A Look Back: Oct. 21

For the Gazette
Published: 10/21/2021 7:00:05 AM
50 Years Ago

■Miss Kathleen Sheehan and Mrs. William Ames, division leaders for the Hampshire United Fund Initial Gifts Division in Northampton, have been busy at the fund office the last several weeks organizing the volunteer work force necessary to carry out the job of their division. The co-chairs said they “have been pleased with the early indication of help.”

■Thursday nine employees were laid off in the Pro Brush division of the 1,000-employee Vistron Corp. of Northampton. Fifteen had been laid off Tuesday and 10 Wednesday, Charles Gaudry of the public relations department of Pro Brush said.

25 Years Ago

■The Hampshire County Business and Professional Women’s organization has announced that Diana Krauth, co-owner of Beyond Words Bookshop with her husband and business partner, Jeffrey Krauth, will be honored as “Woman of Achievement” during a special banquet Oct. 22.

■The Cooley Dickinson Hospital Auxiliary gave the hospital a $10,000 gift and named Lori Steiner of Northampton its president at the annual meeting last week. More than 125 auxiliary members attended the meeting at the hospital, chaired by outgoing president, Mimi Cary of Pelham.

10 Years Ago

■The ride on Easthampton’s bike trail just got a little longer. The three-fourths mile section of paved path that connects the trail to Coleman Road in Southampton is open, which means users can take the Manhan Rail Trail all the way to Southampton.

■For an institution that has creativity “embedded in its DNA,” it’s only fitting that Hampshire College is launching a center to foster imaginative thinking among experts from all walks of life. Backed by a half-million-dollar gift from clothing designer and businesswoman Eileen Fisher, whose son Zachary graduated from Hampshire earlier this year, the college opened its Creativity Center this fall.

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