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Green River Festival boasts musical acts, hot air balloons, kids' activities

Thursday, July 10, 2014

The Green River Festival, now in its 28th year, will take place July 12-13 on the grounds of Greenfield Community College. The festival combines more than 30 musical acts on three stages with local food, beer and wine, handmade crafts, a wide assortment of kid’s activities and, of course, hot air balloons. The lineup features Puss ‘N’ Boots featuring Norah … 0

Bruce Watson’s Lifestyles: Summer reading — check out these hot page scrollers

Thursday, July 10, 2014

This summer, like all summers, will see its share of beach books, “page turners” and “great summer reads.” Yet if the rest of the year is any judge, summer reading is changing. Gone are the lazy afternoons with your nose in a book, gone, too, those wistful hours on the Cape holed up with just a novel and whatever it is they drink … 0

Green River Festival — The particulars

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Tickets cost $75 for a weekend pass; $49.99 for Saturday; $34.99 for Sunday. Children 10 and under are free. Gates open at noon each day. Tickets at the gate, if available, will be $60 for Saturday; $50 for Sunday. Tickets can also be purchased at the Signature Sounds, 32 Masonic St., Northampton (weekdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.), or Elmer’s Store, 396 Main … 0

Movie Review: ‘Evil’ mostly delivers

Thursday, July 10, 2014

A serial-killer mystery in which the culprit turns out to be one of Satan’s minions, Scott Derrickson’s “Deliver Us From Evil” adapts the detective genre to an exorcism tale that is serious about the prospect of demonic possession. … 0

MuseFLASHES

Thursday, July 10, 2014

East-West music Composer John Cooper and choreographer John McConville have teamed up in their method of fusing Ta Ka Di Mi rhythm and movement in India and the United States since the 1970s. Their craft will be presented … 0

Dramatic landscapes: Belchertown Garden Tour features an arboretum, a koi pond, waterfalls and more

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Many Belchertown landscapes feature huge boulders and stone walls made from the rocks found on the property. They create a challenge in creating a harmonious garden. Stephanie and Chris Frank have succeeded with unusual specimen trees and shrubs … 0

Mother-daughter day

Thursday, July 10, 2014

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A gardener’s dream display: The English extravaganza in Chelsea proves to be a glorious indulgence

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Chelsea Flower Show, the horticultural extravaganza held in London every May, is absolutely overwhelming. It was my dream for 30 years to attend this granddaddy of all flower shows and this year my dream came true. A group … 0

Summer savings: Museums, zoos and other sites open their doors for some free family fun

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Now that school’s out, what are you going to do with your kids? Maybe you’ve got them signed up for summer camp, perhaps you have some vacation plans as well — but two-plus months without school is still … 0

Christina Bova & Timothy Light

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Christina Bova, of Hadley, and Timothy Light, of Midland Park, N.J., were married May 25 in Wesley United Methodist Church, Hadley, by David Wintsch, youth pastor of the church. The couple live in Midland Park. The bride is … 0

friends & neighbors

Thursday, June 26, 2014

To submit an item to Friends & Neighbors, send an email to newsroom@gazettenet.com or mail your news to the Daily Hampshire Gazette, Box 299, Northampton, Ma. 01061, c/o Friends & Neighbors. Amherst Jesse Coull, son of John Coull and Jean Schwartz of Amherst, was awarded the Sophomore Scholar … 0

MuseFlashes

Thursday, June 26, 2014

At the Carle “Simms Taback: Art by Design,” an exhibit of work by children’s book author and illustrator Simms Taback, will be on view at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art from Saturday to Nov. 2. … 0

How water transformed Belchertown oil painter Judith Mann

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Until about 20 years ago, Judith Mann was strictly an oil painter. But on a transatlantic sailing trip to various ports of call in the Mediterranean Sea, she took up watercolors for the first time in her life … 0