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Westfield / Southwick

Tournament continues to raise heart awareness

By Carley Dangona
carley@thereminder.com

WESTFIELD – The memory of a local teen, Kevin J. Major, continues to inspire area residents to raise awareness about sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) and the importance of using CPR to treat those afflicted with cardiac issues.    Major, died at 19 on July 11, 2011, in the Middle P...
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Brigade rides in honor of teen, first-timer rides for father

By Carley Dangona
carley@thereminder.com

SOUTHWICK/WESTFIELD – Among the 5,800 cyclists participating in the 35th annual Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC) will be Michael Moses of Southwick, a veteran rider returning for his seventh year, and Michael Brunelle of Westfield, a first-time participant.    The 2014 PMC will take p...
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Veteran musician returns to Stanley Park to perform

By Carley Dangona
carley@thereminder.com

WESTFIELD – The July 27 concert at Stanley Park features a veteran musician who has performed at the park for decades.    Jim Blanch and the Boot Hill Band will perform country tunes from 6 to 8 p.m. The band features Blanch on lead guitar and lead vocals, Fran Liptak on guita...
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Gas Light District construction underway, officials seek to lessen impact

By Carley Dangona
carley@thereminder.com

WESTFIELD – Construction is underway in the Gas Light District. The city was working with the Westfield Business Improvement District (BID) to minimize the impact of the project to the community, but must now find altern...
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Poetry collection celebrates the small ‘moments’ of life

By Carley Dangona
carley@thereminder.com

WESTFIELD – Many people view life in its entirety, but in reality life is a series of moments – snapshots – that make up the whole of one’s life experience. One local author has taken the time to savor those moments, one by one, by writing poems dedicated to each segment of time.  &nbs...
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Council approves $7.5 million senior center bond

By Carley Dangona
carley@thereminder.com

WESTFIELD – The new Senior Center will finally come to physical fruition now that a $7.5 million bond was approved for its construction.    At a special meeting on June 30, the City Council approved the funding for the building of the center. Forish Construction Co. Inc. of We...
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Petitioners win, council votes to dissolve WBID

By Carley Dangona
carley@thereminder.com

WESTFIELD – The Westfield Business Improvement District (WBID) will be disbanded after the City Council supported its dissolution. Petitioners requested the closure due to the cost of fees and the lack of an opt-out clause. &...
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Grandparents association brings generations together through faith

By Lori Szepelak
lori@thereminder.com

WESTFIELD – Alicia Belanger believes strongly in “passing on the faith” to her eight grandchildren and in that spirit, she started a local branch of the Catholic Grandparents Association (CGA).    The CGA was launched in 2009 by Catherine Wiley of Mayo, Ireland, a grandmother ...
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Motocross returns to track after brief absence

By Carley Dangona
carley@thereminder.com

SOUTHWICK – Motocross will return to the town this summer after the American Legion Post 338 and Mike Grondahl reached a lease agreement for the Post’s property.A two-year lease is currently being drafted betw...
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