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The Show Must Go On: Reader Raves 2021 BY TIERA N. WRIGHT

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Above is Mark French, Advertising Director for The Republican, shows off his attire at the 2020 Reader Raves Award Banquet at the Log cabin in Holyoke Wednesday. (Frederick Gore Photo)

After months of sheltering in place, June marked the shift in phases that saw the reopening of many businesses. While restrictions remained in place, that did not stop people from coming together (albeit virtually) and voting for the extraordinary individuals, organizations, and businesses that make up the elite group of 2021 Reader Raves Winners. Despite the ongoing pandemic, the groundswell of community support was overwhelming as nearly 59,000 votes were placed when voting for Reader Raves 2021 commenced on June 7th and concluded on August 2nd. Throughout that

period, participants were able to vote for their favorite local businesses (once per valid email address on ReaderRaves.com) falling under Recommended Services, Where to Shop, Food, Fun & Fitness, and Ask a Local. Featuring 100 categories, this year’s new batch of Reader Raves inductees included Best Community Hero, Best Dispensary, and Best Escape Room Game. Unfortunately, like many things in 2020, our annual celebratory jaunt to the Log Cabin has been postponed. Originally scheduled for Wednesday, October 14, this year’s Reader Raves Celebration event will be held at a later date (to be determined) due to the ongoing pandem-

ic. Since this special evening cannot be properly held or encapsulated virtually, we have elected to wait until it’s safe to roll out the red carpet and gather the winners, their employees and families to truly congratulate them in true Reader Raves fashion. Rest assured we will celebrate! Although celebrating in-person has been postponed, as they say, the show must go on. Therefore, we now congratulate and present this year’s Reader Raves 2021 Winners! Special thanks to the photographers for this Reader Raves Special Section: Don Treeger, Hoang ‘Leon’ Nguyen, Frederick Gore and Nate Blais.

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BEST BATHROOM & KITCHEN REMODELER

Ideal Kitchens Home Improvement “Our customers recognize that we care not only Their name might be a lit- about how their kitchen or tle misleading, because they bathroom looks afterwards, are so much more than their but that we care about them and want everything to run name implies. smoothly from start to finIdeal Kitchens Home ish. I believe that our service Improvement in Chicopgoes above and beyond ee is about creating the expectations, and I have bemost modern and efficient custom kitchens along with come friends with some of our customers and still talk cabinet refacing and cuswith many we have helped tom countertops, but also offers a complete bathroom as long as 10 years ago,” said Steve Wenninger, president remodeling service and and owner of Idea Kitchens installs vinyl windows and Home Improvement. doors to help save on heatTheir showroom features ing and cooling costs, while completely customized adding to the value of your kitchens, walls of accessohome. A family-owned business ries, complete samples for all types of materials includfor over 30 years, Ideal ing sinks, cabinet doors, Kitchens Home Improvecountertops, faucets and ment has for the fifth year more. The home improvein a row been voted Best ment company also features Bathroom Remodeler and a digital platform that allows Best Kitchen Remodeler in them to build your project Reader Raves 2021.

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on a large-screen, 42-inch plasma television so that customers can see their ideas before any construction begins. Wenninger noted the COVID-19 pandemic did not adversely affect his business. “We were busy before COVID-19 hit and continue to be busy today. When the shutdown began, we were able to leave no job unfinished for our customers. And even during the shutdown, we continued to get many calls for estimates,” he said. Ideal Kitchens Home Improvement’s large showroom in located on 838 Grattan St. in Chicopee. Hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and closed on Sunday.

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BEST DISPENSARY

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puts an emphasis on education and customer service, and those considering Insa Insa’s mission to create trusted, personalized medical should now feel even more and adult-use cannabis prod- confident coming to us with ted the questions,” he added about ucts has been recognized by emic did their recognition. voters in Reader Raves 2021 ect his Insa opened its doors in as Best Dispensary. Easthampton to medical “Receiving recognition y before patients on February 11, from the people we try to nd continue help and serve every day is 2018. Since then, they have . When the so rewarding. Every member expanded their Easthamp, we were of our team works so hard ton location to include adult ob unfinuse, opened a medical-only to provide the best cannabis tomers. facility in Springfield, and an products and service, so to g the shut- see that work be appreciated adult-use facility in Salem. ued to get means so much. Our cusFounders Pat Gottschlicht stimates,” tomers inspire us every day and Peter Gallagher met in 3rd grade while growing up to become even better, and Home in Springfield. Their lives this will only push us to get arge to the next level,” said Lewis went in different directions ated on after college, but they stayed Goldstein, chief marketing n Chicopee. officer, Insa. close friends and dreamed ay, Tuesday, of starting a business togeth“We hope that this tells day and Sater. Gallagher worked in the people new to cannabis or m. to 4 p.m., new to Insa that they can rely finance field in New York 9 a.m. to 8 City for many years and saw on us to guide them through d on Sunday. the way the pharmaceutical their journey. Our company BY KEITH O’CONNOR

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industry worked and knew there was another way to provide people with treatment that was more natural. Gottschlicht experienced how the lives of some close friends were destroyed by opioids.

He believed cannabis offered solutions that were much less harmful and often more effective than those that he saw friends harmed by. Insa is located at 122 Pleasant St. in Easthampton, 506

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BEST ATTORNEY

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Fitzgeralds Attorneys at Law, P.C.

BY KEITH O’CONNOR

Special to The Republican

Fitzgerald Attorneys At Law have been finding justice for their clients for 28

years. “This is our first Reader Raves and it is wonderful to be recognized by voters as the Best Attorney. Their

votes reflect positively on our entire staff who are responsive to the needs of our clients and who work hard to find solutions for them,” said

Brian S. Fitzgerald, Esq. Since its inception in 1992, the firm has handled, and continues to handle, a wide variety of complex legal issues in a variety of areas including Business and Commercial Law, Estate Planning and Probate Administration, Domestic Relations, Residential and Commercial Real Estate, Business Succession Planning, Banking and Regulatory Issues, Civil and Commercial Litigation, Personal Injury and Bankruptcy. Brian Fitzgerald, Esq. followed in his father’s, Frank P. Fitzgerald, Esq., footsteps in becoming a lawyer and joining the firm he founded in 1992. His sister-in-law, Stephanie A. Fitzgerald, Esq., is also a part of the team which also includes John Drost, Esq., Bradford

Martin, Esq, Jane Mantolesky, Esq., Daniel Wright, Esq., Nicholas Amanti, Esq., Andrea O’Connor, Esq. and Joseph Collins, Esq. Fitzgerald offered his thoughts on selecting a lawyer who is right for you. “You want to be sure to select someone with a wealth of experience and who provides the services essential to your particular needs,” he said. Fitzgerald Attorneys at Law has offices in Springfield at One Monarch Place, East Longmeadow at 46 Center Square, and Hartford at 100 Pearl St. For more information, visit fitzgeraldatlaw.com or call 413-486-1110, or for Hartford call 860-249-7220.

The attorneys at Fitzgerald Attorneys At Law, P.C. wish to thank our clients, staff and the voters for selecting us as MassLive 2021 Reader Raves Best Law Firm. Nicholas D. Amanti Joseph B. Collins John E. Drost, Jr. Brian S. Fitzgerald Frank P. Fitzgerald

Stephanie A. Fitzgerald Jane L. Mantolesky Bradford R. Martin, Jr. Andrea M. O’Connor Daniel T. Wright

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BEST CATERER

Hamel’s Creative Catering

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Thank you for 37 years in business! HAMEL’S CREATIVE CATERING

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Their website proudly proclaims: “Taking the weight off your shoulders since 1990.” But, Hamel’s Creative Catering at the Summit View in Holyoke doesn’t make any promises that their delicious culinary creations won’t put any weight “on the hips.” It is for their tasteful menu and personal service that voters in Reader Raves have for more than five years voted Hamel’s Creative Catering as Best Caterer. “Our recognition is a reflection of the dedication of our employees to maintain a high-quality product and amazing service every day. The outpouring of support we have received from the community has kept us in business for over 35 years. Their votes in the annual Reader Raves is a vote of confidence that tells those considering using our services that we have consistently done a superb job for our customers,” said owner Mike Hamel about their family-owned and run business. Whether for a home party or office meeting or celebration, a backyard barbeque, or for a small holiday celebra-

tion among family, Hamel’s Creative Catering has endless and taste-tempting menus to choose from. And they will go to wherever you are holding an event. The Summit View Banquet and Meeting House is the on-site venue for Hamels’ Creative Catering and hosts events of all sizes including weddings, bridal and baby showers, anniversary parties, Jack and Jill parties, funeral receptions, conferences, business meetings and more. The facility features both indoor and outdoor spaces that can accommodate up to 200 people. However, as part of Gov. Charlie Baker’s reopening of Massachusetts, for the moment only 25 people can be seated indoors for any event and 50 outdoors. Hamel said while COVID-19 also postponed this summer’s annual Pavilion Concert Series, he hopes the live band concerts will return next year. Open every day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Hamel’s Catering and Summit View Meeting House is located at 555 Northampton St. in Holyoke. For more information, visit hamelssummitview.com or call 413-538-7431.


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BEST ACCOUNTING FIRM Burgess, Schultz, and Robb, P.C.

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Numbers don’t lie, especially if you are an accountant, and the votes are in naming Burgess, Schultz & Robb, P.C. in East Longmeadow as Best Accounting Firm in the annual Reader Raves 2021. Burgess, Schultz & Robb, P.C. is a professional certified public accounting firm providing audit, tax, business advisory and business management services to private businesses, trusts, tax exempt organizations and individuals. They serve clients in all stages of their business cycle ranging from start-up, to growth, through the maturity cycle, at which time business owners seek exit strategies, succession planning or other liquidity events. “It is an honor and a privilege to be recognized for the second time by Reader Raves voters. Their continued votes tell us we are doing a great job and we are humbled that clients come back to us year after year,” said N. Andrew Robb., CPA and principal of Burgess, Schultz & Robb, P.C.

“It is an especially welcomed recognition because in our business we don’t do a lot of marketing. We have a good referral base from the bankers, lawyers, and financial planners we work with, as well as our many successful clients who put their trust in us to do our best for them,” he added. If you happen to be in the market now for a certified public accountant or business consultant, Robb offered some advice in selecting the firm that is right for you. “You want someone who you know to be knowledgeable and who is relationship driven…..someone who is going to help their clients instead of chastising them for bad decisions. People want guidance in moving their business and finances forward, and we are here to help identify the correct way for them,” said Robb. Burgess, Schultz & Robb, P.C. is located at 200 N. Main St., Suite 1, South Building, East Longmeadow. For more information, visit bsrcpa.com or call 413-525-0025.

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BEST CREDIT UNION Freedom Credit Union

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More and more people are discovering the financial freedom offered by Freedom Credit Union and have voted them Best Credit Union in Reader Raves 2021. “It is a validation of how

can provide all the products and services that the bigger banks provide and we do it with great personal service,” he added. Welch noted there are many benefits of a credit union over other financial institutions. “Credit unions are about people, not profits. That’s why surveys consistently rank credit unions first among financial institutions in consumer satisfaction. Besides providing very competitive financial products and services, including robust onour dynamic, sincere and “It tells the public that if line and mobile banking, our helpful team has made a they don’t understand what members our also our owners favorable impact on our being a member in a credit and each member has the membership and our comunion is that they need to right to vote for members of munity through truly caring explore their banking options the board and other matters about them and their needs,” and that Freedom is one of brought forward to membersaid Glenn Welch, president the best places to bank in ship,” he said. and CEO of Freedom Credit Western Massachusetts and The credit union presiUnion. Northern Connecticut. We dent offered his thoughts on

selecting the right financial institution for you. “For all products and services you can do a lot of your research on-line. Some things, however, may be unfamiliar or more complicated and that’s where a local organization such as Freedom Credit Union will take the time to sit with you in-person, by phone or a video chat to understand what you need and recommend custom tailored solutions,” Welch said. Freedom Credit Union is headquartered at 1976 Main Street in Springfield with branches throughout the Pioneer Valley. For more information on hours and locations, visit freedom.coop or call 413739-6961.

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BEST DENTIST

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Kasperowski Family Dentistry

BY KEITH O’CONNOR

Special to The Republican

While visiting the dentist may cause anxiety for some patients, it’s not enough to prevent those who have visited Kasperowski Family Dentistry in Westfield from

recognizing them as Best Dentist or Orthodontists in Reader Raves 2021. “This recognition is driven by our loyal patients and validates our purpose, to provide quality comprehensive oral health care in a safe and

to all aspects of the patient experience it makes a big difference,” he added. While many dentists closed their offices during the height of the coronavirus pandemic, most have resumed seeing patients, although some are still anxious about returning to the dentist’s chair. “We are fortunate to have facility space to maintain social distancing and all treatment rooms are separate. Our practice is annually evaluated by an independent third party consultant to meet or exceed infection control, CDC, and OSHA standards. caring environment,” said Dr. Dental offices have historically been very good at maintainBryan Kasperowski. “As a team we have adopted ing surface cleanliness due to a motto of ‘People First.’ Ev- the nature of our profession, ery single thing that happens so these concepts are not new to us. The biggest change for in our office aligns with this us has been an investment principle. A simple concept in very high end air filtration for sure, but when applied

units throughout the office to provide exceptional air quality for our patients and team,” said Dr. Kasperowski. Dr Bryan Kasperowski, Dr. Alan Kasperowski and Dr. Meghan Kelley say that they feel blessed to work alongside “an amazingly dedicated and talented team.” Kasperowski Family Dentistry provides comprehensive preventative, restorative, cosmetic and implant dentistry services, as well as Invisalign clear aligner therapy. Kasperowski Family Dentistry is located at 79 Broad St. in Westfield. Hours are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Monday through Thursday and 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday. Closed weekends. For more information, visit drkasperowski.com or call 413-562-5494.

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BEST ELECTRICIAN Goodless Electric Company Inc.

BY KEITH O’CONNOR

Special to The Republican

If you’ve ever been electrocuted, then you probably know it’s better to get a

professional than to try to doit-yourself. And voters in Reader Raves 2021 agree by recognizing Goodless Electric in West

throughout the area,” said owner Jeff Goodless about a decade’s worth of Reader Raves wins. “It also recognizes our commitment to communicating with our customers. We hear from customers who tell us they have called other electricians who never called them back. We’re proud of the fact that we never leave them hanging and have a 24-hour emergency service,” he added. Goodless Electric is family owned - started in 1945 in Springfield by Irving Goodless behind his parent’s home with a staff of highly-trained technicians. The company offers all Springfield as Best Electrician. types of residential, industrial “It’s an honor to be selected and commercial work includonce again as Best Electrician. ing among its many services: service upgrades, lighting A lot of people know us and see our yellow trucks traveling retrofits, fire alarm systems,

generator services, parking lot maintenance and much more. Goodless offered his thoughts on how to choose the electrician that is right for you. “You certainly want to look for good reviews and the length of time they have been in business like us for 75 years, unlike some companies that come and go for one or two or three years,” he said. Does he recommend do-ityourself electrical projects? “Not unless you have good house insurance,” he chuckled. Goodless Electric is located at 100 Memorial Avenue in West Springfield. For 24-hour service, call 413-739-3835, and for additional information, visit goodlesselectric. com.

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BEST FAMILY PHYSICIAN Northampton Family Medicine

and personalized care. “The dynamic personaliCooley Dickinson Medical ties of our team allow us to Group Northampton Family connect with members of Medicine has been named our community from diverse “Best Family Practice” in backgrounds,” said Parsons, the Reader Raves 2021 poll, whose personal philosophy on presented by The Republican caring for patients is providand MassLive. ing quality care, listening with “We are excited to be empathy, paying attention to recognized and are thrilled to details and communicating in continue caring for our coma timely fashion. “Our team munity,” said Dr. Timothy V. approach to care results in Parsons, family medicine phy- better outcomes and patient sician and medical director. experience. Our relationships Voters in the poll raved for with specialty providers in their favorites in up to 100 Cooley Dickinson Medical categories under the headings Group allow us to seamlessly of Recommended Services, refer patients and provide a Where to Shop, Food, Fun & continuum of care.” Fitness and Ask a Local. Cooley Dickinson Medical Northampton Family Med- Group Northampton Family icine — at 22 Atwood Dr. in Medicine has 35 full- and Northampton — is a primary part-time employees. care practice focused on “Everyone at Northampton caring for the community with Family Medicine provides a exceptional, compassionate unique perspective on how to BY CORI URBAN

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care for our patients, and as a practice we are committed to continuous improvement,” said Ann M. Talarico, practice administrator. “Northampton Family Medicine uses feedback from patients and staff

to continue to improve our service.” The providers, nurses, medical assistants and administrative staff of Northampton Family Medicine are focused on understanding patients’

needs and responding to meet those needs as efficiently as possible. “Patient-entered care is the priority of our team,” Talarico said.

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BEST FUNERAL HOME Forastiere Smith Funeral Home

BY KEITH O’CONNOR

Special to The Republican

When it comes to saying goodbye to a loved one, you want the very best to remember, show appreciation and

pay tribute to the deceased. Voters in Reader Raves 2021 have designated Forastiere Smith Funeral Home and Cremation in East Longmeadow as Best Funeral

Home where there is a caring staff, beautiful facility and a range of options to meet your needs. “I think it is reassuring to us and to our team members

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that what we are doing to help people in the community during their time of need is recognized. We appreciate the support of Reader Raves voters for five consecutive years and the credibility the award adds to our reputation,” said Frank Forastiere, president and funeral director. “You only get one opportunity to make it right for your client and their family and we strive to always exceed their expectations,” he added. Since 1905, the Forastiere family has been honored to help families during one of the most difficult times in their lives - whether it is creating a meaningful ceremony encompassing a Celebration of a Life lived, burial, cremation or entombment preference or a single or direct cremation or burial service. Forastiere said he believes in pre-planning funeral decisions. “We are helping more and more people every year to start the planning process.

You can pre-plan, pre-pay, just pre-plan, or do both so you don’t pass on the financial respsonsiblity to someone else,” he said. In 1994, the family built their largest facility in East Longmeadow, bringing with it innovative services to the area, including the Willow Chapel, the first and only formal chapel in western Massachusetts. Other features included a Grief Support Center, Resource Library, and Children’s Room. Forastiere’s licensed, professional staff is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by calling 413-733-5311. They will even come to you to make arrangements in the comfort of your own home. Additional locations include Southwick Forastiere Funeral and Cremation in Southwick, Colonial Forastiere Funeral and Cremation in Agawam, and Forastiere Family Funeral and Cremation in Springfield.


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BEST LOCAL INSURANCE AGENCY Phillips Insurance

BY KEITH O’CONNOR

Special to the Republican

Jake at State Farm. Flo at Progressive. Reader Raves voters say “Who needs them?” when they have Joe Phillips from Phillips Insurance Agency on their side, which they have recognized as Best Local Insurance Agency. “Despite the competition from these national insurance firms, we very rarely lose a client,” said Joe Phillips, president. “This is our fifth win in a row and it tells us that our clients appreciate our hard work, and it’s a nice reflection on our staff and motivation to keep up the good work,” he added about a dedicated and loyal staff with years of experience at the agency. With over 60 years in the insurance industry, Phillips n, pre-pay, Insurance has built a network auto insurance. do both “The best thing we can do and established connections s on the for our clients is to educate with insurance and bond nsiblity to providers in order to give their them in what can be a pretty he said. clients in and outside of Mas- complicated process. Oftenamily built times the lowest cost is not lity in East sachusetts the best coverage the best alternative in the long ringing with on the market - including run,” Phillips said. vices to the construction insurance and Phillips Insurance Agenhe Willow bonds, personal insurance, cy invites you to visit them life and health insurance or and only n western Other d a Grief Resource Liren’s Room. censed, ff is available 7 days a week 33-5311. Featuring award-winning all-natural burgers, American-style comfort ome to you food and a large selection of craft beers in a casual atmosphere. ments in the own home. cations ck Forastiere mation in onial Foras2019-2021 d Cremation Forastiere and Cremald.

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RECOMMENDED SERVICES BEST ACCOUNTING FIRM BEST Burgess, CHIROPRACTOR Schultz & Robb, P.C. Maplegate Rehab

BEST FAMILY PHYSICIAN Northampton Family Medicine

BEST ASSISTED LIVING COMMUNITY Landmark at Monastery Heights Senior Living

BEST FUNERAL HOME Forastiere Smith Funeral Home

BEST ATTORNEY Fitzgeralds Attorneys at Law, P.C.

BEST CREDIT UNION Freedom Credit Union BEST DAYCARE PRESCHOOL HCS Headstart

BEST HOME HEATING COOLING SERVICE Hurley and David

BEST LOCAL BANK PeoplesBank BEST LOCAL HOSPITAL Baystate Health BEST LOCAL INSURANCE AGENCY Phillips Insurance BEST LOCAL PET GROOMER Tails & Tangles

BEST AUTO BODY SHOP Rick’s Autobody

BEST DENTIST OR ORTHODONTIST Kasperowski Family Dentistry

BEST AUTO REPAIR Tommy Car Auto Group

BEST DRY CLEANER Belmont Laundry

BEST BATHROOM REMODELER Ideal Kitchens Home Improvement

BEST ELECTRICIAN Goodless Electric

BEST HOME IMPROVEMENT CONTRACTOR Keith G. Roy Construction BEST MORTGAGE LENDER PeoplesBank BEST KITCHEN REMODELER BEST OPTOMETRIST Ideal Kitchens Home Dr. Belisa Basile Improvement

BEST EXTERMINATOR American Pest Solutions

BEST LANDSCAPER Mountain View Landscaping

BEST CATERER Hamel’s Creative Catering

BEST PEDIATRICIAN Dr. Leif Nordstrom

BEST PHOTOGRAPHER Robert Charles Photography BEST PLACE TO HOLD A SPECIAL EVENT WEDDING Log Cabin BEST PLUMBER Skibel Plumbing BEST POOL COMPANY Teddy Bear Pools BEST REALTOR Ray Hoess-Brooks BEST RETIREMENT LIVING COMMUNITY Glenmeadow BEST VETERINARY CLINIC Spruce Hill Veterinary Clinic

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BEST LOCAL ON AIR TELEVISION PERSONALITY Nick Banin, 22News

BEST CHARITY EVENT Tommy Car Driving for a Cure

BEST NON PROFIT ORGANIZATION Mental Health Association

BEST CITY OR TOWN LOCAL OFFICIAL Mayor Domenic Sarno

BEST PICK YOUR OWN ORCHARD Dickinson’s Farms

BEST COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY STCC

BEST PLACE OF WORSHIP St. Michael’s Parish, East Longmeadow

BEST COMMUNITY HERO Lucy Giuggio Carvalho

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BEST CONSIGNMENT SHOP Mimi’s Consignment Boutique

an amazing 58,677 votes cast! As we celebrate our 35th anniversary this year, we are honored to be named “Best Day Spa” for the 8th year in a row. We appreciate the continued love and support from our valued guests. Thank you, Westfield! ~Judy Puffer & the team at Puffer’s Salon & Day Spa

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BEST PHOTOGRAPHER Robert Charles Photography

BY KEITH O’CONNOR

Special to the Republican

Smile is a word you often hear at Robert Charles Photography. And right now they really have something to “smile” about. Voters in the annual Reader Raves 2021 have voted the award-winning photography studio as Best Photographer. “This is a win for all small businesses, not just us, with COVID-19 having hit some small businesses very hard. It tells us that the community continues to support

us and I hope it tells those learning about our award that our community, the clients and families who work with us, believe in our product and services,” said Susanna Zemba, chief experience ambassador at Robert Charles Photography. The fun titles like Susanna’s - other team members are called IT guru, head retoucher/image magician and multimedia jedi - are indicative of the creativity of photographers and all staff at Robert Charles Photography. Founded over 30 years ago

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noted families still have “a high sense of the importance of family portraits,” which the studio calls “celebrating the art of life.” “When I was younger, I loved taking pictures all the time and waiting for them to

photographs on table sides, and family albums that sit prominently on coffee tables, said Zemba. Robert Charles Photography is located at 33 Prospect St. in East Longmeadow. Studio hours are Tuesday

“This is a win for all small businesses, not just us, with COVID-19 having hit some small businesses very hard. It tells us that the community continues to support us and I hope it tells those learning about our award that our community, the clients and families who work with us, believe in our product and services.”

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While photography has changed over the years with kids today constantly taking selfies and other photographs on their smart phones, Zemba said they have “the least amount to show for it.” She

be developed. Today’s generation takes pictures, don’t get prints, and never look at them again. That is why so many families continue to work with us to create tangible wall portraits, framed

through Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For more information, visit robertcharlesphoto.com or call 413-525-4264.


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BEST VETERINARY CLINIC Spruce Hill Veterinary Clinic

treating dogs, cats, birds, rabbits and rodents and offering a full range of medical and Everyone knows that “dogs surgical services. are man’s best friend.” The clinic is named for But for the animals visiting Spruce Hill in Philadelphia, Spruce Hill Veterinary Clinic where the original clinic was in Springfield, their “best friends” are the doctors, tech- located two blocks from the nicians and other staff helping University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Mednurse them back to health. icine. Dr. Bernstein, a 1973 While animals can’t vote, graduate of the school, who their human owners can and was doing an internship in pathey have rated Spruce Hill thology, purchased the clinic Veterinary Clinic as the Best and was joined by his wife, Dr. Veterinary Clinic, an honor bestowed upon them 8 times. Sherry Himmelstein, when she graduated in 1976. In “It’s a recognition of our 1978, they relocated the clinic loyal, long-term employees and newly-hired enthusiastic to Springfield. “We always wanted to live employees who are some of in the country and practice the best people in the world in a smaller city, and that’s when it comes to caring the very best for those animals we exactly what we’ve done all these years,” said Dr. Bernsee at our clinic,” said owner stein. Dr. Ken Bernstein. The doctors at Spruce Hill Spruce Hill Veterinary Veterinary Clinic are also Clinic is a four-doctor, small animal hospital in Springfield licensed wildlife rehabilitators BY KEITH O’CONNOR

Special to The Republican

and volunteer their services to treat injured birds, rabbits and rodents brought to them for care by the public and the Massachusetts Environmental Police, who in 2003 presented them with a plaque for their

“preservation of our wildlife resources.” Located at 4 Plumtree Road in Springfield, the clinic’s hours are Monday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday from 10

a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to noon. For more information, visit sprucehillveterinaryclinic. com or call 413-782-3183.

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BEST LOCALLY OWNED FURNITURE STORE

Pieroway’s

ture Store” in Reader Raves 2021 presented by The Republican and MassLive. This furniture business Plus, the business “sells never runs a sale “because we give good prices all the time.” almost exclusively American-made items,” he added. That’s part of the reason Products come from Michael L. Ouimette gives companies including Bassett, for Pieroway’s being named Archbold, Best Home Fur“Best Locally Owned Furninishings, Daniel’s Amish and BY CORI URBAN

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Flexsteel Palettes by Winesburg. Ouimette said it’s a good feeling to receive the Reader Raves recognition: “People like dealing with us because we take care of them.” “Reader Raves has become a popular platform for our print and digital audiences

to support local businesses, organizations and leaders in our community,” said Mark French, advertising director for The Republican. At Pieroway’s — with locations at 20 East St., Ludlow, and 139 Myron St., West Springfield, customers can find living room, bedroom and dining room furniture; mattresses; entertainment systems including entertainment centers, media consoles, screen housings and media stands; home office furniture such as office and computer desks, home office chairs, home office storage and meeting and writing tables; occasional furniture like side, coffee, drink and end tables; and accessories like area rugs, clocks, lamps, wall art and curios. Pieroway’s — which has 20

full-time employees —offers guaranteed savings every day on name-brand merchandise and focuses on making sure customers are satisfied. Locally owned and operated, the business is protective of its reputation for quality, value and service. And Pieroway’s has its own delivery service. The business has been in the Western Massachusetts area for about 60 years, Ouimette said, and draws customers from throughout that area and northern Connecticut. Store hours are Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. For more information go to pierowayfurniture.com.

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BEST FLOWER SHOP Durocher’s Florist

recognized as Best Flower Shop in Reader Raves 2021. Special to the Republican “Durocher Florist has been The aroma of fresh flowers proudly serving our commugreets visitors as they enter the doors of Durocher Florist, nity since the late 1940s. We take great pride in providing BY KEITH O’CONNOR

the Western Mass area with the finest and freshest flowers and plants. We’ve seen our neighbors through all of the occasions of their lives, from weddings and births

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to milestone anniversaries and funerals,” said owner Heather Sullivan. “Receiving the top award tells us that our customers have trust in us to help convey their message through the language of flowers. They entrust us with some of the most important moments of their lives,” she added. Visitors to Durocher Florist will find a very seasoned staff with over 100 combined years of experience who are ready to assist customers pick out just the right design for every occasion. “Long lasting blooms are trending. Roses, alstroemeria, daisies, sunflowers and even carnations, are all favorites. The biggest occasion during summer was “Just Because!” Our customers are sending flowers now more than ever just to bring a smile to their loved one’s faces,” said Sullivan about the needed “pick-meup” during COVID-19. She noted the pandemic has had a “silver lining” for

their business. “We feel that our job is more important than ever….. to help our customers relay their messages of love, strength and compassion to loved ones, friends and family members that they can’t visit during this time,” Sullivan said. “And the trend is to bright, happy flowers during this pandemic..... the brighter and happier the better,” she added. Along with flowers and plants, Durocher Florist also offers fruit and gourmet baskets, locally-made chocolate, permanent botanical arrangements, memory lamps and more. Durocher Florist is located at 184 Union St. in West Springfield. Hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Sunday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information visit durocherflorist.com or call 413-785-5148.

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BEST BAKERY Cerrato’s Pastry Shop

BY CORI URBAN

Special to The Republican

Let your mouth water. The latest winner of the “Best Bakery” category of the Readers Rave poll presented by The Republican and MassLive — Cerrato’s Pastry Shop — offers a mouth-watering array of treats like cannoli, tiramisu, eclairs, salted caramel bon bons and Limoncello bon bons. There is a variety of cookies including amaretto, maple walnut, orange-almond and sesame. All of the cookies are made with no preservatives, and selections are baked and hand-packed

Isabella D. Cerrato, is now co-owner of the bakery that has 15-20 full- and part-time employees. “I’m really excited,” about the Reader Raves distinction, she said. “I want to thank everybody who voted for us. It’s an honor” and comes during an “especially hard year” when her father died. Readers raved for their favorites by voting in up to 100 categories under the headings of Recommended Services, Where to Shop, Food, Fun & Fitness and Ask a Local. “Reader Raves has become a popular platform for our print and digital

Cerrato’s Pastry Shop offers a mouth-watering array of treats like cannoli, tiramisu, eclairs, salted caramel bon bons and Limoncello bon bons. to order, then sealed to protect freshness. Cerrato’s — at 255 Elm St., West Springfield — is known for its fresh, European-style cakes, cookies, pastry, custom cakes and wedding cakes. Wedding cakes are available in round, square, hexagon and heart shapes as well as a combination of shapes. Flavors range from traditional white to marble with white chocolate mousse and fresh raspberries. The late Antonio Cerrato, a native of Italy, opened Cerrato’s Pastry Shop in 1988. His daughter,

audiences to support local businesses, organizations and leaders in our community. The pandemic has created many obstacles for them all, so your votes of confidence are more meaningful than ever before,” said Mark French, advertising director for The Republican. For more information about Cerrato’s Pastry Shop, call 413-781-1139 or go to cerratos.com. Hours are Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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BEST BUTCHER Arnold’s Meats

Larry Katz, president of Arnold’s Meats, can say his business is indeed a cut above other butchers: Arnold’s was named “Best Butcher” in Reader Raves 2021 presented by The Republican and MassLive.com BY CORI URBAN

Special to The Republican

Katz and Arnold Soodalter began the business in 1974; it still maintains today the original philosophy of high quality, excellent service and low prices. The business has two locations: 307 Grattan St. in Chicopee and 359 Shaker Road in East Longmeadow. This year Republican and MassLive readers raved for their favorites in up to 100 categories under the headings of Recommended Services, Where to Shop, Food, Fun & Fitness and Ask a Local. There were 58,677 total category votes. For more information about Arnold’s Meats, go to arnoldsmeats.com.

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Katz is flattered with the Reader Raves award. “It’s very important to me. It tells me that whatever we’re doing we’re doing right,” he said, pointing to customer service and “very, very high-quality meat” as reasons customers are pleased with Arnold’s. The business — which includes a wholesale division — has one of the largest selections of quality beef, lamb, veal and poultry in the Western Massachusetts and Connecticut areas, and butchers will cut meat to order. Arnold’s also offers a self-service deli, frozen grade-A vegetables and seafood, desserts, bread, dairy products and hundreds of unique sauces and marinades. At Arnold’s, customers can even purchase a whole pig, fresh and “ready to go on a spit,” Katz said. Whole pigs are available with an advanced order (oneweek notice is preferable) and range from 20 to 150 pounds. Customers get them for birthday parties, barbecues, family gatherings or “any excuse they want,” Katz said. Brothers-in-law Eddie


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Maureen’s Sweet Shoppe

BY CORI URBAN

Special to The Republican

When Maureen Basile, owner of Maureen’s Sweet Shoppe, got the news that her

business was voted Best Candy Shop in the Reader Raves 2021 poll, she jumped for joy. “It’s one of the most important awards we have in this

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caramels, non pareils, popcorn, toffee, truffles, caramel apples, dipped fruit, truffle pie, chocolate platters and gummy bears. Gift sets and gift boxes are available as is gift delivery nationally within

And there is edible printing on chocolates, chocolate graham crackers and chocolate Oreo cookies. “This is very popular, especially with company logos” edibly printed on the sweet products, Basile said. “People love this, seeing their picture on an Oreo!” Maureen’s Sweet Shoppe — in about 1,100 square feet that includes the kitchen and show room — is a space where customers can interact with employees — mostly Basile’s family members —while they make products. Shop hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Voters in the Reader Raves survey voted for their favor24 hours. ites in up to 100 categories. Maureen’s Sweet Shoppe, at For more information about 6 Center Square in East Long- Maureen’s Sweet Shoppe, call meadow, offers customized 413-222-2642 or go online to favors for events and parities; maureenssweetshoppe.com. ribbons are printed in house.

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in small batches, which keep the products fresher and thus more flavorful, she said. There is a large variety of treats sold here including chocolate-covered pretzels,


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“Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who’s the ‘fairest’ fair of all?” Voters in this year’s annual Reader Raves 2021 have selected The Big E as Best Fair. “There are many wonderful events that take place in our region, so it is a terrific honor to be nominated by our patrons and win the category as Best Fair. We try hard every year to create an event that people enjoy, and last year over 1.6 million people supported our effort. In these days of COVID-19 we, like so many other venues, have been knocked down, and with the support of our loyal patrons, we will not be knocked out. It has been 75 years since the fair was last cancelled during WWII, and everyone involved with the Eastern States Exposition is working tirelessly to keep the organization afloat as we aim for and hope for 2021,” said Gene Cassidy, president and CEO of the Eastern States Exposition, home to The Big E.

While the unprecedented coronavirus forced the cancellation of this year’s Big E for the safety of fairgoers, exhibitors, and staff, it’s not the first time that the 104-yearold fair has been interrupted due to unforeseen circumstances. The Big E was also put on hold during WWI and for five years during WWII. The fair has also made it through difficult times before and survived, including the Flood of 1936, the Hurricane of 1938, and 9-11. More than one million people now attend the 17-day Big E, an annual autumn extravaganza of entertainment, exhibits and agriculture – the culmination of a visionary idea first expressed by Joshua L. Brooks at the beginning of the 20th century. Next year’s Big E, when hopefully everyone can celebrate again, will be held Sept. 17 through Oct. 3. Find out about all Eastern States Exposition activities as they develop at TheBigE.com.


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READER RAVES 2021 WINNERS!

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Featured Winners: Town of East Longmeadow Best City or Town to Live In

Iron Duke Brewery Best Local Microbrewery

A. W. Brown’s Best Pet Supply Store

to all our Loyal Customers for voting us

“Best Plumber”

for 2013, 2014, 2016, 2018, 2019, 2020 & 2021!

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BEST HOMEMADE ICE CREAM AND FARM STAND

Elsie’s Creamery at Randall’s Farm

Randall’s has been selling the best fresh locally grown It was a double-dip Reader produce and farm products. Raves success for Randall’s The bakery/deli department Farm and Greenhouse and features home-style bakery Elsie’s Creamery at Randall’s products, store-made salads Farm: Best Homemade Ice and dinners to go. There is a Cream and Best Farm Stand. beer and wine department that features many local mi“I’m delighted and surcro-brews. “We keep the seprised during this kind of lection very current,” Randall (pandemic) year when things said, adding that wines come have changed so much. We’re from the local area and from very happy,” said owner throughout the world. “We Karen A. Randall, who runs try to keep the price point afthe business with her sisters fordable. We have good-value Tammy Marquis and Anna wines.” Arciszewski. Gourmet foods include a Presented by The Repubfull line of taste-tested, glulican and MassLive, Reader ten-free and allergy-friendRaves asked participants to ly foods. The greenhouse vote for their favorites in up specializes in locally grown to 100 categories. flowers and plants, holiday Randall’s Farm was found- plants and fresh flowers for ed by Elsie and Bill Randall; every occasion. for more than 50 years Elsie’s Creamery makes BY CORI URBAN

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more than 30 flavors of the ice cream, made fresh in small batches. Try flavors that include Dark Side of the Moon, Black Jack Cherry, Oreo Cheesecake, raspberry cheesecake, orange pineap-

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ple, Mississippi River Mud, butter pecan, pistachio, cotton candy, coconut, Kahlua fudge nut and caramel almond swirl. Hand-packed pints and half gallons are sold in the

main store that has been at its 631 Center St., Ludlow, location for 23 years. For more information, call 413-583-3809 or go online to randallsfarm.net.

2015

VOTED BEST FARM STAND & HOMEMADE ICE CREAM

Locally Grown Produce Flowers & Plants “Homestyle” Bakery & Deli

ELSIE’S CREAMERY

The Best Fresh

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FARM AND GREENHOUSE

Hand packed pints and half gallons available for purchase at Randall’s Farm

ELSIE’S CREAMERY the Best Homemade Ice Cream

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READER RAVES 2021 WINNERS!

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Featured Winners: Primal Krav Maga Best Martial Arts School

Big Y Best Supermarket

Teddy Bear Pools & Spas Best Pool Company

Thank You! LANDMARK SENIOR LIVING NG at Monastery Heights

Landmark at Monastery Heights is proud to be your choice for the Reader Raves award for Best Assisted Living for 8 straight years.

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BEST MUSEUM Springfield Museums

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go hand in hand. Children learn alongside adults, each teaching the other in ways that transform lives.”

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you, Reader Raves readers for recognizing the Museums as Gratitude. important to you!” That was the emotion that The Museums have been came to the forefront as Karen an important presence for M. Fisk, director of marketing the Springfield community and communication strategy and region for more than 160 for the Springfield Museums, years, and throughout those reacted to The Republican years the Museums have and MassLive Reader Raves changed to meet the needs of 2021 voting that set the Muvisitors. seums into history as “Best “Now, even more than Museum.” ever before, we continue to Located in the heart of evolve,” Fisk said, noting downtown Springfield, the that the science museum, for Springfield Museums offer example, is in the midst of a access to five world-class major renovation to upgrade museums: George Walter its offerings for the 21st cenVincent Smith Art Museum, tury. Springfield Science Museum, “I think the Museums Michele and Donald D’Amour continue to appeal to visitors Museum of Fine Arts, Lyman by always offering something and Merrie Wood Museum of new while at the same time Springfield History and The continuing to provide a safe Amazing World of Dr. Seuss place where contemplation Museum. Also on the premand creativity are nurtured ises is the Dr. Seuss National and encouraged by the Memorial Sculpture Garden. surroundings of remarkable, “We are so grateful to all of beautiful, curated collections the people who visit us and of historical, scientific and enliven our Museums with artistic artifacts and objects,” their energy, creativity and she said. “This is a magical curiosity,” Fisk said. “Thank place where fun and learning BY CORI URBAN


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READER RAVES 2021 WINNERS!

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BEST LOCAL SPORTS TEAM Springfield Thunderbirds raise funds for the Rays of Hope Foundation. “Though on-ice results have been a mixed-bag, we take a lot of pride in our community efforts, including our players and our mascot, Boomer,” Costa said. “We as an organization have participated in over 100 community events this past year alone, and making an impact with people in our community is a top priority as an organization.” The front office staff works

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The Springfield Thunderbirds is an organization whose members strive to be the best in what they do, said Nathan Costa, president. So “it’s an honor to have been chosen” as Best Local Sports Team in Reader Raves 2021 presented by The Republican and MassLive, he said. This past year was the final year of a 4-year affiliation with the Florida Panthers

organization, and the Springfield Thunderbirds signed a new 5-year agreement with the St. Louis Blues to begin this upcoming season. The minor league professional ice hockey team in the American Hockey League began play for the 2016-17 season. “We take a lot of pride in the fact that many of our players are working to develop into great stars for future success at the NHL level,” Costa said. “There have

been many players that have come through Springfield that have gone on to have great success at the NHL level. To be able to see these future stars in-person here in Springfield and to follow their journey provides a pretty unique connection between the fans and players.” The Springfield Thunderbirds are proud to be involved members of the community and participate in a reading program, teach the basics of the game and

to build the Thunderbirds brand through promotions and theme nights, community engagement, in-game experiences and social media content, he continued. “Without the work of the front office, being recognized for an award like this (Reader Rave) would not be possible.” For more information, go to springfieldthunderbirds. com.


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BEST CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Springfield Regional Chamber

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This is the eighth year in a row the Springfield Regional Chamber has been named Best Chamber of Commerce in the annual Readers Rave poll conducted by The Republican and Masslive. “It’s an

powerful network of business and community leaders who share a passion for making the Greater Springfield region vibrant and successful. Creed was “beyond thrilled” by the Reader Raves award, especially given today’s challenging times. “It’s an honor to be voted once again the best chamber in Reader Raves,” she said. “We are dedicated to serving the businesses throughout our region, and the accomplishment is a nice reminder that we’re getting the job done.” The chamber has offered accomplishment that we don’t together as a regional business assistance to member and attribute to luck,” said Nancy community.” non-member businesses The Springfield Regional F. Creed, chamber president. Chamber drives the economic during the pandemic. Since “Our success is actually March, the office has sent based on the hard work of our vitality of business commumore than 100 emails to the members. Each day I’m awed nities and regions through business community, covering by the ways our members have leadership, advocacy and breaking news from the Baker pivoted during COVID-19 and partnerships, and membership connects businesses to a Administration, best practices how we all continue to stand

for implementation of mandates as well as polls to gauge business sentiment. “We’ve also made more than 1,500 calls to our members, checking in to see how they are doing and how the chamber can help,” Creed said. The chamber has conducted virtual events, one-onone business counseling, help with PPE and advocacy work. “I’m proud of the work we’ve done, and continue to do, to get Massachusetts and our businesses safely back open for business,” Creed said. “We have extraordinary members and an extraordinary business community. The best way we can support our economic recovery is to continue to stay safe, stay well and shop local.” For more information, go to springfieldregionalchamber. com.

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BEST PLACE OF WORSHIP St. Michael’s Church

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The Rev. Wayne C. Biernat, pastor of St. Michael’s Church, attributes the “humbling honor” of its selection as “Best Place of Worship”

because we are perfect but because we are human, and we need God’s grace and need to be loved now more than ever … with all the challenges the (COVID-19) virus poses,” he said.

“We are very devoted to welcoming and loving everyone who walks through the doors. No matter who they are … they are loved.” The church is at 128 Maple St., East Longmeadow. Weekday Masses are on Monday, Tuesday and Friday at 9 a.m.; there is a communion service on Wednesday at 9 a.m. Weekend Masses are on Saturday at 4 p.m. and Sunday at 8 and 10 a.m. and noon. Confessions are on Saturday from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. The pastor hopes that “everybody leaves the church happier than when they arrive.” For more information, go to stmichaelsel.org.

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in the recent Reader Raves poll to God and the parish community, which numbers about 2,900 registered families. “This is a humbling blessing,” he said of the honor from the survey presented by The Republican and MassLive. “This is a worshipping community that is truly focused on loving and welcoming everyone,” he said. “We are very devoted to welcoming and loving everyone who walks through the doors. No matter who they are … they are loved.” There are numerous ways for people to get involved in the life of the parish in addition to worship: There are altar servers, choir members, extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion, lectors, ushers and greeters. The parish has a food pantry, parent prayer group, prayer shawl and rosary ministries, religious education and a prayer line; there is a high school youth group plus a faith- based community service club for teens. In non-pandemic times The St. Michael’s Players theater groups welcome both adults and youth. “All this points to the beauty of St. Michael’s,” Biernat said. “We are not here at church

Voted Best Place to Worship

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