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Apr 13 2016
Comments Off on Professional Clothing Donations for Holyoke Career Closet Needed

Holyoke Career Closet, located on the Holyoke Community College (HCC) campus, is a collaboration between Providence Ministries Service Network and HCC that provides professional clothing, at no cost, to qualifying community members and HCC students. The Career Closet is calling for donations of clean, gently used items including the following: professional men’s and women’s clothing of all sizes (particularly sizes 0-6 and sizes 12-4XL), accessories, shoes in all sizes...

Apr 13 2016
Comments Off on Mount Holyoke College Contributes to Fire Truck Purchase

Mount Holyoke College has agreed to contribute up to $400,000 over the next 20 years toward the purchase of a new ladder and pumper truck—also known as a quint—for South Hadley Fire District No. 2. The commitment reflects the longstanding cooperation between the fire district and the College to jointly protect the community and the 800-acre campus, including a portion of the town of Granby. The proposed purchase is subject to approval at the annual District 2 meeting. “Mount...

Apr 13 2016
Comments Off on North Brookfield Savings Bank Donates $500 to The Literacy Project

North Brookfield Savings Bank recently donated $500 to The Literacy Project, a nonprofit organization formed in 1984, that provides adult education in five locations throughout Franklin, Hampshire and Worcester Counties. The Literacy Project offers adult learners services including basic reading, writing, math and other subjects, with the goal of earning a GED or High School equivalency to assist with career advancement. The program helps more than 400 students each year build...

Jan 19 2016
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Tuesday, January 19 – In Touch ladies Bible Study begins at 10 am in the Fireplace Room with Prayer in the Memorial Chapel at 9 am. The ladies will be studying the “Armor of God” by Priscilla Shirer. Books can be purchased in the book store, $17.50. The evening study will take place at Rebecca’s home and we will be studying the “War Room” bible study. Contact Rebecca if you are interested in attending, at (413) 896-3635. See schedule below for evening study: •January...

Jan 19 2016
Comments Off on WOMEN BUSINESS OWNERS ALLIANCE BREAKFAST

Ann Latham, WBOA Guest Speaker The Women Business Owners Alliance will hold their first monthly breakfast of 2016 on January 21st at 7:45am at the Summit View Restaurant, 555 Northampton Street in Holyoke. The guest speaker is Ann Latham, a woman known for her “uncommon clarity.” Prior to founding her consulting firm, Uncommon Clarity®, Ann began as a software engineer at a high-tech company. Upon leaving, she saved only one framed certificate: “Most Likely to Dispute Recognized...

Jan 10 2016
Comments Off on MONSON SAVINGS BANK SUPPORT FOR NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS

For the sixth year in a row, Monson Savings Bank invites the community to vote for up to three non-profit organizations they would like the bank to support during 2016. The organizations must provide services in Hampden, Monson, Wilbraham or Ware. “Every year we donate over $100,000 to organizations doing important work in the communities we serve,” said Steve Lowell, President of Monson Savings. “For several years now, we’ve been asking the community for input on which...

Sep 22 2015
Comments Off on November 7-8, 2015
The Fiber Festival of New England

The Mallary Complex of the Big E fairgrounds will be draped floor to ceiling in everything from wool and yarn to clothing items, quilts and blankets, rugs, looms, spinning wheels and more! The Fiber Festival of New England is back and getting ready to celebrate its 5th year with a weekend full of activities, shopping and fun to promote the use of wool and other natural fibers and related products.   ...

New England’s Grandest Fair takes place in West Springfield, Mass. For more details about the Fair, visit TheBigE.com and find us on social media for more exciting news and upcoming events! ...

Aug 19 2015
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BIG E McNUPTIALS WEDDING
TO BE HELD SEPT. 25

One lucky couple will say, “I do”
& ride the McDonald’s® Giant Slide!

Marriage is like a giant slide. It has its ups and downs, but it’s totally worth the ride! This year, Eastern States Exposition and McDonald’s have teamed up to give one lucky couple a wedding they will never forget – at the McDonald’s Giant Slide during The Big E! Couples can apply on Facebook to enter The Big E McNuptials wedding contest. The top five finalists will advance to the voting round and the couple who gets the most votes will be saying “I do” on Sept....

Jul 24 2015
Comments Off on FLORENCE BANK DONATES TO CDC FOR THE COMMUNITY

Florence Bank recently contributed $50,000 to the Northampton-based Valley Community Development Corporation (Valley CDC), a non-profit corporation formed in 1988 to address the shortage of affordable housing and loss of blue-collar jobs in the Pioneer Valley. The bank’s donation to Valley CDC will help support the Valley CDC in its ongoing work, which includes creating affordable housing and providing financial education to first time and existing homebuyers, foreclosure...

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