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slsmith - Wed, Jul 25, 2018, 11:22 A
Room For Rent
This is great deal and location.
The location is in Amherst, near the center of town. Nice size room for rent. Cable, internet, your own bathroom. Smoking outside only.
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dmeaton - Tue, Jul 10, 2018, 4:26 P
Old Home Day New Salem Mass
Hello Everyone,

Many of you know me at Amherst College I am a Watercolor Artist and I will be set up on the Common in New Salem from 10 AM to 3PM on Saturday July 21. Do come by and check out what I have been up to this past year.

Thanks so much, Donna Eaton, 837 Daniel Shays Highway, New Salem, Massachusetts 01355
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cackieann - Sun, Jul 8, 2018, 8:06 P
Acupressure Practictioner
Can anyone recommend an acupressure practictioner in the Pioneer Valley?

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Kathy - Tue, Jun 26, 2018, 6:09 P
This Saturday Tag Sale And Art Show Laurel Park Northampton
At Laurel Park in Northampton. Stop by and check it out! Folks will be selling at individual houses (maps provided) and also in dining hall. there will also be arts and crafts at building when you come in to the main gate.
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leconnors - Mon, Jun 25, 2018, 9:01 P
Wagging Tails Pet Resort
If you are searching for dog day care, boarding, training, or grooming, I highly recommend the newly opened Wagging Tails Pet Resort in Hadley.

This is my personal review as seen on Yelp and Google:
"Our 9 month old English Cocker Spaniels first visit for some doggy day care, followed by a full grooming went great! Gracie is shy and hasn’t been around many other dogs. She made some new dog friends and had a blast playing with them in the outdoor play area. Then she was completely pampered by the groomer. Her groomer was very gentle, knowledgeable, and did an absolutely wonderful cut. Thank you Chris for the great experience at Wagging Tails. Gracie will definitely be back for more fun and pampering.”
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jailiss - Sun, Jun 17, 2018, 2:45 P
Sarah Clay And The Magic Band 1794 Meetinghouse July
Florence, MA: On Saturday July 14, the 1794 Meetinghouse presents Sarah Clay & The Magic Band. As part of an annual summer concert series at this historic venue, vocalist and flutist Sarah Clay breathes new life into American songs of the early 20th century: Swing, Blues, Bossa Nova and Latin Jazz.

Clay leads The Magic Band, comprised of Bob Ferrier (guitar), Steve Bulmer (bass) and Ed Brainerd (flugelhorn). “These guys are the best – fabulous jazz musicians!” says Clay. “With just a glance, a gesture, we share ideas wordlessly, sparks fly, and the music is transformed. Simply magical. That’s why I call them The Magic Band. So much fun – we have a blast, and so will you!”

For more information about the 1794 Meetinghouse, visit For more information about Sarah Clay, visit If you would like to interview Sarah Clay or review the show, please contact her at 413-586-9564 (studio), 413-687-3228 (cell) or email
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slsmith - Fri, Jun 15, 2018, 9:59 A
Violin Instructor
Good morning, I am in desperate need for a Violin instructor in the area.

Thank you,

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LindaC - Thu, May 24, 2018, 12:45 P
I use Winston Bancroft, his numbers are 413-584-0798 and/or 413-250-6287. He's been our family electrician for over 30 years. He's really dependable and does quality work. I'm not sure how his prices compare because I always call him. I trust him and that goes a long way when we're talking about electrical issues.

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v - Thu, May 24, 2018, 9:20 A
Looking for recommendations for an electrician, to rewire an old house. Thanks.
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jailiss - Fri, May 18, 2018, 3:47 P
Wgby Asparagus Festival And Chef Spearit Lunch
Join us on the Hadley Town Common on Saturday, June 2nd for the WGBY Asparagus Festival, and the WGBY Chef Spearit Lunch. The Asparagus Festival is from 10 AM to 6 PM, while the Chef Spearit Lunch is from 12:30 PM to 3 PM. Find more information about the Asparagus Festival at, and find the Facebook event at . Find information regarding the Chef Spearit Lunch at, and find the Facebook event at . See you there!
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lcd628 - Fri, May 18, 2018, 10:55 A
Perennial Plant Sale Saturday, May
Perennial plant sale
Saturday, May 26, 9am to 3pm
256 South East St. Amherst
Lots of different perennials for sale:
Hosta, daylilies, astilbe, sweet woodruff, spirea, hydrangea, coreopsis, mums and much more!!
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Dinah - Thu, Apr 26, 2018, 6:05 P
Cosby And Comeuppance
As a teenager, I had an encounter with Bill Cosby in downtown Manhattan, 1965. Like so many, I was a huge fan. It was when he was still new at TV stardom and possibly not as practiced in the dark "art" of sexual predation as he would become. I was very naive and had more luck than brains - I was not harmed, only creeped out by his predatory behavior toward me.
All these years, I've had no doubt that under that mask of the fun Dad, there lurked a serial rapist. I deeply feel for all the women he did violate over the years, but I am gratified that they finally get - if not their own personal justice, at least some of the validation they've so long been denied. #MeToo!
Bill Cosby Found Guilty Of All Charges In Sexual Assault Retrial
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lgwozdzik - Thu, Apr 26, 2018, 2:38 P
Umass Disability Services #umassgives Campaign
Today (April 26) and tomorrow (April 27) is the day to support UMass Disability Services through the #UMassGives campaign. With your help, we can connect our outstanding students with career opportunities and training so they can best express their talents!

You can donate here!

We are also competing with other departments to win the most unique donors tomorrow (Friday, April 27) from 3-4 PM during our power hour. If we get the most unique donations during that hour, we win an additional $2K! Set your reminders now!

Please support us! Every dollar that helps a student find meaningful work helps them, UMass, the employer and us all!

All contributions are tax deductible.

Thank you from all of us at Disability Services, UMass
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jailiss - Mon, Apr 9, 2018, 4:23 P
Upcoming Events For Tony Vacca
Magdalena Gomez and Tony Vacca: A Full Force Flow of World Fusion Music and Outspoken Words
Friday, April 20, 2018
8:00 PM -9:00 PM
The Bing Arts Center, Springfield, MA
Globally acclaimed artists, poet Magdalena Gomez and percussionist Tony Vacca, present an evening of world music and spoken word. Senegal, Puerto Rico, New Jersey, and the Bronx come together to celebrate the soul’s longing to live a liberated life.
Seating is limited: advance purchase recommended.
Doors open at 7:30. Refreshments available.
Tickets: $15 general admission, $10 students. Purchase using the following link:

Pennsylvania Cannabis Festival: Solo Concert
Sunday, April 22, 2018
10:00 AM -11:00 AM
Nay Aug Park Scranton, PA
"This public event is to raise awareness for the legalization of cannabis in Pennsylvania. Our mission is to end cannabis prohibition and free all political prisoners of the war on cannabis. Freedom is gained through growth. This mission needs your support. Please shop the vendors, eat plenty of food & enjoy the day’s events."
Free admission. Info at

“Do It Now” and John Sheldon’s “Red Guitar”
Friday, April 27, 2018
8:00 PM -9:00 PM
The Shea Theater Arts Center, Turner’s Falls, MA
An international exchange of compelling performances. Taking work of inspiring Valley performers to the Fringe festival every August, and bringing back bold and authentic work for local audiences.
Info at http://sheatheater.o...-NOW-Manual-Override

World Rhythms Ensemble: World Fusion, Spoken Words, Exquisite Mayhem
Saturday, April 28, 2018
8:00 PM-9:00 PM
Tony Vacca and Massamba Diop performing together at Gateway City Arts in Holyoke, MA
During the past fourteen years Massamba Diop and Tony Vacca have been bringing together the traditions of their music and the peoples of their countries.
$15 Adv / $20 Door $10 Students/Children 18+
Doors at 7pm
Info and tickets at https://www.gatewayc...vaccaandmassambadiop

Do It Now: John Sheldon, Paul Richmond and Tony Vacca
Sunday, April 29, 2018
2:00 PM -3:00 PM
House Concert to benefit this group’s twelve-day run at The Fringe Fest in Edinburgh, Scotland at 16 Pomeroy Terrace, Amherst, MA
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jailiss - Mon, Apr 9, 2018, 1:07 P
Tony Vacca Solo Concert: “under The Influence African Art” Fine Arts Center Lobby, Umass Amherst
Tony Vacca Solo Concert: “Under the Influence of African Art”
Thursday, April 19, 2018
6:00 PM 7:00 PM
Fine Arts Center Lobby, UMass Amherst

5 Takes on African Art/ 42 Flags by Fred Wilson winds down on April 19 with a celebration of this innovative year-long exhibition. Visitors will move through the Fine Art Center and the UMCA galleries to experience a series of distinct performances inspired by the exhibition: music from renowned local percussionist Tony Vacca, a performance by actor Kymberly Newberry, an original dance, "Alyma", choreographed by Molly Christie Gonzalez and performed by students from the UMass Dance Department, and a performance by the master storyteller Onawumi Jean Moss.

Featuring performances by Tony Vacca, Onawumi Jean Moss, Kymberly Newberry, and UMass Dancers
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Kathy - Thu, Apr 5, 2018, 10:45 A
Referral For New Heating System
I need to replace my furnace (propane) and am putting together a few quotes. Any recommendations for someone to use? Any leads appreciated! Best to email me.

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slsmith - Wed, Mar 28, 2018, 11:41 A
Young, But Great Talent!
Save The Tour, Benefit show!
Hosted by Gabe Jackson and Hunter Grant

Wednesday, March 28 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM EDT

Waterfront Tavern
Holyoke, Massachusetts

Share this event with your friends


Come see a great show at the Waterfront Tavern!

Recently PVPA's music department has been planning a tour to VA, and it was swiped out from under our feet due to unfortunate circumstances. But the community has made a massive uproar and began to fund-raise so that the tour can still happen. A large effort has been put in by students to make these benefit shows happen, so come see what music the PVPA ensembles & students are made of. There will also be guest musicians!

A raffle or auction will be in play as well!
Everything to raise money for this trip, donations would be greatly appreciated.

Please come and support PVPA's music dept and the Waterfront Tavern, Wednesday the 28th of March.
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Lizza - Mon, Mar 26, 2018, 3:59 P
Black Birch Vineyard Wine Tasting Event
The Hatfield Education Foundation is hosting a Wine Night at Black Birch Vineyard in Hatfield.
Thursday, May 3, 2018 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm

A tasting fundraiser featuring local wine, snacks, and great company. Tickets are $20 and may be redeemed for either a sampling of five pre-selected wines or a full glass of wine of your choosing, plus a souvenir glass for you to keep.

Bottles of Black Birch wine will also be available for sale.

Information is available on the foundation's website and Facebook page.
Tickets may be purchased online from the website.

Website: http://www.hatfielde...ndraising/wine-event
Facebook: https://www.facebook...EducationFoundation/

The Hatfield Education Foundation provides support for innovation, creativity and excellence in the Hatfield schools.
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slsmith - Mon, Mar 26, 2018, 10:34 A
Helping Hand
I am posting on behalf of my daughter, Vyanna and friends at Pioneer Valley Performing Arts school with a unique & time-sensitive
request. We are looking for fundraising heroes to help ‘Save The Music’. Specifically: PVPA’s
ambitious music ‘We Came To Play’ music department tour to Virginia happening April 6—
12, 2018.

PVPA’s four music ensembles (Jazz, Rock, Pop and Acapella ensembles) comprised of 65 student
have come together to create one incredibles communal show. Our bags are packed, the hotels
and buses are booked, and we are ready to go. We are already booked to perform three full length
shows in VA, including one at the famous Busch Gardens. We will also be conducting a half-day
workshop at the Waller Mill Magnet Elementary School, where we will teach students about making
music as a group, and then perform for them.

April Tour In Jeopardy Of Being Cancelled!

The beloved head of our music department, Frank Newton, has had a vision of taking our tour
on the road for many years, and took on the huge task of organizing for the past year to make
this vision a reality.

Unfortunately, we were just informed that our major funding source is no longer available.
The entire tour is in jeopardy of being cancelled just two weeks before we’re supposed to
hit the road! Our students have been rehearsing and working non-stop the entire school year to
create this wonderful show. We will NOT give up now. We are determined to save it. That’s
where you come in.

How You Can Be A Music Hero

We are tasked with raising $26,000 in just a matter of days (the bus deposit is due on
Monday, TODAY, March 26, 2018). The good news? We think this is actually possible. The response to
our plight has been swift, and the outpouring of support heartening. We are asking friends,
family, alumni, businesses, benefactors and supporters of students and music lovers
everywhere to donate what they can to the nonprofit ‘Friends Of PVPA’ so our students’
dreams of going on this tour can stay alive.


Your contribution will make an immeasurable difference not only to our PVPA community, but to
our students and the people we will be playing for. All donations are tax deductible, and can be
made through the ‘Friends of PVPA’ via PayPal or credit card.

Want to make a tax-deductible donation? Here’s how:

We greatly appreciate any and all donations to this most worthy cause. You can easily donate
through PayPal or credit card by going to the school’s website.
Click ‘DONATE NOW’ button in upper left hand corner
IMPORTANT! Under ‘Special Instructions ’, please write
‘For VA Music Tour’ to make sure your funds will go directly to our music tour fundraising effort.

You can also send a check MADE OUT TO FRIENDS OF PVPA to:
Friends of PVPA
c/o PVPA
15 Mulligan Drive
South Hadley, MA 01075
Note: Please write ‘For VA Music Tour’ in the memo section.

Watch the 2018 ‘We Came To Play’

VA Tour Info Video

Hear directly from our Music Director, Frank Newton who recorded this informational video back in July 2017 as he explains his tour vision. You’ll also see performances from our music department students:

Thank you SO much for your support. We are grateful for anything you can provide. Your help
will go directly to making our year-long dream of this important musical tour a reality.


The Students and Parents of PVPA ‘We Came To Play’ Music Tour

PS – If for some reason we do not hit our full $26,000 fundraising goal, please know that funds
that come in for this tour will be used towards a scaled-down-but-equally-exciting performance
opportunity for these PVPA high school music ensemble students
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slsmith - Mon, Mar 19, 2018, 12:19 P
Super Hero
Hello, I am looking for a cape that a super hero would wear. Adult would be great, the color do not matter.

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mbparker - Thu, Mar 8, 2018, 11:50 A
Fcrds Events
The Franklin County Regional Dog Shelter is sponsoring two in March and one in April

Saturday, March 4, 2018 - Noon - 2:00 p.m. RABIES CLINIC
At the Franklin County Dog Shelter - 10 Shady Lane, Turners Falls, MA
All dogs must be leashed and all cats must be in carrier

Service provided by the Brookside Animal Hospital

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 6:00 p.m.
Greenfield Savings Bank, Turners Falls, MA
Leave your dog at home and stop by to ask questions and leave w/ ideas to improve your dogs behavior

Presented by Susan Miller, The Canine Counselor

Please call the Shelter with any questions
Please call the Shelter to let us know if you are attending
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jailiss - Fri, Feb 23, 2018, 6:46 P
Wgby Wine Lovers Dinner Sat March 10th
Sit down for a gourmet Irish meal with carefully paired wines Saturday, March 10 from 6–10 p.m. at The Log Cabin in Holyoke — all while supporting public television.

The annual WGBY Wine Lovers Dinner features a seven-course menu carefully designed by a guest chef. This year, the WGBY guest chef is Kevin Dundon, host of the popular PBS cooking show, Modern Irish Food. Dundon will be present at the dinner to help explain his methodologies and ideas. Meanwhile, Dunon's menu will be carefully executed by the culinary team directed by The Log Cabin Executive Chef and Co-Owner Mick Corduff.

Amid seven courses of mouth-watering food will be carefully and expertly paired wines courtesy of Table & Vine. Learn about each pairing, and discover the ways wine and food marry on the palate.

This is a foodie experience of a lifetime. Not only will you sample unique flavors from a celebrity TV chef, but you will also get a tutorial about wine paired with each course. It’s not only a fine dining experience, but a wine tasting, and wine appreciate class all wrapped into one.

Supporting public television has never tasted this good — or this Irish!

Tickets to the seven-course gourmet dinner Saturday, March 10 in Holyoke are $175 each, available online at or at Table & Vine in West Springfield.

Proceeds benefit public television and PBS station WGBY. The event is sponsored by Big Y World Class Markets, Table & Vine, The Dennis Group, and AM Lithography. Media sponsors include The Republican, BusinessWest, and Healthcare News.
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jailiss - Fri, Feb 23, 2018, 6:44 P
Wgby Wine, Beer Food Tasting Fri March 9th
It’s the largest benefit wine, beer and food tasting in western New England — all in support of local public television!

Taste more than 300 wines and beers, along with specialty foods from local restaurants and food artisans on Friday, March 9 from 5–8 p.m. at the Tower Square Hotel in downtown Springfield.

For over 30 years, supporters of public television and PBS member station WGBY have put their palates to work to help raise funds for the programs they trust and love. But the good feeling you get from participating in this charity event isn't the only benefit.

With a general admission or “Wine Connoisseur” upgrade, you will be able to sample a wide variety (over 300, in fact) of wines, beers, and food specialties.

Each guest will be given a “Tasting Program” that will list each item available for sample (and all wines and beers will be available for purchase through event sponsor Table & Vine). We encourage wine tasters to make note of grape varietals, vineyard designations, appellations, and styles.

Tickets to this enormous wine tasting event are available for $49 each online at or at Table & Vine in West Springfield.

Proceeds benefit public television and PBS station WGBY. The event is sponsored by Big Y World Class Markets, Table & Vine, The Dennis Group, and AM Lithography. Media sponsors include The Republican, BusinessWest, and Healthcare News.
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maryanne - Fri, Feb 9, 2018, 2:31 P
Amherst Orchid Society Annual Show
If you are tired of winter come to~
Amherst Orchid Society Annual Show and Sale
Feb 24, 2018 at 9 AM to 5 PM
Feb 25, 2018 at 10 AM to 4 PM
Location: 80 Locust St. (Rt. 9, Smith Vocational School)
Northampton, MA 01060

$5 admission, children under 12 free
Judged displays, Vendors and Talks on orchid care
Parking free, accessible
Photography welcome
Hope to see you there!
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tina - Wed, Jan 24, 2018, 9:17 P
Winterfest 2018 Call For Volunteers!!
The 2018 WinterFest is ramping up to be the largest festival yet with all kinds of opportunities to get involved from February 3rd to the 10th with events scattered across Amherst winding up with the Grand Finale on the 10th.

Sledding and skating to gingerbread house decorating and dancing - these are just some of the things in store this Winter. Produced by Amherst Leisure Services and Friends of Amherst Recreation. Presented by Integrity Development and Construction, Inc. Volunteers get free admission to the Main Event on February 10!

Sign up at http://www.signupgen...AB2BA7F85-winterfest
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