Relay For Life- It all started with one man who had a vision…

Posted by on Jun 17, 2014 in ,

Relay For Life- It all started with one man who had a vision…

To continue our community focus this month on the Relay For Life I will be explaining the history of Relay For Life and how it became an extremely successful and popular fundraising event around the country. You might be looking at the word history and think to yourself “boring” however, this story is an inspiring story of one man who made a difference in the world and we can all learn from him. For 28 years, Relay For Life has provided inspiration and hope for millions of...

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Simple Lifestyle Changes for Pre-Diabetics

Posted by on Nov 8, 2013 in

About 16 million Americans have type 2 diabetes, out of those 16 million people it’s estimated that 6.2 million are not aware they have diabetes or pre-diabetes. Pre-diabetes is a  condition that exists before type 2 diabetes develops, it means that your blood sugar level is higher than normal, but it is not high enough to be classified as type 2 diabetes. Symptoms of pre-diabetes include: Increased thirst Frequent urination Daily fatigue Blurred vision A person with...

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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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Do you have a fire safety plan for your family?

Posted by on Oct 15, 2012 in ,

October Is “National Fire Safety Month” and while researching this topic, I came across many articles that support the need for every household to create a fire safety plan and to practice it with a fire drill. Have you created a fire drill plan with your family?  46% of U.S parents report that they have never practiced a home fire drill with their family. Did you know that Fire departments respond to calls for a fire every 23 seconds that take the lives of thousands of...

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Mourning the Loss of a Pet

Posted by on Jun 15, 2012 in ,

  My cat (Misty) recently passed away due to cancer. It was one of the hardest things I had to deal with. I had him for thirteen years, more than half of my life. He was family. Misty slept in my bed every night and followed me around the house. After he passed, it was extremely difficult not having him around. I was debating on getting a new cat but wasn’t sure if I was able to provide as much love for another cat like I did for Misty. I also felt guilty, as if I was...

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