Holyoke Children’s Museum adds 2,000-piece Pez display to collection
Jun06

Holyoke Children’s Museum adds 2,000-piece Pez display to collection

Over 15 boxes of Pez candy and accessories were shipped to the Children’s Museum at Holyoke just weeks ago. Susan Kelley, executive director of the museum, mounted a third of them onto the wall in the middle of the bustling chaos. She said she is glad the museum can display the Pez collection. “Just the whole concept that adults and kids would like it equally for different reasons, I thought it was the perfect fit,” Kelley said. The...

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Pick of the Day 5/23: Mantis Toboggan
May23

Pick of the Day 5/23: Mantis Toboggan

Welcome to Hump Day!  You might know Mantis Toboggan as a Dr. with … uh … let’s say dubious credentials: Danny DeVito’s hysterical and obscene Dr. Mantis Toboggan on It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia is sheer madness.  But local Valley duo Mantis Toboggan, seems a little more subdued.  Here’s how they describes themselves on Facebook: “Mantis Toboggan is the soul stylings of vocalist Cait...

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Local Green-Rainbow candidates trying to make change at state level
May09

Local Green-Rainbow candidates trying to make change at state level

“Why vote for the lesser of two evils, when you can vote for the greater good?” Juan Sanchez wants voters to consider this question when they enter the ballot box on November 6. Sanchez, 29, of Holyoke, is running for Secretary of State in the 2018 statewide elections. He is one of three local candidates running for state offices as a Green-Rainbow party candidate. The Green-Rainbow Party, the Massachusetts branch of the national...

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Pick of the Day 5/5: The Great Gatsby
May04

Pick of the Day 5/5: The Great Gatsby

Want a little drama on your Saturday?  The Great Gatsby remains one of America’s greatest works of fiction, and it’s going to be staged by the National Players at the Wisteriahurst Museum in Holyoke today at 1:30. The Jazz Age never looked so beautiful and glamorous than in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 1925 masterpiece. Here’s the gist (in case you’re in the dark):  Daisy’s cousin Nick will guide you through the champagne fueled...

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Valley made sex toys fill gaps in the market
Apr24

Valley made sex toys fill gaps in the market

Over the past 20 years, people have begun to care more and more about what goes into their bodies. Most think about this in terms of the food they eat, but for customers of Oh My Sensuality Shop in Northampton, the same can be said for sex toys. “Most companies have become more aware of what they’re selling,” said Beth Meyers, co-owner of Oh My. “I feel like the retailers really pushed this movement through.” With that in mind, it...

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