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Thornes is a Marquee Western Mass Attraction

VISITING NEW ENGLAND Apparently, small town Main Street USA never really died. It just went straight to a slice of heaven called downtown Northampton, Mass., with Thornes Marketplace serving as the cornerstone business. Walking Main Street toward Thornes -- a wonderful collection of nearly 30 merchants -- the 19th streetscape architecture warms the nostalgic [...]


Cornucopia in the News

Wacky Health Trends in the News Cornucopia is featured in these reports about wacky, or not so wacky health trends including crickets, cold brew coffee, wheatgrass juice and coconut oil. Western Mass News Couthouse News Service


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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


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. To read full article, [...]


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 [...]