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HOLYOKE HUMMUS COMPANY

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The Holyoke Hummus Company is celebrating the first year anniversary of their restaurant located at 285 High Street in Holyoke, MA. this January 17th, 2018. The Holyoke Hummus Cafe is not only a local place to get great falafel, hummus, and other delicious food but is also becoming a social hub for community engagement. Listen to this conversation with John L. Grossman and Dawn Cordeiro, about the experiences over the past year, and how this family business is the connector with many local resources, and also an inspiration for other businesses.

HolyokeCafeLogoJoin the celebration, visit the Holyoke Hummus Cafe, follow their activities for the next Food Truck season, and now you can order your hummus and falafel for delivery:

http://holyokehummuscompany.com/

You can also follow Holyoke Hummus on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram

 

 

2018 Holyoke Inaugural Ceremony

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The first official event of 2018, is the Inaugural Ceremony, where elected officials get sworn in. Mayor Alex Morse, will serve his fourth term and for the very first time, also this will be a four year term for a Mayor in Holyoke. This ceremony also sworn in the City Clerk, members of City Council, and School Committee.

You can listen to the full event, that took place at the Holyoke City Hall Auditorium, at 10:01 on January 2nd, 2018. This is a co-production of radioplasma and Holyoke Media.

Video of the event will be available once Holyoke Media publishes it.

The Boricua Care Packages Project – A Journey of Love and Hope (Part 2)

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This is the second installment of a special feature, with the chronicles and stories by Jossie Valentín and Myriam Quiñones, of a three-week journey to Puerto Rico with the Boricua Care Packages.

 

 

The Boricua Care Packages Project – A Journey of Love and Hope (Part 1)

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This is a special feature, with the chronicles and stories by Jossie Valentín and Myriam Quiñones, of a three-week journey to Puerto Rico to bring help, donations, and assisting the families and community organizations in Puerto Rico, after the stuck of hurricane María. After the successful initiative of the Care Packages, Jossie and Myrian took upon themselves the mission of traveling to Puerto Rico and offer all possible help, bringing donated goods, helping to distribute food, water filters, care packages, and all possible relief in this humanitarian crisis that is still ongoing, after three months

After the successful initiative of the Care Packages, Jossie and Myrian took upon themselves the mission of traveling to Puerto Rico to offer all possible help, bringing donates goods, helping distribute food, water filters, care packages, and all possible relief in this humanitarian crisis that is ongoing, after three months.

 

 

 

Lesley Birk – The Boy Scouts in Holyoke

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2nd Community Dinner at Kelly School

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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.

DO YOU KNOW YOUR CANDIDATES?

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Jeff Bianchine – Holyoke Creative Arts Center 100th Anniversary Gala

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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: holyokecac.org

 

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