August 2011 News Posts (7)

Smola Announces “Roots of Remembrance” Tornado Reforestation Project

Part of the Tornado Cleanup initiative (see previous post) will include “Roots of Remembrance” – an undertaking to reforest much of the tornado damaged areas, by planting trees in honor of victims of 9/11.

Anyone interested in sponsoring the planting of a tree in recognition of 9/11 may do so by making a donation through:…


Added by CMS Chamber Online on August 30, 2011 at 12:42pm — No Comments

Life's Little Annoyances (Don't Let Them Get To You)

Critical, and sometimes life-altering, situations can happen that throw us totally off kilter: losing one's job, developing a serious illness (oneself or a loved one), or natural disasters such as floods, paralyzing snow and/or ice storms, hurricanes or tornadoes. How well we weather these devastating, out of our control circumstances depends on the strength of our resiliency.

Resilience, as defined by the American Psychological Association, is the process of adapting well in the… Continue

Added by Rita Schiano on August 30, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

Rep. Smola Announces Massive Tornado Cleanup on September 11

Read the entire press release from Rep. Todd Smola's office for all the details about the Tornado Cleanup day happening on the National Day of Remembrance.

Smola PR_Tornado Cleanup_NationalDayofService.pdf

Be a part! Volunteer or register for assistance.

Added by CMS Chamber Online on August 29, 2011 at 4:12pm — No Comments

How Well Do You Weather Life's Storms?

Willa Cather wrote: "There are some things you learn best in calm, and some in storm." How well we weather the tempests in life, how quickly we bounce back from adversities and calamities, depends largely on our level of resilience.

Research on resilience has shown us that people who cannot deal with their emotions may become more narrow-minded and rigid in their view of themselves and their place in the world. A lack of understanding of our personal histories -- what Aristotle… Continue

Added by Rita Schiano on August 24, 2011 at 4:25pm — No Comments

MA Dept. of Agricultural Resources: Hurricane Preparation Plans

Hurricane Preparation Plans Reminder

In light of forecasts that are predicting New England will potentially be impacted by Hurricane Irene,  the MDAR Division of Animal Health is reminding everyone that establishing a plan of action in preparation of any type of emergency can minimize injury and property loss.  A template to assist you in developing a farm emergency plan is available on our website at…


Added by CMS Chamber Online on August 24, 2011 at 3:24pm — No Comments

The 2011 Massachusetts Sales Tax Holiday Weekend

The Massachusetts sales tax holiday will occur on August 13 and 14, 2011 and on those days, non-business sales at retail of single items of tangible personal property costing $2,500 or less are exempt from sales and use taxes, subject to certain exclusions. The following do not qualify for the sales tax holiday exemption and remain subject to tax: all motor vehicles, motorboats, meals, telecommunications services, gas, steam, electricity, tobacco products and any single item…


Added by CMS Chamber Online on August 10, 2011 at 2:14pm — No Comments


Pan-Mass Challenge riders will begin to arrive to our area later this week. The Opening Ceremonies take place on Friday evening at the Sturbridge Host Hotel (broadcast live on WCVB Channel 5) and the ride begins in Sturbridge at 5:30am on Saturday.…


Added by CMS Chamber Online on August 3, 2011 at 1:51pm — No Comments

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