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Friday, July 18, 2014

special olympics — American International College Lions Club seeking volunteers to help with Special Olympics Sat., Aug. 9, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Bocce Court of Nonotuck Park, Easthampton. Follow this link to register: http://soma.vsyshost.com/vsys/app/SXQP6XKN30A8XWX6 hospice volunteer training — Cooley Dickinson VNA & Hospice holds 20-hour training program to prepare volunteers to play a role with patients and their families in their homes, assisted living or nursing home settings. Serving … 0

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. … 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

Coming Up

Friday, February 28, 2014

NORTHAMPTON SENIOR CENTER — ARTIST RECEPTION — A reception welcoming Izudin Lelic, the artist for March at the Senior Center, will be held March 5 at 7 p.m. in the Activity Room. Izudin’s photographs are on view through the month, from 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Izudin … 0

Division 4 girls basketball: Hopkins Academy rallies past Holyoke Catholic, 38-36

Thursday, February 27, 2014

CHICOPEE — Madi Stevens scored the game winner as the sixth-seeded Hopkins Academy girls basketball team rallied to beat No. 3 Holyoke Catholic 38-36, at Chicopee Comprehensive Thursday night. Playing for a spot in the semifinals of the Western Massachusetts Division 4 Tournament, the game was deadlocked at … 0

Dalbert Rodriguez, formerly of Amherst, pleads guilty to 11 pharmacy robberies after arrest in Easthampton

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

A former Amherst man who was arrested in Easthampton pleaded guilty last week in U.S. District Court in Hartford, Conn., to being involved in 11 pharmacy robberies in three states. Dalbert Rodriguez, 30, who lived at 8 Edgehill … 0

Division 4 girls basketball: Holyoke Catholic overcomes nerves, beats Franklin Tech 36-34

Monday, February 24, 2014

HOLYOKE — Nerves were in the air on both sides of Monday’s tipoff at Holyoke Community College in the first round the Western Massachusetts Division 4 Girls Basketball Tournament. Third-seeded Holyoke Catholic hadn’t earned a postseason home game … 0

Brianna Weltlich of Southampton to represent area at state Distinguished Young Women competition in Holyoke Saturday

Thursday, February 20, 2014

HOLYOKE — For the first time in eight years, the statewide Distinguished Young Women competition is coming to western Massachusetts. If there is such a thing as the home-team advantage in this contest, that gives it to Brianna … 0

State transportation secretary hopeful for expanded service when high-speed rail begins next year

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

HOLYOKE — The state’s transportation chief sent a hopeful signal — but made no promises — Tuesday about the possibility of increasing the number of daily Amtrak shuttles between Springfield and Greenfield when new high-speed passenger rail service … 0

Second suspect arrested in 2013 beating of Holyoke store owner

Sunday, February 16, 2014

HOLYOKE — Holyoke detectives on Saturday arrested a suspect wanted in connection with the brutal assault and stabbing of a store owner in that city last year. Alfredo Aldeco, 27, of Holyoke was arrested during a traffic stop … 1

Heading Outdoors

Friday, February 14, 2014

∎   Tennis for Seniors — Takes place Fridays, from 8:30 to 10 a.m., Bay Road Tennis Club, Hampshire College, West Street. (Route 116), Amherst. All abilities welcome. Call 559-5785 to sign up. ∎   Winter Animal Tracking Workshop — Earthwork Programs sponsors tracking program in Conway on … 0

Gail Peterson of Athol dies in two-car collision on Route 2

Thursday, February 13, 2014

ATHOL ­— An Athol woman was killed and a Holyoke man was seriously injured in a two-car crash Wednesday night on Route 2. Gail Peterson, 65, of Athol apparently lost control of her 1998 Dodge Stratus at 10:22 p.m., while traveling east, according to State Police. Her car … 0

Resources abundant in region for aspiring entrepreneurs

Monday, February 10, 2014

Starting your own business can be a life-changing endeavor that brings great rewards. Without the right help, it also brings great personal and financial risks. Fortunately, for fledgling entrepreneurs in the Valley, an array of programs and services … 0