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Work has begun on an expansion of the Log Cabin's wedding venue offerings, with the Upper Vista, an outdoor patio area with expansive views from Mount Tom.

Log Cabin breaks ground on new wedding venue

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Holyoke — The Log Cabin, a long-running outdoor wedding venue with panoramic mountain views from its Mount Tom location, has begun work on an addition. The business is expanding its outdoor facilities on the uppermost clearing above its outdoor patio, and this week, workers broke ground on what is being called Upper Vista. “We are offering couples something very unique,” … 0

Heading Outdoors

Friday, July 4, 2014

Items for Heading Outdoors may be emailed to calendar@gazettenet.com, faxed to 585-5299, or mailed to the Daily Hampshire Gazette at 115 Conz St., Northampton, Ma. 01060. ∎∎ Accessible Kayaking — Stavros Outdoor Access holds adaptive kayaking program for people with disabilities, their families and friends on July 7, 14 and 21, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., DAR State Forest, Route 112, Goshen. Preregistration … 0

Hobby Lobby shoppers in Holyoke: Birth control decisions should be left to the individual, not her employer

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

HOLYOKE — Though it looked like business as usual Tuesday at the Hobby Lobby in the Holyoke Mall, shoppers expressed disappointment over the previous day’s Supreme Court decision involving the national arts and crafts supply store. Monday’s 5-4 decision in Burwell vs. Hobby Lobby gave “closely held” companies with religious objections to some forms of birth control an exemption from the part of … 0

Medical emergency caused Holyoke crash in which elderly man died

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

HOLYOKE (AP) — Police say a medical emergency was apparently the cause of a crash in Holyoke that took the life of an elderly man. A man in his 80s died in the single-vehicle crash on Route 141 at about 7:45 p.m. Monday. His name was not immediately … 0

Grand jury indicts two for allegedly misleading police, perjury during investigation of alleged attack at Westhampton house party

Monday, June 30, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Two new indictments were handed down by a Hampshire County grand jury last week in connection with an alleged attack against a Holyoke man during a Westhampton house party in May. Raymond Zachary Paquette, 21, of Westhampton was indicted on two counts of misleading police after … 1

Man stunned, arrested following high-speed chase through Northampton, Holyoke, Westfield

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

WESTFIELD — A man was arrested on Southampton Road in Westfield Wednesday evening, surrounded by Holyoke and Westfield Police and a State Police helicopter, after leading officers on a high-speed chase through three cities. Holyoke Police Sgt. Kevin … 0

Advance Bookings

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Avril Lavigne — Sat., June 28, 8 p.m., Foxwoods. $37.50-$57.50 foxwoods.com Earth, Wind & Fire — Mon., July 7, 7 p.m., Mohegan Sun. $45.50. mohegansun.com Katy Perry — Mon., July 7, 7 p.m., Mohegan Sun. $100.50, $150.50. mohegansun.com … 0

Survey seeks reaction to pilot bicycle-sharing program considered by Pioneer Valley Planning Commission

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

A pilot bicycle-sharing program being considered by the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission and a regional Bike Share Advisory Committee is seeking reaction from the community. A survey is being publicized by members of the advisory committee, which includes Northampton, Amherst, Holyoke and Springfield. Other members include the University … 0

Eric Suher buys building housing Diva’s Nightclub, Pleasant Street Car Wash in Northampton

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — City business magnate Eric Suher has purchased the property at 480-492 Pleasant St., home of Diva’s Nightclub and Pleasant Street Car Wash, for $1.55 million from Matthew Pitoniak and Edmund Kamansky of Northampton. The multilevel building … 0

Mt. Tom coal plant to close in October; environmentalists celebrate

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Environmentalists are celebrating word that the Valley’s coal-fired power plant, a “dirty dozen” energy producer that received a $55 million upgrade just years ago, will close this October. But the news means the end of 28 jobs at … 5

Surprise theme of graduation at Holyoke Community College

Saturday, May 31, 2014

SPRINGFIELD — Surprise was the theme during the 67th commencement ceremony for Holyoke Community College which was held at the MassMutual Center Saturday morning. Degrees were given to 1,078 graduates. James M. Knapp, a professor of biology at … 0

'Did everything go right?' Families that hired Ryder question past services

Friday, May 30, 2014

SOUTH HADLEY — When Roger Beauregard’s wife Victoria died in March, he asked that she be cremated along with a pair of teddy bears that brought her comfort in her last stages of Alzheimer’s disease. Now, allegations of improper conduct lodged by the state against Ryder Funeral Home, … 0

Annual Treehouse Foundation conference on foster care Friday at Holyoke Community College

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

The Treehouse Foundation will hold its fifth annual Re-Envisioning Foster Care in America conference at Holyoke Community College from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday with speakers from around the country. The conference in the Kittredge Center, which is open to the public, will bring together people involved … 0