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Vivian Carey (left) and Lisa "Snack Girl" Cain, before the start of Carey's "Thursday Club" meeting. Members of the Thursday Club helped to test the recipies that would become Cain's new cook book.

‘Snack Girl to the Rescue!’: Healthy-eating superhero looks to South Amherst community for help with debut book

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Although she’s the voice behind the popular healthy eating blog “Snack Girl,” Lisa Cain is better friends with the Atkins Farms doughnut case than with Dr. Atkins’s diet books. After five years at the helm of her blog,, Cain’s debut book, “Snack Girl to the Rescue! A Real-Life Guide to Losing Weight and Getting Healthy With 100 Recipes Under … 0

When the daffodils bloom in Amherst it’s a sure sign of spring

Thursday, April 24, 2014

When the yellow trumpets of daffodils finally bloom we can be assured that spring is truly here. They really lift our spirits. “Daffodils are a symbol of happiness,” says Dolly Jolly, an Amherst resident who spearheaded the plantings of thousands of daffodils several years ago to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the founding … 0

Movie Times

Thursday, April 24, 2014

AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 Finding Vivian Maier (NR) Daily 5, 7; Sat.-Sun. also 2:45 Grand Budapest Hotel (R) Daily 2:15, 4:35, 7, 9:25; Sat.-Sun. also 12:05 The Lunchbox (PG) Daily 2:30, 4:45, 7:15, 9:30; Sun. also noon; Sat. no 2:30; Mon.,Tues., Thurs. no 7:15, 9:30 The Railway Man (R) Daily 2, 4:40, 7:10, 9:35; Sat.-Sun. also 11:35 CINEMARK AT … 0

The Thursday Club and the Munson Library

Thursday, April 24, 2014

The Thursday Club was founded in 1900 by Minnie Dana with a mission “To promote interest of the members in Literature, Science, Art and other timely topics of vital importance; to further social relations among its members; and to contribute to the welfare of the community,” according to … 0

Bruce Watson’s Lifestyles: Dinah the Cat: Ready for her close-up

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Dinah is distressed. Life as a cat in our house is rather dull, so every morning Dinah tries to perk us up by meowing and crying and carrying on in a manner that often lands her outside (hitting the ground on all fours but just barely.) My wife … 0

Daffodil Fun Run in Amherst

Thursday, April 24, 2014

The Daffodil Fun Run will be held Sunday in Kendrick Park in downtown Amherst. The 5K course passes public parks filled with daffodils planted by a committee that helped celebrate the town’s 250th anniversary in 2009. Check-in begins … 0


Thursday, April 24, 2014

African folk opera “Queen Moremi,” an African folk opera, will be presented April 27 at 2 p.m. in Rooke Theater on the Mount Holyoke College campus in South Hadley. Directed by Five College Ethnomusicologist Bode Omojola, the production … 0

Network Amherst The Lehrer Report

Thursday, April 24, 2014

I saw Susan Waite, our recycling coordinator, at a recent function. She told me Styrofoam chunks are being collected as well as wood pellet bags at the Sustainability Festival April 26 on the Town Common. However, don’t bring … 0

Amherst is ground zero for the 2014 Pulitzer Prize in Drama

Thursday, April 17, 2014

AMHERST — Amherst can boast a near-stranglehold on the Pulitzer Prize in Drama this year — one prizewinner and the two finalists for the best drama, all of whom are from Amherst or have Amherst connections. One of … 0

Network Amherst The Lehrer Report

Friday, April 18, 2014

Easter greetings to all our friends and neighbors. * * * Garden report: The daffodils have bloomed. Meanwhile the daylilies, tulips and primroses in my garden have all sprouted. I have seen crocus, daffodils and snowdrops in bloom … 0

Norton Juster to receive ‘Sammy’ award from Jones Library

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Amherst — There is a measure of irony in the award bestowed to renowned children’s book author Norton Juster. Juster, a longtime Amherst resident perhaps best known as author of “The Phantom Tollbooth,” is being honored Thursday as … 0


Thursday, April 3, 2014

At Herter Gallery “Field Notes 3,” the third exhibit of drawings, paintings, collages and sculptures by architects Sigrid Miller Pollin and Stephen Schreiber, and landscape architect Jane Thurber, will be on view through April 10 at the Herter … 0

Voices for Freedom: Opera at Mount Holyoke College tells the story of civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Unless you’ve been living on a remote desert island for the past 60 years, you know the names of at least some of the leaders of the civil rights movement in the 1950s and 1960s — Martin Luther … 0