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Collective Copies marks 30 years
AMHERST — Collective Copies marks its 30th anniversary May 1.
At 2 p.m. workers and friends will march on Amherst’s Pleasant Street, followed at 3 p.m. with an open house featuring worker-produced food and beverages and conversation at Collective Copies, 71 S. Pleasant St., Amherst.
At 5:30 Steve Strimer of Collective Copies’ Levellers Press will present a workshop for those interested in self-publishing. All events are free; the public is welcome.
Real estate firm
adds new associate
SOUTH HADLEY — ERA Laplante Real Estate recently announced the addition of Madeline Flood to its team of real estate agents in the Hampshire and Hampden counties.
Flood moved to this area from New York in 2010 and has 16 years’ experience in real estate. ERA Laplante Real Estate is an independently owned and operated member of the ERA Franchise Systems Inc.
Group seeks to
stock healthy food
NORTHAMPTON — A new initiative called Healthy Hampshire Markets is reaching out to managers and owners of small markets to help them increase the healthy options available to customers and to get the word out about what’s available.
Healthy Hampshire support staff will be working with owners and managers to overcome common barriers to stocking healthy foods by researching customer preferences, rearranging shelves and display racks to better promote healthy products and publicizing the stores’ efforts.
The newly-released 2013 version of the County Health Rankings revealed that 6 percent of residents in Hampshire County have trouble accessing healthy food. That’s more than 10,000 people.
Stores interested in participating in the program should contact Sarah Bankert at the SPIFFY Coalition, 413-586-4998, ext. 120, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Animal eye center moves to Whately
WHATELY — Animal Eye Care of New England recently opened a state-of-the art facility on Sandy Lane in Whately after six years in Sunderland.
The office is led by Dr. Isabel Jurk, who provides board-certified veterinary ophthalmology for companion animals, horses, farm animals, exotics, avian, reptiles, zoo animals, marine mammals and fish.
Jurk received her veterinary degree from the University of Giessen, Germany, and a master’s degree in specialized veterinary medicine from North Carolina State University.
Amherst M.D. lauded by medical society
AMHERST — Dr. Katherine J. Atkinson was recently honored by her peers as the 2013 Community Clinician of the Year of the Hampshire District Medical Society.
Board certified in family medicine, Atkinson is the president of Katherine J. Atkinson MD PC in Amherst. She has been practicing in the town since 2002. This winter she moved into a newly-constructed ‘green’ building, housing a state-of-the art medical-behavioral integrated practice.
Atkinson earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from California State University in Los Angeles and her medical degree from the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
Two join Goggins
NORTHAMPTON — Julie Rosten and Jaimie Fallon have joined Goggins Real Estate.
Rosten has lived locally for the past 18 years with her two daughters and has been involved in the community.
Fallon comes from a sales and financial background. He lives locally with his wife and young daughter.