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Thursday, July 2, 2015

TERIYAKI GLAZE • Combine 2 cups mirin and 2 cups white wine. Bring to a boil for 2-3 minutes to cook off alcohol. • Add 6 tablespoons brown sugar and stir until dissolved. • Add 1 cup soy sauce and 5-6 slices of crushed fresh ginger. Simmer until thickened to a light syrup. 2) TSUKUNE (CHICKEN MEATBALLS) • Combine 1 pound ground chicken, 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger, 2 teaspoons …

Something old catching on anew: Dahlias are favorites of brides, gardeners

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Dahlias are big. In size and in popularity. The flower you might associate with your grandmother’s garden can push out blooms as big around as a dinner plate. Both potted plants and tubers are flying off the shelves in catalog houses and garden centers. And brides love them for their variety in color …

Your Place: Spending is up on DIY home improvements

Thursday, July 2, 2015

The Home Projects Council conducted a recent survey of 507 homeowners, and 45 percent said they planned to spend $1,000 or more on outdoor do-it-yourself home-improvement projects in 2015. In 2014, just 37 percent of homeowners responding planned to spend at that level. This year’s survey responses also showed that building projects would be increasing at a greater rate over last year than …

Check it out: Health briefs

Monday, June 29, 2015

Pleases send notices to dscherban@gazettenet.com. Supersitters Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton is offering a class for kids, ages 12 and up, to learn baby-sitting basics. It will take place July 11 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The session will cover infant care — including handling, feeding and …

Dancing with Parkinson’s: How rhythmic movements help relieve symptoms

Monday, June 29, 2015

To at least half of the 10 people gathered for Fritha Pengelly’s dance class at Thornes Marketplace in Northampton on a recent Tuesday afternoon, just getting there was a challenge. Some of them have trouble controlling their limbs. …

Health Events

Monday, June 29, 2015

For a full list of upcoming health events visit www.gazettenet.com/living/health/ GRIEF LGBT BEREAVEMENT GROUP — The Hospice of the Fisher Home in Amherst offers a bereavement support group for lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender adults who have experienced the death of a life partner or spouse. For more …


Monday, June 29, 2015

Massachusetts Chapter of the American Parkinson Disease Association www.apdama.org www.apdama.org/wcms/resources www.apdama.org/wcms/support-groups (800) 651-8466 Parkinson’s Disease Support Groups of Western Mass. • PDSG - WM PO Box 3 Hadley, MA 01035 584-2192 or email ruthie.pdsg@gmail.com • First Wednesday each month, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Jewish Community Center 1160 …

Quinn on Nutrition: No one best diet for diabetes patients, just ‘patterns’ of healthy eating

Monday, June 29, 2015

What’s the best diet for people with diabetes? It’s not an easy one-size-fits all, we were told at the scientific sessions of the American Diabetes Association in Boston recently. In fact, many of the experts at this meeting said the answer may not be in one specific diet. …

’Ted 2’ falls short of expectations as ‘Jurassic World’ continues winning streak

Monday, June 29, 2015

By Saba Hamedy Los Angeles Times (TNS) LOS ANGELES - Seth MacFarlane’s comedy “Ted 2” fell short of box-office tracking expectations with a $32.9 million launch in theaters this weekend, as “Jurassic World” and “Inside Out” continued a close race for No. 1 at the box office. Universal …

‘General Hospital’ actor Geary to end role as Luke Spencer

Monday, June 29, 2015

By ALICIA RANCILIO Associated Press NEW YORK — Anthony Geary, whose character Luke Spencer’s marriage to Laura in 1981 on “General Hospital” was the biggest moment in daytime television history, will appear in his final episode next month ABC announced in May that Geary decided to leave the …

Cosby lawyer: Unsealing court records ‘terribly embarrassing’

Monday, June 29, 2015

PHILADELPHIA — A lawyer for Bill Cosby argued Friday that it would be “terribly embarrassing” for the comedian if documents from a 2005 sex-assault lawsuit were unsealed. Cosby is fighting efforts by The Associated Press to unseal motions …

Northampton Family Fourth Celebration postponed to Sunday due to heavy rain in forecast

Saturday, June 27, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — With rain in the forecast for Saturday evening, organizers of the Northampton Family Fourth Celebration and fireworks display have postponed the event to Sunday. The event will begin at 5 p.m. at Look Park Sunday, according …

Northampton Family Fourth organizers postpone celebration to Sunday at Look Park

Friday, June 26, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — With rain in the forecast for Saturday evening, organizers of the Northampton Family Fourth Celebration have decided to postpone the fifth annual event to Sunday at Look Park. The schedule remains the same with a carnival and food sales beginning at 5 p.m. The celebration also …