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CAROL LOLLIS
Kordell London,7, son of Michael London, the receiving coach of the Amherst Regional High School foot ball team, takes a turn during practice Tuesday afternoon.

Liftoff

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

A writer’s refuge: At The Mount in Lenox, Edith Wharton’s gardens have been restored to their early 20th-century splendor

Friday, August 21, 2015

Picnics on the lawn, drives along country lanes, evenings spent with intellectual friends — and gardens — were what Edith Wharton desired when she built her country retreat, The Mount, in Lenox a century ago. She was fed up with New York society’s strictures and the formality of opulent summer “cottages” in Newport, …

The Mount: The particulars

Friday, August 21, 2015

The Mount, at 2 Plunkett St. in Lenox, was the home of Edith Wharton, novelist and first woman to receive the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. It was built in 1902; Wharton lived there until 1911. The Mount is owned by Edith Wharton Restoration Inc., a non-profit cultural organization. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily from May through October Food: The Terrace Cafe …

Banding of American Kestrels in Hadley

Thursday, July 2, 2015

A project sponsored by the Kestrel Land Trust is seeking to better understand population declines affecting the birds. …

Hoe down

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Get Growing: Gardening while coping with drought

Friday, June 19, 2015

The drought is very real in California and water conservation is the newspaper headline every day. Apartment renters in some areas will now be charged for water use, a utility that used to be part of their basic …

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

CAROL LOLLIS Opening day nears …

Audubon Society reports bird sightings in western Massachusetts

Saturday, May 30, 2015

The Audubon Society has reported a variety of recent bird sightings in western Massachusetts. Four Bonaparte’s gulls, a common tern and a semipalmated plover were reported in Pittsfield. A flock of 17 short-billed dowitchers touched down briefly at …

Planting petunias

Friday, May 22, 2015

Get growing: Bear with ugly foliage while spring flowers fade

Friday, May 22, 2015

Tulips and daffodils are ending their bloom period and now their foliage becomes admittedly unsightly. Even knowledgeable gardeners are tempted to cut back the yellowing leaves. Yes, for several weeks the yellowing leaves mar the garden display — …

Your Time: Plant sale, Amherst Garden Club

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Avid gardeners arrived early last Saturday for the annual plant sale of the Garden Club of Amherst on the Town Common. They circled the tent, scoping out the plants they wanted to grab as soon as the gong …

The Robert Floyd Photo Gallery and Learning Center of Southampton presents exhihit of black and white photos

Friday, May 8, 2015

SOUTHAMPTON — The Robert Floyd Photo Gallery and Learning Center of Southampton opens an exhibit of black and white photography May 17 that will run through June 7. “Decades of Adventures in Black and White, ’40s to Present” …

Outdoor furnishings: A long way from webbed chairs

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Outdoor living spaces have come a long way from the days when “outdoor furnishings” meant a few inexpensive folding chairs around a flimsy plastic table. Today’s outdoor chairs might be wrought iron or wrought aluminum, with upholstered seats. …