Northampton is a town at about the center of the Western half of Massachusetts, USA (20 minutes north of Springfield).
Here is a link to the local Chamber of Commerce: http://www.explorenorthampton.com/
History and demographics: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northampton%2C_Massachusetts
State Street Deli makes some great sandwiches and wraps (called "strollers"). Don't miss the curry turky stroller. http://www.statestreetfruit.com/
Local Burger http://localnorthampton.com
La Veracruzana (on Main Street, halfway between King and the railroad bridge) makes excellent Mexican-like food.
There are many Chinese and Japanese restaurants. Recommendations welcome.
Stuff To Do
Scrabble Club! Fun group meets Monday evenings at Burger King Community Room. 5:30pm start time, but you can come any time after that, too.
Baseball: Want to play some Pick-up Baseball? Just for fun batting and running and fielding. contact Brett. You can also play in one of several leagues in the area, including Quabbin Valley Over Thirty Baseball League: http://qvotb.com/
Dance Spree is a free-form barefoot dance with DJed music. It happens every Friday night from 8:30-midnight at First Churches (11 Center Street). $5 admission. http://www.dancespree.org/
Northampton Ultimate Frisbee is a fun place to expend some energy, up to four times per week (Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays). http://nohoultimate.org
Concerts: There are all kinds of concerts at the Iron Horse, Pearl St. Night Club and the Calvin Theater, plus music at Bishop's Lounge and The Basement. See http://www.iheg.com/
Smith College Outdoor Adventure Program: http://www.smith.edu/athletics/smithoutdoors/
Smith College Greenhouse. Open every day til 4. Catch the bulb show in the spring and the mum show in the fall.
Find a Place to Live
If you'd like to rent a room of apartment or condo in Northampton, Amherst, Hadley or anything else near Amherst, use the UMass housing search: http://www-ims.oit.umass.edu/~cshrc/housing/rental_search.html
Jenny Boas lives in Northampton.
Brett Constantine lives in Northampton
Jim DuBois lives in Northampton