1. Articles from George Lenker | Special to The Republican

    1-10 of 10
    1. Northampton named one of the Top 10 small cities in U.S.

      Northampton named one of the Top 10 small cities in U.S.

      Along with The Roost being named one of the best breakfast sandwich places in the nation earlier this year and the Tunnel Bar last month being listed as one of the top bars you need to visit in your lifetime, the city itself was just called one of the Top 10 Small Cities in the country on a survey by Wallethub.com.  Paradise City placed eighth in the survey, which compared 1,268 U.S. cities with a population between 25,000 and 100,000. Wallethub's methodology measured 22 key metrics ranging from housing costs to school-system equality ...

      Read Full Article
    2. Northampton Brewery grabs five medals at Great International Beer and Cider Competition

      Northampton Brewery grabs five medals at Great International Beer and Cider Competition

      The Northampton Brewery took home five medals from the event, including two out of three awarded in the IPA category. The Greyhound IPA took the silver in that category, while the Juggernaut IPA snagged the bronze medal. The other three Northampton winners were Conundrum, which garnered bronze in the schwarzbier group, Black Cat Stout, with a silver in the stout area, and the Deckbier, which took the bronze in the golden ale category. The event drew 680 beers and ciders from around the world. The contest was judged by 120 brewers and industry professionals using a blind tasting format across ...

      Read Full Article
    3. Berkshire Film and Media Collaborative hosts 2nd media exchange

      Berkshire Film and Media Collaborative hosts 2nd media exchange

      Berkshire Film and Media Collaborative's second annual Western Massachusetts Film and Media Exchange will take place on Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Baystate Health's Whitney Avenue Conference Center in Holyoke. The daylong conference will include workshops, seminars, demonstrations and networking opportunities for film and video professionals, as well as businesses who are looking to use film and video in their marketing, branding and social media efforts.

      Read Full Article
    4. Brick & Feather Brewery to open Friday in Turners Falls

      Brick & Feather Brewery to open Friday in Turners Falls

      The Pioneer Valley may soon have to change its name to the Piobeer Valley. Within the past few weeks two new breweries, BLDG 8 and Brew Practitioners have opened in the Florence section of Northampton. Now another new one is opening in the Turners Falls section of Montague, Brick & Feather Brewery. Brick & Feather, the town's first brewery, will open Friday at 5 p.m. The brewery is located in the former Alpha Stone building at 78 11th Street and features a spacious tasting room where customers can sample the brewery's first two beers as well as buy beer ...

      Read Full Article
      Mentions: Northampton
    5. Northampton-based Take magazine to launch in September

      Northampton-based Take magazine to launch in September

      They keep saying print media is dead – or at least dying and on life support. But Northampton's Michael Kusek disagrees. That's why he is launching Take magazine – an independent publication that takes a new slant on New England culture. The magazine is set to hit newsstands in September "For the last 15 years I've been working in media and communications with artists and cultural institutions. In that time I've met hundreds of incredible creative people that live in this area of the country," said Kusek. "I felt that New England was primed for this kind of ...

      Read Full Article
      Mentions: Northampton
    6. Worthy Craft Beer Showcase has put Springfield on beer map

      Worthy Craft Beer Showcase has put Springfield on beer map

      The Worthy Craft Beer Showcase has become one of the most beloved beer festivals in the area by true beer aficionados. A block of Worthington Street (in front of Theodores' and Smith's Billiards) is cordoned off for the festivities. Tickets are $40 in advance and $45 on fest day. In talking to people who have been to the festival several times, one thing they like is the intimate atmosphere in what is basically a beer block party.

      Read Full Article
    7. Great New Air Show bringing Blue Angels, more to Chicopee

      Great New Air Show bringing Blue Angels, more to Chicopee

      The Galaxy Community Council held a raffle fundraiser to support the Great New England Air Show. The six winners will get a ride on an AC-47 Gunship, which was used extensively in Vietnam in support of U.S ground forces. The Galaxy Community Council is an all-volunteer 501(c)3 charitable corporation that supports the Great New England Air Show. It is responsible for raising funds to support the non-military participants, such as civilian aerobatic acts and vintage aircraft at the air show. Connie Foster of the Galaxy Council said that she was pleased with the raffle, which raised around ...

      Read Full Article
      Mentions: Chicopee
    8. Northampton's new wine bar, ConVino, has soft opening; set for grand opening at month's end

      Northampton's new wine bar, ConVino, has soft opening; set for grand opening at month's end

      ConVino, a new wine bar in town, is nestled in the basement of Thorne's Market in the old Dynamite Records space. Based on the venue's initial soft opening for friends and family yesterday (the grand opening will on Jan. 31), it certainly seemed like a perfect place for friends to gather. The floor layout includes both open spaces for groups and booths for more romantic meet-ups.

      Read Full Article
    9. Easthampton welder to design sculptural bike rack for town

      Easthampton welder to design sculptural bike rack for town

      We live in a digital world, but a local welding artist is turning some of those digits into a very analog and functional piece of work. Michael Poole, a former diver and underwater welder who opened his own shop, Blue Collar Artisans, in Easthampton in 2006, has been chosen by Easthampton City Arts+ to design and build a sculptural bike rack to be installed on Main Street next spring. The design incorporates the city's zip code, 01027, as its main element.

      Read Full Article
    10. White Lion, Springield's first craft brewery, draws big crowd at launch party

      White Lion, Springield's first craft brewery, draws big crowd at launch party

      White Lion Brewing, Springfield's first craft brewery, held a launch party at Springfield Museums Tuesday night, drawing an enthusiastic and appreciative crowd of more than 300 guests. Founded by Raymond Berry, the nascent operation currently contract brews in Ipswich, but hopes to open a brewing plant in downtown Springfield within the next two years. The event was populated by movers and shakers in the city, including Mayor Domenic Sarno, former state Sen. Brian P. Lees and others. "This is great for Springfield. Ray has really done this the right way," Lees said. "As a former marketing major, he really ...

      Read Full Article
      Mentions: Springfield Amherst
    1-10 of 10
  1. Categories

    1. Industry Clusters:

      Aerospace/Defense, Business Development, Creative Economy, Education, Energy, Entrepreneurship, Financial Services, Green Region, Health Care, Information Technology, Life Sciences, Logistics, Manufacturing, Medical Devices, Paper Manufacturing, Plastics, Retail, Tourism, Transportation, Workforce
  2. Topics in the News

    1. (7 articles) Northampton
    2. (2 articles) Amherst
    3. (2 articles) Springfield
    4. (2 articles) Easthampton
    5. (2 articles) Chicopee
    6. (1 articles) Smith College
    7. (1 articles) Holyoke
    8. (1 articles) Westfield
    9. (1 articles) Baystate Health
  3. Popular Articles

  4. Picture Gallery

    White Lion, Springield's first craft brewery, draws big crowd at launch party Easthampton welder to design sculptural bike rack for town Northampton's new wine bar, ConVino, has soft opening; set for grand opening at month's end Great New Air Show bringing Blue Angels, more to Chicopee Worthy Craft Beer Showcase has put Springfield on beer map Northampton-based Take magazine to launch in September Brick & Feather Brewery to open Friday in Turners Falls Berkshire Film and Media Collaborative hosts 2nd media exchange Northampton Brewery grabs five medals at Great International Beer and Cider Competition Northampton named one of the Top 10 small cities in U.S. HCC Awarded Grants to Support Childcare Professionals Bikes on a train: Amtrak allowing carry-on bicycles on Hartford-Springfield and Valley Flyer trains