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Jacob asks 'What the Heck is it?'

First Warning Meteorologist Jacob Wycoff heads to the aisles of Big Y to test the knowledge of shoppers asking 'What the Heck is It?'

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Buzz Around Town: Nick's Nest, Holyoke

Reporter Brittany Murphy headed out to Holyoke to check out Nick's Nest in this week's Buzz Around Town!

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Celebrates - Wed 5/24

40 in the Morning looks to celebrate the special occasions in your life.

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How to get those perfect curls for your summer look

Here's a look all women love in the summer ...tossled curls!  Better Western Mass recently went to the Brush Salon in East Longmeadow to find out how it’s done.  Watch the clip for a quick tutorial on how you can achieve that beachy-do! 

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Job market outlook for recent college graduates

Are you a recent graduate or know someone who is? Check this Better Western Mass segment out!  Graduating college is exciting, but recent grads often find themselves searching for jobs.  Here to talk more about post-grad job hunting is Jen Brown, from United Personnel.     

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Pom poms and tassels for a hot summer look!

Looking to perk up your summer style? On this Better Western Mass segment we hear from Fashion expert, Debbie Wright!  Take a look. 

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Recipe: Healthy cucumber salad for your Memorial Day picnic

Here is Better Health for today!  With Memorial Day right around the corner, we have a healthy and tasty recipe for your picnic!  Watch Ashley Brodeur, owner of Active Lifestyle Fitness in Agawam, make the dish. 

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Amazon's Style Code Live: Spring wear for under $100

It's time for Better Style!  Amazon's Style Code Live is back with hot spring wear for under $100.  These are deals you don't want to miss!  Here's hosts Rachel Smith and Frankie Grande.  

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Make your own coffee scented candles!

Now to our Better Craft Corner!  Today, we're learning to make coffee scented candles.  Here with us now is Juliette Mooers, the owner of Valley Art Supplies in Easthampton. Take a look! 

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Perfect annual for color all summer long

What flowers will give you the most color for the longest time?  Karen Randall from Randall's Farm & Greenhouse in Ludlow is here to let you know!

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Ceiling fans: How they can keep your home cool and stylish

It's time for Better Home!  How can you keep your house stylish and cool this summer?  Find out by watching this segment featuring Todd Director from Connecticut Lighting Centers. He's talking all about ceiling fans!

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Ice Coffee Day to benefit Shriners Children's Hospital

Ice Coffee Day is this Wednesday at Dunkin' Donuts...and it's all for a good cause.  Here to tell us about it is Lee Kirk from Shriners Hospitals for Children and Peter Martins from Dunkin' Donuts. 

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Free admission for military families this Memorial Day

Now to our Better Family segment!  Memorial Day weekend is upon us and there's some places you can go and visit for free if you're a military family.   Here with us now is the 413 Mom, Valerie Smart with more details about these free admission hot spots.  Take a look! 

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Meet Jay, an adorable kitty looking for a loving home

On this week's pet connection, Hannah Chapman from TJO joined Better Western Mass and introduced us to Jay. 

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Relay for Life event to be held in Agawam

Relay for Life is the signature fundraising activity of the American Cancer Society. Andrea Polley and Carla Chase joined Better Western Mass this week to tell us more on the 6th annual event for the 18-hour relay in Agawam.

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Making fudge at Six Flags New England

Western Mass News' very own Lindsay Ideluca and Chris Pisano traveled to Agawam in search for how to make some fudge at Six Flags New England.

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Buzz Around Town: 350 Grill, Springfield

Western Mass News Reporter Brittany Murphy took a ride to downtown Springfield to find out more on 350 Grill on Worthington Street.

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More Than Pink event at the Lee Premium Outlets

Better Style is now!  There's an event going on at the Lee Premium Outlets right now called...More Than Pink! It runs through this month and here to tell us more is fashion expert, Debbie Wright! 

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Waist training trend and its impact

Now to Better Health.   Waist training ...it's a popular trend.  So what kind of impact is it having on the younger generation?  Take a look. 

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Parent-made baby products

This is Better Family!  And today we're highlighting the best of baby! We have some mom-preneurs here to show us some of the best parent made products for baby. 

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Better Craft Corner: How to make your own clock!

It's now time for Better Craft Corner!  Clocks are a main staple in the home and today we're learning how to make one with a simple DIY kit. Here with us is Lloyd Jack of Woodcraft in West Springfield. Take a look! 

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Olympic swimmer to speak at fundraiser in Longmeadow

A fundraiser will be held this week to help support the Heritage Academy in Longmeadow. An 'Evening of Champions' will be held on May 18, Marianne Kornblum is the Co-Chair od the scholarship dinner. To find out more information, visit the link here

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Get all your gardening needs at Randall's farms

May is the busiest month in New England to plant! Karen Randal joined Better Western Mass this week to tell us more on what plants she has to offer at Randall's Farms in Ludlow.

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Hot to garden at home with your family

It's that time of the year to start planting. The 413 Mom, Valerie Smart joined Better Western Mass this week to give us tips on how to make it a fun event with the kids.

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Find your mother's day gifts at Uno Alla Volta

If you haven't gotten a Mother's Day gift yet, you're running out of time! Terri Alpert of Uno Alla Volta joined Better Western Mass this week to tell us more on what to get your mother this year. To visit their website, visit the link here.

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Meet Bess, a sweet dog looking for a loving home

Heather Kies from the Thomas J. O'Connor Animal shelter in Springfield introduced us to Bess this week on Better Western Mass. 

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Jacob asks 'What the Heck is it?'

 First Warning Meteorologist Jacob Wycoff heads to the aisles of Big Y to test the knowledge of shoppers asking 'What the Heck is It?'

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Make a meal for your mom this Mother's Day!

Mother's Day is right around the corner, so why not make her a special meal this holiday? Carol Beaudrey from our local BJ's Wholesale Club joined Better Western Mass this week to share some recipes for Mother's Day.

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Best Fidget toys of 2017: The Toy Insider

Better Family is now! We're always looking for the best toys to get our kids, and where better to find them than from The Toy Insider.  Joining us in studio to talk about a very hot toy right now is The Toy Insider, Marissa Dibartolo.  Take a look! 

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Go on a fashion treasure hunt at the Brimfield fair

A lot of people are planning to head to the Brimfield Fair this weekend. You can have some fun while finding great deals on fashion. Style Expert Debbie Wright was on Better Western Mass to tell us more. 

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Better Craft Corner: Blooming photo box for mom

It's time for Better Craft Corner! We've been talking all about mom and what you can buy her or make her to eat...what about a craft for mom from the kids? Here with us now is Juliette Mooers, the owner of Valley Art Supplies in Easthampton.  Take a look!

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Amazon Style Code Live: Going to the gym in style

Time now for Better Style! Amazon's Style Code Live is back with some fashionable workout gear.

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Easy, tasty, and healthy breakfast egg muffins

Better Health: Thinking of making mom something for breakfast this weekend? We have something healthy and tasty!  Here to show us these easy breakfast egg muffins is Ashley Brodeur of Active Lifestyle Fitness in Agawam. 

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10 Town in 10 Days: Chicopee

It's our second week of visiting 10 Towns in 10 Days! We're learning the best about these towns, the people, the community, and the businesses.

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Author writes about stroke awareness

May is stroke awareness month and an author who has a book signing in western Mass. tonight is doing her part!  It's called 'You Are Still Good' and here to tell us about it is La'Wana Harris. 

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Mother's Day gifts from Randall's Farm and Greenhouse

It's now time for Better Home!  Thinking of what to get Mom for Mother's Day?  Here's a look at what you can find her at Randall's Farm in Ludlow. 

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Free admission offers for Mother's Day

Now to our Better Family segment!  With Mother's Day nearing we want to make sure mom can spend some time with the kids. Here with us is the 413 Mom, Valerie Smart...and she's showing us some things to do this weekend that won't cost a dime. 

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10 Towns in 10 Days: Northampton

It's our second week of visiting 10 Towns in 10 Days! We're learning the best about these towns, the people, the community, and the businesses. 

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Tips on how to properly take care of your computer

Stan Prager from Go Geeks joined Better Western Mass this week to tell us more on how to properly take care of your computer. 

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Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a festive meal

What's a better way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo than with some guacamole? On the Border taught us how to make some fresh festive food on Better Western Mass.   

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Meet Sapphire, a lovely dog looking for a welcoming home

Western Mass News wants to help animals from the Thomas J. O'Connor Animal Control and Adoption Center find good, forever homes.If you would like more information, you can call (413) 781-1484 or e-mail them.You can also visit their website for current shelter hours.

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National Nurses Week kicks off on May 6

Nurses throughout the country are being honored for the important role they play in America's healthcare system. 

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Preview Look: Pan Mass Challenge Kids Ride for the Jimmy Fund

We're talking now about a big event coming up in the next few weeks...all to help out the Jimmy Fund.  Joining us now to talk about the Pan Mass Challenge Kids Ride is Christos Nikolis from the American Hockey League. 

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Amazon's Style Code Live: Recreating the hottest beauty trends

It's time for Better Style!   We've been showing you beauty tips and trends from Amazon's Style Code Live ...and today, they are starting off tutorial Tuesday.  Let's get a look from one of the hosts, Rachel Smith.

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A look at the upcoming Melha Shrine Circus!

The Melha Shrine Circus is coming to town and it's always a fan favorite.  Here to tell us about it is Al Zippin from the Melha Shrine Circus. 

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Better Craft Corner: A tool that makes a home project simple

Better Craft Corner is now!  Learn about a tool that can make a home project very simple.  Here to show us is Lloyd Jack from Woodcraft in West Springfield. 

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10 Towns in 10 Days: Amherst

We're visiting 10 Towns in 10 Days...learning the best about these towns, the people, the community, and the businesses.  We're also donating to a local charity in that town.  Catch Meteorologist, Jacob Wycoff's second stop.  Take a look! 

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Small Business Week highlighted

It's Small Business Week and we're learning about startups here in western Mass.  Here to tell us more is Liz Roberts, CEO of Valley Venture Mentors and Paul Silva, Co-Founder. 

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Non-traditional plants for container gardening

We like to bring color into the garden and sometimes that means fun plants.  Today Karen Randall from Randall's Farm in Ludlow is showing us non-traditional plants for container gardening in this week's Better Home.          

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Gandara Center previews Valley Gives Day set for Tuesday

Tomorrow is Valley Gives Day: Valley Gives Day makes donations to over 450 community organizations that serve the Pioneer Valley.  It's a 24 hour online event starting at midnight and one of the groups participating is here with us...Lisa Brecher from the Gandara Center. 

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10 Towns in 10 Days: Visiting the Westfield community

Now on Better Western Mass ...we're visiting 10 Towns in 10 Days and learning about these towns and what makes them so special.  Meteorologist Jacob Wycoff starts us off in Westfield at a bee farm.  Take a look! 

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Program at Go Geeks teaches seniors how to use technology

More and more seniors are getting into the technology world and it's important to make it easy for them to learn. Stan Prager with Go Geeks joined Better Western Mass this week to tell us more. 

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Zip Trips: X-Treme Paintball, Agawam

In today's Zip Trips, the Better Western Mass crew went to Agawam to check out X-Treme Paintball. Zip code: 01001.

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Buzz Around Town: New Corner Variety, Westfield

New Corner Variety might look like your average convenience store, but you go inside they have a little bit of everything from homemade cheeseburgers to lottery tickets.

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Jacob asks 'What the heck is it?'

First Warning Meteorologist Jacob Wycoff heads to the aisles of Big Y to test the knowledge of shoppers asking 'What the Heck is It?'

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Make Olive Garden dishes at home!

It's no secret that we all want to make dishes from Olive Garden at home. In honor of national 'Take our daughters and sons to work day', West Springfield General Manager and her daughter show us how to whip up something delicious. 

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Better Style: Heels that don't hurt

It's time for Better Style! Today our fashion expert Debbie Wright is talking about heels that don't hurt. 

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Better Cooking: Smoking meat with tea

It's time for Better Cooking!  Today we're smoking meat with tea. Sean Condon from Perfect Cuppa Tea is here to show us how it's done. Take a look!

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Better Style: Perfect prom hair

Prom season is upon us and many teenage girls are looking for that perfect hairstyle to match their dress and make their night a success.  Our hairstylists at Brush in East Longmeadow are here to help!  

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Amazon's Style Code Live: Getting thick, full hair from home

Better Style is now!  What women doesn't love thick and full hair?  But it can be a hassle and a chunk of your wallet to get it.  Amazon's Style Code Live hosts Rachel Smith and Frankie Grande are back with some ideas to get hair you'll love at home.

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Outdoor and landscape lighting options

Spring is a great time to redecorate the outside of the house and what's a better way to do that then with outdoor and landscape lighting.  Here with us now is Todd Director, Vice President of Connecticut Lighting Centers. 

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Staying Fit: Ordering a balanced breakfast

It's time for Better Health!  With the way of the world, more people are having to stop and get breakfast fast.   So what can you order from places like Starbucks or Dunkin' Donuts for a balanced breakfast?  Here to tell us is Ashley Brodeur from Active Lifestyle Fitness in Agawam.

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DIY reusable beeswax food wraps

Now to our Better Craft Corner. We're learning about a great way to reduce your plastic usage.  Here with us now is Juliette Mooers, the owner of Valley Art Supplies in Easthampton. 

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Derby Dazzle at Holyoke Carousel, 143rd Kentucky Derby party

It's going to be the ultimate Kentucky Derby party...its Derby Dazzle at the Holyoke Merry-Go-Round!  You can don your best Derby hat and tie to help benefit the Holyoke Carousel. Here to tell us more is Keith O'Connor who is helping with the fundraising efforts.

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Getting color in the garden before planting flowers

Today we are in Ludlow at Randalls Farm & Greenhouse talking ways to put color in your garden before we can get outside and plant.

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Summer makeup trends with MAC cosmetics

Western Mass News is partnering with MAC cosmetics to bring you the best ideas and trends of makeup! Here with us is makeup artist Michell Clarke and Ally Boucher will model the makeup. 

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How books can be up-cycled for creative play and learning

Now to our Better Family segment!  Want to use all of those books you have lying around the house?  How about making them a way to learn!  Here with us now is the 413 Mom, Valerie Smart, who's showing us upcycling worn out children's books. 

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Your personal computer could be a part of a criminal enterprise

Is your computer a part of a criminal network without your knowledge? Stan Prager from Go Geeks joined Better Western Mass this week to tell us more. 

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'Kites for Kylie' event being held in Agawam

Kylie Anne Kularski is a 13-year-old girl who was born with Cerebral Palsy. Kylie, her mom Kelly, and her patient care attendant Teresa joined Better Western Mass to tell us more about a special event coming up on May 6 in Agawam. To learn more, visit the link here and watch the clip above.

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Buzz Around Town: Panjabi Tadka, Springfield

Panjabi Tadka is a local favorite serving up fresh Indian cuisine on-the-go. For this week's Buzz Around Town Western Mass News Brittany Murphy took a trip to the North-Indian style cooking located in downtown Springfield. 

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Importance of having a health care proxy

Better Health and being ready for anything.  Life can throw a curve ball at you at anytime, but are you and your family ready?  Here to talk about the importance of a health care proxy and advance directive is Dr. Diane Dietzen, Medical Director of Palliative Care Services at Baystate Medical Center. 

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Fashion Latest: Earth friendly and trendy totes!

Better Style is now!  How about some earth friendly and fashionable totes!  Style expert Debbie Wright is here to show us. 

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Preview to Revitalize CDC's 25th annual GreenNFit block rebuild

It's Better Community and what a better way to help out that being apart of Revitalize CDC.  They're celebrating their 25th annual GreenNFit Neighborhood Rebuild event with over 1,000 volunteers.  Here to tell us more is Colleen Loveless, president and CEO of Revitalize CDC and Ethel Griffin, associate director.

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Introducing "Style Code Live" through Amazon.com

It's time for our Better Style segment.  More and more people are buying clothing from Amazon.com, but did you know they have a show about style? Check this out! 

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Bowl for Kids' Sake for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampden County

Now to our Better Community segment.  Here's a chance to take on the lanes to benefit children.  It's the Bowl for Kids' Sake event for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampden County.  Here to tell us all about it is David Beturne from Big Brothers Big Sisters.  

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Staying Fit: Importance of foam rolling

It's time for Better Health!  We're at 'Active Lifestyle Fitness' in Agawam learning about the importance of foam rolling.  Take a look! 

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Upgrading the hardware on your old cabinets

As the warm weather hits, we're opening up the windows and working on your furniture. How about upgrading the hardware on old cabinets! Here to show us is Lloyd Jack from 'Woodcraft' in West Springfield. 

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Couple who won dream wedding discuss plans for the 'Big Day'

You may remember a lucky couple who won a dream wedding live right here on ABC40.  Well, they're back today to talk about the 'Big Day' that's coming up fast! 

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Some ways to make that Easter candy useful!

Now that Easter is over the kids have so much candy right??  So what do you do with it all?  Here with us now to show us some ways to make that candy useful is the '413 Mom,' Valerie Smart.  Check it out!

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Planting pansies in the spring

Today we are in Ludlow at Randalls Farm & Greenhouse talking about a really tough plant.. pansies.  

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A look at the upcoming Sgt. Joshua D. Desforges Walk/Run Challenge

Now on 'Better Community' - It's describes as a 3+ mile road and trail run with a twist of Marine Corp. inspired obstacles.  It's called the Sergeant Joshua D. Desforges Walk/Run Challenge and it's a race inspired by the life of Sgt. Desforges.   It's being held in Ludlow on April 29th.  Here to tell us more is his mom, Arlene, and Lt. Mike Brennan of the Ludlow Police Department. 

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What to do with those Easter leftovers

Easter is over, the ham is eaten...but you have so many left overs! What do you do with it all? Here with some ideas for cooking up leftover meals is Chef Nicole "Coley" Gaffney. 

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How to avoid downloading fake antivirus software

Fake antivirus software can pop up on your computer and will trick you into clicking the 'download' button. Stan Prager from Go Geeks in East Longmeadow joined Better Western Mass this week to tell us more about it.

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Brighten up your wardrobe and your home just in time for Spring

Spring is the perfect season to brighten up both your home and your wardrobe. Terri Alpert from Uno Alla Volta  joined Better Western Mass this week to tell us more. 

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Bernat's Deli offers Polish Easter delicacies

Easter Sunday is a time for families to gather and celebrate their religion. Bernat's Deli in Chicopee specializes in Polish delicacy. They joined Better Western Mass this week to tell us more on the items they sell in particular to the Easter holiday. 

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How to spruce up your home for Spring

Spring is the time to open up your house to welcome family and friends. An event coming up next week in Palmer will give you tips and tricks to brighten up your home. Jackie Martucci joined Better Western Mass to tell us more. 

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Brush Salon offers the latest hair style trends

Everyone is always looking for the hottest trends in hair styles. Western Mass News' very own Brittany Murphy traveled to Brush Salon in East Longmeadow to see how they keep up with the latest trends. To find out more information on Brush Salon, visit their website here.

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Spring fashion that won't break the bank!

The Spring season means a fresh start for your wardrobe. Fashion expert Debbie Wright was on Better Western Mass to tell us more on how to look for a great deals on everything to handbags, to fun floral print pants.

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Greathorse Country Club hosts 'Feast in the East' event

The Greathorse Country Club is a great place to be during the spring season. Their 'Feast in the East' event will have plenty of food and fun that goes towards a great cause. To find out more information on the country club and the event, visit their website here.

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Sprucing up your home this spring with new tile

With spring here, the list of projects around the house start to pile up.  One way you could spruce up your home is to install a new tile floor or back-splash.  Karen Belezarian-Tesini and Sarah Rietberg from Best Tile in Springfield joined Better Western Mass to explain.

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Making a food-safe cutting board

Your kitchen cutting board may have seen it's better days.  Why not replace it with something made by you?  Lloyd Jack from Woodcraft in West Springfield joined Better Western Mass to show us how to make a cutting board with a food-safe finish.

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Incorporating quinoa into breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Quinoa is one of the most versatile foods because you can use it in just about any meal.  Ashley Brodeur from Active Lifestyle Fitness joined Better Western Mass News to tell us more!

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Adding decor to your outdoor landscape

Spring has sprung and many may be beginning to think about their gardens.  Karen Randall from Randall's Farm and Greenhouse in Ludlow joined Better Western Mass to tell us how we can add some other color and decor to our landscapes.

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Fun free family events in April

You might be looking to partake in some fun activities with the kids the spring and who doesn't like free.  Valerie Smart, the mom behind the popular blog The 413 Mom, joined Better Western Mass to tell more about some April events that won't cost you a penny.

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AIC to host fall risk assessment clinic

American International College is hosting an event this week about how you can help prevent the leading cause of death in older adults - falling.  Gail Stern and Rebecca Rousseau joined Better Western Mass for a look at this year's fall risk assessment clinic.

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How to protect your internet privacy rights

A new bill passed by Congress could allow for some of your personal information to be leaked without permission. Stan Prager of Go-Geeks in East Longmeadow joined Better Western Mass to tell us more on how to keep your private information secured. 

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Challenges and obstacles women have overcome and are fighting

The month of March is women's history month, appreciating the many challenges and obstacles women have and continue to face everyday.  Erica Delsignore, founder of dailyleadcampaign.com joined Better Western Mass to talk about these challenges and the actions you can take through social media.

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How to make plant hangers out of t-shirts

It's time for our 'Better Craft Corner.'  Today we're making plant hangers out of t-shirts!    Here to show us how is Juliette Mooers, the owner of Valley Art Supplies in Easthampton.  

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Moves that will help get your waistline into better shape!

Looking to trim that waistline? If so, check this video out and follow along!  Ashley Brodeur from Active Lifestyle Fitness right here in Agawam is here to help you get your waist into better shape.

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Band reunion this Saturday at Chez Josef in Agawam

A big night of music is happening this Saturday night in Agawam! Joining us in studio today is vocalist, Samuel Bass and he's here to tell you all about the big reunion event coming to Chez Josef.  

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Zip Trips: Disney on Ice at MassMutual Center

In this week's Zip Trip, we found of plenty of family fun that will be here through the weekend.  Chris Pisano checks out Disney on Ice at the MassMutual Center in Springfield, zip code: 01103

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Bitcoin: the currency of the future?

It's a type of currency that has billions of dollars in transactions and has recently surpassed the value of gold.  It's called Bitcoin and Stan Prager from GoGeeks in East Longmeadow joined Better Western Mass to tell us more.

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Art exhibition coming to the Colony Club in Springfield

One artist will feature her work on display in Springfield.  Her work explores the relationship between visual memory, dream, and reality.  Gabby Madden joined Better Western Mass to talk about her show next weekend.

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Jacob asks 'What the Heck is It?'

First Warning Meteorologist Jacob Wycoff heads to the aisles of Big Y to test the knowledge of shoppers asking 'What the Heck is It?'

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Thunderbirds to host Pucks 'N Paws Night on Friday

On Friday, the Springfield Thunderbirds will be hosting an event with your four-legged friends in mind.  Nate Costa, executive VP for the Springfield  Thunderbirds, joined Heather Kies from TJO on Better Western Mass to talk about a great event on Friday.

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Legends tribute show to benefit local organizations

It's a Las Vegas style legends show given by some of the area's top legends performers and it's coming to Chez Josef in Agawam.  Joe Pereira and Eric Secundo joined Better Western Mass to tell us more.

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Buzz Around Town: Calabrese Market, West Springfield

You might be looking for an idea for lunch or dinner and if you're in a pinch, Brittany Murphy has a great family-owned Italian market and deli offering a wide variety of Italian foods in West Springfield.  This week's Buzz Around Town pays a visit to Calabrese Market.

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Achieve a fresh spring look with new hair products

A change in the seasons is a great reason to switch up your current hairstyle. This week on Better Western Mass, Brittany Murphy traveled to Brush in East Longmeadow to show us some products that'll help you achieve your new hairdo for spring. 

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The latest fashion trends for spring

Spring has sprung, and with warmer temperatures on the rise you're going to need the latest fashion trends to help keep you protected from the sun. Fashion expert Debbie Wright joined Better Western Mass News this week to show you some cool shades and clutches that are perfect for spring. 

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How to make a shack birdhouse kit

Time for our Better Craft Corner!  Today we're showing you how to make a great craft for adults and kids to do together.  Here to show us how to make a shack birdhouse kit is Lloyd Jack from Woodcraft of West Springfield! 

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How to make your own protein bars

Protein can be the best way to fuel your workout and  your body's recovery.  But with so many types of protein bars out there, we're going to show you how you can make your own.   Here to help us with that is Ashley Brodeur from Active Lifestyle Fitness in Agawam.  Take a look!

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'Diabetes Alert Day' seeks to raise national awareness

A national campaign is raising awareness about the risk of type two diabetes.  Nine out of 10 people who are at risk for the disease, don't even know it.  Doctor Chelsea Gordner with Baystate Medical Center is here to talk about 'Diabetes Alert Day.' 

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LED lighting can instantly improve the look of your home

LED lighting...that's the topic of today's segment.  So how can it instantly improve the look of your home?  Here to explain is Todd Director, the Vice President of the Connecticut Lighting Center. 

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Exploring the dirt on dirt for your planting projects

Soon, we will be heading out into the yard and starting some planting.  Karen Randall from Randall's Farm and Greenhouse in Ludlow joined Better Western Mass to talk about the dirt on dirt.

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Ideas for spring bird feeders to make with the kids

Today's the first day of spring and soon, the birds will be in our yards.  Valerie Smart, the mom behind the popular blog The 413 Mom, joined Better Western Mass to talk about some fund bird feeders you can make with the kids.

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Can your household appliances spy on you?

This week on Better Western Mass, we look into how your everyday appliances can pose a threat to your personal information. Stan Prager from Go-Geeks in East Longmeadow told us more on what can happen. 

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How to make traditional Irish food to kick off your St. Patrick's Day celebrations

Better Western Mass is celebrating St. Patrick's Day, and you can't celebrate the holiday without the proper food. 

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Lindsay and Jacob learn traditional Irish step dance

In honor of St. Patrick's Day, Western Mass News very own Amanda Keane shows Lindsay and Jacob how traditional Irish step dance is done. 

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Amazon Style Code Live: Jackie O Fashion

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