Making It Here: Atkins Farms Country Market

Making It Here: Atkins Farms Country Market

What started as thirteen Macintosh apple trees more than 100 years ago has grown into a full-service, one-stop shopping destination. Not only is Atkins Farms Country Market in South Amherst known for locally grown apples and produce, it’s also known for friendly...
Unique Museums: Beneski Museum

Unique Museums: Beneski Museum

Located on the campus of Amherst College, the Beneski Museum of Natural History is one of New England’s largest natural history museums. With more than 1,700 specimens on display, you can find anything from dinosaur fossils and meteorites to the world’s largest...
Storm Drain Art

Storm Drain Art

Priscilla Kane Hellweg from Enchanted Circle Theater in Holyoke and Patty O’Donnell, Environmental Educator at Hitchcock Center for the Environment in Amherst, discuss the “Storm Drain Art” project jointly undertaken using art to educate about the...
Hitchcock Center for the Environment

Hitchcock Center for the Environment

The Hitchcock Center for the Environment was founded in 1962 by Ethel Dubois (1906–1987), a retired guidance counselor. With a handful of dedicated volunteers, she provided summer camp and nature programs for low-income children, primarily from Holyoke and...
Making It Here: Glazed Doughnut Shop

Making It Here: Glazed Doughnut Shop

Owner/operators Nick and Keren Rhodes grew up in Amherst and in fact were Amherst High School sweethearts.  After living in NY & CT, a stint in medical school, several businesses, and 2 children later, they found themselves back in Amherst sharing what they love:...
Reader to Reader

Reader to Reader

David Mazor, founding Executive Director of Amherst-based “Reader to Reader, Inc” talks about this initiative aimed at getting books into the hands of underprivileged children. Reader to Reader Reader to Reader on...

Making It Here: Amherst Typewriter

Bob Green has been repairing typewriters for people here in the Valley and beyond since 1976. He shares his story and explains why for him and his clients, the typewriter is both a passion and a tool for self-expression like no other, and one that will never go out of...

Cultural Survival

Dave Favreau, Bazaar Program Manager for Cambridge-based non-profit organization Cultural Survival,  and artisan Amalia Four Hawks will discuss the upcoming Cultural Bazaar Festival taking place May31-June 2 in Amherst, MA.  ...

Bamboo Fishing Rods

Richard Taupier produces & restores bamboo fishing rods, and acts as an occasional fishing guide.  Amherst Rod Company made bamboo rods late 40’s to early 50’s in Amherst,...

Yiddish Language Institute

Aaron Lansky, President of the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, and Asya Vaisman, who heads the Yiddish Language Institute there, discuss the late-2012 founding  of the Institute at the Center in Amherst. http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org  ...

Human Trafficking

Dan Viederman of Verite in Amherst discusses how companies can follow the Obama administration’s  policy and eliminate human trafficking from contracts they may...

Earth Action

Lois Barber, co-founder and Executive Director of Earth Action &2020 Action in Amherst,  and Amherst College student and intern for Earth Action Peter Suechting will discuss the work of the organization work for peace, social justice, human rights and...