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A LOOK BACK

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

50 Years Ago • Representatives of over one hundred young people met with the Rev. Frank A. Danforth at the Methodist Church last night to formulate plans for a teen center. As an outgrowth of a Jan. 13 meeting, a petition had been drawn up and was presented by Lyn Tornow and Pam Lowell. • Francis X. Bellotti of Quincy who is seeking the office of State Attorney General, dropped …

Beyonce’s Super Bowl show bringing both praise and criticism

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

A day after the Super Bowl, people are still parsing over each frame from Beyonce’s halftime performance, trying to glean the messages, both subtle and overt, that made for a stunning display of unapologetic blackness and political activism during one of the most-watched events of the year. The halftime show — seen by an estimated 112 million people — is drawing praise from …

Today in History

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

By The Associated Press Today is Ash Wednesday, Feb. 10, the 41st day of 2016. There are 325 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 10, 1996, world chess champion Garry Kasparov lost the first game of a match in Philadelphia against an IBM computer dubbed “Deep Blue.” (Kasparov ended up winning the match, 4 games to 2; he …

Bacon-wrapped dates? Yes! Easy to make, and even easier to eat

Saturday, February 6, 2016

It’s hard for me to believe that this year marks the 50th Super Bowl. And food has become such an essential part of this event, I can’t help but wonder what was on the menu back when it …

Don’t just dip. For serious Super Bowl comfort food, hot dip

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Hosting a horde of fans for the Super Bowl? Or are you crashing somebody’s party and tasked with bringing something delicious? Either way, you could spend a lot of time thinking about what to prepare. Or you could …

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 …