Archive for the 'Holyoke Sports' Category

Meyer Cohen and Al Mello Meet in Star Bout

February 20th, 2014 | Comments Off on Meyer Cohen and Al Mello Meet in Star Bout

A Crack Basketball Team

February 13th, 2013 | Comments Off on A Crack Basketball Team

Mother Recovers Her Child: Della Penna Bros.

October 7th, 2009 | 2 Comments

This Day in Holyoke History: June 22

June 22nd, 2009 | Comments Off on This Day in Holyoke History: June 22

Holyoke’s Big Leaguer, Pat Shea

February 21st, 2007 | Comments Off on Holyoke’s Big Leaguer, Pat Shea


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.