Pg 2 Feature Stories

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Local holiday shopping is a community investment

Chris Maza
cmaza@thereminder.com

HAMPSHIRE COUNTY – In a holiday season during which supply chain disruptions and delivery timeline concerns are prevalent, local business advocates are encouraging shoppers to consider new and unique ways to spread holiday cheer while supporting the local economy....
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Holiday sustainability: tips, tricks and why it’s important

Carolyn Noel

EAST LONGMEADOW – Many consider the holiday season the most wonderful time of the year. Our planet, however, might disagree....
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Spirit of Springfield prepares for holiday celebrations

Matt Conway
mconway@thereminder.com

WESTERN MASS. – From Bright Nights’ holiday cheer to the opulence of the City of Bright Nights Ball, local nonprofit Spirit of Springfield is excited to be returning to semi-normal operations....
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Five floors of art await at Cottage Street Open Studios

Carolyn Noel

EASTHAMPTON – Over 25 local artists are ready to sell their art, interact with customers and kick off the holiday season at the Cottage Street Studios Holiday Open Studio and Sale. The event will take place on Dec. 4, 5 and 11 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. ...
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Thanksgiving – a moment in history that became a legend

Sarah Heinonen
sheinonen@thereminder.com

EAST LONGMEADOW – Thanksgiving is a traditional time for family and feasting throughout most of the United States, but this Thanksgiving is particularly of note as it is the 400th anniversary of the historical meal shared by English settlers and the natives of the land in what is now Southeastern......
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Historic Deerfield ready to celebrate holiday season

Doc Pruyne
dpruyne@thereminder.com

DEERFIELD – A famous couple from the North Pole, the Kringles, will visit Historic Deerfield this year, where the holidays smell of sugar cookies, apple cider and the cool menthol of hemlock....
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