Season Tickets Available Soon for Worcester Red Sox

Beginning next Monday — August 19 — season tickets to the Worcester Red Sox will go on sale. “Early bird” ticket pricing will start at $11 per game.

Click the link below to purchase season tickets on Monday.



Leadership Worcester Class of 2020 Announced 

On Thursday, the Greater Worcester Community Foundation and Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce announced the Leadership Worcester Class of 2020.

 Twenty-eight individuals were selected to make up the program’s fifth cohort. Beginning in the fall, these individuals will embark on a nine-month, experiential learning program that will explore critical public policy issues, engage with local leaders, and create meaningful relationships. Through day-long sessions on a myriad of topics, participants will learn more about Worcester’s opportunities and challenges and hone skills that will help them move our region forward.

 “Community leadership programs like this one work really well when you are able to bring together people with different backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences. Leadership Worcester creates just such a space for these individuals to learn and discover ways their work and interests overlap with the common goal of advancing our community,” said Sarah Shugrue, Greater Worcester Community Foundation program officer. “The fifth cohort is one of our most dynamic groups yet. We’re excited that interest came from so many corners of Worcester.”


Members of the Leadership Worcester Class of 2020:

  • Natalie Anumba, UMASS Medical School
  • Elena Arranz Alonso, Worcester State University
  • Danielle Beauregard, UNUM
  • Sean Brennan, Lamoureux Pagano
  • Ethan Brown, MassHire Central Workforce Development Board
  • Jennifer Carlson, Redemption Rock Brewery
  • Dr. Bob Caron, Becker College
  • Valerie Cohen, Temple Emanuel Sinai
  • Alicia Colizza, UMASS Memorial Healthcare
  • Elizabeth Condron, Pine Street Inn
  • Lisa Drexhage, Worcester Business Development Corporation
  • Patrick Flanigan, Consigli Construction
  • Cassie Gevry, College of The Holy Cross
  • Emily Gowdey-Backus, Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Ariel Lim, City of Worcester, Office of Economic Development
  • Amanda Misilo, Berkshire Bank
  • Julia Moriconi, Mrs. Moriconi’s Ltd.
  • Craig Mortley, YWCA of Central MA
  • Charisse Murphy, YOU Inc.
  • Milka Njoroge, Century Homecare LLC.
  • Alicia O’Connell, O’Connell & O’Connell, PC
  • Michelle Alexandra Santana, Community Activist
  • Erin Simpson, Fallon Health
  • Grace Sliwoski, Regional Environmental Council
  • Robert Totaro, Webster Five Cents Savings Bank
  • Alexandra Vazquez, Fidelity Bank
  • Jennifer Vu, Family Health Center of Worcester
  • Jessika Zequeira, The Shine Initiative


Worcester Railers Release 2019-2020 Promotional Schedule

On Thursday, the Worcester Railers released their 2019-2020 promotional schedule.

 “We are eager to get things rolling for year three and feel our promotion schedule will have a little something for all fans to enjoy,” said Railers HC president Mike Myers. “Our home schedule is even more  family friendly this season and we look forward to packing the DCU Center with excitement once again this season.”

 Theme nights include Hockey Fights Cancer Night with a moustache giveaway on Nov 1, Country Night presented by 98.9 Nash Iconon Nov 29, Star Wars Night on Jan 11, TRAX’s birthday with special mascot guests on Feb 9, Worcester Red Sox Night on March 7, and 80’s Night presented by 104.5 WXLO on March 13.

 Click here for the full calendar of promotional nights and events.


QCC Gets Donation of Drum Kit from Famous Drum Maker

SJC Custom Drums founder Mike Ciprari stopped by Quinsigamond Community College [QCC] on Thursday to make a donation of a custom Pathfinder drum kit to the college’s music program.

QCC’s music program has taken off in recent years and the drum donation is a welcome addition to the program, according to QCC’s President Dr. Luis G. Pedraja. The Southbridge drum manufacturer has designed and collaborated with some of the top bands in today’s music industry, making the donation a particularly special one for the college.

SJC Custom Drums has made drums for bands Green Day, Imagine Dragons, and Slipknot, to name a few.

“We want to thank SJC for this wonderful donation and thank them for helping our students. I’ve heard a lot about SJC and all the drums they’ve made for national bands such as Dropkick Murphys, Justin Bieber, Panic! At the Disco, and so many others. It’s a real honor to receive this donation,” said Dr. Pedraja.



Four Mass. Pirates Make NAL All-Second Team

Four members of the Massachusetts Pirates have earned All-National Arena League Second Team honors, three on the offensive side of the ball and one on defense.

Offensive lineman Tre’ Jackson and center Thomas Claiborne joined quarterback Sean Brackett on the Second Team offense while kicker Mike Weaver was honored on the defensive side.

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