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August 2017

Mater Dolorosa Church Preservation Society of Holyoke – John Fydenkevez

John Fydenkevez is part of the Mater Dolorosa Church Preservation Society of Holyoke, a local organization dedicated to protect and preserve the Mater Dolorosa Church. Their initiative proposes to purchase the building and bring it back as a Cultural Center.

This historic building has an impressive work of art inside. The following pictures, provided by John Fydenkevez, display the beauty and magnificence of the Polish Heritage, and the architectural features of Mater Dolorosa Church.


On September 9th, at 2:00 PM, there will be a tour of the Mater Dolorosa Church’s campus and neighborhood, guided by Robert Comeau. You can find more information about this and three more upcoming tours on the Facebook Event Page.

You can follow and support the Mater Dolorosa Church Preservation Society of Holyoke on their Facebook Page


Holyoke Herald interview with Mr. Dana Brown

The Holyoke Herald, in partnership with Radioplasma, present a special edition of the Podcast, with an interview produced and hosted by Isabella Courchesne, Feroze Sibdhanny, and Siobhan Brennan. They interviewed Mr. Dana Brown, new Principal of the Holyoke High School, previous to the start of the school year 2017-2018.

You can follow the Holyoke Herald at their website:



Joe Courchesne – The Holyoke Herald

The Holyoke Herald is our local newspaper, a platform for young journalists from Holyoke High School to cover our local affairs and tell our own stories.

On this session, we interview Joe Courchesne, Holyoke High School English Teacher on the lead of this important source of information, to learn about the Herald’s process, development, and future plans that include a partnership with the radioplasma podcast, to expand its coverage as a multi-media news outlet, that will integrate audio, podcasting, and video.

You can follow all the information published by The Herald on their website:

And also through Twitter, @hhsherald and Instagram


Josue Cruz Morales – Holyoke Youth Leadership

The Sustainable Holyoke Youth Leadership Initiative is having local follow up activities, workshops, and engagement with the youth delegates who attended the Summit at Martha’s Vineyard on the last week of June. Our guest is Josue Cruz Morales, a lawyer and youth advocate from Vieques, Puerto Rico. He shares his story as a way to inspire youth in the community to follow their dreams and set goals for their future.

Josue’s visit to Holyoke is one of a series of events the Sustainable Holyoke Youth Leadership Initiative will be organizing, to keep youth active in their leadership development.

You can visit the Sustainable Holyoke Youth Leadership Initiative’s website to get more information.



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