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Okpilak Glacier in 2007. The ice has almost disappeared from view; researchers estimate it has retreated about two kilometers. Photo by Matt Nolan.

Melting away: Photo exhibition at Amherst College tracks disappearing glaciers in Alaska

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Even before scientists announced in January that 2014 had been the hottest year on record, signs of climate change had likely become clear to all but the most determined skeptics. Extreme weather events, from drenching downpours in some places to prolonged drought in others. Increased acidity in oceans and destruction of coral reefs. Dwindling snowpack in mountain ranges like California’s …

Table Talk: Easter dinner traditions rely on nature’s early-spring offerings

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Wouldn’t it be terrific if our local asparagus were with us for Easter? It tastes wonderful with both ham and lamb, which are Easter dinner favorites, but, of course, we can’t expect it to pop through the ground until early May. And that will be too late for Easter dinner. But, asparagus — …

MuseFLASHES

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Music at UMass A concert by the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields with Jeremy Denk will be presented Saturday at 8 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center Concert Hall at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The orchestra, based in London, has toured the globe numerous times. Denk is one of the …

Bruce Watson’s Lifestyles: New England: A land for all (12) seasons

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Time was when you could depend on time, when the seasons came and went, and there were only four. Then some old farmer came up with an Old Farmer’s calendar that better suited New England. Seems we have six seasons, not four, and unless you grew up here …

Movie Times

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org ’71 (R) Fri.-Sun. 9:50, 6:50; Fri. also 1:55; Sun. also 1:15 a.m.; Mon.-Tues. 1:55, 9:50; Thurs. 9:30 Breathless (NR) Sun. 2; Tues. 7 It Follows (R) Daily 2:10, 4:45, 7:25, 9:45; Sat.-Sun. also 11:30 a.m. Red Army (PG) Daily 4:55, …

friends & neighbors

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

To submit an item to Friends and Neighbors email newsroom@gazettenet.com or mail to the Daily Hampshire Gazette, Box 299, Northampton, Ma. 01061, c/o Friends & Neighbors. Amherst Ian Kaye, a sophomore at Amherst Regional High School, is an …

MuseFLASHES

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Moveable Bach “Happy 330th Birthday! Bach in the Subways,” a performance by University of Massachusetts Amherst musicians that is part of an international movement to promote classical music by performing Bach’s music in public spaces, will take place …

Movie times

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org ‘71 (R) Daily 2, 4:45, 7:30, 9:40; Sat.-Sun. also 11 a.m.; Thurs. no 9:40 A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (NR) Daily 9:45 Godard Spring Series: Alphaville (NR) Sun. 2; Tues. 7 The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (PG) …

From small seeds ...: Get an early start on this year’s garden

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

‘To everything there is a season ...” Late March is the season to sow seeds indoors. When she first started sowing seeds indoors, Margaret Larson of Southampton got a little too excited, and started her tomatoes in early …

‘The Art is the Cloth’ Tapestry exhibit at Deerfield Academy reveals the breadth of artistic weaving

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Micala Sidore can still remember the time, back in the 1970s, when she met a weaver in Montpelier, Vermont, when she was a college student. Sidore had been studying literature and languages, but from the moment she watched …

Friends & Neighbors

Friday, March 6, 2015

To submit an item to Friends and Neighbors email newsroom@gazettenet.com or mail to the Daily Hampshire Gazette, Box 299, Northampton, Ma. 01061, c/o Friends & Neighbors. Amherst Wyoming McGinn was named to the first term grade 8 honor roll at Amherst Regional Middle School. Her name was inadvertently …

Classic Agatha: The Country Players presents Christie mystery, ‘And Then There Were None’

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

What do you get when you put 10 strangers on an island together, accuse each of them of a crime and then start knocking them off one by one? The answer: Agatha Christie’s “And Then There Were None,” …

Claire Hopley’s Table Talk: St Patrick’s Day: In Ireland, and abroad, holiday’s traditions include array of good eats

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

You don’t have to be Irish-American to eat corned beef and cabbage on St. Patrick’s Day. It’s the iconic must-have meal on March 17. Other holiday foods range from green bagels for breakfast to green-frosted cookies for a …