Inbox [May 21]: News and notes on Worcester’s Out to Lunch Concert Series, Holy Cross, UMass Medical, WCLOC, Rachel’s Table and Youth Council

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Out to Lunch concert series lineup announced

The City of Worcester and the Worcester Cultural Coalition announced the eighth installment of the Out to Lunch Summer Concert Series on the Worcester Common Oval. It runs 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursdays, from June 22-Aug. 24.

“The Out to Lunch series is a true testament of how vibrant and culturally rich our city is,” City Manager Edward M. Augustus, Jr., said. “From diverse food to various musical genres, young or old, everyone can enjoy their lunch in a welcoming, family-friendly setting on the beautifully maintained Worcester Common.”

“By using the power of the arts and leveraging Worcester’s creative community, Out to Lunch works as a great example of what creative placemaking can do for our city,” said  Cultural Development Officer Erin Williams.

Worcester Sun, May 21-27: Mariano on missing kids, Sina-cism on McGovern’s Social Security pitch, First Night + much more

Serendipity and the Silver Ball. “Legendary Lucas.” Hitch on Taxachusetts. Another incredible installment in Augustine Kanjia’s impossible tale of survival. And, still, there’s more in your May 21-27 Worcester Sun.

Last week’s most popular, May 6-13

Here are the most popular Worcester Sun articles May 6-13

Contractor license suspended, Jay Pelletz still leaving customers in lurch
Altea’s Eatery offers brunch lovers an everyday entree to France
Mariano: A champion for women and girls
Valentino’s has ambitious plans for heart of Shrewsbury Street
Inbox [May 7]: News and notes from Holy Cross, Dept. of Higher Education, Holy Name, St. Peter-Marian, Music Worcester, Worcester Public Schools
Boys & Girls Club has Worcester Police on the run

 

Worcester Sun, May 17: Reflecting on Jane Week in Worcester, Hitch on Steve Palermo + more

Plus Top 5 stories, a keen on Beacon Hill developments + more of your favorites in your Wednesday, May 17 Worcester Sun.

29 Who Shine

Inbox [May 7]: News and notes from Holy Cross, Dept. of Higher Education, Holy Name, St. Peter-Marian, Music Worcester, Worcester Public Schools

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Holy Cross announces 13 Fulbright scholars

Twelve members of the class of 2017 and one member of the class of 2016 have been awarded Fulbright grants to teach and conduct research around the world during the 2017-18 academic year.

Since 2005, Holy Cross students have received 92 Fulbrights, placing the college consistently among the nation’s top producers of Fulbright scholars at the undergraduate level.

This year’s recipients are headed to Spain, the Philippines, Morocco, Taiwan, Ireland, Mexico, Thailand, Malaysia, Greece, Nepal and South Africa.

Worcester Sun, May 7-13: Mariano on a larger-than-life Worcester Warrior, Gedman still pitching in for Sox, Altea’s Eatery, Trumpcare + more

Augustine Kanjia’s unbelievably true story of perseverance continues. Hitch on Bill Coleman. Sinacola on 290. And, still, there’s more — so quit dragging your feet and check out your May 7-13 Worcester Sun.

Inbox [May 3]: News and notes from Worcester Fire, City Design Project, Worcester State, Holy Cross, Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation, You Inc.

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Liberty Mutual honors Worcester Fire lieutenant

Liberty Mutual Insurance has named Worcester Fire Department Lt. Anne Marie Pickett the winner of the Liberty Mutual Firemark Award for Community Service and Public Education.

Anne Marie Pickett

Worcester Fire Department Lt. Anne Marie Pickett

Liberty Mutual will present a grant of $10,000 to the Worcester Fire Department. The department plans to use the grant money to buy more materials to enhance its educational workshops and possibly a transit van to ease the firefighters’ transportation between various assignments.

Pickett, a 17-year-veteran, leads the department’s Community Risk Reduction and Public Education Division.

The “Lincoln Village fire-stop program” is one of the examples of Pickett’s groundbreaking work. Through analysis of fire reporting data, she identified a community fire problem and created a program to address it.

The analysis showed that a housing complex, consisting of 1,700 units and nearly 4,000 citizens, had a significant cooking fire problem. On average, one or two families a month were displaced with about $20,000 in damages per occurrence in the complex.

Worcester Sun, May 3: State reps highlight Worcester budget earmarks, a pipeline plea in Grafton, top stories + more

It’s Wednesday and summer’s closing in — you know what that means: time for your midweek Sun treatment. So, apply the proper SPF, sit back and enjoy your Wednesday, May 3, Worcester Sun.

Inbox [April 30]: News and notes from McGovern, Holy Cross, Venture Forum, Auburn Rotary, Anna Maria and city of Worcester

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McGovern taps Vaillancourt to select House roundtable

U.S. Rep. James McGovern has selected Luke Vaillancourt of Vaillancourt Folk Art in Sutton to represent the 2nd Mass. District at the upcoming U.S. House of Representatives Small Business Committee Roundtable Discussion on May 2.

Luke Vaillancourt

Luke Vaillancourt

About 30 small-business owners from around the country will share perspectives on ways government can help small businesses succeed. McGovern selected Vaillancourt because of his role in the family’s business and involvement with several regional business organizations.

“Small businesses are the heart and soul of our economy in Central Massachusetts and Vaillancourt Folk Art is a shining example,” McGovern said. “For more than 30 years, Luke Vaillancourt and his family have been a strong part of our community, running their business with pride.”

Worcester Sun, April 30-May 6: Mariano on O’Reilly and fatherly advice, George’s Bakery in the spotlight, parents vs. coaches + much more

Giselle Rivera-Flores on the road less traveled. Hitch on Beacon Hill’s misguided priorities. Sinacola on fear. And all your favorites in the April 30-May 6 Worcester Sun.