Lucie Lewis, Contributing Writer… We have been sending soldiers off to war down through history, and through the years, many have returned with unseen wounds. We have long acknowledged the struggles of solders and veterans who experienced mental and emotional crises both during and aft er the conflicts they fought in. Historically, the symptoms they displayed were referred to by names such as combat exhaustion or battle fatigue. After World War I, with the trench-fought...

Art for the Soul Gallery strives to promote understanding and inspire appreciation of the achievements, contributions and experiences of diverse artists as they exist throughout the world; through exhibits, programs and activities that illustrate historical, political and social passage through present day.Please contact the gallery at (413)301-6314 if you would like more information, or visit our website at www.art4thesoul.org. ...

Glenmeadow recently announced it has promoted four longtime staff leaders to newly created vice president positions to improve organizational communication, streamline decision-making and complement its approach to providing care to older adults. “This recognition of dedicated employees also reflects our mission to nurture the mind, body and spirit of those we serve and employ,” said President and CEO Anne Thomas. “I am confident this realignment of the leadership structure...

The Springfield Regional Chamber’s May Lunch ‘n Learn program will focus on the Massachusetts Pay Equity Law, which goes into effect on July 1, 2018. Presented by Skoler, Abbott & Presser, the program will be held on May 10 from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. at The Colony Club, 1500 Main Street, Springfield, and is underwritten by the Regional Employment Board of Hampden County. Attorneys John Gannon and Kimberly Klimczuk will analyze the amended Massachusetts Pay Equity...

Prom Dress Picture: David’s Bridal Prom dresses are gorgeous and glamorous, but they can also be very uncomfortable. An uncomfortable prom dress can ruin your formal evening. That’s why you should consider not only the style and beauty of your eveningwear, but also the comfort level. Beauty doesn’t have to be painful. Fashion doesn’t have to ruin the most magical night of your high school life. Use the guide below to look elegant and feel great on your...

Get outside and Find Your Park during school vacation week at Springfield Armory National Historic Site April 18 – 22, 2018. It is one of 417 National Parks across America. Enjoy a wide range of Junior Ranger activities aand earn a badge, patch and certificate. Museum admission and all activities are free of charge. Wednesday, April 18 at 11:00am-12:30pm: Games Day! From relay races to crossword puzzles join Ranger Dorothy for Armory related and Junior Ranger activities....

Genevieve Brough, president of Finck & Perras Insurance Agency, Inc., recently announced the firm has hired two new employees. Alexandra Fach and Meghan Morton will serve as personal lines account managers. Fach will work in the firm’s Easthampton office, and Morton at the Florence location. Fach holds a bachelor’s degree in communication technology and visual communication and a master’s degree from Lesley University in Cambridge. She has worked in the industry since...

Carrie Lukas, President of Independent Women’s Forum, released the following statement for Equal Pay Day, taking place on April 10: “Today–like every other day of the year–American women are working hard to support their families and communities and pursue their own vision of happiness. In the process, they make America a stronger and better country. That deserves celebration.” “Americans often make different choices about what kind of work to pursue. For instance,...

Article Written by: Robert Blizard… She wasn’t allowed to have a dog as a child and once worked as a receptionist for the hit music group Hall & Oates, but, decades later, Unchain America founder and president Robin Budin has helped improve the lives of more than 300 dogs since launching the nationwide nonprofit in 2016. “We are so far at 60 dogs assisted as of March 31 this year and we helped 150 last year,” she said. Unchain America has at least one or two...

We are looking for established free-lance writers from all over New England to be a part of the DEF Enterprises Publishing Family! If you have writing experience and would like to be considered for a part-time opportunity where you could work from home, then send us two writing samples and a current resume. E-mail us at info@westernmasswomen.com Send to attention: Editor ...

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