Tag Archives: REC Earth Day Cleanups – city wide!

Always in style!: Our Lady of Mt. Carmel church – as a SHRINE!!!πŸ˜‡πŸ˜‡πŸ˜‡ the vets at Veteran Homestead … and Worcester news you can use!

From Mauro DePasquale, Mount Carmel Preservation Society:

Important update:

Despite the fact that the Worcester Historic Commission voted not to do the study to explore a historic district at Our Lady of Mount Carmel church on Mulberry Street (OLMC), we are, in no way, giving up on our mission to save Our Lady of Mount Carmel church.

Despite many people feeling discouraged, as long as the church stands, it is not over.

It is important that we recognize how far we have come, specifically how the church is still standing and, most likely, would not have been if it were not for the efforts of the Mount Carmel Preservation Society (MPS).

We are moving forward with our appeal to the Vatican to oppose the merger of OLMC and Our Lady of Loreto parishes.

We will also appeal to the Vatican the demolition of the church building as soon as the Diocese issues the required decree of suppression.

We are pursuing an alternate (as an option of consideration) plan to save the church by preserving it as a shrine to OLMC, fully supported and sustained by the MPS.

We have just made a formal proposal, regarding our plan to make the church a shrine, to Monsignor Pedone and the Diocese and await their response.

A shrine is a sacred place where, with the permission of the Bishop, people can gather for daily prayer, celebrate Masses, hold special religious events such as baptisms, weddings, etc.

This could benefit the Parish, Diocese and community as a historical sacred tourist attraction as well.

We are also waiting for approval of our application for non-profit status and expect to have that approved very soon. Non-profit status will allow us more flexibility with fundraising, as we definitely need to continue to raise funds for legal costs and for the support of our proposed shrine to OLMC.

Plans are already underway for another MPS fundraiser and we will update all of you when we have the details.

We need the active involvement of each MPS member at this critical time. We must stay united and positive as we persevere in saving the church from demolition.

Our Sunday Prayer Vigil is ongoing at Mt. Carmel Apartments at 10 a.m., Sunday.

To donate visit http://www.preserveourladyofmountcarmel.org

Tickets for tonight’s (3/11) fundraiser are available at the door – $20. This wonderful music event is hosted by First UNITARIAN Church at JOHN HENRY HAMMER Coffee shop at 7 pm Main and State St., Worcester. Near the old court house.

Next meeting will be announced soon.

Thank you for your support. Stand Tall and God Bless you.

Mauro DePasquale, MPS

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From our friends at Veteran Homestead!πŸ’œπŸ’›β€

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The Second Annual Veteran Homestead Star Spangled Go-Kart Challenge

… at F1 Boston in Braintree
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Thursday, April 6

5 pm – 9 pm

Come compete for racing glory where your donation goes to support the veterans in our programs thanks to the support and generosity of F1Boston.
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Gather your friends together for a FUN night of go-kart racing, food, drinks, prizes, pool, networking and, of course, mingling with our veterans.

Form your team now and don’t miss this opportunity to support our heroes, the military veterans who are responsible
for our freedom.
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Don’t feel the need for speed?

You can attend, cheer on your favorite team, enjoy food and drink while supporting our veterans. The donation is $150 per person.
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Call or email Cindy to participate and for costs and more information 978-632-1271.

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REC WORCESTER 🌺EARTH DAY🌸🌻 NEIGHBORHOOD CLEANUPS AND BEAUTIFICATION!πŸŒ»πŸŒΈπŸŒΉπŸŒΊπŸ’

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Saturday, April 8

8 am – 12 pm

We are excited to invite you to join us for this year’s REC Earth Day Neighborhood & Garden Cleanups!

This is truly a community-wide event in which residents come together every year to give Worcester the Spring-cleaning it deserves.

Last year, more than 1,000 volunteers came together to pick up more than 50 tons of trash at over 60 sites in Worcester!!!🌸❀

Please feel free to contact Pat Barnosky with any questions or concerns
– earthday@recworcester.org – 508-799-9139

Thank you for joining with your neighbors and friends to support the 28th Annual REC Earth Day Neighborhood & Garden Cleanups!

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And this, from a gal pal. Highly recommended by Allen Fletcher!πŸ˜‰

REC Worcester Earth Day clean-ups … Vegan St. Patty’s Day yum yums … and music 🎡🎢🌹🎡 to our ears!🌸

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From REC:

Saturday, April 8

8 am – 12 pm

We are excited to invite you to join us for this year’s REC Earth Day Neighborhood & Garden Cleanups!

This is truly a community-wide event in which residents come together every year to give Worcester the Spring-cleaning it deserves.

Last year, more than 1,000 volunteers came together to pick up more than 50 tons of trash at over 60 sites in Worcester!!!🌸❀

Let’s do even more this year to make
Worcester cleaner and greener🌻🌺!

WE CAN’T DO IT WITHOUT YOUβ€πŸ’›πŸ’œβ€!

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If you would like to help us coordinate the cleanup of a particular site, we encourage you to sign up as a Site Coordinator.

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Otherwise, please sign up as a Volunteer (or group of volunteers) and we will connect you with a site in your area!

This event is only possible because of your volunteerism and commitment to our city. The REC, along with many partners including city government, non-profits, and businesses provide the materials, pick-up services and logistics.

We look forward to working with you!

Please feel free to contact Pat Barnosky with any questions or concerns
– earthday@recworcester.org – 508-799-9139

Thank you for joining with your neighbors and friends to support the 28th Annual REC Earth Day Neighborhood & Garden Cleanups!

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GO VEGAN THIS ST. PATTY’S DAY!🍻🍏

Irish Cabbage Salsa!

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1 cup shredded green cabbage

1/2 cup diced yellow onion

1 carrot shredded

2–3 green onions chopped

2 tsp. apple cider vinegar

2 tsp. whole grain mustard

1 tsp. sugar

1 tsp. salt

1 tsp. pepper

Place all the ingredients in a bowl and mix thoroughly.

Refrigerate overnight.

Makes about 2 cups

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Irish White Bean and Cabbage Stew

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1 large onion chopped

3 ribs celery chopped

2-3 cloves garlic minced

1/2 head cabbage chopped

4 carrots sliced

1-1 1/2 pounds potatoes cut in large dice

1/3 cup pearled barley optional or substitute with gluten-free grain

1 bay leaf

1 teaspoon thyme

1/2 teaspoon caraway seeds

1/2 teaspoon rosemary crushed

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

6-8 cups vegetable broth

3 cups cooked great northern beans (2 cans, drained)

1 14 1/2-ounce can diced tomatoes

1 tablespoon chopped parsley

salt to taste

Place vegetables, seasonings, barley and broth into a large stockpot.

Cover and simmer until vegetables are tender, about 45 minutes.

Add remaining ingredients, check seasonings, and add more herbs if necessary.

Simmer uncovered for at least 15 minutes before serving.

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LUK and more parked in Yum Yums …

The 2016 State of Massachusetts Homeless Youth Count is set to take place May 2-15.

The Youth Count is an annual survey intended to capture data about the housing situations of young people throughout the state.

The Compass Network will be hosting a training/preparation session TODAY, Thursday, April 7, from 10am – 11:30am at LUK, Inc. (40 Southbridge St., Rm. 427) to discuss the importance of the Youth Count, provide basic training around administration of the survey and to coordinate a plan to make this year’s count in Worcester a success.

If you want to attend, please RSVP to Tom Baker at tbaker@luk.org.

Tom Baker

RHY Network Coordinator

LUK, Inc.

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REC EARTH DAY CLEAN UP EVENTS THROUGH OUT WORCESTER THIS SATURDAY!

CITY-WIDE!

HUNDREDS OF VOLUNTEERS MAKING WORCESTER BEAUTIFUL!

LEND A HAND!

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Yay!!!!!

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And don’t forget: The Worcester Tree Initiative celebrates Arbor Day April 29!

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Cook out! … At one of the scores of EARTH DAY Worcester clean up events this Saturday!

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Lovely!! pic: Chef Joey

Earth Day Cleanups in Worcester!!!

It’s all happening this Saturday, April 9

Here is Peggy’s Clean up event of Main South’s Castle Park!

Saturday, April 9

9 am – 11:30 am

Come Help make Castle Park Beautiful!

Trash bags and gloves provided!

Meet at the Picnic Tables next to the playground (Ely Street entrance)

Cookout to follow!

Contact Peggy with questions: (508) 363-4911 or peggymiddaugh@gmail.com