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Celebrating 100 Years

AM7J1979AM7J2257AM7J2291AM7J2091AM7J2363The Dunbar Centennial Extravaganza to celebrate Dunbar Y Family & Community Center’s 100 years of service in Springfield was held recently at Chez Josef in Agawam. Top left: Dr. Mary Anne Herron, director, Education Initiatives, Harold Grinspoon Charitable Foundation; Dora Robinson, executive director, United Way of Pioneer Valley; and Lucille Kennedy, owner, Solid Gold Beauty Palace. Top right: Dunbar Y Family & Community Center and Springfield YMCA staff: Lavar Click, Sports & Rec coordinator; Andrea Lee, executive director, Downtown Family Center; Nick Haenchen, associate vice president, human resources; Pam Mikaelian, senior vice president and chief financial officer; Janice Watson, Dunbar Y Family & Community Center; Nikki Durham, Springfield YMCA director, development & communication; David Farrell, program director. Center left: left to right, Rev. Talbert Swan II, Spring of Hope Church and Dunbar Y board chair; Sarah Williams, Springfield Y; Marisha Clinton and Lisa Clinton, who accepted recognition for Peggy Clinton; Janice Watson, executive director, Dunbar Y Family & Community Center; and Kristine Allard, chief operating officer, YMCA of Greater Springfield. Center right: back row, Dr. Scott Barnett; Dr. Michelle Barnett; Tamira Powe; Terry Powe, Brookings School principal, and her husband, attorney Maurice Powe; front row, Maya Powe, Maurice Powe Jr., Noah Barnett, and Nina Barnett. Bottom left: back row, Ellen Freyman, attorney, Shatz, Schwartz and Fentin; Madelyn Christiansen, physical therapist assistant; Steven Bradley, vice president, Government & Community Relations and Public Affairs, Baystate Health; John Koomson, director, Community Health Centers, Baystate Health; Dr. Andrew Balder; Gloria Williams, Teen Parent program director, YMCA of Greater Springfield; Cynthia Summer; Dora Robinson; and Mable Sharif, community liaison and outreach specialist, Baystate Mason Square Neighborhood Health Center; front row, Annamarie Golden, Community Relations and Community Benefits, Baystate Health; Rosemond Koomson; and Barbara Gresham, Springfield School Committee.
(Photos by Ed Cohen)

Looking Forward

IMG_4784IMG_4753IMG_4774Ed Henry, top left, chief White House correspondent for Fox News, served as the keynote speaker for this year’s Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield Outlook 2014 luncheon program, joined by Suzanne Bump, left, Massachusetts state auditor, who spoke about events at the state level and her own take on the state outlook. The program, held on Feb. 24 at the MassMutual Center, allowed Henry to provide insights into the political scene in Washington, D.C. Throughout his tenure at Fox, Henry has covered all major news stories involving President Obama and his administration. He represents Fox News in the White House press corps and also served as president of the White House Correspondents’ Assoc. from 2012 to 2013.
(Photos by Lenny Underwood)

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