O Cannabis: The craftsmanship of hand trimming
Jul12

O Cannabis: The craftsmanship of hand trimming

Most people, even non-cannabis smokers, could pretty easily recognize two parts of the cannabis plant: the flower, or bud, that is dried and sold for consumption, and the fan shaped leaves that are often used in advertisements. An important aspect of turning the flower of the cannabis plant into the dried bud that most people are familiar with is trimming. In order to get the bud to look how the consumer expects, cannabis growers need...

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Flathead Rodeo on the Valley Advocate Sessions Stage
Jun01

Flathead Rodeo on the Valley Advocate Sessions Stage

Flathead Rodeo is a roots and rockabilly band with plenty of country twang. Check out the band’s Valley Advocate Sessions performance in the video below. Interview with Flathead...

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Pick of the Day 5/31: A night of music at Luthier’s Co-op
May31

Pick of the Day 5/31: A night of music at Luthier’s Co-op

Say goodbye to May 2018 — it’s been real. But you have one last night together so go spend it with a line of up of music at Luthier’s Co-Op in Easthampton. The music starts at 7 p.m., and three acts are scheduled to perform.  Pamela and Anand at 7 p.m., Barbara Cassidy Band at 7:45, and Last Thursday Band at 8:45. Enjoy and relax and ease May out with a...

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#LOCAL gallery brings a big city feel to Easthampton’s cultural district
May30

#LOCAL gallery brings a big city feel to Easthampton’s cultural district

Earlier this month Lennie and Elizabeth Applequist opened #LOCAL: A Gallery with a Twist on Cottage Street in Easthampton, happily joining the eclectic array of shops, galleries, restaurants, and watering holes that make Easthampton center special. In 2013 the Applequists, a decidedly cosmopolitan couple most recently from California (by way of the rest of the globe), settled in Elizabeth’s beloved hometown of Easthampton.  She had...

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‘Big-hearted’ Problem with Dragons bassist Joe Magrone dies at 38
May21

‘Big-hearted’ Problem with Dragons bassist Joe Magrone dies at 38

Known as a big-hearted guy, a talented musician, and, sometimes, a gruff-but-lovable curmudgeon, Joe Magrone, bassist for Problem with Dragons, died on May 18 at the age of 38, two weeks shy of his 39th birthday. Dave Fournier first met Magrone in 1985, when he went to his sixth birthday party. “He became my best friend for 32 years 347 days,” Fournier said. Fournier recalled that only days before his death, Magrone had made a lasagna...

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