A lot going on in the Valley today.
I won't be going to those events, I'm too busy robbing banks.
Amazingly, the Amherst Survival Center is using me in their promotional material.
Saturday, September 22, 2012
On my way to the Woodstar Cafe on Sunday morning I ran into Northampton avant-garde performer Kelsey Flynn (right) out for a stroll with her wife and baby and doggie.
She will be performing next at Greenfield's Fringe Festival in November. Greenfield really knows how to go out on the fringe and we love them for it. Meanwhile the Haymarket Cafe remains the definition of Northampton cafe-cool, but the Woodstar is emerging as the new Sunday morning hotspot for the Hamp hipsters to meet to discuss what went down with who the night before.
Bikes parked in front of the UMass Library.
A big change in the cafe scene at the library is the closing of the popular and appropriately named hang-out Procrastination Station.
Instead it has reopened in much bigger digs in the old circulation office across the way by the elevators. I used to work in that circulation office more years ago than I care to either count or admit to.
The selection of items for sale is greatly expanded.
It also has a big relaxation area for the students to sit, study and flirt.
Last week was the big Freedom Rally in Boston for the legalization of marijuana. This video pretty much captures the highlights, beginning with an address by Amherst libertarian leader Terry Franklin.