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CAROL LOLLIS
Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton.

Cooley Dickinson continues staffing changes, eliminating two administrative positions, adding another

Friday, May 22, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — Cooley Dickinson Hospital is eliminating two more high-level positions as it continues to review and restructure its operations, the Gazette learned this week. The hospital also added a new director’s-level position in March. The hospital plans to eliminate the post of administrative director of clinical services and a position in its quality department beginning in June. The former …

Coming up

Friday, May 22, 2015

All of the senior centers listed below have a full slate of weekly activities that are detailed on their websites. Following is a sampling of what they offer. Monday is Memorial Day and the senior centers will be closed. AMHERST SENIOR CENTER Bangs Community Center 70 Boltwood Walk 259-3060 CAREGIVERS DEMENTIA SUPPORT GROUP — Will meet Thursdays May 28, June 11 and 25, …

Stanley E. and Darlene T. Plaza celebrate 40th

Friday, May 22, 2015

Stanley E. and Darlene T. (Bliznak) Plaza were married May 17, 1975, at the St. John Cantius Church in Northampton. Stanley and Darlene live in Easthampton. Stanley graduated from the Williston Northampton School. He received his bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Massachusetts. Prior to his retirement Stanley worked as cost …

Check it Out: Area health briefs

Monday, May 18, 2015

Compiled by Debra Scherban dscherban@gazettenet.com Benefits for seniors Northampton Senior Services and Senior Center has received a three-year grant for a pilot program to assist elders in acquiring benefits that will help them remain independent. The program, called Benefits Counseling, relies on community members to work one-on-one with …

Health Events: Support groups, resources

Monday, May 18, 2015

For a full list of upcoming health events visit www.gazettenet.com/living/health/ FOOD ISSUES OVEREATER’S ANONYMOUS — Every Sunday at 10 a.m. in the Pelham Library. Accessible. Beginners, Step, writing and reflection. WEIGHT LOSS — TOPS, an organization with the goal of supporting people in the struggle of weight loss, …

Fatherhood journey: For a nice surprise, leave playtime to the kids

Monday, May 18, 2015

Something is brewing in our backyard. It’s called the Potion Club. It started last summer. By autumn our yard looked like the town recycling center, after a tornado. My wife, Lori, and I informed our 5-year old Adam and 8-year old Zoe — along with their posse of …

‘Mad Men’ comes to an end

Sunday, May 17, 2015

NEW YORK — “Mad Men” will end its glorious run tonight not with a bang or a whimper, but a resolution that will ring true to the spirit of the series. That’s according to Matthew Weiner, creator of …

Cleaning up

Saturday, May 16, 2015

coming up

Saturday, May 16, 2015

All of the senior centers listed below have a full slate of weekly activities that are detailed on their websites. Following is a sampling of what they offer. AMHERST SENIOR CENTER Bangs Community Center 70 Boltwood Walk 259-3060 STORY SEMINAR — Thursday, 10 to 11 a.m., “Why Our …

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Rape Crisis Services Program at The center for women & community in Amherst — Accepting applications for its annual crisis counselor volunteer training. Training takes place Wednesdays, 5 to 8 p.m., Sept. 9 to Dec. 2. The Rape Crisis Services Program provides free confidential support services to people …

Friends and neighbors

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Amherst Elisabeth Strayer, a member of the class of 2015, received the 2015 Pray English Prize at Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine. Strayer is earning a major in English and a minor in art history. Easthampton Emily Biegner was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi …

A decade of fun

Saturday, May 16, 2015

B.B. King leaves a legacy

Saturday, May 16, 2015

INDIANOLA, Miss. — Blues legend B.B. King grew up as poor as could be, alone and in debt at 14, living in primitive cabins and sharecropping cotton in Mississippi. His natural talent with a guitar enabled him to …