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An intimate concert in the hills: Watermelon Wednesdays celebrates 25 years of presenting world-class acoustic music
07-19-2024 1:20 PM

By MELISSA KAREN SANCES

Even the bats are moved.At intermission they dance out of the belfry of the West Whately Chapel, like musical notes across a sunset staff. And after precisely cut watermelon slices are enjoyed, darkness falls and the second set begins, they flutter in...

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This hiking club’s first rule? No diet talk: The Body Liberation Outdoor Club is coming to the Valley
07-05-2024 1:05 PM

By MELISSA KAREN SANCES

The founder of the Body Liberation Outdoor Club saw “The Fat Babe Pool Party” in “Shrill,” the Hulu series about a heavy woman’s journey to embracing her body, and felt like she was in a dream. In the fourth episode of Season 1, the main character has...


Easthampton author Emily Nagoski has done the research: It’s OK to love your body
05-03-2024 3:44 PM

By MELISSA KAREN SANCES

‘Emily’s mission in life is to teach women to live with confidence and joy inside their bodies.”This sentence mesmerized me.It’s an assured statement about a complicated topic: body image and sexuality, and it is the crux of sex educator Emily...


Stories bring the neighborhood home: ‘The Belt’ online oral history project shares Montview residents’ recollections of quirky riverside enclave
03-22-2024 1:49 PM

By MELISSA KAREN SANCES

On a springlike day in mid-March, three historians’ voices mingle with the buzzing of a drone. Claudia Lefko, Gail Hornstein and Ben James stand in the middle of the Montview Conservation Area while our camera captures the big picture — the vast, open...


Jump for joy: The Lindy League of Western Massachusetts makes swing dance accessible and fun
11-24-2023 10:58 AM

By MELISSA KAREN SANCES

As snow mingles with rain this Tuesday evening, the door to Spare Time Northampton is cool to the touch. But inside the bowling alley’s City Sports Grille, the cracks of falling pins fade into the warm pulse of swing music.The Lindy League of Western...


In this corner: Champs owner Theresa Allen fighting the good fight: Popular kickboxing teacher opens her own space where everyone is welcome
08-17-2023 1:17 PM

By MELISSA KAREN SANCES

Ten heavy bags stood at attention on Theresa Allen’s front lawn, while seven women surrounded a card table just off the driveway, wrapping their hands and gloving up.My new cardio-kickboxing instructor greeted me warmly and introduced me to my...


Who run the world: Jacob’s Pillow honors 50 years of hip hop with many leading ladies
06-16-2023 3:30 PM

By MELISSA KAREN SANCES

When it was time for the hip hop tribute at this year’s Grammys, Black Thought took center stage to introduce his girl:“Fifty years ago, a street princess was born to be an icon. The art form took the entire world by storm. How’d she do it? Her...


Far from his Bronx stoop: In his 60s, Granby author Steve Bernstein reckons with his childhood and opens his heart
06-09-2023 3:15 PM

By MELISSA KAREN SANCES

“How you know it’s a real stoop is not so much what it looks like, but rather what happens on it. A stoop is a place to socialize. People hanging out, reading the paper, playing dominos or cards, talking and gossiping, smoking, eating a hero with the...


Rock ’n’ roll for good: One Roof Festival brings together popular ’90s bands to help house the unsheltered
06-02-2023 3:59 PM

By MELISSA KAREN SANCES

Dean Dinning believes in the power of music. The longtime bassist of Toad the Wet Sprocket was once a teen in a crowd of 90,000 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. It was 1987, and U2 was on its international Joshua Tree Tour. The show was over and...


Waking up: One man’s journey from ad man to atman
03-24-2023 1:17 AM

By MELISSA KAREN SANCES

Before Tom Pedulla found the Eightfold Path, he had to admit that he was lost.It took the better part of a lifetime, because he didn’t look lost at all. As the eldest of four children born to Italian-American parents, he was expected to succeed, and...


Easthampton’s sizzling scene: In the dead of winter, city nightlife has a varied and vital buzz
02-18-2023 9:00 AM

By MELISSA KAREN SANCES

It’s the coldest night of the season, so cold that the wind stings, so cold that our photographer’s lenses need time to thaw, so cold that from the bar of the Marigold, you can’t see the street because the doors are coated in ice.But inside. Inside is...


Bringing back nightlife
09-22-2022 3:55 PM

By MELISSA KAREN SANCES

At 9 p.m. on a balmy Friday, my friends and I stood outside Tellus & the Satellite Bar, while the host checked our IDs and welcomed each of us by name.“You’re the second group here,” she said proudly. “We just opened a few minutes ago.” Dark curls...

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