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The 15th annual Humanics in Action Day, a Springfield College (SC) tradition, took place on Sept. 26. The event unites SC and its surrounding neighborhoods to work on community-service projects. Each year, about 2,000 students, faculty, staff, and alumni fan out across Springfield to read to children, clean up vacant lots, repair sidewalks, and generally make connections with the community. Top left: SC students work in the community garden. Top right: taking a break from yard work, left to right, are SC students Alissa Burian, Kim DiManna, Lynsey Majka, Lauren Peladeau, and Jessica Lajoie. Bottom right: from left, Adrienne Osborne, Upper Hill Neighborhood Council president; Ariel Zaleski, SC student trustee; Mary-Beth Cooper, SC president; Emmanuel Adero, Old Hill Neighborhood Council president; and Denise Cogman, director of Springfield School Volunteers.
The 16th annual Table Top Showcase & Business Networking Event was recently held at the Castle of Knights in Chicopee. More than 100 exhibitors met with attendees from the business community. Left: Melinda Thomas, far right, development director for the Thomas J. O’Connor Animal Control & Adoption Center, speaks with Anita Bird (left), office manager, and Amanda Gagnon, community organizer, both from MGM Springfield. Right: Joel Mollison (left), president, and Brian Sullivan, vice president, of Northeast IT Systems Inc.