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FILE PHOTO 2013: This former gas station lot at the southeast corner of Main and Maple streets in Florence has been vacant for two years. 
KEVIN GUTTING

Former gasoline station in downtown Florence demolished, making way for new brick building

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — A former gasoline station in downtown Florence met the wrecking ball Tuesday, clearing the way for a new brick building at one of the village’s most prominent sites at the corner of Main and Maple streets. Gaurang Patel, who owns Bird’s Store across the street from the site at 100 Main St. , said he is moving ahead …

Weekend planner — Music: 10th Annual Band Festival at Pines Theater in Florence

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

“Community bands are largely composed of wind and percussion instruments and are widespread across the country,” notes Alfred Barten, who plays saxophone with the Florence Community Band. “In the Valley alone there are bands in Florence, Amherst, Belchertown, South Hadley, Holyoke, Shelburne Falls, Greenfield and Montague.” Bringing those bands together for a big …

World Eye Bookshop closing store in Florence on Saturday

Thursday, August 21, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — After two years selling books on North Main Street in Florence, the World Eye Bookshop is closing Saturday, although its Greenfield store remains alive and well. Jessica Mullins, owner of Greenfield’s World Eye Bookshop, in operation for more than 45 years in that town’s downtown center, opened a second store in … 1

Ken Maiuri’s Clubland: The music scene takes a note from summer, and sizzles

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

It’s seriously summer, and the thermometer on the melting porch isn’t the only thing approaching triple digits — the concert calendar is as busy as it gets, with a dizzying number of shows happening, both indoor and outdoor. …

Friends & Neighbors

Friday, July 4, 2014

To submit an item to Friends & Neighbors, send an email to newsroom@gazettenet.com or mail your news to the Daily Hampshire Gazette, Box 299, Northampton, Ma. 01061, c/o Friends & Neighbors. Amherst Jessica Fortin graduated from Trinity College …

Tenants pleased with new owners’ investment in Florence Arts & Business Center

Monday, June 30, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Since the Florence Arts and Business Center, a hulking building at 140 Pine St. that once served as a city elementary school, changed hands a year ago, its new owners have invested about $250,000 in the … 2

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Friday, June 27, 2014

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Friends & Neighbors

Friday, June 20, 2014

To submit an item to Friends & Neighbors, send an email to newsroom@gazettenet.com or mail your news to the Daily Hampshire Gazette, Box 299, Northampton, Ma. 01061, c/o Friends & Neighbors. Amherst Jesse Coull, son of John Coull …

Friends & Neighbors

Friday, June 13, 2014

To submit an item to Friends & Neighbors, send an email to newsroom@gazettenet.com or mail your news to the Daily Hampshire Gazette, Box 299, Northampton, Ma. 01061, c/o Friends & Neighbors. Amherst Brianna Leonard, member of the class of 2017 and a sociology major, was named to the …

Relay for Life to wrap up annual fundraising event at Look Memorial Park, Florence

Friday, June 13, 2014

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the last in a series of guest articles explaining aspects of Relay For Life of Hampshire County, an annual American Cancer Society fundraiser. The two-day Relay concludes June 14 at Look Memorial Park in …

The long and the short of it: A review of last Saturday’s music at the 13th Floor Music Lounge in Florence

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

In a Valley of live venues, the 13th Floor Music Lounge in Florence is one of the newest kids on the block. Located above JJ’s Tavern, its painted logo adorns the stage wall: the “13th” in a moon, …

Friends & Neighbors

Friday, June 6, 2014

To submit an item to Friends & Neighbors, send an email to newsroom@gazettenet.com or mail your news to the Daily Hampshire Gazette, Box 299, Northampton, Ma. 01061, c/o Friends & Neighbors. Amherst Camille Lennon Devoney graduated from the University of Southern California as a Renaissance Scholar and Phi …

Northampton gets $64,800 federal grant for sprinkler system in Florence fire station

Friday, June 6, 2014

Northampton — The city has received a $64,800 to install a sprinkler system in the Florence fire station. This type of sprinkler system was not included when the station was built in 1972, but is required in newer buildings, such as the fire department headquarters, according to Fire …