Blame Cadence on the Valley Advocate Sessions Stage
May18

Blame Cadence on the Valley Advocate Sessions Stage

Blame Cadence is a one woman chorus of looped soulful a cappella pop. Watch Blame Cadence’s full Valley Advocate Sessions performance in the video below. Interview with Blame...

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Immigrant taking sanctuary in Amherst church gets treated for ‘life-threatening’ condition at Cooley Dickinson in Northampton
May17

Immigrant taking sanctuary in Amherst church gets treated for ‘life-threatening’ condition at Cooley Dickinson in Northampton

Lucio Pérez, a Guatemalan father of four who has been living in sanctuary at the First Congregational Church in Amherst since October 2017, left the church to be treated at Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton for a life-threatening condition, according to a statement from Pioneer Valley Workers Center and Jobs with Justice organizer Rose Bookbinder. “Lucio has been, and continues to be, in sanctuary here,” said Rev. Vicki Kemper,...

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Today: Thirsty for Fair Wages mixes activism with milkshakes and margaritas
May17

Today: Thirsty for Fair Wages mixes activism with milkshakes and margaritas

The Pioneer Valley Workers Center, Jobs with Justice, and RaiseUp Massachusetts will host Thirsty for Fair Wages on Thursday, May 17, from 6 to 8 p.m. at 20 Hampton Ave. #200 in Northampton, with a tagline of “all work and no play can make the fun of activism fade away.” The event will feature milkshakes, margaritas, and a potluck dinner in addition to a kickoff signature gathering for $15 minimum wage and paid family...

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VIDEO: Blame Cadence on Valley Advocate Sessions Friday
May16

VIDEO: Blame Cadence on Valley Advocate Sessions Friday

Blame Cadence is a one woman chorus of looped soulful a cappella pop. Check out a teaser video of Blame Cadence’s Valley Advocate Sessions performance, which will be released this...

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Holyoke-based granola business features blends of local bands
May16

Holyoke-based granola business features blends of local bands

Maple Local Granola, a Holyoke-based granola business that uses locally-sourced ingredients, has released different blends of granola inspired by local bands such as indie pop group, And the Kids, as well as bluesy Amherst-based art rock band Old Flame. Tony “Tonez” Hall, co-owner and manager of Maple Local Granola, told the Valley Advocate he introduced the idea of creating flavors inspired by local bands to co-owner Erin...

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