Simple Pleasures

The Blizzard of ‘78 & Wild Winter Storms

For those who love snow, this winter so far has been a bit of a bust – plenty of record cold temperatures, but not a lot of the fluffy white stuff. But that isn’t usually the case in western Mass. Forty two years ago this, more than 40 inches of snow fell on parts of...

Massachusetts Academy of Ballet

When Charles and Rose Flachs decided transition out of successful careers as professional ballet dancers, they wanted to settle down in western New England. The Flachs found a mill building in Holyoke leasing space and knew it would be the perfect spot for a dance...

Red Sox Shakeup and Cheating Scandal

With pitchers and catchers reporting to Spring training in a month, the Boston Red Sox are looking for a new manager. Alex Cora and the Red Sox parted ways earlier this week after Cora admitted to participating in a sign-stealing scheme will serving as the Houston...