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Web Exclusive: S. Prestley Blake’s Monticello

June 23, 2014

A full-sized $6 million replica of Thomas Jefferson’s Virginia plantation home is rapidly nearing completion on a hillside in Somers, CT. Friendly’s co-founder S. Prestley Blake, who is nearing 100 years old, is working with Laplante Construction Inc., of East Longmeadow to construct the home that Blake hopes to, one day, be able to sell. Producer Dave Fraser visited the site and got a tour.

Web Exclusive: CISA Farmers Markets

July 21, 2014

There are 43 Farmers Markets in the 3 counties of western Mass. Phil Korman Executive Director at CISA, Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture visits two of them. The first is the newly opened Palmer Yellow House Market currently in its second year and the other is the Amherst Farmers Market the oldest market in the 3 counties of western Mass

Web Exclusive: EcoBuilding Bargains: Inexpensive Green Remodeling

July 11, 2014

How can someone protect the environment, help the community, and save money? Host Aliz Koletas and videographer Mark Langevin take a tour of EcoBuilding Bargains, the largest surplus and reuse store in New England that’s located right in the heart of downtown Springfield! We talk to John Grossman, sales and donations manager and Ritch Holbren from RH Design who raves about the store.

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Web Exclusive: Springfield Symphony Orchestra 2014-2015 Season Preview

June 19, 2014

Maestro Kevin Rhodes and marketing director Ann Rasmussen from Springfield Symphony Orchestra bring a special web exclusive to Connecting Point talking about the exciting things going on this summer and next season.
- new pricing for kids & college students tickets
- BOGO subscription offer for new subscribers
- Kevin’s recent contract renewal
- Kevin’s conducting plans this summer (including the Paris Ballet, along with two lucky winners of our vacation raffle prize!)
- pre-season SSO activities
- what SSO musicians are doing this summer

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