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Upcoming events at local senior centers

Friday, October 31, 2014

All of the senior centers listed below have a full slate of weekly activities that are listed on their websites. Following is a sampling of what they offer. AMHERST SENIOR CENTER Bangs Community Center 70 Boltwood Walk 259-3060 HEALTH SERVICES — Monday, 1:30 p.m. Blood Pressure Clinic —Tuesday , 9 to 10 a.m. FREE BREAD — Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP — For caregivers of seniors with dementia Jan. …

Area volunteer opportunities

Friday, December 19, 2014

volunteer drivers — American Cancer Society’s Road to Recovery program is in need of volunteers from Hampshire, Franklin and Hampden counties to drive local cancer patients to and from their chemotherapy and /or radiation treatments. Volunteers use their own vehicles and set their own schedules. Treatment appointments take place weekdays, primarily during business hours. Michele Dilley, 508-270-4644 or michele.dilley@cancer.org northampton first night — …

School lunch menus

Friday, December 19, 2014

Amherst-Pelham MONDAY: Mozzarella sticks, golden baked potato wedges, carrot sticks, spinach and tomato salad, fresh orange, strawberry cup TUESDAY: Pasta with chicken meatballs and sauce, green beans, garden salad, apple, pineapple cup, carrot sticks, Easthampton MONDAY: HS: Chicken tenders, spicy or plain, brown rice, tossed salad; WBMS: Creamy mashed potatoes, chicken tenders, corn, homemade chicken gravy; ELEM: Popcorn chicken, mashed potato, peas and …

Area briefs

Friday, December 5, 2014

South Hadley CANDIDATES WANTED: Nomination papers for the town election April 7 will be available starting Monday. The following offices will appear on the ballot: moderator, one year; Select Board, two seats for three-year terms; School Committee, two seats for three-year terms; Board of Assessors, one seat for …

Area charter schools accept applications for enrollment

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Area charter schools are now accepting applications for the 2015-2016 school year. The Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Public Charter School in South Hadley, Hilltown Cooperative Charter Public School in Easthampton, Pioneer Valley Chinese Immersion Charter School in Hadley and Paulo Freire Social Justice Charter School in Holyoke are …

Mount Holyoke President Lynn Pasquerella to announce plan for more women in sciences at second college summit in Washington

Thursday, December 4, 2014

SOUTH HADLEY — Mount Holyoke College President Lynn Pasquerella will announce a plan to get more women into the sciences when she joins President Obama and more than 400 fellow college leaders at the second College Opportunity Day …

Wednesday’s colleges: UMass falls to Harvard in women’s basketball

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Kim Pierre-Louis had 19 points and nine rebounds but the UMass women’s basketball team fell 75-62 to Harvard, Wednesday at the Mullins Center. Rashida Timbilla and Maggie Mulligan each had 10 points in the loss. Albertus Magnus 75, Mount Holyoke 65 — Amber Legare (14 rebounds) and Yvonne …

Area business briefs

Monday, December 1, 2014

New Northampton marketing agency NORTHAMPTON — Colacino Communications is a new communications agency which offers business and marketing plans; social media and public relations strategies; brochure, website, and business writing; and award and grant applications. Owner Rachael Colacino …

Chicopee Comp zips past South Hadley, 31-6

Saturday, November 29, 2014

CHICOPEE — The South Hadley and Chicopee Comp football teams each had a chance to earn a share of the Suburban League title with a victory in their belated Thanksgiving Day rivalry Saturday. Behind the arm and legs of quarterback Michael Whitsett, it was the Colts who took …

Update: Snow sacks Thanksgiving Day high school football schedule

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Thanksgiving Day meals will taste a little different this year. Inclement weather postponed five high school football games on Thursday. The games will be played either Friday or Saturday with turkey day leftovers for post-game feasts. The Battle …

A literary debut with clout: Mount Holyoke College history grad draws on her degree to pen acclaimed novel

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

When Katy Simpson Smith finished her studies at Mount Holyoke College at the end of 2005, she figured she had her career plan mapped out: She’d take her degree in early American history straight to graduate school and …

Belchertown, Frontier Regional, South Hadley aim to snap Thanksgiving losing streaks

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The Belchertown, Frontier Regional and South Hadley football teams will all have something in common on Thanksgiving — and it’s not likely poor field conditions. The three squads will all look to snap turkey day losing streaks. “If the kids can’t get up for this game, they should …

Health briefs: A listing of area programs, suppport groups

Monday, November 24, 2014

For a full list of upcoming health events visit www.gazettenet.com/living/health/ PHYSICAL WELL-BEING Falls Prevention — The Strength in Numbers six-week class on Falls Prevention, sponsored by Cooley Dickinson VNA & Hospice, is on now available on area cable TV networks. It will be aired on Northampton Cable TV, …