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Coming Up Friday, March 27

March 26, 2015

The State We’re In: Rep. John Scibak

State Representative John Scibak (D) – South Hadley and the 2nd Hampshire District and House Chair of the Committee on Labor & Workforce Development, discusses Governor Baker’s creation of a “Workskills Cabinet”, the coming 2016 budget debate, and legislative plans to examine the fiscal implications of bringing the 2024 Olympic games to Boston.

CISA: Maple Sugaring

March 25, 2015

Maple sugaring is a time honored tradition that spans centuries in New England. On average it takes 40 gallons of sap to yield one gallon of maple syrup and the season only lasts about 4-6 weeks. CISA Executive Director Phil Korman visits two local farms that are in the throes of the maple sugaring season: the North Hadley Sugar Shack and Mayval Farm in Westhampton.

North Hadley Sugar Shack
Mayval Farm
CISA
North Hadley Sugar Shack on Facebook
Mayval Farm on Facebook

Coming Up Wednesday, March 25

March 24, 2015
  • American Graduate: Brookings School’s 100 Mile Club: Students at the Brookings School in Springfield begin their day on “the right foot”…..literally, tying up their sneakers and getting ready to take part in The 100 Mile Club.
  • The Original Western Mass Home & Garden Show Preview: Western Mass Home and Garden Show Director Brad Campbell and some of the exhibitors talk about the upcoming event and the boost it gives to local businesses and the economy.
  • CISA: Maple Sugaring: CISA Executive Director Phil Korman visits two local farms that are in the throes of the maple sugaring season: the North Hadley Sugar Shack and Mayval Farm in Westhampton.
  • Power House Training: Jon Davis holds a degree in Applied Exercise Science from Springfield College and now, in his business, prepares young athletes for the “next level”. He currently has several major league baseball prospects training at his gym.

Coming Up Monday, March 23

March 23, 2014

 Producers’ Picks: Making It Here

  • Making It Here: Ooma Tesoro’s Marinara: Inspired by making marinara with his grandmother as a child, Michael Tesoro started his own pasta sauce business out of a small kitchen in his home in Windsor, Massaachusetts. Watch this segment.
  • Making It Here: Snowboard Wax Makers: Roger and Sarah Cameron from East Longmeadow, MA started the snow and surf wax company Magical Go-Go in 2003 & sister company POM POM, which targets females, a few years later. Watch this segment.
  • Making It Here: Velma’s Kettle Corn: Steve Cary co-owns and operates Velma’s Kettle Corn. Our crew catches him selling his product at the Springfield Farmers Market. Watch this segment.
  • Making It Here: Cummington Creamery: After a long and storied history of serving the residents of the Hilltown communities surrounding it, the The Old Creamery in Cummington is embarking on a new chapter in its existence, with co-operative ownership by its patrons and the expansion of its facilities. Watch this segment.
  • Making It Here: Pete’s Sweets: Meet Peter Gray, a local bakery owner who’s love of baking has landed him on “The Next Great Baker” & given him the opportunity to bake a cake for the Bush family. Watch this segment.
  • Making It Here: Sea Chest Maker: Although the military stopped issuing sea chests in the late 1950’s, local woodworker J. Paul Lanza carries out the nautical tradition from his workshop in Simsbury, CT. Watch this segment.