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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

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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. …