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New research shows Greeks had their own ‘Walking Dead’ narrative

Monday, August 3, 2015

By Gabe Rosenberg Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (TNS) Sometime between 500 B.C. and 200 B.C., residents of the Greek colony of Kamarina in Sicily dug two graves for two bodies. They pinned down each body with large rocks or pottery; if the bodies awoke from the dead, they could not escape. Reanimated corpses did not, to the best of anyone’s knowledge, ravage the Greek Empire then, but ancient Greeks certainly believed they …

‘Exorcism: Live!’ to air on TV in October

Monday, August 3, 2015

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Destination America is upping its scare factor for Halloween by scheduling what it describes as a live exorcism to air Oct. 30. “Exorcism: Live!” was announced Thursday at a news conference in Beverly Hills, California. The event will be held at the St. Louis-area house where teen Roland Doe underwent the ritual in 1949. It became the inspiration for …

‘Rogue Nation’ walks away with top spot

Monday, August 3, 2015

By Saba Hamedy Los Angeles Times (TNS) LOS ANGELES - “Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation” headed into the weekend with expectations of a $40 million opening in the U.S. and Canada, but Paramount Pictures on Sunday reported that its Tom Cruise film did even better, bringing in an estimated $56 million. The film racked up $20.3 million in ticket sales Friday, and positive …

Amherst Regional High School Honor Roll

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Amherst Regional High School Third Trimester GRADE 9 Camryn Adams, Stratton Adams, Kale Allan, Cleiton Almeida, Liam Ashburn, Claire Basler-Chang, Theodore Bellak, Anya Benson, Isabel Bishop, Malcolm Blinder, Sadie Blumenfeld, Alvaro Borrell, Daniel Brennan, Lindsey Campbell, Rebecca Caraker, Eliza Carson, Anna Casagrande, Devan Chen, Peroum Chham Celia Child, …

You can make this stuff up! Creating your own nut butter, mustard, ketchup, cured egg yolks

Saturday, July 25, 2015

I’m looking inside my refrigerator as I type this and what do I see? Individual glass jars filled with homemade foodstuffs: preserved lemons, refrigerator garlic/dill pickles, Thai chili oil, gravlox (cured salmon), hazelnut butter, schmaltz (rendered chicken fat) …

Your Photos

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Guy Bubbs, a 2-year-old Great Dane, enjoying the dog days of summer in his pool at home in Westhampton. Photo by Kristina Kulon of Westhampton HOW TO SUBMIT: The Your Photos feature showcases photographs shot by readers of …

Lou & Lucy’s Leftovers: Lou’s nice nachos

Saturday, July 25, 2015

I’ve always had trouble making nachos. They always seem to turn out as one big glop of gooey cheese covering up melded pieces of tortilla chips and salsa. And you better eat them fast before they cool off and turn into that thing you can fill a pothole …

coming up

Saturday, July 25, 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 BLOOD PRESSURE CLINICS — Tuesdays, 9 to 10 a.m. in …

Valley Bounty: Basil

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Basil Basil is a quintessential summer ingredient, providing big flavor in easy ways: topping slabs of tomato and fresh mozzarella, or chopped and mixed with butter and spread on corn-on-the-cob. It comes in a surprising array of varieties …

Friends and Neighbors

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Amherst Claire R. Thibodeau was named to the spring semester dean’s list for the spring at Alfred University in Alfred, New York. She is a senior in the School of Art and Design. A graduate of Amherst Regional High School, Thibodeau is the daughter of Paula Russell of …

Engagement: Jessica Petrus & Evan Aird

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Jessica Ashley Petrus and Evan Clay Aird announce their engagement. Evan is the son of Linda Aird of Granby and the late Thomas Aird. He is a graduate of Northampton High, class of 2000, Brown University and the …

Naming the baby

Saturday, July 25, 2015

HASTY — Artemis Indiana, daughter of Ginger Galvagni and Joshua Hasty of Pittsfield, was born July 13, 2015 at Berkshire Medical Center, Pittsfield. The maternal grandparents are Dianne and Gary Galvagni of North Hatfield. The paternal grandparents are Linda and Rodney Hasty of Pittsfield. The maternal great-grandparents are …

Engagement: Andrea Sheppard-Brick & Korey Linder

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Robert Brick and Janet Sheppard of Northampton announcement the engagement of their daughter, Andrea Sheppard-Brick, to Korey Linder, both of New Milford, Connecticut. Korey is the son of Kathleen Linder of Peekskill, New York. Andrea has received a …