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Wednesday’s high schools: Katie Yagodzinski powers Smith Academy to win over Gateway

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Katie Yagodzinski scored 15 of her 20 points in the first half to help Smith Academy cruise to a 42-25 win over Gateway in Hatfield on Wednesday. Yagodzinski added seven rebounds, three steals and a block. Mary Whalen recorded her first double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Falcons (1-1). Hannah Rickert (four points) had 10 rebounds and five steals in the win. Jessie Walton led the Gators …

Wednesday’s high school wrestling: Hampshire pins Granby in dual-meet opener

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The Hampshire Regional wrestling team opened its dual-meet season with a take down of Granby, 39-36, in Westhampton on Wednesday Six Raiders earned pins on the night. DJ Willard (132 pounds), Brendan Weir (138) and Jacob Gray (152) each took down their opponent in less than 2 minutes. Nick Hoskin (145), Brandon Weyant (170) and Matt Carrer (285) also recorded pins. Nolan Hodgins …

Patrick MacWilliams remembers ‘best gift-giver’ great-grandmother Hazel Bunn with donation to Toy Fund

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

SOUTH HADLEY — Not everyone gets to become buddies with their great-grandmother. Patrick MacWilliams of 124 Silver St. is one of those lucky people. He and Hazel Bunn, his mother’s mother’s mother, had fun together and she instilled in him the importance of giving back to the community. Bunn was also a huge …

Area briefs

Friday, December 12, 2014

Amherst HOLIDAY GIFT COLLECTION: A collection of children and young adult books and family board games and puzzles at the Amherst Survival Center continues through Friday. The items are needed as part of the center’s holiday gift program, which will benefit families with children up to 18 years …

Valley Views: Last call before hibernation

Friday, December 12, 2014

Last call before hibernation Plum Brook Conservation Area, Amherst Photo and text by Karen Lemoine of Amherst During my daily walks along the pond at Plum Brook Conservation Area in Amherst, I have noticed this log always has …

school lunch menus

Friday, December 12, 2014

Amherst-Pelham MONDAY: Popcorn chicken, mashed potatoes, steamed carrots, pineapple cup, fresh apple TUESDAY: Twin chicken soft tacos, black beans, fresh apple, romaine lettuce, sliced peaches, sweet red pepper strips WEDNESDAY: Hot dog, sweet potato puffs, applesauce, spinach and tomato salad, banana THURSDAY: Roast turkey breast with gravy, peas, …

friends & neighbors

Friday, December 12, 2014

Amherst Sasha Lansky, a 2010 graduate of Amherst High School, was honored by the Association for Africanist Anthropology for her college thesis: “My Brother Before Me: The Role and Experience of Local Humanitarian Aid Workers In Eastern Cameroon.” The essay was based on Lansky’s field work in Cameroon …

Upcoming events at local senior centers

Friday, October 31, 2014

AMHERST SENIOR CENTER Bangs Community Center 70 Boltwood Walk 259-3060 GENTLE FITNESS — Monday, 11 to 11:30 a.m. SHINE — Health insurance assistance by appointment Monday, 1 to 4 p.m. Blood Pressure Clinic —Tuesday , 9 to 10 a.m. FREE BREAD — Wednesday, 9:30 a.m., boxes of food, …

Volunteer opportunities

Friday, December 12, 2014

northampton first night — Volunteers needed to help out with Northampton First Night — celebrate and participate at the same time. Log on to www.firstnightnorthampton.org and click on the “volunteer” tab. Or call 584-7327 Smith College Botanic Garden — Volunteers needed to provide tours for K-12 classes; staff …

Emma Osborne & Jason Aldrich

Friday, December 12, 2014

Emma Osborne and Jason Aldrich, both of Amherst, were married Sept. 13 at The Lord Jeffery Inn in Amherst by the Rev. Sarah Buteux. The matron of honor was Katy Hogan and the bridesmaids were Charity Delsie, Abby …

Chancellor upbraids UMass Faculty Senate for continued debate over football upgrade

Thursday, December 11, 2014

AMHERST — Thursday’s meeting was a blow to the cause of any University of Massachusetts Amherst Faculty Senate members who hoped to convince Chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy to join their opposition to the upgrade to Bowl Subdivision football. Subbaswamy appeared irritated at times when several senators again began …

Local colleges: Amherst men’s basketball drops second in a row

Thursday, December 11, 2014

The second-ranked Amherst College men’s basketball team suffered its second straight home loss Thursday night, falling to Babson 68-49. Four Jeffs scored in double figures. David George had team highs with 12 points and 12 rebounds, while Jayde Dawson, Johnny McCarthy and Connor Green each added 10 points. …

Campaign for moose as new mascot at Amherst College reaches Frost Library, Johnson Chapel

Thursday, December 11, 2014

AMHERST — In the seven months since an 800-pound female moose visited Amherst College and toured the president’s house property, a vigorous campaign by students has sought to have the animal replace Lord Jeffery Amherst as the college’s mascot. Posters advancing the cause are stapled to bulletin boards …