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    1. Advertising Club of Western Massachusetts introduces new Creative Awards this spring

      Advertising Club of Western Massachusetts introduces new Creative Awards this spring

      In that spirit, the Advertising Club of Western Massachusetts recently introduced a new board of directors and a new focus on "local" creatives for the coming season. The club also announces an exciting new format for the advertising community's biggest event of the year - the Creative Awards Show.

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    2. STCC offers two-year nursing degree for those balancing a job and family commitments

      STCC offers two-year nursing degree for those balancing a job and family commitments

      Many students dream of pursuing a nursing career but find going to school full time while balancing a job and family commitments a strain both personally and financially. The answer for many aspiring nurses, like Trina Henderson, a student at Springfield Technical Community College, is to pursue a two-year degree at a community college to obtain an associate degree and enter the workforce immediately after graduation.

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    3. ‘Park with Ease’ keeps visits to downtown a snap

      ‘Park with Ease’ keeps visits to downtown a snap

      The “Park with Ease” program, recently launched with great success, will continue through the winter. “We are thrilled the community has responded so positively to our valet program,” said Chris Russell, executive director of the business improvement district. “After many conversations with stakeholders in downtown, including building owners, business owners and community members, we kept hearing the same comment about parking issues so we have addressed the concern.”

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    4. Oliver Kayego, of West Springfield, helps design solar-electric taxi

      Oliver Kayego, of West Springfield, helps design solar-electric taxi

      Oliver Kayego, of West Springfield, a junior electrical engineering major, is one of five University of Massachusetts at Lowell students who designed, built and tested a prototype solar-electric-powered taxi which can ferry passengers at 25 mph without consuming a single drop of gas. The prototype has received the attention of the government of Kazakhstan, which has expressed interest in applying the technology in its country. Kazakhstan’s leaders have provided the students $27,000 in seed money to develop a similar solar-electric taxi for exhibition at the Astana Future Energy Expo in 2017. The taxi uses a 150-watt solar panel ...

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    5. Western New England University offers Mini-Law School

      Western New England University offers Mini-Law School

      Western New England University School of Law will open its doors to the community with a five-week program focused on demystifying the law. The Mini-Law School will be held from Feb. 10 through March 10, meeting on Tuesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Blake Law Center Room D, 1215 Wilbraham Road. “Individuals interested in becoming better informed and engaging in stimulating dialogue will find this program rewarding,” says Pat Newcombe, associate dean for library and information resources. “No legal knowledge is necessary, just a curious mind.”

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    6. Pioneer Valley Planning commission seeks health survey input

      Pioneer Valley Planning commission seeks health survey input

      The Pioneer Valley Planning Commission, on behalf of the Oversight Committee of the Hampden County Shared Public Health Nurse Assistance program, has announced an online Hampden County community health survey and invites the public to participate. This survey is conducted by Ready EDI, a local research and consulting company hired to conduct a community public health assessment for 12 Hampden County municipalities: West Springfield; East Longmeadow; Ludlow; Palmer; Monson; Hampden; Brimfield; Southwick; Granville; Tolland; Blandford; and Montgomery.

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    7. STCC professor, Beth McGinnis-Cavanaugh, earns Carnegie honor

      STCC professor, Beth McGinnis-Cavanaugh, earns Carnegie honor

      The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education recently named Springfield Technical Community College professor Beth McGinnis-Cavanaugh, a city resident, their 2014 Massachusetts Professor of the Year. McGinnis-Cavanaugh was selected from 400 nominated professors in the United States. On Nov. 20, McGinnis-Cavanaugh, along with the 30 other state winners, was honored at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

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    8. Westfield Athenaeum offers kids’ computer

      Westfield Athenaeum offers kids’ computer

      The Westfield Athenaeum recently acquired an Early Literacy Station, a comprehensive, turn-key educational solution loaded with over 70 educational software programs for kids between the ages of 2 and 8. The Early Literacy Station offers children a safe, standalone computer not connected to the Internet which is age-appropriate, engaging and academically relevant for children. It is designed to support school readiness and early education while making learning exciting and engaging.

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    9. Holyoke jeweler James Sutter reinvents his business at historic Gateway City Arts

      Holyoke jeweler James Sutter reinvents his business at historic Gateway City Arts

      The closed Sutter’s Jewelry storefront on Northampton Street is only a symbol of new, bright beginnings. Just as jewelry can be recreated into something new, so can this jeweler’s business, as his craft is now located in the reinvented historic paper mill building on 92 Race St., inside the Gateway City Arts Building.

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    10. The Greater Chicopee, Holyoke, Westfield and South Hadley & Granby chambers of commerce plan major legislative summit

      The Greater Chicopee, Holyoke, Westfield and South Hadley & Granby chambers of commerce plan major legislative summit

      The Greater Chicopee, Holyoke, Westfield and South Hadley & Granby chambers of commerce have joined forces in successfully attracting the top leaders of the state Legislature and the Greater Springfield delegation to the House and Senate for an afternoon-long exchange of ideas and information. U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal, D-Springfield, will be the keynote speaker for the event on Nov. 7 at the Log Cabin Banquet & Meeting House. House speaker Robert DeLeo, D-Everett, will also be a keynote speaker.

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    11. Chicopee Chambers plan ‘Table Top Expo’ trade show

      Chicopee Chambers plan ‘Table Top Expo’ trade show

      The business community, as well as the general public is invited to attend the Greater Chicopee Chamber of Commerce multi-chamber trade show on Sept. 30 at the Castle of Knights, 1599 Memorial Drive. The event is presented by the Greater Chicopee, Holyoke, Westfield and Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield and will be held from 4:30 to 7 p.m. The “Table Top Expo” allows members the chance to showcase their service or product to other exhibitors as well as to the many business people and general public who will attend the show.

       

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    12. Summer jobs program gives teens focus for future

      Summer jobs program gives teens focus for future

      The recent graduate of the High School of Science and Technology is enrolled at Springfield Technical Community College and will use the money to help pay for her books. “My job was to make sure the kids were focused, to show them how to behave in school and help them read,” Sands explained. “I liked it a lot. It taught me a lot of things about working, and helping young people.” Sands was one of 11 teens who found work through a jointly-sponsored effort that included funding from New England Farm Workers Council, and recruitment and oversight by the Springfield ...

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    13. Chicopee Chamber continues workshop series

      Chicopee Chamber continues workshop series

      The Greater Chicopee Chamber of Commerce, in collaboration with Common Capital, will present the second in a six-part workshop series, “Taking Care of Business: How to Develop and Grow Your Business,” on Sept . 25. The series addresses best practices for all types of businesses. The second seminar, “Negotiating and Understanding Leases; Before You Sign, Signing, and Renegotiating the Lease,” will be presented by attorney Stanley A. Szlachetka.

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    14. Workshop shows techniques to ‘soak up the rain’

      Workshop shows techniques to ‘soak up the rain’

      “With more frequent larger rain storms, ‘soaking up the rain’ can be an important strategy to help avoid flooding,” says Patty Gambarini, environmental planner for the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission. “Strategies for soaking up the rain can also beautify landscapes, and prevent water pollution.” Homeowners and businesses from throughout the Pioneer Valley can learn about soaking up the rain at a hands-on demonstration workshop to be held on Sept. 20 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the new science wing of Springfield’s Central High School, 1840 Roosevelt Ave. The workshop will cover a range of ...

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    15. Springfield Technical Community College will offer summer STEM academy for fall students to get early start

      Springfield Technical Community College will offer summer STEM academy for fall students to get early start

      Springfield Technical Community College has announced a new summer program to allow incoming students a chance to get an early start on their college credits by exploring the possibility of a career in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) disciplines . The STEM Starter Academy will allow participants to earn a $1,000 stipend; take free college courses including: the college success seminar, essentials of engineering and math; participate in field trips; and learn from guest speakers and STEM experts working in the field.

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    16. Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts accepts applications for college scholarships and interest-free loans

      Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts accepts applications for college scholarships and interest-free loans

      The Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts is now accepting applications to award roughly $2 million in scholarships and interest-free loans for local students planning to pursue education at the undergraduate and graduate levels for the 2014-2015 academic year. Over 100 funds will provide awards considering academic merit and financial need. The average scholarship is about $1,780, and students may also apply for interest-free loans of up to $3,000. Many funds support students with special interests in areas including academics, athletics, and music. Other scholarships support specific geographic areas, ethnicities and religious affiliations.

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    17. The Republican, editors, writers and photographers earn 18 New England Newspaper & Press Association awards

      The Republican, editors, writers and photographers earn 18 New England Newspaper & Press Association awards

      The Republican, its editors, writers and photographers, earned a total of 18 journalism awards, including six first-place awards and third place in the area of general excellence, in the 2013 New England Better Newspaper competition. The awards were presented by New England Newspaper & Press Association.

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    18. Westfield State University Advancement Division announces new staff, plans for 175th scholarship fundraising gala

      Westfield State University Advancement Division announces new staff, plans for 175th scholarship fundraising gala

      Assisting Knapik, who was appointed in August after resigning as a state senator, are veteran university employees David Caspole, a 1994 alumna, and Bonnie Clark. New to the team are Lisa McMahon, the former director of the Westfield Business Improvement District, Amy Carignan, former development officer at Bay Path College, Bo Sullivan, a morning radio personality on WHYN-560, and David Candella, a 2009 alumna of the university. “Each of these professionals brings a great deal of fundraising, stewardship, and networking skills to the table, and I could not think of a better team to help Westfield State during its 175th ...

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    19. Department of Early Education and Care relocates Western Massachusetts regional office in downtown Springfield

      Department of Early Education and Care relocates Western Massachusetts regional office in downtown Springfield

      "The Department of Early Education and Care is thrilled to continue its Western Massachusetts headquarters’ presence in the city of Springfield," said early education and care commissioner Tom Weber. "Expanding access to high-quality early education and care across the commonwealth by creating opportunity for children and families while strengthening Massachusetts' economic security is a top priority of the Patrick administration. Western Massachusetts is home to a strong network of early education and care providers and advocates, and the department is pleased to be part of this great community."

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    20. Springfield Technical Community College names Allison Chen manager of Great Ideas program

      Springfield Technical Community College names Allison Chen manager of Great Ideas program

      Chen brings her experience in business analysis, customer experience and satisfaction planning, and service delivery with her to the community college. She was previously employed by Fidelity Investments in Smithfield, R.I. In her new position, Chen serves as manager of Great Ideas, a “Voice of the Associate” program implemented at the college in 2011 to better serve the campus community. College employees meet weekly to identify programs or opportunities throughout the campus and assist with creating solutions to providing outstanding service to students. Great Ideas at STCC has implemented over 1,500 employee ideas with a projected cost savings ...

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    21. Horace Smith Fund offers scholarships to Hampden County students

      Horace Smith Fund offers scholarships to Hampden County students

      The Horace Smith Fund, now in its 115th year, has scholarship and fellowship money available for graduates of Hampden County public and private high schools. Scholarships awards of $10,000 are distributed as $2,500 annually and renewable each year until graduation. Fellowship awards of $12,000 are distributed as $4,000 annually and renewable for two additional years. Students must maintain at least a B average in college. Recipients are selected on a variety of criteria, including their SAT and Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System test scores, class rank, extra-curricular activities, financial need, recommendations and a personal written account of ...

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    22. Covidien helps keep Square One's preschool exercise program running

      Covidien helps keep Square One's preschool exercise program running

      A crucial factor in Square One’s success has been great partners in the private sector like Covidien who believe and share in the organization’s work to make a lasting difference in the lives of families and children. Covidien is a leading global supplier of healthcare products with a location in Chicopee and one of the very first funders to step forward and pledge their support to Square One’s LAUNCH program.

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    23. Westfield State University launches Supporting Our Schools scholarship for educators

      Westfield State University launches Supporting Our Schools scholarship for educators

      The Division of Graduate and Continuing Education at Westfield State University has launched a Supporting Our Schools scholarship. The goal of the scholarship is to recognize and reward the accomplishments of those individuals intending to make a career as a school personnel member, specifically those intending to become teachers and guidance counselors. “I think the Supporting Our Schools Scholarship offered by the Division of Graduate and Continuing Education at Westfield State University is an excellent way to give back to those who make a difference for our children. Education has always been a cornerstone at Westfield State, and the scholarship ...

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