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Massachusetts Animal Control: Pam’s Story

Massachusetts Animal Control: Pam’s Story posted on Feb 11

Pam Peebles discusses her first animal rescue story and her work at the Thomas J. O’Connor Animal Control & Adoption Center, which provides animal control services for the communities of Springfield, Chicopee, and Holyoke. “Every single day since I was 17 or 17 and a half,   …Continue Reading Massachusetts Animal Control: Pam’s Story

3 Fun Things to Do in Massachusetts over Presidents Day Weekend

3 Fun Things to Do in Massachusetts over Presidents Day Weekend posted on Feb 9

George Washington’s Birthday is observed on the third Monday in February every year. According to the National Archives, Congress declared it a legal holiday in 1879 after years of unofficial celebrations to honor our first commander in chief. For many Americans, the holiday has become   …Continue Reading 3 Fun Things to Do in Massachusetts over Presidents Day Weekend

National Donor Day: Give the Gift of Life

National Donor Day: Give the Gift of Life posted on Feb 4

Show your support! Join our HeadTalker campaign for National Donor Day. If you have received or renewed your driver’s license or state ID, you have probably heard a familiar question: “Would you like to be an organ and tissue donor?” Feb. 14 is National Donor   …Continue Reading National Donor Day: Give the Gift of Life

Celebrate Black History Month Through Historical Tours and Trails

Celebrate Black History Month Through Historical Tours and Trails posted on Feb 2

Black History Month, celebrated every February, is an opportunity to learn about and recognize the contributions of African Americans throughout U.S. history. The Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism (MOTT) has compiled a list of Black History Month resources, including walking tours and heritage trails. They   …Continue Reading Celebrate Black History Month Through Historical Tours and Trails

4 Things to Do When Applying for Financial Aid

4 Things to Do When Applying for Financial Aid posted on Jan 28

Each year, financial aid helps millions of students across the United States achieve their dreams of attending college. There are many free resources available to guide you through the application process. The Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA), a division of the Department of Higher   …Continue Reading 4 Things to Do When Applying for Financial Aid

Get Involved in Your Community with Disaster Preparedness and Response

Get Involved in Your Community with Disaster Preparedness and Response posted on Jan 26

When disaster strikes, resources are often tight and coordination is vital. By joining a disaster response organization and receiving the proper training before an emergency hits, you can support first responders and keep your community safe. Well-meaning volunteers who show up to disaster sites unprepared   …Continue Reading Get Involved in Your Community with Disaster Preparedness and Response

Find Care Services with MassOptions

Find Care Services with MassOptions posted on Jan 21

Agencies and organizations across Massachusetts offer a diverse range of programs for elders, caregivers, and individuals with disabilities. MassOptions, run by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS), helps you navigate through the Commonwealth’s programs and services to find the right one that   …Continue Reading Find Care Services with MassOptions

Prepare for Tax Season 2016

Prepare for Tax Season 2016 posted on Jan 19

It may feel like the new year just started, but tax season is already well underway. With a bit of knowledge and preparation, you can keep cool and calm as you prepare for the April 19 Massachusetts state tax deadline. (The federal filing deadline is   …Continue Reading Prepare for Tax Season 2016

How You Can Serve This Martin Luther King Jr. Day

How You Can Serve This Martin Luther King Jr. Day posted on Jan 12

“Everybody can be great, because everybody can serve”  —  Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. From his sermons as a pastor in Atlanta, Georgia, to his famous “I Have a Dream” speech, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. preached the importance of love, tolerance, and service. With   …Continue Reading How You Can Serve This Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Ice Fishing, Hunting, and Camping This Winter

Ice Fishing, Hunting, and Camping This Winter posted on Jan 7

Winter is here, but your outdoor adventures don’t have to end. Out in Massachusetts state parks, Wildlife Management Areas, and forests, there’s a winter wonderland just waiting to be explored. Whether you’re into hunting, fishing, or camping, the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) and the Department   …Continue Reading Ice Fishing, Hunting, and Camping This Winter