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    1. Cruising in the Downtown to bring classic cars back to Springfield

      Cruising in the Downtown to bring classic cars back to Springfield

      The Springfield Business Improvement District is bringing back for a third year its Cruising in the Downtown classic car show starting Monday night. The show runs from 5 p.m. to dusk on Monday nights from May 15 though Aug. 28 at Court Square downtown. The show features cars 20 years old or older, live music, raffles and giveaways. Visitors are invited to grab a bite to eat from the nearby Palazzo Cafe or visit one of the surrounding restaurants in the downtown area.

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    2. Dr. Seuss' never-before-seen doodles, letters and personal items arrive in Springfield...

      Dr. Seuss' never-before-seen doodles, letters and personal items arrive in Springfield...

      Having Dr. Seuss as a stepfather meant a house full of peculiar objects, books, newspapers and plenty of doodles. Oftentimes Leagrey Dimond would find a note tucked in her jacket pocket or a doodle left on her bed from her stepfather, Theodor "Ted" Geisel, and she treasured every one. Dimond is in Springfield this week setting up three display rooms at the Amazing World of Dr. Seuss at the Springfield Museums, which is slated to open next month. She gave a tour of the displays to museum docents Thursday morning, sharing stories with them about the memories she cherishes of ...

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    3. The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum

      The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum

      "But we can have lots of good fun that is funny" - The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss

      For years, the millions of visitors to Springfield's premier outdoor attraction, the Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden, have asked the question "when are you going to open a Dr. Seuss Museum?" Today, we are very close to making the dream of a Dr. Seuss Museum a reality and you can help!

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    4. BID’s Event Lineup Generates Added Vibrancy Downtown

      BID’s Event Lineup Generates Added Vibrancy Downtown

      Chris Russell didn’t have all the details, but he had enough to make his point — and make a good segue into his discussion about the Springfield Business Improvement District’s lineup of events for the coming months. Russell, the BID’s executive director, said an official with one of the downtown Springfield hotels had informed him that the flight crews for one of the major airlines — he’s not sure which one — had made a formal request to lay over in Springfield when flying into Bradley International, rather than Hartford, because there was much more to do in the ...

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    5. Western Mass. tourism councils offer treats at Statehouse event (photos)

      Western Mass. tourism councils offer treats at Statehouse event (photos)

      Massachusetts' 16 regional tourism councils visited the Statehouse on Thursday to showcase locally produced goods. The tourism industry in Massachusetts accounts for 135,000 jobs and 23.5 million visitors, according to industry numbers. In 2015, visitors spent $20.2 billion in the state, yielding $1.3 billion in local and state tax revenue. "Tourism is a very powerful economic driver in Massachusetts," said Mary Kay Wydra, president of the Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau.

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    6. Six Flags New England opens this weekend with new attractions, old favorites | masslive.com

      Six Flags New England opens this weekend with new attractions, old favorites | masslive.com

      According to Jennifer McGrath, Six Flags New England's communication manager, guests can expect an extended season featuring new attractions, virtual reality-equipped rides and other surprises.  'We're opening this Saturday and Sunday for Spring Break and we'll be opening daily April 8 through April 23. What makes us unique this year is we're opening with Galactic Attack Virtual Reality Coaster. If you haven't experienced virtual reality yet, it's a must. It's an interactive gaming experience that's different every time you ride,' said McGrath, adding that the park will also be premiering another 4D-equipped ...

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    7. Opening date for Dr. Seuss museum at Quadrangle announced; Springfield plans celebration...

      Opening date for Dr. Seuss museum at Quadrangle announced; Springfield plans celebration...

      The Springfield Museums announced Wednesday that the long-awaited museum dedicated to the works of Springfield native Theodor Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, will have its grand opening celebration on the weekend of June 3-4. The museum at the Quadrangle, to be known as The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum, will open in style with a weekend filled with celebrations and even a parade down Mulberry Street. "The opening of this museum is an important moment for the Springfield Museums," said John M. O'Brien III, chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Springfield Museums.

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    8. People In Business: Paul Picknelly of Monarch Enterprises

      People In Business: Paul Picknelly of Monarch Enterprises

      The Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau (GSCVB) announced today that President of Monarch Enterprises, Paul Picknelly has been selected as the 2017 winner of the Howdy Awards for Hospitality Excellence Spotlight Award. GSCVB Board Chairman Michael E. Hurwitz said, "Paul Picknelly is an ideal choice for this very significant honor. The Spotlight Award is bestowed annually upon an individual or organization making a far-reaching positive impact on the regional visitor economy. Paul's outstanding record of achievement in our area's hospitality industry speaks for itself. He's demonstrated great vision, created and sustained jobs, boosted local investment and ...

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    9. West Mass is new brand identity for Pioneer Valley tourism, business

      West Mass is new brand identity for Pioneer Valley tourism, business

      The Greater Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts unveiled their new branding identity -- West Mass -- Tuesday night at an event at Open Square in Holyoke. The EDC and the Greater Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau spent $80,000 on the effort, money collected from member businesses. The visitors bureau receives state grant money as well. "We have jobs that go unfilled. We have a lower cost of living than some of our competitors. We who live here know that this region has a lot going for it," said Richard K. Sullivan, president and CEO of ...

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    10. Western MA Slider Slam Challenge coming to Eastern States Expo in West Springfield

      Western MA Slider Slam Challenge coming to Eastern States Expo in West Springfield

      The Western MA Slider Slam Challenge, hosted by the Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau, is coming to the Carriage House at the Eastern States Exposition on Thursday, Feb. 9. The first-time event will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Carriage House banquet facility at Storrowton Village, located on the grounds of The Big E at 1305 Memorial Ave. in West Springfield. MassLive's own Nick "I ate it" O'Malley, author of the website's popular "I Ate it So You Don't Have To" column, will serve as a judge at Slider Slam.

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    11. Basketball turns 125 as Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame in Springfield hosts celebration

      Basketball turns 125 as Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame in Springfield hosts celebration

      Naismith's baby turned 125 on Wednesday, and Mayor Domenic Sarno and U.S. Rep. Richard Neal, D-Springfield, were joined by 70 students from the Boland School to help celebrate the sport's birthday at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. "What's great about today is the kids from Boland," said Sarno. "It's great that we are celebrating the 125th birthday of basketball. Being an old ballplayer myself -- soccer, baseball and a bit of basketball -- there's a lot of camaraderie in getting to know each other and be respectful to all creeds, colors and backgrounds. Friendships ...

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    12. Westover's Great New England Air Show to return in 2018, Thunderbirds will perform

      Westover's Great New England Air Show to return in 2018, Thunderbirds will perform

      Westover Air Reserve Base will hold an air show in the summer of 2018 and already have the headliner scheduled. For the first time in a decade, the Thunderbirds, the Air Force's official aerial demonstration team, will be the top act for the show, said Lt. Col. James G. Bishop, chief of public affairs. The last time the Thunderbirds, which fly F-16 Fighting Falcons, have performed at a Great New England Air Show at Westover was in 2008. This year the Thunderbirds will also perform at the Barnes National Guard Air Base Air Show in Westfield that is scheduled ...

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    13. New 'video map' showcases Springfield's cultural attractions

      New 'video map' showcases Springfield's cultural attractions

      The Springfield Central Cultural District, a membership group that includes dozens of institutions in downtown Springfield, has embarked on a series of projects to revitalize the city center and attract visitors. A recent public art project commissioned artists to paint murals on utility boxes across downtown. The videos feature the Basketball Hall of Fame, CityStage, the Springfield Symphony Orchestra, UMass Springfield, New England Public Radio, WGBY, Sterns Square, the Springfield Armory National Historic Site and Museum, the Springfield Museums, Springfield Central Library, the Community Music School, MassMutual Center and Court Square.

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    14. Shopping in a Winter Wonderland

      Shopping in a Winter Wonderland
       

      The Springfield Business Improvement District is pleased to announce the 2nd Annual Downtown Springfield Holiday Market!

      This month long shopping event begins Friday, November 25th and will run through Friday, December 23rd.   Located at The Shops at Market place, 1341 Main Street and participating vendors at Tower Square, 1500 Main Street. The Downtown Holiday Market will be open Monday through Wednesday 11am – 6pm, Thursday & Friday 11am- 7pm and Saturday’s 10am -2pm.


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    15. Thunderbirds Pre and Post Game Tailgate on Market Street

      Thunderbirds Pre and Post Game Tailgate on Market Street

      The Springfield Business Improvement District & the Springfield Thunderbirds are pleased to announce the Pre and Post game Tailgate

      This Pre and Post game programming will run from November 11th through December 16th and is scheduled in conjunction with all Thunderbirds Friday evening home games, November 11th, November 25, December 2nd and December 16th.  We will be programming The Marketplace located in the rear at 1341 Main street and will be offering a myriad of holiday cheer, including light fare and beverages provided by The Student Prince, Hot cocoa, cookies and other sweet treats from TLS ...

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    16. Babe Ruth World Series baseball brought bucks to Westfield

      Babe Ruth World Series baseball brought bucks to Westfield

      The Babe Ruth Baseball 14-year-old World Series brought 6,000 visitors and $1.03 million in economic activity, according to the Greater Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau. Visitors to the eight-day tournament rented area hotels for a total of 1,300 nights, according to the visitors bureau. There was $522,036 in direct spending in Westfield and surrounding towns, said Michele Goldberg, the bureau's director of marketing. The $1.03 million figure includes direct spending — that is, money teams and visitors spent on food, lodging and attractions — as well as indirect spending like business-to-business supply chain purchases and induced spending ...

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    17. Rebranding the Pioneer Valley; Online survey asks you to help forge new image

      Rebranding the Pioneer Valley; Online survey asks you to help forge new image

      The Greater Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Western Massachusetts Economic Development Council are rethinking the image of the Pioneer Valley -- and they want the public's help. Since March, the EDC and the Visitors Bureau have been planning a rebranding initiative targeted at drawing tourists, companies and workers to Hampshire, Hampden and Franklin Counties. They have hired a consultant, Cubic Creative, held seven focus groups and reviewed a decade of research about the region's image and economy, Visitors Bureau President Mary Kay said.

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    18. 'Double Decker Dine 2016' getting ready to roll

      'Double Decker Dine 2016' getting ready to roll

      The Greater Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau will once again take local dining to a new level with Double Decker Dine 2016. The event will take place Aug. 31 at 5 p.m. It's the latest in an annual series of events where diners get chauffeured around Springfield in either a double-decker Peter Pan bus or in a modern Peter Pan motor coach so they can sample different restaurants.

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    19. Springfield Central Downtown Farmers' Market serves up fun and fresh produce for the summer

      Springfield Central Downtown Farmers' Market serves up fun and fresh produce for the summer

      Glenroy Buchanan, the manager of the Springfield Central Downtown Farmers' Market, says he hopes to "help Springfield revitalize the downtown area." The weekly Friday market kicked off the season on June 3 and is drawing new visitors each and every week, all summer long. Buchanan is hoping to grow the market both in terms of vendors and visitors. It runs from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. each Friday at Tower Square Park. It will continue through Oct. 28.

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    20. Big E’s 100th Is Cause for Celebration, Reflection

      Big E’s 100th Is Cause for Celebration, Reflection

      The Eastern States Exposition turns 100 this year. For organizers of the 17-day fair every fall and a host of other events during the year, planning such a celebration comes easily. But the centennial is in many ways more than a party — it’s an opportunity to reflect on the Big E’s history, its place in the region, and the many challenges that stand in the way of continuing this tradition for the generations to come

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    21. Aer Lingus Winter Travel Promotion

      Aer Lingus Winter Travel Promotion

      Great Savings on travel to Europe

      This offseason Aer Lingus, Ireland’s national airline is welcoming guests to the Emerald Isle and Europe with extra low fares, equating to seven months of savings! Take advantage of fares to Europe starting at $499* roundtrip. Sale ends on Thursday, July 21, 2016, 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Fares are available for travel on Aer Lingus’ scheduled, direct transatlantic services November 1, 2016 through March 31, 2017. Seats are limited.

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    22. FAT kicking off the 2016 CityBlock Concert Series in Downtown...

      FAT kicking off the 2016 CityBlock Concert Series in Downtown...

      Springfield's original rock band FAT closed the 2015 CityBlock Concert Series with a bang- the same way they opened the 2016 festivities in Court Square on Thursday night. Peter Newland, front man for the rock group, previously said the show is about more than just the music. "It is really about the city of Springfield and its people," Newland told The Republican's Donnie Moorhouse. "This is the place where FAT started, these are the folks who cheered us on and who welcomed us with open arms when our run was over. We love this city."

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