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Emily Hough & John Mileham

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Gary and Mary Hough of Amherst are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter, Emily Pryor Hough, to John Mileham, son of Jim and Jean Mileham of Milwaukee, Wisconsin., Aug. 16, in the presence of family and friends in a forest glen at Hardy Farm near Fryeburg, Maine. Following their honeymoon in Hawaii, Mr. and Mrs. Mileham are living …

Network Amherst

Thursday, September 25, 2014

It’s now officially fall. I don’t mind seeing the Halloween candy in the stores, even though it was visible before Labor Day. * * * The 28th annual Apple Harvest Craft Fair and Children’s Festival will be held, rain or shine, Sept. 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the Town Common. …

Carr/Lamontagne family sweeps prizes in pumpkin contest at Belchertown Fair

Friday, September 19, 2014

BELCHERTOWN — For the record, the Carr/Lamontagne family won first, second and third prizes in this year’s pumpkin contest at the Belchertown Fair which kicked off Friday night. Then again they had the only entries. It seems potential rivals from years past had their pumpkins felled by blight or wild animals. “Usually we …

Viewing religion from the outside in: New play, ‘The Oven’ reflects on revelations during shamanic, hallucinogenic ritual

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Five years ago Ilan Stavans participated in a shamanic ceremony in the South American country of Colombia that involved the use of hallucinogens. It was an experience, he says, that changed his life. Stavans, the Lewis-Sebring Professor in …


Thursday, September 25, 2014

At Amherst Cinema “It Happened One Night,” starring Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert, will be shown as part of the “Strong Women Comedy” film series at Amherst Cinema Sept. 28 at 2 p.m. and Sept. 30 at 7 …

‘Mift or tift’, ‘Wicked Walli’ and other fond memories: Jordi Herold, co-founder of Iron Horse Music Hall, recalls it all in new memoir published by Levellers Press in Amherst

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Jordi Herold began a recent interview by saying he didn’t have colorful stories at the ready (“They don’t just all sit there. I’m not a raconteur from the folklore society”), yet in reality, one simple recollection at that …

Bruce Watson’s Lifestyles: Here comes Ol’ Man Winter

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Another winter looms. Or perhaps winter no longer looms — it lurks, it swears, it stands just up the road waving its middle finger. In the wake of last year’s record-crappy winter, which iced major organs and saw thousands hospitalized with frostbitten despair, many are wondering: What will …

A lifetime of music Smith College Alumnae Chorus to honor composer Alice Parker, class of 1947, in special concert

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Who says your time singing in college has to end with graduation? For members of the Smith College Alumnae Chorus, launched four years ago, choral music remains a means for forging connections among graduates of different classes and …

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Race and power, large airplanes and the state of education in Massachusetts were leading topics at the third and latest edition of Amherst Live — a performance event modeled on a magazine. Host Oliver Broudy, billed in the …


Thursday, September 18, 2014

Dance fest The annual Massachusetts Dance Festival in Amherst will showcase workshops, discussions, auditions and a gala concert Sept. 20 on the University of Massachusetts Amherst campus. Classes in ballet, contact improvisation, modern dance, Pilates, musical theater dance …

Baxters celebrate 1st anniversary

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Sara Goodwin and Cory Baxter, of Amherst, were married Sept. 6, 2013, in Laconia, New Hampshire. Sara is a finance manager for Palomar Health of San Diego and a graduate of the University of New Hampshire. Cory is …

Naming the Baby

Thursday, September 11, 2014

REINKE — Andrew Robert, son of Matthew Reine and Caitlin Vassallo Reinke, of Hadley, was born Aug. 23 at Tufts Medical Center, Boston. The maternal grandparents are John and Trish Vassallo of Hadley. The paternal grandparents are Gus and Carol Reinke of Hadley. The paternal great-grandparents are Roger …

Pelham composer John Cooper headed to India to promote the blending of Eastern and Western musical styles

Monday, September 8, 2014

PELHAM — John Cooper, 89, of Pelham, will head to India for 10 days in November, where he and his longtime friend and collaborator, John McConville, will present a blend of Eastern and Western musical styles through dance …