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Sunday fundraiser in Northampton to help Haydenville family battling illness

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — A fundraiser is planned Sunday to benefit a Haydenville woman recently diagnosed with a serious illness and her teenage daughter, who is struggling to support her by working a part-time job. The 3 p.m. event at the World War II Club, 50 Conz St., will raise money for Sylvia Hemminger, who was recently diagnosed with Stage 4 ovarian cancer. The fundraiser, which supplements an online GoFundMe effort, includes …

Memorial ride for the late Dorie Goldman to help introduce Holyoke children to bicycles

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

AMHERST — A Holyoke program designed to introduce children to bicycles is just the type of thing the late Dorie Goldman would have wanted to support. That’s why it’s fitting that a benefit bicycle ride next month in her memory will do just that. Goldman died in a January hiking accident Proceeds raised …

Check it out: Area health briefs

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Compiled by Debra Scherban dscherban@gazettenet.com End of life care Members of area faith communities will gather at the First Baptist Church of Amherst Saturday to discuss how clergy, lay caregivers and hospice and palliative care services work together at the end of an individual’s life. The meeting, which is open to the public, will take place from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. It …

Medication during maternity: FDA aims to dispel myths with new drug-rating system

Monday, May 18, 2015

CHICAGO — When Laura Wylie became pregnant for the second time, she confronted a vexing dilemma: Stay on the antidepressants that could have adverse effects on her developing baby or risk descending into a deep, black hole that …

Genes may thwart weight-training efforts

Monday, May 18, 2015

You’re a regular in the gym’s weight room, grunting and sweating in hopes of turning fat into muscle and maybe even losing some weight. And yet your goal eludes you. New research on women finds that some are …

Check it Out: Area health briefs

Monday, May 18, 2015

Compiled by Debra Scherban dscherban@gazettenet.com Benefits for seniors Northampton Senior Services and Senior Center has received a three-year grant for a pilot program to assist elders in acquiring benefits that will help them remain independent. The program, called Benefits Counseling, relies on community members to work one-on-one with …

Health Events: Support groups, resources

Monday, May 18, 2015

For a full list of upcoming health events visit www.gazettenet.com/living/health/ FOOD ISSUES OVEREATER’S ANONYMOUS — Every Sunday at 10 a.m. in the Pelham Library. Accessible. Beginners, Step, writing and reflection. WEIGHT LOSS — TOPS, an organization with the goal of supporting people in the struggle of weight loss, …

Fatherhood journey: For a nice surprise, leave playtime to the kids

Monday, May 18, 2015

Something is brewing in our backyard. It’s called the Potion Club. It started last summer. By autumn our yard looked like the town recycling center, after a tornado. My wife, Lori, and I informed our 5-year old Adam and 8-year old Zoe — along with their posse of …

‘Mad Men’ comes to an end

Sunday, May 17, 2015

NEW YORK — “Mad Men” will end its glorious run tonight not with a bang or a whimper, but a resolution that will ring true to the spirit of the series. That’s according to Matthew Weiner, creator of …

Cleaning up

Saturday, May 16, 2015

coming up

Saturday, May 16, 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 STORY SEMINAR — Thursday, 10 to 11 a.m., “Why Our …

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Rape Crisis Services Program at The center for women & community in Amherst — Accepting applications for its annual crisis counselor volunteer training. Training takes place Wednesdays, 5 to 8 p.m., Sept. 9 to Dec. 2. The Rape Crisis Services Program provides free confidential support services to people …

Friends and neighbors

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Amherst Elisabeth Strayer, a member of the class of 2015, received the 2015 Pray English Prize at Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine. Strayer is earning a major in English and a minor in art history. Easthampton Emily Biegner was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi …