Pick of the Day 7/4: D’uh
Jul04

Pick of the Day 7/4: D’uh

Happy Independence Day! My pick of the day? Yep, FIREWORKS!!!! Springfield – Star Spangled Springfield at Blunt Park: 6 – 10 PM Agawam – Six Flags:  9:30-10pm PM Amherst –  McGuirk Stadium at UMASS Amherst: 9:30 PM North Adams –  Joe Wolfe Field (Rain Date 7/5/2018):  9:30PM Pittsfield – Pittsfield Cemetery Property – Wahconah Street (Rain Date 7/14/2018): Between 8:45-10:00 PM...

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Pick of the Day 7/3: The Naked Man on the Sports Field
Jul03

Pick of the Day 7/3: The Naked Man on the Sports Field

Cool off with a little “Culture in the Cold War.” Amherst Cinema (yes, the movies are a great way to escape this hellish heat) is showing a FREE screening of The Naked Man on the Sports Field.  It’s too hot to get bogged down in words, so I’ll just share the plot as told by AC’s website: “Kemmel is almost 40. Although little throws the good-natured sculptor off, he is torn… between wanting to...

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Pick of the Day 7/2: Hearts Beat Loud
Jul02

Pick of the Day 7/2: Hearts Beat Loud

Who doesn’t love Nick Offerman?  The perennial curmudgeon, however, turns nice guy in the new film Hearts Beat Loud.  Offerman plays Frank a single dad whose only child, a daughter named Sam (Kiersey Clemons), is going off to college.  As if that wasn’t difficult enough, he’s in the midst of redefining himself because he has to close his vintage shop.   The one thing he has left is he and Sam’s shared love of...

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Pick of the Day 6/26: Won’t you be my neighbor?
Jun26

Pick of the Day 6/26: Won’t you be my neighbor?

When I was at the University of Pittsburgh, I worked part-time at WQED Pittsburgh Public Television.  During fund drives, they would move Mr. Rogers props into the first floor hallway so telephone operations could be set up. Even up close there was no demystifying the magic of King Friday’s castle. Built on a movable base, the blue construction was a sight to behold. But it was nothing compared to making Fred Rogers’...

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In bid for seventh term, Mass. Secretary of State William Galvin clarifies his history of support for same-day and automatic voting
Jun22

In bid for seventh term, Mass. Secretary of State William Galvin clarifies his history of support for same-day and automatic voting

Massachusetts Secretary of State William Galvin, who is running for his seventh term in office after serving in the position for more than two decades, is facing a challenge from Boston City Councilor and Democratic opponent Josh Zakim, pushed back on the notion that he has been slow to embrace expansive voting policies such as same-day registration and automatic voter registration during a visit to Amherst on Thursday, June 21....

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