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Top Five: Halloween activities in the Pioneer Valley

Top Five: Halloween activities in the Pioneer Valley

Jenna Careri, Contributor
October 27, 2015
Filed under Around the Valley, Campus

Here are our top five activities to do in the Pioneer Valley to get you into the Halloween spirit before the big night.

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Cultural survival: An eclectic community of indigenous artisans

Cultural survival: An eclectic community of indigenous artisans

Erica Garnett, Travel Editor
October 15, 2015
Filed under Around the Valley, Travel

The public roam freely on the grounds, browsing among artwork and talking face-to-face with the artists behind them. Cultural Survival prides itself on featuring fair-trade art and screens the vendors to ensure direct sourcing from the artists.

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Kelly’s Restaurant: your Saturday morning breakfast spot

Kelly’s Restaurant: your Saturday morning breakfast spot

Andrea Comerford, Writer
May 1, 2015
Filed under Around the Valley, Travel

In the corner of a run-down strip of stores on College Street in Amherst, Mass., resides a small, casual breakfast and lunch spot for both locals and students. The average Saturday morning at Kelly’s has two types of customers: students in baggy sweatpants, slippers and mascara flaking off eyelashes from a good time the night before, or locals that you can tell are regulars.

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Antonio’s: Stories by the slice

Antonio’s: Stories by the slice

Brilee Weaver, Managing Editor
April 30, 2015
Filed under Around the Valley, Campus, Showcase, Travel

The North Pleasant Street storefront with the perpetual line out the door is the well-loved icon of Amherst — the college town institution that students remember and talk about long after they flip their graduation cap tassel and move on to the "real world."

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Northampton commemorates 100 years since Armenian Genocide

Northampton commemorates 100 years since Armenian Genocide

Julie Shamgochian, Writer
April 27, 2015
Filed under Around the Valley, Current Affairs, Multimedia

April 24, 2015, also known as Martyrs’ Day, marks the centennial of the mass killing of 1.5 million Armenians by the Ottoman Empire.

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Head Games natural hair beauty supply champions ‘winning natural beauty’

Head Games natural hair beauty supply  champions ‘winning natural beauty’

Stephanie Ramirez, Audience Engagement Editor
April 13, 2015
Filed under Around the Valley, Lifestyle, Profiles

Head Games sells quality products for people who wear their hair naturally.

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Freedom Café serves coffee for a good cause

Freedom Café serves coffee for a good cause

Michael Hickey, Contributor
March 26, 2015
Filed under Around the Valley, Campus, Profiles

It seems there's nothing special about the bustling café. Well, there is.

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Hidden Gem: A look inside an asylum

Hidden Gem: A look inside an asylum

Maureen Meyer and Sarah Robertson
February 10, 2015
Filed under Around the Valley, Travel

The campus has since been abandoned and fallen into disrepair. The floors are scattered with documents from years past, stating the names, medications, and conditions of former patients. Trespassers have covered the walls with graffiti that only adds to the asylum's eerie aura.

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New art bar opens in downtown Amherst

New art bar opens in downtown Amherst

Julie Shamgochian and Kerry O'Connor
November 25, 2014
Filed under Around the Valley, Travel

This past Sunday, November 23rd, everyday writing pencils were replaced with different styles of painting brushes, displayed in cool colored mason jars, and a palette of Christmas colors. Under the instruction of Annalise Ritter, a group of aspiring painters put their creative energy into designing advent calendars for the holiday season.

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The buzz on All Things Local

The buzz on All Things Local

Erica Garnett, Travel Editor
November 5, 2014
Filed under Around the Valley, Travel

But inside, you'll find a fresh take on over 200 local producers providing everything from organic spinach to handmade baby shoes.

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