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Open House - Every Weekend! Call or stop by for your personal tour “Warm Wishes for the Holidays from the Staff at American Inn”

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Vol. 50 No. 49

The Original

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Saturday, December 15th • 10am - 3pm 40 Court Street • Westfield, MA

Come Shop For The Holidays!

Vendors ~ Crafts ~ Bake Sale ~ Lunch All proceeds benefit the Westfield Senior Center For more information: Alicia Dessereau, Marketing Director • 413-562-0001

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Affordable Art Weekend Sale WESTFIELD - The third annual pre-holiday sale of Affordable Art by six local professional artists will take place on Saturday and Sunday, December 8 and 9, at the Marie Flahive Art Studio, 22 Cherry St., Westfield, MA, (parking lot side of building), from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. This special opportunity to purchase accessibly priced original art and prints, will feature many selections by Judy Bayliss, Marie Flahive, Marjory Lehan, Luann Rose, Insun Russell, and Joan Steinmeyer. These artists, who create their works in the area but show in a variety of other places, are again coming together for this special event. The studio offers free parking.

Westfield Bridge Club Results 11/29/18 North-South 1st, Norma Amanti - Grace Pietrogallo 2nd, Alice Zuvers - Ed Merrill 3rd, Vi Martinell - Cindy Fullerton East-West 1st, Barbara Conlin Priscilla Gover 2nd, Jen Flagg - Ann Mello 3rd, Cindy Healey - Janet O’Brien The Westfield Bridge Club plays at the American Inn in Southwick every Thursday at 12:45. All are welcome.


Armbrook Village Uses Music to Bring Awareness to Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias WESTFIELD — A growing body of research connects music therapy to improved social, cognitive, and emotional health. Armbrook Village is bringing an opportunity to experience the power of music to the people of Westfield in the form of a Memory Chorus, offered the fourth Wednesday of each month at 2pm. A memory chorus is a chance for people of all ages, especially seniors and their caregivers, to experience the therapeutic benefits of singing in a no-pressure group environment. This comes as the newest addition to the senior community’s Dementia Friendly Westfield Initiative.

‘Male Call!’ Fitness Class at Westfield Senior Center WESTFIELD — Greg Hannum, a senior Movement Science major at Westfield State University, facilitates ‘Male Call!,’ an all-male fitness class at the Westfield Senior Center on Monday mornings from 9 to 10 a.m. The cost is $5 per class on a pay-as-you-go basis. This is a general fitness class designed specifically for older men with a variety of fitness abilities. Please remember that participants utilizing the Fitness Room for classes and

dance sessions are required to change their footwear before walking on the hardwood floor and also sign a Release of Liability and Usage Agreement. For more information, contact the Westfield Senior Center at 562-6435.

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Please consider purchasing a tree for a family that may not be able to afford one this year. For a special price of $35 you can make their holiday wishes come true. If you purchase a tree for another family, we will also give you a $5 Gift Certificate to be used in 2019. If you can help a family in need with their Christmas Tree this year, please stop down. If you are a family that could use a little help this Christmas, please also come see us. Thank You and Happy Holidays!


groups where you are welcome to come, to learn about resources, to share and be heard. Our groups are relaxed, friendly and supportive. We invite you to join us at any one or all of the groups listed below. If you are unable to attend a group but would like someone to talk to or for more information, call/text the Kinship Care Resource Coordinator at 413-8344073. Worthington- 1st Tuesday, 5:30 -7:00 PM, R.H. Conwell Elementary School library, 147 Huntington Rd, Worthington- Light dinner is served and childcare is available.

Huntington4 th Wednesday, 10 AM-12 PM, Hilltown Family Center, 9 Russell Rd. Refreshments are served. Childcare is available.

Knit & Crochet Drop-In WEST SPRINGFIELD — On the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month from 2-4:30pm – Whether you are just getting started, are working on an advanced technique, or are just looking for a bit of conversation while you are stitching away... stop by West Springfield Public Library for Drop-in with Steven.

MON-SAT: 8-6 D SUN: 8-5 Sales good thru 12/16/18 These sessions are free and open to the public.

Volunteer Companions Sought WESTFIELD — If you want to impact an older adult’s life in a positive way, consider volunteering with the Westfield Council On Aging Companion Program. Companions assist homebound elders in Westfield with grocery shopping, errands, transportation to medical appointments, and/or friendly visiting. The goal of the Westfield Council On

Aging Volunteer Companion Program is to help older adults maintain their independence and sense of wellbeing. It takes only two hours per week and volunteers are reimbursed for their gas mileage. There is no charge to seniors for the service which is funded by the Baystate Health Community Benefit Grant, the Westfield Community Development Block Grant, Sarah Gillett Services for the Elderly, the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs, and private donations. For more information, contact Fran Aguda at the Senior Center at 562-6435.


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Ask Us About Our Snow Plowing Packages Huntington Town Hall seeks paintings Huntington Town Hall has been displaying local artists’ paintings for the past few years. Visitors regularly commented on the beautiful paintings hanging on our walls. The Selectboard is grateful to Alma LaFrance and her group of artists for their beautiful work that visitors have enjoyed all these years. Inevitably things change, and we are once again seeking artists to display their paintings or photos

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at the Huntington Town Hall. Local artists are encouraged to contact the Huntington Selectboard Office at (413) 512-5200. TOPS #411 Meetings WESTFIELD — Westfield TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter #411, meets Tuesday mornings at the Second Congregational Church, 487 Western Ave, Westfield (near Stanley Park). Weigh-ins are from 9 to 9:50 am. Meetings follow from 10:00 to 11:00 am. The

group is informative, supportive and a lot of fun. Come visit us and make a new beginning. Men are welcome. For more information, please contact our Leader: Denise at 413-579-7368 or Co-Leader Jackie at 413-426-1510. Tai Chi at the Russell Senior Center RUSSELL — The Russell Council on Aging hosts a Tai Chi class Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m. at the Russell Senior Center, 65 Main St., Russell. The class is taught by a certi-

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Overeaters Anonymous SOUTHWICK — Is food a problem for you? Are you obsessed with eating and body size? There is a solution! Please visit an Overeaters Anonymous Meeting held every Friday from 6 to 7pm and every Sunday from 3:30 to 4:30pm at the Southwick Congregational Church. 10/202 and Depot St. Southwick MA 01077. No dues or fees, no religious affiliations, no weighing and diets. Handicap accessible. Free parking. www.oawmass. org.

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Overeaters Anonymous meeting WESTFIELD — On Wednesday nights, downstairs at the Church of Atonement, men, women, and

The Wild Goose Bible Study, Discovering a deeper relationship with the Holy Spirit featuring Fr. Dave Pivonka, TOR. This is a study with no written homework, this is a study that is solely spirit filled; that will lead you to a place of mercy, healing, peace and presence. Along with the study we will have Praise and Worship Music Ministry to bring us further into prayerfulness; when we sing his praises, we are praying twice! The Wild Goose is a term that the ancient Celts had for the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit has been given to us to lead us to the heart of God. This study will take


To Advertise Call 413-562-4181 place on the second Monday of each month from 6:30 – 8:00pm in our Parish Center. You will have an opportunity for fellowship and light refreshments. There is no charge for this bible study and everyone is welcome to come. A free will offering would be graciously appreciated to offset any costs. Please contact our Pastoral Minister, Deb Briancesco with any questions at 7868200 ext 3.

“Weight Watchers” Senior Center Group WESTFIELD — Beginning in September, the Westfield Senior Center, 45 Noble Street, will be the host

site for a twelve-week Weight Watchers pilot program. Meetings will be held on Wednesday afternoons from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. The cost is $156, paid in advance, which averages $13 per session. Meetings consist of a weighin and discussion of a particular topic lead by the group facilitator. Weight Watchers products will also be available for purchase. If you have an interest in participating in such a group, please contact Senior Center Program Director, Mary Lou Niedzielski, at 562-6435.

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SOUTHWICK — The “Southwick 4-H Club” strives to help children grow through leadership opportunities, community service, and selfdiscovery. Through exploring a number of different subject areas, members will learn and develop a variety of skills in a

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safe, encouraging environment. Learning about crafts, community service, teamwork, scrapbooking, gardening, overall health and nutrition, and small animals are just a taste of what 4-H has to offer. Open to ages 5-18. Families are welcome and encouraged. Contact Mckinley at or Tom Waskiewicz at the 4-H office,







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and the Occupational Therapy Department at Springfield College will once again collaborate to offer a limited number of older adults in Westfield a unique home assessment opportunity. Pairs of students determine the level of safety and convenience in the home of their assigned older participant by conducting a home visit and an interview. The students address problem areas and make recommendations in a written report that is reviewed by the class professor, Dr. Joan Simmons. Participants receive a copy of the report so that they can implement any of the recommendations if they choose to do so. This is a wonderful opportunity for older adults with any mobility or sensory limitations to discover how they might function more easily and independently at home. If you would like to participate in this unique program or if you have questions, please call Tina Gorman or Fran Aguda at the Westfield Senior Center, 562-6435.

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VHS to DVD-R fundraiser for film studio Gateway’s Video Production class continues to raise funds for new equipment and other needs. They are converting home videos and educational videos from VHS to DVD as a yearlong fundraiser. The class provides videos of current events on the district website, and also creates film for video competitions, generates music videos and movie remakes. The cost is $10 for the first conversion, and additional DVDs of the same item are just $5. Under copyright laws, television shows and movies that have been taped cannot be converted. Educators’ school videos are free (limit 5)! Converting a VHS to DVD should take approximately 1-2 weeks, unless more than 10 tapes have been submitted—that could take up to 4 weeks. VHS tapes should be brought to the High School Office. For more information, contact Christine O’Malley by emailing

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Free food cupboard at the Easthampton Congregational Church EASTHAMPTON — The Easthampton Congregational Church holds a free food cupboard for people in need on the second Wednesday of each month. Everyone is welcome. If you have questions, please call the church office at 413-527-4790.

Westfield Creative Arts Seeking Instructors WESTFIELD — Westfield Creative Arts is currently looking for experienced artists and artisans with a passion for their craft and a willingness to share their expertise in our growing curriculum of high quality courses in crafting, fiber and fine arts in downtown Westfield. If you have a unique art form that can be taught in our bright, friendly and relaxed atmosphere, we would love to talk with you! All classes take place at Westfield Creative Arts, 105 Elm Street in Westfield MA. For more information, contact Amy at or call 413-579-5967.

Agawam Community Artists AGAWAM — The Agawam Community Artists and Artisans (ACAA) are currently accepting artisans working with wood, ceramics, encaustics, glass, metal, leather, mosaic, paper, printmaking, stone, mixed media, or fine jewelry. ACAA offers free monthly demonstrations and opportunities to enter our free shows throughout the year. A monthly newsletter is provided with a member biography. We are highly publicized in newspapers and the media. We encourage learning new skills through our many varied workshops. We post on our Facebook page. Come and visit us during one of our monthly meetings and free demonstrations. We meet on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at

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ditioning moves and cardio interval training with the distracting fun of drumming. Instead of listening to music, you become the music in this exhilarating full-body workout that combines cardio, conditioning, and strength training with yoga and pilates-inspired movements. Using Ripstix®, lightly weighted drumsticks engineered specifically for exercising, POUND transforms drumming into an incredibly effective way of working out. Designed for all fitness levels, POUND provides the perfect atmosphere for letting loose, getting energized, toning up and rockin’ out! The workout is easily modifiable and the alternative vibe and welcoming philosophy appeals to all abilities. Sweat, Sculpt, & ROCK with POUND at the YMCA on Thursdays 6:30PM and Saturdays at 9:15AM. For more info, contact Cindy Agan, Fitness Director, 413-568-8631 or email:

Friends of Agawam Senior Center Trips for 2018/2019 Dec. 11 BRING IT, SWING IT $55 Feb 25-Mar 8 SOUTHERN CARIBBEAN CRUISE from $1379 $10 deposit due with sign up for day trips. Final payment due 45 days prior to trip. Please include phone number & date of trip on checks. For more information contact: Penny at (413) 519-7223.

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the Agawam Public Library, 750 Cooper Street, Agawam, at 6:30 pm. Membership is only $20.00 per year beginning in September. Our meetings are always free and open to the public. For more information please contact Ceil Rossi (413) 207-1247 or email Pound at the YMCA of Greater Westfield WESTFIELD — The YMCA of Greater Westfield is offering the fastest growing group fitness phenomenon inspired by the sweat-drip- | 855.527.4111

ping, infectious, energizing fun of drumming! POUND is a full body cardio jam session championed by fitness rebels around the world. Pound is the brainchild of Kirsten Potenza and Cristina Peerenboom, California-based former drummers who set out to fuse con-

Feb 19-21, 2019 ATLANTIC CITY GETAWAY at BALLY’s, $225 double, all included. May 2 THE C A R P E N T E R S REMEMBERED, Chez Josef, self drive, $60, limited seating-will go fast. For tickets or more information on any trip, please stop by and see us at the Senior Center, 45 Noble Street, 413-562-6435, Mon, Wed, and Fri 9-12.

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Chester Common Table to Host Free Weekly Live Music CHESTER — Chester Common Table (30 Main St, Chester, MA 01011) will host live performances by local musicians every Friday night from 6:30-9:30pm. There is no cover charge, reservations are accepted (but not required) and the atmosphere is family friendly. Locally sourced comfort food menu and beverages


available for purchase. December 14: James Barry (James’ quirky brand of original power pop celebrates our 20th century musical heritage in the jingle jangle morning and in the still of the night); December 21: Steve Adams (It’s Roots, Country soul, Folk Rock.....Vocal purity with a heart on your sleeve urgency); December 28: Marc Delgado (a traveling solo performer. His songs are eclectic & unexpected & portray characters trying to make sense of

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Monday, December 31st, 2018 3:30pm Gather in lobby of Amelia Park Ice Arena for start of Westfield’s First Night Family Parade 4:00pm Step off for the Westfield First Night Family Parade throughout Amelia Park Campus 4:15pm Parade ends in Amelia’s Garden roasting s’mores, hot chocolate, ice sculptures, stilt-walker 4:30pm First Night evening events begin in Boys & Girls Club, Children’s Museum & Ice Arena BOYS & GIRLS CLUB – 4:30-6:30PM Acoustic Musician Ed Bentley – Entrance lobby Bounce Houses & Activities – Gym • Teen Rock Bands – Teen Center Hot Dogs And Snacks For Sale – Kitchen Children’s Magic Show with Ed Popielarczyk Kids Klub – 5:45-6:30pm (strolling magic beforehand) Short Movies, Cartoons For Kids – Education Room Dancing for Kids – Dance Room ICE ARENA – 4:30-6:30PM Ice Skating – Two skating sessions: 4:30-5:20pm & 5:30-6:20pm (skating and rentals are free!) Movies on the Wall in ice skating rink KnockerBall (bubble soccer) – Outside rink for children (free) Juggling Shows with Rob Peck – Lobby by fireplace 4:30-5:00pm, 5:15-5:45pm, 6:00-6:30pm Photo Booth with Costumes in meeting room 2 Children’s Crafts in conference room Food and Snacks For Sale – Concession Stand CHILDREN’S MUSEUM – 4:30-6:30PM Face Painting • Balloon Animals • Snacks • Free use of museum exhibits Children’s Dance Party - 10:00-7:00pm with WSKB 89.5 FM live broadcasting with a countdown of the top 20 songs from 1969, 1979, 1989, 1999, 2009 with Pete Cowles & Kenny Stomski AMELIA’S GARDEN – 4:30-6:30PM Two Ice Sculpture Artists with static displays and ice carving demonstrations Hot Chocolate Table – Mt. Moriah Lodge Roasting S’mores at Six Fire Pits – Ice arena staff & volunteers Holiday music, spot lights, outdoor movie screen with camera for candid live projections on screen MIDDLE SCHOOL PLAYING FIELDS – 6:45-7:30PM (behind Boys & Girls Club) New Year’s Greeting with Westfield, England at 6:45pm Lighting of the 2019 “Ball” with church bells 6:59pm Fireworks at 7:00pm and leave for home at 7:15pm More information:

The American Landscape); December 31: New Years’ Eve Party Featuring the Franklin County Sweethearts (call for details and reservations for this event).



Gift basket sale to benefit Westfield Homeless Cat Project Support the Westfield Homeless Cat Project and do your holiday shopping at the same time! We will once again be holding gift basket sales from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the following locations: December 9th – WalMart, Westfield This is one of our most successful fundraisers of the year and we are seeking donations of items, gift cards and other merchandise to create gift baskets, as well as volunteers to staff the events. If interested, please contact Paula at ppagos@comcast. net. WHCP is also in desperate need of cat food, especially Friskies and Fancy Feast. Donations can be dropped off or sent to 1124 East Mountain Road, Westfield, MA. For more information, please email Denise at Thank you for your support!

Westfield December Fest Farm And Craft Market WESTFIELD

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(413) 569-5797 Westfield Farmers’ Market will be holding a second indoor market on December 8. Location is the Church of the Atonement, 36 Court Street. Hours are 10 am to 3 pm. In anticipation of the Holidays, there will be many craft vendors offering a variety locally crafted hand-made items. These include quality jewelry, books, scarves, bags and chain saw art. We have several new vendors, including artisan bread and natural honey. Of course, there will also be apples, winter produce, jams & jellies, cheese, seasonings and more. SNAP and HIP benefits are accepted, and we offer a $5.00 SNAP match. We also accept all major credit cards. Music is offered thru a grant from the Westfield Cultural Council. Musicians on December 8 are Whiskey Traveler and Gary Kotros. Please visit our web site at or call 562-5461 x 101 for more information.

Italian Cultural Center of Western MA Fundraising While the Italian Cultural Center of Western MA looks forward to reopening its doors on December 8th for our Annual Christmas Party, we are still very short of our Rebuilding Fund goal of $100,000. So far, we have raised $22,094. We still need so much more to recover from the damage and losses we have suffered. Please get the word out to your family and friends. Donations can be made directly to the ICC at 56 Margaret Street, Springfield, MA 01105 or through our GoFundMe Page at https:// All donations are tax deductible, greatly appreciated, and necessary to resume our mission to promote Italian culture in the Western MA community!


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WESTFIELD — Are you interested in local history? Would you like to learn more about Westfield and the surrounding towns? Then the Western Hampden Historical Society wants you! The WHHS owns and operates the historic Dewey House on South Maple Street. New members are always welcome and we invite you to join us and keep our local history alive! Please join us on Saturday, December 8 at 2 pm at St. John’s Lutheran Church on Broad Street for an Afternoon Seasonal Tea with Holiday music provided by Allyson and Lauren Carnes of Westfield. Cost is just $10. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 568-1116 by Wednesday, December 5.

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the Holyoke High School Madrigal Singers and Bell Choir. This holiday concert will take place on December 9 at 2pm at the United Congregational Church of Holyoke in Skinner Chapel. The Madrigal Singers are an a capella performing ensemble of singers. The Bell Choir consists of 16 ringers playing three octaves of Carillon Bells. The United Congregational Church of Holyoke is bounded by High, Appleton (Rte

141), and Maple Streets. Ample free parking is located in the lot immediately across Appleton Street and in the Franklin lot behind the War Memorial Building, across Maple Street from the church. Street parking is free. The chapel and the church are fully accessible. All concerts are offered for a suggested donation of $10 ($5 for students and seniors). A reception will follow where you may greet the artists. For further information, the

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Wooley, a senior diabetic kitty, is a wonderful older gent that dotes on attention and affection. Wooley is looking for a quiet home with a family that realizes he has medical needs that will need to be monitored. Wooley has a fairy godmother that will help with his financial needs. Please come to Westfield Animal Shelter to meet Wooley!

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United Congregational Church phone number is 413532-1483. Patrons enter the church on Maple Street for both Main Sanctuary and Skinner Chapel performances. Please check our website at for the 2018-2019 concert series dates. Christmas Concert at UCC Second Congregational WESTFIELD — UCC Second Congregational will be holding their annual Christmas Concert on Sunday, December 9, 2018 at 3:00 pm. In addition to our choir, the Smith College Handbell Choir and Westfield State University’s “The Sharp Four” Jazz Quartet will be

participating. We will also have a congregational carol sing and refreshments will be served following the concert. The program is sponsored in part by the WSU Foundation, Interfaith Center. The church is located at 487 Western Avenue in Westfield. For further information call 5687557.

An Evening of Advent Reflection The Glory of His Presence! With Chris Stearns Please join us on Tuesday, December 11th from 6:30 – 8:00pm The whole family is invited to a special Advent Mission at Sacred Heart Parish Center, 1061 Springfield Street on Tuesday, December 11th from 6:30-8:00Pm. Come enjoy spiritually uplifting music, special Advent prayers and faith-filled reflections that will warm your heart during this season of preparation for the Joy Christmas. The evening will be led by Chris Stearns (he was a speaker at this year’s Faith on Fire Catholic Rally). “Take a break from shopping and the hustle and bustle of the holiday season and come spend a night with family and friends to prepare for Christmas in a more deep and



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Supper Club Launching At Acc AGAWAM — A new, exciting “Supper Club” series is being launched by Agawam Congregational Church at 745 Main Street with a special themed evening of supper and music. The first is a scheduled holiday supper with holiday music to be held Saturday, December 15th at 5:00 p.m. with a very special, catered meal by Agawam’s American Classics Restaurant. The menu offering includes 3 delicious courses of a colorful salad, chicken Française, red-roasted potatoes, Manhattan-blend vegetables, rolls, butter, cheesecake dessert, and beverages. Each supper in the series will be catered by a different Agawam restaurant with its own specialty supper club meal offering. A theme for each supper will feature

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music recognizable of the specialty’s origin. The suppers give the church the opportunities for major fundraising and the local restaurants receive additional recognition of their menu offerings. The idea was a suggestion by the church’s pastor Rev. Dr. Gregory Dawson. Church member Roberta Page contacted several Agawam restaurants to review the concept. Tickets purchased for the December 15th supper at the church are $20. The evening’s attendees will receive a $5.00 Gift Certificate for American Classic’s Restaurant at 740 Springfield Street. Reservations and payment are required by Wednesday, December 12th and only 100 tickets will be available. Call the church office at 413-786-

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Annual Holiday Cookie Sale SOUTHWICK — Southwick Congregational Church will host their Annual Holiday Cookie Sale on Saturday December 15, 2018 from 8:30 – 1:30 pm. Pick your favorite cookies or mix and match them. $9 a pound. Gluten-free and nut-free varieties will be available. Southwick Congregational Church, 488 College Highway, Southwick, MA, 01077.

Dan Kane Singers Christmas Show SOUTHWICK — Southwick Congregational Church is hosting the Dan Kane Singers on Sunday December 16, 2018 at 1:30 pm. Tickets are only $10 and proceeds will help the Nehemiah House in Granby,

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Red Kettle Campaign To Kick Off At Holyoke Mall HOLYOKE — Holyoke Mall was proud to partner with The Salvation Army for their annual Red Kettle Kick Off on Friday, November 16, 2018. The Kick Off event signaled the start of the Red Kettle Campaign, an initiative which funds programs and services for thousands of families, youth and senior citizens in our community and across Massachusetts each year. Bell ringers will be accepting donations at various exterior entrances across the shopping center each day until December 24, 2018. The Salvation Army encourages attendees to wear red in support as their annual campaign begins. To complement the Red Kettle Campaign, The Salvation Army is set to host another annual tradition, the Angel Tree. According to The Salvation Army, this program provides clothing and toys for children in need. Each Angel Tree is decorated with numbered paper angel tags with the first name, age, and gender of a child who is in need of a gift. Contributors remove one or more tags from the tree and purchase appropriate gifts for the child or children described on the tags.

Shoppers are encouraged to visit the Angel Tree on Tuesday through Saturday from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. , running until Sunday, December 23, 2018.

Gold Dome Ringers Hand Bell Concert SOUTHWICK — Southwick Congregational Church is hosting the Gold Dome Ringers on Sunday January 6, 2019 at 1:30 pm. Free will donation will be accepted to help the bell program at the Historic Southwick Congregational Church. Southwick Congregational Church, 488 College Highway, Southwick, MA, 01077. Please contact the Church office for more information (413) 569-6362 or SouthwickUCC@gmail. com.

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Childhood Obesity Seminars at the Westfield YMCA WESTFIELD — For years parents have heard the dangers of childhood obesity but making the necessary lifestyle changes—as a family— remain the biggest barrier to real progress. Therefore, in collaboration with Baystate Health & support from Kohl’s Cares grant, the YMCA of Greater Westfield is offering the MIGHTY program. MIGHTY is Baystate Health’s pediatric weight management program that stands for Moving, Improving and Gaining Health Together at the YMCA. MIGHTY is an evidence-based multi-component pediatric weight-management program aimed at children with a body mass index above the 90th percentile. This free program is a two-hour sessions, twice a month, over a six-month period during which children and their families engage with exercise specialists, nutritionist and social workers in classroom instruction and group exercise sessions. Next session is for children between the ages of 10-12 beginning in January Tuesdays, 4-6PM. To be eligible for the MIGHTY Program, participants must be in the 90th percentile for height & weight, complete a medical clearance forms / Inquiry forms & History Intake forms. Register by December 21. Space is limited. To register, contact YMCA of Greater Westfield, Cindy Agan, Health & Wellness Director, 413-5688631,

YMCA of Greater Westfield to Offer LIVESTRONG WESTFIELD — The YMCA of Greater Westfield is offering LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, a research-based physical activity and wellbeing initiative that helps people affected by cancer reach their holistic health

goals. This free 12 week exercise program will be on Mondays & Wednesdays 11:15AM-12:45PM beginning January 7, 2019. Enrollment is currently open. Registration and medical clearance form is required. As part of LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, the Y engages cancer survivors through an approach that focuses on the whole person. Participants work with trained Y staff to build muscle mass and strength, increase flexibility and endurance, and improve functional ability. In addition to physical benefits, the program also focuses on the emotional well-being of survivors by providing a supportive

community environment where people affected by cancer can connect during treatment and beyond. For more information, contact Cindy Agan, Health & Wellness Director, 413.568.8631 or email: cagan@westfieldymca. org.

PRESCHOOL SCREENING Southwick-TollandGranville SOUTHWICK — The Southwick-Tolland-Granville Regional School District wishes to announce a screening for children who are three and four years of age. This

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free screening will be held on Friday, January 11, 2019 at the Woodland School, 80 Powder Mill Road, Southwick, MA. Any child, who resides in the towns of Southwick, Tolland or Granville is eligible to participate in this free screening. The screening is a brief survey of a child’s growth in several different areas (i.e. readiness skills, speech/language, hearing and vision). This screening is provided for several reasons: 1. To provide families with information on how their child is developing in relation to other children of similar age; 2. To help identify children who may need additional assistance in one of the above developmental areas;

and 3. It is a prerequisite for enrollment as a peer partner in the Public School’s Preschool Program. S o u t h w i c k - To l l a n d Granville Regional School District offers a high quality integrated preschool program that is language-based. It is reasonably priced and has a payment plan. If you are interested in placing your child in this preschool setting, please sign up for a free screening and make an appointment to visit our program. PLEASE CALL 5696598 FOR AN APPOINTMENT before January 11th, 2019 and for more information.

Don't Buy Another Gift Until You Have Given Yourself The True Gifts of The Season... IVE YOURSELF TIME.

It’s important to remember that you have a right to be upset. Everyone who loves you respects this right so don’t be so hard on yourself. Take as much time “out” as you need.


Don’t feel obligated to do anything you don’t feel up to doing. If you have locked yourself into prior commitments, it’s o.k. to say “no.” Your friends and family will understand, so be sure to give yourself permission to change your mind.


Lean on the shoulders of those who love you and let them provide encouragement. Don’t feel bad about unloading your emotions on them. They want to help you. You need only tell them how.


There’s nothing wrong with adapting a new set of holiday rituals. Why not incorporate a special ceremony to commemorate the life of your loved one? Or consider honoring another endeared family member with the previous roles of your deceased loved one. Know that it’s o.k. to change the rules.


The Hurt You Are Feeling Is A Reflection Of The Love You Shared

Don’t exhaust yourself by preparing extravagant meals or overspending. As you grieve, you of all people deserve to relax. Your family and friends appreciate the time they can spend with you. They don’t need or want you to overextend yourself.

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Self-Defense Series at the YMCA of Greater Westfield WESTFIELD — Awareness, Safety and Protect: Self-Defense Series at the YMCA of Greater Westfield will consist of three Sunday afternoons. Each Sunday you will get workouts that will maximum physical efficiency and selfconfidence to help deal with a variety of situations. You will learn how to quickly disable an attacker and learn how to take advantage of time and space. You will learn various stances, striking motions, kicks, choke holds, and other defense techniques to help protect yourself. Learn to prepare for the unexpected! The instructor, Catlin McCue, is a certified R.A.D., rape aggression defense, instructor. This program is based on realistic self-defense tactics taught for woman only. The Sunday dates are January 13, 20, & 27, 2019 from 12:30PM to 1:45PM. Girls 14 and 15 of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Registration is required. Space is limited. For more info, contact Cindy Agan, Fitness Director, 413568-8631 or email: cagan@

Registration open for spring 2019 EMT training at HCC HOLYOKE — Registration is now open for the next Emergency Medical Technician training program at Holyoke Community College. The spring 2019 HCC EMT Basic Course (EMT-B) begins January 31 and runs through May 23, 2019. The program consists of 13 weeks (170 plus hours) of in-class lectures and additional online study, training, field trips and workshops designed to prepare students for the state certification exam. The training takes place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-10 p.m. and select Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Center for Health Education on Jarvis Avenue, the state-ofthe-art home of HCC’s nurs-

ing and radiologic technology programs. The course is taught by local EMT Mike Marafuga and covers all aspects of emergency care including patient handling, extrication, and communication and makes extensive use of the center’s medical simulation labs. For more information or to register, contact Ken White at (413) 552-2324 / or go online at

Keepers of tradition: Art and folk heritage in Massachusetts Mass Cultural Council WESTFIELD — In the 1860s, entrepreneurs in Westfield, Massachusetts invented machinery and perfected techniques that dramatically altered the way that whips were made worldwide. The practice of whip making grew rapidly, employing roughly 80% of the workforce through the late 1800’s, earning the community the moniker “The Whip City”. The traditional Westfield whip, sometimes called a buggy whip, features exceptional weight, balance, and action, making them prized by equestrian professionals and dedicated amateurs worldwide. Unlike a braided leather bull whip, a Westfield whip has a center of machined rawhide encased in meticulously fitted strips of rattan and is covered with tough, braided thread. Today, rawhide and rattan have been replaced by fiberglass and nylon. Although the Westfield way of making whips is still done, it is too labor-intensive to be cost effective. This fact motivated Carol Martin to found the Westfield Historic Industries Preservation Project (WHIPP), now a part of Westfield Museum Inc. The museum will feature a permanent working display of making Westfield whips using traditional methods. Martin’s father, Harold J. Martin, learned whip making by apprenticing to a master craftsman in the early 1940s. He went on to become president of Westfield Whip Manufacturing Co. After his


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NOVEMBER 28, 2018 DECEMBER 12, 2018 • Whips of Westfield: CityThe of Westfield Celebrations: 1869, 1919, 1969 Rise and DeclineT of anNScanlon American Industry ED Hall PO Westfield State University Banquet Rm. S (WSU): O P Westfield Athenaeum • Presented By: Bruce Cortis Presented By: Dr. Robert Brown and Bruce Cortis JANUARY 9, 2019 • Shay’s Rebellion DECEMBER 12, 2018 First Congregational Church • Presented By: Dennis Picard

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JANUARY 16, 2019 • Theand Canal Greenway History to Modern Rail Trail The Rise Decline of anfrom American Industry Westfield Athenaeum • Presented By: Bob Madison Westfield Athenaeum • Presented By: Bruce Cortis JANUARY 30, 2019 • The Solomon Brothers Westfield in the Civil War & Beyond JANUARY 9, of 2019 Westfield Athenaeum • Presented By: Bob Madison

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Congregational Church • Presented Through By: Dennis Picard FEBRUARY 13,First 2019 • Watershed Wanderings Time and Space: Westfield River Watershed Association, 65 Years of Service JANUARY 16, 2019 WSU: CURCA Ely Library, 2nd Flr. • Presented By: Dr. Aaron Reyes, The Canal Greenway from Dr. Brian Conz, Bill Rose, Mark Damon

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FEBRUARY 27, 2019 • Where the Two Worlds Meet: Westfield Athenaeum • Presented By: Bob Madison Native Americans of Western MA JANUARY 2019• Presented By: Gail White WSU: Scanlon Hall, Loughman Living30, Room

The U.S.S. Westfield, a Civil War Ship MARCH 6, 2019 • History of the Westfield Normal School Westfield Athenaeum • Presented By: Ed Stannard WSU: Arno Maris Gallery, Ely Hall 2nd Flr. Presented By: Dr. Beth Ann FEBRUARY Rothermel, 13, Dr. Mara 2019 Dodge, and Walter Fogg Watershed Through Time and MARCH 13, 2019Wanderings • One Room Schoolhouses in Westfield Westfield Athenaeum • Presented By: Walter Fogg Space: Westfield River Watershed Association, 65 2019 Years•ofReverend Service Taylor MARCH 27,

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APRIL 17, 2019 • Wayfinding through GPS: Planning Perspectives for the City of Westfield WSU: Scanlon Hall Banquet Room Presented By: Dr. Dristi Neog, Dr. Robert Bristow, and Billy Hyunh APRIL 24, 2019 • How Westfield Became Known as the “Baseball Town” Westfield Athenaeum • Presented By: Dan Genovese FRIDAY, MAY 3, 2019 • 1-4 PM • Westfield State University Student Showcase WSU: Ely Hall • Presented By: WSU Students MAY 8, 2019 • Things Change: The Lost Homes of Westfield Westfield Athenaeum Presented By: Dr. Robert Brown More information:

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death in 1992, Carol took on whip making as a full time occupation. She is likely the only person alive today who has knowledge of how traditional Westfield whips were made. Apprentice Stephanie Harder has shown a real talent for the making of some

of what made Westfield the Whip City will be lost within a generation. As part of the City of Westfield’s 350th Anniversary in 2019, master and apprentice will hold an open house at the museum to demonstrate whip making as it grew and developed in Westfield.

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