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PHOTO COURTESY OF UMASS FINE ARTS CENTER
Grace Kelly

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. Here are some bright highlights. ∎ Saxophonist Grace Kelly was scheduled to perform in the Valley back in February, but a snowstorm canceled those plans. Now that it’s the complete opposite of winter out there, Kelly returns with her quintet to play a show at the Fine Arts Center Concert Hall at the University of Massachusetts Friday at 8 p.m. The 22-year-old Kelly put out her first … 0

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 in Hartford, Conn., with a bachelor’s degree in neuroscience. Charles Turner was named to the … 0

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 aging structure. The work is far from done, but owners Robert and April Gougeon say … 2

Angelo Joseph Hensley identified as sex offender in Florence

Thursday, May 8, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Police have issued a notice about a Level 3 sex offender living in Florence. Angelo Joseph Hensley, 33, of 29 North Maple St. was convicted of dissemination of harmful material to minors in 2004. Hensley is … 0

Friends & Neighbors

Monday, May 5, 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. Belchertown Nicole Riel, a member of Assumption College’s class of 2015, was named an Augustine Scholar as … 0

City authorities and state Department of Environmental Protection investigate apparent oil leak near Mill River inlet

Friday, May 2, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Authorities are investigating the cause of an apparent gear oil leak discovered near an inlet to the Mill River at the intersection of Pine and Nonotuck streets in Florence on Friday night. Northampton Deputy Fire Chief Timothy McQueston said there is no hazard to public health … 0

Heading Outdoors

Friday, May 2, 2014

■ Spring Sprint — Amherst Education Foundation hosts 4th annual 5K walk/run and 1-mile fun run to benefit Amherst-area public schools, May 3, 10 a.m., beginning and ending at Wildwood Elementary, 71 Strong St., Amherst. Registration starting 9 a.m. For more information go to amhersteducationfoundation.org ■ ∎ Birding By Ear: Quabbin … 0

Naming the Baby

Friday, May 2, 2014

CLARK — Jesse Preston Clark V, son of Emily and Jesse Clark, of Windsor, was born March 20 at Cooley Dickinson Hospital, Northampton. The maternal grandparents are Karl and Colleen Wickland of Chesterfield. The paternal grandparents are Preston and Susan Clark of Jaffrey, New Hampshire. The maternal great-grandmother … 0

Around Florence: Second ‘Night Out’ kicks off spring season, fireworks back from the brink, and a summer’s worth of ‘Music on the Porch’

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

The “Florenaissance” continues this week with the second Florence Night Out arts event Thursday. Last year’s inaugural event was held in September and drew about 600 people according to organizers. Riding a wave a positive feedback and a … 0

Naming the Baby

Friday, April 25, 2014

NELSON — Zachary James, son of Amy (Fabig-Roosa) Nelson and Kenneth Nelson, of Portland, Maine, was born March 14 in Maine Medical Center, Portland. The maternal grandparents are Diane Fabig and Doug Roosa of Florence. The paternal grandparents are Norah and James Nelson of Downer’s Grove, Ill. The … 0

Memories, dedication bring organizers to Relay For Life

Friday, April 25, 2014

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the fourth in a series of guest articles that explains aspects of Relay For Life of Hampshire County. a yearly American Cancer Society fundraiser. This year’s Relay will be June 13-14 at Look Memorial … 0

Clay shapers: Studios along the Asparagus Valley Pottery Trail open for 10th annual event

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The earthy smell of fresh clay. The warm glow emanating from a kiln. Doors to working studios thrown open to the public. It’s that time of year again. The Asparagus Valley Pottery Trail, a self-guided driving tour of … 0

FRIENDS & NEIGHBORS

Friday, April 18, 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 David Julien was named to the … 0