The Fresh Air Fund

Posted by on Jul 24, 2012 in ,

  Living in Massachusetts many of us grew up playing tag in the front yard, swimming in our backyards, riding bicycles down our street and more summertime activities. However, not every child is as fortunate as us and did not grow up living in suburban neighborhoods. I came across an article on Masslive that caught my attention.  It is about the “Fresh Air Fund”, something I have never heard of and thought was a great cause to blog about. The Fresh Air Fund is an...

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Grill Safely This Summer!

Posted by on Jun 19, 2012 in ,

Who is ready for burgers and hot dogs sizzling on the grill? Let’s face it cooking out is the most basic American rite of the summer. Especially, with graduation parties and the Fourth of July coming up. However, grilling can be hazardous to your health and safety. Fires caused by grilling accidents cause about $70 million in damages each year and injure more the 7,000 people. How can you prevent you and your family from becoming one of those statistics? Here are some Dos...

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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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Teacher Appreciation Week

Posted by on May 11, 2012 in

  Teacher appreciation week is a chance for students, parents and members of the community to show their gratitude and appreciation for their present and past teachers. Teachers dedicate their lives to educating, encouraging, and supporting students for the success of their futures. My mom and a few of my relatives are teachers. I see every day their passion and drive to help students prepare for the future. They truly care about their students and are happy to see...

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffle Recipe

Posted by on May 1, 2012 in ,

It’s safe to say that we are all guilty of eating too much cookie dough, before we actually get to bake them. That’s the best part though, right? These Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles allow you to indulge in the cookie dough as much as you want and skip the baking part! The only hard part about this is stopping yourself from eating too many. Ingredients 2 ½ cups flour 1 teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon baking soda 1 cup butter or margarine ¾ cup granulated sugar ¾ cup packed...

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