‘From Farms to Table’ exhibition in Northfield celebrates land, bird, and beast
Mar22

‘From Farms to Table’ exhibition in Northfield celebrates land, bird, and beast

For the past year or so, the Deerfield Valley Art Association has had a gallery and gift shop at 105 Main Street in Northfield. Particularly at this time of year, downtown Northfield may offer more to those driving through than those who actually stop and walk around. Northfield Creamie isn’t serving ice cream yet. Highland BBQ remains closed for the season. And the old churches and historic buildings seem made for driving by as you...

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Valley Advocate Staff Picks: Goblet and Jeopardy, Poetic Open Mic, Women’s Film Fest
Mar21

Valley Advocate Staff Picks: Goblet and Jeopardy, Poetic Open Mic, Women’s Film Fest

Goblet and Jeopardy at The Perch // THURSDAY Mar. 21 Thrashy Thirsty Thursday! The top floor of the Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center in Greenfield is a nice open spot for some pits. Western Mass bastard thrasher’s Goblet and Brattleboro’s thrash metalist’s Jeopardy will inspire people to utilize that nice open spot for sure. 8:30 p.m, $10. The Perch at Hawks & Reed, 289 Main St, Greenfield. 413-774-0150. hawksandreed.com....

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Editorial: Still At It After 45 Years
Mar20

Editorial: Still At It After 45 Years

Astute readers will no doubt observe the “plus” sign after the number 45 on this week’s cover. That is us coming clean that, no, this is not exactly our 45th anniversary issue. We wanted to bring you something like Chris Goudreau’s vast history of the Advocate found in this week’s edition, but in September of last year on the Advocate’s actual 45th anniversary. Unfortunately, that date was about two months after a major...

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Staff Picks: The Mammals at Hinterland; Art of Adam Bosse; The Fly at Amherst Cinema
Mar14

Staff Picks: The Mammals at Hinterland; Art of Adam Bosse; The Fly at Amherst Cinema

Saturday, March 16 // The Mammals at Hinterland One of my favorite folk bands of all time, The Mammals, led by Ruth Ungar and Mike Merenda (Mike + Ruthy), will be playing at Valley View Farm in Haydenville this Saturday in collaboration with Laudable Productions. The Mammals are much more than just a folk band, they combine traditional folk with old-timey music, blues, indie pop, soul, rock, jazz, and a bunch of other genres of music,...

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Anti-Racism Now: Chipping away at racism by talking face to face
Mar13

Anti-Racism Now: Chipping away at racism by talking face to face

“One of my first memories of discrimination was when I was 10 or so,” said Gloria Graves Holmes, one of two co-facilitators of the Bridge 4 Unity project. “When I was standing on a corner, getting ready to cross the street, a white man drove by me and screamed ‘Go back to Africa!’ I never saw him again, but that moment resonated.” An echo of that moment occurred years later, when she and her family were moving into their dream home on...

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