Guest Blog- Karen Blanchard: Volleyball Hall Of Fame Induction

Posted by on Oct 22, 2012 in ,

What a wonderful time I had at the 2012 Volleyball Hall of Fame Induction held on Saturday, October 20th.  The festivities began on Thursday night at the Mayor’s Reception which was held at the Wistariahurst Museum. On Saturday the day began at noon-time with a luncheon at the Hall and then the presentation of the rings to each of the honorees.  The gala dinner & ceremony was in the evening at Open Square, and then an Induction after party was held back at the Hall.  I...

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ID Card For Car Seats

Posted by on Jun 8, 2012 in ,

If your children or grandchildren are using a booster car seat, you should consider having an ID tag for your child attached to it. The ID card allows the paramedics and hospital to have your information handy in case of an emergency. This allows them to be able to contact parents or guardians and to identify the child if something were to happen. Simply attach it to any booster or car seat. If your child is out of a car seat already, attach it to their seatbelts. The ID...

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June Is Safety Awareness Month

Posted by on Jun 1, 2012 in

Each June, the National Safety Council encourages organizations to get involved in “National Safety Month.”  The goal is to educate citizens about the behaviors around the leading causes of preventable injuries and deaths. Each week will have a different theme that brings attention to a certain safety issue. Week 1: Employee Wellness Small changes can make a big difference to your health. Eating healthier, staying active, reducing the use of alcohol or quit smoking, are all...

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Maureen Ross O’Connell- Parents Who Text While Driving

Posted by on May 25, 2012 in

  If you did not see the editorial in the Springfield Republican on Thursday, May 24th about parents texting and driving, take a minute and read it.  This topic is so important that we feel a need to highlight it again.  The opening statement in the article speaks volumes.  If we as a society don’t see the dangers and change our behavior, we will have an epidemic as deadly as drinking and driving.  If you text and drive as a parent, you can rest assured your children...

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Team Ernie Charity Golf Tournament

Posted by on May 23, 2012 in ,

For the past several months the family and friends of Ernest J. Ross Jr. (“Team Ernie”) have been pondering a way to forever memorialize Ernie in the city of Holyoke. Ernie is the oldest of six siblings and was married to Kerry Maloney Ross. They have one daughter, Johanna. She is a fourth grade student at Mater Dolorosa. Ernie was an avid reader ever since he was a child. When he was a kid, Ernie would take many trips to the library. Instead of reading children’s novels,...

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