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November 2017

Lesley Birk – The Boy Scouts in Holyoke



2nd Community Dinner at Kelly School


Chris Medina, Israel “Izzy” Rivera, and Justin Chavez “Extraordinaiire”, are our guests and the organizers of the Second Community Dinner at Kelly School, an event open for everybody to join and share as a big family, where food, music, entertainment, and activities for children, families, will be available, for free.

This Community Dinner will be at Kelly School, 216 West St. in Holyoke, MA, on December 6th, 2017 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM.


Puerto Rican Flag Raising

The Puerto Rican Flag Raising at Holyoke City Hall was dedicated to Carmen Ocasio, President of the South Holyoke Neighborhood Association for her active work as a community leader. This event was held on November 6th, 2017.

This is the moment the Puerto Rican Flag was raised.




Jeff Bianchine – Holyoke Creative Arts Center 100th Anniversary Gala


Jeff Bianchine is our guest. He is the Director of the Holyoke Creative Arts Center. As part of the efforts to continue the legacy of Holyoke women who began this creative work in 1917, the HCAC provides resources and services that include the Print Shop at 62 Main St.

To celebrate 100 years of creative arts, Jeff invites the public to know about HCAC, join as a member, support it, and also join the 100th Anniversary Gala, happening on Saturday, November 11th, 2017 at Gateway City Arts.

You can find more information about the Holyoke Creative Arts Center and get tickets for the 100th Anniversary Gala on their website:




Listen to the Holyoke City Council Ward Candidates Forum in its entirety. This public forum was recorded at Kelly School, on November 1st, 2017, and allowed the Candidates of Wards 1, 2, 3, 4, and 6, to answer question and debate about several issues of concern for the community.

This event is a collaboration of The Holyoke Neighborhood Associations, Holyoke Media, El Sol Latino, Holyoke Herald, The Gándara Youth Development Center, and Radioplasma, with the support of Holyoke Public Schools.

You can watch the full session on video, thanks to the coverage and production by Holyoke Media.

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