5 Things You Need to Know Today in Worcester – August 20, 2019

by | Aug 20, 2019 | Headlines, News

Insomnia Cookies Giving Away Free Chocolate Chunk Cookies

The recently opened Insomnia Cookies on Water St. is giving away three free Chocolate Chunk cookies with every delivery order.

When placing an order online, you must add the three free chocolate chunk cookies promotion to your cart in order to get the deal. You can’t miss it, it’s a picture of three chocolate chunk cookies. 

The deal expires on Monday, Sept. 2. Only one offer per delivery order. 


Coes Reservoir to Be Closed on Wednesday

The City of Worcester DPW has contracted for the application of the herbicides fluridone and imazamox (trade names Sonar and Clearcast) to Coes Reservoir on Wednesday, Aug. 21.

The City is advising residents to stay out of the water, not to boat or fish, and to keep their pets out of the water for the day. 

The use of water from Coes Reservoir for irrigation should be discontinued for the next 90 days. Beaches will be posted prior to the application.

The City said Coes Reservoir will be safe for all uses apart from irrigation on Thursday.

City to Spray for Mosquitoes with West Nile Virus Tonight



For spray precautions, click here


Indian Lake Neighborhood Meeting Taking Place Tonight


The meeting is taking place at Harr Toyota at 100 Gold Star Blvd. For more information, click here


EcoTarium to Host 21+ Night on Friday

The EcoTarium will be hosting a 21-plus night — EcoTarium21 — this Friday, Aug. 23 at 6:30 PM.

This event’s theme is “Nightlife.”

There will be a black light glow zone, an after dark outdoor scavenger hunt, the chance to meet some of the museum’s nocturnal animals, a live planetarium show and a nighttime trivia game. 

The event will give attendees exclusive access to EcoTarium’s exhibits and will feature a cash bar with a signature, glowing cocktail and food from Edible Creations by Gerry for purchase. 

Tickets for EcoTarium Members are $14 and $20 for Non-members. To purchase tickets, click here

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