LONGMEADOW—Glenmeadow will offer a presentation called “Sneak Peeks: Our Upcoming Programs” on Wednesday, Aug. 30 at 3 p.m. at the life plan community at 24 Tabor Crossing. Each season, [...]
NORTHAMPTON—Craig Della Penna of The Murphys Realtors has been selected from a distinguished pool of candidates to receive the 2017 EverGreen Award from the Green REsource Council of the National [...]
The center provides treatment for a wide range of medical disorders and conditions, including traumatic brain injury, concussion, Lyme disease and diabetic ulcers HADLEY—Bruce I. Goderez, MD, the [...]
NORTHAMPTON—Edwards Church has recently made a $50,000 gift to Friends of Hampshire County Homeless Individuals (FHCHI) to renovate a single-family home on Hatfield Street into an apartment [...]
Program is the last in the spring education series LONGMEADOW—Glenmeadow will offer a progressive lunch and information for seniors and their families on the experience of accessing services [...]
EASTHAMPTON—Craig Fear, a nutritional therapist who specializes in helping people with chronic digestive issues, launched his third cookbook, The Thai Soup Secret, in May. On June 29 from 6:30 to [...]
NORTHAMPTON—Valley Community Development Corporation (Valley CDC) will sponsor its first-ever community event for individuals and families, complete with food, games, activities and music, on [...]
Roughly $500,000 in renovations creates additional handicapped accessible bathrooms, opens Herrell’s up to customers from within Thornes and accentuates historic features NORTHAMPTON—As part of a [...]
NORTHAMPTON—The American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Hampshire County will mark its 20th anniversary this year when it begins at 3 p.m. on Friday, June 16 at Look Memorial Park at 300 [...]
Program is the third in the spring education series EAST LONGMEADOW—Glenmeadow will present “Writing Your Life: An Author’s Tips on Crafting a Memoir” on Tuesday, May 23 from 10 a.m.-noon.
Civic, bank and business leaders gathered April 27 for celebratory hard hat tour WEST SPRINGFIELD—Construction is underway on a 9,000-square-foot plaza at 1010 Union St., one third of which will [...]
WILBRAHAM—Claudia Trzeciak, the owner of Wilbraham Flowers, has moved her shop from its previous location at 2797 Boston Road to the Eastwood Shops at 2133 Boston Road.
‘Constant new mix of talent’ offers unique opportunities for audience learning and experimentation NORTHAMPTON—Paul Arslanian and the Northampton Jazz Workshop he co-founded in 2010 have much to [...]
Program is the second in the spring education series SPRINGFIELD—Glenmeadow will present a panel of political analysts who will lead a discussion on President Donald Trump’s actions in office [...]
NORTHAMPTON—Tom Zink, a longtime Northampton resident, will return from his home in North Bay, Ontario, to read from his new book, Seasoned: A Memoir of Grief and Grace on Tuesday, April 25 at 7 [...]
Check presented after 13th annual event in March CHICOPEE— The founder of the George Webb Memorial Basketball Tournament was thrilled to meet the mark of raising $150,000 for the Boys & [...]
Players Edge New England to host Boston Globe’s Dan Shaughnessy and the New York Post’s Ken Davidoff on April 20 for an epic showdown. WESTFIELD—In an effort to determine, once and for all, which [...]
Classes offered in Holyoke and Ware HOLYOKE/WARE—Attorney Karen G. Jackson of Jackson Law, an elder law and estate planning firm, will teach a series of classes highlighting the latest [...]
HATFIELD—Jay Smith, the founder of Sports Travel and Tours, took over as Chair of the Board of Directors for the National Tour Association on March 2, before the conclusion of the annual [...]
Event highlights include games and short documentaries featuring people with intellectual and developmental disabilities LUDLOW— As part of a three-hour fundraising event called “Pathlight to [...]
Program is the first of four in the spring education series LONGMEADOW—Glenmeadow will offer a screening of the German film “To Life!” on Friday, March 24 from 1:30-3 p.m. at the life plan community.
13th annual George Webb Memorial Basketball Tournament to Begin March 10 CHICOPEE—Daimian Ocasio was 3 when he got hooked on basketball. He found a ball on the floor of his house and taught [...]
NORTHAMPTON – Join the Purple Run to fight for a cure for cancer on Sunday, April 23 at 10 a.m. at Look Memorial Park in Florence. The event offers a walk and 5K and 10K run components, and [...]
11 short documentaries feature people with intellectual and developmental disabilities AMHERST—Pathlight will offer its second annual Film Festival, featuring 11 short documentaries highlighting [...]
Innovations to focus on safety and wellness for those with intellectual disabilities and the wider community SPRINGFIELD—Lili Dwight, a founder of Galactic Smarties in Deerfield, has the idea to [...]
Donations sought via business sponsorships and an Indiegogo campaign to defray ticket costs EASTHAMPTON—The first-ever Easthampton Jazz Festival will bring young musicians and world-renowned [...]
Mini-retreat for change-makers, caretakers and ‘purpose-driven people’ who want to get the most out of 2017 GREENFIELD—Katherine Golub, founder of the Core Brilliance Academy, will offer a free [...]
Online haiku promotion by J. Greene Painting serves as a creative outlet and a fundraiser for the Northampton Survival Center LEEDS—Jason Greene, owner and founder of J. Greene Painting in Leeds, [...]
AMHERST—7 Eagle Group, a national executive search firm founded in 2012, recently hired a new talent acquisition manager, expanding its team to seven professionals who are passionate about [...]
FLORENCE—For the second consecutive year, Sue Keller, owner of the Strong & Healthy Smiles dental practice, is offering free dental services in 2017 to five area residents nominated through a [...]
AMHERST—Known from its tag line as “the easy way to the airport” for people all over Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin counties, Valley Transporter is celebrating three decades in business in the [...]
Final program in the fall education series offers a look at the benefits of upcycling AGAWAM—Amber Ladley, a lifelong crafter, will offer the last program in Glenmeadow Retirement’s fall [...]
Event is a fundraiser for the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts LONGMEADOW—Glenmeadow will host its first-ever Arts Festival on Saturday, Dec. 3 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Cotz Hall with vendors [...]
Baseball and softball training facility opened on Nov. 1 WESTFIELD—Dave and Karen Sweeney of Agawam recently purchased the assets of the former Extra Innings Westfield franchise from Nabil and [...]
Employees advanced careers and developed creative interests LONGMEADOW—In the past year, Glenmeadow provided $17,781 to 20 employees through its Staff Education Fund so they could return to a [...]
Event slated for Nov. 13 in Hadley HADLEY—Cultivate & Nest, a collaborative workspace for parents who are entrepreneurs, will host a Family Fair and Work-at-Home Showcase on Nov. 13 from 10 [...]
NORTHAMPTON—League Legends, a volunteer organization founded by graduates of Northampton High School to honor their late classmates David Holman and Miles Adams, will host a Trivia Night and [...]
Anne Thomas was formerly a Vice President at JGS Lifecare LONGMEADOW— Paul Nicholson, Chair of the Board of Directors for Glenmeadow, announced recently that Anne Thomas has accepted the position [...]
Second program in the fall education series will examine the auction market and collecting trends LONGMEADOW–Auctioneer George Thomas Lewis will explore the dynamics that impact the auction [...]
Staff, residents and community members to pay tribute LONGMEADOW—On Wednesday, Oct. 5, the Glenmeadow community will bid farewell to Timothy V. Cotz, who has served as president and chief [...]
NORTHAMPTON – Bill Grinnell, president of Webber & Grinnell Insurance, announced that Webber & Grinnell has purchased the group benefits department of Ernst Financial Group of East [...]
Changes underscore the organization’s breadth of quality services and spirit of innovation SPRINGFIELD—Ruth Banta, executive director of The Association for Community Living, announced today that [...]
First program in the fall education series will examine violence in the name of religion as well as tolerance and respect SPRINGFIELD–Glenmeadow Retirement will kick off its fall education series [...]
HATFIELD—Sports Travel and Tours has hired two new staff team members, one who is heading up overall operations.
HOLYOKE—Attorney Karen G. Jackson, owner and senior attorney of Jackson Law, an elder law and estate planning firm, will teach a series of three classes highlighting the latest developments in [...]
NORTHAMPTON— Look Park and a local nonprofit, League Legends, will partner to host a free outdoor film screening of the 1990s classic film “Space Jam” on Thursday, Sept. 1 at 7:45 p.m. at Look [...]
WEST SPRINGFIELD – Talitha Abramsen, center director of the Brain Balance Achievement Center on Riverdale Street, and Megan Hudson, executive director, each received one of four leadership awards [...]
Event to take place following the ninth annual Midsummer Classic Tournament NORTHAMPTON—League Legends, a volunteer organization founded by graduates of Northampton High School to honor their [...]
FLORENCE—Maureen Scanlon, art director and principal of Murre Creative, received three silver and two bronze awards at the Ad Club of Western Mass’ annual creative awards event in May.
NORTHAMPTON—League Legends, a nonprofit founded by graduates of Northampton High School to honor their late classmates David Holman and Miles Adams, has launched a campaign to raise $100,000 for [...]
HADLEY—Cultivate and Nest, a membership-based co-office space that incorporates a child care component, has created a free afternoon program, called Families at the Nest, which will now be [...]
Final installment in spring program series scheduled for June 14 WILBRAHAM– Glenmeadow Retirement will offer a discussion that examines the unique challenges Donald Trump has placed on the [...]
Local acupuncturist to address causes of insomnia and outline ways to improve sleep NORTHAMPTON—Window of Heaven Acupuncture & Yoga of Northampton will hold an educational workshop, called [...]
HADLEY –The owner of both Cultivate and Nest and Beloved Earth will offer a free workshop geared toward the small business owner or freelancer who wants to learn how to take his or her business [...]
Ribbon-cutting event set for May 19 at Nuestras Raices in Holyoke HOLYOKE—The owners of Holyoke Hummus Company will unveil their new food truck, dubbed The Great Garbanzo, on May 19 at Nuestras [...]
Free, multifaceted Leadership Pioneer Valley program slated to begin June 1 at Greenfield Community College GREENFIELD— Leadership Pioneer Valley and its sponsoring organizations are unveiling a [...]
Ten organizations to receive program support NORTHAMPTON –United Way of Hampshire County has awarded $765,000 in three-year funding to 10 area programs that best demonstrated their ability to [...]
Fourth installment in spring program series scheduled for May 20 SPRINGFIELD– Glenmeadow Retirement will partner with the Springfield Museums Planetarium in offering a tour and demonstration in [...]
Bill Horowitz named director of the Business Assistance Program HOLYOKE—Common Capital Inc. has created the new position of director for its Business Assistance Program and hired longtime [...]
HOLYOKE—Attorney Karen G. Jackson of Jackson Law will teach a series of three classes on elder law and estate planning at Holyoke Community College on Mondays, May 2, 9 and 16 from 6 to 8 p.m.
LONGMEADOW–Wealth manager George C. Keady III has a client who says she has five children: four actual humans, and philanthropy.
Ten performers from three counties play roles in new ad giving commercial experience to local musicians and new level of promotion to the bank
NORTHAMPTON – Val Nelson, a business and life coach for introverts, launched a work advice column—also for introverts—on Quiet Revolution in June and is now being syndicated on Huffington Post.
WESTFIELD – In 2014, Mary Jane Cleveland dealt with two major changes in her life: She was diagnosed with a serious illness that required surgery, and because of her increasing medical needs, she [...]
EASTHAMPTON – A few years ago, moving from his home would have been more than Gerry Theriault could have handled, but in 2014, he negotiated a shift from his longtime condo in Amherst to [...]
SPRINGFIELD – After Charis Barrett moved into a new home on Parker Street for people living with a disability, she had a bedroom and a sitting room to call her own, but that didn’t alleviate the [...]
SPRINGFIELD – Carmelina “Lina” Durocher is only 11, but she is already learning how to promote her creative talents as an entrepreneur.
The Association for Community Living has been Creating Opportunities, Building Relationships and Improving Lives of children and adults with developmental disabilities since 1952. Founded by the [...]
NORTHAMPTON— Katie Gartner, a medical anthropology teaching fellow and student researcher at Brandeis University, is pairing with the Lyme Disease Resource Center, Inc. to conduct a study to [...]
Success stories were plentiful at the agency’s annual meeting at the Log Cabin June 16
NORTHAMPTON— Attorneys Julie Kling and Mark NeJame, partners at NeJame & Kling Law Offices of Florence and Northampton, were recently awarded certificates of appreciation by the Lyme Disease [...]
Fundraiser at Monticello-Somers draws over 400 business and community leaders
NORTHAMPTON – The Lyme Disease Resource Center, Inc. will partner with Wine and Canvas to present an art-based fundraising event at the Delaney House, 3 Country Club Road, Holyoke, on Thursday, [...]
Proceeds of fundraiser in Somers, Conn., to benefit the Jimmy Fund and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Talk scheduled for May 19 in West Springfield WEST SPRINGFIELD – Glenmeadow Retirement will offer a multifaceted presentation by James Beard Award-winning chef Sanford D’Amato on Tuesday, May 19 [...]
FLORENCE – A 2011 Northampton High School graduate and her partner will embark on a bike trip across the country on June 1 in order to raise money for the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts.
HATFIELD — Jay Smith, president at Sports Travel and Tours in Hatfield, has been named secretary of the executive board for the board of directors of the National Tour Association for 2015. NTA [...]
EASTHAMPTON – Fifty-eight-year-old Gary Laprade of Easthampton is not your average baseball fan. The retired postal clerk has traveled to 96 ballparks throughout the United States—sometimes as a [...]
Two jazz greats perform together for the first time NORTHAMPTON – Organizers of the fifth annual Northampton Jazz Festival will hold a fundraising concert from 7:30 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, April [...]
Panel presentation scheduled for April 14 in Agawam AGAWAM – Glenmeadow Retirement will offer a panel presentation that focuses on how to increase a home’s value before listing it on the market [...]
NORTHAMPTON – Teams associated with the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Hampshire County will hold their third annual 5K Purple Walk/Run on April 12 at 10 a.m. at Look Memorial Park [...]
Focus on Current Issues in Elder Law & Estate Planning HOLYOKE – Attorney Karen G. Jackson of Jackson & Torrone, P.C., will lead a series of classes on elder law and estate planning [...]
HOLYOKE – Local entrepreneur Terra Missildine will offer a free panel discussion geared toward “parent-preneurs,” or parents who are entrepreneurs, on Sunday, March 29 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. [...]
AMHERST –Atkinson Family Practice has announced that Thomas Schieffer has joined the team as head herbalist, working alongside Katherine Atkinson, M.D.
11th annual George Webb Memorial Basketball Tournament set for March 13 CHICOPEE—Alexis Omar Montes was 7 years old when he started going to the Boys & Girls Club of Chicopee. He learned how [...]
Talk scheduled for March 10 in Wilbraham WILBRAHAM – Glenmeadow Retirement will offer a presentation that puts the Obama administration into historical perspective on Tuesday, March 10 from 10 [...]
LONGMEADOW – Glenmeadow Retirement will offer two presentations on navigating early-stage dementia in the month of February.
NORTHAMPTON – Three business owners, Janice Beetle, Ruth Griggs and Maureen Scanlon, are pleased to announce they have launched a website that showcases their marketing collaborative, called The [...]
NORTHAMPTON – Seven local wellness professionals will offer a free educational event on Jan. 24 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Community Room at Forbes Public Library, 20 West St., Northampton.
LONGMEADOW – Glenmeadow Retirement will host a meeting of the Western Massachusetts Eldercare Professionals Association on Tuesday, Jan. 27 from 8:30 to 10 a.m. with keynote speaker Dr. Susan [...]
Teenagers in the region interested in gaining global perspective are encouraged to apply for a Rotary International Youth Exchange experience for summer 2015 through Rotary District 7890, which [...]
NORTHAMPTON – Reiki Master Teacher Caroline Ruderman will offer a free educational event on Jan. 10 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Community Room at Forbes Public Library, 20 West St., Northampton. [...]
NORTHAMPTON—Hannah Jacobson-Hardy, an herbalist and certified life coach, recently established a new business, Sweet Birch Herbals, at 49 Gothic St., Suite 3. On Saturday, Jan. 24, from 9 a.m. to [...]
HUNTINGTON – The American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Hampshire County will hold its first rally on Jan. 9, 2015, at Stanton Hall from 6 to 8 p.m. The snow date is Jan. 23. The purpose of [...]
LEEDS – Jason Greene, the owner of J. Greene Painting, announced that his firm will celebrate its 10-year anniversary in the region in 2015. J. Greene Painting serves business, commercial and [...]
NORTHAMPTON – Terra Missildine, the founder of Level Up Your Life Coaching and Beloved Earth Company, will offer a free workshop for parents at Forbes Library in Northampton on Dec. 29 from 6 to [...]
Everyday Living Series combines beauty with education AMHERST – An herbalist and a freelance illustrator have collaborated once again to produce a moon calendar that outlines the day-to-day [...]
Event will be held on Nov. 18 in West Springfield WEST SPRINGFIELD – Glenmeadow Retirement will sponsor a talk called “Armed with Awareness: Keeping Safe in Your World” in [...]
Free presentation will focus on the speakers’ work abroad and the support they have each received from The Rotary Foundation NORTHAMPTON – Four international humanitarians and [...]
Focus on current issues in elder law and estate planning HOLYOKE – Attorney Karen G. Jackson of Jackson & Torrone, P.C., will lead a series of classes on elder law and estate planning [...]
Talk scheduled for Oct. 21 in Agawam AGAWAM – Glenmeadow Retirement will offer a presentation by Smith College Professor Mary Harrington on memory and brain health on Tuesday, Oct. 21 from 10 [...]
Free informational session to highlight convenient trips for travelers LONGMEADOW – Glenmeadow Retirement is introducing a new travel program called Glenmeadow Getaways to help seniors and their [...]
Focus on recent elections, events in the Middle East LONGMEADOW – As part of its community education program, Glenmeadow Retirement will sponsor a talk by U.S. Ambassador Mark Hambley on Tuesday, [...]
GOSHEN – Karina B. Heart, a certified firewalk instructor and life coach, will lead a firewalking event on Friday, Sept. 19 from 6 to 10:30 p.m. at the Three Sisters Sanctuary, Route 112, (188 [...]
Competing restaurants include Viva Fresh Pasta, Sierra Grille, Galaxy NORTHAMPTON – The Sierra Grille will defend its title against challengers Galaxy and Viva Fresh Pasta to determine [...]
GREENFIELD — Thomas Schieffer, owner of the Vital Herbalist in Northampton, will offer free Shiatsu treatments for veterans at the Greenfield Community Acupuncture Clinic on the first [...]
INDIAN ORCHARD – At 64, Bill Bragdon is an example of what it means to take life’s challenges and turn them into catalysts for positive change.
The Masons received the Robert V. Agoglia Community Living Award HAMPDEN – Stacy and Tom Mason have been changing peoples’ lives since 2009.
WESTFIELD – Even though health concerns kept Elizabeth “Betsey” Jackson, 62, in the hospital and the doctor’s office for much of 2012, she walked through life with a smile and dignity.
CHICOPEE – Marie Guillmette, 28, does more than visit her grandmother in the nursing home. She brings joy and song to everyone who lives there.
Many kudos offered up at the agency’s annual meeting at the Log Cabin June 17 SPRINGFIELD – To a backdrop of proud smiles and enthusiastic applause, The Association For Community Living honored [...]
Headliners include Etienne Charles & Creole Soul, the Seamus Blake Band, the Champian Fulton Quartet and the Steve Davis Quintet NORTHAMPTON – The 2014 Northampton Jazz Festival will begin [...]
Presentation will focus on bike safety and stories from the cyclist’s journey WEST SPRINGFIELD – Riding his bike across the United States to raise funds for The Rotary Foundation, Keith Harris [...]
EASTHAMPTON—Michael J. Roy, vice president and compliance officer at Easthampton Savings Bank, has been named governor of Rotary International District 7890. His term began July 1 and ends June [...]
NORTHAMPTON – A local entrepreneur who also offers business coaching will offer a free workshop geared toward the small business owner or freelancer who wants to learn how to take his or her [...]
FLORENCE – The 18th annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Hampshire County took place on June 13-14 at Look Memorial Park. There were a total of 1,017 participants that made up 93 [...]
Results to include wide-scale improvements in staffing and structure to enhance care for clients across Western Mass. and their families SPRINGFIELD – The Association For Community Living will [...]
Organizers seek funding sources to keep the event free and accessible NORTHAMPTON – Facing the loss of a major sponsorship, the founders and organizers of the Northampton Jazz Festival are [...]
MONTAGUE—Greenfield singer-songwriter Russell Kaback will perform songs from his debut CD “Message of Love” in an evening of music, called Words & Chords: A Solstice Songwriters Circle, at [...]
Event for active older adults, seniors and their families scheduled for May 17 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. LONGMEADOW – Glenmeadow Retirement will host a Travel Expo with nearly 20 exhibitors, [...]
HADLEY – The third annual Friends of Children Red Shoe Ball held April 11 at the Look Memorial Park Garden House in Florence raised more than $17,000 for the organization.
NORTHAMPTON – The United Way of Hampshire County (UWHC) announced today that it will award $900,000 over three years to 13 programs and initiatives in the region to address needs in the area of [...]
LUDLOW – This year, as Himalayan black bears at Lupa Zoo wake up from their long winter’s nap, they’ll be red in the face – but not from exertion. They’ll be surrounded by as many as 50 [...]
WILLIAMSBURG – A local entrepreneur who also offers business coaching will offer a free workshop geared toward the small business owner or freelancer who wants to learn how to take his or her [...]
HOLYOKE – Attorney Karen G. Jackson of Jackson & Torrone, P.C., will teach classes on Elder Law and Estate Planning at Holyoke Community College on Mondays, April 28, May 5 and May 12 [...]
NORTHAMPTON – The Oxbow Water Ski Show Team will present an “Ice Out” event on April 5 from noon to 2 p.m. at the Oxbow Marina at 180 Island Road.
LONGMEADOW – Glenmeadow Retirement will host a workshop on building miniature landscapes in old bird baths and other creative containers on Tuesday, April 8 from 10 a.m. to noon at Longmeadow [...]
NORTHAMPTON – Craig Fear, a certified nutritional therapist, will offer an eight-week online nutrition program, “Fearless Digestion: Heal Your Gut. Transform Your Life!” beginning Wednesday, [...]
FLORENCE – Friends of Children will hold its third annual Red Shoe Ball on Friday, April 11 at 7 p.m. at the Garden House in Look Memorial Park. The event is a benefit for Friends of Children, an [...]
HADLEY — The national Holistic Chamber of Commerce (HCC), based in Los Angeles, Calif., is pleased to announce that holistic leaders in Western Massachusetts have started a local chapter.
NORTHAMPTON – Beloved Earth, a cleaning company dedicated to environmentally responsible products, will offer mini workshops on “Your Eco Footprint” at this year’s annual MassWest Home Show at [...]
EASTHAMPTON – Michael Laga of Florence, a former Major League baseball player who has worked in the Valley’s financial industry for over 15 years, has come on board at Residential Mortgage [...]
FLORENCE—Florence Savings Bank will host its sixth annual Adopt-a-Pet Day for Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society on Wednesday, March 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the bank’s main office lobby at [...]
FLORENCE— Judith Corey, 67, boosts her brain almost every week using a program at the Easthampton Senior Enrichment Center that uses words and numbers to test her memory. “I love games of any [...]