5 Things You Need to Know Today in Worcester - July 14

 by TWIW StaffJuly 14, 2021

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 – Wednesday, July 14  - the Worcester Public Schools launch "Camp Invention," the Worcester Historical Museum is hosting an online event on the history of baseball, Massachusetts is among the fastest states recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic, Wachusett Country Club schedules its annual Charity Classic and we have tips to prevent vehicle theft.

Worcester Public Schools Remote Learning Summer STEM Program

Worcester Public Schools announces a virtual hands-on STEM summer program: Camp Invention. Every student who participates receives a boxed Science project to complete during the week. Students will have access to online Science instruction as well as direct contact with teachers to help in project completion.

The all day program runs August 2 to August 6 and August 9 to August 13.

If you are interested in participating in this remote learning opportunity please email one of the following people to register for this camp:

Historic Worcester Baseball Online Event

The Worcester Historical Museum continues its look at the history of baseball in Worcester on Wednesday, July 21 at 7 PM.

This online event includes historian Bill Ballou, Dr. Janette Greenwood, and retired National Park Service Ranger Chuck Arning. Attendees will learn about local baseball from the post-Worcesters era to the present. Local teams, and industrial teams throughout the Valley, and much more.

The event is free but registration is required.

For more information contact Eleanor Houbre, Worcester Historical Museum (508) 753-8278 x121 or [email protected]

Massachusetts 12th Fastest State Recovering from COVID-19

A new study ranks Massachusetts as the 12th fastest state recovering from COVID-19.

The study evaluated 19 key metrics to make its ranking determination across three major categories.

Here is how Massachusetts compares with states within and bordering New England:

Rank State COVID
Leisure &
Economy & labor
3 Maine 2 3 28
5 Vermont 4 33 23
6 Connecticut 1 36 47
7 New Hampshire 11 26 9
12 Massachusetts 3 43 45
16 Rhode Island 20 11 42
23 Pennsylvania 15 42 29
32 New York 5 50 49
35 New Jersey 21 37 50

See the summary of the fastest and slowest recovering states across the country, here:

To see the full study and how each state ranked visit WalletHub.com

Tips for National Vehicle Theft Prevention Month

Vehicle theft is at its highest during the summer months and July is National Vehicle Prevention Month.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that nearly 44 percent of stolen vehicles are not recovered. It provides the following tips to prevent vehicle theft:

  • Park in will lit areas
  • Put away valuables
  • Lock doors and windows
  • Do not leave keys in your vehicles
  • Never leave your vehicle while its running

Wachusett Country Club Schedules Annual Charity Classic

The Wachusett Charity Classic to raise money for the Joe Andruzzi Foundation is scheduled for Oct. 4. The Joe Andruzzi Foundation is a non-profit supporting cancer patients and their families living in New England.

The tournament will be played at both Wachusett Country Club and Kettle Brook Country Club.

To register for the tournament, click here. For more information, see the details below:

July 14, 2021 wachusett country club

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