U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren wrapped up her trip across Massachusetts in the western part of the state today. The Democratic Senator’s visit included a tour of defense manufacturer General Dynamics’ site in Pittsfield. Senator Warren says the plant is making innovative gains in military manufacturing and research to save the country money while still keeping it safe.
As thousands flock to Lake George each year to enjoy its pristine waters, perhaps few understand they have the members of the LGA to thank for those clean and clear waters. The Lake George Association is the leading citizen group responsible for conserving Lake George.
Never ones to let a teaching opportunity to pass, the Association has partnered with the Hyde Collection as part of their “My Summer Place” programming, they will be offering several “floating classrooms.”
The Floating Classroom with the Lake George Association will include a Hyde educator, and a teaching artist to learn about Lake George and the area where George O’Keeffe created her works. The program will include drawing lessons, one near the location of the Stieglitz property, as well as an up- close look at the water of Lake George.
To learn more about the LGA and their floating classrooms, we welcome Kristen Rohne, their Education Coordinator.
For over a decade and a half, artist Georgia O’Keeffe would return to Lake George for the summer. She referred to it as “My Summer Place.”
For many families throughout the country, Lake George is their family place. It is a spot where families come year after year and others will discover it for the first time – this year.
Michael Consuelo is the executive director at Lake George Regional Chamber of Commerce joins us this morning to discuss the impact this exhibition will have on tourism, what impact tourism will have on this exhibit as well as the overall role the chamber plays in the lure of the “Queen of American Lakes” and the surrounding region.
A first ever collaborative effort is under way to jointly promote tourist attractions in the Berkshires and the greater Springfield area in Massachusetts.
A bus carrying two dozen people representing many of the top tourist attractions in western Massachusetts departed from the Big E fairgrounds in West Springfield Tuesday morning bound for Pennsylvania. The group has meetings scheduled over the next three days with 17 tour operators to sell the region as an ideal destination for group bus trips.
A new initiative has been launched to bring more sporting events, and sports fans to western Massachusetts.
A new division of the Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau- a sports commission- will focus on bringing events to locations throughout western Massachusetts. Visitors bureau president Mary Kay Wydra said they’ll bid for sporting events that have a high media profile, will fill hotel rooms, and have a significant economic impact.
Two years after marriage equality arrived in the Empire State, New York State is poised to make a bid for gay vacationers, especially those seeking to hold weddings in the Hudson Valley.
The first-ever gay and lesbian tourism conference for New York State will take place at The Locust Grove estate in Poughkeepsie, NY on March 27. The conference will involve tourism groups from all over the state.
A new report prepared for the Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing is showing a resurgence in that sector with tourists visiting the state spending more.
The report shows that while the number of visitors to Vermont since 2009 increased 1-point-8 percent, visitor spending has jumped 19-point-4 percent. Most of the increase in spending from the 14 million visitors to the state was for lodging and food.
The “Big E” has a new boss. Eugene Cassidy is the new president and C-E-O of the Eastern States Exposition. The organization has hosted the region’s largest agricultural fair and exposition on its grounds in West Springfield for 95 years. WAMC”s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Cassidy about what makes the “ Big E” such a big draw through the decades.