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This photo provided by Mollaspace shows a bin printed with iconic retro imagery resembling 80s style speakers as part of a fun canvas storage system available at Mollaspace.com.  With Mid-Century Modern style firmly ensconced in the home décor spotlight, it follows that its successor - pop art decor - is also finding a 21st century audience.   (AP Photo/Mollaspace)

Right at Home: Pop art packs decor punch

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Mid-century modern style is now firmly planted in the home décor landscape. And one of its elements, pop art, is cultivating a 21st century following. Eye-catching, graphic, often tongue-in-cheek or sassily whimsical, pop art décor plays well off the vintage vibe and yet also makes contemporary furnishings, well, pop. In the 1950s, Abstract Expressionism dominated the art world, with Willem … 0

Living Smart: How landscaping can deter intruders, pests

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Done right, landscaping can do much more than attract compliments and boost your property value. It can help you repel intruders, both human and natural. Landscaping experts who’ve earned high marks from Angie’s List members say overgrown bushes and shrubs are like welcome mats to burglars. Keep plants and trees trimmed. Place thorny, but attractive bougainvillea or barberry bushes under windows, sending would-be … 0

Thursday, July 31, 2014

◂ HATFIELD — These newly built luxury townhouse — 3 of 12 units to be built — will be ready for fall occupancy. They each feature three bedrooms and two and a half baths and are built to Energy Star standards in either Farmhouse or Bungalow styles. The units boast more than 1,700 … 0

volunteers

Friday, July 25, 2014

special olympics — American International College Lions Club seeking volunteers to help with Special Olympics, Sat., Aug. 9, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Bocce Court of Nonotuck Park, Easthampton. Follow this link to register: http://soma.vsyshost.com/vsys/app/SXQP6XKN30A8XWX6 hospice volunteer training — Cooley Dickinson VNA & Hospice holds 20-hour training program … 0

Veterans Voice

Friday, July 25, 2014

Announcements Reunion: The USS Missouri (BB-63) Association is a nonprofit organization made up of sailors, Marines, officers and midshipmen who have served aboard this famous battleship. Shipmates who served aboard the USS Missouri will hold their 41st annual reunion at the Ramada Gateway Hotel in Kissimmee, Fla., from … 0

11-year-old girl seeks home

Friday, July 25, 2014

Arairis presents as a shy but friendly 11-year-old girl of Hispanic heritage. She can be very loving and affectionate. Her current foster mother describes Arairis as having a “sweet” and “strong” personality. She stated that Arairis is happy, … 0

Flavors: Guarnaschelli’s 5 things you should try

Friday, July 25, 2014

Salt and acid. Americans want more of those flavors in their foods, and Alex Guarnaschelli is ready to deliver. When it comes to developing big, bold flavors, salty and acidic ingredients are among the most basic of building … 0

Lou & Lucy’s Leftovers: Lou hears those dreaded words

Friday, July 25, 2014

Mere seconds after opening the refrigerator door, I could be heard swearing as I tried to reach the condiment bottle I needed that was lurking in the back of the top shelf behind about a dozen other bottles and containers. Soon I had about half the top shelf … 0

Lucille B. Smith blazed trail as black culinary entrepreneur

Friday, July 25, 2014

Lucille Bishop Smith was a chef, educator, entrepreneur and food corporation president who has been called the first African-American businesswoman in Texas. She is credited with inventing the first commercially marketed hot roll mix and establishing one of … 0

Warm up to cold soup

Friday, July 25, 2014

The sun is blazing. The sweat is dripping. The air feels as if it is sticking to your skin. Hey, how about a nice big bowl of soup? No, seriously. Soup is good food. Especially in the summer, … 0

Wine to try: 2012 Enkidu ‘E’ Old Vine Field Blend

Friday, July 25, 2014

A WINE TO TRY 2012 Enkidu ‘E’ Old Vine Field Blend Region: Sonoma County Price: $18 to $22 Style: Juicy and lush What it goes with: Burgers, barbecue, grilled lamb chops or vegetables, salads This old vine field … 0

Valley Bounty: Corn

Friday, July 25, 2014

CORN Corn, the sweet king of summer, is here! Strip back its husks and sink your teeth into its juicy kernels. Corn season will reign from now until a hard frost. In my house, corn is boiled for … 0

Style Stop: Sarah Andrews — ‘It’s all about comfort’

Thursday, July 24, 2014

As the temperature was approaching the 90s on a recent afternoon, the Style Stop team spotted Sarah Andrews in front of Faces in downtown Northampton, sporting a summery outfit appropriate for the weather. Andrews, of Canton, was spending … 0