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Taste of Lebanon offers traditional food, welcoming atmosphere

Angelique Fiske
angelique@thereminder.com

WEST SPRINGFIELD – When Maher and Nisrine Awkal opened Taste of Lebanon this August, neither one had much experience in the restaurant business. Maher has worked in pizza shops, helping out here and there, and a sweet shop back in Lebanon when he was growing up. Nisrine played host to friend...
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Planning for West Springfield's inaugural Winterfest underway, set for February 2015

Angelique Fiske
angelique@thereminder.com

WEST SPRINGFIELD – It’s West Springfield Inc., a nonprofit created to put on events and highlight individuals in the community, is in the planning process of its first event in 2015: Winterfest. The event will take place on Feb. 14 and run, tentatively, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.Winterfest is a ...
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West Springfield Town Council settles salaries for 2016

Angelique Fiske
angelique@thereminder.com

WEST SPRINGFIELD – Despite initially voting not to override Mayor Edward Sullivan’s veto against raising his salary to $110,000, the West Springfield Town Council ultimately agreed for the increase to remain the same....
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Screening committee named, first phase of West Springfield superintendent search

Angelique Fiske
angelique@thereminder.com

WEST SPRINGFIELD – The West Springfield School District is one step closer to finding its next superintendent, as the screening committee has been selected and was announced at the Dec. 9 school committee meeting.<a target="_blank" href="htt...
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Former West Side resident returns home to be inducted into sixth softball hall of fame

Angelique Fiske
angelique@thereminder.com

By Angelique Fiskeangelique@thereminder.comWEST SPRINGFIELD – Softball has brought Diane Schumacher around the world, to the sport’s debut at the Olympics to throw the first pitch and to six hall of fame inductions. But at the beginning of all of that was her <a target="_blank" h...
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Teacher writes children’s book on travels to Middle East refugee camps

Angelique Fiske
angelique@thereminder.com

WEST SPRINGFIELD – When Katherine Mary Kraver attended Westfield State University and decided to partake in a study abroad summer session, she thought two weeks would be enoug...
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MassDOT announces plans for Memorial Avenue rotary

Angelique Fiske
angelique@thereminder.com

WEST SPRINGFIELD – The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has announced that construction on the Memorial Avenue rotary is set to begin in May of 2015 and will be completed before <a target="_blank" href="http://www.theb...
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Boys and Girls Club Tour of Homes event returns

Angelique Fiske
angelique@thereminder.com

WEST SPRINGFIELD – After taking 2013 off, the West Springfield Boys and Girls Club is bringing back its 18th Annual Holiday Tour of Homes event on Dec. 6 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.This year’s tour includes seven homes in West Springfield, ...
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