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

by | Sep 5, 2019 | Headlines, News

Crompton Collective Hosting Craft Market for Female Makers on Sunday

In celebration of their seventh anniversary, Crompton Collective will be hosting the Makes Like a Girl market featuring 50 local women selling handmade items.

The event will take place from 11 AM to 3 PM in the White Room and Crompton Patio. The afternoon will have a Dog Gift Mobile Shop and the 90+ Cellars Rose Truck [see photo below]. 

The Haberdash will have a special Girl Power Clothing booth, and do-it-yourself stations for tea blending, face masks and bath salts.

PigOut Bakery will also be at the event with a Vegan Bakery Pop-Up. 


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90+ Cellars Rose Truck/Photo:Facebook


ThisWeekinWorcester.com Celebrating Two Year Mark

We here at ThisWeekinWorcester.com would like to thank all of our loyal readers and followers for their continued and relentless support.

As we always say, “It’s a work in progress.” — and we have all of you to thank for allowing us to progress as quickly as we have.

Since Sept. 5, 2017, we’ve been lucky enough to have 1.5 million people visit our site and read our stories 2.5 million times. In the past six months alone, we’ve seen incredible growth with our highest traffic volume happening during Summer 2019. 

Between June 1 to August 31, 2019, nearly 500k people visited our site and read our content nearly 800k times. And if the numbers in this report are correct, our traffic in July 2019 was nearly 25% of Telegram.com’s digital audience. [Additionally, our traffic in June and August were substantially higher than in July.]

A special thanks to our contributors Darcy Schwartz, Madison Friend, Charlene Arsenault, Samantha Sarafin, Heather Cameron, Dan Barletta, John Curtin and Ken Powers for all of their great work this year. 

Thanks to media partnerships with the016.com and Unity Radio, we’ve been able to expand our reach in Central Mass. and across the state. 

In the coming weeks, we will be making an announcement on the ThisWeekinWorcester.com Radio Show on Unity Radio 97.9 FM, we will be releasing our newest weekly calendar feature “Here’s What’s Happening this Week in Worcester,” and we will see an increase in content from contributing writers. 

We will continue to do our best work from the kitchen table and look forward to keeping our foot on the gas, continuing to grow in our third year and getting better providing Worcester news to our readers. 

School Committee Meets Tonight for First Time this School Year

The Worcester School Committee will have its first meeting of the school year tonight at 6 PM at Worcester’s City Hall.

This week’s meeting will address cursive writing in Worcester Public Schools, attendance at secondary schools Jump Start Programs, review of the FY20 budget and annual audit, and prohibiting the use of cell phones during school hours. 

For the full agenda, please click here





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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]