Change the Clock & Check your Smoke Alarms!

Posted by on Mar 4, 2014 in ,

Change the Clock & Check your Smoke Alarms!

This weekend we are “springing ahead” for daylight savings time. It is a good time to check your smoke alarms and change the batteries. In the unfortunately event of a fire, a smoke alarm can save your life and also your loved ones. Since most fatal fires occur at night, every home needs working smoke alarms to provide an early warning to escape and call the fire department. Did you know that smoke alarms have a life span? Most of us might think that they last forever, but...

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Holyoke Summer Strings

Posted by on Jun 3, 2013 in ,

Holyoke Summer Strings

Art and Music should be available to everyone and money should not be an issue when it comes to expressing yourselves through art. However, the reality of it is money is an issue that prevents so many talented people from being able to do what they love. The Holyoke Summer Strings Program was started so money won’t be a barrier for children to express themselves. Holyoke Summer Strings is a non-profit, cost-free, summer camp that includes children as young as pre-k to...

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We Come In Peace: Wear Purple on May 16th

Posted by on May 15, 2013 in ,

May 16th is “wear purple for peace day”. You might be thinking that this means world peace, well think again. This holiday was actually originated to encourage alien species to make contact with us.  Rumor has it that aliens are afraid to contact us because they believe humans are too hostile. In order to encourage alien visitors, May 16th was declared purple for peace day. Purple is apparently aliens favorite color and it symbolizes peace. Whether you believe in aliens or...

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They Did And You Can Too!

Posted by on Apr 10, 2013 in ,

As we continue to focus on health and wellness this month, it is only fitting that we share a couple inspiring stories of everyday people that changed their lives through diet and exercise; Cheryl Pasternak, and some of the YMCA’s own instructor’s journey to a healthy lifestyle. Cheryl Pasternak, Lynn’s daughter, is truly on the path to attaining her goal weight with the help of the Holyoke YMCA. Cheryl, like most people, was not a fan of working out until she tried classes...

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The Coaches Fund: Upcoming Events

Posted by on Mar 20, 2013 in ,

The Coaches Fund: Upcoming Events

We have been bringing awareness to The Coaches Fund, a charity that Melissa Bail, a personal lines account manager with Ross Insurance is involved in. If you have been following us you know that there will be some upcoming events that will support The Coaches Fund and show devotion to Marilyn Higgins, who is the reason behind the fund. The first event in honor of Marilyn Higgins is the CSSRPTO Family Fun 5K Run/Walk in Belchertown. It is the 3rd year in a row for the Fun...

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