Guest Blog- Karen Blanchard: “The Dwight Award”

Posted by on Nov 2, 2012 in ,

On Tuesday, October 30, 2012 the Holyoke Rotary Club once again presented the William Dwight Distinguished Service to Holyoke Award. As any true “Holyoker” knows, the Dwight family has a rich history within the city, and their name has been synonymous with commitment, integrity, and service to the community.  For those who don’t know the story, William Dwight purchased the Transcript Telegram in the late 1800’s and built the newspaper up from a weekly into a daily...

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Fall Maintenance Tips

Posted by on Oct 12, 2012 in , ,

Now that it’s fall, winter is unfortunately going to approach faster then we think. It’s time to do some fall maintenance to prepare your home for the colder weather. These simple tips for outdoor and indoor maintenance can save you money and also prevent damage from happening to your home. Outdoor   Clean gutters: By cleaning your gutters this can help from preventing damage to your roof or siding. It can also help prevent a flood from happening in your basement. If...

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Guest Blog- Karen Blanchard: “My Motorcycle Trip”

Posted by on Sep 12, 2012 in

I have had a fascination and fear of motorcycles for a very long time.  It all started when I was a teenager and our neighbor, Ricky, drove me around the block a few times.  I fell in love with riding instantly.  The fear came a few years later when Ricky was tragically killed on his motorcycle.  This fear was enhanced with the news that my softball teammate had an accident a few years back and they had to fuse her spine. Despite my fears, I recently accepted an invitation...

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Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Posted by on May 15, 2012 in

Summer is quickly approaching and many of us will be participating in outdoor activities. The month of May is “National Skin Cancer Awareness Month”. Skin cancer is very common and more dangerous than some people are aware of.  One in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lives. Skin cancer can happen to absolutely anyone. In a recent study it was found to be more common in young women, mainly due to tanning. I must admit, I used to use indoor tanning. I recently...

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Alcohol Awareness Month

Posted by on Apr 26, 2012 in

Each year April is Alcohol Awareness Month. The goal of Alcohol Awareness Month is to raise awareness on alcohol abuse and to encourage others to make healthy and safe choices when it comes to drinking alcohol. It was funded by The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD )in 1987. It was started to reach out to families suffering with alcoholism by bringing them information about the disease.  This month celebrates the 26th anniversary of Alcohol Awareness...

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