WCCA TV News and Information Round Up: February 3, 2016

WCCA TV is a media sponsor of the Worcester Free Tax Service, an organization whose mission is to raise low income families about the poverty line while moving them to financial stability. They bring awareness of the Earned Income Tax Credit and the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance . There are several locations in the City that can prepare your taxes, for free, if you are eligible. Visit them on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/worcesterfreetaxservice to find out more.

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FR Mike on right with Mauro

The WCCA TV Board of Directors and I invite you to join our steering committee to help organize and select nominees for the prestigious The Bafaro Humanitarian Award Gala to be held in November of 2016.

The Bafaro Humanitarian Awards will be seeking nominees throughout our community of those who exemplify a life dedicated to humanitarian service.

This event is WCCA TV’s only major fundraising event, raised to support our on-going community programming that serves to empower all who live, work and study in Worcester by providing public access television on cable and the world wide web, cutting edge technology, professional resources, education, a diversity of ethnic, cultural, youth and senior programming and more. This year’s event is the kick off for WCCA first studio / facility renovation project capital campaign iSMARTT Center project.

Please do not hesitate to contact me with comments and suggestions and I look forward to working with you,

To help or for more information contact: Mauro DePasquale at mauro@wccatv.com or at 508-755-1880

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A poignant PSA about SEX TRAFFICKING
by our friends at MetroEast Community Media in Gresham, Oregon.


“Her Trafficker told us he was her boyfriend. He went to church with us. But behind closed doors, he was selling her.”

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A Report to the City Council, submitted at last night’s Council meeting, expressed City Manager’s recognition of the value of WCCA TV as a resource for the City of Worcester and their efforts to make Worcester an ever progressing community. His report referred to two PSA’s addressing voter awareness produced by WCCA TV volunteers Edith Morgan on her show “SENIOR SPEAK” and Senator Harriette Chandler’s Beacon Hil Chat. These productions were produced and aired on WCCA TV and at wccatv.com prior to the local elections. WCCA TV looks forward to continuing all our community collaborations to build our great city and to empower our citizens.

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The national ALLIANCE FOR COMMUNITY MEDIA opposes the Charter / Time Warner Bright House merger

This week ACM joined with a coalition of programmers, consumer activists and industry to stop the Charter Time Warner Bright House merger. The coalition will help amplify our message to Congress, the Justice Department and the FCC that the merger is not in the public interest.

You can find information about the Coalition at http://www.stopmegacable.com/ Members include Public Knowledge, Consumers Union, Common Cause, Media Alliance, the Greenlining Institute, programmers and cable competitors.

Please share information to your communities, and if you’d like use the hashtag #StopMegaCable
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Commemorate the Blizzard of ’78 with live music, beer, food trucks at the Worcester Common Oval on Feb. 5th

Worcester– It may seem hard to imagine in this winter of 50-degree days, but 38 years ago this week Worcester was digging out from one of the worst winter storms the area has ever seen.

On the anniversary of the infamous blizzard, which buried the Northeast under 50 inches of snow within 33 hours, the City of Worcester will host a Blizzard of ’78 Party on Friday, Feb. 5 from 5-8 PM at the Worcester Common Oval (behind City Hall).

In addition to ice skating, a heated tent on the plaza will house a live music performance by Worcester’s own Dan Burke (from Dan Burke and the Royal Treatment) and beer from Wormtown Brewery. Wormtown will be offering their limited edition Blizzard of ’78 brew in addition to other favorites.

Food trucks, including the Dogfather, Say Cheese, and Press’n It will also be on site offering a variety of tasty options.


The 12,000-square-foot rink, which opened in 2012, is 4,000 square feet larger than the rink at New York City’s Rockefeller Center. The Oval has piped-in music, skate rentals, concessions, holiday lights, and more, making it a fun and affordable family-friendly activity.

Admission for open skate is $2 (free for kids 6 and younger), and $3 for skate rentals with a $25 refundable deposit per skate rental. The Oval will also be available for private group rentals this year. The rink is professionally managed by SMG, the DCU Center’s talented management team.

The rink is open as the weather allows. If the weather’s bad, call (508) 929-0777 or check www.worcestercommonoval.com for cancelations. A limited number of free parking spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis in the garage under City Hall.

Additional information about the Oval can be found at www.facebook.com/WorcesterCommonOval.

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