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WSU hosts Food Pantry fundraiser on Sept. 19

By Lori Szepelak
lori@thereminder.com

WESTFIELD – Pastor Christopher Hazzard of St. John’s Lutheran Church is encouraging area residents to support the Westfield Food Pantry’s first “major” fundraiser slated Sept. 19. “The face of hunger is hidden in plain sight,” said Hazzard during a recent late afternoon interview with <span ...
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Singles dances see revival in Western Mass.

By Carley Dangona
carley@thereminder.com

WESTFIELD – One man seeks to bring back the singles dances of yesteryear where people gathered to meet, speak and have a fun night out. Domer Ringuette, a Chicopee resident, organized a Happy Singles Dance that will take place on Sept. 7 from 7 to 11 p.m. at the East Mountain Country Club, 1...
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Board of Selectmen contemplates name change

By Carley Dangona
carley@thereminder.com

SOUTHWICK – The Board of Selectmen is going to answer, “What’s in a name?” At its Aug. 28 meeting, the board contemplate a name change to “Selectboard,” an item that sparked some heated discussion. The initial idea was generated by Ruth Preston, secretary for the Planning Board. None...
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Whalley Park remains incomplete, years in the making

By Carley Dangona
carley@thereminder.com

SOUTHWICK – The creation of Whalley Park began in 2009 after the 70-acre park was established in honor of John Whalley IV. The park is still undergoing improvements, but officials anticipate its grand opening in the spring of 2015. In an interview on Aug. 26, Selectman Joseph Deedy told <spa...
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Ashley Street School saga continues

Carley Dangona
carley@thereminder.com

WESTFIELD – The Ashley Street School Project continues to move, not ahead but sideways.The most recent development consisted of a brief filed by those opposed to the project. On Aug. 7, Attorney Thomas Kenefick III filed a brief on behalf of the plaintiffs whose initial filing resulted in a ...
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Tag sale to benefit Westfield Regional Animal Shelter

By Lori Szepelak
lori@thereminder.com

WESTFIELD – Terri Kutayli has been a “huge animal lover” since her childhood so volunteering at the Westfield Regional Animal Shelter is a perfect fit for her free time.“Animals need a voice, an advocate,” she said du...
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Westfield River Brewing relocates to expand business

By Carley Dangona
carley@thereminder.com

SOUTHWICK – In an effort to expand its business, the Westfield River Brewing Co. has relocated to the former Chuck’s Steakhouse building located at 707 College Highway. The new location is a three-story, 2,500 square-foot barn where alcohol would be served on the first floor and the outside ...
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