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Tea for Many
20131003_sq_0006LadyPodiumPlenty of creative hats graced the seventh annual Square One Tea, held at the Log Cabin Banquet and Meeting House. More than 300 men and women from the private and public sectors came together to support Square One, as proceeds will help to fund early-education programming, as well as family services and support. Left: from left, Kathryn Kirby, Youth Employment Manager at the Regional Employment Board of Hampden County; Kimberley Lee, vice president of advancement for Square One; Kathy Cardinale, principal of Cardinale Design; Francie Richardson, account manager at NEPM; and Pamela Kirby. Right: Joan Kagan, president and CEO of Square One, addresses the sellout crowd.


School’s In
Ribbon-CuttingBaystate Academy Charter Public School, a college preparatory school founded by Baystate Health in Springfield, opened its doors recently with a formal ribbon-cutting ceremony and community day. Students participated in dancing and other activities at the school’s newly renovated campus on Franklin Street. The academy has a curricular focus on health sciences and a longer school day, encouraging students to engage in extracurricular activities and community service. Pictured, from left: students Nathan Santiago, Aidan Kesler, Mulan Foggs, Jayden Orr, Aaliyah Lopez, and Taryn Cheeks; Dean of Students and trustee Marjorie Hurst; and Tim Sneed, the school’s executive director, take part in the ribbon cutting.



Center for Recovery
Frank_Gallo2Michael_StraiteThe Center for Human Development recently announced the opening of the Traumatic Stress Recovery Center, a new outpatient clinic, located at 342 Birnie Ave. in Springfield. An open house introduced Clinic Director Frank Gallo, left, a retired Rhode Island police officer and former associate professor of Criminal Justice at Western New England University. At right is Michael Straite, director of the state Department of Veterans’ Services.

Virtual Concerns
CYBERCyberspace has been called a “bad neighborhood with bad people lurking in virtual places.” Bay Path College, in collaboration with the Economic Development Council of Western Mass., recently hosted a Cybersecurity Summit focusing on anti-terrorism and information security, to launch its new master’s degree program in Cybersecurity Management. Pictured, from left, are keynote speaker Robert Milton, retired commander of the London Metropolitan Police Service, New Scotland Yard, and Managing Director, Milton Tezelin Ltd. providing international
antiterrorism security training; David Martin, Risk Management Expert; and Dr. Larry Snyder, Director of Bay Path’s MS in Cybersecurity Management.



Celebrity Weekend
YcelebrityJeffSattlerTravisBestReneeMcDonald_KirkSmithThe YMCA of Greater Springfield’s Celebrity Classic Weekend recently brought together celebrities for a weekend of socializing, golf, and bowling. The fund-raiser will enable the Y to continue to improve the lives of area teens. Pictured at the Cold Spring Golf Club in Belchertown is YMCA Board Chair Jeff Sattler, retired NBA player and Springfield native Travis Best, Renee MacDonald, and YMCA of Greater Springfield President and CEO Kirk Smith.









Tribute to Jimmy
3-with-statueStatueFamily and friends of Jim Vinick, long-time Dana-Farber Cancer Institute supporter and BusinessWest 2013 Difference Maker, joined him on Oct. 12 to unveil a statue he commissioned to celebrate Dana-Farber’s rich history. The bronze sculpture features Dr. Sidney Farber, a pioneer in childhood cancer, and his 12-year-old patient, Einar “Jimmy” Gustafson, whose bedside broadcast on the radio program Truth or Consequences in 1948 moved New Englanders to champion the fight against cancer. Above left, from left, are Vinick; Suzanne Fountain, director of the Jimmy Fund; and Brian Hanlon, the sculptor who created the statue.

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