Radio Show #315 – For Sheila Coon, the Fight for the Survival of Hot Oven Cookies Continues on Many Fronts

Hot Oven Cookies, in two locations in Western Mass., is a success!

The customers come from quite far away for these specially baked cookies.

However, for owner and operator Sheila Coon and her husband, the struggle for survival includes not only the pandemic, but issues with a landlord, and a setback in not qualifying for relief funds from the city’s “Prime The Pump” program.

Sheila’s story is riveting and highly emotional.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Trinity Health Of New England COVID-19 statistics.

Sheila Coon’s Hot Oven Cookies denied help from Springfield’s “Prime The Pump” program.

Mother’s Day amid the pandemic.

Eastfield Mall offers their space for certain COVID-19 testing.

City of Greenfield now in its 8th week of emergency.

Antonacci Family Foundation donates $125K to the Food Bank of Western Mass.

How often should you clean your mask?

Warren Police Officer charged with assault and battery against his girlfriend after handcuffing her to the back seat of her car.

Wendy’s in certain states is running out of beef.

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, May 4, 2020

Trinity Health Of New England COVID-19 testing statistics.

Baystate Health Systems CovidCOVID-19 testing statistics,

Today is International Firefighters’ Day.

Open Pantry continues to feed Western Mass.

Holyoke Soldiers Home death toll remains stable over the weekend.

Hot Oven Cookies has been denied assistance in the “Prime The Pump” program.

Grocery stores indicate supply chain issues are starting to resolve.

May starts out warm and cools off.

Brimfield Antique Show goes “virtual!”

The Majestic Theater launches an online theatrical series!

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, February 3, 2020

Mango, the Springfield Police comfort dog, has been sent back to obedience school.

Sheila Coon is baking away at Hot Oven Cookies!

Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse has raised more than $100,000 in his run against Richard Neal for Congress.

Holyoke and Chicopee  honor their respective St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee members.

Granby To Go! Volunteer organization out of Granby Junior Senior High School .

TD Bank in Mason Square receives an operating extension.

Religious organization collects care items for Puerto Rico earthquake victims.

Western Mass. liquor stores report beer sales down, as the Pats are not in the Super Bowl this season.

Radio Show #280 – Sheila Coon is Sharing the Cookie Love!

Sheila Coon made a sharp turn from a career in law to baking cookies!

With seven children, Sheila and her husband and business partner David have made HOT OVEN COOKIES a singular success in Springfield and Hadley!

It’s gratifying to Sheila to know that some folks are driving more than two and a half hours for cookies from her store!

You’ll hear in this program how her business has grown to two locations, with possibly more on the way!

Listen in –  you’ll more than likely soon be “sharing the cookie love!”

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Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, July 23, 2019

East Longmeadow hit with car break-ins.

Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse announces for Congressman Neal’s seat

Hot Oven Cookies announces an expansion plan in Agawam.

John Boyle O’Reilly Club Irish Music Festival! Tickets are available.

Celebrate Ludlow! Food, music and fireworks!

Mass. State Police trooper helps a motorist with a flat tire on a horse trailer in 90 degree heat.

Pittsfield schedules mosquito spraying due to high mosquito population.

National Jr. Golfers tournament in Chicopee this week!

Northampton Shell station evacuated and closed over the weekend (now reopened).


Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, November 29, 2018

Mass. Pike pothole alert!
MGM Springfield votes NOT to unionize their security force.
Springfield welcomes Hot Oven Cookies!
Ashley Tresoline and Bella Foodie!
Last CityStage show is set for December 7, 2018.
Water warning for Agawam.
Dakin Humane Society presents a $5.00 “Fill-a-Bag” special!
Two studies show an increase in highway crashes in legal marijuana states.
Vandals damaged the memorial park for two murdered Springfield Police officers.
Berkshire East in Charlemont is open for the skiing season!