Bruce Fowler and Dean Nimmer are the creators of the Great Holyoke Brick Race. A fun event that brings the community together, with a unique race, where cars made of a brick, try to outrun the others, utilizing gravity as the only motion source. Listen to their story about how this race was created, and the plans for their 6th installment, scheduled for June 10th, 2017. You can find more information about The Great Holyoke Brick Race on their website: http://www.brickrace.org Continue reading THE GREAT HOLYOKE BRICK RACE
Holyoke is a city of immigrants. Known as the “Ireland’s Parish”, even before being officially named as the City of Holyoke, the “Paper City” has always been home for different cultures, nationalities, traditions, and influences. For this reason, the recognition of the immigrants who made and still make Holyoke what it is, becomes a month-long celebration of diversity, community, and identity during June, National Immigrant Heritage Month. Mayor Alex Morse, talk about the celebration, some of the activities planned for the month of June, and the importance of recognizing the different communities in the city. The Wistariahurst Museum will be … Continue reading HOLYOKE CELEBRATES IMMIGRANT HERITAGE MONTH IN JUNE
Holyoke Herald staff reporters Owen Lavelle and Feroze Sibdhanny, interviewed Tessa Murphy-Romboletti, Manager of the SPARK Program, an entreprenurial series of classes, workshops, tools, and network of business-oriented support for the community in Holyoke. Continue reading Holyoke Herald Podcast – interview with Tessa Murphy-Romboletti
Our guest is Marcos Marrero, Director of The Office of Planning and Economic Development for the City of Holyoke. We talked about the planning of the Connecticut River Walk and Bikeway – Cabot Street Corridor, that will connect the Willimansett Bridge in South Holyoke, to the Canal Walk on Race Street. Marrero is inviting people from the community to provide feedback, comments, questions, ideas, suggestions, and participate in a Public Engagement Session that will take place at El Mercado, 413 Main St. Preliminary plans for the corridor will be presented and the Office wants to know what people think. This Public … Continue reading MARCOS MARRERO – The Office of Planning and Economic Development
Our guests are Kathy Anderson, President of the Greater Holyoke Chamber of Commerce, and Andrés Villada, Mayoral Aide for the City of Holyoke. On this session, we talked about the 2017 Farmer’s Market season, beginning on May 18th, 2017, and happening every Thursday until October on High Street, in front of City Hall. Also, Kathy shares valuable information about the Chamber of Commerce, and all the different programs and services they provide for the business membership and the community in general. You can find more information about the Farmer’s Market on Facebook. Also, you can know more about the different … Continue reading Holyoke Farmer’s Market – The Greater Holyoke Chamber of Commerce
Let’s have a good history conversation about the Holyoke Canals. Our guest is Robert Comeau, and he shares with us his knowledge about many details of the Canals, its use, its history and legacy, and the importance of this hidraulic system for the City. Also, you can get the opportunity of experiencing the Holyoke Canal Tour, offered and guided by Robert, scheduled for May 20th, 2017. You can find more information about the May 20th tour on Facebook Continue reading A Holyoke Canal Tour, with Robert Comeau
radioplasma continues featuring youth-led productions, now with an episode produced, hosted and led by Holyoke High Herald staff reporter, Feroze Sibdhanny. Listen to this conversational interview about the Youth Leadership Summit, organized by the Stone Soup Leadership Institute, with its Executive Director, Marianne Larned, and educator, musician, and leadership facilitator, Kutasha Silva, from Vieques, Puerto Rico. You can find more information about The Sustainable Holyoke Youth Leadership Initiative on their official website and on Facebook Also, you can read the story written by Feroze Sibdhanny, and published in the Holyoke High Herald Continue reading Sustainable Holyoke Youth Leadership Initiative, hosted by Feroze Sibdhanny.
On Sunday, May 7th, from 11:00 AM until 3:00 PM, the bridge connecting Holyoke and South Hadley on Rt. 116, will be the venue for the very first River Roll and Stroll Street Festival. A free event for all ages. We talked with Sean Condon, organizer, and creator of this idea of meeting at the bridge for family activities, including music, games, parades, food, and the opportunity to enjoy the view from the bridge. You will know how this event was designed, and what are the activities planned. You can follow the River Roll and Stroll on Facebook, Twitter, and … Continue reading RIVER ROLL AND STROLL STREET FESTIVAL