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My morning read …

Somewhere along the line I fell in love with the turning of a leaf…Rosalie T.

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Today, my kitchen:

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And learning more every day:

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pics: Rose T.

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You can get your fresh produce here! Thx, REC Farmers Markets and cool blue REC farmin’ van!

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Today!

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And …

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Biking Worcester County – always in style!!!!

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Cycle thru Woo and Worcester County – savor the sights! Gorgeous Green Island flora pictured here! pic: R.T.

SEVEN HILLS WHEELMEN
September 2016 CALENDAR

Seven Hills Wheelmen
SUNDAYS, Sept. 4 and 25, 2016
EARLYBIRD BICYCLE RIDE
Meet at 7 a.m. Sundays, Sept. 4 and 25, 2016, at Cake Shop Cafe, 22A West St., Millbury, Mass., for a bicycle ride with the Seven Hills Wheelmen. Helmets are required. For more information, call (508) 831-0301 or visit www.sevenhillswheelmen.org.
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Seven Hills Wheelmen
SUNDAY, Sept. 4, 2016
BICYCLE RIDE
Meet at 8 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016, at Cake Shop Cafe, 22A West St., Millbury, Mass., for a bicycle ride of 12 or 53 miles with the Seven Hills Wheelmen. Helmets are required. For more information, call (508) 831-0301 or visit www.sevenhillswheelmen.org.
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Seven Hills Wheelmen
SUNDAY, Sept. 11, 2016
BICYCLE RIDE
Meet at 8 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, at Cake Shop Cafe, 22A West St., Millbury, Mass., for a bicycle ride of 26 or 34 miles with the Seven Hills Wheelmen. Helmets are required. For more information, call (508) 831-0301 or visit www.sevenhillswheelmen.org.
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Seven Hills Wheelmen
SATURDAY, Sept. 17, 2016
BICYCLE RIDE
Meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, 2016, at Mount Wachusett Community College, Devens campus, Jackson Road, Devens, Mass., for a bicycle ride of 27, 40, 55 or 72 miles with the Seven Hills Wheelmen and Charles River Wheelmen. Helmets are required. For more information, call (508) 831-0301 or visit www.sevenhillswheelmen.org.
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Seven Hills Wheelmen
SUNDAY, Sept. 18, 2016
BICYCLE RIDE
Meet at 9 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, at Cake Shop Cafe, 22A West St., Millbury, Mass., for a bicycle ride of 12 or 51 miles with the Seven Hills Wheelmen. Helmets are required. For more information, call (508) 831-0301 or visit www.sevenhillswheelmen.org.
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Seven Hills Wheelmen
SUNDAY, Sept. 25, 2016
BICYCLE RIDE
Meet at 9 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, at Cake Shop Cafe, 22A West St., Millbury, Mass., for a bicycle ride of 12, 26 or 34 miles with the Seven Hills Wheelmen. Helmets are required. For more information, call (508) 831-0301 or visit www.sevenhillswheelmen.org.
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Seven Hills Wheelmen
SUNDAY, Sept. 25, 2016
BICYCLE RIDE
Meet at 9 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, at Dudley District Court, Route 197 and Lyons Road, Dudley, Mass., for a 24-mile bicycle ride with the Seven Hills Wheelmen. Helmets are required. For more information, call (508) 831-0301 or visit www.sevenhillswheelmen.org.
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Seven Hills Wheelmen
Selected Saturdays or Sundays
EASY C RIDER: EASY-PACED BICYCLE RIDES
Seven Hills Wheelmen has moderately paced bicycle rides, typically 15 to 35 miles, on relatively gentle terrain, on selected Saturdays and Sundays in the Worcester area. We don’t go looking for hills! Helmets are required. Starting times and locations are posted each week at www.easycrider.com. RSVP to Dick Goodman at leader@easycrider.com.
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MONDAY NIGHT BICYCLE RIDES (WORCESTER)
Meet at 6:00 p.m. Mondays at Barney’s Bicycle, 582 Park Ave., Worcester, Mass., starting March 14, for a 15-mile bicycle ride around Holden Reservoir with the Seven Hills Wheelmen. Helmets are required. For more information, call (508) 831-0301 or visit www.sevenhillswheelmen.org
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WEDNESDAY NIGHT BICYCLE RIDES (WEST BOYLSTON)
Meet at 6:00 p.m. Wednesdays at the Old Stone Church, Route 12 and Beaman Street, West Boylston, for a “Show ‘n’ Go” bicycle ride (no leader) with the Seven Hills Wheelmen. Helmets are required. For more information, call (508) 831-0301 or visit www.sevenhillswheelmen.org
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Another one of our mobile faves! THE REC MOBILE FARMERS MARKET! Tues. – Fri., in a Worcester neighborhood near you!

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Worcester community news you can use!

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The Family Health Center fair drew hundreds of folks to the Piedmont neighborhood! photos: R.T.

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Kids!!! TODAY!!!!! YAY!!!!

FREE!!!

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We are happy to announce that we are holding free Boston Bruins Alumni Street Hockey Clinics Wednesday August 17 and 24 from 6pm-8pm at the Buffone Rink (Parking Lot).

There is no need to pre-register.

Come out and meet the Bruins Alumni, get a free Bruins Alumni T-shirt and have fun!

Founded by US Olympian and NHL veteran David A. Jensen in 2012, DAJ Hockey is New England’s premier on-ice/off-ice hockey skills training company. DAJ features on-ice hockey skills programs via Boston Bruins Alumni Camps and off-ice skills training at the high-tech DAJ Skills Centers in Foxboro and Attleboro, MA. DAJ also manages street hockey and floorball clinics, camps and leagues throughout New England.

DAJ’s “Hockey in the Streets” program brings the joy of hockey to urban children, who may otherwise not get the opportunity to play the sport!

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Worcester Bands Together To Fight Substance Use!

Upcoming Events Promote Recovery and Healing!

Over the past several years, August and September have been the worst months for opioid-related overdoses in our community and beyond.

In 2014, there was a significant increase in the number of opioid related deaths during the end of the summer.

Since then, the City of Worcester, the Department of Health and Human Services, and our community partners have partnered to respond to the national opioid epidemic – equipping all first responders with life-saving Narcan; training non-emergency city personnel on the use of Narcan; collecting hundreds of pounds of unused prescriptions; instituting the first-ever needle exchange program with AIDS Project Worcester; conducting training for medical professionals on the dangers of overprescribing pain medication; and working to alert the public to the dangers of addiction.

The City of Worcester continues to collect unused prescription drugs at a dropbox at Worcester Police Department Headquarters and at all neighborhood watch meetings.

“Battling the opioid epidemic is a top priority for the city, and it’s a battle we intend to win,” said City Manager Edward M. Augustus, Jr. “From responding to overdoses, public education about addiction and recovery, From prevention to treatment to recovery, the City and our community partners are going all-in to fight this epidemic.”

Overdose Recognition and Response Training

The Worcester Police Department will offer free training for the public on how to recognize and intervene during an opioid overdose using nasal Narcan.

This training event will take place at 5:30 p.m. August 23 at the Worcester Public Library.

Worcester DPH encourages health care providers, substance abuse treatment service providers, first responders, and the public to exercise increased vigilance in promptly identifying suspected overdose victims and taking appropriate action.

The Good Samaritan Law provides protection to people who respond to an overdose and call 911.

The law is intended to encourage people to report drug overdoses as soon as possible, even if drugs are present at the scene.

AIDS Project Worcester’s Overdose Prevention and Narcan distribution program provides free Narcan to those who are likely to witness an overdose.

Learn to Cope, which has a chapter in Worcester, also provides free Narcan to family members of those with a substance use disorder.
Narcan is also available for purchase at CVS and Walgreen’s Pharmacies in the City of Worcester.

Overdose Awareness Day with a Candlelight Vigil:

The Worcester Department of Health and Human Services, along with our community partners will honor International Overdose Awareness Day, with a candlelight vigil and an addiction and recovery awareness campaign at 5:30 p.m. August 31 at the Worcester Common.

International Overdose Awareness Day is a global event held each year and aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death. It also acknowledges the grief felt by families and friends remembering those who have met with death or permanent injury as a result of drug overdose. There will be an opportunity for people to receive information and referral to services for addiction and recovery.

The event will provide an opportunity for the public to express sorrow while also raising awareness on the actions needed to provide more services for recovery and improve understanding of the opioid abuse epidemic.

Participation is free.

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Get yourself outdoors – to one of the many beautiful Worcester parks/green spaces…

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Every 3 1/2 hours, someone dies in a house fire.

With the goal of reducing home-fire related fatalities by 25%, the American Red Cross is installing free smoke alarms in residential homes across the nation.

In Massachusetts, the Red Cross will install up to 2 photo-electric and one dual (photoelectric and ionization) smoke alarms, as well as one carbon monoxide detector.

If you are a Massachusetts resident and would like to request a free smoke alarm installation, please call 1-800-746-3511**

* Southeast Massachusetts, Cape Cod and the Islands are experiencing a significant backlog

**please self-identify as a military attached household if applicable (military, military family member, National Guard, veteran)

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The Worcester Public Library Presents
The Rhythm Room Enrichment Program with Rick Morin

Thursday, August 18

2 p.m.

The Worcester Public Library will be hosting the Rick Morin and The Rhythm Room Enrichment Program on Thursday, August 18 at 2:00 p.m. as part of the Summer Reading Program 2016.

The interactive drumming program will be held in the Children’s Room at the Worcester Public Library, and is free and recommended for children ages 5-12.

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Go, lil’ drummer girl, go!!!

About The Rhythm Room:
The Rhythm Room Enrichment Program by Rick Morin explores world music as it relates to today’s pop culture, combining discussion, demonstration and participation. The use of world percussion, drum set, buckets and exploring percussion from objects and one’s own body (clapping, stomping, etc.) is educational as well as motivational and fun. Rick will explain the execution of hand motion to bring out the proper voice of each drum and demonstrate how a percussionist can tell a story with rhythm and theatrical flair.

About Rick Morin:
Rick Morin is the creator and director of the The Rhythm Room, an all-original ten member band. He also developed The Rhythm Room Enrichment Program. Morin is a freelance drummer/percussionist. In 2006 he was awarded the Kathleen McKiel Memorial Award from the North Attleboro Cultural Council for his contributions to the Arts. Morin is an endorsed percussionist by LP, Sabian, REMO, and Vic Firth.

The Rhythm Room Enrichment Program is part of the Summer Reading Program at the Worcester Public Library. The theme for the 2016 program is “Wellness, Fitness, and Sports” – with loads of free programs being offered through August 20 at the Main Library and all branches.

Participants are eligible for prizes for reading and participating in programs. All ages are invited to sign up for summer reading at mywpl.org or at any library location until August 20.

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And don’t forget! Rolling into your neighborhood TODAY! THE REC MOBILE FARMERS MARKET – AKA THE PRETTY BLUE VAN CAN! See schedule, below…

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Go, Jimmy, go!!!! … McGovern Kicks Off Summer Meals Tour For Low-Income Students in Central Mass

NEXT MONDAY, JULY 18!!!

McGovern Kicks Off Summer Meals Tour For Low-Income Students in Central and Western Massachusetts

Congressman Jim McGovern will kick off his third annual Summer Food Rocks Tour next Monday to highlight USDA’s national Summer Food Service Program and how it helps ensure that low-income students in Massachusetts do not go hungry during the summer months when school is out of session.

This year’s tour includes visits to Worcester, Athol, Turner Falls, Ware and Webster.

As part of Congressman McGovern’s third annual tour, he will lead a roundtable with state and local leaders to talk about how the summer food program helps communities in need and visit summer meals sites at schools across the region.

Joining Congressman McGovern on the day-long tour will be:

· Kevin Concannon, USDA Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services

· Kurt Messner, USDA Northeast Regional Administrator Food and Nutrition Service

· Candice Stoiber, USDA Northeast Region Director Special Nutrition Programs Division, Food and Nutrition Service

· Rob Leshin, Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Ed. Acting Director of the Office for Nutrition Programs

The USDA Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) ensures that low-income children continue to receive nutritious meals when school is not in session. This summer, USDA plans to serve more than 200 million free meals to children 18 years and under at approved SFSP sites. Full info on Monday’s tour is below:

7:45AM – 8:10AM in ATHOL

Congressman McGovern; Julianna Valcour (MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Ed); and Orange School Committee Leaders

Congressman Assists With Breakfast Service to Students

Athol High School, 2363 Main Street, Athol

8:40AM – 9:15AM in TURNER FALLS

Congressman McGovern; Julianna Valcour (MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Ed); and Gill and Montague Regional School Leaders

Congressman Assists With Breakfast Service to Students

Unity Park, 7 First Street, Turner Falls

10:10AM – 11:15AM in WARE

Congressman McGovern; Ellen Parker (Project Bread Executive Director); Julie Wayman (Project Bread Child Nutrition Outreach Director); Christina Maxwell (Food Bank of Western Massachusetts Programs Director); Abby Getman (Food Bank of Western Massachusetts Planning and Advocacy Coordinator); Simca Hoorwitz (Eastern Massachusetts Director of the Massachusetts Farm to School); Ware Town Administrator Stuart Beckley; MA State Senator Anne Gobi

Summer Food Rocks Tour Roundtable Discussion

Ware Junior and Senior High School, 237 West Street, Ware

11:15AM – 11:45AM in WARE

Congressman McGovern; Amy Socolow (Summer Food Service Consultant – MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Ed.); MA State Senator Anne Gobi, Ware Town Administrator Stuart Beckley; and Ware School Committee Leaders;

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Kaziol Elementary School, 4 Gould Road, Ware

12:35PM – 1:00PM in WEBSTER

Congressman McGovern, Amy Socolow (Summer Food Service Consultant – MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Ed.); MA State Rep. Joseph McKenna; and Webster School Committee

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Park Avenue Elementary School, 58 Park Avenue, Webster

2:40PM – 3:10PM in WORCESTER

Congressman McGovern; Donna Lombardi (Worcester Public Schools Director of Nutrition); Jean McMurray (Worcester County Food Bank Executive Director); Liz Sheehan Castro (Worcester County Food Bank Director of Advocacy); Martha Assefa (Worcester Food and Active Living Policy Council); and Frances Canning (MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Ed. Review Coordinator for Special Nutrition Programs)

Congressman Assists With Lunch Service to Students

Burncoat Preparatory School Playground, 526 Burncoat Street, Worcester

3:25PM – 4:00PM in WORCESTER

WHO: Congressman McGovern; Frances Canning (MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Ed. Review Coordinator for Special Nutrition Programs); Jean McMurray (Worcester County Food Bank Executive Director); Liz Sheehan Castro (Worcester County Food Bank Advocacy Director); and Martha Assefa (Worcester Food and Active Living Policy Council)

Congressman Assists With Lunch Service to Students

Girls Inc., 125 Providence Street, Worcester

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Jim works closely with REC. REC FARMERS MARKETS and REC Mobile Farmers Market blue van ACCEPT SNAP, WIC … ALL families can eat well! Times and places:
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Rec mobile farmers market blue van! pic: R.T.

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