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A Look Back

Friday, August 22, 2014

50 Years Ago ■ General Chairmen Robert J. Nolan and Richard S. Kristek today announced that tickets for the Guy Lombardo concert, sponsored by the Mr. and Mrs. Club of St. Michael’s School, are now on sale at a number of places in Northampton. Mr. Lombardo and his orchestra will give a two-hour concert at John M. Greene Hall on Sept. 20. ■ Debra H. Bara, four-year-old daughter of Mr. … 0

‘Doctor Who’ returns with a new season on BBC America

Friday, August 22, 2014

Okay, Whovians, your long wait is over. On Aug. 23, BBC America will broadcast the first episode of the new season of the classic science fiction show, “Doctor Who.” It will introduce Peter Capaldi, 56, as the latest incarnation of the Doctor. For those “Who” are new to the 50-year-old classic series, the Doctor is an alien, a Time Lord, who travels in … 0

Singer Amy Winehouse to be commemorated with statue

Friday, August 22, 2014

LONDON — Amy Winehouse is to be commemorated with a statue in the London neighborhood where she lived and worked. The late singer’s family says the statue will be unveiled in Camden Town on Sept. 14, her 31st birthday. The bronze likeness by Scott Eaton will stand in Camden’s bustling market, which draws … 0

Right at Home: Style tips for off-campus living and getting along

Friday, August 15, 2014

For college kids who move off-campus, learning to accommodate the styles and needs of housemates is good practice for life after school. Take Erica Weidrick and Caitrin Curtis, upperclassmen at the University of North Carolina, who are moving … 0

Your Place: Best laundry detergents among lowest cost, study says

Friday, August 15, 2014

Here’s something of a novelty: A recent study of laundry detergents by Consumer Reports found that some of the best stain fighters were also among the least expensive, including wallet-friendly warehouse-store brands Member’s Mark and Kirkland. In an article in its August issue, Consumer Reports said that while … 0

In the heat of summer, think of fall

Friday, August 15, 2014

Burnt out on summer? Start thinking fall — vegetables, that is. It seems like summer just started, but it’s time to begin work on the fall vegetable garden, too. Transplant seedlings for broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower and celery. Indoors, plant seeds for leaf lettuce, chard, kohlrabi and other fall … 0

Pet projects: Home designs with dogs in mind

Friday, August 15, 2014

Gayle Plessner and her husband love their dogs, but the sound of the rain on the roof of their home in Westlake Village, a planned community on the border of Los Angeles, made them lament winter, the season … 0

Mass. hospitals report more medical errors

Thursday, August 14, 2014

BOSTON (AP) — The number of medical errors reported by Massachusetts acute-care hospitals has jumped 70 percent since the state expanded the type of incidents hospitals are required to report. Hospitals reported 753 serious medical errors and other patient injuries last year to the state Public Health Department. … 0

Wife says Williams had Parkinson’s

Thursday, August 14, 2014

LOS ANGELES — Robin Williams was in the early stages of Parkinson’s disease at the time of his death, his wife said Thursday. In a statement, Susan Schneider said that Williams, 63, was struggling with depression, anxiety and … 0

Area briefs

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Easthampton ‘WHEEL OF FORTUNE’ TO AIR: A collaboration among local artists, community members and Riverside Industries Inc. in May helped a young man with developmental disabilities live out his dream of playing host Pat Sajak on “Wheel of Fortune.” Riverside Industries, which works to improve the lives of … 0

Tim Driscoll’s Barhopping: Call the doctor, stat

Thursday, August 14, 2014

One day in the late 1970s, my buddy Jeff and I were having a Bombay Martini at a bar in Northampton, when we sent out a call to friends: “Dr. Bombay come right away.” It didn’t take long … 0

Style Stop: Christoper Hamann goes with a relaxed, casual look

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Christopher Hamann was finishing up a lunch of Chinese food in front of Thornes Marketplace in Northampton on a recent sunny afternoon when the Style Stop team noticed his colorful Keith Haring shirt and bright cutoffs. Hamann, who … 0

Your Time: Northeast Organic Farming Association Summer Conference Fair, Amherst

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Hundreds gathered at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst last weekend to learn about organic growing practices, visit with exhibitors and vendors, and enjoy an old-fashioned country fair. The Northeast Organic Farming Association’s 40th annual summer conference offered … 0