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Plan Your Halloween Party 2010

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Plan Your Halloween Party 2010

Is this the year you are going to throw that Halloween Party you always have thought about?  In Part 2 of this year’s Worcester Halloween Guide we will be looking at ideas for throwing the best Halloween Party you can afford.  Last year’s post still stands as a good resource for the steps for Planning […]

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Worcester 2010 Halloween Planning Guide

Filed in Lifestyle, Things to Do by on October 19, 2010 4 Comments
Worcester 2010 Halloween Planning Guide

The Halloween Planning Guide for Worcester is back for 2010. Planning your Halloween Activities can be challenging in the midst of all the activity in the Fall. It is the first real “holiday” of the season.  Like last year we are providing the information in a 3 part series of posts with the first focusing […]

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Worcester Celebrates Oktoberfest in 2010

Worcester Celebrates Oktoberfest in 2010

Shrewsbury Street is celebrating the annual October tradition of Oktoberfest this weekend.  It makes brilliant sense to celebrate a beer and food festival on the hottest street for restaurants and taverns in Worcester.  They have actually made a catchy theme of it with the date which is 10-10-10.  There will be 10 venues participating with […]

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Free Museum Day for Central Mass

Free Museum Day for Central Mass

This Saturday September 25th the Smithsonian is continuing it’s annual tradition of sponsoring a Free Museum Day across the US.  In it’s 6th year this event is a great opportunity to explore area museums for free.  Here in Central, Massachusetts there is a wide range of museums. Last year we focused on the Worcester based […]

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Wachusett Mountain Festival 2010

Wachusett Mountain Festival 2010

MusicFest is taking place this Sunday at Mount Wachusett.  I know that some of you may be feeling the tease of the cooler crisper air with visions of skiing in your head but there is still some ways to go before we start getting snow here in New England.  Though Wachusett hopes to kick of […]

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Walk and Rock on Shrewsbury Street Tonight

Walk and Rock on Shrewsbury Street Tonight

If the weather finally clearing isn’t enough to get you out and about maybe great food and music on Worcester’s hopping Shrewsbury Street will.  Tonight a variety of popular restaurants on Shrewsbury St. will be hosting a Worcester event they are calling the the Walk & Rock.  From 6-11pm you can visit a variety of […]

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Worcester Telegram & Gazette Hangs Hopes on Fees

Filed in Business, Lifestyle, Local News by on August 16, 2010 0 Comments
Worcester Telegram & Gazette Hangs Hopes on Fees

We have known for quite a few months now that Worcester’s major local paper was going to start charging online users some kind of fees.  It was announced by both the Telegram & Gazette and the Boston Globe that this “metered model” approach was going to start today. As an organization (DirectoryofWorcester) that embraces the […]

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Worcester Memorial Auditorium Development Plans

Filed in Business, Featured, Lifestyle, Local News by on August 10, 2010 1 Comment
Worcester Memorial Auditorium Development Plans

The City of Worcester is hoping to sell the Worcester Memorial Auditorium next year (2011).  This historic building has been the subject of many renovation and redevelopment discussions for many years.  Built in 1933 as a multi-purpose hall and as a memorial for World War I it was recently put on a list of endangered […]

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Taste of Shrewsbury Street

Filed in Headline, Local Events, Things to Do by on June 20, 2010 0 Comments
Taste of Shrewsbury Street

2011 Update:  Taste of Shrewsbury Street will be taking place again on Tuesday June 21st, 2011.  The Shrewsbury Street Area Merchants Association continues to put on events to showcase the Shrewsbury Street businesses and this event in particular is one of their more popular ones.  People are usually ready to enjoy the promise of a […]

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Worcester – Green Community on Many Fronts

Filed in Business, Local News by on June 16, 2010 0 Comments
Worcester – Green Community on Many Fronts

Worcester’s road to Green Community designation has been a concerted effort for a long time.  Though the Massachusetts Green Communities Act is only a couple of years old the city of Worcester has been working toward some of the goals in the criteria for designation since Tim Murray was Mayor of Worcester during his tenure […]

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Assumption College Brings in New Leadership

Assumption College Brings in New Leadership

Time isn’t standing still for Assumption College.  As this Worcester based college continues to grow it announced this week that it has named a new provost and vice-president of academic affairs.  The college recently announced that Dr. Francis Lazarus of the University of Dallas will start work at the position starting June 15th. He has […]

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Kimball Farm Keeps Adding to the Fun

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Kimball Farm Keeps Adding to the Fun

Kimball Farms is a new favorite place for our family.  We mainly go there for miniature golf but this weekend we found a new attraction, batting cages. We have written about Kimball Farm before when we visited for the first time last summer.  Believe it or not we have yet to have the Ice Cream […]

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Worcester Out of Airport Business for $17 Million

Filed in Business, Featured, Local News by on May 28, 2010 1 Comment
Worcester Out of Airport Business for $17 Million

It’s hard to believe it has been a year since we posted about Mass Port agreeing to buy the Worcester Regional Airport from the city of Worcester.  The negotiations are finally over and Mass Port has agreed to  buy it for $17 million and some land transfers. The $17 million is also much needed in […]

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Old Sturbridge Village Sheep Shearing Weekend

Filed in Things to Do, Travel & Tourism by on May 26, 2010 0 Comments
Old Sturbridge Village Sheep Shearing Weekend

When you think of Memorial Day weekend you don’t think of Sheep Shearing but you do think of Family Fun.  Old Sturbridge Village is holding it’s 2010 Wool Days event this Saturday May 29th through Monday May 31st. The Memorial Day Weekend forecast currently looks pretty nice with temperatures in the 80’s and mostly sunny.  […]

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Worcester’s Hanover Insurance Big Mover in Globe 100

Filed in Business, Featured, Local News by on May 20, 2010 0 Comments
Worcester’s Hanover Insurance Big Mover in Globe 100

Hanover Insurance Group of Worcester jumped from 69 to Number 5 on the Globe 100 list this year.  It also topped the list of Financial Industry companies on the list.  Attributing it’s success to a conservative investment strategy Hanover Insurance seemed to be ahead of the rest of us in its views of the equity […]

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