Cornucopia Foods BuzzPoints Community Connection Small Business Spotlight
When Bud Stockwell first started selling natural foods 37 years ago, he was a wide-eyed twenty-something who wanted to change the world when people who worked in this industry existed on the fringe. More than three decades later, the fever still burns within Cornucopia Foods and its staff to help educate and make healthier food available to the community. No longer on the fringe, with places like Whole Foods now a household name, this small business makes its mark by offering in-depth product knowledge, great customer service, and high product standards.
Andy Pandy by Hansen Kids, LLC on the first week of January had announced future plans and expansions for the year 2016. The first of which unfolds now – Andy Pandy’s first retail store partnership.
The management of Andy Pandy has been receiving numerous proposals for retail and online partnerships alike, and even international distribution. Owners Steve and Jessica Hansen couldn’t be more thankful about it. However, Andy Pandy being an owner operated company; the Hansen couple has been taking steps one at a time.
Dani Klein Williams Lands Book Deal for Boudoir Photography
NORTHAMPTON — Dani Klein Williams, owner and lead photographer at Dani Fine Photography, was approached earlier this year by Amherst Media Publications about creating a book, set to be released in early 2016, focusing on the art and business of boudoir photography. Covering an array of topics in keeping with this theme, the book will comprise practical business advice as well as the step-by-step photographic techniques used by a successful professional photographer. For updates and more information on the progress of this project, follow the studio on Instagram and Facebook.
NORTHAMPTON — To at least half of the 10 people gathered for Fritha Pengelly’s dance class at Thornes Marketplace in Northampton on a recent Tuesday afternoon, just getting there was a challenge. Some of them have trouble controlling their limbs. Others have an unsteady gait or a difficult time with their balance. Yet here they were seated in a circle following a synchronized sequence of complicated body motions. Pengelly had them raising an arm and curling it around the back of their heads while she tapped a steady beat.
Gluten Free Cookie Shop Opens in Thornes Marketplace
NORTHAMPTON — Thornes Marketplace will get a little sweeter this summer with the opening of a gluten-free cookie shop.
Jonas Aaberg of New Haven, Connecticut, has confirmed he will open Cookie.Works June 13 on the second floor of Thornes, a space formerly occupied by BAKED. The 37-year-old entrepreneur said the from-scratch cookies will be made with simple, all-natural ingredients.
Whole Children Receives $700 Donation from Herrell’s Ice Cream
NORTHAMPTON — In Hadley there is a center where children, some with special needs and some without, can dance, run and play all while learning critical social skills. When Judy Herrell, owner of Herrell’s Ice Cream in Northampton, learned about Whole Children’s Inclusive Community Center, she decided to donate the funds from the shop’s annual National Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day, to the organization. “I just think the work they do is fantastic and I wanted to make sure they got some recognition and whatever money we could raise,” Herrell said.
Thornes Marketplace Installs New Stained Glass Windows
NORTHAMPTON – Thornes Marketplace in downtown Northampton has installed new stained glass windows in its main stair area. The windows are meant to go with and enhance the antique stained glass and other architectural elements including original stained glass windows, tin ceilings, and hand-turned oak stairs, the retail space said Tuesday in a news release.
NORTHAMPTON — Rebekah Brooks is a jeweler with stores in Cambridge and Northampton. She says her upbringing in rural New Hampshire, in a house that resembles a sculpture, and her artist parents, provided her with a world of natural inspiration. Her mother still has the first necklace Rebekah made, hanging on the wall. After 15 years in New York, she and her husband decided they wanted a house and green grass. Brooks says the Valley seemed the perfect place because of its proximity to the city, interesting people, nature and culture.