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Photos: Open stage

SOUTH HADLEY – John Knutsen and Becki Lijek and their children, Una, 3 1/2, and Finn, 1, stopped to play in the Richard Glenn Gettell Amphitheater during their walk around the Mount Holyoke College Campus on Saturday morning. Lijek is an assistant... → Read More

Tennis return

AMHERST – Ana Villalobos of Amherst played tennis with her son, Amherst Regional junior Avi Villalobos-Sharone, at the Mill River Recreation Area courts in North Amherst in comfortable temps and a light drizzle Saturday morning.Kevin Gutting can be... → Read More

Photo: Rollin’, rollin’, rollin’

HOLYOKE – Palmer Paving was in the second day of resurfacing Dwight Street near city hall on Friday. Roller operator Justine Tetreault was part of the large crew working on the incline between Front and High Streets.Kevin Gutting can be reached at... → Read More

Photos: Garden party, with brass

FLORENCE – Local street “honk” heroes, the Expandable Brass Band, staked out responsibly distanced spots around the vegetable garden of tubaist Dave Abbott for an early evening practice on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 – much to the enjoyment of neighbors... → Read More

Timing is everything: Scene during a squall

This was one of those times when you say, “I can’t not take that picture.”Driving back from a long day in Amherst last week, I had already made one unplanned stop. Often — very often — when I’m driving through my regular haunts, on something... → Read More

Through our lens: Stars, stripes and sacrifice

Memorial Day was quite different this year. The Florence parade, in its 152nd year, was still held, though scaled down and not advertised in order to discourage large gatherings. But I had a different type of “memorial” assignment last week as I... → Read More

Through our lens: Not all heroes wear capes

This past week seemed busier than many, at least in my appropriately masked world. I got to see the JFK Middle School cafeteria and kitchen as the bustling focal point for the Northampton School's emergency feeding program during the COVID-19... → Read More

Photos: The St. Patrick’s Parade that never happened

CHICOPEE — Brandon Sullivan loves going to parades, especially the Holyoke St. Patrick’s Parade and according to his mother, Denise Sullivan, he’s always joked, “I want to have one come by our house.” Denise Sullivan said Brandon has a developmental... → Read More

Spring is here: Magnolia blossoms are blooming, along with daffodils and more

Spring has arrived and was visible in near-full force to residents of Northampton and Florence out for some exercise on Wednesday morning. Yellow daffodils have been the heralds of color, but now the pinks and fluffy whites of blooming magnolia and... → Read More

Through our lens: Images from the pandemic

The one universal change I’ve noticed in the progression of pictures that we at the Gazette have taken since the start of this pandemic is a marked increase in, and prevalence of, social distancing. That should more accurately be described as physical... → Read More

Photo: Catching up

FLORENCE – Ollie Lawton and Ella Payne, both juniors at Northampton High School, met in Trinity Row Park in Florence to catch up on things on Saturday afternoon, three weeks into a seven-week shutdown of public schools in the commonwealth.Kevin... → Read More

Photos: A friendly howl and howdy

NORTHAMPTON — There were smiles all around when Jonathan Weil and his daughter, Maddie, 7½, prompted their dogs, Soupy, 10, and Maisie, 12, into a howling song for neighbor Jared Kajka and his daughters, Alison, 6, and Emily, 9, during a walk down... → Read More

Photos: UMass move out underway

AMHERST – University of Massachusetts Amherst students retrieved belongings from their rooms in Gorman, Brett, Oak, Sycamore and Prince Houses on Saturday during a staggered move-out process organized by the university. The moves come after in-person... → Read More

Photo: Grab and go

NORTHAMPTON – On Thursday, Northampton Public Schools started its free bagged lunch and breakfast program for all school-aged children 18 or younger, dispersing the meals from familiar bright yellow school buses parked at four locations: Hampshire... → Read More

Bow, wow: Scenes from the 15th annual VINS Dog Show in Northampton

NORTHAMPTON — Hundreds of people, and dozens of dogs, traipsed across the tarp-covered floor of the high school gymnasium Saturday afternoon for the 15th annual VINS Dog Show. The event, a fundraiser for Volunteers in Northampton Schools, is always... → Read More

Photos: “Yummy” goodness all around at Maple School

EASTHAMPTON – Students in Martha Morgan’s class at Maple School were the latest area first graders to get a visit from Grow Food Northampton and make their own bowls of corn, bean and tomato salsa thanks to a program funded by River Valley Co-op.... → Read More

Photos: Campus School students visit Norton Juster

NORTHAMPTON – Kindergartners from the Campus School of Smith College paid a visit to author and Christopher Heights resident Norton Juster on Friday and heard a first-person reading of “The Hello, Goodbye Window” by his granddaughter, Tori Juster, who... → Read More

Photos: More than one way to tell a story

SOUTH HADLEY – About 20 children, many visiting from the nearby Gorse Children’s Center at Mount Holyoke College, were busy producing movies downstairs at the Odyssey Bookshop on Thursday morning during a Kids Have All the Write Stuff writing party.... → Read More

Photos: Morning music party at Flywheel

EASTHAMPTON – Hilltown Families and the Flywheel Arts Collective hosted the second of three Saturday Morning Music Party and Pancake Breakfasts at the Flywheel space in Old Town Hall on Saturday. For a small donation, dozens of families took part in... → Read More

Photos: Jackson Street School welcomes Mo Willems

NORTHAMPTON – Local author and illustrator Mo Willems delighted second graders at Jackson Street School on Friday with a humorous presentation about his work, his process and his next project interspersed with readings from two books in his “Elephant... → Read More