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Valley Fest aims to showcase area’s passion, creativity

Dan Lanigan admitted if you had told him years ago that Springfield would play host to a craft beer festival, he would have thought you were crazy.

More than a decade ago, Lanagan took a shot at craft beer in Western Massachusetts when he opened the Moan and Dove, a small bar in Amherst catering to the craft beer drinker.

Lanigan’s success of the Moan and Dove, and later The Dirty Truth in Northampton, represent for many a springboard for the public’s appreciation of the industry in Western Massachusetts.

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- Event Exhibits & Operations, Yankee Dental Congress

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What to Eat at Fenway Park, Home of the Boston Red Sox

Baseball season is upon us again, and with baseball season come ubiquitous Fenway Franks, overpriced beer, and nachos topped with electric-orange sludge. But fortunately there are other dining options in and around Fenway Park.

Inside Fenway Park

The Bleacher Bar: It's situated under the bleachers with a view of the field, but no ticket is required, so this is a good way to be inside Fenway without paying the big bucks; enter on Lansdowne Street. It's one of the only local spots to offer beef on weck, a roast beef sandwich popular in Buffalo. (During football season, it's a popular gathering spot for Buffalo Bills fans.) In fact, the majority of the menu is sandwiches, both hot and cold, along with some typical comfort food snacks. [Lansdowne Street]

EMC Club: Serving Sunday brunch as well as dinner for night games, the Club features appetizers and salads made with local ingredients and main plates including burgers, chops, steaks, a lobster roll and a selection of over 30 wines. ("A high-end meal not often associated with ballpark eating," promises the Sox website.) An in-seat menu is also available. Tickets for the EMC level are sold as season tickets only. Business casual attire recommended. [EMC Level]

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"The BCEC is one of the few convention centers that offers free Wi-Fi service throughout the facility. It eliminates the need to negotiate this "must-have" service, results in considerable savings and satisfied attendees!

- Linda S. Bailey, CMP, National Fire Protection Association

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Social Studies: Oyster fest slurping to a new spot near you

Check out this pearl of wisdom — the Island Creek Oyster team is taking its show on the road, D Street to be exact.

The famous seafood suppliers and restaurateurs are hosting the annual Island Creek Oyster Festival right here in Southie at the Lawn on D on Sept. 19 from 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

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“There’s nothing more rewarding to me than seeing a city-kid on a boat for the first time — smiling, confident, and amazed after catching their first fish. To keep our program running, we rely on the generosity and support of programs like the MCCA’s Community Partnership Grants. Their commitment to community programs, particularly youth programs, makes our small operation and all those smiles possible.”

- John Hoffman, Fishing Academy, Brighton, MA

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Social Studies: Oyster fest slurping to a new spot near you

Check out this pearl of wisdom — the Island Creek Oyster team is taking its show on the road, D Street to be exact.

The famous seafood suppliers and restaurateurs are hosting the annual Island Creek Oyster Festival right here in Southie at the Lawn on D on Sept. 19 from 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

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"The BCEC is one of the few convention centers that offers free Wi-Fi service throughout the facility. It eliminates the need to negotiate this "must-have" service, results in considerable savings and satisfied attendees!

- Linda S. Bailey, CMP, National Fire Protection Association

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Boston Convention & Exhibition Center Gets Major Wireless Upgrade

The Massachusetts Convention Center Authority has begun installation of a $2.6 million wireless infrastructure overhaul at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.

The state-of-the-art upgrade will increase the number of existing wireless access points from 113 to at least 580, meaning a 413 percent increase in number of access points throughout the BCEC.

The MCCA, the first organization in the meetings industry to offer completely complimentary and reliable wireless Internet service at its facilities, has upgraded the wireless infrastructure at the BCEC four times since 2004.

Read more about the BCEC wireless project on TSNN's Tech Corner.

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"The BCEC is one of the few convention centers that offers free Wi-Fi service throughout the facility. It eliminates the need to negotiate this "must-have" service, results in considerable savings and satisfied attendees!

- Linda S. Bailey, CMP, National Fire Protection Association

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