Best of 2016 Readers’ Poll Winners (Now a Board Game!)

Game by Kristin Palpini, Kyle Olsen, Jennifer Levesque, and Hunter Styles

In celebration of the Annual Manual — a condensed version of the Advocate’s yearly Best of the Valley Readers’ Poll — we’ve created a board game featuring some of the Best Of winners. Race your friends and family around the board and try to collect items/complete tasks from each color category. The first one to collect items from all six categories wins! Click the image for a full-size printable game board, or scroll down to get right to the Annual Manual.

HOW TO PLAY: Get a penny, a spare button, and a gum wrapper — whatever you want to use as pieces to move around the board — and one dice. (Failing that, download a random number generator on your phone.) Roll the die and move however many spaces it dictates. Players collect the item/color from each square on which they land. Keep score on the handy chart at the bottom. Everyone takes turns, going around the board as many times as needed, until someone wins the game by being the first to collect — and hold on to — items from all six color categories.

GET OUT!

PLACE TO SEE LOCAL BANDS

1. Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton

2. The Parlor Room at Signature Sounds, Northampton

3. Luthier’s Co-op, Easthampton

NEW BAR

1. The Green Room, Northampton

2. The Library, Easthampton

3. ConVino Wine Bar, Northampton

PLACE FOR KARAOKE

1. World War II Club, Northampton

2. Amy’s Place, Easthampton

3. Bishop’s Lounge, Northampton

NEIGHBORHOOD BAR

1. Amy’s Place, Easthampton

2. Packards Bar, Northampton

3. The Brass Cat, Easthampton

BREW PUB

1. Northampton Brewery, Northampton

2. The People’s Pint, Greenfield

3. High Horse Brewing, Amherst

WINERY

1. Black Birch Winery, Southampton

2. Mineral Hills Winery,  Florence

3. Amherst Farm Winery, Amherst

BAR FOR BEER SELECTION ON TAP

1. The Dirty Truth, Northampton

2. McLadden’s , Northampton

3. The Moan & Dove, Amherst

PLACE FOR MARGARITAS

1. Mama Iguana’s, Northampton

2. Mission Cantina, Amherst

3. Mi Tierra Mexican Restaurant, Hadley

PLACE FOR MARTINIS

1. The Tunnel Bar, Northampton

2. Alina’s Ristorante, Hadley

3. The Green Room, Northampton

ART MUSEUM

1. Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton

2. Springfield Museums, Springfield

3. Eric Carle Museum of  Picture Book Art, Amherst

PLACE TO SEE LIVE THEATER

1. Academy of Music  Theatre, Northampton

2. Majestic Theater, West Springfield

3. New Century Theatre, Northampton

CHARITY EVENT

1. Hot Chocolate Run for Safe Passage, Northampton

2. Monte’s March to Benefit the Foodbank of Western Mass

3. The Relay For Life, various locations

LOCAL FESTIVAL

1. Green River Festival, Greenfield

2. North Quabbin Garlic & Arts Festival, Orange

3. The Big E: Eastern States  Exposition, West Springfield

 

RESTAURANTS

RESTAURANT

1. Paul and Elizabeth’s, Northampton

2. Alina’s Ristorante, Hadley

3. Blue Heron Restaurant & Catering, Sunderland

NEW RESTAURANT

1. Hearty Eats, Shelburne Falls

2. Bread & Butter, Amherst

3. Meatball Kitchen, Wilbraham

CREATIVE AMERICAN FARE

1. The Alvah Stone,  Montague

2. Center Square Grill, East Longmeadow

3. Coco & The Cellar Bar,  Easthampton

CHINESE RESTAURANT

1. Ginger Garden, Amherst

2. Great Wall, Florence

3. Oriental Flavor, Amherst

FRENCH RESTAURANT

1. Chez Albert, Amherst

2. Bistro Les Gras,   Northampton

3. Gypsy Apple Bistro,  Shelburne Falls

GERMAN RESTAURANT

1. Munich Haus German Restaurant, Chicopee

2. Student Prince/The Fort, Springfield

3. Hofbrahaus, West  Springfield

GREEK RESTAURANT

1. Filos Greek Taverna, Northampton

2. El Greco, Greenfield

3. Parthenon Restaurant, South Hadley

INDIAN RESTAURANT

1. India House, Northampton

2. Pintu’s Indian Palace, West Springfield

3. India Palace Restaurant, Northampton

ITALIAN RESTAURANT

1. Alina’s Ristorante, Hadley

2. Mulino’s Italian Restaurant, Northampton

3. Spoleto, Northampton

JAPANESE RESTAURANT

1. Osaka Japanese  Restaurant, Northampton

2. Zen, Northampton (now closed)

3. Moshi Moshi Japanese Restaurant, Northampton

MEDITERRANEAN  RESTAURANT

1. Amanouz Café, Northampton

2. Mosaic Café, Northampton

3. Nadim’s Downtown Mediterranean Grill, Springfield

MEXICAN RESTAURANT

1. Mission Cantina, Amherst

2. Mi Tierra Mexican Restaurant, Hadley

3. Bueno Y Sano, various  locations

PORTUGUESE RESTAURANT

1. Primavera Café  Restaurant, Ludlow

2. Europa Restaurant, Ludlow

3. Tony & Penny’s Restaurant, Ludlow

THAI RESTAURANT

1. Thai Garden, Northampton

2. Thai Blue Ginger,  Greenfield

3. Siam Square Thai  Restaurant, Northampton

VIETNAMESE RESTAURANT

1. Banh Mi Saigon, Northampton

2. Miss Saigon, Amherst

3. Pho Saigon, Springfield

STEAKHOUSE

1. Caminito Argentinean Steakhouse, Northampton

2. LongHorn Steakhouse, West Springfield

3. Opa Opa Steakhouse & Brewery, Southampton

DINER

1. The Bluebonnet Diner, Northampton

2. Miss Florence Diner, Florence

3. Whately Diner, Whately

RESTAURANT FOR DESSERTS

1. La Fiorentina Pastry Shop, various locations

2. The Alvah Stone, Montague

3. Paul and Elizabeth’s, Northampton

RESTAURANT FOR SEAFOOD

1. Paul and Elizabeth’s, Northampton

2. Eastside Grill, Northampton

3. Webster’s Fish Hook Restaurant, Northampton

BREAKFAST

1. Sylvester’s, Northampton

2. Jake’s, Northampton

3. The Green Bean, Northampton

LUNCH

1. Paul and Elizabeth’s, Northampton

2. Esselon Café, Hadley

3. Sylvester’s, Northampton

SUNDAY BRUNCH

1. Sylvester’s, Northampton

2. Jake’s, Northampton

3. The Delaney House, Holyoke

LATE-NIGHT DINING

1. Local, Northampton

2. The Sierra Grille, Northampton

3. Sam’s Pizzeria and Café, Northampton

SERVICE/WAITSTAFF

1. Alina’s Ristorante, Hadley

2. Center Square Grill, East Longmeadow

3. Paul and Elizabeth’s, Northampton

WINE LIST

1. ConVino Wine Bar, Northampton

2. Alina’s Ristorante, Hadley

3. Center Square Grill, East Longmeadow

PLACE FOR ROMANTIC DINING

1. Alina’s Ristorante, Hadley

2. Blue Heron Restaurant & Catering, Sunderland

3. The Alvah Stone, Montague

OUTDOOR DINING

1. Northampton Brewery, Northampton

2. The Alvah Stone, Montague

3. Esselon Café, Hadley

 

FOOD AND DRINK

RIBS/BARBECUE

1. Bub’s BBQ, Sunderland

2. Wildwood Barbeque, Hadley

3. Theodores’ Blues, Booze and BBQ, Springfield

SOUTHERN/CAJUN FOOD

1. Chef Wayne’s Big Mamou, Springfield

2. Eastside Grill, Northampton

3. Wildwood Barbeque, Hadley

PLACE FOR APPETIZERS/ TAPAS

1. Ibiza Tapas Wine Bar, Northampton

2. Galaxy, Easthampton

3. Center Square Grill, East Longmeadow

GRINDERS/SANDWICHES

1. State Street Fruit Store, Deli, Wines & Spirits, Northampton

2. Serio’s Market, Northampton

3. The Black Sheep Deli, Amherst

HAMBURGERS

1. Local, Northampton

2. Black Cow Burger Bar, Turners Falls

3. Riff’s Joint, Easthampton

HOT DOGS

1. Nick’s Nest, Holyoke

2. Tom’s Famous Long Hot  Dog & Grill, Whately

3. White Hut, West Springfield

PIZZA

1. Antonio’s Pizza, various locations

2. Hillside Pizza, various  locations

3. Joe’s Café, Northampton

FRENCH FRIES

1. Local, Northampton

2. The Sierra Grille, Northampton

3. Riff’s Joint, Easthampton

SALADS

1. Paul and Elizabeth’s, Northampton

2. Judie’s Restaurant, Amherst

3. Riff’s Joint, Easthampton

PLACE FOR SOUP

1. Smithsonian Café and Chowder House, various  locations

2. Paul and Elizabeth’s, Northampton

3. Panera Bread, various  locations

SUSHI

1. Osaka Japanese  Restaurant, Northampton

2. Zen, Northampton (now closed)

3. Moshi Moshi Japanese Restaurant, Northampton

VEGETARIAN

1. Paul and Elizabeth’s, Northampton

2. Bela Restaurant, Northampton

3. Hearty Eats, Shelburne Falls

WINGS

1. The Hangar Pub & Grill, various locations

2. Toasted Owl, Northampton

3. Wings over Springfield, Springfield

DELI

1. State Street Fruit Store, Deli, Wines & Spirits, Northampton

2. Serio’s Market, Northampton

3. River Valley Co-op, Northampton

BAKERY

1. Small Oven Bakery,  Easthampton

2. Hungry Ghost Bread, Northampton

3. Tart Baking Co., Northampton

CHOCOLATIER

1. Richardson’s Candy Kitchen, Deerfield

2. Heavenly Chocolate, Northampton

3. Ben & Bill’s Chocolate  Emporium, Northampton

CANDY STORE

1. Sweeties, Northampton

2. Richardson’s Candy Kitchen, Deerfield

3. Captain Candy, Northampton

ICE CREAM

1. Herrell’s Ice Cream, Northampton

2. Mt. Tom’s Ice Cream,  Easthampton

3. Flayvors of Cook Farm, Hadley

GOURMET FOOD STORE

1. Provisions, Northampton

2. River Valley Co-op, Northampton

3. Whole Foods Market, Hadley

LOCAL MARKET/GROCER

1. River Valley Co-op, Northampton

2. Serio’s Market, Northampton

3. Big E’s Supermarket,  Easthampton

LOCAL FARM STAND

1. Atlas Farm, Deerfield

2. Golonka Farm, Whately

3. Red Fire Farm, Granby

LOCAL CSA

1. Mountain View Farm, Easthampton

2. Red Fire Farm, Granby

3. Crimson & Clover Farm, Florence

PLACE FOR TEA

1. Dobra Tea, Northampton

2. Tea Guys, Whately

3. Crepes Tea House, West Springfield

INDEPENDENT COFFEE HOUSE

1. Shelburne Falls Coffee Roasters, various locations

2. Esselon Café, Hadley

3. Haymarket Café, Northampton

LOCAL COFFEE ROASTER

1. Shelburne Falls Coffee Roasters, various locations

2. Esselon Café, Hadley

3. Pierce Brothers Coffee, Greenfield

FARMERS MARKET

1. Amherst Farmers Market

2. Northampton Tuesday Market

3. Greenfield Farmers Market

LIQUOR STORE

1. Liquors 44, various  locations

2. Ryan & Casey Liquors, Greenfield

3. Table & Vine, West  Springfield

STORE FOR WINE SELECTION

1. Table & Vine, West Springfield

2. Provisions, Northampton

3. Liquors 44, various  locations

STORE FOR BEER SELECTION

1. Ryan & Casey Liquors, Greenfield

2. Table & Vine, West  Springfield

3. Provisions, Northampton

LOCALLY CRAFTED BEER

1. Lefty’s Brewing  Company, Greenfield

2. Berkshire Brewing  Company, South Deerfield

3. Abandoned Building Brewery, Easthampton

DOMESTIC BEER

1. Sam Adams

2. Budweiser

3. Yuengling

IMPORTED BEER

1. Guinness

2. Stella Artois

3. Corona

 

WHEELS

NEW CAR DEALER

1. TommyCar Auto Group: Country Hyundai, Country Nissan and Northampton Volkswagen, various  locations

2. Steve Lewis Subaru, Hadley

3. Balise Auto Group, various locations

USED CAR DEALER

1. Nicky D’s, Easthampton

2. Pleasant Journey, Northampton

3. Country Nissan, Hadley

MOTORCYCLE DEALER

1. Harley Davidson of Southampton, Southampton

2. Valley Motorsports, Northampton

3. Ray’s Cycle Center,  Greenfield

AUTO GLASS REPLACEMENT

1. JN Phillips Auto Glass, various locations

2. Greenfield Glass Co., Greenfield

3. Safelite Auto Glass, West Springfield

AUTO SERVICE SHOP

1. Full Tilt Auto Body,  Easthampton

2. E.S.P. Auto Inc.,  Easthampton

3. Pelham Auto, Belchertown

BODY WORK/AUTO PAINTING

1. Full Tilt Auto Body,  Easthampton

2. ACME Automotive, Northampton

3. Ed’s Auto Body & Repair Inc., Easthampton

PLACE TO BUY TIRES

1. Town Fair Tire, various locations

2. Pete’s Tire Barn, various  locations

3. Tire Warehouse,  Greenfield

AUTO DETAILING

1. Full Tilt Auto Body,  Easthampton

2. Josh’s Auto Detailing, South Deerfield

3. Alternative Detailing  Solutions, Bernardston

 

FAMILY-FRIENDLY

FAMILY FRIENDLY PARK

1. Look Park, Florence

2. Nonotuck Park,  Easthampton

3. Forest Park, Springfield

TOURIST SPOT IN THE VALLEY

1. Mt. Sugarloaf State Reservation, South  Deerfield

2. Yankee Candle Flagship, South Deerfield

3. Summit House at Skinner State Park, Hadley

TOURIST SPOT IN THE BERKSHIRES

1. Tanglewood, Lenox

2. MASSMoCA, North Adams

3. The Clark, Williamstown

TOURIST SPOT IN SOUTHERN VERMONT

1. Downtown Brattleboro

2. Mt. Snow, West Dover

3. Vermont Country Store, Weston

SUGARHOUSE

1. North Hadley Sugar Shack, Hadley

2. Gould’s Maple  Sugarhouse, Shelburne

3. Davenport Maple Farm Restaurant, Shelburne Falls

LOCAL CHILDREN’S TOY STORE

1. A2Z Science and Learning Store, Northampton

2. The Toy Box, Amherst

3. Kiddly Winks,  Longmeadow

LOCAL CHILDREN’S CLOTHING STORE

1. Once Upon a Child, West Springfield

2. A Child’s Garden, Northampton

3. Wilson’s Department Store, Greenfield

 

MATERIAL WORLD

ANTIQUE SHOP

1. The Trading Post, Amherst

2. Whitney Hill Antiques & Auctions, Greenfield

3. Vintage Cellar, Northampton

INDEPENDENT BOOKSTORE

1. Broadside Books, Northampton

2. Raven Used Books, Northampton

3. World Eye Bookshop, Greenfield

CARPET & FLOORING STORE

1. Summerlin Floors, Amherst

2. National Floors,  Easthampton

3. Hilltown Hardwood Flooring, Colrain

LOCAL APPLIANCE STORE

1. Manny’s TV &  Appliances, various  locations

2. Besko Appliance,  Easthampton

3. Salemi Appliance,  Springfield

LOCAL COMPUTER STORE

1. Yes Computers, Northampton

2. Green Earth Computers, Northampton

3. LeftClick, Amherst

LOCAL FURNITURE STORE

1. Fly By Night, Northampton

2. Andy’s & the Oak Shoppe, Greenfield

3. Danco Modern, West Hatfield

LOCAL MATTRESS STORE

1. Yankee Mattress  Factory, various locations

2. Fly By Night, Northampton

3. Sleepy’s, various locations

FLORIST

1. Forget Me Not Florist, Northampton

2. Nuttelman’s Florist, Northampton

3. Florence Village Flower & Gift Shop, Florence

GARDEN CENTER/NURSERY

1. Hadley Garden Center, Hadley

2. Sixteen Acres Garden Center, Springfield

3. Andrew’s Greenhouse, Amherst

PLACE FOR GIFT BASKETS

1. Atkins Farms Country Market, Amherst

2. State Street Fruit Store, Deli, Wines & Spirits, Northampton

3. Frigo’s Foods, East  Longmeadow

PLACE FOR FAIR TRADE PRODUCTS

1. Ten Thousand Villages, Northampton

2. River Valley Co-op, Northampton

3. Whole Foods Market, Hadley

CONSIGNMENT SHOP

1. Urban Exchange, Northampton

2. Cinderelli’s Consignment Boutique, South Hadley

3. New 2 You Family  Boutique, Sunderland

MUSICAL INSTRUMENT SHOP

1. Downtown Sounds, Northampton

2. Gerry’s Music Shop, South Hadley

3. Luthier’s Co-op,  Easthampton

PET SUPPLY STORE

1. Dave’s Soda & Pet City, various locations

2. Petco, various locations

3. A.W. Brown’s, East  Longmeadow

PICTURE FRAMING

1. Big Red Frame,  Easthampton

2. Hope & Feathers Framing & Gallery, Amherst

3. Michael’s, various  locations

PLACE FOR USED CDS/RECORDS

1. Turn It Up!, various  locations

2. Platterpus Records,  Easthampton

3. Mystery Train Records, Amherst

VAPE OR SMOKELESS  TOBACCO SHOP

1. The Enthusiast, Greenfield

2. Jim Buddy’s Vape Shop, Chicopee

3. Voltage Vape Shop,  Springfield

ADULT NOVELTY STORE

1. Oh My Sensuality Shop, Northampton

2. Adam & Eve, Greenfield

3. Bookends, Enfield

 

WELL WORN

LOCAL JEWELRY STORE

1. Silverscape Designs, Northampton

2. Hannoush Jewelers,  various locations

3. Murduff’s Jewelry,  Florence

USED CLOTHING STORE

1. Salvation Army, various locations

2. Cancer Connection Thrift Shop, Northampton

3. Goodwill, various  locations

PLACE TO BUY LINGERIE

1. Gazebo, Northampton

2. Victoria’s Secret, Holyoke

3. Adam & Eve, Greenfield

BRIDAL BOUTIQUE

1. The Bridal Barn & Tux Shoppe, Deerfield

2. Pearl Bridal Boutique, Holyoke

3. Aliber’s Bridal, Greenfield

TUXEDO SHOP

1. The Bridal Barn & Tux Shoppe, Deerfield

2. Men’s Wearhouse, various locations

3. Aliber’s Bridal, Greenfield

HAIR SALON

1. The Lift, various locations

2. Salon 241, Northampton

3. Salon 180 East,  Easthampton

NAIL SALON

1. Peter’s Nails, Hadley

2. Kristy’s Nails, Northampton

3. Brooks & Butterfield, Northampton

TANNING SALON

1. Tropical Tan Tanning Salon, Easthampton

2. Golden Booty Tanning  Resort, Amherst

3. Darker Image Tanning Salon, Agawam

TATTOO SHOP

1. Off The Map Tattoo,  Easthampton

2. Lucky’s Tattoo & Piercing, Northampton

3. Haven Body Arts Piercing & Tattoo, Northampton

BODY PIERCING SHOP

1. Lucky’s Tattoo & Piercing, Northampton

2. Haven Body Arts Piercing & Tattoo, Northampton

3. Bang Bang Body Arts, Northampton

 

GET  PHYSICAL

BICYCLE SHOP

1. Valley Ski & Bike Werks, Hadley

2. Northampton Bicycle, Northampton

3. Full Circle Bike Shop,  Florence

SKI/SNOWBOARD SHOP

1. Competitive Edge Ski & Bike, Holyoke

2. Valley Ski & Bike Werks, Hadley

3. Theory Skateshop, various locations

LOCAL SKI AREA

1. Berkshire East, Charlemont

2. Blanford Ski Area,  Blandford

3. Butternut Ski Area, Great Barrington

GOLF COURSE

1. The Ranch Golf Club, Southwick

2. Southampton Country Club, Southampton

3. Northfield Golf Club, Northfield

HEALTH & FITNESS CENTER

1. Pioneer Valley Crossfit, Hadley, various locations

2. 50/50 Fitness/Nutrition, Hadley

3. Northampton Athletic Club, Northampton

PERSONAL TRAINER

1. Mael Walkowiak/Pioneer Valley Crossfit, various  locations

2. Justin Killeen/50/50  Fitness/Nutrition, Hadley

3. Jon Manley/Teamlink Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Northampton

OUTDOOR GEAR/CAMPING SHOP

1. Don Gleason’s Camping Supply, Inc., Northampton

2. Sam’s Outdoor Outfitters, various locations

3. Eastern Mountain Sports, Hadley

PLACE FOR PILATES

1. The Pilates Studio, Hadley

2. 50/50 Fitness/Nutrition, Hadley

3. Renew Pilates,  Easthampton

PLACE FOR YOGA

1. Nirvana Yoga, various  locations

2. Yoga Sanctuary, Northampton

3. Heartsong Yoga, East Longmeadow

GROUP FITNESS TRAINING CENTER

1. Pioneer Valley Crossfit, various locations

2. 50/50 Fitness/Nutrition, Hadley

3. Teamlink Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Northampton

ROAD RACE

1. Hot Chocolate Run for Safe Passage, Northampton

2. Holyoke St. Patrick’s Road Race, Holyoke

3. Bridge of Flowers Road Race, Shelburne Falls

 

TO YOUR HEALTH

HOSPITAL

1. Cooley Dickinson Hospital, Northampton

2. Baystate Medical Center, Springfield

3. Baystate Franklin Medical Center, Greenfield

URGENT CARE FACILITY

1. AEIOU Urgent Care, Amherst

2. On Call Urgent Care, Northampton

3. Baystate Urgent Care Northampton, Northampton

BIRTHING CENTER

1. Cooley Dickinson  Childbirth Center, Northampton

2. Wesson Women & Infants at Baystate Medical Center, Springfield

3. The Birthplace at Baystate Franklin Medical Center, Greenfield

PLACE FOR THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE

1. Elements Hot Tub Spa, Amherst

2. The Healing Zone, Hadley

3. Pioneer Valley Pain Relief Therapies, Hadley

COSMETIC SURGEON

1. Dr. Glen S. Brooks/ Aesthetic Plastic &  Reconstructive Surgery, Longmeadow

2. Dr. Roger Allcroft, Northampton

3. Dr. Simone Topal/Cooley Dickinson Medical Group Plastic Surgery, Florence

DENTIST (INDIVIDUAL)

1. Dr. James Clayton/Clayton & Canby Dental, PC, Northampton

2. Dr. Martin Wohl/Wohl Family Dentistry, Northampton

3. Dr. Sue Keller/Strong & Healthy Smiles, Florence

ORTHODONTIC PRACTICE

1. Rigali & Walder Orthodontics, various  locations

2. Demaio Orthodontics, various locations

3. Dr. R. Scott Smith Orthodontics, various locations

EYE DOCTOR

1. Dr. Eric Dostal/Dostal Eyecare, Easthampton

2. Dr. Nancy Balin/Balin Eye & Laser Center, various  locations

3. Dr. Maribeth Erb/Optical Studio, Northampton

ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE

1. Clinic Alternative Medicine, Northampton

2. Northampton Wellness  Associates, Northampton

3. Greenfield Community Acupuncture, Greenfield

HEALTH FOOD STORE

1. River Valley Co-op, Northampton

2. Cornucopia, Northampton

3. Whole Foods Market, Hadley

DAY SPA

1. Brooks & Butterfield, Northampton

2. Elements Hot Tub Spa, Amherst

3. East Heaven Hot Tubs, Northampton

 

AT YOUR SERVICE

VETERINARIAN

1. Northampton Veterinary Clinic, Northampton

2. Valley Veterinary Hospital, Hadley

3. North King Animal Clinic, Northampton

PET GROOMING

1. Furs’-A-Flyin’ Pet Grooming, Easthampton

2. The Green Groomer, Northampton

3. Amherst Dog Wash, Amherst

PET DAY CARE/BOARDING

1. Valley Inn For Pets, Hadley

2. The Good Dog Spot, Chicopee

3. Bow Wow Bathhouse  Resort & Daycare, South Deerfield

PLACE FOR DOG TRAINING

1. Animal Alliances, Northampton

2. It’s PAWSible! Dog Training Center & Day Camp, Westhampton

3. Sandy Meadow Farm, Westfield

HOTEL/INN

1. Hotel Northampton, Northampton

2. The Lord Jeffery Inn, Amherst

3. D. Hotel, Holyoke

BED & BREAKFAST

1. Brandt House, Greenfield

2. The House on the Hill Bed & Breakfast, Greenfield

3. Black Walnut Inn, Amherst

TWO-YEAR COLLEGE

1. Holyoke Community College, Holyoke

2. Springfield Technical  Community College, Springfield

3. Greenfield Community College, Greenfield

LOCAL BANK

1. Florence Bank, various locations

2. Easthampton Savings Bank, various locations

3. Greenfield Savings Bank, various locations

CREDIT UNION

1. UMass Five College Federal Credit Union, various locations

2. Freedom Credit Union, various locations

3. Polish National Credit Union, various locations

LOCAL INSURANCE AGENCY

1. Finck & Perras Insurance Agency, various locations

2. Webber & Grinnell  Insurance, Northampton

3. Whalen Insurance Agency, Northampton

LOCAL TAX SERVICE

1. Liberty Tax Service, Amherst

2. Daniel W. Polacheck, P.C., Northampton

3. Dove Business Associates, Inc., Williamsburg

LAW FIRM

1. Bacon Wilson, various  locations

2. Burrows Weiss Mintz &  Lippiello LLP, Northampton

3. Parker & O’Grady, various locations

REAL ESTATE AGENCY

1. Canon Real Estate, Easthampton

2. Taylor Real Estate, Easthampton

3. Maple and Main Realty, Florence

CATERER

1. Seth Mias Catering, Leeds

2. Hillside Organic Catering, Bernardston

3. Blue Heron Restaurant & Catering, Sunderland

WEDDING/EVENT  PHOTOGRAPHY

1. Dani Fine Photography, Northampton

2. Jessica Marie Photography, Hatfield

3. Sandra Costello  Photography, Holyoke

BANQUET FACILITY/ RECEPTION HALL

1. The Log Cabin, Holyoke

2. Garden House at Look Park, Florence

3. Quonquont Farm, Whately

EVENT/WEDDING DJ

1. Bobby C’s DJ Service, Montague

2. Cloud 9 Productions, Northampton

3. Steve Nagle Mobile DJ Service

EQUIPMENT/PARTY RENTALS

1. TJ’s Taylor Rental,  various locations

2. Northampton Rental, Northampton

3. Michael’s Party Rental, Ludlow

LANDSCAPER

1. Snow & Sons Landscaping, Greenfield

2. North Country  Landscapes, Westhampton

3. Treefrog Landscapes, Inc., Northampton

SOLAR INSTALLATION

1. Northeast Solar, Hatfield

2. PV Squared: Pioneer Valley PhotoVoltaics Cooperative, Greenfield

3. SolarCity, Agawam

COMPUTER/ELECTRONIC REPAIR

1. Green Earth Computers, Northampton

2. Yes Computers, Northampton

3. LeftClick, Amherst

LOCAL GREEN BUSINESS

1. River Valley Co-op, Northampton

2. Cancer Connection Thrift Shop, Northampton

3. Green Earth Computers, Northampton

LOCAL NONPROFIT

1. Cancer Connection, Northampton

2. Dakin Humane Society, various locations

3. Food Bank of Western Massachusetts, Hatfield

 

INFORMATION AGE

LOCAL BLOG

1. Hilltown Families

2. Dave Hayes the Weather Nut

3. Larry Kelley, Only in the  Republic of Amherst

LOCAL RADIO  PERSONALITY

1. Monte Belmonte

2. Bax & O’Brien

3. Joan Holliday

LOCAL TV PERSONALITY

1. Dave Madsen

2. Barry Krieger

3. Brittany Decker

LOCAL METEOROLOGIST

1. Dave Hayes the Weather Nut

2. Brian Lapas

3. Nick Bannan

Author: Advocate Staff

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