Howdy Awards

Greg Chiecko, Chair of Howdy Awards for Hospitality Excellence for the Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau, and James Watts, former Howdy Award winner, discuss this annual tradition honoring those who serve visitors to our...

Web Premiere: LIVESTRONG

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is a 12-week small-group program designed for adult cancer survivors who have become de-conditioned or chronically fatigued from their cancer or treatment. The program is offered without cost to the participants and over 200 people have gone...

Female Entrepreneurs

Lioness Magazine, the digital magazine for female entrepreneurs, is based in Springfield, MA, and recently announced that they, along with Northampton Area Young Professionals (NAYP), are launching a new series titled 5.  5 talks will be hosted four times per year...

Springfield Museums’ Rare Find

Stored on a shelf for over 100 hundred years, a rare anthropological treasure was recently discovered in the Springfield Science Museum’s permanent collections. Originally cataloged as an “Aleutian hat,” the artifact had been preserved in museum collections for over a...

Triple Play Day at MassMutual Center

Michael Hurwitz, Board Chair of the Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau, discusses the work of the new Western Mass Sports Commission and the Saturday December 7th “Triple Play Day” events scheduled at the MassMutual Center with NCAA...

Christina’s House Follow-Up

Shannon Mumblo and Linda Mumblo from Christina’s House, a transitional home for women and their children to get back on their feet after homelessness, come back to give us an update on the money they’ve raised for the house itself, including a very...

Springfield Gas Explosion Anniversary

On November 23, 2012, a massive gas explosion in downtown Springfield leveled Scores strip club, damaged a dozen other buildings, and resulted in the hospitalization of eighteen people.A year later, the historic Macintosh building has still not been repaired. A total...

Homelessness

Ron Willoughby and Miguel Cabrera of Springfield Rescue Mission, a privately funded organization, talk about the high rate of homelessness in Western Mass and how they are taking a different approach to it. Springfield Rescue Mission Follow on Twitter: ...

Domestic Violence

Trudy Pantaleon talks about her daughter, Tyshianna, who was Springfield’s 11th homicide victim at hands of domestic violence. She wants her daughter to be remembered not as a domestic violence victim, but as the caring and loving 19 year old woman she was....

Springfield Violence with Mayor Sarno

Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno plans to resurrect the Police Department’s street crimes unit in response to the Cities 16th homicide. Sarno describes the street crimes unit as a “military-style” strike force which will feature police in fatigues patrolling problem...

Project Baby Springfield

Julie Pimental of Project Baby Springfield, a working group of Springfield’s Department of Health and Human Services, talks about the Pioneer Valley having a higher infant mortality rate than other communities and the state as a whole. Project Baby Springfield aspires...