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    1. Great New England Wings and Wheels coming to Westover Metropolitan Airport in Chicopee

      Great New England Wings and Wheels coming to Westover Metropolitan Airport in Chicopee

      You’re bound to get a lift – in spirits at least if you attend the first Great New England Wings and Wheels event Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 24 and 25, at the Westover Metropolitan Airport. “There’s a certain excitement about being in a crowd,” said Bud Shuback, president of the Galaxy Community Council, which is producing the Great New England Wings and Wheels event. He’s expecting more than 10,000 people a day to attend. “Word is out” and excitement is generating, said Bill Sheehan, public affairs director for the non-profit Galaxy Community Council. He said there is ...

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    2. For North Carolina artist Patrick T. Dougherty, massive sculpture in caddywompus style at Springfield's Quadrangle is 'stick-y' business

      For North Carolina artist Patrick T. Dougherty, massive sculpture in caddywompus style at Springfield's Quadrangle is 'stick-y' business

      Construction on his 238th massive sculpture continues at the Quadrangle grounds through Friday. It will remain on display for a year, erected in the area where the Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden – and its Lorax character which “speak(s) for the trees” – is located.

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    3. Grundy Worldwide Insurance East Coast Nationals come to Western MAssachusetts

      Grundy Worldwide Insurance East Coast Nationals come to Western MAssachusetts

      “We’re excited to bring one of our events to the Eastern States Exposition Center,” said Harry Daviess, events director for Goodguys. “The northeast has long been a hot bed for custom car activity and enthusiasts. The East Coast Nationals gives automobile enthusiasts and hot rodders from all over the Northeast a place to gather to show and celebrate vintage American cars.”

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    4. 6 honored by National Conference for Community and Justice

      6 honored by National Conference for Community and Justice

      Carol A. Leary, president of Bay Path College in Longmeadow, will be honored along with Ronn D. Johnson, president of R.D.J. Associates in Springfield; Michael and Joan Sobon of O'Connell Oil, headquartered in the Berkshire County city of Pittsfield; and Brian P. Tuohey, president of Collins Pipe in East Windsor, Conn. The 2012 Youth Award will be presented to Caleb Wilkie, a junior at Westfield High School and a youth community organizer.

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    5. Greenfield Community College to celebrate 50th anniversary

      Greenfield Community College to celebrate 50th anniversary

      Since it opened 50 years ago, Greenfield Community College has educated a range of students, from adult learners, such as Lewis, to high school students in dual enrollment programs. Some know where they are headed – to four-year degrees or a new job – while others determine their direction in the supportive community college environment

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    6. Western Mass Women's Expo 2011 on tap this weekend

      Western Mass Women's Expo 2011 on tap this weekend
      The expo is the first of its kind, Appleman said, and will feature more than 120 companies and organizations that will showcase products and services in such areas as health and wellness, acupuncture, nutrition, fashion, home deco, beauty, jewelry and accessories, psychic readings, entertainment and cuisine, financial planning and real estate, spas and salons, hardware and travel.
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    7. Pre-College Summer Design Academy at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst helps high school students 'design' future careers

      Pre-College Summer Design Academy at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst helps high school students 'design' future careers
      Caryn J. Brause, director of the Pre-College Summer Design Academy, started the program in 2010 to help high school students with an interest in design. She had an interest in design from an early age, but without specific programs related to the field, she spent time in the shop wing of her high school doing mechanical drawing. She hopes that by exposing students to designing furniture, rooms, buildings and landscapes, they will find something that sparks their interest whether it relates to architecture or other design fields.
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    8. In effort to reduce, reuse, recycle, Big Y supermarkets send 2,200 tons of waste for composting or animal food

      In effort to reduce, reuse, recycle, Big Y supermarkets send 2,200 tons of waste for composting or animal food
      Thanks to the company’s composting efforts in 23 of its 31 Massachusetts locations, approximately 2,200 tons of produce, unsold prepared foods, deli meat ends, cheese block ends and floral waste were diverted from landfills to two farms for composting and a zoo for animal food in 2010.
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    9. MassWest Home and Better Living Show scheduled to open at Mullins Center in Amherst

      MassWest Home and Better Living Show scheduled to open at Mullins Center in Amherst
      There will be 160 booths representing 130 companies from throughout Western Massachusetts, Vermont and Northern Connecticut providing information about home building, remodeling, interior decorating, landscaping, sun rooms, custom sheds, kitchens, baths, windows, doors, flooring, furniture, garage doors, waterproofing, building materials, greenhouses and more.
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    10. A new project of Five Colleges Inc. aims to reconnect communities with the Connecticut River

      A new project of Five Colleges Inc. aims to reconnect communities with the Connecticut River
      A new project of Five Colleges Inc. and the Five College architectural studies program aims to connect with communities along the Connecticut River from the Turners Falls section of Montague to Springfield to find creative, sustainable and socially critical approaches to working with and on the river.
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