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Ben Yu snaps a board with a side kick during the Warm the Children Tae Kwon Do Board-Break-a-Thon at the Greenfield Tae Kwon Do Center on Saturday, with a pile of broken boards seen in the foreground. Recorder/Micky Bedell

Using their energy to help kids

Friday, November 28, 2014

GREENFIELD — With a powerful shout of “Kyah!” Greenfield Tae Kwon Do Center red belt Benjamin Yu drove his foot through three solid pine boards, snapping all of them at once. Black belt student Liz Schwaiger, who was holding the board ready for Yu’s strike, took the splintered halves and tossed them on to a growing pile of timber in … 0

Working full time isn’t always enough

Friday, November 7, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — Landing a new full-time job as a teller at a local bank has finally given Turners Falls resident Ashley Laramie something she’s been after for years — a job with a regular, set schedule. And she certainly needs it, because raising her 3-year-old daughter, Ameliya, as a single mother has … 0

Warm the Children helps Northfield family

Friday, October 17, 2014

NORTHFIELD — New clothes are not a luxury that Northfield resident Lucinda Jordan is used to receiving. As an unemployed single mother of two young girls, Jordan, 27, is more accustomed to making what she does have last, instead directing her limited funds toward paying her bills and feeding her daughters, Jazilyn, 7, … 0