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Wednesday, December 31 1969

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NY Times Bestselling Author Comes to Western Mass

From a Jewish Federation of Western Massachusetts press release:

Enjoy a morning with A.J. Jacobs, New York Times bestselling Author and Editor at Large at Esquire Magazine.  Jacobs will discuss his year of living biblically, ("A Year of Living Biblically") and his quest to achieve bodily perfection, ("Drop Dead Healthy").

Reminder: Take a Hike Tomorrow

From a Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation press release:

The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) proudly announces the Commonwealth's participation in this year's First Day Hikes. Ringing in the New Year with a brisk walk through a state park is a tradition that started more than 20 years ago right here in Massachusetts at DCR's Blue Hills Reservation.

Ice Safety Tips from DCR

From a Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation press release:

With the colder weather approaching, Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) officials are urging outdoor enthusiasts to use caution on the ice. Walking, ice fishing or other activities on one of DCR's frozen ponds is a great way to get out and enjoy the fresh air during winter.

Take a Hike on New Year's Day

From a Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation press release:

The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) proudly announces the Commonwealth's participation in this year's First Day Hikes. Ringing in the New Year with a brisk walk through a state park is a tradition that started more than 20 years ago right here in Massachusetts at DCR's Blue Hills Reservation.

Fifth Drug Take Back A Success!

From a Northwestern District Attorney's Office press release:

The Office of Northwestern District Attorney David E. Sullivan and partners collected 75 boxes for a total 1,847 pounds, or almost a ton, of unwanted drugs during Saturday’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, keeping them away from the wrong hands – and out of the environment.

CHCFC Profiled on Simplyliving

Did you see the Community Health Center of Franklin County's segment on WGGB's Simplyliving program a couple of weeks ago?  The local nonprofit was featured in a piece about affordable healthcare.  If you missed it, you can watch it here.  Afterwards, you can find out more about CHCFC by watching our coverage of their grand opening, national health center week events, and overall mission.  Just click on the "Read More" link to get started.

Cleaning Up After Your Pet is Important

From a Greenfield Department of Public Works (DPW) press release:

The Dept of Public Works would like to remind residents of the importance of cleaning up wastes from their dogs.  It is estimated that there are over 2300 dogs in Greenfield.  Over the past few years the Town has been installing dog “potty stations” in many areas to facilitate the proper cleanup of dog wastes.  Currently stations are located at Beacon Field, Shattuck Park (north and south sides), the swimming area, bike path, Hillside Park, Green River Park and the Energy Park.

Volunteers Needed to Help Prevent Falls

From a Franklin County Home Care Corporation press release:

Many seniors experience fear of falling and restrict their activities. A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls is a Healthy Aging curriculum that teaches practical strategies to reduce this fear and increase activity levels. Franklin County Home Care’s Healthy Aging program needs volunteers to learn about falls prevention and then teach community workshops.

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