FOOD & DRINK
Local Burger to open new location in Easthampton in former Riff’s Joint space
Local Burger, a fixture of Downtown Northampton, is set to open a new location in Easthampton, taking over the space formerly occupied by the Riff’s Joint restaurant. News about Local Burger’s new Easthampton restaurant was met with excitement this week. The business made the announcement over Facebook late Friday. And by Saturday afternoon, its post had already received more than 1,200 likes.
New Home Needed: Meet the Latest Adorable Dogs Up for Adoption in chicopee, MA
Interested in adopting a pet — or just looking at some adorable pets near you up for adoption? There are dozens of endearing pets up for adoption at animal shelters in and around chicopee..
Chicopee's Culinary Delights: 6 Diners You Can't Miss
In this article, we will be exploring six exceptional diners in Chicopee. Have you had the chance to visit any of these places yet? If you have, we'd love to hear about your experiences. Please share your thoughts in the comments section below:
Laughs and community outreach in Holyoke on Saturday
Seinfeld wasn't the only comedy act in western Massachusetts on Saturday night. The Greater Holyoke YMCA hosted their first 'Laughing with a Purpose' Comedy Fundraiser.
McCray’s Farm in South Hadley Brings Back Festive Holiday Light Stroll
Experience the magic of Christmas at McCray's Farm in South Hadley! The holiday light stroll is back, featuring nearly 500,000 lights, festive decorations, and fun attractions. Enjoy a peaceful, family-friendly stroll through this enchanting display, now until the end of December.
Beloved Massachusetts Town Houses a Hidden Christmas Gem
The holiday season is ramping up and the classic holiday attractions, activities, and events are coming to fruition. Bright Nights at Forest Park in Springfield is in full swing. The town of Stockbridge will be busy this weekend for the annual Stockbridge Main Street At Christmas festivities and magical New England setting. In addition, you can't forget about Boston's famous Light Up Seaport gathering. The list of holiday activities and attractions across Massachusetts is endless.
Country Hyundai’s Festival of Trees opens in Northampton
Country Hyundai will be hosting its much-anticipated Festival of Trees on Saturday.
Wilbraham Seafoods closes after almost 40 years in business
A Wilbraham seafood restaurant has closed after almost 40 years in business, the owners announced Friday. Wilbraham Seafoods and Restaurant at 2341 Boston Road announced the closure on their Facebook page Friday afternoon. The owners wrote in a post that the post-pandemic economy made operating the business difficult. “It has...
Dakin Humane Society pets of the week: Retriever, mouse and more
Kristoff the athletic golden retriever, Francesco the kissy kitten, Pinky the goofy mouse: These are just a few of pets up for adoption that the Dakin Humane Society spotlighted as the “pets of the week.”. Kristoff, a three-year-old retriever, is described as “a sweet, loving, very energetic pup,” who...
Jerry Seinfeld makes stop in Springfield on the 2023 stand-up comedy tour
One of the most recognizable names in comedy, Jerry Seinfeld was in Springfield on Saturday night. "Yada, yada, yada."
Western Mass. native unveils ‘Match Us Collection’ boutique in her hometown
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WGGB/WSHM) - In Chicopee, “Match Us Collection” boutique held their grand opening on Wednesday afternoon. The ribbon cutting ceremony took place at 12 p.m. The owner of the boutique, Myriam Vega is a Western Massachusetts native and graduated from Chicopee High School in 2008 and for...
Mason jar oil lamps for the holidays
Juliette Mooers from Valley Art Supplies in Easthampton shows us how to make a fun, festive gift by using just a few items and a mason jar.
Embark on a Chinese Culinary Journey: The Top 3 Chicopee Restaurants to Try
In this article, we'll be exploring three exceptional Chinese restaurants in Chicopee. Have you had the opportunity to dine at any of these establishments? If you have, we'd love to hear about your experiences in the comments section below!
Donovan’s Irish Pub settles into new Holyoke home
HOLYOKE — Donovan’s Irish Pub officially celebrated its grand opening Friday at its new Holyoke location at 80 Jarvis Ave., even though it has been serving food and drinks for a week. Friday’s festivities included Mayor Joshua A. Garcia, a pair of outsized scissors and a bright red ribbon to complete the ceremonial opening, and a line out the door as well over 100 people passed through the restaurant lunch hour.
New state-of-the-art $8.5M gym in Holyoke celebrates limitless student potential
HOLYOKE — For too long, Holyoke Community Charter School’s student athletes didn’t have a gym, with team practices held in a cafeteria, Sonia Correa Pope, the school’s leader, noted recently. But that will change Saturday at 8 a.m., as Correa Pope, Tom Paquin, facilities director, Holyoke...
The Integral Role of Public Art in Shaping Urban Identity and Community
Cities around the world are recognizing the transformative power of public art in urban development and the cultivation of community identity. Events such as the Easthampton Bear Fest exemplify how public art initiatives can foster community spirit and pride. This biennial event features fiberglass bears decorated by local artists, creating an interactive citywide gallery that not only celebrates local talent but also raises funds for the arts and draws cultural tourism. The bears, auctioned post-exhibition, symbolize the collective creative spirit and play a role in uniting the community.
One month left to enter Westfield clerk’s ‘I Voted’ sticker design competition
WESTFIELD — Students have one more month to participate in the “I Voted” Sticker Design Competition, according to Westfield City Clerk Kaitlyn Bruce, who is running the contest and has entry forms on the counter in the city clerk’s office in City Hall. Entry forms are also available at the Westfield Athenaeum, the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Westfield, and the Greater Westfield YMCA.
Springfield's Top 3 Delis: A Culinary Journey You Can't Miss
In this article, we're exploring three exceptional delis in Springfield. Have you had the pleasure of visiting any of them yet? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below!
Indulge in Delight: Easthampton's Top 3 Bakeries You Can't Miss
This article presents a guide to three delightful bakeries located in Easthampton. Have you had the pleasure of visiting any of these establishments yet? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts and experiences in the comments section below!
Discover Springfield's Caribbean Delights: The Top 3 Restaurants to Visit
This article presents a guide to three unique Caribbean restaurants in Springfield. Have you had the chance to dine at any of these establishments? If you have, we'd love to hear about your experiences in the comments section below!