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PBS’s ‘Craft in America’ focuses on veterans

Thursday, October 30, 2014

I always expect quality from the PBS series “Craft in America” and it delivers with beautifully filmed profiles of a select number of craft artists that are succinct yet thoughtful. “Service,” which airs at 10:30 p.m., Sunday, surpasses expectation by focusing on veterans and giving them the opportunity to share opinion and experiences beyond the predictable, if respectful, subjects of sacrifice and politics. The program opens with Ehren Tool, a …

Poet Kinnell dies at 87

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

MONTPELIER, Vt. — Galway Kinnell, the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet who opened up American verse in the 1960s and beyond through his forceful, spiritual takes on the outsiders and underside of contemporary life, has died at age 87. Kinnell’s wife, Bobbie Bristol, said he died Tuesday afternoon at their home in Sheffield, Vermont. He …

Boy or girl? Family with 12 sons awaits baby 13

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

ROCKFORD, Mich. (AP) — A western Michigan couple with 12 sons is expecting baby No. 13, and even though they’re sticking to their tradition of not finding out in advance whether they’re having a boy or girl, they said they’d be shocked if their streak is broken. Jay and Kateri Schwandt’s baby is due May 9, The Grand Rapids Press reported. Even though …

School Lunch Menus

Friday, October 24, 2014

Amherst-Pelham MONDAY: Mozzarella sticks, baked potato wedges, carrot sticks, spinach and tomato salad, fresh orange, strawberry cup TUESDAY: Pasta with chicken meatballs and sauce, green beans, garden salad, apple, pineapple cup, carrot sticks WEDNESDAY: Homemade macaroni and cheese, carrots, spinach salad, sweet red pepper strips, strawberry cup, pear …

Friends & Neighbors

Friday, October 24, 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 Sara Klugman graduated magna cum laude …

Coming Up

Friday, August 22, 2014

AMHERST SENIOR CENTER POETIC ART FORMS SERIES — Fridays, through Nov. 21, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., 20th Century Styles in Film and Painting, taught by Alicia Morton. BELCHERTOWN SENIOR CENTER DESSERT AND COFFEE — Buffet-style dessert and self-serve coffee offered after lunch; small donation appreciated. HALLOWEEN LUNCH — …

Valley Bounty: Pork

Friday, October 24, 2014

PORK Ground pork is the base for sausages, meatballs, patties and dumplings from many cultures, including Asian, Eastern European and Latino. Vary the spices (chili flakes and ginger to sage and fennel) and the preparation and you can …

Soaking beans? In most cases, you don’t need to

Friday, October 24, 2014

Rich, earthy, hearty — there’s nothing quite so reassuring as having a pot of beans simmering in the oven when cool weather comes along. So why don’t more people cook them? One of the main reasons is the …

Wine to Try: 2013 Marisa Cuomo Costa d’Amalfi ‘Furore Bianco’

Friday, October 24, 2014

A WINE TO TRY 2013 Marisa Cuomo Costa d’Amalfi ‘Furore Bianco’ Region: Campania Price: $23 to $26 Style: Lean and expressive What it goes with: Grilled fish or shrimp, chilled shellfish, steamed clams, sushi and sashimi The hamlet …

Mischief and mayhem Wickedly tasty Halloween treats

Friday, October 24, 2014

If you’ve got school-age ghosts and goblins in your home, you should know these basics of Halloween parties. ■ Edible fake blood: Mix together light corn syrup with enough red food dye to get the color you want. …

Have a healthy Halloween

Friday, October 24, 2014

Your children will have plenty of candy on Halloween. That much is a given. But what do you do if you want them to eat more nourishing food as well? How do you offer children a healthy treat …

Lisa Berg & Dakota West

Friday, October 24, 2014

Lisa Lauder Berg and Dakota Ty West, both of Hadley, were married Aug. 15 at The Log Cabin in Holyoke. Judge Mary-Lou Rup officiated at the ceremony. The bride, 22, is the daughter of Gary and Jean Berg …

Sherilyn Gaudet & Matthew Palmer

Friday, October 24, 2014

Sherilyn Gaudet and Matthew Palmer, both of South Boston, were married June 14 at Venezia in Boston. The officiant was David Gaudet. The bride, 30, is the daughter of Deborah and Michael Shakarian of Fitchburg. The groom, 30, …