Radio Show #411 – Historic Westfield Virtual Tours With Fred Gore and Cindy Peacock Gaylord

When Westfield teacher Cindy Peacock Gaylord could no longer take her students on an historic walking tour of Westfield due to the pandemic, she joined forces with noted Western Mass. photographer Fred Gore.

Together, they have created “Historic Westfield Virtual Tours,” a completely interactive experience.

In this special program, Fred and Cindy give an overall picture of this online experience.

Web: fredgore.com  •  Email:  FredGorePhoto@Gmail.com

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Radio Show #409 – Brett Richards is Making Fishing Spots Great Again!

Brett Richards loves to fish.

But he became so appalled at the amount of trash at fishing sites in the region that he decided to do something about it.

Brett and his fellow fisherman created MAKE MASSACHUSETTS FISHING SPOTS GREAT AGAIN!

Brett’s organization has devoted itself to removing trash, refuse and in general cleaning up the fishin’ holes of Western Mass.!

His organization has caught on and now boasts more than 4,000 members.

Hear his story in this exclusive interview.

Facebook: MAKE MA FISHING SPOTS GREAT AGAIN

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Radio Show #407 – Eversource Costs –
with Priscilla Ress

Eversource customers have noticed an increase in their energy bills, and have been noting this to the press and to the company itself.

Here to explain what they are seeing is Eversource Senior Media Specialist, Priscilla Ress.

Priscilla also notes ways that can be very effective in reducing your energy costs.

Web:  www.eversource.com  •  Email: priscilla.ress@eversource.com

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Radio Show #406 – Paul Lapointe’s
“One Ball For All”

Agawam Tire’s Paul Lapointe has had a lifelong love of soccer.

In fact, he’s been professionally associated with it for years.

Over the holidays, Paul decided to give back to his community by presenting folks at random with a soccer ball.

This has grown into an event, benefiting many families, called “One Ball For All!”

You can be a part of this, and donate to keep the fun going!

 

Web: www.agawamtireandauto.com  •  Email: agawamtire@gmail.com

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Radio Show #405 – Jessika Rozki and
Rozki Rides

Jessika Rozki has taken her lengthy career as a school bus driver and given it back as a resource to the community.

As “Rozki Rides,” Jessika assists parents and children alike in getting them to and from their needs and services in the region!

Jessika prides herself and her organization on placing your child’s well being and safety first!

Email:  rozkirides@gmail.com   •  Web: www.rozkirides.com

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Radio Show #404 – Diane Pearlman, Berkshire Film and Media Collaborative: Write For The Movies!

Ever felt like you were a born screenwriter, but not sure what to do to create that path?

From the Berkshire Film and Media Collaborative, Executive Director Diane Pearlman alerts us to two online workshops!

The Berkshire Film and Media Collaborative will present the two workshops with the renowned Hollywood producer, literary manager and screenwriter Marilyn R. Atlas as part of its continuing mission to provide learning opportunities for the film community in Western Massachusetts.

Atlas will present “Creating Memorable Characters” on Saturday, January 23, from 3PM-5PM ET, and “The Importance of Pitching” on Saturday, January 30, from 3PM-5PM. During the latter workshop, some participants will have the opportunity to pitch their film and video projects to Atlas.

Hear all the details in this special program with Diane Pearlman.

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Radio Show #403 – A Hundred Years of
Hot Dogs in Holyoke!

Nick’s Nest, a Holyoke tradition for a hot dog, is celebrating one hundred years in business!

Current owners Kevin and Jennifer Chateauneuf, along with daughter, Emma, are keeping the tradition alive and thriving!

At Nick’s, the hot dog is still the undisputed star, but is now supported by a great variety of other “fun foods.”

Special guest and co owner Jennifer Chateauneuf joins us for a special program celebrating Nick’s centennial.

In this conversation you’ll hear why a Nick’s hot dog is a unique specialty in the region, as well as the plans for the future of Nick’s Nest!

 

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Radio Show #401 – Special Report: The Capitol Invasion, with Tony Cignoli

In a special report to Pioneer Valley Radio, International Political Consultant Anthony Cignoli presents an overview of the break-in by protesters at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.

The slow response by law enforcement, the reactions of high-ranking members of Congress of both parties, the call for the removal of the president by exercise of the 25th Amendment, and the overall culpability of President Trump all fall under discussion.

The vice president’s role and the legacy of President Trump are matters for analysis by Anthony Cignoli, of the A.L. Cignoli Company.

Email: anthonycignoli@bluesky-wireless.net

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Radio Show #399 – Debra Vega and Reflections of a Former Rockette!

Western Mass. educator, instructor, wife and mom, Holyoke’s Debra Vega, amid her many accomplishments, is also a retired Rockette!

In this special program, she chronicles her trip from Indiana to New York City and the iconic Radio City Music Hall, to succeed in winning a coveted position as a Rockette!

What was the audition process like? The rehearsals, performance schedules, and life in general backstage at Radio City?

Hear it all in this special holiday program with Debra!

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Radio Show #398 – Donna Shibley and
Pilgrim Candle

In these days before Christmas, you can get some wonderful gift ideas at Pilgrim Candle at 36 Union Avenue in Westfield, MA.

You’ll receive a warm welcome from Donna Shibley, and she will guide you through the possibilities at the shop.

Donna joins us for this program to present the history of Pilgrim Candle, and gives us a tour through the array of jewelry, accessories, and of course, the wonderful candles and their aromas!

Web: www.pilgrimcandle.com

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Radio Show #395 – Rachel Berggren and the Franklin County Community Meals Program

Fighting food insecurity for Franklin County this holiday season and all year round, Rachel Berggren is collecting and distributing meals to those in need throughout the region through the auspices of the Franklin County Community Meals Program.

Collecting and distributing the food, the origin of the program, as well as Rachel’s personal story in this endeavor is featured in this special program.

Web: •  www.fccmp.org   •  Email: fccmp.ma@gmail.com

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Radio Show #394 – Rabbi Noach Kosofsky
and the History of Hanukkah

As the celebration of Hanukkah in 2020 gets underway, we welcome our special guest from Lubavitcher Yeshiva Academy in Longmeadow, Rabbi Noach Kosofsky.

Rabbi Kosofsky explains the history, traditions and cultural significance of the celebration.

Web: www.lya.org  •  Email: lyaadmin@comcast.net

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Radio Show #392 – Chris Russell and the Springfield Restaurant Rally

Springfield Downtown Business Improvement District Executive Director Chris Russell has launched the Springfield Restaurant Rally!

This is the pandemic-era’s version of Springfield Restaurant Week.

Chris believes this is an important time to raise awareness about Springfield’s dining establishments, in the hope that many will patronize them this week!

Web: www.springfielddowntown.com

Email: info@springfielddowntown.com

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Radio Show #391 – Joseph Deedy and Southwick’s Drive-Thru Santa Event

In Southwick, Joseph Deedy wears a few hats.

As a member of the Select Board , and an organizer with the Southwick Civic Association, and the proprietor of Moolicious Farm, Joe has been busy!

This is the town’s 250th anniversary, and among the many events, Southwick is hosting a drive-thru Santa Day for the kids!!

How it works and who may participate is detailed in this conversation.

Web: www.mooliciousfarm.com  •  Email: contact@mooliciousfarm.com

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Radio Show #389 – Life in Indian Orchard with Zaida Govan

Among a few other hats she wears, Zaida Govan is the President of the Indian Orchard Citizens Council.

As she prepares for the holiday, Zaida joins us on PVR for a review of the issues facing this very special neighborhood in the valley.

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Radio Show #388 – Jack Phillips at Jobbers Auto Electric (AKA “Jack the Scrap Metal Man”)

“Ingenuity” and “adaptability” are words that come to mind with Jack Phillips.

Doing business for years at Jobbers Auto Electric in West Springfield, Jack also becomes “Jack the Scrap Metal Man” offering a service to Western Mass.

Jack will come to your home or business and pick up your old appliances or other recyclable metal knickknacks!

With COVID-19 in mind, Jack keeps the transactions safe and secure.

Find out more in this special program with Jack Phillips!

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Radio Show #386 – Joseph Pereira is Playing and Singing Through the Pandemic

A live and local performer who seems to keep working through the pandemic, while others are waiting for their gigs to start up again, Joe Pereira entertains at least a couple of nights a week at Springfield’s 350 Grill.

In this program, Joe explains how this opportunity came about and what it means to him.

He might be crooning, and he might be rocking out, but Joe and some fellow singers keep the night moving at the 350 Grill!

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Radio Show #385 – Pintu Reaches Out to Those in Need at Thanksgiving

In West Springfield, Pintu, of the much-loved Indian restaurant that bears his name, is reaching out to help families this Thanksgiving.

For those in need, Pintu has created some terrific Thanksgiving meals that those interested are welcomed to come and pick up at his restaurant.

Pintu’s Indian Palace is located at 25 Park Avenue in West Springfield.

In this special conversation on Pioneer Valley Radio, you can hear the thoughts that led Pintu to this decision.

How Pintu’s Indian Palace is coping with the COVID-19 restrictions, is also a topic of discussion.

Web: www.pintusrestaurant.com

Email: pintu@pintusrestaurant.com

 

 

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Radio Show #384 – Theme Cakes By Joelene!

Joelene Hackett Guzzo followed a passion for baking and developed a successful brand, Theme Cakes By Joelene!

In this portrait of a Western Mass. entrepreneur, Joelene relates her transition from employee to the owner-operator of her own business.

Custom cakes, as baked by Joelene’s daughter under her mom’s watchful eye, are available for literally any occasion!

To Joelene’s surprise, COVID-19 has not impeded her progress, and might well indicate her specialties are a pleasant diversion!

The Wilbraham Shops  •  2341 Boston Rd.  •  Wilbraham, MA 01095

413-279-2253 (CAKE)

Web:  themecakesbyjoelene.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/ThemeCakesByJoelene

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Radio Show #383 – Mark Auerbach presents
“On The Mark” Featuring Bernadette Duncan, Brad Shepard and Susan Kaplan

Pioneer Valley Radio’s Mark Auerbach’s Westfield-based radio and television program “On The Mark” presents this episode entitled “Radio Days.”

Mark offers in-depth interviews with author, producer, teacher and radio personality Bernadette Duncan, Western Mass. veteran broadcaster Brad Shepard, and public radio’s Susan Kaplan.

Listen in, and enjoy the insights, anecdotes and career highlights of these broadcast professionals!

Listen to the program here.