5 Things You Need To Know Today in Worcester – November 7, 2019

by | Nov 7, 2019 | Headlines, News

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 — Thursday, Nov. 7 —  the city plans Veterans Day activities, a big ski swap benefits an important organization, the Railers have a new marketing person, a book about John Fresolo explains why he resigned and the Dynamy college gap program is offering scholarships. 

City Plans Host of Veterans Day Services and Activities 

The city, Veterans Inc. and the Worcester Veterans Council is  hosting the 66th Annual Veterans Day ceremony and the 101st Annual Observance of Armistice Day on Monday, Nov. 11 , with events from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • Pancake Breakfast8-11 a.m.Veterans Inc., 69 Grove St., Worcester
  • Veterans Day Parade11 a.m. to noon .The parade begins at 11 a.m. along Grove Street. For information on parade participation, call 508-799-1041.
  • Wreath Laying Ceremony1-2 p.m.Massachusetts Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Green Hill Park, 301 Green Hill Parkway
  • Korean War Veterans Recognition1-2 p.m. (concurrently)
  • Korean War Memorial, Foster Street

Municipal offices are closed on Monday, Nov. 11, in observance of Veterans Day.


Ski Swap: It’s About More Than Skis

Acosta at Lake Williams Corporate Center, 130 Lizotte Drive, Marlborogh, is the place for a massive ski swap on Nov. 21 from 5-8 PM.

The event not only features skis, but snowboards and other snowsport gear.

Buy or sell new and used equipment that includes downhill skis, cross-country skis, snowboards, helmets, clothing and more. Even proceeds benefit the Rise Above Foundation, which raises money for individual wishes for those in foster care. 


Worcester Railers HC Adds New Marketing and Creative Services Coordinator 

The Worcester Railers Hockey Club has named Hope Weaver as the Marketing and Creative Services Coordinator.

The native of Portsmouth, NH, joins the Railers after spending the previous nine months with the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) in Daytona Beach, FL.

While at IMSA, Weaver worked with the corporate partnership and marketing team to create graphics and social media as well as assist with partnership marketing activities. Before that, Weaver spent a chunk of time with the New England Dragway & Motorsports in Park in Epping, NH.

Weaver graduated from Stonehill College and studied graphic design and marketing. With the Railers, Weaver will play an integral part in the marketing department, with an emphasis on graphic design helping to create graphics for digital and social media. In addition, she will develop and engage in grassroots marketing efforts, assist in the creation of a season marketing plan, and develop a marketing strategy. 

Meet the Author of “The John Fresolo Saga” 

The public is invited to attend a book signing on Wednesday, Nov. 13, at The American Legion Vernon Hill, 267 Providence St., Worcester from 6-7 PM.

Author Richard F. Wright hangs out and signs his book and discusses how he decided to write the book. If you don’t already have the book, there are some available for purchase at the event.

“Now that the book is out, our friends and neighbors are learning the truth for the first time why I decided to resign as your state representative,” said Fresolo. 


Dynamy’s Got Full-Tuition Scholarships for Massachusetts Seniors 

Dynamy Internship Year, an internship based gap year program, is offering a new scholarship opportunity for the Fall 2020 semester. In celebration of Dynamy’s 50th anniversary, and in tribute to the city, Dynamy is dubbing it “the Heart of the Commonwealth Scholarship.”

“To help students who are considering a gap semester or year prior to entering college or the work force,” said the release, “the Heart of the Commonwealth Scholarship is meant to relieve the financial weight of a semester of exploration.”

High-achieving graduating seniors from Massachusetts are eligible for this scholarship opportunity. Recipients are chosen by our scholarship committee on the basis of their high school achievements, leadership ability and dedication to community service. Students must be nominated by their high school principal, headmaster, guidance counselor or academic counselor/coach. 

Dynamy Internship Year is a semester or year-long program that focuses on internship development, independent living and life skills development. Students choose from more than 100 internship opportunities in Worcester.  Students get the unique opportunity to work alongside professionals in areas that interest them, while also participating in life skills workshops such as cooking, conflict resolution, time management and more.

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