Daily Hampshire Gazette - Established 1786
Sunny
69°
Sunny
Hi 83° | Lo 55°

Living

The headstone of jazz great Miles Davis rests at Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx section of New York, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. In order to meet demands of Davis' fans who wish to be buried near him, the cemetery opened up additional burial plots behind his grave in 2014. Almost all the plots have already been sold. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Jazz fans look to spend eternity with greats

Thursday, July 10, 2014

NEW YORK — Some jazz fans are devoted to the very end. At The Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx, so many jazz enthusiasts want to be buried near the graves of such greats as Miles Davis and Duke Ellington that the cemetery is developing new plots to meet the demand. The cemetery is building about 2,275 new burial plots between … 0

Eileen Ford, founder of model agency, dies at 92

Thursday, July 10, 2014

NEW YORK — Modeling agency founder Eileen Ford, who shaped a generation’s standards of beauty as she built an empire and launched the careers of Candice Bergen, Lauren Hutton, Jane Fonda and countless others, has died. She was 92 and died Wednesday, according to Arielle Baran, a spokeswoman for Derris & Co., which … 0

‘I’ve got the perfect place for it’ How a rocky landscape became a splendid arboretum with sweeping lawns, koi pond, waterfalls, more; Belchertown Garden Tour July 12

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Many Belchertown landscapes feature huge boulders and stone walls made from the rocks found on the property. They create a challenge in creating a harmonious garden. Stephanie and Chris Frank have succeeded with unusual specimen trees and shrubs nestled against the boulders with sweeping lawns edged with wide perennial borders. Their garden will … 0

Style Stop: Vanessa Brewster is ‘30, flirty and free’

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Vanessa Brewster, of Northampton, was crossing the street downtown with a friend when her bright, summery outfit caught the Style Stop team’s attention. nnn Where to?: I’m going out to breakfast with my lady friend. Today’s outfit: I … 0

your time Family Fourth Celebration at Look Park, Northampton

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Clear blue skies and bright sun made for perfect weather and a welcoming mood at the Family Fourth celebration, June 28 at Look Park in Northampton. Grown-ups socialized while kids enjoyed games, jumped in a bounce house, and … 0

War hero Zamperini dies at 97, lived ‘unimaginable drama’

Thursday, July 3, 2014

LOS ANGELES — Seventy years ago, the world was convinced that Louis Zamperini was dead. There had been no word of the track star and former Olympian since his World War II bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean. … 0

Get Growing tips from Master Gardener Cheryl Wilson: Laburnum walk

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Among the delights of our recent English garden trip were, of course, the guided garden tours. At Barnsley House in Gloucestershire, head gardener Richard Gatenby shared his memories of the late Rosemary Verey who designed the extensive gardens. … 0

Thursday, July 3, 2014

◄ ​NORTHAMPTON​ — The best nature has to offer is visible from every window of this rustic, yet elegant, Cape. a 1.5-acre pond and streams are nestled amongst rocky outcroppings, woodlands and trails. The home features an open … 0

Living in a small space requires creativity and multifunctional furniture

Thursday, July 3, 2014

For many young people, a first apartment might be a cramped studio or just a bedroom in a shared living arrangement. Juggling that room’s living, dining and sleeping spaces requires creativity. Take Meg Volk, a New York-based producer … 0

Tips to weigh before closing in on a fence

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Top-rated fencing pros tell our team that, based on the average price for material type, and a typical fence length of 200 linear feet, here’s what you could spend: • $2,600 for chain-link, at $13 a foot • $3,200 for wood, at $16 a foot • $6,000 for … 0

Herbs top off the summer’s produce

Thursday, July 3, 2014

This is the best time of year for people who love food because fresh corn, tomatoes, green beans, squash, blueberries, watermelon and cantaloupe are plentiful. They’re delicious by themselves, but they can taste even better with a sprinkle … 0

‘McHale’s Navy’ star Hastings dies at age 89

Thursday, July 3, 2014

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An actor best known from the 1960s sitcom “McHale’s Navy,” has died. Bob Hastings was 89. Allison Knowles says her grandfather died Monday in his Burbank, California, home after a lengthy battle with prostate … 0

Jewel divorcing husband after 16-year relationship

Thursday, July 3, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — Singer Jewel and her husband are divorcing after a 16-year relationship. The 40-year-old writes in a letter posted on her website that she and Ty Murray want their separation “to be nothing less loving … 0