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Woo-town, USA!!!

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My Lilac looking pensive yesterday.

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That is until she mixes it up with the Jett-ster!

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Jett!!!!!!

Then a quick ride to Travis’ ABRASIVE BLASTING AND COATING INC on Sutton Lane. Did you know Trav and his guys can have your older/used lawn furniture/cast iron gates/fences looking like new? Pics from yesterday’s visit:

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Patio furniture awaiting sandblasting and painting…you choose your colors!

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Travis also s-blasts and repaints (very hard dirty work!!!) trucks, dump trucks, plows, even tire rims taller than Jett …

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And mark your calendars!!

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July 24
10 a.m.

14th edition!

George Street Bike Challenge for Major Taylor

Main and George streets
Worcester!

See how fast you can pedal up George Street, a two-block quad-buster that was a training ground for 1899 world champion Major Taylor.

It’s one rider at a time against the clock in this steep uphill time trial in downtown Worcester, presented by Barney’s Bicycle and the Seven Hills Wheelmen, on the fourth Sunday in July.

The distance is 500 feet, and the average grade is 18 percent.

The contest is open to riders age 12 and up.

Helmets are required.

Entry fee is $20.

Proceeds benefit the Major Taylor Association, Inc.

Registration is open.

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This Saturday!

Postal dude Ron L. holds the posters he’s put up all over town!

EVERYBODY IN AMERICA – including Worcester! – please put canned goods and other nonperishables in a bag next to your mail box early Saturday morning. Your USPS mail guy or gal will pick up your donations when he/she delivers your mail … Then he or she will deliver your food items to local food banks!

It’s the largest food drive in the country! So easy to participate!

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On a down beat … This is what I drove by yesterday: Millbury and lower Endicott streets … pathetic.

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Pics/text: Rosalie Tirella

Don’t forget to Stamp Out Hunger this a.m.

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USPS Letter Carriers Food Drive, “Stamp Out Hunger”

This April the Massachusetts Law Reform Institute released a report telling us that Worcester gained in ‘food hardship’ and …

One in five households in Worcester now struggle to put meals on the table.

It is easy to participate in “Stamp Out Hunger” – anywhere in America, for it is our country’s largest food drive.

This morning place food items you wish to donate in a bag or bags.

Put the bags in or next to your mailbox.

Your letter carrier/mail delivery person will collect the donated food and deliver it to a local food pantry or food bank.

In Worcester last year close to 400,000 pounds of food were collected.

And the need continues to grow. THANK YOU for choosing to participate in Stamp Out Hunger!

 

United Way of Central Mass. event and STAMP OUT HUNGER

In just a week, on Tuesday, May 12 …

the United Way of Central Massachusetts will hold its Annual Community Celebration; the 95th such gathering that we have held.

Meeting at historic Mechanics Hall here in Worcester. Registration begins at 4 pm; program commences at 4:30 pm.

Celebrating the accomplishments of individuals and organizations who have made a difference in the life of OUR community.

Join with us as we bring recognition to such wonderful Worcester citizens as:

Saul Feingold

Marie and Mike Angelini

Scott Conti … and more! 

Join with us as we celebrate the achievements of:

One City One Library

Paul Cummings – a VITA volunteer

The Pink Volunteers of Reliant.

Celebration will open with a fantastic group called “Fools On the Hill”!

Tuesday, May 12, at Mechanics Hall; please RSVP to: cmcmanus@unitedwaycm.org

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This Saturday, May 9

USPS Letter Carriers Food Drive, “Stamp Out Hunger”

This April the Massachusetts Law Reform Institute released a report telling us that Worcester gained in ‘food hardship’ and …

One in five households in Worcester now struggle to put meals on the table.

It is easy to participate in “Stamp Out Hunger” – anywhere in America, for it is our country’s largest food drive.

This week peruse through your food cabinet, select nonperishable items (NOT expired) that you would be willing to share – to donate.

Place those food items in a bag or bags. Put the bags in or next to your mailbox early Saturday morning.

Your letter carrier/mail delivery person will collect the donated food and deliver it to a local food pantry or food bank.

In Worcester last year close to 400,000 pounds of food were collected.

And the need continues to grow. THANK YOU for choosing to participate in Stamp Out Hunger!

Worcester postal workers deliver mail AND collect food Sat., May 10!

 

Largest Annual One-Day, Food Drive Held on Saturday, May 10!

Worcester postal workers deliver mail and collect food

United Way of Central Massachusetts and The National Association Of Letter Carriers strive to collect 400,000 pounds of food!

Letter carriers will do much more than deliver mail on Saturday, May 10. They will help fill the food banks in the central Massachusetts area that have become bare in these tough economic times.

Next week, more than 800 volunteers including 600 Letter Carriers from 33 central Massachusetts’ communities will collect non-perishable foods items as part of the 21st annual “Stamp-Out Hunger” food drive. This is part of a national effort that will collect millions of pounds of food on Saturday.

The National Association of Letter Carriers Food Drive, which is coordinated through a partnership among the National Association of Letter Carriers, the United States Postal Service, the AFL-CIO, the United Way of Central Massachusetts, and the Worcester County Food Bank, strives to stock the shelves of pantries around central Massachusetts with 400,000 pounds of food during this drive. Last year, local letter carriers collected more than 300,000 pounds of food for pantries in central Massachusetts.

“So often we think of contributing food during holiday time; but during the summers when children are not in school receiving free and reduced breakfasts and lunches – there is a critical need. And with our current economy, the need for food has increased dramatically, up 17% from last year alone. The Letter Carriers food drive fills that need,” said Paul Soucy, Director of Labor- AFL/CIO at the United Way of Central Massachusetts.

People are asked to leave any non-perishable canned goods or boxed items near their mailboxes. The Letter Carriers or volunteers will pick up the donated items while delivering mail along their route next Saturday.

Letter Carriers in the following Massachusetts communities are participating in the food drive: Auburn, Baldwinville, Blackstone, Clinton, Fitchburg, Holden, Hopedale, Hopkinton, Hudson, Leicester, Leominster, Lunenburg, Marlboro, Millbury, Northboro, North Brookfield, North Grafton, Oxford, Shrewsbury, Southbridge, South Grafton, Spencer, Uxbridge, Webster, Westboro, West Boylston, Whitinsville, Winchendon and Worcester.

You’ve got mail … and a song

By Edith Morgan

Many of us have them – shoe boxes scrapbooks, drawers full of letters and postcards, some already yellowed with age; pictures of scenes already changed beyond recognition.

And even if the signatures are sometimes illegible, the body of each is clearly in the writer’s own hand, with the slants and curlicues  particular to that person, betraying so much about the writer that is lost in e-mails and other mechanical messages.

I still write letters, though I have e-mail, facebook, and all the other devices of modern communications. And at 46 cents  my letters are a bargain of individuality and permanence in an ephemeral world. So it is with great anger that I have witnessed two or more decades of attempts to kill off the Constitutionally-mandated Post Office. I have always been willing to pay extra taxes to keep it alive, because I  know  of NO private business which can or wishes to deliver the many, often unheralded, services performed daily  by the U.S. Post Office; and they are worth fighting for: to retain the guaranteed privacy, the universal delivery to the outermost places, the freedom to mail in my precious vote if I so choose, hearing from my elected officials about what they are doing, and getting the “oddball” magazines and newsletters that fill the details on the news others do not see fit to print – all at a reasonable price, and not eliminated because they are “not profitable”. And it has been good to know that the hundreds of thousands of mail carriers are decently paid, have good benefits, and can retire comfortably after so many years of slogging through snow, sleet, gales, heat waves and floods to get my mail to me and to all Americans, here and in the service of our country. I always know who delivers my mail, and appreciate the extra things like taking letters to be mailed for me when I can not get to the mailbox or post office myself. Do FedEx and UPS do all that? No, It is not profitable….

In a decent society, not everything can be made to  yield a profit for investors – some things are services, and should remain so:  we have already gone much too far in giving up vital services, turning them into businesses that are only concerned with the bottom line: our airwaves are for sale to the highest bidder, our children are increasingly being turned into obedient, low-paid workers, our prisons are profit pits , and even our military services are money makers for private contractors who enrich  themselves and deliver cut-rate goods with our tax money.

The attack on the Postal Service should no longer go unchallenged: Congress must lift the unfair burden that requires the Post Office to pay their pension obligations ahead for 75 years, and in only ten years. No other private or public agency is asked to do this: it would lead to bankruptcy. No more small offices should be closed down, especially in small, rural areas where they are often the only resource available, And in many places, delivering the mail is the only avenue to a decent, steady job. In a time of unemployment, It is a crime to lay off tens of thousands of workers all over the U.S. and disrupt a successful system that delivers so many benefits to so many…

Let’s get behind our mail carriers, and flood our representatives with our protests. NOW!!

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