Archive for the 'Business' Category

City Bakery Opens — Free Pie

June 23rd, 2017 | Comments Off on City Bakery Opens — Free Pie

A New Holyoke “Skyscraper”

October 10th, 2014 | Comments Off on A New Holyoke “Skyscraper”

Federal Trucks and G. Haarmann

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Franklin Restaurant, 1929

September 26th, 2014 | Comments Off on Franklin Restaurant, 1929

O’Donnell’s Package Store

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Suggested Holyoke Books

Mountain Park -- The Holyoke destination we all loved.

Mount Holyoke College

Mount Holyoke College, Postcard History by Donna Albino. Many Holyoke women have attended Mount Holyoke. Author also maintains an amazing MHC website based upon her personal collection.

Holyoke - Chicopee, A Perspective

Holyoke-Chicopee: A Perspective, by Ella Merkel DiCarlo. DiCarlo, a former Transcript columnist offers a fascinating compilation of her essays. Published in 1982, this out-of-print book is worth looking for in the aftermarket.


Holyoke, by Craig Della Penna. The first Holyoke book in the Arcadia series, published in 1997.

Belle Skinner Collection

Belle Skinner Collection, by Ruth Isabel Skinner. Published in 1933, this book is long out of print but copies are still available in the aftermarket.

Mitch Epstein: Family Business

Mitch Epstein: Family Business Published in 2003, available in the aftermarket. Epstein's furniture.