Putz’s Ultimate Sports Challenge
Only a few chances left this summer sports season to Beat The Putz. Due to the overwhelming popularity of our “Beat ‘The Putz’” pro football contest, we created a new contest for readers of The Westfield News. Sports fans have a chance to put their sports knowledge to the test with our brand new contest, “Putz’s Ultimate Sports Challenge.” Pick the winner from each of the four men’s PGA Tour Majors, NASCAR’s biggest races and the Triple Crown. Win prizes weekly and compete for our overall grand prize. Look for contest forms in The Westfield News.
This Week at The Westfield Farmers’ Market
The Westfield Farmers’ Market takes place on the lawn of the church from noon to 6:00pm every Thursday, rain or shine. This week – Music at the Market sponsored by the Westfield Cultural Council: 12:00 – 2:00 – Eva Cappelli; 2:00 – 4:00 Rua Bhean – Linda O’Neill and Tom 4:00 – 6:00 – Dogwalkers – Marion Dunk and Chip Arnold; 3:00 Cooking Demonstration – is cancelled due to heat and humidity; Part Time Vendors: Mike’s Crafts – Michael Koivisto with Woodworking; and It Makes Scents by Michelle Larocque with soaps and candles. Come to the Market tent and find out how to take advantage of the new HIP program for SNAP benefits.
Senator Humason Office Hours
State Senator Donald Humason Jr. has announced that he will be holding public office hours on Friday July 21 from 1030am-12n at the Press Room coffee shop located at 62 School St. in Westfield. Sen. Humason periodically holds office hours at convenient locations to enable his constituents the ability to discuss matters of the state in a casual setting.
Scholarship Applications Now Available
Applications for the G. Fred Ensworth Medical Scholarship are available at Westfield High School. The scholarship is available to students who are former Westfield High School graduates. Students must attend a school in a medical related field. Applications may be picked up at Westfield High School.
The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Westfield Offers Summer Lunch Program
The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Westfield is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge. In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Westfield is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. Meals will be provided Monday through Friday at various sites throughout the Greater Westfield area. Please contact the Boys and Girls Club at 413-562-2301 for site locations and meal times.
To file a complaint of discrimination, call toll free (866) 632-9992 or write to:
Director of Adjudication
1400 Independence Avenue
SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410
Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
Westfield Bridge Club Results 6/29/17
North/South: 1st: Dorothy Kowaleski – Judy Fiore; 2nd: Terry Sunter – Helen Pawlowski; 3rd: Grace Pietrogallo – Gail Perry
East/West: 1st: Nancy Gay – Terry Augusti; 2nd: Sue Labucki – Marcel Jacques; 3rd: Cindy Healey – Janet O’Brien
Duplicate is played Thursday afternoons from 1:00 – 4:00 at The American Inn in Southwick. All players are welcome.
Tuesdays on the Trail
Join the Friends of the Columbia Greenway for a casual ride on the trail. Riders will meet at 6pm at the Main St. trail ramp (Stop & Shop) for a ride to Shaker Farms and back. If riders prefer a shorter distance, they may turn around at any point and head back. Similarly, if riders prefer a longer distance, they may continue further south on the trail. These rides will occur each Tuesday evening during July and August.
Huntington Public Library Summer Reading Program
The Huntington Public Library’s Summer Reading Program “Build A Better World” runs from now to August 19th. This program is open to children as well as teens and adults. There are opportunities to win great prizes just by reading! There will also be weekly games and activities to play in the library to win prizes. All you need to do is come to the library to sign up. Story Hour will be held on Saturday, July 22nd at 11:00 A.M. We will read stories about how we can do things to build a better world and make a project to take home.
Huntington Public Library has Museum Passes available
Looking for something fun to do with the family this summer? The Huntington Public Library has a variety of Museum Passes available. We have free passes for the Eric Carle Museum, the Clark Art Museum, the Smith College Museum of Art, the Berkshire Museum, the Children’s Museum at Holyoke, and the USS Constitution Museum. We also have a discounted pass to Mystic Aquarium. Come to the library or call us at 667-3506 for more information.
Looking for 1968 High School Graduates
Reunion planners are collecting updated contact information for all members of the three Westfield high school classes who graduated in 1968: St. Mary’s High School, Westfield High School and Westfield Vocational High School. We need email addresses, postal addresses and phone numbers. Email your information to the official reunion email address: email@example.com, or call Helena Mochak at 413-562-3254. And please pass this request to any classmate, near or far, who may not see it here. The combined 50th Reunion will be held September 1, 2018 (next year!!) at East Mountain Country Club. A save the date postcard will be mailed this coming September 1.
The classes of 1968 have held several mini reunions in recent years, all advertised via email or word of mouth. Thus, the planners are looking for email addresses from as many classmates as possible. The next mini reunion is November 4, 2017 at East Mountain Country Club. Get us your email address so we can send you the details.
Stanley Park Summer Tours
We cordially invite you to tour this beautiful treasure. Let us show you the many exciting areas this picturesque park has to offer. Witness what we have accomplished this past year and learn what our goals are for the upcoming year. Learn the History of Stanley Park, unlock the secret of the Enchanted Oak, study the reliefs of Carillon Doors, savor the beauty of the Rose Garden, marvel at the species of Wildflowers, journey through the Colonial Village, experience the Asian Garden and so much more! Walking shoes are recommended for these tours. Tours are given: June through August and start at 9:00am and will last to approximately 10:30 am. All tours will meet at the Carillon. Saturday’s July 22 and August 12. To make a Tour Reservation, please contact the Stanley Park DevelopmentOffice at (413) 568-9312 ext. 108 or 112.
North Hall Arts Festival announces 2017 season
The North Hall Arts Festival in Huntington, Mass. announces its 2017 season with
twelve public events from late May through September. Presented by the North Hall Association, the performance series is made possible by the Westfield News Group and the Daily Hampshire Gazette, along with support from the arts councils of Chester, Huntington, Montgomery, Russell, Westhampton, and Worthington.
The following weekend, Monica Jakuc Leverett will present Piano Babe in Toyland a concert of classical music, performed on both Grand and Toy Pianos. Sunday, July 23 at 2 pm. Works by Kaeza Fearn (A Day in the Life of a Toy Piano), Claude Debussy, Octavio Pinto and others.
Jose Gonzalez and Sons. José González returns to North Hall on Sunday, August 6 at 2 pm with a program of Latin, Caribbean and World music.
A second Festival theater offering this season follows, with a staged reading of LOVE LETTERS by A. R. Gurney Directed by Mitch Giannunzio and performed by Kenneth Tigar and Margery Shaw. This free event will take place on Sunday, August 20, 2 pm.
In September, the popular area piano-clarinet duo Jerry Noble and Bob Sparkman (jazz-swing) returns to North Hall on September 10, Sunday at 2 pm.
The Old Country Road Band ends the season with old-time vintage country and bluegrass on Sunday, September 17 at 2 p.m.
Events include two free open-mic music jams, art exhibits, and meet-the-artist receptions. Some events are free or by donation. Admission to ticketed events is from $10 to $15 at the door. Student/youth admission is free for all events. All performances take place at Historic North Hall, 40 Searle Road (off Route 66), Huntington. The performance space is wheelchair-accessible and air-conditioned. Complete information including a calendar of events with dates, times, and admission costs is posted at www.northhallhuntington.org and Historic North Hall on Facebook. Telephone queries may be directed to North Hall at 413–667-5543.
July Young Adult Programs At The Westfield Athenaeum
Where’s Perry? Phineas and Ferb Fandom
Wednesday, July 19th | 2pm-4pm | Grades 6-12 | Registration Required
What’cha doin’? Today, this most important question will be asked and answered! Whether it’s building a roller coaster or giving a monkey a shower, Phineas and Ferb are always up to something amazing, and today, you can be too! Stop in for Phineas and Ferb themed activities and fun! I know what we’re gonna do today! Please register at westath.org or call us 562-6158 x5
Harry Potter Birthday Extravaganza
Monday, July 31st | 12pm-4pm | Grades 6-12 | Registration Required
Mischief will be managed, horcuxes destroyed and the Sorcerer’s Stone found as we celebrate Harry Potter’s birthday in this magical program! The adventure begins at 12pm with themed activities, food, and fun. Hen beginning at 2pm there will be a special showing of the movie Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone! It’s sure to be Riddikulus! Please register at westath.org or call us 562-6158 x5
Laughcrafters Comdy Improv Workshop
Wednesday, August 9th | 1pm-3pm | Grades 6-12 | Registration Required
LAUGH OUT LOUD AT YOUR LIBRARY! Enjoy an afternoon with the Phantom Sheep Players, as they lead a series of games guaranteed to make you laugh! You’ll be part of the action creating comedy yourself learning industry
secrets in Improvisation! Check them out online at www.phantomsheep.com or on facebook.com/phntmsheep. Please register at westath.org or call us 562-6158 x5
July events at the Westfield Athenaeum
Movie Mondays: Mondays in July | 2-4pm | All Ages. Beat the heat at a matinee every Monday during the summer. Popcorn and juice will be provided. Check our website for listings.
Playwriting: Thursdays, July 20th & 27th | 3pm-4pm | Ages 9 and up Budding playwrights are invited to participate in this 4-week program taught by published playwright, experienced actor, and drama teacher Kat Palmer. Students will write a play and then have a live reading for an audience at our last class.
Knit Wits Knitting Class: Mondays, July 31st, and August 7th | 10am-11am | Ages 8 and up If you’ve always wanted to knit then sign up for our 4 week session of knitting classes for beginners taught by Teresa Gihon from Westfield Creative Arts. Participants will learn the basics as they knit a scarf, and will take home their knitting needles and yarn to continue buildings their skills at home.
Lego Program: Friday, July 21st | 1pm-2pm | ages 6-8. Take your building skills to the next level at this class taught by Lego Master Ted Welsh. We will learn a little geometry while having fun building structures!
Tiny Tots & Little Ones Library Time: Wednesday, July 26th | Tiny Tots 0-18 months: 9:30am-10:15am | Little Ones 19-35 months: 10:30am-11:15am. Stories, songs, and rhymes for little ones followed by play time.
Tom McCabe, Award-winning Storyteller: Friday, July 28th | 1pm-3pm | Children in grades 2-8 Learn the art of developing stories for telling and writing. This program has two portions: a writing workshop and a storytelling performance. Participants will work together to create a book. Tom will encourage lively interactions and participation from all!
Teen Suntime Reading Program, Build a Better World! at the Southwick Public Library
The Teen Suntime Reading program is almost here and this year’s theme is “Build a Better World.” Our programs, book displays, and activities will focus on being good to the environment, expanding creativity, and fostering healthy relationships! Sign-ups run until August 4th. For each of the six weeks of the program, we’ll have special events and activities. Each week, for every hour you have read, you will get one entry into the weekly raffle for cool prizes like gift cards from Amazon and the Holyoke Mall, books, and more (with a maximum of five entries per week). For every weekly activity and event you attend, you’ll also get an entry into the weekly prize drawing! Teens that are entering grades 7 through 12 in the fall can participate in this year’s summer reading program in person or online at https://wandooreader.com/southwickma/teen-suntime-reading-program (please note that prizes must be picked up in person).
Special Events (to register, please call the library at 413-569-1221 ext.3 or stop by):
#July 20th – 1:30pm – Upcycling with Lou’s Upcycles
July 27th– 1:30pm – Carpentry with John Westcott
August 9th – 2pm – Page to Screen Book Talk – Read the graphic novel then watch the movie! This summer’s book is Persepolis by MarjaneSatrapi.
Build a Better World is sponsored by the Southwick Public Library, the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins, and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. *These programs are supported in part by a grant from the Southwick Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. # These programs are possible through funding by the Friends of the Southwick Public Library.
Southwick Public Library Children’s Room Events
July 19, 3:30 p.m. LEGO Club K-2
July 20, 10:30 a.m. Upcycling with Lou
July 25, 3-5 p.m. Makerspace Workshop with Arthur Evans & son
August 1, 10:30 a.m. Fairy Houses with Mary Jo Maichack
August 4, 11:00 a.m Jungle Encounters Wild Cats End of Summer
August 8, 1:00 p.m. Book Discussion Grades 5-6 (Book to be announced)
August 10, 3:00 p.m. LEGO Club Gr. 3-6
August 23, 3:30 p.m. LEGO Club K-2
Sevenars 49th anniversary season
Sunday, July 23rd at 4 PM: Alexis Walls, violin, and Lynelle James, piano
Alexis Walls achieved recognition as soloist with orchestra at the Kennedy Center while still a teenager at Juilliard’s Pre-College. Founder of the Kende Trio with her sisters, she performed internationally, notably for Pope John Paul II. Currently Director of the World Youth Alliance Chamber Orchestra in New York and founder of the Manhattan String Orchestra, she has led these exciting ensembles at prominent venues internationally, including the United Nations. Lynelle James, a “truly fine musician” (Boston Musical Intelligencer) has been lauded by the press since age 8, playing in New York and with the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra in NZ. She has performed in Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Steinway Hall, and in festivals and halls across the United States, New Zealand, Canada, and Italy, along with lectures and master classes. Her debut CD (Blue Griffin label) has just been released and is already being greeted with tremendous excitement. These two stellar friends unite in Brahms, Kreisler, Bartok, and Fauré!
Sunday, July 30 at 4 PM: Greenwood Chamber Players, flute and strings
The Greenwood Chamber Players first delighted audiences at Sevenars in 2015 as a tribute to beloved festival member Robelyn Schrade-James who reveled in her chamber experiences at the Greenwood Music Camp, Cummington’s nationally-known musical gem. It has become annual! These stunning players, including faculty and friends of Greenwood, triumphed with their first-rate playing as well as their winning personalities. We are so thrilled to have them back! The musicians include leading players of the nation’s concert stages, led by dazzling young flutist Christina Jennings (“an extraordinary musician” American Record Guide) and exceptionally gifted violist Matthew Dane. Returning with them this year, and well-known to Massachusetts audiences, are brilliant New Bedford concertmaster Jesse Holstein and amazing, versatile Smith College cellist Volcy Pelletier. These vibrant and energetic players will thrill you with an inspired program of trios and quartets, with the centerpiece being Beethoven’s incomparable Serenade, Op. 25 for flute and strings. Also included are works by Lutaslawski, Sibelius, Cimarosa, and Andrew Norman.
Sunday, August 6th, at 4 PM: Jerry Noble and Friends!
A favorite – yet always refreshed – tradition, this concert features the inimitable Clifton “Jerry” Noble, Jr. with the talents of legendary jazz clarinetist Bob Sparkman and dynamic young classical cellist Christopher James. Bridging styles and generations, Mr. Noble, nationally sought-after as both composer and pianist is unmatched. His more than twenty years of jazz collaborations with clarinet wizard Bob Sparkman have become a local treasure, resulting in five immensely popular CD recordings. Mr. Sparkman developed his golden phrasing playing with The Jazzmen, The Bourbon Street Six, the Gotham Jazz Band, and Fats Waller’s trumpeter Herman Autry (among others). Christopher James, alumnus of Tanglewood, Soundfest, and Bard festivals, returns from a season playing in four orchestras in New York, with performances at Symphony Space, Lincoln Center, and Weill Hall. He will perform one of the greatest jewels of the classical repertoire, Elgar’s Concerto, Op. 85, in Elgar’s own piano-cello version. With some bossa novas and a Bengali surprise with special guests to be announced, there should really be something for everyone!
Sunday, August 13th at 4PM: Rorianne Schrade, piano
Returning after a five-year hiatus from solo recitals necessitated by family matters, Rorianne plays a preview of her New York recital, September 19, Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall. In response to her 2011 recital in London’s Wigmore Hall, Rorianne was praised for “mastery of one aspect of keyboard playing
after another” (Max Harrison, Musical Opinion) and for “An Outstanding Evening” (Headline, Music and Vision Daily) by Bill Newman, who likened her to the great György Cziffra and to Claudio Arrau “at the height of his performing powers.” Her October 2011 All-Liszt (200th Anniversary) recital at Weill Hall elicited a review (RobertaOnTheArts.com) stating that “Rorianne Schrade is one of the most dynamic, impassioned pianists I’ve seen in live performance in years.” Rorianne’s 2016-17 season included teaching, collaborations with colleagues, and concerto performances at Steinway Hall in NY. Her program will include Mozart, Beethoven, Pärt, Liadov, Scriabin, Glazunov, Kapustin, Rachmaninoff, and Tchaikovsky-Feinberg.
“All To The Tune Of A Hickory Stick: A Look At Education In The One Room Schoolhouse”
Don’t miss this fun presentation about what it was like to attend school in one room with students of all ages! Join us on Wednesday, July 19th at 6:30 PM at the NCCHP Museum at 42 Water Street in Granville, MA when Dennis Picard, in period attire and with accompanying artifacts, will share the history, legends and myths about what was called “district” school education. One room schoolhouses were the norm in New England before the adoption of the graded elementary system in the latter half of the 19th century.
Dennis Picard, former Director of the Storrowton Village Museum in West Springfield has been a museum professional in the “Living History” field for over 35 years. NCCHP is pleased to host Dennis and his program which ties into the museum’s revolving exhibit on old toys and games.
The free Living History programs at the NCCHP museum are made possible in part thanks to a grant from the Granville Cultural Council and by donations from members and friends of the museum. Thank you for your continued support in 2017. Light refreshments will be served following the program. For more information visit the NCCHP website www.ncchp.org or call 413-357-6321. The museum is open for tours from noon – 3:00 on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month from May – October. Tours are available at other times by appointment.
Upcycling with Lou’s Upcycles for Teens at the Southwick Public Library
This workshop will teach teens how to turn regular plastic bags into a new and functional upcycled material using just the heat and pressure of an iron. It will begin with a brief overview of environmental issues associated with plastic bags including which bags can be recycled at stores and which can instead be fused into fun, graphically appealing textiles! This program will take place on July 20th at 1:30 PM at the Southwick Public Library and all materials will be provided! This program requires registration, so call 413-569-1221 ext. 3 or stop by the library to sign up. Funding provided by Friends of the Southwick Public Library.
Stanley Park’s Friday Mornings For Children Presents Annie & The Natural Wonder Band
On July 21st Annie and the Natural Wonder Band will take you on a musical cruise from the Arctic Ocean to the sunny beaches of Cape Cod in their fun, interactive show Whales & Tales. Meet “Lobster George,” dance-along to “Flying Fish Rock,” sing-along to the musical tale of a hermit crab, sea anemone, and clown fish in “S-Y-M-B-I-O-S-I-S,” and help Nora find Norville in “Norville the Narwhale.” Age appropriate for ages 3-7. Friday Mornings for Children are held in the Beveridge Pavilion Annex from 10:00 am to 11:00 am, weather permitting, and are free of charge. Chairs will be provided and blankets are welcome. For further information on the Friday Mornings for Children Series, please go to www.stanleypark.org or call the park office at 413-568-9312.
Blandford Opera Performance
BLANDFORD – Maestra Eve Queler, the incomparable operatic trailblazer, once again graces the Hilltowns’ historic White Church of Blandford with new, aspiring and accomplished vocalists on Saturday, July 22 at 7:30 p.m. This will be the twenty-third Bel Canto performance and promises to be as rewarding and enjoyable as all the others. This annual performance benefits The White Church of Blandford, the only Blandford building listed on the National Historic Register. It is an iconic traditional structure by Isaac Damon and dates to 1823. Performers will sing selections from Tosca, La Cenerentola, Aida, Lucia di Lammermoor, LaTraviata and more. Seating is open and doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets for the event are on sale now, online at thewhitechurch.org/ for $35. They can also be purchased by sending a check, payable to the White Church Preservation Fund to Opera, P. O. Box 35, Blandford, MA 01008.
10th Annual Jaime S. Rivera Benefit Car Show
July 23rd, 2017 10:00a.m. to 3:00p.m. (Rain Date July 30th, 2017). Southwick Recreation Center, 64 Powdermill Rd. Southwick, MA 01077. Trophies for top 10 and a best of show, top 3 motorcycles, kid’s choice award, people’s choice award, staff’s choice award dash plaques and goodie bags to first 100 vehicles. Open to all Makes, Models, and Years of Cars, Trucks, Motorcycles, and Race Cars. Admission $10 car entry, Spectators free, Donations are welcome and appreciated. There will be food, music, raffles. Judging starts @ 11a.m. / Raffles @ 1p.m. / Trophies @2:30p.m. If you are interested in being a vendor at our show please contact us spaces are available by either a cash donation or raffle donation. Proceeds to Benefit Shriners Hospital for Children Contact Information:Jeff Bovat @ firstname.lastname@example.org or 413-569-2145 or 413-374-4690 or Jay Swindle @ (413)262-9038 www.friendsofjaimesrivera.com
Sevenars Presents Lynelle James and Alexis Walls, Violin-Piano duo
Sunday, July 23rd at 4 PM, Sevenars welcomes Alexis Kende Walls, violinist, and Lynelle James, pianist, in a program of masterpieces including the Brahms Sonata in A Major, the Fauré Sonata in A Major, Bartok’s Roumanian Dances, and Kreisler’s Praeludium and Allegro. These stellar young musicians, now enjoying busy careers, met when they were children performing quartets together, including in a Young Artists Showcase at Sevenars Music Festival while still in their teens. The Sevenars Academy building is located just off Rte. 112 at Ireland Street (15 Ireland Street) in South Worthington, MA. For more information call 413-238-5854 or visit their web site: www.sevenars.org. Entry is a suggested $20 donation at the door and that includes refreshments.
Alzheimer’s Support Group at Armbrook Village
July 26, 2017, 6:00 pm at Armbrook Village Senior Living and Memory Support Community, 551 North Road, Westfield. Enjoy a light dinner and a chance to share your personal experiences and strategies for communicating with your loved one! For more information and to RSVP, call (413) 568-0000.
Carpentry 101 with John Westcott for Teens at the Southwick Public Library
John will be here to teach some carpentry basics! This program will take place on July 27th at 1:30 PM at the Southwick Public Library and all materials will be provided! This program requires registration, so call 413-569-1221 ext. 3 or stop by the library to sign up.
Stanley Park’s Friday Mornings For Children Presents Ed Popielarczyk’s “Comedy Magic Show”
Ed Popielarczyk is a professional magician, balloon sculptor, flea circus ringmaster, and storyteller and will be appearing on July 28th. He has been entertaining children and family audiences for over thirty years. The magic show is a comedy show that uses a lot of audience participation. YOU are the stars of the show because you help to make the magic happen. Friday Mornings for Children are held in the Beveridge Pavilion Annex from 10:00 am to 11:00 am, weather permitting, and are free of charge. Chairs will be provided and blankets are welcome. For further information on the Friday Mornings for Children Series, please go to www.stanleypark.org or call the park office at 413-568-9312.
The Westfield Cruisers presents: The Veterans Classic Auto Show
Saturday, July 29, 2017 (rain date TBD) from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Westfield Fair Grounds 129 Russellville Rd, Westfield, MA. All proceeds to benefit Homeward Vets Inc., a non-profit organization committed to “Filling a Soldier’s Home”. For more info, visit www.homewardvets.org. Show cars: $10, Spectator Admission: $3/car, Crafter/vendor spaces available for $10. Westfield Police Child Safety ID Program is free 10 am – 2 pm. For more information please contact Gary @ 413-562-1346 or Julie @ 413-454-5371 Or visit www.westfieldcruise.com
Attention Southwick Residents
Water/Sewer bills are due August 1, 2017 and 2018 Transfer Station Stickers are available. The 2017 stickers will expire June 30, 2017. To sign up for ebilling and pay online please visit www.southwickma.org scroll to the bottom of the page and link onto Online Bill Payment. The Treasurer/Collector/Clerk’s office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
Westfield Bank Sunday Night Concert Series At Stanley Park Presents “Gunsmoke”
This traditional country music band has been entertaining audiences across the Northeast for over 25 years. Beyond the music, Gunsmoke is a family band who has a passion for keeping the history of country music alive by playing classic country-style they were raised on and they will be performing on July 30th. There repertoire is a mix of country, western swing and rockabilly music, including songs made famous by Grand Ole Opry legends. This performance begins at 6:00 p.m. at the Beveridge Pavilion and it is free of charge. Chairs will be provided and a food service will be available. For further information on the Westfield Bank Sunday Night Concert Series please go to www.stanleypark.org or call the park office at 413-568-9312.
Littleville Fair Association looking for Crafter’s and vendors
The Littleville Fair Association is looking for Crafter’s and vendors for this year’s fair which will be held August 4, 5 & 6, 2017. For an application call Cathy @ 413-667-3279 or Alicia @ 413-667-3419 or E-Mail email@example.com. The fair is also looking for a donation for the “special fund raiser” such as gift certificates, new or gently used items for these call Muriel 413-568-7133 or Cathy 667-3279.
Scramble for Animals To benefit the Westfield Homeless Cat Project and Open Arms Rescue, Inc.
Sunday, August 6, 2017 Rain or shine at the Oak Ridge Golf Club, Feeding Hills, MA. Registration begins at 11:30am with the Shotgun start at 12:30. The cost is $100.00 per player and includes golf, cart, lunch, dinner, and prizes. Come for dinner for only $25.00. Hole Sponsorship—donation of $50.00 to become a hole sponsor your pet’s or loved one’s name. Register on or before July 30, 2017 return registration/sponsorship form with check or money order (payable to Marie Boccasile). Mail to Marie Boccasile 11 Second Avenue Westfield, MA 01085. For more information please contact Marie at (413) 564-0589 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Free Hearing Clinic
The Southwick Senior Center will be holding a FREE hearing clinic by Avada, August 9th, beginning at 9:30am. Appointments are needed, please call 569-5498 to make one. Hearing aides may also be cleaned at this time.
Southwick Travelers Caribbean Cruise
Next March, when you’re sick of the cold, bleak winter, join the Southwick Travelers on an escorted cruise to the Southern Caribbean on Holland America’s newest ship, the ms Koningsdam. We will fly from Bradley Airport to Ft Lauderdale where we will spend one night after enjoying a Welcome Dinner. We sail the next day on our 11 day/10 night cruise, which includes stops at 6 different islands before returning to Ft Lauderdale, and home to Bradley. Prices start at $2399.pp twin, and includes airfare, the 1 night hotel in Ft Lauderdale with the welcome dinner,and the 10 nights on the Koningsdam with all meals included. We will have a professional Ship Shop Escort throughout the cruise. To learn more details about the cruise, the various islands we’ll be visiting,and the entertainment onboard the ship, come to an informational meeting to be held at the American Inn on Aug 9 at 2pm. For more information, call Friendship Tours/The Ship Shop at 1-800-243-1630 and ask for Donna, or for a flyer about the trip call George Wheeler at 569 3854.
2017 Springfield Jazz And Roots Festival
The Springfield Jazz and Roots Festival is a free event offering music, theater, dance, arts & crafts, educational workshops, and local culinary offerings in the heart of Springfield, Mass. taking place on Saturday, August 12, 2017 from 11:00 A.M. – 10:00 P.M. Court Square, Springfield, MA • rain or shine.
Created to bring people together and enrich the community through a celebration of jazz and roots music, the Springfield Jazz & Roots Festival features both rising-stars and legends of American music.
The Springfield Jazz and Roots Festival is produced by Blues to Green (www.bluestogreen.org), a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose goal is to harness the power of art and music (particularly jazz and blues) to celebrate community and culture, build shared purpose, and catalyze both social and environmental change.
The Springfield Jazz & Roots Festival was developed by Blues to Green Inc. in partnership with business, civic and nonprofit leaders in Springfield, to unite diverse communities in the urban center of Western Massachusetts to share the experience of music and art. The Festival celebrates music, as well as its host, the City of Springfield. By presenting the Festival in the heart of downtown, Blues to Green seeks to bolster a positive image of Springfield, engage artists and a diverse community in fueling its revitalization, and emphasize its place as a cultural hub and driver of cultural excellence in the region.
The Springfield Jazz and Roots Festival is made possible by scores of volunteers, and is funded solely from donations from individuals, organizations and corporations.
Westfield Community Education Programs
Do you need help developing a cover letter and resume? Do you know the best online job sites to search for employment? Do you know how to attach your documents to online job sites? Would you like to feel more confident when you are at a job interview?
If you need help with any of these, Westfield Community Education Programs can help!
When: August 15, 17 & 18 and August 22nd & 24th (August 18th class will be “Preparing for the Interview” and will be on a Friday from 11am-1pm.) from 11am-1pm on Tuesdays & Thursdays
Where: 128 East Mountain Rd. in Westfield, Clark Tech Lab on the campus of Western Ma Hospital
How: Please call Westfield Community Education Program at (413) 336-3100 to sign up
How Much: Classes are FREE.
Who: Open to the public, must be at least 18 years old OR a student of Westfield Community Education Program.
Limited seating is available!
The Westfield Fair Hosts 62nd Westfield Fair/Pioneer Valley MA Pageant
The Westfield Fair has a long-standing tradition of hosting the Westfield Fair/Pioneer Valley Pageant. The pageant is celebrating its 62nd year with the Westfield Fair and it is the second year of new management, with Pageant Director, Kim Starsiak & Assistant Pageant Director, Christie Borelli-Gromaski. This year, the pageant is being held on the Westfield Fairgrounds on Saturday, August 19, 2017, starting at 9AM through 3PM. Depending on the delegate category, delegates will have the opportunity to compete in the following areas: formalwear, sportswear, talent (ages 4& up), photogenic, and/or a written essay (Mrs. Pioneer Valley only). The Westfield Fair/Pioneer Valley Ma Pageant is extending competition to any male resident from the 4 Western Massachusetts counties. Junior Mr. Pioneer Valley is for young men ages 12 & under, and Mr. Pioneer Valley is for any male of ages 13 & up. We want to recognize ALL of the talented residents from our local area, both males and females of all ages!
For any interested, potential delegates, please note that we are hosting TWO Meet & Greet sessions with the former Miss Baystate and the current Mrs. Pioneer Valley Ma on Monday, July 17th& Monday, August 14th, starting at 6PM. Both sessions will be held at the All-Stars Dance Center located at 209 Root Road, Westfield, MA.
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For more information and/or additional questions, please contact our Director, Kim Starsiak via email @ email@example.com or via phone @ (413) 572-1122 or our Assistant Director, Christie Borelli-Gromaski via email @ firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone @ (860) 235-9867.
Sisters of St. Joseph Golf Tournament Planned
Registration is now being accepted for the 21st Annual Sisters of St. Joseph Golf Classic to be held Monday, August 28 at the Springfield Country Club. Morning and afternoon tee times are available to golfers, with shotgun starts at 8:00AM and 1:00PM. The tournament includes lunch and dinner, a silent auction and a raffle. Several levels of sponsorship opportunities are available to businesses and individuals. Proceeds from this event will benefit the care of the retired Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield. For more information, contact Sr. Eleanor Harrington at 413-536-0853.
West Springfield High School Class of 1952 Reunion
The West Springfield High School Class of 1952 is celebrating its 65 Reunion at the Crestview Country Club on September 14. The following members are missing. If anyone has information regarding their whereabouts please call and leave a message at 786-4726. Maurice Allen, William Athas Jr., John Bremsar, Fred Brown, Ruth Cosby Sterling, Cynthia Brice Faucette, Carolyn Harris Herrick, Glendore Lyman McLaughlin, Ann Thomas, Carol Tranghese Croteau
LIVESTRONG at the YMCA
The YMCA of Greater Westfield is committed to serving individuals and their families living with, through and beyond cancer. LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is a free 12-week exercise program for adult cancer survivors who are currently in or have completed treatment and are physically deconditioned. Developed by Stanford University, this specially designed program has proven to help survivors regain strength, overcome fatigue, and enhance functional ability to do everyday tasks. Beginning September 19th, the class will meet twice a week, for 12 weeks on Tuesday & Thursday; 3:30AM-5PM to strength train and improve cardiovascular function. Currently enrolling for the fall, space is limited. For more information, visit www.westfieldymca.org or contact: Cindy Agan, Health & Wellness Director, at the YMCA of Greater Westfield 1.413.568.8631 or email@example.com
50th Reunion Announced for Tech High Class of 1967
Technical High – Springfield, MA, Class of 1967 will hold its 50th Class Reunion from September 29 to October 1, 2017. A full weekend of exciting activities are being planned for this significant milestone with a dinner banquet and live entertainment set for Saturday evening September 30 at the Sheraton Monarch Place Hotel in Springfield, MA. If anyone is aware of classmates who may not have heard about the reunion, either send us their name and contact info or have them email Carolyn or Pam and the Reunion Committee will follow through. Names and information should be emailed to 1967Tech50th@gmail.com