Yankee Candle CEO leaving

Monday, April 21, 2014

SOUTH DEERFIELD —After 13 years, the president and CEO of Yankee Candle Co., Harlan Kent, is leaving the national candle company. Rachel Wilson, a spokesperson with Jarden Corp., confirmed that Kent will “eventually move on. He has exciting opportunities ahead of him.” The move is a personal decision of Kent’s and is not related to Jarden’s purchase of Yankee Candle in November, said Wilson. Kent and the leadership team at … 0

Kali B’s serving up wings in Turners Falls

Thursday, April 17, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — Turners Falls is fast becoming the destination place for good food with bustling restaurants boasting a steady stream of customers. Kali B’s Wings and Things, the new all American wings and pub joint at 166 Avenue A, is a good example. “Everyone has been having the best months they’ve had. … 0

New Montague Book Mill eatery offers view, locally based cuisine

Thursday, April 17, 2014

MONTAGUE CENTER — Visitors to the village center can now enjoy all-American cuisine while overlooking the rushing waters of the Sawmill River in an old historic mill. The Alvah Stone has opened its doors at the Montague Mill, taking the place of the Night Kitchen, a fine-dining restaurant that closed this year after … 0

Yankee Mattress opens Greenfield site

Thursday, April 17, 2014

By ANITA FRITZ Recorder Staff GREENFIELD — Joseph Noblit was a one-man show when he first opened Yankee Mattress Factory in 1999, but today he employs seven people, and has opened a third showroom — in Greenfield. Noblit’s … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Ashfield John M. Reino of South Deerfield and Pamela J. Reino to Pamela J. Reino, 454 Bellus Road. No consideration. Donald F. Senecal and Marjorie R. Senecal to Senecal Investment Trust, Donald F. Senecal and Marjorie R. Senecal, trustees, 123 Steady Lane, $1. Donald F. Senecal and Marjorie … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Friday, April 11, 2014

Ashfield Yvonne Bourdillon to Helena C. McCracken and Aime Bourdon of Northampton, 190 Creamery Road, $365,000. David P. Thibault and Faith B. Thibault of Conway to Yvonne Bourdillon, 1903 Conway Road, $280,000. Bernardston Steven J. Maniatty of Greenfield and Jill E. Maniatty to Jill E. Maniatty, 43 West … 0

Greenfield Grille for sale

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

GREENFIELD — The Greenfield Grille, which opened five years ago in the spot held for decades by the landmark Famous Bill’s Restaurant, is up for sale and will decrease its hours, its owner announced Wednesday. Joseph Poirier, 69, … 0

Brewer taps into CSA idea

Sunday, October 27, 2013

COLRAIN — If local farms can sell produce through paid-in-advance farm shares — why not a local “farm brewery” that also grows some of its own beer ingredients? That’s the dream of Justin Korby, who has been working … 0

District Attorney offers domestic violence seminar

Thursday, April 3, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Domestic violence is a serious problem that can have a profound impact on businesses. This is why the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office is joining with area business groups to offer two 3-hour conferences on What Employers Can Do To Protect Your Business and Your Employees. The … 0

New chapter

Thursday, April 3, 2014

By ANITA FRITZ Recorder Staff Steve and Debra Schechterle have taken over the former Dad’s Liquors at 402 Federal St. in Greenfield and renamed it Four Corners Fine Wine & Spirits. The couple from Gill plans to bring … 0

On the job

Friday, April 4, 2014

Re-Bath installer wins national award TEMPE, ARIZ. — Frank Lapachinski, of Re-Bath of Pioneer Valley in Greenfield, received the Installer of the Year award at the company’s annual meeting. The franchise is co-owned by Lapachinski and Bob Tombs. … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Bernardston Theles J. Condraski to Ervin V. Meluleni and Gloria J. Meluleni, 238 Martindale Road, $60,000. Jacques A. Lamuniere and Lorian A. Tonna, also known as Lorian A. Tonna-Lamuniere, to Thomas B. Hamilton and Joan L. Hamilton of Brooklin, Maine, West Road/Huckle Hill Road, $41,500. Charlemont J. Robert … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Bernardston Perry Farm, LLC, to D. William Pratt and Marsha E. Pratt, Fox Hill Road, $1,000. Frederic E. Johnson and Ruth H. Johnson to James Wendell Johnson of Mt. Holly, Vt., and Rita Ellen Johnson of Albuquerque, N.M., 128 Northfield Road, $1. Russell L. Deane to Russell L. … 0