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CAROL LOLLIS
Dorothy Fradera, of Hadley, and Barry Minsky, of Northampton, participated in a painting class Tuesday at the Northampton Senior Center. Artist Greta Svalberg teaches the weekly watercolors class.

Brush strokes

Friday, July 25, 2014

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Friends & Neighbors

Friday, July 25, 2014

To submit an item to Friends & Neighbors, send an email to newsroom@gazettenet.com or mail your news to the Daily Hampshire Gazette, Box 299, Northampton, Ma. 01061, c/o Friends & Neighbors. Amherst Alyssa Kayser-Hirsh graduated magna cum laude from Wellesley College as a double major in American studies and music. She earned the music department academic prize and was elected to Phi Beta … 0

Barcombs celebrate 50th

Friday, July 25, 2014

William and Evelyn Barcomb recently celebrated their golden wedding anniversary, joined by family and friends at the Florence Elks Lodge. The couple were married on June 20, 1964. Bill and Evie built their life together in Southampton. They are proud and blessed with two sons, Steven and his wife, Donna, of Southampton; Robert … 0

A tuna sandwich by way of Mediterranean bruschetta

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Sometimes the last thing you want to do at the end of a long hot summer day is turn on the oven and make a meal. So here’s a delicious solution that requires no more heat than is … 0

What happens to your online accounts when you die?

Thursday, July 24, 2014

You’ve probably decided who gets the house or that family heirloom up in the attic when you die. But what about your email account and all those photos stored online? Grieving relatives might want access for sentimental reasons, … 0

Emily Dickinson Museum, Amherst

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Stilts and stories, jugglers and games, homemade masks and an informal parade — all were part of the goings-on at “Creatures of Bliss and Mystery: A Nineteenth-Century Children Circus,” held July 19 at the Emily Dickinson Museum in … 0

Troubled childhoods may prompt men to volunteer for military

Thursday, July 24, 2014

In the era of the all-volunteer U.S. military, men who served are more than twice as likely as those who never did to have been sexually abused as children and to have grown up around domestic violence and substance abuse, a new study has found. The analysis showed … 0

Colbert’s ‘Late Show’ to stay in NYC

Thursday, July 24, 2014

It’s not really a surprise, but it’s official anyway: “Late Show With Stephen Colbert” is staying in the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City. When Colbert takes over from David Letterman sometime next year, the production will remain in the space that Letterman has called home for … 0

Novelist Berger dead at 89

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — Thomas Berger, the witty and eclectic novelist who reimagined the American West in the historical yarn “Little Big Man” and mastered genres ranging from detective stories to domestic farce, has died at age 89. Berger’s literary agent, Cristina Concepcion, said Monday that he died … 0

US HIV cases dropped 33 percent over the last decade

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Cases of diagnosed HIV in United States dropped 33 percent over the last decade, declining for nearly all demographic groups except young men who have sex with males ages 13 to 24 years, according to health officials. In a research letter published Tuesday in JAMA, epidemiologists and HIV … 0

Beetles devour LA tree planted in memory of George Harrison

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

In the truth is stranger than fiction department, Los Angeles Councilman Tom LaBonge told Pop & Hiss over the weekend that the pine tree planted in 2004 in memory of George Harrison will be replanted shortly because the original tree died as the result of an insect infestation. … 0

State tops in new Kids Count report

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

BOSTON — Children in Massachusetts are better off than in any other state in the nation, according to a report released Tuesday. Massachusetts was ranked No. 1 in the overall well-being of children as measured in four categories, according to the 25th annual Kids Count report by the … 0

Hysterectomy tool stirs fears; some doctors, patients call for ban

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Last year Martha Montalvo-Ariri underwent a routine hysterectomy to help treat painful uterine fibroids. During surgery, her doctor used a morcellator, a device that cuts the tissue into pieces so it can be removed through small incisions. Ten … 0