Free Will Astrology: Aries, It’s Wild Card Season for You
Feb19

Free Will Astrology: Aries, It’s Wild Card Season for You

ARIES (March 21-April 19): When you’re playing poker, a wild card refers to a card that can be used as any card the cardholder wants it to be. If the two of hearts is deemed wild before the game begins, it can be used as an ace of diamonds, jack of clubs, queen of spades, or anything else. That’s always a good thing! In the game of life, a wild card is the arrival of an unforeseen element that affects the flow of events...

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Cinemadope: Oscar Shorts at the Berkshire Museum
Feb19

Cinemadope: Oscar Shorts at the Berkshire Museum

The dust may finally be settling on the latest Super Bowl — at least outside of Philly — but for film fans, it’s the coming weeks that are the lead-up to the biggest contest of all: the Oscars. The 90th Academy Awards ceremony is set to go off on the first Sunday of March, and the parties (and partisanship) can be as over the top as any sports fan’s — one almost wonders why the nominees don’t hawk their own lines of jerseys and hats....

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Activists Claim Police Violated Safe Springfield Resolution with Immigrant Detention
Feb16

Activists Claim Police Violated Safe Springfield Resolution with Immigrant Detention

A simple traffic violation has added fuel to an ongoing conflict over the role that police in Springfield should play in immigration enforcement. A group of activists and a city councilor believe that Springfield police violated a City Council resolution forbidding police from detaining an undocumented person at the request of federal immigration officers without a federal warrant during the arrest of 30-year-old Otoniel Gomez on...

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Pick of the Day 2/18: Liz Longley at Iron Horse
Feb16

Pick of the Day 2/18: Liz Longley at Iron Horse

 Liz Longley A subtle Sunday is in order.  Go check out Berklee College of Music graduate and award-winning songwriter, Liz Longley.  Longley performs at the Iron Horse Music Hall.  Some think of Shawn Colvin or Paula Cole when they think of Langley, but recognize she has a voice all her own. “Her voice and tone, touched with the slightest of country inflections, pours out like clean, crystalline water. Still, she can roar like...

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Northampton Event Encourages Women Activists to Speak Up
Feb16

Northampton Event Encourages Women Activists to Speak Up

The day after Donald Trump’s election in 2016, corporate communications trainer Cathy McNally vowed to join activist communities to oppose the conservative forces that got him elected. Founder and CEO of the Women Speak Up organization, she realized that it was her work with teaching women to be better public speakers that could make a real difference. “Women are the leaders of so much movement work, but they need to be...

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