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Florence Bank Celebrates 20th Annual Customers’ Choice Community Grants Program and Announces Giving will Increase to $125,000

FLORENCE—Florence Bank celebrated its 20th annual Customers’ Choice Community Grants Program gala last week, awarding $100,000 to 45 nonprofits across the Valley. And at the close of the event, President and CEO Kevin Day drew cheers from the audience of nonprofit leaders, announcing that giving will increase to $125,000. “Some of you longtime recipients may…

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Dr. Marcus Davis Appointed Dean of WNE College of Arts & Sciences

SPRINGFIELD, MA (05/25/2022) Dr. Marcus Davis, currently the Associate Dean of the College of Science and Mathematics, and Interim Department Head for Mathematics and Statistics at James Madison University (JMU), has been appointed Dean of Western New England University’s College of Arts & Sciences and Professor of Biology. Western New England University Senior Vice President…

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Seuss-iversary Celebrates Decades of Seuss at the Springfield Museums

Springfield (MA)—Springfield Museums kicks off a yearlong celebration of Dr. Seuss called Seuss-iversary with a family fun gathering Saturday June 4 from 10 am to 5 pm. Seuss-iversary recognizes the 5th anniversary of the Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum, the 20th anniversary of the Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden, and the opening of…

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Three Loomis Communities to Take Part in National Senior Health and Fitness Day Activities Wednesday

Springfield—All three Loomis Communities locations will take part in National Senior Health and Fitness Day activities on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, with day-long activities for residents that promote health and wellness. All three locations, Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing in Springfield, Loomis Village in South Hadley, and Applewood in Amherst, will begin their health and…

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The Loomis Communities to Celebrate 120 Years at Spring Reception June 16; Honor Longtime Supporter, Resident

South Hadley—The Loomis Communities, the longest-serving provider of senior living in the Pioneer Valley, has announced its Spring Reception on Thursday, June 16, 2022 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Loomis Village, 20 Bayon Drive in South Hadley. This is the first such event for The Loomis Communities since 2019, and will also celebrate the…

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Celebrate Local Artists at Pynchon Park Public Art Event

Springfield (MA)—The Springfield Museums and Springfield Cultural Partnership announce a celebration of public outdoor art created by local artists in the beautiful, newly renovated Pynchon Plaza Saturday, June 4, from 2-4 pm. In addition to opportunities to meet and talk to the artists, visitors can engage in the public space with performers and activities. On…

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bankESB makes $500,000 challenge grant to Cooley Dickinson

Easthampton, Massachusetts, May 24, 2022 – Matthew S. Sosik, president and CEO of bankESB, announced that the bank has made a $500,000 challenge grant to support the Emergency Department at Cooley Dickinson Hospital. The funds will be used to support Transforming Emergency Care: Campaign for the Cooley Dickinson Emergency Department, a $19.76 million expansion, reconfiguration,…

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Celebrate Local Artists at Pynchon Park Public Art Event

Springfield (MA)—The Springfield Museums and Springfield Cultural Partnership announce a celebration of public outdoor art created by local artists in the beautiful, newly renovated Pynchon Plaza Saturday, June 4, from 2-3 pm. In addition to opportunities to meet and talk to the artists, visitors can engage in the public space with performers and activities. On…

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Three Loomis Communities to Take Part in National Senior Health and Fitness Day Activities May 25

Springfield—All three Loomis Communities locations will take part in National Senior Health and Fitness Day activities on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, with day-long activities for residents that promote health and wellness. All three locations, Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing in Springfield, Loomis Village in South Hadley, and Applewood in Amherst, will begin their health and…

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EXPANDING TRANSPORTATION SERVICE WITH TAXIS & LIVERIES

BOSTON – MassDevelopment today announced the availability of funding from the Taxi & Livery Operating Support Grant Program, an operational subsidy program that offers support for entities that coordinate transportation services to contract with taxi, livery, or hackney businesses for transportation and delivery needs. The program also offers funding for institutional programs and non-emergency medical…

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