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The Pie-Tastrophe

November 17, 2015 3:43pm |

Though it’s only been open for a few weeks now, area residents are giving the Pie Bar in downtown Florence troubling reviews. There’s no question however, that the pie bar has been the talk of the town for months. But the real question is, does […]

Bright Nights in Northampton

January 14, 2015 8:43am |


Gear Up For A Unique Halloween

November 4, 2014 9:24am |

Feeling the chill of the autumn wind biting the end of their noses and the face of the moon lighting the paths to the houses with the best candy is the best part to trick or treaters, while others simply stuff their faces with the […]

How to Trade Your Halloween Candy This Year

October 31, 2014 6:25pm |

  Candy of all shapes and sizes spills out from a plastic pumpkin onto a kitchen table in Baystate Village—Reese’s peanut butter cups, M&M’s, and Blowpops rattle and roll around while candy continues to flow. Then the atmosphere completely transforms. Cheap chocolates get shoved under […]

Sweeties Versus Captain Candy

October 21, 2014 6:04am |

For sweet lovers in Northampton, finding a convenient and lovable candy store is not hard. The real challenge comes when deciding between the two candy stores: the old favorite, Sweeties, and the relatively new Captain Candy. Both stores bring great things to the table. Sweeties, […]

Paradise City Arts Festival is Huge Success in Northampton

October 17, 2014 6:19am |

This past Saturday, Sunday and Monday, the Paradise City Arts Festival came to Northampton for one of its bi-annual visits to display the works created by many of New England’s artists. Walking into the festival, you immediately take in the incredibly detailed and exquisite artifacts […]

A New Pastime in the Valley

October 6, 2014 5:08pm |

  From the food to the games, the hang out joint The Quarters is the Valley’s new “place to be”. “Quarters was built to be a place for everyone” said Dani Obrien, a Quarters employee. Quarters hosts both childrens birthday parties and a 21+ night […]

Dobra Tea: Its History and Success

September 30, 2014 8:24pm |

  A tea place sits on the edge of downtown Northampton with a wooden sign and a window view overlooking the street in front. The name of this place is Dobra Tea, and although it has been open for less than a year, employee Alexander […]