Plan for Progress: Collaboration

Focusing on the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission 2015 “Plan For Progress,” panelists discuss the need for continuing and increasing “Collaboration and Engagement” in the region. Participating are Lora Wondoloski, Executive Director of “Leadership Pioneer Valley”, Evan Plotkin, President of NAI Plotkin real estate brokerage and management company, Nick Fyntrilakis, Vice Pres. for Community Responsibility for Mass Mutal Financial Group and Marcos Marrero, Director of Planning and Economic Development, City of Holyoke.

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Spaying and Neutering Pets

Leslie Harris, Executive Director of Dakin Humane Society, discusses the critical need for spaying and neutering of pets.

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Life with Monte: Asparagus

Asparagus cultivation dates back to early Greek and Roman civilizations. Because of the rich fertile soil along the Connecticut River, Hadley was named Asparagus Capital of the World back in the 1920’s and today it continues to produce some of the best around. The WGBY Asparagus Festival on the Hadley Town Common will take place on Saturday, June 6th and Connecting Point Contributor Monte Belmonte gives us a preview of the festival as he talks with Wally Czajkowski of Plainville Farm in Hadley in tonight’s Life with Monte Report.

WGBY Asparagus Festival


Making It Here: Dance Instructor

With popular shows like Dancing with Stars and America’s Ballroom Challenge, people’s interest in learning how to dance has skyrocketed. That’s where Christine Shellquist comes in; she is a professional dance instructor and trainer. Producer Dave Fraser caught up with her and two of her students at “Ballrom Fever” in Enfield, CT.

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