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

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

 

Pen Pals to Meet at Braveheart Games

After five months of participating in a pen pal club, dozens of middle school students and their senior citizen pen pals will meet today and tomorrow — June 5 and 6 — at the Worcester Bravehearts games.

The pen pals will attend the game and a cook-out in left field. The game starts at 10:30 AM.

“Senior citizens are a vital part of our community. The wisdom contained in the journal pages will provide a new perspective on the world the students are growing up in. And for Seniors, this is an opportunity to learn the latest trends, and maybe even surprise their grandchildren with what they’ve picked up. Fallon Health is thrilled to play a role in bringing these two generations together, creating a powerful connection that brings smiles and laughter to all participants,” said Christine Cassidy, Chief Communications Officer at Fallon Health.

“Watching the students and seniors connect through the Pen Pal Club is a rewarding experience. Both sides are surprised by what they learn. For the seniors, that may be the latest trends in video games or smartphones. For the students, it means communicating without technology,” said Dave Peterson, General Manager of the Worcester Bravehearts.

 

City of Worcester to Host Fire Academy Graduation

On Friday, June 14, the Worcester Fire Dept. will host a graduation ceremony for its 2019 Recruit Academy at Worcester Technical High School.

The graduating recruits include 19 WFD recruits and four Natick Fire Dept. recruits.

The academy lasted 15 weeks from March to June and the recruits were trained in the following areas: firefighting theory, fire behavior, structural firefighting, building construction, EMS first responder, hazardous materials – operational level, aircraft firefighting, search and rescue, extrication and technical operations awareness.

 

Fletcher Tilton Tax Attorney Joines Better Business Bureau Board of Directors

Fletcher Tilton PC Tax Attorney Michael P. Duffy has joined the Board of Directors for the Better Business Bureau of Central New England.

Duffy supports Fletcher Tilton’s Corporate, Tax, and Trusts and Estates practice groups on a variety of complex matters and also works on legal issues related to nonprofit entity governance, international tax compliance, executive compensation planning, federal and state tax controversies, tax liens and collections, mergers and acquisitions, and the taxation of gifts, trusts, and estates.

Attorney Duffy will be teaching two seminars for CPAs and CFP Professionals, on June 13 in Worcester and on June 27 in Framingham. The seminars will offer 3.0 CPE credits and a comprehensive review of the biggest tax changes from the past year and the IRS’ continuing efforts to implement the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. For more details and to register, visit www.FletcherTilton.com/seminars-events.

 

Worcester Center for Crafts Offering Summer Classes

The Worcester Center for Crafts is now enrolling both youth and adults for summer art classes.

Youth Craft & Creativity runs for two weeks: July 8-12 and July 15-19. Adult 6-Week Craft Classes run from July 1 to August 16.

The classes begin in July and feature courses like Handbuilding with Clay, Flameworking 101 for Teens, and Theatre Craft.

To sign up for one of the many youth and teen courses available, click here. For adult courses, click here.

 

Massachusetts Ranks in Top 10 Safest States in America

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts is the ninth safest state in America, according to a new report from the data experts at WalletHub.

The report — 2019’s Safest States in America — compared the 50 states across 52 key safety indicators grouped into five different categories. WalletHub’ data sets ranged from assaults per capita to unemployment rate to total loss amounts from climate disasters per capita.

To see how Massachusetts compared to the rest of the country, scroll the map below:

Source: WalletHub

 

Pen Pals to Meet at Braveheart Games

After five months of participating in a pen pal club, dozens of middle school students and their senior citizen pen pals will meet today and tomorrow — June 5 and 6 — at the Worcester Bravehearts games.

The pen pals will attend the game and a cook-out in left field. The game starts at 10:30 AM.

“Senior citizens are a vital part of our community. The wisdom contained in the journal pages will provide a new perspective on the world the students are growing up in. And for Seniors, this is an opportunity to learn the latest trends, and maybe even surprise their grandchildren with what they’ve picked up. Fallon Health is thrilled to play a role in bringing these two generations together, creating a powerful connection that brings smiles and laughter to all participants,” said Christine Cassidy, Chief Communications Officer at Fallon Health.

“Watching the students and seniors connect through the Pen Pal Club is a rewarding experience. Both sides are surprised by what they learn. For the seniors, that may be the latest trends in video games or smartphones. For the students, it means communicating without technology,” said Dave Peterson, General Manager of the Worcester Bravehearts.

 

City of Worcester to Host Fire Academy Graduation

On Friday, June 14, the Worcester Fire Dept. will host a graduation ceremony for its 2019 Recruit Academy at Worcester Technical High School.

The graduating recruits include 19 WFD recruits and four Natick Fire Dept. recruits.

The academy lasted 15 weeks from March to June and the recruits were trained in the following areas: firefighting theory, fire behavior, structural firefighting, building construction, EMS first responder, hazardous materials – operational level, aircraft firefighting, search and rescue, extrication and technical operations awareness.

 

Fletcher Tilton Tax Attorney Joins Better Business Bureau Board of Directors

Fletcher Tilton PC Tax Attorney Michael P. Duffy has joined the Board of Directors for the Better Business Bureau of Central New England.

Duffy supports Fletcher Tilton’s Corporate, Tax, and Trusts and Estates practice groups on a variety of complex matters and also works on legal issues related to nonprofit entity governance, international tax compliance, executive compensation planning, federal and state tax controversies, tax liens and collections, mergers and acquisitions, and the taxation of gifts, trusts, and estates.

Attorney Duffy will be teaching two seminars for CPAs and CFP Professionals, on June 13 in Worcester and on June 27 in Framingham. The seminars will offer 3.0 CPE credits and a comprehensive review of the biggest tax changes from the past year and the IRS’ continuing efforts to implement the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. For more details and to register, visit www.FletcherTilton.com/seminars-events.

 

Worcester Center for Crafts Offering Summer Classes

The Worcester Center for Crafts is now enrolling both youth and adults for summer art classes.

Youth Craft & Creativity runs for two weeks: July 8-12 and July 15-19. Adult 6-Week Craft Classes run from July 1 to August 16.

The classes begin in July and feature courses like Handbuilding with Clay, Flameworking 101 for Teens, and Theatre Craft.

To sign up for one of the many youth and teen courses available, click here. For adult courses, click here.

 

Massachusetts Ranks in Top 10 Safest States in America

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts is the ninth safest state in America, according to a new report from the data experts at WalletHub.

The report — 2019’s Safest States in America — compared the 50 states across 52 key safety indicators grouped into five different categories. WalletHub’ data sets ranged from assaults per capita to unemployment rate to total loss amounts from climate disasters per capita.

To see how Massachusetts compared to the rest of the country, scroll the map below:

Source: WalletHub
 
 

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