Around Town & In The Community – 2017

December 2017

Annual Pancake Breakfast

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Gardening the Community recently held their annual pancake breakfast at Trinity Church in Springfield. Pictured are members of the Gardening the Community family.



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November 2017

Shiloh Seventh-Day Adventist Church

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The children of Shiloh Seventh-Day Adventist Church honor Mrs. Alberta Howard at her 105th birthday celebration along with church officials and Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno who presented her with a proclamation.

October 2017


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Frank Jordan, special advisor with the Boston Red Sox, presents a special recognition to Viola Goodman as her family and friends look on during her 105th birthday celebration recently.

National Association For Black Veterans Commemoration


September 2017

“Hello Dolly”

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Dream Studios presented the Broadway musical “Hello Dolly” as part of its summer theater camp.

August 2017

Dora Robinson Retirement Celebration

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Family and friends gathered recently at Chez Josef to salute Dora Robinson (standing 3rd from right) at her retirement celebration and thank her for her many contributions to the city and the community.

July 2017


June 2017

Black College Tour

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Students going on the MLK Jr. Family Services Black College Tour assembled for a group photo before leaving on the bus trip.

May 2017


April 2017

Constructing Kings Youth Conference

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Malik Champlain spoke at the Constructing Kings Youth Conference at Springfield College.

March 2017

5th Annual Men's Prayer Breakfast

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Alden Baptist Church’s 5th Annual Men’s Prayer Breakfast featured Owen C. Tynes, a graduate of the Springfield Public Schools and winner of the 7th Annual Edward W. Brook III Oratorical Contest as the keynote speaker. Also on the program were Deacon David Williams, the Men’s Choir, Preacherman and the Singing Saints, Reverend Dr. Calvin J. McFadden, Sr. and Elder Jesse Burgess.

February 2017

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church’s Annual Dinner Dance

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From L to R: Vincent and Veta Daley with Springfield Carnival Association President Barrington Stephenson and Secretary Gloria Scarlett at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church’s Annual Dinner Dance held this year in honor of the late Vera O’Connor.

Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in the Region

Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in the Region

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January 2017


The Mason Square Health Task Force

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The Mason Square Health Task Force under the direction of Samantha Hamilton (third from right), Director of Public Health Initiatives for Martin Luther King Jr. Family Services, sponsored a health fair at the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center.

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