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    1. Western Massachusetts Sports Commission introduced; will work to bring sports events to region

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      Western Massachusetts Sports Commission introduced; will work to bring sports events to region

      “We’re not trying to reinvent something. We’re just trying to make it the best we possibly can,” said John F. Heaps Jr., chairman of the new commission and president and chief executive officer of Florence Savings Bank.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   MassMutual   MassMutual Center

    2. Convention and Visitors Bureau to announce new sports initiative

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      Convention and Visitors Bureau to announce new sports initiative

      The Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau will hold a press conference on Thursday at the MassMutual Center to announce the formation of a new division focused on sports. Also expected to be announced is who will be on the commission and who will lead it. The initiative aims to bring all four counties of Western Massachusetts together to attract sporting events and sports-related business to the region.

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      Mentions:   Springfield College   MassMutual Center   Springfield

    3. Dr. Westchesterson is back, this time rapping for the Greater Springfield Convention & Visitor's Bureau | masslive.com

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      Dr. Westchesterson is back, this time rapping for the Greater Springfield Convention & Visitor's Bureau | masslive.com

      The good doctor, known for this old-school hip hop odes to the region '413' and '(I'm from) Western Mass.' has partnered with the the Greater Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau (G a new video release focusing on dining and nightlife in the Pioneer Valley.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Holyoke   Mary Kay Wydra

    4. Louisville coach Rick Pitino among seven elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

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      Louisville coach Rick Pitino among seven elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

      Rick Pitino got the phone call of a lifetime and an incredible text at the same time.  Wednesday, John Doleva, the president of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, called seven people to tell them they’d be in its Class of 2013. Joining Pitino in the class of 2013, announced Monday, are former NBA stars Bernard King and Gary Payton, former UNLV coach Jerry Tarkanian, North Carolina women’s coach Sylvia Hatchell, former University of Houston coach Guy Lewis, former University of Virginia star Dawn Staley.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Basketball Hall of Fame

    5. Springfield bidding to host NCAA women's basketball tournament regional for 2014

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      Springfield bidding to host NCAA women's basketball tournament regional for 2014

      The MassMutual Center along with the Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau have put in a bid to host an NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament Regional in 2014, a move that could bring the University of Connecticut women’s basketball team here twice in a four-month span. A successful bid would bring three Division I college basketball events to the downtown area between December and April.

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      Mentions:   University of Connecticut   MassMutual   MassMutual Center

    6. Second year of MAAC championships in Springfield a success, but not with local fans

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      Second year of MAAC championships in Springfield a success, but not with local fans

      The MAAC signed a three-year contract with the MassMutual Center to host the tournament, an agreement that will be reviewed over the coming months. If the MAAC wants to return, and if the MassMutual Center and local organizers want to continue the partnership, the two sides will work out a deal by the end of the year.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   MassMutual Center   Springfield

    7. Dr. Seuss' 109th birthday celebration to be held at Classical Condominiums in Springfield

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      Dr. Seuss' 109th birthday celebration to be held at Classical Condominiums in Springfield

      Saturday will mark what would have been Dr. Seuss’ 109th birthday. To celebrate the anniversary of the birth of one of Springfield's most famous native sons, the nonprofit group Historic Classical will honor his memory with a program of speakers and an exhibit of Seuss-related artifacts. It comes at the same time the Springfield Museums, home to the Dr. Seuss National Memorial Garden, plans a daylong celebration of all things Seuss.

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    8. MAAC organizing committee details hospitality plans for upcoming championships

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      MAAC organizing committee details hospitality plans for upcoming championships

      This year for its men’s and women’s basketball championships March 7-11 at the MassMutual Center, the MAAC organizing committee is encouraging fans to try and visit all the host restaurants. “This year, it’s really to encourage all the fans and guests to move around and see as many establishments as they can downtown,” Greater Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau hospitality services coordinator Taryn Siciliano said. “There’s such a variety, especially with the nine participating restaurants, and we really wanted to showcase that.”

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      Mentions:   MassMutual Center   Springfield   Basketball Hall of Fame

    9. MAAC Championship planning delves into the smallest details | masslive.com

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      MAAC Championship planning delves into the smallest details | masslive.com

      The MAAC staff along with staff members of the MassMutual Center, representatives of the Greater Springfield Convention & Vistors Bureau and executives of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame plotted, planned and prepared to make the second year of the championships better than the first.

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    10. Howdy Awards nominees sought by Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau

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      Howdy Awards nominees sought by Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau

      The Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau is hoping to get more nominations for its annual Howdy Awards before the March 1 deadline.  The 18th Annual Howdy Awards for Hospitality Excellence won’t be until May. But the visitors bureau is looking for nominations now, according to a news release.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Holyoke   Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau

    11. Tourist attractions draw visitors to Western Massachusetts

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      Tourist attractions draw visitors to Western Massachusetts

      he Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau has encouraged such trips, and though each year there has been a small increase in visitation from outside the region, consumers are still concerned about their discretionary income, and travel patterns have not returned to pre-2008 levels in many parts of the tourism economy, Wydra said. “Staycations are still a popular option for many families.”

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau

    12. Off the Menu: Howdy Award nominations open

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      Off the Menu: Howdy Award nominations open

      It's easy to put someone up for a "Howdy," Chambers says. All that's necessary is a quick trip to the Bureau's website, valleyvisitor.com; a click on the "Howdy" logo on the homepage; and a few moments to fill out an online form that describes why a particular nominee deserves a "Howdy."

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau

    13. Big Y's D'Amour family, retired UConn coach Jim Calhoun to be honored for service by Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Springfield Rotary Club

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      The D'Amour family has championed southern New England's only family-owned supermarket chain, Big Y, to service the community for more than 75 years. "In addition to running great supermarkets, education has played a very important role for them," the hall of fame and the Rotary Club said in a joint press release announcing the award recipients.

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      Mentions:   University of Connecticut   Big Y Foods   Springfield

    14. Kellogg highlight of Chamber breakfast

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      Kellogg highlight of Chamber breakfast Bacon, business and basketball: The Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield hosted their monthly business breakfast on Wednesday morning at the Basketball Hall of Fame. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield   Basketball Hall of Fame

    15. Springfield's Bright Nights wins Yahoo! Travel recognition as top 10 national holiday attraction

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      Springfield's Bright Nights wins Yahoo! Travel recognition as top 10 national holiday attraction

      The Bright Nights holiday lights festival has landed in Yahoo! Travel’s top 10 national holiday attractions, along with Disney World, Rockefeller Center in New York City, and Chicago’s Miracle Mile.

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield   Judy Matt

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

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      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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      Mentions:   Springfield   Chicopee

    17. Bright Nights at Forest Park begins 18th season as Western Massachusetts prepares for Thanksgiving

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      Bright Nights at Forest Park begins 18th season as Western Massachusetts prepares for Thanksgiving

      Sarno and his family were joined by Lt. Gov. Timothy Murray and his family, Maj. Gen. Scott Rice, Massachusetts National Guard Acting Adjutant General, and Spirit of Springfield Chairman Daniel Walsh and President Judith Matt.

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield   Massachusetts Department of Transportation

    18. As D-League draft approaches, Armor coach Bob MacKinnon excited about team

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      As D-League draft approaches, Armor coach Bob MacKinnon excited about team

      Even though Springfield Armor coach Bob MacKinnon does not know who is going to be on his roster for the 2012-13 D-League season, his excitement level has already reached midseason heights.

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      Mentions:   MassMutual Center   Springfield

    19. MAAC considering Springfield for host of NCAA Women's Basketball Div. I Regional

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      MAAC considering Springfield for host of NCAA Women's Basketball Div. I Regional

      The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference and Rider University were scheduled to co-host the Trenton Regional at the Sun National Bank Center in Trenton, N.J., but those plans were altered when New Jersey published regulations governing sports betting Monday, clearing the way for interested casinos or horse-racing tracks to apply for $50,000 “sports pool licenses” that could be active as soon as Jan. 9.

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      Mentions:   MassMutual Center   Springfield   The Republican

    20. Paradise City Arts Festival wows visitors to Northampton

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      Paradise City Arts Festival wows visitors to Northampton

      Artist Linda Post, who founded the festival with her husband Geoffrey 18 years ago, estimated that as many as 15,000 people would pass through the gates of the Three County Fairground during the three-day event. They saw fine and functional art by artists from across the country. Post said the customers hail from all 50 states, as well.

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      Mentions:   Amherst   Northampton

    21. MGM Resorts sponsors Springfield Falcons and donates hockey tickets to local organizations, families

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      MGM Resorts sponsors Springfield Falcons and donates hockey tickets to local organizations, families

      “Great hockey has been a tradition in Springfield for more than 70 years and we are proud to be a part of the Falcons 2012-2013 season,” Hornbuckle said in a prepared release. “Falcons hockey at the MassMutual Center is a great tradition in Springfield; one upon which together we hope to build as we highlight Springfield as a world-class leisure and entertainment destination.”

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      Mentions:   MassMutual Center   Springfield Falcons   Springfield

    22. Paradise City Arts Festival kicks off 3-day run on Friday

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      Paradise City Arts Festival kicks off 3-day run on Friday

      Beginning Saturday and continuing through Monday, Jacbos will make his home at the Paradise City Arts Festival held indoors and under tents on the grounds of the Three County Fair in Northampton. He will present his works of art for sale along with the fest’s first-ever glassblowing demonstrations.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Northampton

    23. Eastern States Exposition honored with two awards for being an outstanding Massachusetts tourism destination

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      Eastern States Exposition honored with two awards for being an outstanding Massachusetts tourism destination

      Eastern States Exposition and Greg Chiecko, exposition director of sales, were presented with the Premier Tourism Attraction Award and the Larry D. Meehan Award, respectively, during the 25th Annual Governor’s Conference on Travel & Tourism held at The Big E on Sept. 20, Massachusetts Day.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   West Springfield   Springfield

    24. History on the Move car show coming to Springfield Museums

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      History on the Move car show coming to Springfield Museums

      For a very brief time, Springfield was the hub of the auto-making industry. On Saturday, the Springfield Museums will celebrate Springfield’s role in transportation history with their annual History on the Move car show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the museum grounds.

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      Mentions:   Springfield

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