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The wooden Cadena three drawer chest covered in black linen with brass and bronze accents by Currrey & Co. (Photo courtesy Candelabra/TNS)

Dressers getting dressed up in furniture showrooms

Friday, February 12, 2016

HIGH POINT, N.C. — Whether dressing up a dresser, covering a cabinet or embellishing a bureau, furniture makers are adding layers of interest with digital images and natural fibers such as linen, seagrass, paper and metal. In showrooms this spring, consumers will see storage units, tables and consoles with enough panache to become the focal point of a room. At the Fall Market, Thibaut delivered several variations of casegoods covered in raffia, linen, grasscloth and paper. It’s all made in the United States, including custom creations with more than 200 Thibaut fabrics. The company’s Paperweave in White cabinet has contrasting pink doors made of extra …

Kondo is back with more tidying advice in ‘Spark Joy’

Friday, February 12, 2016

NEW YORK — Marie Kondo is back. Author of the international best-seller “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up” (Ten Speed Press, 2014), Kondo became famous for advising readers how to transform their lives by sifting through their belongings one by one, embracing those that “spark joy” and bidding a fond but hasty farewell …

Bold, black kitchens serve up style for entertaining

Friday, February 12, 2016

The kitchen’s often a room to experiment — with decor, as well as food and drink. Over the years we’ve seen yellow, turquoise, avocado green, greige and white take their turn as favored hues. But right now, black is back. “It makes perfect sense, style-wise,” says New York City designer Elaine Griffin. “We …

A LOOK BACK

Monday, February 8, 2016

50 Years Ago • An increase in tuition at Clarke School, to $3,100 a year is noted in the annual report of the chairman of the board of trustees, E. O. Kollmorgen. The increase, which will go into effect in the 1966-67 school year, has become necessary due …

Today in History

Monday, February 8, 2016

By The Associated Press Today is Shrove (preceding Ash Wednesday) Tuesday, Feb. 9, the 40th day of 2016. There are 326 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 9, 1943, the World War II battle of Guadalcanal in the southwest Pacific ended with an …

Dr. Willie Parker champions well-being of women at Abortion Rights Fund event in Amherst

Sunday, February 7, 2016

AMHERST – A doctor described as a “hero” of reproductive rights told an Amherst audience Saturday that while he is targeted by abortion opponents, he is not “pro-abortion.” “I provide abortions as a health care necessity that women …

VIDEO: Snowboarding on a flat field, thanks to a breeze

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Gazette reporter Stephanie McFeeters caught up with Max Mascelloni Saturday at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he was zipping around a field atop a snowboard, powered by the wind. The 31-year-old Amherst resident says the sport is popular in Europe. …

school lunch menus

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Amherst-Pelham MONDAY: Popcorn chicken, mashed potatoes, corn, pineapple cup, apple TUESDAY: Shepherd’s pie, peas, orange, green grapes WEDNESDAY: Hot dog, sweet potato puffs, carrot sticks, applesauce, spinach and tomato salad, banana THURSDAY: Beef burger, cheeseburger, vegetarian baked beans, carrot sticks, diced pears, orange FRIDAY: Cheese pizza, spinach salad, …

Keep the crisp, lose the labor in these wings

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Come Super Bowl Sunday, we all love a heaping platter of wings. They’ve got to be crunchy. They’ve got to be a little bit greasy. They’ve got to be so delicious we can’t stop eating even after we …

Super Bowl sliders: A little beer is a lot of flavor in these mini burgers

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Big provisions are required to watch the big game, and nothing’s more substantial than a burger, even in its mini form — the slider. Indeed, if you plan to serve a variety of dishes for the Super Bowl, …

Bacon-wrapped dates? Yes! Easy to make, and even easier to eat

Saturday, February 6, 2016

It’s hard for me to believe that this year marks the 50th Super Bowl. And food has become such an essential part of this event, I can’t help but wonder what was on the menu back when it …

Don’t just dip. For serious Super Bowl comfort food, hot dip

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Hosting a horde of fans for the Super Bowl? Or are you crashing somebody’s party and tasked with bringing something delicious? Either way, you could spend a lot of time thinking about what to prepare. Or you could …

friends & neighbors

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Amherst Chapin Duffy was named to the fall semester dean’s list at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York. Nathan Z. Diplock was named to the fall semester dean’s list at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities, Minneapolis/St. Paull, Minnesota. Aaron Miller was named to the fall semester dean’s …