FOOD & DRINK
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.
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...
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.
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...
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.
Southwest flight makes emergency landing at Bradley International Airport
WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. (WTNH) — A Southwest Airlines flight was diverted to Bradley International Airport for an emergency landing, according to the Connecticut Airport Authority. The Connecticut Airport Authority said the emergency landing was due to an “issue in flight.” The aircraft landed safely at Bradley International Airport at 8:45 p.m. on Monday night, according […]
Springfield Garden Club to hold plant sale at new location
(Mass Appeal) – The Springfield Garden Club is hosting its annual plant sale and scholarship fundraiser next weekend and you’re invited! Here with all the details are Beate Bolen and Janet Dolder, co-chairpersons and former presidents of the Springfield Garden Club.
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.
New England Air Museum to launch exhibit featuring Tuskegee Airmen
WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. — The New England Air Museum will open its latest permanent exhibit, “The Tuskegee Airmen: Their Untold Stories,” Sunday, June 4. The exhibit details the first Black pilots to fight in World War II and their battles against the Nazis in the skies over Europe, and Jim Crow racism on the ground in home front U.S.A.
Massachusetts native and Oscar Winner Ruth E. Carter
NEEDHAM, Mass. — Springfield, Massachusetts native Ruth E. Carter, a two-time Oscar winner and the first African American woman to win two Academy Awards, shares the vision and inspiration behind her award-winning costume designs in her new book “The Art of Ruth E. Carter, Costuming Black History and the Afrofuture from Do the Right Thing to Black Panther”. She shares her journey through films, starting with working with director Spike Lee.
MGM Springfield introduces new drinks, menu options for the summer
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB/WSHM) - We’re just hours away from the start of the Free Music Friday concert series at MGM Springfield. But there’s plenty more excitement coming to downtown Springfield this summer. “This is going to be an amazing summer and MGM Springfield is ready to roar,” said...
Big Y Express Fresh Market set to open next week
Big Y Foods plans to open Big Y Express Fresh Market, a new small-format store concept announced last year, on June 1 in Springfield, Massachusetts. The 10,000-square-foot store occupies a space on the ground floor of the 28-story Tower Square building at 1500 Main St. in downtown Springfield. The tower anchors a mixed-use complex including office, hotel, retail, dining, service, education and community space.
Free Music Friday returns to MGM Springfield
Free Music Friday was back at MGM Springfield Friday night.
“Biggest bear I’ve ever seen around here,” Feeding Hills resident
A Feeding Hills resident captured a bear on camera and said that was the biggest one he has ever seen. Watch video on WWLP.com.
Concerts in the Park program returns to Springfield
SPRINGFIELD — A variety of musical performers of different genres are slated to hit the stage at Forest Park every Thursday night, for the month of June. The outdoor concert series will take place at the Forest Park Amphitheater from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The performances are free and open to the public. In the case of inclement weather, the concerts will take place in the Carriage House.
Mark Chester: Twosomes photography exhibit is fascinating, witty, and often humorous
(Mass Appeal) – A exhibition opened recently at the Springfield Museums which contains a selection of works from Mark Chester, a Massachusetts photographer. Maggie North, curator of art for the Springfield Museums, is here now to talk about the unique photos in this exhibition.
Local residents pay tribute by flagging veterans’ graves for Memorial Day
MGM Springfield introduces new drinks, menu options for the summer season. MGM Springfield introduces new drinks, menu options for the summer season. Six Flags New England unveils ‘Dino Off Road Adventure’ attraction for the season. Updated: May. 26, 2023 at 12:00 PM EDT. Six Flags New England unveils...
Springfield’s Love Art Collective hopes studio will sustain local artists
A Springfield art collective has been granted an additional $229,000 toward its goal to create a brick and motor location for city creatives to build sustainable careers from their art. The collective now has accumulated some $403,000 in funding for its Block Art Studio planned for a Mason Square location.
Memorial Day travelers hit the roads to save on costs
The Memorial Day weekend was more crowded than usual, as the weather remained warm.
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