WCCA TV News Round Up: September 4, 2015


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Baby Shower For Worcester Babies In Need
Baby Shower for Worcester
to access the event flyer.
to access the registration form.
Questions? Contact Danielle at CMHA at 774-243-3810 or

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You’re Invited to PPAL’s Open House

Please join our PPAL Staff & Youth Leaders in celebrating our new Worcester Office

Who: Parent/Professional Advocacy League and

Youth M.O.V.E Massachusetts

When: Tuesday, September 22, 2015 from 3:00-6:00 p.m.

Where: 40 Southbridge Street, Suite 310 (next to Hanover Theatre)

Parking: Federal Plaza Municipal Garage and Street Meters

Questions: (508)767-9725

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August has been a very exciting month for ACE! From being in the hiring process for multiple staff and service positions to welcoming new members to our team to getting ready to re-open the After School and Saturday Programs to having our Annual Meeting and releasing our FY15 Annual Report, this past month flew by! We’ve got another full newsletter for you filled with all of our exciting updates, spotlights, and opportunities to get involved! Make sure you check out our FY2015 Annual Report, see the photos from our Annual Meeting just last week, and share our job and volunteer openings!

Thank you for all of your support!
Kaska Yawo
Executive Director

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Visiting the WATER SHOPS: The Beating Heart of Armory Production

Springfield MA: Springfield Armory National Historic Site invites you to join Rangers Richard Colton and Susan Ashman discovering & rediscovering the Armory’s Water Shops in the upcoming program, The WATER SHOPS: The Beating Heart of Armory Production on Saturday, September 12th, 2015 at 1:00 pm. See & walk the historic grounds along the Mill River just south of the Armory’s Hill Shops where the National Historic Site & Museum now is. This Ranger-led program is FREE.
Your journey of discovery begins in the Museum’s theater with a half-hour slide show & orientation followed by a short one-mile drive (in your own vehicle) to meet at the present Water Shops and ending at the site of the older Lower Water Shop about a mile down the Mill River. Paper handouts with maps & images will be available.
Water power was essential to the Armory from the moment it was established in 1794. There, the heavy rough work of shaping the wooden gunstocks, iron barrels, and iron & steel components and bayonets were done. Shipped by wheeled vehicles up Walnut Street to the Hill Shops as mile away, the pieces shaped, new smaller iron & steel pieces forged & filed, and the muskets and rifles finished and stored in large Arsenals like the one the Museum is in. The Water Shops, though listed in the National Historic Register, were not included in the National Historic Site but were sold to private owners who maintain it as an industrial site with extensive industrial rental opportunities.

The Springfield Armory National Historic Site is the location of the nation’s first armory (1794 –1968) and was established by George Washington. The site includes historic grounds, buildings, and the world’s largest historic American military firearms collection. The park is open daily 9am – 5pm after Memorial Day until October 31st. There is ample parking and the event is wheelchair accessible. For further information and weather cancellation call (413) 734-8551 or check the website at www.nps.gov/spar

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