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Audubon activities at Princeton’s Wachusett Meadow

Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary has planned several programs during January.A New Year’s Hike will be held on the sanctuary trails on Saturday, Jan. 7 from 1-3 p.m. Participants will walk or hike, depending on the weather. The fee is $7 adult members, $9 adult nonmembers. Snowshoes are available to rent for an additional $2 per hour for members; $4 per hour for nonmembers. For more information and to register, call 978-464-2712.Preschool Story and Nature Hours […]

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Preventing Work Related Back Pain

  To no one’s surprise sitting at your desk all day can do damage to your back and neck. But with proper techniques and practices you can reduce the risk of developing serious spine conditions. Many spine conditions are caused by posture problems, like a bulging...

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Owner of lost phone reportedly attacks Worcester man who found it

WORCESTER – A man trying to return a cell phone he found at Walgreens Thursday may have ended up as a victim of a home invasion when the phone was possibly tracked to his apartment, according to police.Police said the 57-year-old man said he was shopping at a Walgreens store on Park Avenue when he found a cell phone on the floor. The man said he attempted to give the phone to the staff at the store, but they did not want to take it. He said when he finished shopping, he […]

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Flora in Winter coming to WAM in January

WORCESTER — Flora in Winter, one of Worcester’s most beloved traditions, takes place Jan. 26 through 29 at the Worcester Art Museum. For four days, scores of imaginative floral displays transform the Museum into a wonderland awash in color, light, and a profusion of delicate perfumes — the perfect antidote to winter’s icy grip. Floral designers interpret works from WAM’s permanent collection and fill the Museum with decorative creations intended to delight […]

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Worcester: Owner of lost phone attacks man who found it

WORCESTER – A man attempting to return a cell phone found at Walgreens Thursday may have ended up as a victim of a home invasion when the phone was possibly tracked to his apartment.Police said the 57-year-old man said he was shopping at a Walgreens store on Park Avenue when he found a cell phone on the floor. The man said he attempted to give the phone to the staff at the store, but they did not want to take it. He said when he finished shopping, he returned to his […]

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Central Mass. communities participating in Goods for Guns Dec. 10

WORCESTER — For the 15th annual Goods For Guns Day, 16 cities and towns in Central Massachusetts have agreed to participate in this year’s program, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Saturday, Dec. 10.Cities and towns taking part include Worcester, Westboro, Northboro, Southbridge, Leicester, Leominster, Barre, Fitchburg, Oxford, Dudley, Millbury, Grafton, Charlton, Spencer, Northbridge and Webster.Dr. Michael Hirsh is the medical director for Worcester’s […]

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5K event caps season for Girls on the Run

WINCHENDON  — More than 200 girls — third-graders through eighth-graders — from throughout the Worcester County area celebrated another successful Girls on the Run season with a 5K jaunt last weekend beginning and ending at the Clark Memorial YMCA.With the music of Sia singing “Titanium,” blaring from powerful speakers, the runners, many wearing holiday outfits, burst from the starting line with smiles, determination and a sense of […]

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Worcester meetings this week

Friday, Dec. 9WRA Board Meetings, 7:30 a.m., Levi Lincoln Chamber, City HallChandler Elementary School Council Meeting, 8 a.m., Chandler Elementary School, CafeteriaMonday, Dec. 12Conservation Commission Meeting, 5:30 p.m., Levi Lincoln Chamber, City H…

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Auburn’s Roger Mazzella returns to judo competition, wins bronze

WORCESTER — Roger Mazzella began taking judo lessons when he was only 6 years old. Over the years, he climbed to an elite level in the sport, winning collegiate titles, earning a top-five national rank, and qualifying for the Olympic Trials before retiring in 2009 at age 36.“I had a couple of knee surgeries, some issues with my back, my hands were arthritic,” Mr. Mazzella said. “It was from all the years of training, all the wear and tear, and I just […]

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