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Jan 25 2018
by Denny |
Comments Off on Letter for Pro-Life , from Concerned Women for America

Dear Friend, Your calls and emails WORKED! Leader McConnell has announced a vote on the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act as early as Monday, January 29. We need you to now turn your attention to your senators and make sure they are voting in favor of this crucial legislation. Please call (202) 224-3121 and ask to speak to each of your two senators, and encourage them to vote in favor of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, S. 1922. The Pain-Capable Unborn Child...

Oct 05 2017
by Denny |
Comments Off on Family Outreach Food Fest Planned For Amherst

WHAT: Family Outreach of Amherst’s 6th annual WARM UP THE NIGHT! A strolling culinary extravaganza including delicious small bites, sips and tastes from an eclectic mix of local food vendors. Special features include a pig roast by 30Boltwood, a raw bar by Berkshore Oyster Co., bourbon tasting by SpiritHaus, scotch tasting by Four Seasons Wine & Liquor, and a live performance by famed guitarist John Sheldon. TICKETS: $50 WHEN: October 19, 2017 5:30 – 8:30pm WHERE:...

Sep 07 2017
by Denny |
Comments Off on Cruising for Kids Springfield Business Improvement District Extends Cruise Nights to Benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children and Square One

Every Monday evening throughout the summer, dozens of classic cars cruised into Court Square in downtown Springfield, where hundreds of car enthusiasts gathered to admire cars and enjoy music, food and drinks, thanks to the Springfield Business Improvement District (BID). Each week, participants were encouraged to make a donation in support of the work that both Square One and Shriners Hospitals for Children—Springfield are doing to support children and families in the region....

Sep 01 2017
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Comments Off on How to Identify Leadership Characteristics in Children

How to Identify Leadership Characteristics in Children By Karon LeCompte, PH.D – contributing writer “That child is a natural leader.” That’s something you might have heard, or maybe you’ve even said it. But is it true? Q: Are there children who are “natural born” leaders? A: Leadership is a lifelong pursuit. Certainly, one can argue that people are born with characteristics that leverage them towards leadership positions. In reality, student leaders are...

Aug 23 2017
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Comments Off on Easthampton Welcomes Women Business Owners Alliance Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Planned

Women Business Owners Alliance invites you to its Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting ceremony in its new Easthampton home at the Keystone Mill on Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 5:30 PM. The Grand Opening is planned as one of several events to celebrate the organization’s 35th anniversary and its move to a permanent location in the valley. Moe Belliveau, Director of The Greater Easthampton Chamber of Commerce will kick off the evening with an official ribbon cutting ceremony. Guests...

May 12 2016
by Denny |
Comments Off on Ready to Run? Simple Tips to Get Started!

Now that the weather is getting nicer, many people are starting to run outside again. Whether you are an experienced runner, a casual jogger, or someone who may be trying to get into a running routine for the first time, being properly prepared for you run is a must! A properly fitted pair of running shoes is a good start. Picking the right shoes can be tough but many athletic shoe stores can help you find the perfect fit for you. A proper 5 -10 minute dynamic warm-up before your...

May 11 2016
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Comments Off on Massachusetts’ Gender Wage Gap Costs the State’s Women More Than $11 Billion Per Year

If the gap between women’s and men’s wages in Massachusetts were eliminated, each woman who holds a full-time, year-round job in the state could afford to buy food for 1.6 more years, pay mortgage and utilities for six more months, or pay rent for more than 10 additional months. Basic necessities like these would be particularly important for the 26 percent of Massachusetts’ woman-headed households currently living below the poverty level. “This analysis is a sobering...

May 11 2016
Comments Off on Civility, Honesty, Integrity: A Search for Fairness Diamond and Silk Talk About What Matters

There was a time in our social discourse when civility was a benchmark standard. That standard has changed giving rise to questions about where has civility gone. During the time that the media was assassinating the character of Michael Jackson, Diamond and Silk asked the same question. They felt that something in the public discourse had been lost and needed to be restored. The question of where civility has gone was at the center of the 1997 research article, The Meaning of...

May 11 2016
Comments Off on Women & Politics: Do The Candidates Want Our Votes?

We only need to look back at the 2012 presidential election to measure the importance of the women’s vote.  If numbers alone could tell the story, the statistics shown in the graphic entitled Voter Turnout in Presidential Elections from the Center for American Women in Politics (CAWP) would say it all.  CAWP reported that a greater percentage of the women that were registered voters reported actually voting as compared to the number of registered men that reported voting. ...

Apr 13 2016
by Denny |
Comments Off on Getting In Shape for the Big Day

Are you looking to slim and tone for the big day? Proper exercise and diet are lifelong pursuits, but if you are trying to lose another pound or two before the day finally comes, try some of these tips. First, start drinking more water. Right now. Sometimes our cravings for snacks are actually signals of thirst from our body. Try drinking an entire glass of water next time you feel like reaching for chips or cookies, give it a few minutes and see if you still have that craving....

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