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    1. Ruth Carter, costume designer for 'The Butler,' has 'great memories' of growing up in Springfield

      Ruth Carter, costume designer for 'The Butler,' has 'great memories' of growing up in Springfield

      he costume designer for “Lee Daniels’ The Butler,” playing now at local movie theaters, had to capture American style over the 34 years that the main character, an African American, serves eight presidents at the White House. That task went to costume designer Ruth Carter, who grew up in Springfield. Carter has worked on more than 50 movies, including “Malcolm X” and “Amistad,” for which she received Oscar nominations, and “Dr. Doolittle” and “Daddy Day Care.”

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    2. Festival of Trees at Tower Square in Springfield draws families after Parade of Big Balloons

      Festival of Trees at Tower Square in Springfield draws families after Parade of Big Balloons

      After Friday's big finale of the Tower Square Parade of the Big Balloons, with Santa Claus waving from the top of a fire truck, families flooded the corridors of Tower Square, where Fred Jackson, the “piano man,” played Christmas tunes on a red-draped piano and kids lined up to have pictures taken with Santa.

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    3. Mount Holyoke professor part of NASA Mars Curiosity mission research team

      Mount Holyoke professor part of NASA Mars Curiosity mission research team

      Dyar is on a team of about 40 scientists responsible for a complex instrument called a ChemCam, which is perched on the rover. Equipped with a camera, laser and spectrometer, the ChemCam is designed to collect and send data long-distance on the composition of soil and thousands of rocks on Mars.

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    4. Springfield named All-America City Award finalist thanks to reading program

      Springfield named All-America City Award finalist thanks to reading program

      Now a project in Springfield has been recognized by the National Civic League for its efforts to overcome the problem. “Reading Success by 4th Grade: Blueprint for Springfield” is one of 32 finalists for the All-America City Award.  The “Reading Success” project can be traced back 2009, when MCAS results showed that two-thirds of third-graders in Springfield did not have the reading proficiency to pass the test.

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    5. Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts issues $717,800 in grants

      The variety in the list of grantees not only speaks to the role of nonprofits in creating a civilized society, but also hints at the generosity of the ordinary citizens who showed up to study the needs of the 103 applicants in this grant cycle.  “We have 13 district committee members, all volunteers,” said Nancy Reiche, vice president for programs at Community Foundation offices in Springfield. “They go out and meet with all these organizations.”

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    6. Women's Fund of Western Massachusetts distributes grants to four counties

      Women's Fund of Western Massachusetts distributes grants to four counties
      Square One in Springfield, for the “Putnam Program” ($5,000). This collaboration between Square One, Springfield Public Schools, the Regional Employment Board, American International College and Springfield Partnership for Community Action prepares low-income Putnam Vocational Technical High School students for careers in the early education and care field.
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    7. South Hadley applying to team of experts for help in improving former industrial district

      Now a new South Hadley committee is preparing to apply for a grant that would bring in a team of architects and related professionals to provide expert support for improving the quality of life in that part of town. The new steering committee in South Hadley, headed by Planning Board member Helen Fantini, goes by the acronym AIA SDAT.
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