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Weekend Planner — Kids: February Fiesta at Florence Community Center

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

What’s new with Mr. G, the Whately-based, nationally known, bilingual kid’s music star? He’s just won a Latin Grammy Award for mejor album de musica Latina para ninos — Best Latin Children’s Album — the latest in a string of kudos that includes two Parents’ Choice Gold Awards and critical acclaim from People magazine, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe and The Los Angeles Times. On Saturday, Mr. G — whose name was conferred on him by students at the Smith College Campus School when he served as an assistant teacher there — will be singing songs from this award-winning album, “Los Animales,” at Sunnyside …

Four vehicle break-ins reported in Florence, with papers taken from glove compartments

Thursday, January 28, 2016

NORTHAMPTON — While nothing was missing from four vehicles parked in Florence Wednesday morning, the owners of the vehicles noticed something clearly amiss. Police are investigating break-ins to the four vehicles overnight Tuesday. Their glove compartments were opened and papers were thrown around inside the vehicles. One of the vehicles was parked on Spring Street, another on Locust Street and two on Corticelli …

Will Lombardi of Hatfield pleads not guilty to setting fire on porch of a home in Florence

Friday, January 22, 2016

NORTHAMPTON — As he made the rounds at his Florence home early Christmas morning, turning out lights and checking doors in the hour after midnight, Martin Sexton saw an orange glow on his front porch. He quickly realized that a small box was on fire just a few feet from his front door …

Area business briefs

Monday, November 30, 2015

Florence Bank hosts calendar artist FLORENCE — Florence Bank invites the public to meet artist/photographer Ellen Augarten at a reception from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Friday at the bank’s main branch at 85 Main St. Augarten is a …

Photos: Florence Christmas Parade

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Anniversary: Alice Marie and Phillip Kelley of Florence celebrate 60th wedding anniversary

Friday, November 20, 2015

Alice Marie (Latham) Kelley and Phillip R. Kelley, of Florence, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with family. The Kelley’s were married Nov. 11, 1955. Alice is a Northampton High School graduate, a devoted wife and mother who for …

Weekend Planner — Music: Fall concert series at Florence Congregational Church benefits SafePassage

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

“Please help us spread the word” entreats Rebecca Finkler, community outreach director for Florence Congregational Church. OK — the word is that the church is hosting a fall concert series to benefit SafePassage of Northampton, which provides support …


Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Florence woman denies 17 charges resulting from allegedly posing as nurse and stealing prescription drugs

Thursday, November 12, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — A 30-year-old Florence woman accused of posing as a nurse and stealing prescription drugs and personal belongings from three elderly people in her care last year pleaded not guilty Thursday to 17 charges in Hampshire Superior Court. Ann L. Fisher of Acrebrook Drive faces three counts …

Friends and neighbors

Friday, November 6, 2015

Easthampton Emily Dyer has received a Scholarship America Dollars for Scholars® 2015 Student Volunteer Award, as well as a local scholarship from Easthampton Dollars for Scholars. Emily will receive $1,000 for the 2015-2016 academic year. Florence Ella S. McDonald enrolled at Colby College in Waterville, Maine, this fall. …

‘Happy Hour’: Former Florence resident transforms win in short story contest into theatrical hit

Friday, November 6, 2015

Five years ago, George Eastman had a 110-page script and a vision. Today, he is the proud author of a play that’s been selling out its debut performances at a professional theater in California. “Happy Hour,” which is …

Ken Maiuri’s Clubland: Mary Witt and the O-Tones release new album

Friday, November 6, 2015

Mary Witt, with and without her bass guitar, has been busy in the Valley music community for nearly 25 years, playing with her group The O-Tones — but not in the usual bars and clubs. The O-Tones specialize …

Business briefs

Monday, November 2, 2015

Truswell elected vice president of board NORTHAMPTON — Dr. William H. Truswell has been elected vice president of the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Truswell practices facial plastic surgery in Northampton, and is chairman of …