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Tasting circle: 1000 foods to eat before you die

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Katy van Geel and I are enthusiastic foodies, cooks and 5 College Learning in Retirement members. Last spring, Katy asked if I would co-moderate a course with her with the intriguing title “1000 Foods to Eat Before You Die,” taken from food critic Mimi Sheraton’s recent book of the same name. This is not a recipe book, but rather a …

Story Place: In the arms of an angel

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Editor’s note: In this new feature, which will run periodically in Hampshire Life, Northampton resident Keegan Pyle will connect with local folks, and share their stories. On a recent day, as a patient underwent chemotherapy treatment for breast cancer at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, an angel appeared — in the form of …

Style Stop: Katie Patenaude, ready for Valentine’s Day

Thursday, February 11, 2016

The Style Stop team was roaming the streets in downtown Northampton on a snowy day last week, when we spotted reiki practitioner Katie Patenaude of Haydenville, who was on a mission to buy Valentine’s Day chocolates for her daughters. As a self-proclaimed “product of the ’70s,” Patenaude says her style is “all comfort” …

Health Events

Monday, February 8, 2016

For a full list of upcoming health events visit www.gazettenet.com/living/health/ SUPPORT AND RELATIONSHIPS ALATEEN — Meeting for teens whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking. Meets first and second Saturday of the month, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at First Churches, 129 Main St., Northampton, entrance …

Steven Weinsier, MD: For women, heart health is a matter of life and death

Monday, February 8, 2016

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the U.S. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it’s responsible for 29 percent of deaths among women. The American Heart Association reports that cardiovascular disease and stroke together claim more than 400,000 lives each …


Monday, February 8, 2016

50 Years Ago • An increase in tuition at Clarke School, to $3,100 a year is noted in the annual report of the chairman of the board of trustees, E. O. Kollmorgen. The increase, which will go into effect in the 1966-67 school year, has become necessary due …

Today in History

Monday, February 8, 2016

By The Associated Press Today is Shrove (preceding Ash Wednesday) Tuesday, Feb. 9, the 40th day of 2016. There are 326 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 9, 1943, the World War II battle of Guadalcanal in the southwest Pacific ended with an …

Dr. Willie Parker champions well-being of women at Abortion Rights Fund event in Amherst

Sunday, February 7, 2016

AMHERST – A doctor described as a “hero” of reproductive rights told an Amherst audience Saturday that while he is targeted by abortion opponents, he is not “pro-abortion.” “I provide abortions as a health care necessity that women …

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, …

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 …

Super Bowl sliders: A little beer is a lot of flavor in these mini burgers

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Big provisions are required to watch the big game, and nothing’s more substantial than a burger, even in its mini form — the slider. Indeed, if you plan to serve a variety of dishes for the Super Bowl, …

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 …