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, Oct. 9 — the Planning Board’s tackling another phase of approval for Polar Park, Clark University’s offering a new scholarship for Maine students, a QCC students is honored, PAW Patrol is coming to the Hanover Theatre and the Worcester Railers are kicking off their new season.
Polar Park Site Plan’s on the Planning Board Agenda
Among the “new business” on the Worcester Planning Board’s agenda tonight includes discussion and approval surrounding site approval issues for the property north of Madison Street in the vicinity of Washington Street-AKA Polar Park, future home of the Worcester Red Sox. It includes items on a definitive site approval and municipal garage approval. The Planning Board meeting, open to the public, starts at 6 p.m. and takes place at Worcester City Hall’s Levi Lincoln Chamber on the third floor.
A Pucking Good Time! Worcester Railers Hold Opening Night Festivities On Oct. 12
Worcester hockey slices the ice, with the Railers kicking off their third season of ECHL action in their hometown with opening night festivities on Saturday, Oct. 12, at the DCU Center versus the Adirondack Thunder starting at 7:05 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., with the first 5,000 fans receiving a magnet from the Worcester Telegram and Gazette and Davis Advertising. Also, during intermission, one of the most popular entertainment acts in all of professional sports, the Zooperstars, performs. There are also Saturday Night signings with the players at all Saturday night games during the season.
“The Railers are excited to get things rolling for our third season,”said Railers HC president Mike Myers. “We have created an atmosphere that has made the DCU Center a very tough building to play in and look forward to another huge crowd on opening night.”
Individual tickets start as low as $15 by calling 508-365-1750 or visit RailersHC.com.
PAW Patrol: Yeah, If You’ve Got Kids, You know This Is Crucial
It’s not even on the radar for some people. But if you have, or know, or are related to, any young kids, likely they’re into PAW Patrol, which is on its hit live tour. Wednesday is the second of two nights at the Hanover Theatre, 2 Southbridge St., Worcester, where the heroic pups race to rescue the day in the Great Adventure Bay Race. Tickets range from $22 to $26, and there are VIP and group packages available. Contact the box office at 877-571-SHOW (7469) for more information.
QCC Student Honored with Inaugural Mechanics Hall Collegiate Apprentice Award
Quinsigamond Community College student Tabitha Leber found herself in an elite group of college students when she received a Mechanics Hall Collegiate Apprentice Award at the 2019 Celebration of Excellence event on Oct. 5 at Mechanics Hall in Worcester.
This is the first time the Worcester County Mechanics Association has given this type of collegiate award to exemplary student leaders within Worcester’s higher education community. Students were chosen for their demonstrated leadership, creativity and innovation, excellence in academics and community involvement within Worcester or the student’s hometown.
“Tabitha exemplifies all the great qualities of a QCC student and we are honored that she has received this prestigious award as a student leader at our college,” said QCC President Dr. Luis G. Pedraja.
Lobster Lovers Unite Through Education: Clark’s Connecting New Students From Maine to A Scholarship at Its School
That’s right: Maine. Washington and eastern Hancock counties, to be exact. Clark University is partnering with the Maine Seacoast Mission and the Shelby Cullom Davis Charitable Fund to launch the Davis Maine Scholarship — a full four-year scholarship for rural first-generation college students from those areas of the Pine Tree State.
“We are creating this scholarship for students who excel in their studies, persist through hardship, and who will be among the first members of their families to go to college,” said Andrew Davis of the Shelby Cullom Davis Charitable Fund. “I very much look forward to supporting our college and high school partners on behalf of these exceptional young people. It is extremely exciting to play a role in showing the world what Down East students can achieve.”
For more about this partnership, visit the web.
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