Remembrances of Worcester

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FRIDAY LUNCH SPEAKER SERIES

WA is increasingly turning its strategic vision towards urban leadership. What can we learn  from personal stories and the ways in which things once shined in Worcester ? Ms. Shusas, Ms. Cotton, and Dr. Butler  will form a panel  to reflect on growing up in the city. Q&A to follow.

EVENT INFORMATION: Friday, April 4th  US Lunch Period   Kingsley 39   Pepe’s pizza provided  RSVP: mike.carroll@worcesteracademy.org

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FRIDAY LUNCH SPEAKER SERIES (Midwinter 2014)
The Friday Lunch Speaker series entailed a midwinter talk titled The Reemergence of the Atlantic Great White Shark in New England. For links to a wide array of data, research, and conservation organizations & resources – including a fantastic poster on the great white shark biology and ecology , an amazing yet controversial real-time shark tracker application, and Maya Lin’s exquisite online interactive memorial exhibit “What is Missing?”: Continue reading

Worcester Municipal Water System

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Worcester receives over 50 inches of annual precipitation. A water treatment facility located in Holden, MA uses 600 miles of underground pipe to transport on average 23 million gallons a day of filtered municipal water throughout the city– the facility draws from an 8-billion gallon 10 reservoir-system located across the northern Blackstone Watershed and southern Nashua River Watershed in the towns of Rutland, Leicester, Paxton, and Holden. Continue reading