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South Hadley

DAN LITTLE
NRBQ, the New Rhythm and Bues Quartet, performs Saturday during the third-annual FallsFest at Beachgrounds Park in South Hadley.

South Hadley’s arts, music festival keeps on growing

Monday, July 27, 2015

SOUTH HADLEY — Armed with a torch, pliers and sunglasses, Hugh Naggar fielded questions about his glassblowing and spinning as he melted glass with his blue flame. “Can you do almost anything?” one woman asked. Naggar, who operates a studio in Longmeadow, said yes. “A glass figure of John Lennon?” she asked. Actually, Naggar has an affinity for the Beatles …

Amherst beats Northampton to advance to Pioneer Valley Mickey Mantle Championship

Monday, July 27, 2015

The Amherst Mickey Mantle team had to play in back-to-back games to punch its ticket to the Pioneer Valley championship on Sunday. After knocking out Frontier, 12-0, Amherst beat Northampton 11-3 in the semifinals of the double elimination tournament at Deerfield Academy’s Headmaster Field. Amherst will take on Easthampton in the title game, …

South Hadley FallsFest fosters community spirit, economic development

Saturday, July 25, 2015

SOUTH HADLEY — Armed with a torch, pliers and sunglasses, Hugh Naggar fielded questions about his glassblowing and spinning as he melted glass with his blue flame. “Can you do almost anything?” one woman asked. Naggar, who operates a studio in Longmeadow, said yes. “A glass figure of John Lennon?” she asked. Actually, …

PHOTOS: South Hadley beats Frontier 8-6 in Mickey Mantle

Saturday, July 11, 2015

With the final week of Mickey Mantle approaching, South Hadley beat Frontier 8-6 at Herlihy Field in South Deerfield on Friday. Both teams are tied for fifth place with six points. South Hadley is 3-11, while Frontier is …

Softball Player of the Year: Alexis Ferris, Hampshire Regional

Friday, July 10, 2015

Alexis Ferris, pitcher, junior, Hampshire Regional Season highlights: The junior pitcher finished the season 18-4 and 209 strikeouts, with a season-high of 18 against Belchertown and hit double-digits in eight others. Ferris threw nine shutouts and allowed 30 …

Valley Views: Brown creeper

Friday, July 10, 2015

Brown Creeper Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, Combs Road, Easthampton Photograph and text by Anne E. Ely, South Hadley Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary on Combs Road in Easthampton is a great place to discover all sorts of birds and wildlife. On …

Coming up

Friday, July 10, 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. AMHERST SENIOR CENTER Bangs Community Center 70 Boltwood Walk 259-3060 LYME AND OTHER TICK-BORNE ILLNESS — Thursday, 1:30 p.m. Presented …

Volunteer opportunities

Friday, July 10, 2015

GROW FOOD NORTHAMPTON’S GIVING GARDEN TEAM — Help grow food that is donated to a local soup kitchen, or help deliver fresh organic produce to the soup kitchen, the Northampton Survival Center and the Northampton Senior Center. Email volunteer@growfoodnorthampton.com horizons for homeless children — Fun-loving, dependable people needed …

Area Volunteer Opportunities

Friday, July 10, 2015

Highland valley elder services ombudsmen — New ombudsmen needed to cover Hampshire County and Westfield facilities. Ombudsmen help ensure the quality of life for nursing and rest home residents. Volunteers are trained to assist residents with benefits, rights and entitlements guaranteed under federal, state and local laws. Three-day …

Holyoke Catholic Honor Roll

Friday, July 10, 2015

Holyoke Catholic High School Fourth Quarter BELCHERTOWN Honorable Mention Grade 9 Emily Gilbert Grade 11 Aidan Cassidy-Payson, Joseph Kervick EASTHAMPTON First Honors Kelly O’Connor GRANBY First Honors Grade 9 Aryann Mercado-Santana Grade 10 Lauren Brill, Michael Dirkes Grade 11 Nathan Laprade Grade 12 Mary Dirkes, Gabrielle Powell SOUTH …

Friends and neighbors

Friday, July 10, 2015

Amherst Parker Cowls Jones has been named to the spring semester president’s list at Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina. Jones’s major is mechanical engineering. Daniel Mendez graduated from Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, with a master’s degree in philosophy. Belchertown Zachery Smith, an aviation meteorology major, earned a …

Local baseball: Northampton’s Connor McLindon no hits Holyoke in Mickey Mantle

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Connor McLindon tossed a five-inning no-hitter for Northampton as it dominated Holyoke, 10-0, Thursday in Mickey Mantle action at Northampton High School. Jesse Carlino-Threlfall had a three-run home run in the bottom of the fifth that invoked the …

Gazette Boys Lacrosse Player of the Year: South Hadley senior Sam Duda

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Boys Lacrosse Player of the Year Sam Duda, senior, South Hadley Season highlights: The senior attack was one of five western Massachusetts players to be named an All-American by US Lacrosse. He joined Chris Menard, Evan Marcus and …