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Increasing Visibility for Hispanic Heritage Month

Filed in Lifestyle by on October 15, 2009 0 Comments
Increasing Visibility for Hispanic Heritage Month

Did you know that Hispanic Heritage Month comes to a close today?  I’m sure many of us may not have even been aware of it.  Worcester’s hispanic population was 15.1% as of the last census and given that the population has increased in Worcester I would guess that percentage has increased as well.  So assuming […]

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Central Mass Key Participant in Poetry Festival

Filed in Arts & Entertainment by on October 13, 2009 0 Comments
Central Mass Key Participant in Poetry Festival

The Massachusetts Poetry Festival is taking place this “weekend” starting Thursday.  Worcester will be hosting one of the events at the Worcester State College Blue Lounge this Thursday from 7-10pm.  Worcester is well known for its famous poets, with two of them being Poet Laureates for the United States.  Elizabeth Bishop holding that position for […]

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Blackstone Valley’s First Fall Family Festival

Filed in Travel & Tourism by on October 9, 2009 0 Comments
Blackstone Valley’s First Fall Family Festival

The small Central Massachusetts town of Whitinsville is the home of the first Fall Family Festival sponsored by the Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce.  Located less than 30 minutes from Worcester families will be able to enjoy bunch of activities including if you can believe it a pumpkin catapult(who knew). I have noticed the term […]

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Central Mass Will Walk for Juvenile Diabetes

Filed in Lifestyle by on October 8, 2009 0 Comments
Central Mass Will Walk for Juvenile Diabetes

Worcester State College will be the location for the Worcester Walk to Cure Diabetes. The walk will be taking place Sunday October 18th so there is time to register to participate in this great cause.  As the debate over healthcare and healthcare costs continues in Washington it is clear that certain diseases cost the nation […]

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Worcester Firefighters to be Rehired with Stimulus Funds

Filed in Lifestyle by on October 7, 2009 0 Comments
Worcester Firefighters to be Rehired with Stimulus Funds

Today the Patrick administration announced that they would be using discretionary funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) to rehire laid off firefighters across the commonwealth.  This is welcome news for Worcester who according to the Telegram will be able to use the funds for 16 firefighters. Congressman James McGovern is quoted in […]

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Worcester Tornadoes Change Hands

Filed in Sports by on October 6, 2009 0 Comments
Worcester Tornadoes Change Hands

Yesterday the Worcester Tornadoes announced that “controlling interest” had been sold to a group out of Maryland.  I must confess I was surprised since I have written about the great family experiences we’ve had attending the games.  When you get right down to it though the problem seems to be in their attendance numbers.  The […]

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Worcester’s Seven Hills Impacting Central Mass

Filed in Lifestyle by on October 5, 2009 0 Comments
Worcester’s Seven Hills Impacting Central Mass

Last week Children’s Aid and Family Service opened a new $2.5 million facility in Fitchburg. Children’s Aid & Family Service is a non-profit organization owned by Seven Hills Foundation headquartered in Worcester. CAFS has offices in Worcester and Fitchburg and has been serving Central Mass since 1876. The Sentinel reported that the facility will serve […]

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Worcester Sharks BOGO Free Offer

Filed in Sports by on October 2, 2009 0 Comments
Worcester Sharks BOGO Free Offer

The Worcester Sharks are kicking off the 2009-2010 season this weekend in Glen Falls, New York but the news of the day is their BOGO offer for the month of October.  If you are a big shoe shopper you might be familiar with the term.  Payless and Famous Footwear use the Buy One Get One […]

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Worcester’s DCU Center Hosts Swine Flu Conference

Filed in Lifestyle by on October 1, 2009 0 Comments
Worcester’s DCU Center Hosts Swine Flu Conference

This week Worcester hosted a “Swine Flu Conference” at the DCU Center.  Governor Patrick, John Auerbach of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and healthcare workers from hospitals around the state gathered to get updated on the latest plans for tackling the possible outbreak of the H1N1 Flu. As we reported back in July the […]

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Worcester Gets Ready to Smile

Filed in Lifestyle by on September 30, 2009 0 Comments
Worcester Gets Ready to Smile

Let’s face it if you are not from Worcester you may not know about World Smile Day. Yes it is a “holiday” that takes place every 1st Friday of October since 1999. The concept is pretty straightforward with the moto being “Do an act of kindness. Help one person smile”. In today’s fast paced, stressed […]

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Wings of Freedom Visit Worcester

Filed in Arts & Entertainment by on September 29, 2009 0 Comments
Wings of Freedom Visit Worcester

If you are a plane buff or even just an admirer of history you are in for a treat.  The Wings of Freedom Tour is in Worcester’s Regional Airport for a couple of days. The tour brings historic planes to communities across the United States.  On display you will find the B-17, B-24 and P-51 […]

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Worcester Area Real Estate Continues to Improve

Filed in Lifestyle by on September 28, 2009 0 Comments
Worcester Area Real Estate Continues to Improve

At the end of July we reported that Worcester Real Estate was on the up trend.  We are happy to report that the improvement in real estate prices is continuing for both Worcester and the surrounding towns.  The last report was updated with June data.  This report is based on information through the end of […]

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Wachusett Mountain Festivals for Central Mass

Filed in Arts & Entertainment by on September 25, 2009 0 Comments
Wachusett Mountain Festivals for Central Mass

Have you visited Mount Wachusett lately?  Ski Season isn’t here yet but Wachusett stays pretty busy on the “offseason”.  This weekend they are holding their 19th annual KidsFest festival.  This is a great event for older kids with it’s more extreme sports type focus.  There will plenty for the younger kids to do but sometimes […]

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Worcester Participating in Free Museum Day

Filed in Travel & Tourism by on September 24, 2009 1 Comment
Worcester Participating in Free Museum Day

Smithsonian Magazine is sponsoring free countrywide museum day this Saturday, September 26th.  You will be able to get a free admission card for you and a guest to many of Massachusetts best museums, including most of the ones in Worcester. Worcester does a lot to promote the arts in Central Massachusetts because it has many […]

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Mass College of Pharmacy Transforming Worcester

Filed in Lifestyle by on September 22, 2009 0 Comments
Mass College of Pharmacy Transforming Worcester

Yesterday the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences opened their new $10 million academic center in Worcester.  The new building next to the DCU center is another step in the expansion that MCPHS has done in the Worcester/Central Mass area. Colleges are a big part of the Worcester economy and this expansion is more […]

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