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2014

GBA’s SummerFest begins on Friday – July 16, 2014

Downtown will be abuzz with shoppers on Friday and Saturday when SummerFest opens with sidewalk sales and all sorts of activities for adults and children. Greenfield Business Association’s two-day SummerFest will be held Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. throughout downtown. Main Street will be closed from Federal to Wells streets on Saturday. Local Cub Scout Pack 3 will be downtown on Saturday with its climbing wall and children of all ages will have the opportunity to climb, with spotters nearby. At the same time, parents of boys ages 6 to 10 will have the opportunity to discuss the benefits of scouting and local Boy Scout Troop 5 will be there to help with the climbing wall, while doing a little recruiting of its own. There will be local merchants and vendors set up along the sidewalks selling their wares both days . . .

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2013

New Greenfield Business Association coordinator Caitlin von Schmidt works to find ways to entice people to shop locally – January 16, 2013

As the new coordinator of the Greenfield Business Association, Caitlin von Schmidt is working to find ways to entice people to shop locally, ensuring they spend their money in their own community to support its services . . .

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SHOPPING AT A TOWN’S MEMORY: WILSON’S DEPARTMENT STORE – January/February 2013

Our very own Wilson's is featured in the cover story “NewEnglandville: The Town of Our Dreams” in the January/February issue of Yankee Magazine. The article appears on pages 30-42, with Wilson’s specifically featured on page 36. . . .

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2012

Greenfield Business Association's 20th annual ornament features college's 50th anniversary – December 17, 2012

Marian E. Noga, of Charlemont, has collected all 20 ornaments in the Greenfield Business Association’s Landmark Series. “I really should start a second tree,” she said recently, with a laugh. She has collected the ornaments — suitable for hanging on a Christmas tree — since 1993 . . .

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Taylor Swift & Conor Kennedy Share a Quaint New England Weekend – September 17, 2012

As summer winds down, Taylor Swift's work schedule is revving up. And while her new love Conor Kennedy has already gone back to school, the couple, whose romance heated up over the summer, did not stay apart for long. On Saturday, Swift, 22, and Kennedy, 18, headed for the intimately lit Taylor's Tavern & Restaurant in Greenfield, Mass., a quaint New England town only a few miles from Kennedy's prep school in Deerfield . . .

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Romance in Western Mass – September 17, 2012

Greenfield, MA - Taylor Swift enjoyed the past weekend with boyfriend Conor Kennedy on his temporary “home turf” in Western Massachusets. Kennedy (18), a Junior at Deerfield Academy, showed girlfriend Taylor Swift (22) around his countryside stomping grounds in Western Massachusetts. . . .

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Taking it to the streets - Greenfield’s SummerFest, Sidewalk Sales to take place Friday, Saturday – July 24, 2012

A busy downtown filled with bargains will soon be alive with the sound of music and free entertainment for everyone. Greenfield Business Association’s SummerFest and Sidewalk Sales will be held Friday and Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. “The Greenfield Business Association puts on SummerFest and Sidewalk Sales to stimulate activity for local businesses,” said Kate Snyder, coordinator of the GBA. “Our priority is drawing people to Greenfield’s dynamic and historic downtown so that both the economy and sense of community remain strong.” . . .

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Weekly Lunchtime Concert Series takes place on the Greenfield Town Common through Aug. 30 – July 4, 2012

Tina M. Chin and her 2-year-old son, Max L. Kenfield, had a spot on a bench in the shade for the June 21 free concert on the Town Common. “We’re from Boston, so this is perfect; just like a little bit of the city,” she said. The weekly Music at Noon Lunchtime Concert Series takes place on the Town Common through Aug. 30 . . .

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Notes at noon: Greenfield introduces new Thursday lunchtime concert series at the Town Common – June 6, 2012

For those looking for something more than a sandwich at lunchtime, the Greenfield Business Association is offering Thursday concerts on the Town Common starting Thursday and running through August . . .

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The Wilson's Difference - Greenfield's landmark family-run department store is having a birthday – April 19, 2012

Great story by Mark Roessler for the Valley Advocate about Greenfield's one and only Wilson's Department Store!

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2011

Franklin County Home Show / Green Fair – April 16 & 17, 2011

Media Room Productions & DSA Web Marketing teamed up to offer a promotional video to all the vendors of the 2011 Franklin County Home Show & Green Fair.

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Greenfield, Massachusetts: A Good Old-Fashioned Home Town – September 14, 2011

Visitors to Western Massachusetts generally find their way to Northampton, one of the coolest small arts towns in America, to Amherst, a college town famous for its poets, Emily Dickinson and Robert Frost, and to historic Deerfield, but just a hop, skip and a jump away is one the area's lesser-known treasures. The charms and community appeal of Greenfield, Massachusetts, are just beginning to be discovered as the town embarks on a wave of renovations and community development. With a growing number of new music venues, shops and restaurants, a touch of historical allure and lots of friendly and enterprising people, Greenfield is thrumming with activity. Settled in 1686 and a longtime transportation center, the City of Greenfield affords hiking, biking, dining, shopping, relaxing, and lots of other activities that draw visitors from all over New England. Read Devon Magoon's full article below.

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Seeing Greenfield through Boston's Eyes – March 16, 2011

Reporter Kathleen Pierce visited Greenfield in late February and toured downtown and surrounding areas to pull together a story on Greenfield which, as she describes it, "is beginning to come into its own." The story includes addresses, phone numbers and websites of 16 Greenfield businesses. We hope this article--and more press like it--continues to put Greenfield in the good light it deserves and brings business to town!

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