Be there, if you care about our kids!
JOIN US FOR A COMMUNITY BRIEFING TO DISCUSS THE FUTURE OF PUBLIC EDUCATION IN WORCESTER
Considerations for the Next Superintendent of Schools in Worcester
Wednesday, January 13
MCPHS University, Fuller Conference Center
25 Foster St., Worcester
The Worcester Education Collaborative (WEC) and Worcester Regional Research Bureau are pleased to announce the upcoming release of their first joint report, The Urgency of Excellence: Considerations for the Next Superintendent of Schools in Worcester, Massachusetts.
The report will be released at a community briefing and panel discussion on Wednesday, January 13, co-hosted by WEC and The Research Bureau, together with Clark University’s Adam Institute for Urban Teaching and School Practice, Greater Worcester Community Foundation, and United Way of Central Massachusetts.
The report and the panel will focus on the opportunities facing the Worcester Public Schools as they prepare for new leadership. Public education is critical to the success of the modern city.
As the Worcester School Committee begins its 2016-2017 term with the challenge of appointing a new superintendent, the report and panel will review the critical needs of urban education and offer insights into best practices for moving forward.
Hardin Coleman, Dean, Boston University School of Education and Vice-Chair, Boston School Committee
Michael Contompasis, Executive Chairman, MA & Senior Field Consultant at The School Turnaround Group at Mass Insight; Former Superintendent of the Boston Public Schools
George H. Edwards, Director, Commission on Public Education, New England Association of Schools & Colleges
George W. Tetler III, Partner, Bowditch & Dewey, LLP
So many vegan lipsticks, so little time. This definitive list offers a rainbow of opportunities for your smackers.
CLICK HERE! Then click on lipstick!
… mean zero animals were harmed/killed to make your styling gel, etc.
Zero animal-derived ingredients went into the products that make you look gorgeous!
Educate the people! – R.T.
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Payless shoe stores (stores in Webster Square, Worcester, and all over Worcester County) have a great selection of cruelty-free, on-trend handbags, wallets, boots, shoes and sneakers! Just ask to be shown their leather-free goods!
And their sales are terrific! ICT editor Rosalie T. bought this fringed bag for $10.
You don’t need to make a lot of dough to save animals. Walmart, CVS, Walgreens and Target all carry cosmetics and personal care products that are not tested on animals or contain animal-derived ingredients: PHYSICIANS FORMULA, ELF, BURT’S BEES, WET ‘N’ WILD, TOM’S OF MAINE… Cost? $3 and up! Their lip balm, hand creams, body lotions and glam eye shadow make great stocking stuffers! They’re also a great way to introduce loved ones to cruelty-free products and animal rights this holiday season!
Educate the people!
– photo+text: R.T.
If you’ve got 2 tablespoonfuls of sugar, you’re well on your way to a heavenly, all-natural scrub!
All you’ll need to add to the sugar is 2 tablespoonfuls of coconut oil and 3 drops of vanilla extract.
Mix the ingredients together, apply to wet skin, and exfoliate to your heart’s content. We couldn’t believe how satiny-soft our skin felt afterward.
DIY cosmetics can be affordable and easy to make, and when you choose cruelty-free ingredients, there’s no danger that cruel tests on animals were involved.
DIY cosmetics also make perfect holiday gifts.
We suggest making a big batch and decorating some small bottles with paint or ribbon for an adorable vegan gift for everyone at your holiday gathering!
By Jolleen Kay
Late fall is upon us. The weather is cool, crisp and refreshing. And often, when the clothes start to pile on, the sky turns grey and the leaves fall, we start looking to make that new statement with our hair. Color, cut and maintenance are the big things we want to think about when it comes to making a significant change. Here are some ideas for you to discuss with your Shear Dimension Stylist when choosing your new fall look!
Often in the summer, blonde bombshells can be found on every corner, and the blonder the better! For late fall, many people think blonde is out, but this season brings good news! You can keep your blonde! The trend is to soften the blonde, and what is great about fall blonde is the options are endless. Whether you want to be a beautiful beige, glistening gold, or creamy neutral, or a dimensional combination, let your individuality shine. Fall blondes are a toned down version of their Marilyn counterparts, but they give the hair time to rest, re-moisturize and bring out an individual style.
A fall trend, and personal favorite that comes around every year is bright bold reds, deep rich mahogany, and velvety violets. These colors are a fall staple and can be maintained best with a color locking keratin, and sulfate free shampoo.
This will keep these colors bright, bold and shiny for a full 6 weeks between visits, minimize fading, and frizz, condition the hair and cut down styling time.
Lastly, for our brunettes: whether it’s delicious deep dark chocolate browns, luscious chocolate cherry or dimensional caramel, we’ve got a fall trend that stands the test of time. These colors are deep, rich and bring character to any client as the weather dulls.
Short hair is back and better than ever! Even as fall weather hits, people are keeping their short tresses. Whether it’s natural or structured, a-symmetrical or spikey, faux-hawks or the classic pixie, no style is off limits! The lob (long-bob) has been the big trend this year for medium hair, and the shag is also making a comeback. Long hair? Don’t care! Long layers never go out of style! Frame your face to give a bit of interest and style.
Products and Maintenance –
Maintaining the integrity of your hair is important all year, and keeping a regular hair appointment with your trusted Shear Dimension stylist every 6 to 8 weeks is a huge part of that. Second to that, it is very important to use high quality products specifically prescribed for your hair needs. This holiday season we have retail packages, hair packages and gift cards for all budgets to keep your hair and the hair of all your friends and family on your gift list in the best condition for the upcoming year.
So stop in, call, email, visit our website, Facebook, or email Shear Dimension to make your appointment!
We have morning, evening and Saturday appointments available!
347 Greenwood St
Worcester, MA 01607
This Saturday, December 5!
TEDDY BEAR TEA!
WORCESTER HISTORICAL MUSEUM
30 Elm Street, Worcester
11AM to 2 PM
•Face Painting • Balloon Animals • Arts & Crafts • Holiday Sing-a-long • Decorate your own dessert!
• Sandwiches, hot chocolate and juice!
WE ARE EXPECTING A VERY SPECIAL GUEST (BRING YOUR CAMERA!)
WHM Members: $10 adults, $8 children
Non-members: $12 adults, $10 children
Free Admission for Teddy Bears, monkeys, frogs or any other stuffed animal of your choosing!
Reservations required 508-753-8278
Space is limited so please call early.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Tickets will be held at the door.
Due to the overwhelming popularity of this annual event we cannot hold seats without prepayment.