In today’s daily 5 Things You Need to Know feature, ThisWeekinWorcester.com explores 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 - Thursday, September 30 - the Worcester Police Marathon Team will run the Boston Marathon in memory of Manny Familia and Iggy Garcia, classes offered to become a full-time EMT with paid training, the Worcester Railers HC Foundation donates to a local non-profit, Girl Scouts hold an event for 130 girls to learn astronomy and Glazy Susan's October menu is released.
The Worcester Police Department Marathon Team will run the Boston Marathon in memory of Officer Enmanuel “Manny” Familia and Officer Ignacio “Iggy” Garcia.
Familia died in the line of duty on June 4 while attempting to save a drowning minor.
Garcia died on September 6 after battling cancer.
The Team is running to raise money for the families of the two fallen officers via Venmo @wpdmarathonteam. The Team is also part of the Cops for Kids with Cancer. Donations can be made on the Team fundraising page.
Vital/Community Ambulance is ramping up its hiring efforts in Worcester and Marlborough with its Earn While You Learn program. The program enables residents to pursue career opportunities in Emergency Medical Services [EMS]. The American Ambulance Association nationally recognized the program in the Employee Programs Category.
Vital Ambulance is looking to hire 30 residents and pay them to train to become a certified full time EMT.
Candidates must have a valid and current driver’s license and pass a drug screening. Candidates will interview, then must pass a Physical Ability test, a drug screen, and background check, prior to any offers of employment. Applicants must also provide proof of high school graduation or GED and have an acceptable Motor Vehicle Record Check.
To apply, visit the AMR website and complete your application before October 15.
The Worcester Railers HC Foundation donated $20,000 to support Summit Agency’s programs, services and student activities. Summit Campus at 59 William Street in Worcester, a dormitory for neuro-diverse, high-functioning college students attending any of the consortium colleges and universities in the city, will name its recreation room the Railers Rec Room.
The Summit program fosters a personal growth and academic success with embedded services. These services will empower students with the transition skills necessary to reach their full potential for independent living.
Summit Agency serves children and young adults with autism and related diagnoses. The agency’s expertise is rooted in the experience of the Summit Academy, located at 15 Jamesbury Street in Worcester.
The Girl Scouts of Central and Western Massachusetts [GSCWM] host 130 girls and their families at Camp Green Eyrie at 69 Still River Road in Harvard on Saturday, October 2, to explore the solar system at the inaugural Reach for the Stars event.
Girls will explore the mysteries of the night sky with GSCWM’s brand new eVscope telescope, dubbed “the world’s newest, most powerful, digital telescope” by Unistellar. The interactive GSCWM program includes support from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute Society of Student Physics and the Aldrich Astronomy Society.
Two individual programs for students in grades K-5 and 6-12, enable girls to scan the night sky for stars and constellations, build their own telescopes, and investigate the wonders or the solar system. Girls will earn their respective Space Science badges at the conclusion of the program.
The program runs 5 PM to 9 PM on Saturday. To learn about joining Girl Scouts of Central and Western Massachusetts, visit their website.
Specialty doughnut shop, Glazy Susan, has dropped its October menu.
This month, Glazy Susan introduces its Pumpkin Cheesecake donut, featuring a Glazy Susan signature filled ring with housemade pumpkin cheesecake filling and crushed gingersnap crust.
It also introduces the Candy Bar with Hebert’s chocolate glaze, crushed roasted peanuts, housemade nougat buttercream and housemade caramel.
The Pumpkin Spice Latte Cake hits the October menu as well. It is pumpkin spice cake, pumpkin glaze, housemade espresso buttercream, and chocolate-covered espresso bean.
The Ube Coconut Cake includes Ube cake, Ube glaze and shredded coconut.
From Friday through Sunday Glazy Susan has Apple Fritter, made from local apples. It also offers a vegan version of the Apple Fritter on Saturday and Sunday.
Glazy Susan is open Thursday and Friday from 8 AM to 3 PM and Saturday and Sunday from 9 AM to 3 PM.