FOOD & DRINK
Local beer, food trucks, live music at Armour Yard in Holyoke to reopen Monday
Armour Yard, a non-profit organization that offers outdoor space, will open its beer garden every Monday for the summer.
Harrison Ford Forced To Make Quick Exit From Amherst Farmers Market
The 80-year-old A-Lister was in town to see his youngest son Liam graduate from Amherst College. While in Amherst, Ford stopped by the farmers market but didn't get a chance to buy anything because word quickly spread that Indiana Jones was about, said Joyce Douthwright, who runs Cold Spring Soapery with her husband. She snapped a photo of him just before he was mobbed by fans.
Dunkin’ offering free donuts on Friday
On Friday, Dunkin Donuts will be giving out free donuts with any beverage purchase.
Bearded dragon found in West Springfield reunited with owner
A bearded dragon that was found in the Merrick section of West Springfield is being reunited with its owner.
Donovan’s owners say pub is on track for new site, as Eastfield Mall nears demolition
SPRINGFIELD — Donovan’s Irish Pub in the Eastfield Mall might have a new home, co-owner Frank Garaughty says, but it won’t be ready in time for a seamless transition when the mall closes July 15. And Garaughty said Tuesday that he and co-owner, wife Justine Garaughty, have...
MassWildlife offering free fishing classes in Chicopee
MassWildlife will be hosting a fishing event in Chicopee Saturday to teach families about fishing.
Springfield animal shelter in need of fosters
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Dakin Humane Society is currently looking for volunteers to help with an ongoing need. The animal shelter told 22News that there is a significant uptick in pets arriving but the space there is limited and it’s better for pets to stay in an actual home before getting adopted.
White Lion beer garden is back with permanent container park in Springfield
After being awarded $250,000 from a American Rescue Plan Act grant, White Lion Brewing Company is planning to make a permanent splash, opening at least a five-container park in Tower Square Park to usher in new businesses and vibrancy to downtown Springfield. The grant is a part of $2 million...
Bombyx Center in Northampton cleared to hold concerts and performances
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WGGB/WSHM) - The Northampton Fire Department has now revoked their cease-and-desist order for the Bombyx Center which prohibited music events at the center. Bombyx Center for Arts and Equity is located on Pine Street in Florence. As of last Friday, the organization is clear to hold concerts and...
Whip City Brewfest celebrating 5 years
(Mass Appeal) – The Whip City Brewfest is celebrating 5 years of supporting the Amelia Park Children’s Museum in Westfield and their next beer tasting is this coming Saturday. Brewfest co-chair, Rick Barry is here with all the details.
Beach safety reminders for summer fun
It was fun in the sun this Memorial Day holiday as beaches opened up across the state over the weekend.
Snapping turtle laying eggs on campus of Western New England University
A snapping turtle was seen laying eggs on the Western New England University's campus Monday night.
How to keep your pets safe during the warm weather
As temperatures start to rise, experts recommend that pet owners take special precautions to protect their four-legged friends.
Springfield awards $2 million in outdoor dining funds
Mayor Domenic Sarno of Springfield announced the 12th round of ARPA awards to local restaurants and establishments to improve outdoor dining spaces.
Friends of Forbes Library announces Garden Tour
The Friends of Forbes Library in Northampton has announced its 29th Northampton Garden Tour, to be held Saturday, June 10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Six premier home gardens, each with its own special approach to horticulture, will be opened to the public for this inspirational and educational event.
Brothers’ talk explores history, wildlife on lower Westfield River
As a teenager in the 1970s, Stan Svec went to the Westfield River to hang out with friends, to practice his boating skills and to fish for shad. He was drawn to the river like “a magnet.”. He wasn’t the first, though.
Sweet Babu’s creates community, supports local businesses with granola
CHICOPEE — What began with a passion for baking and sharing those goods with family and friends has turned into the establishment of a small business. In 2013, when Chelsea Beaudry became a mother, she also found a love for creating delicious treats. “I started baking everything from scratch,” she shared.
Number of Springfield restaurants receive American Rescue Plan funding
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB/WSHM) - A number of restaurants in Springfield are the latest recipients of American Rescue Plan funding and the money will be used to improve the city’s outdoor dining scene. Western Mass News is getting answers on what people can expect. As temperatures start to rise, people...
Vegan Pizza Land, begun out of owner’s home, opens in Easthampton
When Vegan Pizza Land’s co-owner William Meyer started making pizzas out of his apartment in late spring 2021 — during “ramp season,” as he put it — he wanted to show the Pioneer Valley what good vegan pizza was, while using local ingredients from his community-supported farm.
Gray fox euthanized after guided out of Northampton traffic, tested for rabies
A gray fox, injured and possibly ill, was humanely euthanized after a few good Samaritans guided the little animal out of traffic in Northampton on Friday, according to authorities. A Northampton Animal Control officer saw the group of people guide the fox out of traffic near Smith College, jumped into...
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