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slsmith - Thu, Aug 30, 2018, 9:28 A
Hello, I am looking for a sitter. it would be nice to have a car, but not necessary. Monday - Friday, 12:30 until 3pm. This will only be until December 1, 2018.

Thank you,
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Dinah - Sat, Aug 18, 2018, 2:35 P
I'd like to recommend Joanne Ehret. She has been very helpful to me for the treatment of various health challenges, some big, some small. Joanne not only with treats with acupuncture, but also offers Chinese herbal healing. Joanne is passionate about her work, and is also intuitive, compassionate, and delightful. She's in Belchertown, and here's her email:
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Dinah - Sat, Aug 18, 2018, 2:28 P

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jailiss - Wed, Aug 15, 2018, 1:01 P
Five College Early Music Program
August 14, 2018

The Five College Early Music Program will be holding its patented Painless Auditions the first week of classes. These are open to students, faculty and members of the community. The relevant information follows. We would be grateful for any publicity you can provide.

The Five College Early Music Program welcomes students, faculty, and community members interested in auditioning to SING or PLAY in one or more ensembles, including the COLLEGIUM choir, BAROQUE ORCHESTRA (modern string players and adventurous pianists are encouraged to try this!) and chamber music, MEDIEVAL and RENAISSANCE ensembles and VOCES FEMINAE. The auditions are "painless" experiences, held at all the campuses. Performances sponsored by the program feature baroque and Renaissance music played on modern and period instruments and sung in historically-informed style. Consider beginning RECORDER, VIOLA DA GAMBA, LUTE or RENAISSANCE TROMBONE! We also offer instruction on period instruments (recorders, sackbut, viol, lute, etc.) for modern players, in beginning ensembles and lessons. Credit is available for ensembles and lessons for MHC, UMass and HC.

Tuesday, September 4:
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 3:00 – 4:30 PM: Room 170 Fine Arts Center, UMass
5:00 – 6:30 PM: Room 7 Music Center, Amherst College
Wednesday, September 5:
1:00 – 4:00 PM: Room 210 Pratt Hall, Mount Holyoke College
Thursday, September 6:
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM, Music Lounge, Hampshire College
Friday, September 7:
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM: Room 170 Fine Arts Center, UMass
4:00 – 5:30 PM, Room 103, Sage Hall, Smith College

For Further Information, contact the Early Music Office at 538-2079
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v - Tue, Aug 14, 2018, 5:09 P
Looking for recommendations for an acupuncturist. Thanks!
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srasmuss - Thu, Aug 2, 2018, 9:28 P
Room For Rent

My name is Scott, I work at UMass and I'm looking for a place to live. A friend forwarded this listing to me and it sounds great. I've worked part-time at UHS in the BASICS program for over 10 years and am looking for a room/studio with bus access to UMass. The house I'd been living in for several years got sold and the new owners wanted to turn it over to a family. I'm a pretty quiet guy with a passion for nature photography and I'd love to hear from you if the room is still available. You can reach me by replying to this email or by calling me at 413-687-8213.

Scott Rasmussen
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karenjhayes - Sun, Jul 29, 2018, 1:08 P
Looking For Someone Drive Cross Country With

I have plans to drive my car back to California in mid-August and am looking for someone to travel with. I would prefer someone who is younger, no older than 40, responsible but easygoing to share the ride with. Men are prefered as it would make me feel safer, but i open to female companions, if we get along. Again, this would be for mid august, looking to leave around the 15th. Persons with travel experience, esp across the Midwest is a plus.
Please email or call 413-474-0754 and ask for Julie. I will ask potential candidates to meet in person beforehand.

Thank you.
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mbparker - Sat, Jul 28, 2018, 10:11 P
Mutts Need Benefit
The Friends of the Franklin County Regional Dog Shelter MUTTS IN NEED BENEFIT

August 11, 2018 - starts at 3:00 p.m.

Millers Falls Rod & Gun Club

$25.00 admission: Food, Live Auction, Raffles, Dog Alumni Parade, Door Prizes, Band

Dogs are welcomed but must be leashed at all times.

Cash Bar

For additional information: 413-676-9182

Also Available: New England Clam Bake For 40 of Your Closest Friends Raffle... (separate from raffles above).
Tickets $5.00 each or 5 for $20. Call the number above fro tickets.
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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

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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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