Dec 26, 2011

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Monday, December 26, 2011

Has the Ball Dropped on First Night Worcester?

When the clock strikes 12 on New Year's Eve in Denmark, people don't toss confetti, blow a horn or lay a big kiss on whoever is standing nearby. The Danes, descendants of the Vikings, grab some tableware, head outside and fling plates, bowls and mugs at the front doors of their friends and neighbors. A large pile of splintered china on your doorstep is an honor, irrefutable evidence that you have many dear friends and are much loved.

Renewable energy expo returns to Massachusetts

The Solar and Wind Expo returns to Massachusetts November 2-4, 2012 to show off and provide information on modern alternative forms of energy in an effort to help foster demand while creating jobs within the energy sector.

Vacation play time

It's that time of year again. The holidays are here and families throughout the city and beyond are dealing with the blessed and cursed portion of the season – school vacation. Luckily for parents, aunts, uncles, cousins and older siblings charged with entertaining (ok, babysitting) during the post-holiday crash, Worcester is a culturally rich city that offers activities aplenty to spend the holiday vacation learning, exploring and growing in creative ways. We've assembled just a few ideas to inspire you to get out with the youngsters and explore your options!

Money matters

In January 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of a group called Citizens United, which freed up corporations to spend unlimited general treasury funds on political expenditures to influence campaigns.