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    1. Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito 'can't wait to see' MGM Springfield, senses momentum and excitement...

      Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito 'can't wait to see' MGM Springfield, senses momentum and excitement...

      Although MGM Springfield is not set to open its doors to the public until next week, Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito said Wednesday that she can already feel the "momentum" and excitement that  the $960 million casino project has brought to the city.  Polito, who joined local officials in announcing public safety plans ahead of MGM Springfield's opening, praised the city's efforts to promote economic development and grow housing options in connection with the casino project.

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    2. Springfield Symphony Orchestra to Bring Chamber Music to Springfield Armory

      Springfield Symphony Orchestra to Bring Chamber Music to Springfield Armory

      As part of its 75th-anniversary season, the Springfield Symphony Orchestra (SSO) is scheduling a series of free chamber-music concerts throughout the Pioneer Valley. The first, slated for Thursday, Aug. 30 from 5 to 7:30 p.m., will debut a percussion trio at the historic Springfield Armory. Guests are invited to arrive early to enjoy canapes and a cash bar before the concert begins promptly at 6:15 p.m.“We are very excited about this special chamber-music event,” said Susan Beaudry, executive director of the SSO. “Bringing more concerts to important community spaces throughout Springfield is just one of ...

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    3. MGM Springfield - Grand Opening Information

      MGM Springfield - Grand Opening Information

      Opening Day Information

      Kicking off the festivities at 10:30 a.m. at the corner of State and Main Streets, Downtown Springfield will be treated to a lively procession featuring the world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales and other surprise entertainment alongside hundreds of the resort’s employees, construction workers and local dignitaries. Guests are invited to view the procession as it heads down Main Street and ends at the entrance to the property.  Once the procession has arrived at MGM Springfield at approximately 11 a.m., doors will officially open, welcoming guests in to experience the energy and excitement of New England ...

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    4. Opening of MGM Springfield marks new era for Western Mass hospitality (Guest viewpoint)

      Opening of MGM Springfield marks new era for Western Mass hospitality (Guest viewpoint)

      In addition to the massive investment in land and construction employment that has already occurred, MGM Springfield brings 3,000 new hospitality jobs to the region, and will tremendously strengthen the appeal of Western Mass as a visitor destination. We already offer our guests outstanding value, access and one-of-a-kind attractions, and MGM Springfield will expand those offerings and recognition in a dramatic fashion. The curiosity and interest has been building for many years, and we know that large numbers of people will be coming here to experience a new era of entertainment.

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    5. MGM Springfield gets advance approvals to open from Massachusetts Gaming Commission after glowing progress reports

      MGM Springfield gets advance approvals to open from Massachusetts Gaming Commission after glowing progress reports

      The Massachusetts Gaming Commission, after hearing glowing reports about MGM Springfield's casino project, including the quality of its work and workforce diversity, gave unanimous first-step approvals to the casino in advance of its opening Aug. 24. The commission, meeting at the MassMutual Center in Springfield, voted 5-0 that MGM Springfield is in "material compliance" with all state and commission regulations based on a series of inspections and reports from commission staff and submissions from MGM officials.

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    6. International juggling competition in Springfield is all about numbers (photos, video)

      International juggling competition in Springfield is all about numbers (photos, video)

      Competitors from the International Jugglers' Association took part Friday in the Numbers Championships, one of the many events held during the organization's 71st annual festival this week at the MassMutal Center. The event serves as a challenge to the jugglers as they try to successfully juggle the greatest numbers of balls, clubs and rings in a set amount of time.

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    7. Hundreds of jugglers descend on downtown Springfield for 71st annual festival (photos, video) | masslive.com

      Hundreds of jugglers descend on downtown Springfield for 71st annual festival (photos, video) | masslive.com

      With workshop names like 'Factory Variations with 3 Balls,' and '4-5 Club Multiplex,' you might not know what is being taught this week at the MassMutual Center in downtown Springfield.  But one peek into the center's exhibition hall will answer all your questions as plastic juggling clubs fly from person to person and balls are tossed into the air.  Juggling enthusiasts from all over the world are in Springfield from July 17-22 for the 71st International Jugglers' Association Annual Festival.

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    8. Springfield has a lot of balls in the air this week with International Jugglers...

      Springfield has a lot of balls in the air this week with International Jugglers...

      The International Jugglers' Association will converge on the city for the next six days, drawing an estimated 600 jugglers and juggling enthusiasts from around the world. The International Jugglers' Association 71st convention is expected to pump more than $1 million into the region's economy. Local hotels alone have booked 1,100 hotel rooms over the six days of the event, said Mary Kay Wydra, president of the Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau, in a press release.

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    9. Westover wraps up Air Show drawing crowds of 60,000+

      Westover wraps up Air Show drawing crowds of 60,000+

      When Lucas and Liam Goncalves saw an information table for the U.S. Air Force they couldn't wait to meet the people sitting behind it. "Can we go talk to them?" Lucas, 7, asked and already started running as their mother gave them the OK. The two were among some of the most enthusiastic visitors to Sunday's Great New England Air and Space Show, which an estimated 63,400 people to Westover Air Reserve Base over the two days of the event.

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    10. PeoplesBank Sponsors Team Fastrax at Great New England Air & Space Show

      PeoplesBank has joined Big Y as a sponsor of the 2018 Great New England Air & Space Show, specifically by underwriting the appearance of Team Fastrax, a professional skydiving parachute demonstration team. “This was a unique opportunity for us to honor those who served or are serving, as well as area veterans and active military personnel,” said Thomas Senecal, president and CEO of PeoplesBank. “It also is an investment in economic development, as the Air & Space Show brings thousands of people here, and it has an overall $15 million economic impact on the region.”

       

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    11. WWII aircraft land at Westover airport in Chicopee (photos, video)

      WWII aircraft land at Westover airport in Chicopee (photos, video)

      Three pieces of World War II aviation history landed this week at Westover Metropolitan Airport. Commemorative Air Force brought a B-29 Superfortress named "Fifi," a C-45 Expeditor named "Bucket of Bolts" and a T-6 Texan legendary trainer. The tour arrived on Wednesday and offers people a chance to get an up-close view of the planes as well as the ability to tour the giant B-29 cockpit and step back in time and see how the air crews lived and worked as they flew the premiere bomber of the war.

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    12. Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield shows off renovated facility (photos, video)

      Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield shows off renovated facility (photos, video)

      The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame welcomed the public on Wednesday to see the multi-million-dollar renovation of the concourse and theater.  Renovations and additions revealed and highlighted on Wednesday included the Tip-Off Pavilion Lobby, presented by Mohegan Sun, which features images of iconic players and moments in the game. The public also got to see the modern surround sound NIKE Theater, a donor recognition wall featuring an interactive kiosk, and the Coaches Circle exhibit, which pays tribute to Dr. James Naismith and celebrates current coaches who are following in his footsteps by emphasizing a commitment to positively impacting communities ...

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    13. Historic B-29 plane, others coming to Westover Municipal Airport in Chicopee

      Historic B-29 plane, others coming to Westover Municipal Airport in Chicopee

      A historic B-29 Superfortress bomber plane, one of only two in the world that still fly, will be on display at the Westover Metropolitan Airport next week and will even be open for rides. The Commemorative Air Force will be bringing three historic aircraft to the airport on 255 Padgette St., from June 20-24. The B-29 will be joined by two other planes, a C-45 Expeditor and a T-6 Texan. People will be able to view all three aircraft between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. all five days at a cost of $10 for adults, $5 for youth ...

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    14. Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield shows off phase 1 of multi-million dollar renovations

      Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield shows off phase 1 of multi-million dollar renovations

      The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony Wednesday to celebrate the completion of Phase 1 in its multi-million-dollar renovation. Renovations and additions revealed included the Tip-Off Pavilion Lobby Presented by Mohegan Sun featuring images of iconic players and moments in the game, the impressive modern surround sound NIKE Theater, a donor recognition wall featuring an interactive kiosk, and the Coaches Circle exhibit which will pay tribute to Dr. James Naismith and celebrate current coaches who are following in his footsteps by emphasizing a commitment to positively impacting communities, players, peers, and society as a whole.

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    15. Howdy Awards honor 11 for hospitality excellence in Pioneer Valley

      Howdy Awards honor 11 for hospitality excellence in Pioneer Valley

      The Greater Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau honored 11 front-line hospitality workers for excellence Monday night at the 23rd annual Howdy Awards. The Howdys are meant to recognize the folks that make a visitor's stay in the Pioneer Valley special. Maybe it's the first person you see, like a desk clerk or a restaurant greeter. Or maybe its someone you never see, possibly because they are wearing a giant blue-and-yellow bird suit. Jim Syner, mascot for the Springfield Thunderbirds, was one of the 11 honorees Monday night, as was the St. Patrick's Committee of Holyoke, previously announced winner ...

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    16. Seen@ photos: Cruise Night 2018 kicks off at Court Square in Springfield

      Seen@ photos: Cruise Night 2018 kicks off at Court Square in Springfield

      The weekly event is sponsored by the Springfield Business Improvement District and features cars, live music, classic tunes spun by DJ Bruce Marshall from Classic Hits 97.7 FM, raffles and giveaways. "What a thrill it is to be back for the fourth season," said Michelle Grout, program coordinator for the Springfield BID. "We're off to a great start." Grout said they were expecting 75 cars to show up, but by the middle of the event, more than 95 vehicles filled the park.

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    17. Westover Great New England Air Show will have more vintage aircraft, 25+ military planes...

      Westover Great New England Air Show will have more vintage aircraft, 25+ military planes...

      The Great New England Air and Space show at Westover will feature some of the best military acts, including the Air Force Thunderbirds flying team, but there will be so much more to see including vintage World War II planes that have not been seen at an Westover Air Reserve Base show and at least 25 modern military aircraft will be on display. Westover Air Reserve Base officials joined with the Galaxy Community Council and other supporters to unveil plans for the show that will be held on July 14-15. Admission and parking is free.

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    18. Mohegan Sun announces discount partnerships with Six Flags, Basketball Hall of Fame ahead of MGM Springfield opening

      Mohegan Sun announces discount partnerships with Six Flags, Basketball Hall of Fame ahead of MGM Springfield opening

      Mohegan Sun's Momentum gambling loyalty cards will now offer discounts at Springfield-area attractions Six Flags New England and the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, as well as sites in Connecticut and Rhode Island. Mohegan Sun announced the expansion of the program Tuesday. In addition to the Massachusetts attractions, the program will include the Garde Arts Center in New London, Mystic Seaport in Mystic, The Essex Steam Train & Riverboat in Essex and the Ocean.  Rhode Island attractions include the Ocean House, Weekapaug Inn, Watch Hill Inn and Blantyre hotels just over the state line in Westerly.

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    19. Western Massachusetts hospitality workers named finalists for 2018 Howdy Awards

      Western Massachusetts hospitality workers named finalists for 2018 Howdy Awards

      The Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau has revealed the 55 finalists for the 2018 Howdy Awards. The Visitor's Bureau will host its Howdy gala May 21 at the Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place Hotel. Tickets are on sale now and are $75 per person. Those interested are asked to call Michele Goldberg at 413-755-1344. The Visitors Bureau created the Howdy Awards in 1996 as a way to honor front-line hospitality workers.

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    20. Deerfield Strives to Be More Than a Tourist Town

      Deerfield Strives to Be More Than a Tourist Town

      Wendy Foxmyn acknowleged that, when pressed to describe Deerfield with a word or two, most responders would say ‘tourist town,’ or something to that effect. And, sounding somewhat like the Seinfeld characters in that infamous episode, she said there’s nothing particularly wrong with that. But she quickly, and repeatedly, stressed that this community that is home to Yankee Candle’s flagship store — one of the most visited attractions in New England — as well as Mount Sugarloaf, Historic Deerfield, and the Magic Wings Butterfly Conservancy and Garden wants to diversify and broaden its commercial portfolio.

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    21. Holyoke St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee lands 2018 GSCVB Spotlight Award

      Holyoke St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee lands 2018 GSCVB Spotlight Award

      The Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau revealed this week that the Holyoke St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee is the 2018 winner of the prestigious Spotlight Award. The honor is part of the bureau's 23rd annual Howdy Awards for Hospitality Excellence, or "The Howdys" and is bestowed upon a person, organization or establishment responsible for creating significant long-term positive impact upon the Western Mass. regional visitor economy.

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    22. Great New England Air Show to return to Westover Air Base in Chicopee, will feature...

      Great New England Air Show to return to Westover Air Base in Chicopee, will feature...

      The Great New England Air Show is returning to Westover Air Reserve Base this summer with the Air Force's demonstration team the Thunderbirds as the headline act and multiple other military and civilian acts planned. "This will be the first time in 10 years that the Air Force's official aerial demonstration team are performing at Westover," said Senior Master Sgt. Andrew Biscoe, acting chief of public affairs. The show is scheduled for the weekend of July 14-15, but there will multiple events leading up to the event for the first time. As always, admission and parking are free ...

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