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Area school lunch menus

Friday, October 9, 2015

Amherst-Pelham TUESDAY: Shepherd’s pie, peas, orange, sweet red pepper strips, green grapes WEDNESDAY: Hot dog, sweet potato puffs, carrot sticks, applesauce, spinach and tomato salad, banana THURSDAY: Beef burger, cheeseburger, vegetarian baked beans, carrot sticks, pears, orange FRIDAY: Cheese pizza, spinach salad, carrot sticks, applesauce, apple Belchertown TUESDAY: HS: Macaroni and cheese, carrots, green beans, mixed fruit, mini chocolate chip cookie or taco bar; JB; Chicken nuggets, or macaroni and …

coming up

Friday, October 9, 2015

All of the senior centers listed below have a full slate of weekly activities that are detailed on their websites. Following is a sampling of what they offer. The centers will be closed on Monday for the Columbus Day holiday. AMHERST SENIOR CENTER Bangs Community Center 70 Boltwood Walk 259-3060 MASSAGE — Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Licensed Massage Therapist, Talya Solomon, …

Volunteer opportunities

Friday, October 9, 2015

gaylord library — South Hadley library looking for a friendly person who can volunteer on the first Friday of each month from 12:30 to 2:45 p.m. at the library’s circulation desk. Basic computer skills needed; training provided. 538-5047 or shgaylord@gmail.com Botanic Garden of Smith College — Volunteers needed to conduct tours for K-12 classes, staff the reception desk on weekends, help with developing …

Heading outdoors

Friday, September 4, 2015

 Pioneer Valley Women’s Running Club — Weekly runs for women of all ages and abilities Saturdays, 8 a.m., Forest Park, Springfield. pvwrc.org  Guided Exploration of the Fort River Nature Trail — Hitchcock Center sponsors a program with naturalist Reeve Gutsell, Sunday, 10 a.m. to noon, Silvio O. Conte …

What to Watch for: Week 5 high school football previews

Friday, October 9, 2015

Northampton at South Hadley Friday, 7 Both teams are coming off blowout wins last week and are fighting for position in the Suburban League. Joe Allard leads the Tigers (2-2, 1-1 Suburban) with seven passing touchdowns, while Nik …

Thursday’s high school girls volleyball/field hockey: Belchertown prevails in battle of unbeatens

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Two unbeaten girls volleyball teams entered Ware High School on Thursday night. Belchertown left with a 3-1 (25-17, 13-25, 25-11, 26-24) victory in non-league action. The Orioles (11-0) lost a set for just the fourth time this season, but responded with a dominant 25-11 third-set win before outlasting …

Thursday’s high school soccer: Northampton takes down defending girls state champion West Springfield

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Playing on the home field of the defending Division I state champions, Emma Tanner delivered for the Northampton High School girls soccer team Thursday night. The Blue Devils sophomore midfielder scored with 7.2 seconds left on an assist from Brigitte Goeler-Slough to beat host West Springfield, 2-1. Alex …

Thursday’s high school gymnastics/golf: Hampshire splits tri-meet with Minnechaug, Agawam

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Nick Hoskin posted a pair of top-three finishes Thursday evening for the Hampshire Regional gymnastics team, which split a tri-meet in Westhampton. Minnechaug won with 127.4 points, Hampshire had 122.075 with Agawam at 116.875. Hoskin was runner-up on …

Special Town Meeting scheduled in Hadley despite lack of working Finance Committee

Thursday, October 8, 2015

HADLEY — Officials are preparing for a special Town Meeting later this month essentially without a Finance Committee. After two members resigned last month, Selectwoman Molly Keegan confirmed Thursday that the remaining two members — chairman Howard Koski and Terry Yusko — have not been actively involved in …

Wednesday’s high schools: Connor Hamilton’s hat trick helps Frontier sink Wahconah

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Connor Hamilton played a part in four goals as the Frontier Academy boys soccer team beat Wahconah, 5-0, at Herlihy Park in Whately Wednesday. The Red Hawks’ senior midfielder scored three goals, including one in the first minute, and dished an assist to Chad Parent in the 50th …

Wednesday’s high school golf: Depth backs up Easthampton over Westfield Tech

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Strong performances at the back of the lineup helped the Easthampton golf team beat Westfield Tech, 18-6, at Pine Grove Golf Course in Northampton Wednesday. The Eagles (2-8) took 11 points over the final three matches. Austin Kuenzel won 4-0 over Bailey Lannon at the No. 4 position, …

Goodwin Memorial Library planning committee eyes expansion to Hooker School site in Hadley

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

HADLEY — The Goodwin Memorial Library Planning and Design Committee has its sights set on the former Hooker School building, which would need to be demolished or moved if either of the committee’s top two options for an …

Divided Hadley Planning Board rejects Five Colleges library annex; appeal likely

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

HADLEY — A divided Planning Board on Tuesday rejected a proposed 74,000-square-foot Five Colleges Inc. library annex on vacant farmland between North Maple Street and Rocky Hill Road. However, a building nearly twice as large might be approved if the decision is appealed in court. The board voted …