Making It Here: Goat Peak Strings

Making It Here: Goat Peak Strings

Vintage stringed instruments are said to be works of art and, if kept in good condition, will often maintain or increase in value over time.  At Goat Peak Strings in Easthampton, owners Jane Hamel and Alex Gray are veteran luthiers and collectors with over 75 years of...
Making It Here: Spot 22

Making It Here: Spot 22

Stacy Waldman has been collecting and selling vintage photographs for years, while artist Amy “Banner Queen” Johnquest is known for her sideshow-style banners. When they met a few years ago, they quickly realized they shared a similar quirky sensibility, which led...
Making It Here: Mt. Tom Ice Cream

Making It Here: Mt. Tom Ice Cream

After working as an engineer for 10 years Tom Ingram decided to listen to the “entrepreneurial voices in his head” and start his own business and ice cream seemed like the logical choice. After all Tom’s father spent his life in ice cream working at Hood and Howard...
Making It Here: Platterpus Records

Making It Here: Platterpus Records

Platterpus Records owner Dave Witthaus has been buying and selling vinyl for 30 years to his loyal customers, and credits his ‘ability to change’ for the store’s longevity. Producer Marla Zippay and Videographer Dave Fraser stopped by the Easthampton store to browse...

Making It Here: Robert Engman Graphic Design

In the 30 years he’s been a graphic designer, Easthampton’s Rob Engman has worked with hundreds of clients from all over the country. Much has changed over the years in the mechanics of his job, but what hasn’t changed is Rob’s ‘passion and enthusiasm for creating...