Valley Advocate Readers’ Poll 2018 winners announced!
Apr19

Valley Advocate Readers’ Poll 2018 winners announced!

We are excited to announce the 2018 Valley Advocate Readers’ Poll winners! The categories and winners are available to view here. Thank you to all of our incredible local businesses, and of course to The Valley Advocate readers that vote! Congratulations!  ...

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Best Local TV personality 2018 – Dave Madsen
Apr18

Best Local TV personality 2018 – Dave Madsen

Dave Madsen Best Local TV personality Address: WGGB, , Phone: Website: wggb.com Dave Madsen has been in television and radio for 48 years, 26 of which were at Western Mass News. Born and raised in Southampton, Madsen started at radio station WHMP, worked there for 10 years, and then got into TV in 1979. “I always wanted to work in media, whether it was radio or television,” he says. “I go into work on a given afternoon and anything...

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Best Tourist destination in the Berkshires 2018 – Tanglewood
Apr18

Best Tourist destination in the Berkshires 2018 – Tanglewood

Tanglewood Best Tourist destination in the Berkshires Address: 279 West St., Lenox, MA Phone: (413) 637-1600 Website: tanglewood.org Nestled in the beautiful Berkshire Hills, Tanglewood, the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, is marked by acres of well-groomed grounds and great music. The space is dotted with stages and music halls big and small, which draw audiences who huddle around picnic baskets on Tanglewood’s rolling...

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Best Tourist destination in southern Vermont 2018 – Downtown Brattleboro
Apr18

Best Tourist destination in southern Vermont 2018 – Downtown Brattleboro

Downtown Brattleboro Best Tourist destination in southern Vermont Address: , , Phone: Website: brattleboro.com With live music every Thursday night, weekly yoga classes, African drum and dance classes every Wednesday, and monthly Irish music sessions, it’s no wonder that Downtown Brattleboro is a favorite tourist destination of southern Vermont. There is tons of shopping to be done. No matter what you’re looking for, you’re sure to...

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Best Local meteorologist 2018 – Dave Hayes the Weather Nut
Apr18

Best Local meteorologist 2018 – Dave Hayes the Weather Nut

Dave Hayes the Weather Nut Best Local meteorologist Address: , , Phone: Website: westernmassweather.com Dave Hayes is the Pioneer Valley’s own down-to-earth hyper-local weather nut, who has been combining his passion for weather with humor and a knack for explaining meteorological data. Hayes also ranked first place in Valley Advocate Best of the Valley 2017, 2016, and 2015. He said he loves being a part of the western Massachusetts...

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