Regent Park Nursing Home gave three gentlemen the chance to get out into the fresh air and spend some quality man time at the Lions Club Fishing Pond in Holyoke Thursday, Aug. 16. The weather was perfect—maybe a bit chilly—but that didn’t deter th...
Who among us has never sneaked a chuckle at a child’s silly blunder or flaw in logic?
Imagine a kid starting the microwave before putting in the food. Or perhaps repeatedly pushing down the lever in frustration, trying to toast a pop tar...
As I understand it, a “flexitarian” is vegetarian who eats meat, which to my way of thinking, is kind of against the whole concept of being a vegetarian in the first place.
My eighth-grade English teacher called such a word an...
What to do with your garden harvest
Do you have tomatoes, corn and zucchini taking over the counter and the refrigerator? All the fruits of your labor are now bountiful and wonderful, but what to do with it all?
Eating some of your fresh produce is enjo...
It surprised me and made me sad when I saw that the Family Dollar Store was allowed to come to Holyoke.
It seems to me we should support and encourage our hometown people and businesses such as Randy and Jackie’s Simple Spending. Things a...
No-nonsense Miss Casewell (Karen Swan) successfully tempts an ill-tempered Mrs. Boyle to leave the room with her loud music and unexpected dancing during their stay at Monkswell Manor guest house. —Enterprise photoGiles Ralston (Maury Kramer, at le...
In honor of one of the most popular drinks of all time, last weekend I cooked up some KOOL treats that put an excellent exclamation point on the end of summer.
Just in case you don’t know, Kool-Aid was invented in Hastings, Neb. (my ho...
The company looking to build an infrastructure of fiber optics into Holyoke as well as across the entire state of Colorado says it acts very similar to an interstate for information, or data.
“We’re a middle mile network,” said Gretchen Dirks, vice...
Baby Bear Hugs is excited to announce the winners of the 2012 Sweetest Baby-Toddler Contest.
First place was awarded to Tenley Kay Becker, the daughter of Tim and Monica Becker.
Skyla Rain Renner received second place. She is the daughter of Amanda Renn...
Holyoke Fellowship of Christian Athletes is gearing up for the 2012-13 school year with an FCA Fan Rally Monday, Aug. 20 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Peerless Center gym.
FCA fans are parents and community members who have supported FCA. That includes gu...
Colorado now has a Cottage Foods Act which allows Colorado residents to manufacture non-potentially hazardous foods in home kitchens and sell directly to consumers. Foods covered under this legislation are limited to jams, jellies, preserves, fruit butter...
On Saturday, Aug. 25 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Phillips County Event Center commercial kitchen, CSU Extension agents from the Golden Plains Area will be presenting a workshop to teach water bath food preservation techniques.
The workshop will begin with...
Progressive 15 will be inducting a new group of Plains Alumni at their Fall Conference on Sept. 13-14. The public’s assistance is requested and Progressive 15 would like to hear from anyone who would like to nominate someone.
There are only two criteri...
After the recent discovery of anthrax in a cow in Logan County, health officials would like to reassure communities that any threat to the public’s health is extremely low.
“Anthrax is not transmitted person to person,” said Dr. Tony Cappello, the ...
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has launched a new campaign to help educate Coloradans about vaccination benefits available through the Affordable Care Act.
“The Affordable Care Act requires health insurers to provide full chil...
Eleven new teachers gathered Wednesday, Aug. 8 for their first day in the Holyoke School District. The bunch is eager to get the school year rolling.
Students will fill the schools Wednesday, Aug. 22 for the first day of the 2012-13 year.
New shoes have been purchased, that final family vacation is in the books and now it is time for kids to hit the books. It is also about time for parents to snap that all important first day of school photo.
Students in Holyoke Re-1J School District will...
Wednesday, Aug. 22: Breakfast burrito or fruit muffin choice, sliced apples, milk.
Thursday, Aug. 23: Cheesy scrambled eggs or bagel with toppings, mandarin oranges, milk, juice.
Friday, Aug. 24: Egg and cheese muffin o...
The United States Achievement Academy announced recently that Danielle Brandt has been recognized by the United States Achievement Academy as a student of excellence in leadership merit.
This is a prestigious honor very few students can hope to attain. I...
Justin Heermann, the son of Eldon and Christine Heermann and a 2008 graduate of Holyoke High School, graduated from the Stanford University School of Engineering June 17 with a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science.
During his time at Standford,...