Food Bank of Western MA

Food Bank of Western MA

Kathy Tobin, Director of Development and marketing for the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts, talks with Connecting Point’s Carolee McGrath about the need for food in this region specifically around the Holiday times. Food Bank of Western...
Dan Kane

Dan Kane

Dan Kane discusses his decision to end the annual Western Massachusetts tradition, “The Dan Kane Singers Christmas Concert,” while continuing performing with his smaller “Dan Kane and Friends” and “The DK8”. The final Christmas...
Holiday Employment

Holiday Employment

Conrad Rogowski,Director of Career Services of FutureWorks Career Center in Springfield, discusses holiday job hiring and seasonal positions opening up in coming weeks and how that can build a resume and sometimes help lead to full-time work. FutureWorks Career...
Life with Monte: Valley Ghost Tour

Life with Monte: Valley Ghost Tour

Connecting Point Contributor Monte Belmonte speaks with Annie Keithline, who runs Valley Ghost Tours. Annie discusses several haunted locations in Northampton including the Bridge Street Cemetery, the Academy of Music, and a building on the campus of Smith College....

Mother’s Day

Local women talk about the inspiration of their mother or being a mother. Tammy Crochiere from South Hadley donated a kidney to her diabetic mom who went into kidney failure. Laura Sullivan wrote The Rag Doll which shares how one family keeps love alive through a...

Vietnam Veterans Day

Vietnam Veterans Day is Sunday, March 30. We’ll talk with Springfield Veterans Activities Committee members Richard J. Tyrell and Peter Lappin about events planned, as well as the importance and meaning of this...

History of the Valentine’s Day Card

Esther Howland, a Mt. Holyoke College graduate and MA resident, was the “mother” of the Valentine’s Day card. Hear about how she got this idea, was able to implement it and see some of her designs as Leslie Fields, Head of Archives and Special Collections...

MLK Event

Ronn Johnson, President and CEO of Martin Luther King Jr. Family Services, talks about the impact that Dr. King had on African Americans and also about their organization helping the Springfield area. Benjamin Smith, the Executive Director from Dream Studios, and...

Northampton’s First Night Celebration

Penny Burke, Executive Director of the Center for the Arts and the producer of First Night, gives details about Northampton’s 29th First Night. First Night is a 12-hour, family-friendly festival of the arts that includes an astounding array of entertainment presented...