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Leader Recognition Dinner WESTERN MASS - The Western Massachusetts Council of the Boy Scouts of America will hold their annual Leader Recognition Dinner on Saturday February 8 at the Castle of Knights, Chicopee. Several volunteers will be recognized for their service to the youth of Western Mass; this event is also host to a National Court of Honor distinguished members are recognized for their outstanding service. On the slate for Nation

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Hearing Clinic SOUTHWICK - Avada Hearing will be holding a free Hearing Clinic at the Southwick Senior Center on February 12 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Hearing aides may also be cleaned at this time. Appointments are needed so please call the center to make one at 569-5498.

Computer Literacy Classes WESTFIELD - Westfield Community Education (WCE), an area community youth and adult, alternative evening education program of Domus Inc., will be holding Basic Computer Literacy Classes for beginner students that are residents of Greater Westfield. Classes are on Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. and will be held February 12 to May 21 at Western Mass Hospital’s Clark Building on 128 East Mountain Road. Classes are free with a small charge of $20 for the course information. The 8 open slots will be filled on a first come or need basis. For more information, contact 568-1044 to complete paperwork and a quick assessment.

Valentine’s Day Craft SOUTHWICK - February 12 - 14, children of all ages are invited to come to the Southwick Public Library in the Children’s Room to make a Heart Wreaths for Valentine’s Day. Materials will be available during regular library hours.

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Thursday, February 13 at 10 a.m. for her presentation, “A Balancing Act.” She’ll discuss factors that affect balance as well as outline her research project for any senior who would like to be a subject. Participants will complete some questionnaires regarding food/fluid intake and physical/cognitive function; provide a single urine sample; and perform a balance assessment. The information gathering and balance testing will take place in March at the Westfield Senior Center. The students in the Gerokinesiology class will administer the balance tests as a practical exam for a grade. Feel free to contact Dr.

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Veterans Donation Drive WESTFIELD - Students from the South Middle School QUEST Program announce they are starting a donation drive for the Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke. The students in the QUEST program are organizing it, after a discussion on community service projects and helping the community, sparked their interest. The project is being guided by teachers but organized and worked on by the students of the program with the assistance of the Peer Leadership club. The students started the drive to help the veterans of the Soldiers’ Home and help make it a more comfortable atmosphere. The students think this project is important for the community to help those who served our country and to bring awareness of the needs of the Soldiers’ Home. We would like to thank Todd Cieplinski from MoFroYo for his help on this project. Donation dive will be held until February 14, and drop boxes will be located at the South Middle School Main Office on West Silver St. and MoFroYo, Frozen Yogurt, on East Main Street.

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Experiencing the Mandala WESTFIELD - Creative Arts will hold Experiencing the Mandala, one day art workshops, at the Westfield State University Downtown Art Gallery. The workshops will be held Saturdays February 15, March 8 and 22, and April 12 and 26 from noon to 3 p.m. This workshop is an introduction to the idea of using the mandala, a symmetrical design, as a form of selfexpression and personal insight. The word mandala is from the Sanskrit word meaning “sacred circle.” Mandalas are considered Eastern in origin, however, examples of them are found in all cultures and all religions. There also are examples of mandalas in nature like in flowers. The class will be taught by Peg Considine, a multi-disciplined artist with a focus on drawing and painting. The cost to attend is $25 for nonmembers plus supplies. Students will be instructed to create their own mandala using paper on which a symmetrical line drawing is the starting point. They are provided with a range of paints and drawing materials to help develop their mandalas. A full schedule of class dates and times can be found at www.westfieldcreativearts. com. For more information on Westfield Creative Arts, call (413) 277-5829.

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Bus Trip SOUTHWICK On Tuesday, February 18 a bus headed for Mohegan Sun Casino will be leaving the Southwick Senior Center at 8 a.m. Departure time from the casino will be 3:30 p.m. Cost per person is $19, which includes a $15 meal credit or free buffet and a $20 bet. To sign up, visit the office or call 569-5498.

Quilting Classes WESTFIELD - Westfield Creative Arts will offer three quilting classes at the Westfield State University Downtown Art Gallery. The classes will be instructed by Marsha Molloy. The following classes will be offered: “Quilter’s Work in Progress” is a four-week session with starting days on the first Saturdays of each month from March until June from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Quilters bring their own projects, either new or unfinished, to work on. The fee is $72 for non-members. “Quilter’s Puzzle Block of the Month” is a four-week session with starting dates on the first Saturdays of each month from March until June from 9 a.m. to noon. The fee is $72 for non-members. “Open Studio Quilting” is an eight-week session held Wednesdays, February 19 to April 9 from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The course is an unstructured class for both beginners and experienced quilters. The fee is $160 for non-members. A full schedule of class dates and times can be found at www.westfieldcreativearts. com. Regular gallery hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. For more information on Westfield Creative Arts, call 413-478-9423.

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‘2 for 2 Fridays’ WESTFIELD - Volunteer Alan Sudentas whips up scrumptious pancakes at the Senior Center on the third Friday of every month from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Participants get two big pancakes and a cup of coffee for two bucks. Tickets can be purchased at the Senior Center greeter’s desk on the morning of the

breakfast. No advance tickets, no sign-ups, and no reservations for these monthly pancake breakfasts are necessary. In addition, the Senior Center Wellness Nurse, Jennifer Pappas, is also at the Senior Center on the third Friday of the month to take blood pressures, review medications and discuss medical and health concerns. Invite some friends and treat yourself to breakfast “out” on Friday, February 21 from 9 to 10 a.m. at the Senior Center! The Senior Center is located at 40 Main Street. Free parking is available in the Stop & Shop lot or, for no more than three hours, in the municipal lot behind Bank of America.

Pastel Workshop SOUTHWICK - Southwick Public Library is pleased to once again offer a hands-on pastel workshop for adults with Gregory Maichack, an award-winning pastel artist. On Wednesday, February 26 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Greg will welcome 15 students to the library’s Community Room to take part in his workshop: “Sublime Sunflowers: How to Pastel Paint Like the Masters.” All pastel paints and papers will be provided by Maichack, and the students will take their work home. However, space is limited, and registration is required. Interested

patrons in good standing should sign up at the Circulation Desk or call the library at 569-1221 to secure their spot. Maichack, who is a pastel painting demonstrator at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, will display his original pastel works to illustrate the session. He has been in national juried shows and awarded hundreds of Massachusetts Cultural Council grants. Besides his portraiture, his still lifes and landscapes are represented by galleries from Kennebunk, Maine to San Francisco, California.

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HUNTINGTON - A retirement dinner for Gateway teacher Steve Estelle will be held at Shaker Farms Country Club on Friday, February 28. Tickets are $25 per person (which covers dinner and gift) and checks should be made out to Marcia Estelle. A cocktail hour will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and a buffet dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. Steve Estelle is a Gateway graduate (’74). He taught for several years in New Hampshire before returning to Gateway in 1986, where he still teaches. In addition to teaching 7th grade social studies, Estelle coached boys’

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Shake Off the Winter WESTFIELD - Are you getting sick and tired of this long, frigid New England winter? Are you ready for a night of fun, music and prizes? The Friends of the Westfield Senior Center invite you to attend the group’s third annual “Shake Off the Winter Party” to be held on Saturday,

March 1 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Shaker Farms Country Club. Hors d’oeuvres will be served and entertainment will be provided by Westfield’s own Cory and the Knightsmen. Raffle tickets will be sold for prizes including gift certificates to local businesses and restaurants, gift baskets, handmade items and more. The Grand Raffle Prizes include a flat-screen television donated by Firtion Adams Funeral Service, a $100 money bouquet donated by Yankee Mattress Factory and a round of golf for four donated by Shaker Farms Country Club. Event tickets are $20 for Friends of the Westfield Senior Center members and $25 for non-members. Tickets may be purchased at Keenan Law Offices, 48 Elm Street and the Westfield Senior Center. Proceeds from this fundraiser will go toward furnishing the new senior center. The group extends its sincere appreciation to this year’s event sponsor, Noble Visiting Nurse and Hospice Services.

Citizens Legislative Seminar BOSTON – State Senator Benjamin B. Downing (D Pittsfield) announced today that the 72nd Citizens' Legislative Seminar (CLS) will be held on Tuesday, March 4 and Wednesday, March 5 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Massachusetts State House. Nominated applicants will participate. The CLS is a biannual seminar that aims to better educate the public on the Commonwealth’s legislative process. Established in 1976 through a collaborative effort of the Massachusetts Senate and the University of Massachusetts, this two day conference features presentations by senators and staff on aspects of the day-to-day experience of legislators in the Commonwealth. Topics will include the history and process of the legislature, the parliamentary role of the Clerk of the Senate and the future of the legislature. The CLS culminates with a


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Library Meeting SOUTHWICK The Friends of the Southwick Public Library have set a Wednesday, March 12 meeting to discuss which library programs they will support during FY’14. According to President Nancy Zdun, “Thanks to profits from the group’s summer book sale and its Holiday Basket Raffle, there are funds to support Children and Adult programs.” Friends of the Library and interested patrons are welcome to attend this meeting set for 7 p.m. in the library’s Community Room and all of their meetings.

Scholarship Application WESTFIELD - The CSF Westfield Dollars for Scholars Board of Directors announces that students applying for scholarships must file online. Through the new website,, students will have the ability to create online profiles, which allow them to apply for and be matched to multiple scholarships for the 2014 school year.

The student dashboard on the website will give students and their parents one stop shopping for chapter scholarships, educational resources, opportunities and events. We encourage prospective college students to begin developing online profiles now, to assure that you are alerted about scholarship opportunities in advance of deadlines. Applications must be submitted by March 22.

Legion Scholarships WESTFIELD The Department of Massachusetts American Legion may grant ten $1,000 and ten $500 for college expenses of a child/ grandchild, whose parent is a current member in good standing of an American Legion Post within the Department of Massachusetts. Applications shall be filed on or before April 1. The scholarship shall be for the next school year only and limited to incoming freshmen. Applications for Post 124 and Department of Massachusetts scholarships are available at Post 124, 38 Broad St., Westfield.

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For only $5 you may have up to two boxes of documents shredded. Shredding will take place in the South Middle School parking lot. Note, these items are not acceptable for shredding: 3-ring binders, batteries, electronics, large binder clips, vinyl, plastics or x-rays. All proceeds will fund scholarships for Westfield students.

American Legion Scholarship WESTFIELD The Scholarship Committee of American Legion Post 124, 38 Broad St., Westfield announces its 17th annual $500 scholarship for High School Seniors. Qualifications: Student must be a High School Senior accepted by a college, university or accredited postsecondary school. Proof of acceptance must accompany application. The parent or guardian of the student must be a member of Post 124 or a deceased member. Application deadline is April 23. The scholarship will be awarded on Memorial Day.

Abner Gibbs Raffle WESTFIELD - Abner Gibbs Elementary School is holding a calendar raffle fundraiser in celebration of the school turning 100 years old. 100 days of prizes to celebrate 100 years of quality education at Abner Gibbs Elementary School. Calendars are available for purchase at the school office 413-5726418. Cash or checks made payable to Abner Gibbs PTO are acceptable forms of payment. Each calendar is $10 and there are many fabulous prizes provided by our local community donators. Drawing begins January 1 and ends April 10. Winning entries will be placed back into drawing. Winners will be contacted by phone and prize pickup will be during school hours in the office.

Drivers Needed SOUTHWICK - Southwick Senior Center is looking for volunteers to drive in the mornings to local grocery stores to help with our bread program. Please call the center at 569-5498.


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WESTFIELD - Do you have some computer knowledge and experience, but get stuck on certain technical tasks because you never learned how to do them? Individual computer support tutorials are offered at the Senior Center in the Computer Lab located on the second floor. Frank Quirk, retired Senior Lecturer at Northeastern’s College of Professional Studies, conducts the tutorials. There is no charge, but participants must sign up in advance. Sessions are offered on Wednesday mornings between 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. and each is a half-hour in length. Participants should call the

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Grandparents Raising Grandchildren WESTFIELD - Are you raising a grandchild? Grandparents' traditional roles change dramatically when they assume total responsibility of caring for their grandchildren. Although each family situation is unique, there are many similar needs and concerns. The Greater Westfield Grandparents

Raising Grandchildren support group meets the second Tuesday of every month at the Westfield Boys and Girls Club. Childcare will be provided. All grandparents are welcome to attend starting at 6:30 p.m. For questions, please contact gpsg01085@ or call 562-2301.

AMVETS Seeking New Members RUSSELL - We are looking for veterans who are interested in helping out the community and of course other veterans. Last year we had a successful year as we marched in parades, put on dinners and clover drives, and helped out families. You say what is the AMVETS? The AMVETS is a Veteran’s Service Organization dedicated to serving our fellow veterans and our communities. For more than 60 years, AMVETS has been a staunch advocate of providing American’s veterans with the benefits and services they’ve earned through honorable military service. Unlike other veteran’s service organizations who restrict membership to

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Museum Discounts SOUTHWICK - The Southwick Public Library and its Friends Association have 15 area passes/discounts available for check out to its adult patrons in good standing. Each pass is allowed out for two days, may be checked out by a family once per month, and are $5 per day past due. The library’s passes/discounts include: The Springfield Museums, Amelia Park Children’s Museum, the New Children’s Museum in West Hartford and Roaring Brook Nature Center, Eric Carle Museum, Connecticut Tr o l l e y Museum, Massachusetts State Parks

Pass, Connecticut Science Center, and the U.S.S. Constitution, Boston. The Friends of the Library passes/discounts include: The Basketball Hall of Fame, Magic Wings, Mystic Seaport, New England Air Museum, Zoo at Forest Park, Holyoke Children’s Museum, and Norman Rockwell Museum.

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WESTFIELD - Dealing with Alzheimer’s disease isn’t easy. But it is helpful to share your concerns and personal experiences with others who completely understand what you are going through. You will also learn about proven strategies to help you better care for your family member. Join us. We meet on the last Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m on North Road in Westfield. Call for more info at 413-568-0000 or email us at or to let us know you will be attending. Light refreshments will be served.

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Southampton Lions Club is now holding its meetings on the first and third Mondays of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Westwood Restaurant in Westfield. This robust group is currently comprised of 36 men and women from Northampton, Easthampton and Southampton and membership is open to residents 18 and older from any city or town in Western Massachusetts. Lions are men and women who volunteer their time to humanitarian causes in their communities by conducting service projects and raising funds to help those in need wherever need exists. Part of a worldwide organization of more than 1.5 million members, the Lions motto is “We Serve.” Lions Clubs across the state donate more than $1 million to Massachusetts Eye Research, but also conduct service activities emphasizing diabetes awareness, education and research, community welfare, improved hearing and work with those who are physically and mentally impaired. Lions members come from every walk of life, age and persuasion but all have one thing in common: They enjoy helping others. While the primary function of the Club is charitable, its members often find involvement in Lionism leads to improved networking with others in the community. Any resident interested in joining this local Lions Club is most welcome to come to a meeting as a guest to talk with others about the work of

Lionism and get to know the benefits of becoming a member.

Library Collection SOUTHWICK - A special collection housed in the Children’s Room helps families to cope with various challenges and issues. The Bibliotherapy Collection consists of fiction and non-fiction titles to read to your children regarding physiological changes, keeping safe, coping with learning disabilities and starting middle school. These titles cover subjects such as welcoming a new baby, potty training, bullying, diabetes, death and dealing with our feelings. On the shelves, you can easily find them with a reddish orange sticker on the spine of the book. For more information on these resources as well as Children’s Programs, visit the Children’s Room or call us at 413-5691221x4.

Volunteer Companions Sought WESTFIELD - If you want to impact an older adult’s life in a positive way, consider volunteering with the Council On Aging Companion Program. Companions assist homebound elders in Westfield with grocery shop-


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Yarn Donations Southwick -On-Stage Needed WESTFIELD - The “Sassy Stitchers” knit and crochet group at the Westfield Council on Aging is seeking yarn or monetary donations for their involvement with two local programs, “Project Linus” and “Comfort Covers.” The mission of Project Linus is to provide a sense of security, warmth, and comfort to children who are seriously ill or traumatized through the gifts of new, handmade blankets and afghans. Lap blankets and shawls are given to seriously ill hospice patients through the Comfort Covers program. Donations of brand new, full skeins of washable yarn or monetary donations for the purchase of yarn will be gratefully accepted. Please contact Tara LeBlanc at 562-6435 for additional information.

SOUTHWICK - SouthwickOn-Stage announces a director’s search for the 2014 season. The theatre group plans to produce two shows. Both shows will be presented on the stage at the Southwick Town Hall. The first show will be: ‘On Golden Pond’, by Ernest Thompson (first produced in 1979) and the second production (pending licensing approval) will be a musical “The Fantasticks’, music by Harvey Schmidt, book and lyrics by Tom Jones. Interested parties should contact the theatre group via their website: or contact Joan Perkins-Smith at 413-5691572 and select ‘Opportunities’ and ‘Directors’.

Online Seminar WESTFIELD - Scholarship America has partnered with CollegeWeekLive to host an online event specifically for Dollars for Scholars communities. CSF Westfield Dollars for Scholars is pleased to offer

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Volunteer Tutors Needed WESTFIELD - Are you a community member, parent or college student? Do you have some extra time and a desire to help children? An hour a week can truly make a difference to help Westfield schools! Volunteers in Public Schools of Westfield (VIPS) would like to match YOU with a request for help from one of our schools. Volunteers work at assignments at the request of and under the direction of a staff person. VIPS is currently searching for volunteers at the following locations: Highland Elementary School requests a mentor/ tutor to work with a 2nd grade Nepali student between for ½ hour between 10:30 a.m. and

noon. Paper Mill Elementary School is searching for assistance during lunch times any day Monday through Friday and any time between 11:30 a.m. and 1:10 p.m. Grade 5 is looking for a math helper from 10:10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. or a Grade 3 class is looking for math assistance from noon to 1 p.m. any day. A 3rd grade student needs organization assistance for 30 minutes at 9:30 a.m. one or more times weekly. Training is provided as needed. VIPS will work with you to match your availability and school preference. All interested in volunteering must complete an application, a Criminal Offender Records Information form and training before they can begin to volunteer. Training appointments are available at mutually convenient times to the volunteer and VIPS staff. Please call VIPS at 572-6345 or email to make an appointment or for further information.

Cat Adoptions WESTFIELD – The Westfield Homeless Cat Project, a no-kill cat rescue, holds adoptions at 1124 East Mountain Road on Thursdays 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Saturdays 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Sundays 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. These friendly cats are spayed/ neutered, have their vaccinations and are ready to warm your laps and hearts. Email

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Winter Yoga RUSSELL - The yoga series continues on Monday nights at 6 p.m. at the Russell Senior Center. The cost is $50 for the whole eight-session series or $10 for a drop-in day. Make checks payable to: Russell COA Yoga. For more information, contact Dennis Moran (413) 862-4769. Combat the winter blues with yoga!

“Noodlers” Club WESTFIELD - During the morning hours, when children are busy studying at school, there is another group who refers to the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Westfield as their second home. They have dubbed themselves the “Noodlers” and they have been active members since the building opened in 1991. From 7:30 a.m. till 10 a.m. this energetic group of senior citizens can be found walking in the gym, swimming laps or simply splashing around in the pool. On any given week day 15 to 20 “Noodlers” can be found at the club enjoying their


morning workout. Our “Noodlers” regularly organize coffee hours and holiday parties here at the club to celebrate the friendships they share. The club provides a friendly environment for adults and seniors to stay active and feel like they belong. Just like our youth members, our seniors refer to each other as their second family. With an annual membership fee of $125.00 for adults and $99.00 for seniors, the club invites the community to take advantage of its resources. Anyone interested in adult and senior memberships and programs offered from 7:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. please contact Lerryn at 562-2301.

Guitar Lessons WESTFIELD - The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Westfield is now accepting registrations for youth ages 8 and older for guitar lessons. Lessons will held on Wednesdays. Beginner classes will be from 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. and advanced classes will be from 5 p.m. - 6 p.m.

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You may register at the front desk Monday through Friday 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. or online at www.bgcwestfield. org. For more information please contact our Program Director Jose Roman at (413) 562-2301.

American Legion WESTFIELD - American Legion Post 124, 38 Broad Street submitted an application for charter to the Sons of the American Legion on

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January 11. Founded in 1932, Sons of The American Legion “SAL” exists to honor the service and sacrifice of Legionnaires. SAL members include males of all ages whose parents or grandparents served in the U.S. military and were eligible for American Legion membership. Members of The American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary and Sons of The American Legion comprise the Legion family, which has a combined membership of nearly 4.2 million.

The Post 124 SAL Committee Chairman & Past Commander Ed Johnson and his SAL committee will be working aggressively for the successful establishment of the Post 124 SAL Squadron. The Post anticipates a 2014 announcement of a recruiting drive to the Post 124 SAL Squadron. Additional information on the Sons of the American Legion can be found at: http://www.legion. org/sons/

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Wild and Scenic WESTFIELD - The Wild and Scenic Westfield River turns 20 years old and the Watershed Suitcases are out and about in local Libraries and Town Halls to celebrate. They are “Traveling the Watershed”, inspiring community members to take a second look at the Westfield River and join the Wild and Scenic volunteers for trainings and workdays for 2014, our 20th year of having been honored with Wild and Scenic designation. The suitcases are designed and painted by local artists and are chock full of information and ideas for adventure. There are reference books, maps, DVD’s, guidebooks and brochures. If you have a location within the ten towns with Wild & Scenic designation or in neighboring towns where the suitcases might be hosted, call Meredyth Babcock 413 623-2070. Where are the suitcases now? They are at the Savoy Town Hall, the Huntington Library, Chesterfield Library, Chester Library and at the Notchveiw reservation in Windsor MA. Not sure if your town has Wild & Scenic Designation? Visit our newly updated website

Boating Safety Course WESTFIELD - Westfield State University’s Division of Graduate and Continuing Education is offering Boating Safety on Tuesday nights from 7 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. Taught by qualified U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary instructor, Bob Madison, this course includes information on boat construction, life jackets, trailer handling, boat handling, the waterway marking system, reading buoys, day markers, lights, rules you must follow, inland boating, introduction to navigation, charts, chart tools, boat motors, lines and knots, basic weather, and boat radios. This course is suitable for beginners as well as serious boaters and satisfies all state requirements for licensing. A certificate will be issued after

passing the final exam. This course is designed for adults, as well as for children as young as 7th grade. The required book ($35) will be available from the instructor on the first night of class. The cost of this course is $25 for community members. Registration will be accepted until the first night of class. For information and to register, contact Brandon Fredette at (413) 572-8033 or or visit edu/neighbors/communityeducation.

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(Family Features) You have a compelling business model ... ambition ... entrepreneurial spirit. Add in a solid business plan and the necessary capital, and you may be well on your way toward launching a business. But before you take the leap into owning your own business, it’s worthwhile to consider adding in another important element — the guidance of a mentor. According to a recent survey conducted by The UPS Store, 88 percent of small business owners believe having a mentor has been invalu-

WESTFIELD The Westfield Homeless Cat Project is asking for a special donation for a two-week old kitten Chloe. Chloe’s front two legs are deformed and she requires full time veterinary care. Please consider donating towards her medical care. Donations may be mailed to the attention of “Baby Chloe’s Fund, c/o The Westfield Homeless Cat Project, 1124 East Mountain Road, Westfield, MA, 01085.”

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or mail to: The Westfield News Group Attn: Recipes 62 School Street Westfield, MA 01085 For more info call (413) 562-4181 ext. 103 able. As evidence of the value this unique relationship brings, more than two-thirds of business owners who had a mentor prior to starting the business are still in contact with their mentor. “For many, starting a business can be overwhelming — it’s not just about exploring a passion or following a dream,” said W. Kenneth Yancy, chief executive officer of SCORE, a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses


sadie Our beautiful Sadie came to the shelter at about 7 months old & was adopted almost immediately. However, her owner fell on hard times & had to move & the only place they could find, the landlord said no dogs. They were heart broken when they had to bring their Sadie to our shelter, Sadie was very sad for quite some time. She has adjusted pretty good but she was always “part of the family”, she misses that. Here is a wonderful, loving, beautiful girl, who has now been at the shelter for a while. Sadie is about 2 1/2 yrs old. In the summer she loves water & will play in a small children’s pool, or with the hose all day if you let her. Sadie is fun & funny & needs to be a part of a family again as she knows that role really well. She is a warm, cuddly, housebroken Staffordshire terrier with a good background & temperament. We hope you find it in your heart to come & visit Sadie, maybe take her home where once again she can be where she belongs as the family dog.

For more information please call (413) 564-3129 or stop by the Westfield Regional Animal Shelter 178 Apremont Way, Westfield, MA

bubba Hello from Bubba, here at the shelter, sometimes they call me cuddles cuz that is what I love to do the most; cuddle. I hear them say that I am very affectionate; I don’t know what that means but they smile at me when they say it so I know it is something good. I am about 2 1/2 yrs old, I am a Staffordshire terrier that just loves to play outdoors anytime of the year, & run in the snow, this winter I got to do that a lot. I can also lay on the couch with you & we could be the very best of friends. I would really love that. I love people, they think I would do really good in a house where there were no children under 10, simply because of my size. I am not fat or anything, it is just that I am solidly built & would feel terrible if I ever knocked a small child down by mistake, I would never do that on purpose. I hear we are getting more snow, I would so love to get out, run & play in it. I have all my snow gear packed & ready to go; actually I am all packed & ready to go at any time. I hope you come by and visit, I will be waiting for you. With the winter months here, we are in need of canned dog food for all our canine guests. Thank you from all of us at the Westfield Regional Animal Shelter; a Shelter that Westfield can be very proud of.

get off the ground. “A mentor can help navigate the complex challenges that often come with being a business owner, and the guidance from someone who has been there themselves can be a real asset.” Beyond the intangibles — access to knowledge and the confidence that comes from having a respected colleague rooting for your success, for example — a mentor relationship can have a very real impact on your bottom line. In fact, 70 percent of small business owners who receive mentoring survive for five years or more, double the rate of those who do not. “Many small business owners feel like they’re all alone when it comes to facing challenges,” said Tim Davis, president of The UPS Store. “Getting help from an expert, or advice from another business owner who’s already experienced something similar, can be invaluable.” A mentor’s contributions can take many different forms, so it’s important to find a partner whose expertise and approach to business is similar to yours. Through organizations such as SCORE, small business owners can — at no cost — pull from a pool of more than 11,000 certified experts from every industry to find a mentor that fits their personal work style and needs. Before choosing a mentor, consider the following questions to help you find a match who can maximize your business potential: See Business, Page 18


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How strong a role would you like your mentor to have? Are you looking for someone to bounce ideas off of, or someone who will guide you? What timeframe does your schedule allow? Are you looking for a mentor to connect with weekly? Bi-weekly? As needed? Where are you most comfortable meeting with your

mentor? Is an electronic or phone-based relationship acceptable, or do you prefer chats over coffee? Are there specific skills you lack that a mentor could help develop? What credentials does your mentor need in order to provide you the greatest benefit? To access tools, templates and other resources to help

you find a mentor, and to toring report higher revenues search for a mentor with and increased business expertise in your field, visit growth. 70 percent of small business owners that receive mentoring The Bottom Line survive for five years or more. Small businesses that Marketing Your Business receive mentoring are 20 perA smart business plan cent more likely to experience includes a marketing strategy growth than those that don’t. to help guide the communicaSmall businesses that tion and growth of your comreceive 3-plus hours of men- pany. As you consider how

you’ll approach marketing for your new business, you’ll need to consider things like your marketing goals, your target market and what the competitive landscape looks like. For help creating your marketing plan, visit the SCORE Marketing Assessment Tool at See Business, Page 19



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Continued from Page 18 score. The free tool offers a survey to help small business owners plan and execute an effective marketing strategy. Family First John Davila, third generation architect and founder and CEO of LBCT Architectural Engineering and Design, learned everything he knows about architecture from his mentor. In 1919, John’s grandfather started an architecture business in Scotland. He mentored John’s father for many years, who eventually took over the business and finally, when the time came, his knowledge and expertise were shared with John. “My father is my mentor, I took the knowledge from him to create my own business that incorporated some of his principles with my business goals,” said Davila. “Having a mentor helped prepare me for obstacles I faced as a small business owner.” Just like his father, John has found great joy in mentoring. John is currently mentoring a past client’s daughter who has interest in entering the architecture and design industry. John knows the importance of being educated in the field you are hoping to turn into a career and feels that a mentor’s experience is extremely helpful when making the transition of opening a business.


Fall in Love with Inspired Lighting (Family Features) Whether you're reminiscing about a romantic getaway or dreaming of a future foray to the City of Light, you can recreate the elegance and joie de vivre of Paris in your own corner of the world. Vignettes of French life provide delightful inspiration for handmade crafts and décor that bring the mystique and romance of Paris to life. Pull inspiration from the sights and sounds that define the city, such as the softly muted illumination of a cozy French bistro. Strips of fabric are tied and knotted around wire lampshade frames to create soft stripes of color and texture in this project for Fabric Strip Lamp Shades, from the crafting experts at Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores. Whether you hang them indoors or out, these whimsical pieces create a soft and romantic ambiance you'll love. For more Parisian-inspired décor ideas, visit www.joann. com. Fabric Strip Lamp Shades Crafting Time: Weekend project Skill Level: Some experience necessary Supplies and Tools:


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Electrician POEHLMAN ELECTRIC. All types of wiring. Free estimates, insured. SPECIALIZING IN PORTABLE AND WHOLE HOUSE KOHLER GENERATORS, SERVICE UPGRADES, SMALL JOBS, POOLS. Gutter deicing cables installed. I answer all calls! Prompt service, best prices. Lic. #A-16886. (413)562-5816.

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WESTFIELD SCHOOL OF MUSIC offers private instrument and vocal lessons and "Happy Feet" (babies, toddlers) class. Visit our web site at: or call at (413)642-5626.

SEASONED FIREWOOD 100% hardwood. Stacking available. Cut, split, delivered. (128cu.ft.) Volume discounts. Call for pricing. Hollister's Firewood (860)653-4950.

DRIVERS: Local Agawam, MA 0255 Articles For Sale Dry Van Openings. Great Pay, Benefits! CDL-A, 1 year experience required. Estenson Logist- E V E R L A S T p u n c h i n g b a g , ics. Apply: 100lb., $40. Curling bar, 70lbs. with weights, $40. Both excel(866)336-9642. lent condition. (413)205-6177.

A SEASONED LOG TRUCK LOAD of hardwood; (when processed at least 7 cords), for only $650-$700 (depends on delivery distance). Call Chris @ (413)454-5782.

SERVERS, BARTENDERS needed. 2 year minimum experience required. Apply in person: Russell Inn, 65 Westfield Road, Russell, MA.

SNOW SHOVELING, lawn mowing and general labor help needed. Apply in person: The American Inn, 1 Sawmill Park, Southwick.

0220 Music Instruction ALICE'S PIANO STUDIO. Piano, organ and keyboard lessons. All ages, all levels. Call (413)5682176.

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DASHE-INTEL Comprehensive Landlord Services Tenant screening including criminal background and credit checks. S I L O D R I E D F I R E W O O D . Call Steve or Kate (413)5790265 Firewood (128cu.ft.) guaranteed. For 1754 100% HARDWOOD, GREEN, p r i c e s c a l l K e i t h L a r s o n $140. 3 year season. $150. 1/2 ( 4 1 3 ) 5 3 7 - 4 1 4 6 . & 1/4 cords also available. Outdoor furnace wood also avail0340 Apartment able, cheap. CALL FOR DAILY SPECIALS!! Wholesale Wood 0285 Wanted To Buy Products, (304)851-7666. WESTBRIDGE TOWNHOUSES, 2 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath, full basePAYING CASH FOR COINS, ment. $800/month plus utilities. AFFORDABLE FIREWOOD. stamps, medals, tokens, paper (413)562-2295. Seasoned and green. Cut, split, money, diamonds and jewelry, delivered. Any length. Now gold and silver scrap. Broadway ready for immediate delivery. Coin & Stamp, 144 Broadway, Senior and bulk discount. Call Chicopee Falls, MA. (413)594(413)848-2059, (413)530-4820. 9550.

When it comes to 21st century multimedia platforms, “hyper local” is a term you hear a lot. It’s not a new idea. In fact, The Westfield News has been providing readers with “hyper local” news coverage of Westfield, Southwick, and the Hilltowns all along. Television, radio and regional newspapers only provide fleeting coverage of local issues you care about. TV stations and big newspaper publishers, after years of cutbacks and mergers, frankly aren’t able to provide in-depth coverage of smaller markets anymore. But, day in and day out, The Westfield News provides consistant coverage of the stories you need to know about, that are important to your city, town, neighborhood and home.

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DEADLINE: WEDNESDAY AT 5:00 P.M. E-mail: 0340 Apartment WESTFIELD 1 bedroom apartments, large closets, free heat and hot water included, laundry, parking. Possible pet. $785/month. (413)562-2266.

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0430 Condos For Sale PARAPROFESSIONAL/ MONTGOMERY 5 miles from WESTFIELD reconditioned, 2 Westfield. HALL Spacious officeMONITOR in- bedroom condo for sale by owncludes utilities and WiFi.

WESTFIELD 1&2 bedroom apartments, rent includes heat and hot water. Excellent size and location. No dogs. Call weekdays (413)786-9884.

HUNTINGTON 1 room with heat, hot water, cable TV, air conditioning included. Refrigerator and microwave. $110/week. (413)531-2197.

WESTFIELD 2 bedroom, 1 bath condo. $875/month includes heat and hot water. No smoking, no pets. First, last, security. (413)519-8271.

WESTFIELD reconditioned, 2 LARGE FURNISHED ROOM. students inManufacturing the high school & monitor behavior bedroom condo for sale by ownParking, bus route, walking dis- OFFICE/LIGHT Furnished, loc- e r . $ 7 9 , 0 0 0 . P l e a s e c a l l t a n c e t o a l l a m e n i t i e s . Space available. of students in halls, lavatories, cafeteria $120/weekly. Responsible ma- ated on Route 57 in Southwick. ( 6 0 3 ) 7 2 6 - 4 5 9 5 . and elsewhere. t u r e m a l e p r e f e r r e d . N o n - Details call (413)998-1431. smoker. (413)348-5070.

er. $79,000. Please call $350/month. Call (413)977- ( 6 0 3 ) 7 2 6 - 4 5 9 5 . 6277. School Year Position - to provide assistance to

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WESTFIELD Beautiful 2 bedroom townhouse, clean, quiet, 1-1/2 bath, carpeting, appliances, hot water included. Very reasonable heat cost. Sorry no pets. From $795/month. Call for more information (860)485-1216 Equal WESTFIELD reconditioned 2 Housing Opportunity. bedroom condo. $795/month heat included. For sale or rent. Call (603)726-4595. 5 ROOM, 3 bedroom, completely renovated Westfield/Russell area, country setting. NEW stove, refrigerator and heating unit. Large yard, parking. $895/month. No pets please. Call today, won't last. (413)3483431.

WESTFIELD, 2nd floor, 2 bedroom, kitchen, living room, bath, enclosed porch. No pets. $825/month plus utilities. First, last, security. (413)250-4811.

WESTFIELD 1 BEDROOM, kitchen and bath, 2nd floor. No pets. $650/month includes utiliti e s . F i r s t , l a s t , s e c u r i t y . WONDERFUL 1&2 bedroom apartments, some including all (413)250-4811. utilities. Perfect Westfield location. Call me today at (413)5292293.

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0440 Services 0400 Land Pamela Hunter, Principal ROOM TO RENT in a quiet A1Regional ODD JOBS/HANDYMAN. Southwick-Tolland-Granville High School neighborhood. Kitchen and launT I F U L , S E C L U D E D Debris removal, landscaping, dry privilege. Heat, A/C, utilities. B E A U93 Feeding Road, Southwick, MA 01077 interior mountaintop lot Hills in Montgarage/attic cleansouts, Available now to non-smoker. $600/month, Westfield. (413)355-2338 or (413)5627341.

0375 Business Property FOR SALE BY OWNER. 3 family house on 0.47ac Business A zoned in downtown Westfield. Excellent potential for a variety of businesses. Price negotiable. For more information call (413)454-3260.

g o m e r y , M A . P a n o r a m iEOE c and exterior painting, power views. Fully cleared, des- washing, basic carpentry and tumped and graded. Ready to plumbing. All types of repair build. Minutes to Westfield. work and more. (413)562-7462. 5.69 acres. Asking $160,000. Call (413)562-5736.

0410 Mobile Homes SPRINGFIELD by Walmart. 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, 12'x47' plus 11'x21' plus 11'x12' porch. Large rooms, open floor plan. 55+ park. $37,000.DASAP (413)5939961.

HENTNICK CHIMNEY SWEEPS. Chimney repairs and rebuilds. Stainless steel caps and liner systems. Inspections, masonry work and gutter cleaning. Free estimates. Insured. Quality work from a business you can trust. (413)848-0100, (800)793-3706.

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