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Southwick’s More Than a Zoo – Really…

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Southwick’s More Than a Zoo – Really…

A trip to Southwick’s Zoo won out over the Celtic Festival this weekend.  Our children decided a trip to the zoo would be more fun though my husband and I were leaning more toward the festival…  We couldn’t complain though the trip to Mendon and Southwick was one we had on the radar screen anyway […]

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Worcester Farmers Markets A Plenty

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Worcester Farmers Markets A Plenty

Visiting and buying from the Worcester Areas various Farmers Markets are a great choice this summer. Many of us are getting back to basics as we are affected by the recession. Local farmers need our support to stay in business and nothing can beat the health benefits of fresh fruits and vegetables. Most of the […]

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Central Mass Vacation Deals

Filed in Travel & Tourism by on July 22, 2009 0 Comments
Central Mass Vacation Deals

When you live here it is easy to forget that Massachusetts can be a tourist destination.  The Central Massachusetts and Worcester County areas have alot to offer both tourists from outside of Massachusetts and those of us considering “staycations” this year. The recession is forcing everyone to make smarter choices and vacationing closer to home […]

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Worcester Airport Better Off With MassPort

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Worcester Airport Better Off With MassPort

The City of Worcester is going to be transferring ownership to the Mass Port Authority as part of a transportation reform bill in the StateHouse to streamline transportation in Massachusetts. This is a good move for Worcester since it will transfer management to an organization that is more experienced with all of the new nuances […]

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Swine Flu Fatal for 2 in Worcester County

Filed in Lifestyle by on July 14, 2009 1 Comment
Swine Flu Fatal for 2 in Worcester County

Yesterday the Massachusetts Department of Public Health issued a statement announcing 2 more deaths related to the H1N1(Swine) Flu.  The first was a 13 year old boy and the second a 64 year old man.  The second death is still pending official test results but the assumption right now is that he died of the […]

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Hanover Theatre Hosts Miss Massachusetts Pageant

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Hanover Theatre Hosts Miss Massachusetts Pageant

Last Friday The Hanover Theatre hosted the Miss Massachusetts Scholarship Pageant.  The winner Miss Fall River walked away with a $7,500 scholarship.  This is the first time that the pageant has been held in Worcester.  It used to be held in southern Massachusetts in New Bedford and Fall River(more recently).  Pageant organizers hope to broaden […]

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Worcester County Tortured by Rain

Filed in Lifestyle by on July 8, 2009 0 Comments
Worcester County Tortured by Rain

Flood conditions were the norm yesterday and today as severe weather moved through the Worcester County and Central Massachusetts area. A report on NECN confirms what most of us already know. We are soaked! With plenty of rain in June and the storms that have caused flash flooding in the last couple of days the […]

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Jon Lester Visits Quinsigamond Community College

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Jon Lester Visits Quinsigamond Community College

As a cancer survivor Jon Lester is a big supporter of the RedSox Jimmy Fund activities.  He visited Quinsigamond Community College yesterday to thank a group of supporters.  According to the Worcester Telegram: The school’s “Alpha Zeta Theta Cancer Fighters,” part of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society, raised $2,620 for the Jimmy Fund. Lester […]

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Bill Clinton Visits Worcester

Filed in Lifestyle by on June 13, 2009 1 Comment
Bill Clinton Visits Worcester

Whether you love him or hate him having former president Bill Clinton visit our city is pretty neat. This past week as reported by the Telegram.com and NECN he spoke at the Boys and Girls Club of Worcester. “The club was built in 2006 on a former brownfields site that was developed, in part, with […]

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Worcester Area Companies in the Globe 100

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Worcester Area Companies in the Globe 100

The Boston Globe comes out with a listing of the Globe 100 and we are glad to report that the Worcester County area was represented.  The companies are ranked per the Boston Globe based on: 1) Return on average equity, a measure of how effectively shareholder money is employed; 2) One-year percentage change in revenue; […]

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Worcester Polytechnic Institute BioManufacturing Program

Filed in Business, University College Life by on May 29, 2009 0 Comments
Worcester Polytechnic Institute BioManufacturing Program

Recently I was reading a local paper which had a small advertisement for an evening certificate program that was being offered by WPI here in Worcester.  As many people are having problems finding jobs these days programs like these are an important part of getting Massachusetts back on track. The program is an evening certificate […]

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Worcester Named in the Top 10 by Forbes

Filed in Lifestyle by on May 21, 2009 0 Comments
Worcester Named in the Top 10 by Forbes

Did you know that Worcester was named on Forbes List of Most Livable Cities in April?  Worcester ranked number 9 in a list of 15 US metro areas.  It was 1 of 3 Massachusetts areas that were represented.  Cambridge came in at Number 7 and Peabody came in at number 14.  New England was also […]

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