Category: August

Hockey returns to Eastern States Exposition on Hockeyday

8/25/2017 | Chris Maza

The Springfield Hockey Heritage Society hosted its seventh annual Hockeyday in Springfield, featuring former Springfield Indians, Kings and Falcons, at the Young Building on the grounds of the Eastern States Exposition on Aug. 12. For more info on the Springfield Hockey Heritage Society, visit Read More

Taste of the Valley offers good times and tasty treats

8/25/2017 | Dennis Hohenberger

West Side's Taste of the Valley returned to the Town Green Aug. 10 to 13. Local restaurants offered a wide-variety of delicious food, drinks and treats. See a gallery of our photos of the Taste here . ...

Grant gives fire personnel a much needed boost

8/25/2017 | Chris Maza

With a $1.2 million grant, the West Springfield Fire Department will be able to conduct a much-needed expansion of its personnel. On Aug. 4, the city was awarded a SAFER Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response) grant provided through FEMA, which will allow for the hiring of eight new firefighters. With four different response groups making up the department, two new recruits would be added to each, bumping their staffing up to 18 firefighters on a shift. ...

Health Living: Local Eagle Scout creates Diabetes Survival Kit

8/25/2017 | Debbie Gardner

Eagle Scout Daniel Godbout designed a survival kit to help him be prepared to handle diabetes-related challenges in the great outdoors. It includes what he considers 11 essentials. Loosely based on a self-care package he was given when first diagnosed, it contains alcohol wipes for cleaning hands before blood testing, glucose tablets to help raise blood sugar numbers if the reading is too low, and a protein bar to help stabilize blood sugar once a reading has reached a safe level. Godbout amassed the essentials to create 50 similar kits, and with assembly help from fellow scouts in his troop, donated them to Baystate Medical Center’s Pediatric Endocrinology Unit. ...

Eat.Enjoy.Live.: Homebrew Showcase supports local adoption

8/25/2017 | G. Michael Dobbs

By day he’s the assistant managing editor of Reminder Publications, but by night (and weekend) Chris Maza is a dedicated home brewer and beer aficionado. His love for homebrewing, as well as the craft beer movement, was used to raise funds for a cause also near and dear to his heart, the Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange (MARE). Maza organized a Homebrew Showcase that took place Aug. 5 at Paddy’s Irish Pub which raised $2,245 for MARE. ...