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Check it out: Area health briefs

Monday, March 30, 2015

Compiled by Debra Scherban dscherban@gazettenet.com BAYSTATE HOLDS Memorial for childRen Families and friends who have experienced the death of a child over the past year are invited to attend the annual “Service of Remembrance” April 19 held by Baystate Children’s Hospital in Springfield. The event begins at 1 p.m. at Baystate Medical Center’s Chestnut Conference Center, 759 Chestnut St. Those who have experienced such losses prior to 2014 are also …

Mass General oncologist describes the complexities of prostate cancer to Cooley Dickinson Hospital audience

Monday, March 30, 2015

Prostate cancer is a disease that the medical profession has had a hard time getting a handle on with unreliable tests, disagreement over danger levels and questions about whether in many cases it even needs to be treated at all. That was the message delivered by oncologist Richard J. Lee in a recent …

Health events: Support groups, workshops, resources

Monday, March 30, 2015

For a full list of upcoming health events visit www.gazettenet.com/living/health/ SUPPORT AND RELATIONSHIPS ARTS ANONYNOUS — 12 Step meeting. ARTS — (Artists Recovering Through The Twelve Steps) helps people who are creative or want to be creative overcome creative blockages. Meets Fridays at 6 p.m. at The Bangs Community Center, Amherst Senior Center, 70 Boltwood Walk, Amherst . Call 658-4616 or visit www.artsanonymous.org …

Eat Up

Friday, March 27, 2015

Charming critters Expect a few smiles at Easter breakfast when these tiny stoneware egg cups show up holding soft-boiled or brightly colored hard-cooked eggs. A set of four Animal Egg Cups from West Elm features abstract images of …

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Few games have as complicated a lexicon as poker. For the uninitiated, listening to two experienced players talk about poker is like listening to a conversation in a foreign language. Let me give you a prime example. In …

Style Stop: Shoshannah Wineburg’s cold-weather style is vintage

Thursday, March 26, 2015

It took a little bit of running for the Style Stop team to catch up with Shoshannah Wineburg in the center of Northampton. What caught our attention? Her stylish cold-weather outfit — especially the coat with a trimmed …

Your Time: Karaoke Night, World War II Club, Northampton; VFW, Florence

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Karaoke is so popular in the Pioneer Valley that singers can find a venue almost any night of the week. On a recent Friday, people of all ages were belting out songs ranging from Elvis to Bruce Springsteen …

ID: William Collins

Thursday, March 26, 2015

William Collins is a local chef who has appeared weekly on “Mass Appeal,” the daily lifestyle show on WWLP/Channel 22 in Springfield, for more than two years. “It’s has been, and continues to be, a blast!” he says. …

Bruce Watson’s Slice of Life: Seasons in New England — on beyond the axial tilt

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Time was when you could depend on time, when the seasons came and went, and there were only four. Then some old farmer came up with an Old Farmer’s calendar that better suited New England. Seems we have six seasons, not four, and unless you grew up here …

Can you really save money by cutting the cord?

Thursday, March 26, 2015

There are more ways to watch television online than ever. Even HBO and ESPN — two channels often cited as reasons people keep expensive cable or satellite TV packages — will be available for streaming on their own. …

Toast the end of ‘Mad Men’ with the era’s classic cocktails

Thursday, March 26, 2015

From Don Draper’s old fashioneds to Roger Sterling’s smuggled-in Stoli, cocktails have played a deliciously major role on AMC’s “Mad Men.” But was it really that great an era to drink? Because though the show celebrates — and …

Which way will One Direction go after Zayn Malik’s departure?

Thursday, March 26, 2015

By SANDY COHEN AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES — David Lee Roth and Van Halen. Noel Gallagher and Oasis. And now Zayn Malik and One Direction. Malik said Wednesday he is leaving the chart-topping British boy band “to …

Oprah Winfrey selling clothing, furniture, paintings in auction

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

CHICAGO — Oprah Winfrey will auction off paintings, furniture, designer clothing and other items from her Chicago residence next month. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers said Tuesday that the proceeds will benefit the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in …