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Area school lunch menus

Friday, November 27, 2015

Amherst-Pelham MONDAY: Teacher’s work day, no school TUESDAY: Baked potato bar, broccoli, spinach salad, pear, peach cup WEDNESDAY: Meatball hero, romaine salad, peach cup, Empire apple THURSDAY: Pancakes with turkey sausage, baked Tater Tots, veggie dippers, Bartlett pear, applesauce FRIDAY: Cheesy pepperoni pizza, carrot sticks, romaine salad with tomato, sliced peaches, orange Belchertown MONDAY: HS: Chicken ala king, brown rice or Tostitos corn chips, with chili, carrots, broccoli, applesauce; JB: …

Squash by the bushelsful

Friday, November 27, 2015

JERREY ROBERTS Squash by the bushelsful Rebecca Sadlowski loads winter squash into a vegetable display stand at Rooted Acres on Chmura Road in Hadley. …

Two hurt in rollover accident on Moody Bridge Road in Hadley

Thursday, November 26, 2015

HADLEY — Police responded to a rollover accident on Moody Bridge Road just before 8 p.m. Thursday. According to the Police Department’s Facebook page, the driver and passenger of a vehicle were taken to Cooley Dickinson in Northampton with minor injuries. Further information was unavailable Thursday night. …

Five Colleges Inc. appeals Hadley Planning Board denial of library annex proposed for vacant farmland

Friday, November 6, 2015

HADLEY — Five Colleges Inc. will try again to build a library annex on vacant farmland between North Maple Street and Rocky Hill Road, this time through the courts. The organization filed an appeal of an October Planning Board decision to deny it the right to build a …

Upcoming events for senior citizens

Friday, October 30, 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 Wednesday in observance of Veteran’s Day. AMHERST SENIOR CENTER Bangs Community Center 70 Boltwood Walk …


Friday, November 6, 2015

CAROL LOLLIS Peelfest Jane Sicks, above left, Doris Newton, Joanne Ball and Elizabeth Bell prepare apples for pies being made for the Fall Craft Fair Saturday at the Wesley United Methodist Church, 98 North Maple St., Hadley. Besides …

Heading outdoors

Friday, September 4, 2015

∎ Looking for Migrating Ducks, Geese, and Grebes — Broad Brook Coalition sponsors a walk with Bob Zimmerman and David Pritchard Saturday, 8 a.m., Fitzgerald Lake, Northampton. North Farms Road entrance. 268-3668, broadbrookcoalition.org ∎Woods Walk — Franklin Land Trust sponsors field walk at 455 Bug Hill Road, Ashfield Saturday, …

volunteer Opportunities

Friday, November 6, 2015

free medical clinic of the amherst survival center — Assist volunteer physicians and nurses with providing basic medical care in a walk-in clinic. The Amherst Survival Center Free Medical Clinic is seeking to expand its team of volunteer physicians, nurses and medical assistants during clinic hours on Mondays, …

School lunch menus

Friday, November 6, 2015

Amherst-Pelham MONDAY: Popcorn chicken, mashed potatoes, corn, pineapple cup, apple TUESDAY: Shepherd’s pie, peas, cauliflower, green grapes WEDNESDAY: Veteran’s Day no school THURSDAY: Beef burger, cheeseburger, vegetarian baked beans, carrot sticks, diced pears, orange FRIDAY: Cheese pizza, spinach salad, carrot sticks, applesauce, apple Belchertown MONDAY: HS: Chicken nuggets, …

Keeping Tabs on the Arts: Reception today at Gallery A3 and other arts happenings this week in the Valley

Friday, November 6, 2015

Nothing wasted “Nothing is wasted in nature or in love,” an art exhibit, will open with a reception Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. and will remain on view through Nov. 28 at Gallery A3 at 28 Amity …

Tiny house owner in Hadley plans to take her case to Zoning Board of Appeals

Thursday, November 5, 2015

HADLEY — As Sarah Hastings plans to meet with local boards to see if zoning regulations can be changed to accommodate her “tiny house” on a homeowner’s East Street property, local and state officials say they are reviewing …

After backups, Department of Transportation monitoring traffic impacts of Interstate 91 sign replacement project

Thursday, November 5, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — As more new signs are being installed on Interstate 91 in the area of Exit 20, the state Department of Transportation is pledging to pay closer attention to potential traffic jams after an extensive backup for westbound Route 9 vehicles occurred Wednesday morning. “We will keep …

WMass boys soccer: Opportunistic John Earle powers Hopkins Academy past Renaissance in D4 first round

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Hadley — John Earle’s propensity to follow shots paid off for the Hopkins Academy boys soccer team Wednesday. The sophomore scored twice on rebounds in a 3-1 victory over the No. 9 seed Renaissance in the Division 4 Western Massachusetts Tournament. “I just try to work my hardest,” …