Holyoke Youth Task Force

Holyoke Youth Task Force coordinator Rebecca Masters and Youth Commission member Travis Wells plus a possible additional guest will discuss the work of the Task Force....

Diocese of Springfield

Secretary of Communications Mark Dupont and Msgr. John Bonzagni, Director of Pastoral Planning for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield, will respond to comments from the Friends of Mater Dolorosa regarding their complaints about the closing of that parish and...

Friends of Mater Dolorosa

Victor Anop and Peter Stasz of Friends of Mater Dolorosa will talk about their legal batle with the Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield to keep Mater Doloraso Church in Holyoke open. Friends of Mater Dolorosa has kept a vigil occupying the church since...

Holyoke Health Center

We’ll meet with guests Jay Breines, Executive Director of Holyoke Health Center, Noha Abdel-Salam, DDS Pediatric Dental faculty member and Tina Ptacek, DDS Chief Pediatric Dental resident in the Pediatric Dentistry program at Holyoke Health Center....

Unemployment (part 1)

In the first of a two part series we visit Holyoke Works, a regionally renowned workforce development group serving adult job seekers in and around Holyoke, Massachusetts. The organization assists adults to become ready for today’s job market through training programs...

Holyoke Blue Sox Baseball

Guests: Barry Wadsworth, Holyoke Blue Sox CEO, Trey Mancini, 1st baseman (Notre Dame University), Ben Mount, pitcher (University of Southern California). The 2011 season will represent the Holyoke Blue Sox’s 4th season in the Pioneer Valley, playing at MacKenzie...

Victory Theater Revitalization

Donald T. Sanders, executive artistic director of the Massachusetts International Festival of the Arts, the nonprofit organization that owns the Victory Theater will discuss the progress they have made in the effort to raise the 27 million needed to revitalize this...

Enchanted Circle Theater

The Holyoke-based Enchanted Circle Theater is marking its 35th anniversary and has just received the 2011 “Outstanding Arts Collaborative in Theatre” Award from Arts/Learning. The award will be formally presented to ECT in a State House ceremony on May 13th. Priscilla...

Good Housekeeping

Peter Quirk, local writer & historian, will discuss the little-known fact that Good Housekeeping Magazine was founded in Holyoke 126 years ago on May 2 – plus other interesting  elements surround the beginning of the venerable publication.   Watch this...

MCAS Book: “Testing the Heart”

Two former Holyoke High teachers have written a fictional book telling the story of a young teacher and dealing in large part with their concerns about the impact the MCAS tests are having on education. Co-authors Melva Michalian, and Lorene Morin of “Testing the...