TIMES PAST

Eighty-nine-year-old Paul Rikert remembers the day he first set foot in Northfield, on Feb. 2, 1934.His father had been hired as the “creamery man”...

As another winter skiing season finds itself winding down, and we turn our focus toward spring and summer plans, I wanted to share a favorite place...

Being fans of swing music, my then-boyfriend and I decided to hear the Benny Goodman Orchestra play in Holyoke. It was a Sunday night in the dead...

My life has been shaped by many things and many people, from being raised in the wonderful small town of Orange, to having been brought up in a...

The idea of starting your freshman year of high school in an unfamiliar place, surrounded by kids you haven’t met before, can be a nerve-wracking...

Times Past: Generations of jewelers

3/22/19

Even nearly 30 years after our Main Street business H.S. Ruddock Jeweler closed its doors, the Ruddock family name remains synonymous with jewelry...

While completely re-organizing my guest room recently, I discovered that the most interesting task was dealing with my sewing corner. Next to my...

When I was 10 years old in 1984, my family was so financially strapped that my mother, my little brother Sasha and Bear, our black Labrador...

The Massachusetts Mental Health Center was a weird place, with plenty of bizarre experiences for young student nurses. The location was in the Back...

If someone were to write a play or a movie about our lives owning Streeter’s General Store, I’ve always thought nobody’d believe it.It’s a story of...

Looking back on my early theater career, I realize now that Carol Channing was the first in a line of “great ladies” I would get to meet. The sad...

Times Past: Bank notes

1/21/19

For many children, myself included, our experience with banking started out with a simple coin bank. Kind relatives would give me a penny or two...

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