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Springfield schools open $21M culinary and food center described as a national model

SPRINGFIELD.— A decade-long dream turned to reality on Friday when Springfield schools and local officials celebrated the opening of a $21 million, state-of-the-art Culinary and Nutrition Center that will serve 30,000 students daily. City and school officials, students, and representatives of Sodexo Food Service Company were part of a large crowd gathered for the ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new center, at 75 Cadwell Drive, in East Springfield. The event included music from the High School of Science and Technology band, a flag-raising ceremony and raves from guest speakers.https://www.masslive.com/news/2019/04/springfield-schools-open-21m-culinary-and-food-center-described-as-national-model.html

Bike Week- Complete Streets Demo Day May 11th -19th

Bike enthusiasts, municipalities and transportation partners have once again scheduled a great slate of activities for the 20th Annual Pioneer Valley chapter of Bay State Bike Week. This is a week that celebrates bicycling as a means of transportation as well as recreation and highlights new sections of shared use paths, improvements to local roads, and the wealth of energy and enthusiasm of the Pioneer Valley biking community. http://www.pvpc.org/content/20th-annual-pioneer-valley-bay-state-bike-week-%E2%80%93-may-11th-%E2%80%93-19th

Age-Friendly City Summit June 13th at the Ray Jordan Senior Center

The Live Well Springfield Coalition will be presenting their findings, and recommendation for an Age-Friendly Springfield on June 13th for 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM at the Ray Jordan Senior Center. The Age-Friendly Advisory Coalition, convened by LWS and the Public Health Institute of Western Mass, funded by a two-year grant from Tufts Health Plan Foundation, has led an assessment of the current housing and transportation conditions for seniors living in Springfield. Over the two years, the AFC Committee conducted a variety of community assessment strategies including but not limited to; walk audits, key informant interviews, focus groups, and workshop.  In addition, the coalition engaged senior residents throughout the assessment process to uncover their experience and perspectives. At the summit community resident and local partner will discuss plans and ideas to make Springfield an Age- Friendly City. To register for this event please click the link below. https://www.publichealthwm.org/what-we-do/coalition-building/live-well-springfield/agefriendly