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Hilltown Voices: Ladies’ Night Out in the Hilltowns supports Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Saturday, October 10, 2015

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the Hilltown Community Health Center in Huntington is gearing up to host a one-of-a-kind event designed to provide women with free breast cancer education and mammogram appointments. The event, dubbed Ladies’ Night Out in the Hilltowns, will offer women between the ages of 55 and 75 an opportunity to talk with health professionals and other women to learn about ways to reduce the risk of cancer and the importance of early detection. Ladies’ Night Out in the Hilltowns will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 13 at Roscoe’s Restaurant, 30 Main St. in Chester. Attendees also will be treated to a free buffet dinner, chair massages, …

Evening stroll

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Naming the baby

Friday, October 9, 2015

HOWARD — Nathan Michael, son of Robert and Felicia (Gould) Howard of Pittsfield, was born Sept. 24 at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield. The maternal grandparents are Philip and Belinda Gould of Goshen. The paternal grandparents are Terrie Bentz and Robert Howard Sr., both of Pittsfield. The maternal great-grandparents are Brenda Roberts of Goshen and the late Brent Roberts Sr. The paternal great-grandmother …

Heading outdoors

Friday, September 4, 2015

 Pioneer Valley Women’s Running Club — Weekly runs for women of all ages and abilities Saturdays, 8 a.m., Forest Park, Springfield. pvwrc.org  Guided Exploration of the Fort River Nature Trail — Hitchcock Center sponsors a program with naturalist Reeve Gutsell, Sunday, 10 a.m. to noon, Silvio O. Conte …

Thursday, October 8, 2015

In many ways, we spend our entire lives endeavoring to break bad habits. The journey of growth as a poker player is no different. Much of the intrinsic human learning modality is counterproductive on the felt. So, we must forever dismantle the lessons of the past and repurpose …

Family remembers late Hatfield treasurer Gregory Winters with memorial bench at Town Hall

Thursday, October 8, 2015

HATFIELD — The late C. Gregory Winters traveled great distances in life, whether to the country’s many national parks or to the historic cities of Europe. He made transatlantic crossings with his family and once traveled to Poland …

Style Stop: Happy belated birthday Nancy Murphy

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Nancy Murphy was in downtown Northampton a while back, celebrating her birthday with her family, when the Style Stop team noticed her eye-catching dress. When we asked the Northampton resident why she chose it, she told us she …

ID: Phoebe Helander, brand-new business owner

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Phoebe Helander is a local artist, teacher, musician and Hampshire College alumna. She and her husband, Karl, along with their bandmates in the musical group Pale Cowboy, recently founded the Florence School of the Arts, (FlorenceSchooloftheArts.com), where Helander …

Blending fall flavors: Apples, pumpkins pair up for a velvety soup

Thursday, October 8, 2015

They’re crunchy and delicious out of hand. Not to mention crazy nutritious. This is shaping up to be a pretty good apple season, says Carolyn McQuiston of Dawson’s Orchard in Enon Valley, Lawrence County, Pennsylvania. Whereas Ginger Golds …

Bruce Watson’s Slice of Life: Taking the hogwash cure

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Editor’s note: This is the third in a three-part series. To view the other columns, Gluten Mountain (Sept. 11) and the Kale Pit (Sept. 25), visit www.gazettenet.com. Having recently explored the doughy wonders of Gluten Mountain and the reeking stench of the Kale Pit, I turn now for …

Your Time: Hatfield Fall Festival

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Last Sunday at Hatfield’s 15th annual fall festival, community members were united with their heritage, the fruits of their labor and each other as the event brought folks together in one last grasp onto outdoor fellowship before weather …

Injury forces Keira Knightley to miss Broadway show

Thursday, October 8, 2015

By MARK KENNEDY AP Drama Writer NEW YORK — These are trying times at the Broadway show “Therese Raquin” — first a show was interrupted by a man in the audience who threw flowers and now star Keira …

State officials get a taste of local produce at Tuesday Market in Northampton

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — Donning a white apron and plastic gloves, Alice Bonner — the state’s Secretary of the Executive Office of Elder Affairs — chopped apples for a spicy fruit salad at this week’s Tuesday Market. Bonner was one of a number of state officials to tour the market …