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RECORDER FILE PHOTO Karen Wendler and Debran Brocklesby, staff at the World Eye Bookshop in Greenfield, talk recently about opening a new store in Florence. PAUL FRANZ (2012)

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 Florence in space near the thriving Cup … 1

Friendly’s restaurant closes on King Street in Northampton

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — What was for many people a nostalgic downtown fixture has closed its doors. The Friendly’s restaurant at 63 King St. closed Monday, according to a statement by the chain’s corporate headquarters in Wilbraham. GLG Corporation owned by Gary L. Glenn of Granby operated the restaurant which has been on King Street … 1

Christopher Zingle identified as sex offender living in Florence

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Police have issued a notice of a Level 3 sex offender living in Florence. Christopher Adam Zingle, 31, of 17 North Maple St., was convicted of three counts of indecent assault and battery on a child under 14 in 2002. Zingle is described as a white man, 5 feet 5 inches … 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

Making News: Local banks, new owner for Easthampton Machine & Tool, nutrition grant for elders and Blue Cross honors

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Ewald named vice president and financial reporting manager at Hampden Bank SPRINGFIELD — Arley R. Ewald of Northampton has been named vice president and financial reporting manager at Hampden Bank. In her new position, Ewald will be responsible … 0

Naming the Baby

Friday, April 4, 2014

BALKUS — Liam Thomas, son of Thomas Balkus and Lindsay Rhoades, of Holyoke, was born March 15 at The Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton. The maternal grandparents are John and Lisa Rhoades of Florence. The paternal grandparents are Joan and Robert Tremblay of St. Cloud, Fla., and Thomas … 0

Friends & Neighbors

Friday, April 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 Alex R. Karpinski, a senior majoring in political science at the University of Rochester, was named … 0

Naming the Baby

Friday, March 28, 2014

ARCARO MEYER — Frances (Frankie) Jo, daughter of Alexis Arcaro and Nick Meyer, of Florence, was born March 20 at home. The maternal grandparents are Jan and Vincent Arcaro of Toluca Lake, Calif. The paternal grandparents are Florence Meleo-Meyer of Shelburne and the late Chuck Meyer, formerly of … 0

A meet-and-greet at Florence Savings Bank

Friday, March 14, 2014

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Naming the baby

Friday, February 28, 2014

ANDRIKIDIS — Izabella Jo, daughter of Philip Andrikidis and Shelagh Payant, of Florence, was born Dec. 7 at Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton. The maternal grandparents are Marcia and David Payant of Greenfield. The paternal grandparents are George and Mary Cay Andrikidis of Florence. The maternal great-grandparents are … 0

Adopt-a-Pet Day at Florence Savings Bank

Friday, February 28, 2014

Florence Savings Bank will host its sixth annual Adopt-a-Pet Day for the Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society on March 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the bank’s main office lobby at 85 Main St., in Florence. … 0

Veterans Voice

Friday, February 28, 2014

Calling the roll Following is a list of local veterans whose obituaries appeared in the Gazette between Jan. 31 and Feb. 27. The information given here about their service is what was provided in each obituary. Arthur W. Mackey, 93, Northampton, d. Jan. 28; was a World War … 0

Ken Maiuri’s Clubland: Embracing the number 13 — new music lounge opens in Florence

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

It’s odd being inside a nightclub during the day, but that’s where I’m chatting with John St. Onge as bright sun streams through an open window across our burnt-orange booth. The super-shine on this warm, late-winter afternoon is … 0