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This newsletter will be sent on the first and third Wednesdays of each month.  If you would like to include a news item or announcement, please contact Maeve Shaughnessy.  
Are you or is someone in your program attending a conference or event?

Each year, ServiceNet is represented at dozens of conferences, fairs, and events. Employees often take brochures, pens, mugs, and other giveaways to spread knowledge of our wide variety of programs and services.

To request needed materials (brochures, flyers, giveaways), click the Events Material Request button on the intranet. Please submit your request a minimum of 2 weeks prior to the event.  

If unable to access the intranet, click the link below:

Please note, events not scheduled via the form cannot be guaranteed materials.

In order for ServiceNet to be best represented, we want to be best prepared to help you!

Any questions, please contact Maeve Shaughnessy.
IDEA System - Featured Idea 

What was the problem?
The corporate services team needed to find the most efficient way to send important announcements to the entire agency.

What's the solution?
Leaders sent emails to all managers to add items to their staff meeting agendas.

Kudos to the Corporate Services team!
Prospect Meadow Farm CSA Shares Pick-Up Locations



Hatfield:  Tuesday 3-4 pm, Thursday 5-6pm 103A Prospect Street

Northampton:  Tuesday 3:45-4:45pm 129 King Street

Chicopee:   Tuesday 5:30-6:15pm 355 Front Street

Florence:  Thursday 3:30-4:30pm 296 Nonotuck Street (back parking lot)


Agency Policies 101

Let's review the Dress Code

Staff are expected to dress in clothing that is clean, neat, and in good repair.  

Below is a list of clothing that should NOT be worn to work:
  • Cut off shorts
  • Spandex
  • Jeans
  • Tank tops/crop tops
  • Flip flops
  • Provocative or revealing clothing
  • Clothing featuring or alluding to alcohol, drugs, or nudity
  • T-shirts with slogans or writing
Prospect Meadow Farm Landscaping Service
This year, the Farm will be offering landscaping services for residents of the Pioneer Valley. 


Services include weekly/biweekly lawn mowing, landscaping, and handyman services.

  • The services are provided for a low cost, high quality, and the program is fully insured. 
  • Most cuts are between $20-$30
  • Call (413) 247-0361 for a FREE quote. 

Click here to download the flyer.

Come to the Franklin County Fair!
ServiceNet will be at the Franklin County Fair - bring your friends and family, and stop by our booth to say hello!


Located near the Round House, our booth will be featuring Prospect Meadow Farm.  Come take a picture in our farm photo stand or pet farm animals.


The fair opens Thursday 9/8 and runs through Sunday 9/11.

Wellness News
Beat the End of the Summer Blues

Labor Day is the unofficial end of summer and can sometimes lead to seasonal lethargy.  What are some remedies to survive this affliction?

1. Reframe It!  Think about what you love about fall, instead of fixating on what you don't like about the end of summer.

2. Must-See TV!  New shows will premiere and your favorites will be returning with new seasons.  Set your DVR!

3. Look Forward!  Apple picking, wearing cozy sweaters, drinking hot chocolate or your favorite pumpkin spice latte, and going for long walks are all awaiting you in the coming months!
A Little Trivia for Today...

In 1630, the town of Trimountaine, MA is officially renamed "Boston" and becomes the state capital.

In 1813the United States got its nickname, Uncle Sam. The name is linked to Samuel Wilson, a meat packer from Troy, New York, who supplied barrels of beef to the United States Army during the War of 1812.  

Wilson stamped the barrels with "U.S." for United States, but soldiers began referring to the grub as "Uncle Sam's." The local newspaper picked up on the story and Uncle Sam eventually gained widespread acceptance.

In 1979, ESPN premiered as a new cable television channel.

Actress Evan Rachel Wood turns 28 and comedienne Leslie Jones turns 48.

Happy Wednesday!