Staff picks: Get out there and enjoy the Valley!
Apr25

Staff picks: Get out there and enjoy the Valley!

Upper Valley Music Festival – Saturday, April 29My wife is going to be participating in an all-day yoga event Saturday, leaving me with our 3-month-old. What better way to entertain the little guy than 12 hours of live music in Greenfield with dozens of acts on five stages? Tickets are $20. Venues throughout downtown Greenfield. Music goes from noon to midnight. More information at http://www.uppervalleymusicfest.com. -Dave...

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Is Recreational Weed Coming to a Town Near You?
Apr18

Is Recreational Weed Coming to a Town Near You?

From the outside, 5 Appleton St. in Holyoke looks like any number of towering, brick artifacts from a time when Holyoke earned its unofficial title “The Paper City.” But looks can be deceiving. New life is being breathed into the 200,000 square-foot facility and that’s all due to recreational marijuana.Unlike some of the neighboring buildings, this 125-year-old mill, located in the downtown canal district, has been busy since starting...

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Piecing together a new Northampton performance space
Apr17

Piecing together a new Northampton performance space

Shortly after 9 a.m. Monday, April 17, Owen Wormser changed out of his flip-flops and donned work boots. Fitting pieces of stone together in the lot in front of Ghost Bread and across the street from the former Serio’s market, Wormser is polishing off a five-tiered amphitheater that will house workshops music and puppet shows by the time summer rolls around.The site has been regraded by hand and volunteers have already put in...

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Jill Stein will speak at Smith Wednesday
Apr16

Jill Stein will speak at Smith Wednesday

Dr. Jill Stein, activist and third party presidential candidate extraordinaire, will speak at Smith College on Wednesday, April 19.The talk will take place from 7 to 9 at the Weinstein Auditorium and is free and open to the public.Stein was the Green-Rainbow Party presidential candidate in the 2012 and 2016 elections and has been, throughout her life, a notable and accomplished environmental activist. The public is welcome to come to...

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Rick Murnane Live on the Sessions Stage
Apr13

Rick Murnane Live on the Sessions Stage

Rick Murnane is a Northampton-based singer-songwriter who has played with more area bands than you can shake a drumstick at, but his guitar skills are equally impressive when he plays his powerful and tender songs solo. Whether you’re listening to “Last Friday,” Murnane’s monthly songwriting series or during his regular live gigs up and down the Valley, Murnane will enthrall. Here’s a tease for...

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