5 Things You Need to Know Today in Worcester – April 26, 2019

by | Apr 26, 2019 | Headlines, News

WORCESTER – In our latest daily feature, ThisWeekinWorcester.com will explore five important items and stories that Worcester and Central Massachusetts residents should keep a close eye on.

These five things can cover a whole range of subjects and issues that we feel are pertinent to understanding what’s going on in the City and the cities and towns surrounding Worcester.

In today’s edition — April 26, 2019 — New England VegFest is Coming to DCU Center this Weekend, Startup Worcester winners have been announced, the 110 Grill in Worcester is helping to end child hunger, a nurse’s bar crawl is planned for Shrewsbury St., and Friday’s Street Sweeping.

Here are the five things you need to know today in Worcester:

New England VegFest to Return to DCU Center

On Sunday, April 28, the New England VegFest returns to the DCU center with more than 100 vendors serving free samples, savory meals, sweet treats and an array of animal-friendly apparel and products. The event takes places from 12 PM to 5 PM.

The event is free!


Startup Worcester Award Winners Have Been Announced

Earlier this week, the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce, along with The Venture Forum and Worcester Clean Tech Incubator, selected 12 startup companies as the winners of the fifth Startup Worcester cohort.
This year’s StartUp Worcester winners are:

  • ACCL Marketing
  • AMBassadors Community Development, LLC
  • Breiter Planet Properties
  • GrowBox
  • HVK Children’s Foundation
  • In Virtu Data Solutions, LLC
  • Made in America
  • MyTipz
  • Paerpay
  • Phenic Natural Skincare
  • Proximate
  • Rydro Farming

Each company will receive year-long memberships to all three organizations effective May 2019 through May 2020. Participants also have access to mentors from SCORE, a service of the Small Business Administration, from whom they will receive support and guidance.

The 110 Grill Wants to End Child Hunger

110 Grill is partnering with the Massachusetts Restaurant Association to support Cooking Matters, which is part of Share Our Strength/No Kid Hungry.

On Monday, April 29, the 110 Grill in Worcester will be offering a featured menu where all proceeds from this lunch menu and dinner menu will be donated to help end childhood hunger in Massachusetts.

For those that can’t dine in on Monday, you can also donate to the cause online.


Street Sweeping Set to Begin in Belmont St., Plantation St. and Lake Ave Neighborhoods



Nurses’ Bar Crawl Coming to Shrewsbury St.

A National Nurses Day pub crawl celebrating the health care professionals of Worcester will take place on May 11 on Shrewsbury St. Participation is open to the public (21+). Each group will visit around 7 bars. All groups will end at a mutual afterparty location. Tickets include one beer ticket (valid at a specified location), snacks at each location, and custom event shirt! A portion of each ticket will be donated to a local charity.

The event is sponsored by Nauti Seltzer and Wachusett Brewing Co.


Lead photo: bostonfoodbae on Instagram

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Patrick Sargent is the founder and lead reporter for ThisWeekinWorcester.com. He was born and raised on Grafton Hill and is a graduate of Holy Name high school and Worcester State University. Previous to starting TWIW, he worked as a contributing reporter for the Worcester Sun. Before that, over the course of several years, he had stints with GoLocalWorcester, Worcester Magazine, the Leominster Champion and Fitchburg Pride. He can be contacted at [email protected]