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COMEDY BENEFIT The Sandi Kupperman Learning Center of Temple Beth El invites the community to a Comedy Night honoring Seymour Frankel on May 6 at Temple Beth El, 979 Dickinson St., Springfield. The night will feature Joel Chasnoff, who is a stand-up comedian and writer with stage and screen credits in eight countries, and author of the comic memoir, “The 188th Crybaby Brigade,” about his year as a combat soldier in the Israeli Army. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. with the Comedy Show following at 7:30 p.m. The cost is $54 per person. All proceeds will benefit The Sandi Kupperman Learning Center, which provides educational programming for all ages.
For reservations, contact The Sandi Kupperman Learning Center at 413-737-0170 by April 18.
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Saulnier named interim assessor
SPRINGFIELD – Citing her experience with the city as a hired consultant under the Springfield Finance Control Board, her vast knowledge of state assessing laws and service as a member and past president of the Massachusetts Association of Assessing Officers, Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and Chief Administrative and Financial Officer Lee C. Erdmann announced on March 30 that Christine M. Saulnier will serve as an interim city assessor for an initial period of 90 days while the city’s Personnel Department conducts a search for a permanent assessor.
Saulnier replaces former City Assessor Carol Smith whose employment with the city was separated on March 19.
Saulnier will be one of three city assessors who are responsible for administrative and technical work, determining valuation of real and personal property for municipal tax purposes, determining the municipal tax rate for submission to the mayor and Springfield City Council, levying various municipal taxes and for abating taxes in accordance with state statute.
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Catholic Charities; Christ Presbyterian Church; City of Springfield Office of Housing; Greater Springfield Habitat for Humanity; Episcopal Diocese of Western Mass; HAP Housing; Rebuilding Together; Salvation Army; Springfield Christian Ministries Disaster Relief; Springfield Partners for Community Action; and United Way of Pioneer Valley.
Its mission is “to ethically
support disaster survivors in Springfield by meeting unmet needs while creating a sustainable
“I’m very pleased that Christine Saulnier has accepted this position with the city of Springfield. She is very knowledgeable in her field and it is vitally important that the city hire someone with her experience and knowledge on a temporary basis during an extremely busy time in the Assessors Department until a permanent replacement is named,” Sarno said. “In addition to her work as an assessor, I have requested a complete review and evaluation of the department to determine what cost saving measures can be implemented.”
Saulnier possesses more than
30 years of experience in the field and has served as an assessor for the Town of East Longmeadow since 2006.
Saulnier has a bachelor’s
degree from Anna Maria College in Paxton and has attended numerous courses offered through the International Association of Assessing Officers, Massachusetts Association of Assessing Officers and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Revenue.
model for long-term recovery.” Formed a month after the June
1, 2011 tornadoes ripped through Western Massachusetts, Springfield Community Together currently has a case manager and volunteer coordinator on staff. Its office is at the Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts, which is the group’s non-profit fiscal sponsor. CRWRC’s Disaster Response
Services unit is a group of volunteers who travel across the U.S. and Canada to help disaster- stricken communities with recovery planning, capacity building, needs assessments, home repair and construction. The Christian Reformed Church of North America founded the non-profit ministry in 1972.
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Please join us on April 25!
Redstone Rehabilitation and Nursing Center and Care Alternatives will be hosting a free interactive program on alternative therapies.
Learn how we integrate therapies such as Reiki,Tibetan Bowl Therapy,Aromatherapy, Touch and more to compliment the loving and compassionate care that hospice provides. Complimentary refreshments will be served.
April 25, 2012 – 4:00 p.m.
Redstone Rehabilitation and Nursing Center 135 Benton Drive, East Longmeadow, MA 01028 RSVP by April 24 — 413-525-3336
Relax. Renew. Revitalize. We’re taking a different approach to hospice and you’re invited to join us.
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