Northampton among Top 5 New England holiday shopping towns

Oct 27 2016
Yankee magazine said that Northampton is filled with “cool downtown galleries and boutiques”
The holiday season is creeping up on us, and with it, the need for many folks to go Christmas shopping.
While many cities in towns in Western Massachusetts offer plenty of diverse retail experiences, Northampton remains one of the best. [continue reading]

Satisfied customers say there’s a lot to like at Hanna Devine’s Restaurant & Bar in Ware

Sep 6 2016
The family restaurant in downtown Ware, located at 91 Main St., features American-style cuisine, offers gluten-free dishes, and can seat up to 99 in the spacious, newly refurbished setting.
WARE  — The newest eatery in town was hopping with customers who praised the food, service, ambience and wide selection of draught beer, [continue reading]

Banner artist and vintage photo dealer to share Easthampton storefront

Aug 24 2016
‘BannerQueen’ Johnquest and ‘PhotoWench’ Waldman will open Spot 22 on Cottage Street.
Amy Johnquest and Stacy Waldman have known each other about three years, and are familiar faces within the Easthampton arts and culture scene.
Now the two friends are opening a quirky storefront gallery and studio on Cottage Street. Spot 22 will [continue reading]

Gov. Baker signs law granting Easthampton 8 new liquor licenses

Jun 10 2016
liquor EASTHAMPTON  — Governor Charlie Baker signed a piece of legislation Friday granting Easthampton eight new all-pour restaurant liquor licenses.
“It’s very exciting,” said Mayor Karen Cadieux. “We’re hoping this will be a catalyst for economic development.” Cadieux said her office receives phone calls “all the time” from potential restaurant owners, asking if [continue reading]

Big E party counts down 100 days to centennial celebration (photos)

Jun 8 2016
The Big EThe 100th edition of The Big E begins on Sept. 16.
WEST SPRINGFIELD – Nobody throws a party like The Big E , and Wednesday night’s preview to the fair’s centennial was no exception.
The party began a countdown of 100 days, when the 100th anniversary celebration will be underway during [continue reading]

New restaurant Pita Pockets opens its doors in Northampton

May 15 2016
The eatery fills the 193 Main St. space formerly occupied by Subway.
George Ejja just filled one of Northampton’s 14 empty downtown storefronts. He also filled a need in the town’s crowded scene of 60-plus restaurants.
But mostly he filled the bellies of numerous satisfied customers yesterday.
Ejja opened the doors to [continue reading]

Off The Menu: Why Northampton is struggling

May 9 2016
Northampton seems to have lost its mojo.
Over the past month or so, there’s been a fair amount of public speculation about what’s going on in downtown Northampton.
Why so many empty storefronts? Northampton businesses say there’s no simple answer to vacancy woes
A municipality that’s long [continue reading]

‘Going solar’ a growing garden trend

May 7 2016
Solar garden ornaments – like flowers and butterflies that light up at night – are popular at Randall’s Farm and Greenhouse in Ludlow. Hanging solar mobiles and gazing balls add to the array.
LUDLOW –The trend to “go solar” is growing even in gardens.
Solar garden ornaments – like flowers and butterflies that [continue reading]



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