Immigrant Stories: Marikler Toensmeier

June is the National Immigrant Heritage Month. The City of Holyoke is celebrating with several activities dedicated to recognizing the contributions of immigrants from different cultures, and countries. As part of this celebration, radioplasma will feature during June, a series of stories from immigrants, living in Holyoke. Our first feature story is with one of the honorees of this year’s Immigrant Heritage Month celebration: Marikler Toensmeier, a native of Guatemala, and a beloved member of our community. You can follow the activities for this celebration at the Wistariahurst Museum’s website: And also at the City of Holyoke calendar website: … Continue reading Immigrant Stories: Marikler Toensmeier


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 Farmer’s Market – The Greater Holyoke Chamber of Commerce

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