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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.

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.

Dancing with Parkinson's at Studio Helix

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.

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.  The

Recent Profile on Rebekah Brooks

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.

Large Crowd Gathers at Herrell's to Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WGGB) - On Saturday, a large crowd gathered at Herrell’s Ice Cream in Thornes Marketplace to eat ice cream for breakfast!  The ice cream breakfast is a fundraiser to benefit Whole Children, an organization that provides classes for children and teens of a abilities and skill levels.  On the menu was waffles & Ice Cream, Cereal Smoosh-ins, Coffee ala Mode, Muffins, and more.

Ice cream for breakfast? Herrell's in Northampton Serves up Coffee, Waffles, Cereal, Ice Cream

NORTHAMPTON — Want some ice cream with your coffee? On Feb. 7 Herrell’s will sponsor a National "Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day" to benefit Whole Children.  The event will be held from 9 a.m. to noon and the menu will include waffles and ice cream, cereal Smoosh-ins®, coffee a la mode, hot cocoa, muffins, breakfast ice cream flavors and more.

Black Friday is Not so Black in Downtown Northampton

NORTHAMPTON — There wasn't much black about Black Friday in Northampton, with people shopping under giant artificial snowflakes before going out in the snow-filled streets. Although synonymous with deals on the day after Thanksgiving, "Black Friday" originated in Philadelphia, where it was used to describe the heavy and disruptive traffic that would occur on that day. Later, it indicated the turning point for many merchants who lost money from January through November and only operated in the black after Thanksgiving.


Taking Advantage of Small Business Saturday

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – If you missed out on Black Friday, Saturday is your chance to shop til you drop while supporting local businesses. Some people shopped til they dropped on Black Friday, but others waited specifically for Saturday. Saturday is Small Business Saturday, a day to support local stores during holiday shopping. Katie Rennie, owner of 25 Central clothing store in Thornes Marketplace in Northampton told 22News, “Everyone’s excited to get out and support local businesses, shop locally, and they’re a little more enthused by that I think.”