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Cyclocross champion Jeremy Powers, JAM Fund to host sixth-annual ‘Grand Fundo’ cycling event

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

SOUTHAMPTON — Three-time Cyclocross National Champion Jeremy Powers and his nonprofit organization the JAM Fund will hold their sixth-annual “Grand Fundo” charity event this month, with the day-long ride raising money for the organization’s mission of supporting aspiring cyclists. The event, set for 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 25, features three cycling courses: the 38-mile Mini Fundo, the 68-mile Grand Fundo and the 88-mile Grand Hundo. The rides begin and …

Annual Crafts on the Common fundraiser in Amherst will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

AMHERST — More than 100 artisans will offer their jewelry, ceramics and furniture for sale on the Town Common Saturday as a fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampshire County. The 35th annual Amherst Crafts on the Common event will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free, and the event will run rain or shine. “Once again, we …

Public artwork in progress at Serio’s

Monday, July 6, 2015

A mural is taking shape to brighten Serio’s back-door area, and the State Street end of Center Street in Northampton as well. Serio’s manager Jaime Golec said the painting is the work of her high school friend Elisabeth Santos, who grew up in Northampton but now lives in Enfield, Connecticut. Santos says she …

’Ted 2’ falls short of expectations as ‘Jurassic World’ continues winning streak

Monday, June 29, 2015

By Saba Hamedy Los Angeles Times (TNS) LOS ANGELES - Seth MacFarlane’s comedy “Ted 2” fell short of box-office tracking expectations with a $32.9 million launch in theaters this weekend, as “Jurassic World” and “Inside Out” continued a close race for No. 1 at the box office. Universal …

‘General Hospital’ actor Geary to end role as Luke Spencer

Monday, June 29, 2015

By ALICIA RANCILIO Associated Press NEW YORK — Anthony Geary, whose character Luke Spencer’s marriage to Laura in 1981 on “General Hospital” was the biggest moment in daytime television history, will appear in his final episode next month ABC announced in May that Geary decided to leave the …

Cosby lawyer: Unsealing court records ‘terribly embarrassing’

Monday, June 29, 2015

PHILADELPHIA — A lawyer for Bill Cosby argued Friday that it would be “terribly embarrassing” for the comedian if documents from a 2005 sex-assault lawsuit were unsealed. Cosby is fighting efforts by The Associated Press to unseal motions …

Northampton Family Fourth Celebration postponed to Sunday due to heavy rain in forecast

Saturday, June 27, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — With rain in the forecast for Saturday evening, organizers of the Northampton Family Fourth Celebration and fireworks display have postponed the event to Sunday. The event will begin at 5 p.m. at Look Park Sunday, according …

Northampton Family Fourth organizers postpone celebration to Sunday at Look Park

Friday, June 26, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — With rain in the forecast for Saturday evening, organizers of the Northampton Family Fourth Celebration have decided to postpone the fifth annual event to Sunday at Look Park. The schedule remains the same with a carnival and food sales beginning at 5 p.m. The celebration also …

Engagement: William Musante & Emily Klassen

Friday, June 26, 2015

William J. and Maureen (Nolan) Musante, of Florence, announce the engagement of their son, William “Bill” Musante, to Emily Klassen, both of Alexandria, Virginia. Emily is the daughter of Richard and Nancy Klassen of St. Louis, Missouri. The …

Your Photos

Friday, June 26, 2015

Naming the baby

Friday, June 26, 2015

GRUSZKOWSKI — Zakary John, son of Michael and Mary Gruszkowski of Southampton, was born April 26, 2015 at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield. The maternal grandparents are Charles and Caroline Growhoski of Easthampton. The paternal grandparents are Walter Gruszkowski of Chesterville, Maine and Valeda Andrew of Greenfield. Zakary …

Friends and neighbors

Friday, June 26, 2015

Amherst Sarah Winter Kulp graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in sociology, Spanish from McDaniel College, Westminster, Maryland. Tori Juster, daughter of Emily Juster and granddaughter of Norton and Jeanne Juster, all of Amherst, graduated from …

Valley Bounty: Sugar Snap Peas

Friday, June 26, 2015

Sugar Snap Peas Sugar snap peas are a recent and widely successful addition to the pea family. Introduced in the late 1970s, these plump, sweet edible pod peas are a top seller for some regional seed companies and …