Guest Blog: Karen Blanchard- Vollyball Hall Of Fame Induction

Posted by on Oct 28, 2013 in

Another wonderful time was had at the 2013 Volleyball Hall of Fame Induction held on Friday, October 18th.  The celebration began on Thursday with a luncheon at SpringfieldCollege, and then in the evening at the WistariahurstMuseum was the Mayor’s Reception. It was a gorgeous night with a full moon which was unusual because typically it has rained each year on the night of the event.  Many local dignitaries were present including Don Humason, David Bartley, Aaron Vega, Bill...

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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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Guest Blog- Karen Blanchard: Women’s Magazine

Posted by on Oct 12, 2012 in

On Thursday, October 11, 2012 I attended the Western Mass Women’s Magazine dinner at Chez Josef honoring the Top 25 “Women to Watch” in Western Massachusetts.  I was there mainly to support my employee, Christine Burns, who was one of the honorees. It is truly hard for me to describe how inspired I was at the end of the evening once I heard all of the wonderful accomplishments of these amazing women.  Who knew such people existed within our own community. I have always...

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Guest Blog- Karen Blanchard “My Love/Hate Relationship With My Smoke Detector”

Posted by on Sep 28, 2012 in ,

My Love/Hate Relationship With My Smoke Detector Logically my detector makes me feel safe from harm because I know it will warn me from smoke/fire and that’s why I love it. However, I equally hate my detector, especially when the low battery signal goes off at 5:00 am.  This happened earlier in the week for me.  This was the one detector that could only be reached via my tall ladder, which of course was located in the basement.  As you might imagine I was pretty agitated...

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