesy pepperoni pizza, carrot sticks, romaine salad …

Frontier Regional School Honor Roll

Friday, February 27, 2015

FRONTIER REGIONAL SCHOOL Second Quarter GRADE 12 Maximum Honors Camilla Baronas, Kathryn Beckley, Hannah Bernotas, Tala Chunga, Hannah Goodrow, Colin Hickey, Colin Lacey, Kimberly Logan, Kelly O’Neil, Benjamin Parsons, Brittany Pickunka, Aleksander Solecki, Jake Terreden, Jeremiah Waite, Gabrielle Warren, Sabrina Westgate High Honors Amanda Binette, James Blinder, Serina …

Family wanted: Sweet 9-year-old needs stability

Friday, February 27, 2015

Hi! My name is Dominick. I would like to be a part of a family who cares for me. Dominick is a bright, charming and friendly Caucasian boy who loves to engage in conversations with others. He enjoys …

Picture perfect

Friday, February 27, 2015

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Friday, February 27, 2015

When snow flies, salads get substantial

Friday, February 27, 2015

Eating a salad a day is a habit I adopted a while back to help me automate the eating of raw veggies. Either my lunch or my dinner usually is built around some sort of salad. And I …

Spice it up

Friday, February 27, 2015

Spice it up Don’t get tripped up by the title of chef Paul Merrett’s latest book, “Spice Odyssey: From Asafoetida to Wasabi, Recipes to Really Excite & Inspire.” That would mean missing out on clever writing, helpful tips …

Valley Bounty: Watermelon radish

Friday, February 27, 2015

Watermelon Radish The plain white skin of a watermelon radish covers a hidden gem: a layer of pale green surrounding a brilliant magenta core. Firm and crisp, with just a hint of spicy bite, they’ll add a splash of color to whatever you put them in—salads, stir fries, …

Raise your glass, Pioneer Valley: Evodia, an intensely fruity Spanish red

Friday, February 27, 2015

Evodia, Spain Old Vine Garnacha, 2013 $7.89 to $11.99 Over the last year or so, I had been noticing Evodia, a Spanish red wine with a distinctive bluish-purple label, on the shelves of the area’s wine stores, but …

The search for the best breakfast sandwich

Friday, February 27, 2015

On a recent frigid morning, I followed a series of footprints left in the freshly fallen snow up to the front door of the Loose Goose Cafe on East Pleasant Street in Amherst. I knew the cafe had …

Turning lemons into lemon-pepper pork

Friday, February 27, 2015

This is the pork tenderloin that was supposed to be a chicken. But it ended up being one of those delicious mistakes I was so glad I made. I was aiming for a roasted whole chicken that was …