Amherst Wire

Community blooms at the Bridge of Flowers

Community blooms at the Bridge of Flowers

Erica Garnett, Travel Editor

November 12, 2015


Filed under Around the Valley, Travel

People flock to the famous landmark to paint, revisit memories, relax, photograph, propose to spouses, and, of course, smell the flowers.

Cushman Market: Where creativity and breakfast are served all day

Cushman Market: Where creativity and breakfast are served all day

Frank Dutan, Contributor

November 3, 2015


Filed under Around the Valley, Features, Profiles, Travel

The North Amherst market and café offers residents a taste of New York's famous "beatnik" neighborhood, the East Village. The neighborhood, home to a community of lower-class immigrants and the birthplace of contemporary artists Andy Warhol and Jean Basquiat, was a haven for artists, musicians, and working class people in the 1980's.

Northampton hosts tenth annual Zombie Pub Crawl

Northampton hosts tenth annual Zombie Pub Crawl

Erica Garnett, Travel Editor

October 28, 2015


Filed under Around the Valley, Travel

Zombies roamed the streets, bouncing between bars like ping pong balls. Fake blood, heavily blackened eyes and tattered clothing were the finishing touches on nearly every costume. People took a zombie-style spin on existing favorites like brides, superheroes, and fictional characters.

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.

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.

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.

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."

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.

Puffton Village: A home away from home

Puffton Village: A home away from home

Hae Young Yoo, Editor in Chief

April 22, 2015


Filed under Around the Valley, Campus, Profiles

Puffton Village, the second Southwest.

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.

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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