Area briefs: WGBY to air hurricane relief show; Kohl featured at Know Your Town in South Hadley

  • Holyoke City Councilor and Nueva Esperanza interim director Nelson Roman talks about the donations the South Holyoke organization is handling for hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico on Tuesday, September 26, 2017. GAZETTE FILE PHOTO

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

WGBY to air Hurricane Maria relief show

SPRINGFIELD — PBS station WGBY on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. will air a special 30-minute episode of Presencia highlighting local relief efforts for Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria.

Presencia is a bilingual (Spanish-English) series featuring the Latino community of the region. Show co-host Veronica Garcia said the show will not only inform local viewers about recovery efforts in Puerto Rico, but also help prepare the region to absorb the many family members likely to join the western New England ranks in coming weeks and months.

Kohl to be featured at Know Your Town

SOUTH HADLEY — The next episode of Know Your Town on Thursday will feature town native Ashley Kohl, an entertainer and business owner.

Kohl is a former co-host of “Mass Appeal,” a daily lifestyle program and owner of O’Hana School of Performing Arts. The event begins at 7 p.m. at the South Hadley Middle School Library.