Celebrate Latin Culture! … and … Friday FYI … and 🎹

Celebrate Latin Culture!

By Edith Morgan

Tomorrow, Saturday, August 18, at the Worcester Common (right behind Worcester City Hall, Main Street) …

pics: Rose T.
… Worcester will celebrate its Latin culture with the 28th Annual Latin Festival!

This event is organized by Centro, Inc., on Sycamore Street, in Main South 💙 …



… and this year will feature a special tribute to Puerto Rico!

About 15,000 attendees are expected for this event, which will open at noon, and go to 9 p.m.

There will be food, entertainment, and fun. Among performers will be Puerto Rican singer Ismael Miranda, and Benny Cepeda.

Ismael Miranda

The festival celebrates the great diversity of Latin culture in Worcester and its vitality. This is a great opportunity for all Worcesterites to get acquainted with the foods and music of their Latin neighbors!!

Come downtown, relax, enjoy music and fun. Bring the family! It is always an enjoyable way to spend the day!


A world without Aretha!😥😥😥😥 (unimaginable)


NEXT WEEK: McGovern Kicks off Massachusetts Farm Tour!

Congressman to Discuss 2018 Farm Bill, Highlight Uncertainty Facing Farmers Following Trump Administration’s Tariffs

Congressman Jim McGovern, Ranking Member of the House Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on Nutrition, will host his 8th annual cross-district farm tour next Tuesday and Wednesday.

The tour is being held as a conference committee of House and Senate Democrats and Republicans iron out differences between competing versions of a Farm Bill reauthorization passed by each chamber.

The current Farm Bill – the main tool Congress uses to set America’s food and agricultural policy – expires at the end of September.

Congressman McGovern, on his appointment to the conference committee, said in a statement that he would “fight for a bill that – instead of hurting our most vulnerable citizens – works to end hunger now, helps our family farms, and supports rural communities.”

McGovern says in addition to talking about the Farm Bill, he wants to highlight local farms and the role they play in growing our economy. He also hopes to discuss the destructive impact that the Trump Administration’s tariffs could have on small- and medium-sized farms in Massachusetts.

Massachusetts’ Second Congressional District contains more than 2,000 farms. The Congressman will be joined by leaders from the United States Department of Agriculture, the Massachusetts Farm Service Agency, the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources, and other local, state and federal leaders.

McGovern will visit the Worcester farm, MY CHOICE GREENS, on Day 2 of his tour (Wednesday, August 22), 8 a.m. – 9 a.m.

The farm is located at 1158 Main St.