Below you will find a variety of news items for the Northampton Survival Center.
In Memoriam – William Mackey
NORTHAMPTON – William R. Mackey, 69, of Northampton, passed away Tuesday, May 2, 2017, at home, with his loving family by his side. He was born May 31, 1947, in Holyoke to the late Arthur and Shirley (Morton) Mackey. He was a graduate of Northampton High School and served in the United States Army. When he returned home, he became an arborist at Cotton Tree Service and Asplundh. He later went to work at the Coca Cola Company for over 25 years as a filler operator.Read More
Post Office Food Drive! Saturday, May 13th
The Post Office Food Drive (POFD) is an annual event held on the second Saturday in May that the National Association of Letter Carriers organizes across the country. The Northampton Survival Center is the grateful recipient of the food collected in Northampton, Florence, and Leeds. If you are interested in volunteering, it is a fun event for families or groups of friends. In 2016, the NSC received just over 26,000 pounds of food.Read More
Florence Bank Customer Choice Awards
We are so grateful to Florence Bank for donating $100,000 to local non-profit organizations in their Annual Customers' Choice Community Grants Program. We are also very thankful to everyone who voted for us, resulting in a check for $3,689.00 that will help purchase more fresh and local produce for our clients. Pictured are Amy Marsters from the Center and Monica Curhan from Florence Bank.Read More
In Memoriam – Leah Goldwater
With deep sorrow and love, we report the passing of Leah "Dolly" Goldwater on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016, in her 94th year.
Leah was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Pauline Farber and Issac Coleman. She spent much of her childhood in Atlantic City, New Jersey, during the era of 'Boardwalk Empire' and the Great Depression. She enjoyed salt water taffy and body surfing in the Atlantic with her younger sister Janet, and older sister Sarah.Read More