5 Things You Need to Know Today in Worcester – July 12, 2019

by | Jul 12, 2019 | Headlines, News

MassWildlife and Worcester DPW Hosting Fishing Clinic at Green Hill Pond

MassWildlife and the City of Worcester DPW & Parks & Recreation Division is hosting a beginners family fishing clinic at Green Hill Park Pond on Friday, July 26 from 6 PM to 8 PM.

The clinic costs $5.00 per person. All equipment and bait will be provided.

To register, click here. For more information, contact [email protected] or (508) 799-1190.



Summer Bash on the Grid is Tomorrow at the Beer Garden

Spend your day on Saturday at the Beer Garden & The Pavilion and celebrate summer!

Summer Bash on the Grid features live music from Worcester Jazz Collective, Undeclared, Shepards, Noble Dust, Bandicoot, Phil Cambra & The Space Cadets, & The Meadows Brothers.

The Bash will have 36 beers on tap, full dining menu, outdoor terrace, as well as beer pong, giant jenga & cornhole.


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Mass DPH Announces First West Nile Virus-Positive Sample this Year

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) announced on Thursday that West Nile virus (WNV) has been detected in mosquitoes in Massachusetts for the first time this year.

The presence of WNV was confirmed by the Massachusetts State Public Health Laboratory in a mosquito sample that was collected July 3 in the city of Boston in Suffolk County. No human or animal cases of WNV or Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) have been detected so far this year.  There is no elevated risk level or risk-level change associated with this finding. 

“The first WNV positive mosquito sample is often identified in Massachusetts sometime during the last week of June or the first week in July,” said DPH State Epidemiologist Dr. Catherine Brown. “Risk for human infection generally builds through the season with peak risk occurring in August.”


Hanover Theatre’s Jazz at Sunset to Feature Indie Soul Band

The outdoor, picnic-style series, Jazz at Sunset will feature American indie-soul band Dwight & Nicole tonight behind the Hanover Theatre tonight, July 12. 

The concert will include food trucks and cash bars.

Dwight & Nicole is fronted by Dwight Ritcher & Nicole Nelson — who met in Boston when they were both just out of school and cutting their teeth on the local club scene. They discovered a shared love of classic blues greats like Albert King and Lighting Hopkins, covering songs by their vocal heroes Mavis Staples, Jimmy Witherspoon and Etta James. All the while obsessing over writing, and honing their own original music.


Eggroll Lady & Fish Shack to Host Bành Xéo Pop-Up

The enormously popular Eggroll Lady & Fish Shack on West Boylston St in Worcester is hosting a Bành Xéo pop-up on Saturday, July 13.

The Bành Xéo dish is a Vietnamese fried pancake — literally translates as “sizzling cake” —  made of rice flour, water and turmeric powder, and is available from 11 AM to 2 PM.

The pop-up will be the restaurant’s very first event. 

Eggroll Lady is asking all customers to TEXT AHEAD to 412-680-5997 before you arrive with your name, how many Bành Xéo orders you would like, and what time you would like to come pick them up or to dine-in.


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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]