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WCCA TV will be CLOSED MONDAY Feb 13, 2017 due to severe winter storm

WCCA TV Studio and In Facility Activities Closed on MONDAY February 13 due to severe winter storm conditions.

All Community Productions, Intern and Student classes and workshops,and volunteer activities are cancelled for today.

You can still watch all your favorite WCCA TV programs on Cable ch 194 or streaming at wccatv.com or our new Facebook live stream at WCCA TV now Streams on Facebook Too!!

Be safe

Thank you

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MEANINGFUL MEDIA WCCA TV

Be sure to watch us on Worcester’s cable channel 194 or at wccatv.com or follow us and our friends at:

Facebook/WCCA-TV-13-THE-PEOPLES-CHANNEL
Twitter: @WCCATV13
Instagram : wccatv13

WCCA has a new revised monthly e-newsletter. To receive a copy you need
to get added to the mailing list by visiting the WCCA website at
wccatv.com and clicking on “Join the mailing list” which will take you
to the signup form HERE
http://wccatv.us7.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=48f898c016d0899151f159717&id=3c4fdd54f6
WCCA TV
The People’s Channel. Contact the station and find out how you might qualify to be entered into a contest to win a nice prize by getting your friends to sign up for our e-news letter.

WCCA TV is a regional leader serving Worcester’s community media public access needs and an anchor institution that stands for Media Democracy, Media Literacy and Creative Innovation. Learn Create and Connect at WCCA TV
For more information browse this website, watch our programming on cable channel 194 or here ( at wccatv.com) , streaming live or “On-Demand”, and or contact Mauro DePasquale our Executive Director. We offer community volunteer memberships, special sponsor membership plans for businesses, Workshops and training for ALL ages, and whole lot more. Get involved, create, network, share your story, opinions, and fresh ideas on “THE PEOPLE’s CHANNEL” WCCA TV

Thanks for your support.
NOTE this blog may be updated and the views and opinions expressed in the news articles embedded herein are not necessarily those of WCCA TV, it’s Board of Directors, It’s Staff, It’s sponsors and associates.
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Meet and Greet A Potential Next WPS Superintendent

THIS JUST IN:
Worcester, MA
The application materials for the position of Superintendent of the Worcester Public
Schools are now on the website (http://www.worcesterschools.org). The interviews for the four
finalists will take place on Monday, March 7, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. in the Council
Chamber at City Hall. The Meet and Greet will take place on Wednesday, March 9,
2016 at 5:00 p.m. in the cafeteria at Doherty Memorial High School and the selection
of the Superintendent will take place on Monday, March 14, 2016 at 6:15 p.m. in the
Council Chamber at City Hall.

WCCA TV News and Information Round Up: October 2, 2015

MEANINGFUL MEDIA WCCA TV

WCCA TV is a regional leader serving Worcester’s community media public access needs and an anchor institution that stands for Media Democracy, Media Literacy and Creative Innovation. Learn Create and Connect at WCCA TV
For more information browse this website, watch our programming on cable channel 194 or here ( at wccatv.com) , streaming live or “On-Demand”, and or contact Mauro DePasquale our Executive Director. We offer community volunteer memberships, special sponsor membership plans for businesses, Workshops and training for ALL ages, and whole lot more. Get involved, create, network, share your story, opinions, and fresh ideas on “THE PEOPLE’s CHANNEL” WCCA TV

Thanks for your support.
NOTE this blog may be updated and the views and opinions expressed in the news articles embedded herein are not necessarily those of WCCA TV, it’s Board of Directors, It’s Staff, It’s sponsors and associates.

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WCCA TV’s NEW VOICES AWARD COMPETITION ages 14-19 register today.
contact joseph@wccatv.com
We hold auditions the November 5th, selected singers who are chosen to move forward will be attending the television shoot for Episodes 1 & 2 shoots on December 1 and 2 ( maybe also the 3rd)
Sign up ASAP
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Worcester Public Library Partners with Bottom Line

to Host College Readiness Program for Low-Income Students

Worcester, MA – The Worcester Public Library is partnering with Bottom Line to provide college readiness support to low-income students in the Worcester area. The programs are designed to help students navigate the admissions and financial aid process.

Tyrone Brown of Bottom Line will offer College Admissions and Essays with Bottom Line on Friday, October 9 from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Library’s Banx Room. During this program, he will explain how to navigate the college admissions and essay writing process. Brown will also offer College Financial Aid with Bottom Line on Monday, November 16 from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Saxe Room at the Library. This program helps students learn to receive and make best use of financial aid for college. Both programs are free, and no registration is required.

“Providing free college readiness programming is something the library has done successfully in the past, and meshes perfectly with the library mission of democratized access,” said Rachel Moir, Teen Services Librarian of the Worcester Public Library. “We hope that by providing this programming, we will help local teens learn more about the college application and readiness resources available to them in their own community.”

Bottom Line has addressed the low college graduation rates of at-risk urban youth since 1997. Their mission is to help low income, first generation students get into college, graduate from college and go far in life. Their vision is to dramatically transform urban communities by producing thousands of career-ready college graduates.

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The Worcester Public Library serves as a gathering place that actively promotes the free exchange of ideas in our democratic society. The Library makes information and services available to all people while fostering intellectual freedom, protecting privacy, encouraging personal growth and enrichment and celebrating our diverse community heritage. The Library strives to be a welcoming destination and the leading provider of resources to inform, enlighten and enrich our diverse community.

For more information on College Admissions and Essays with Bottom Line and College Financial Aid with Bottom Line please contact Linnea Sheldon, Community Relations and Communications Manager of the Worcester Public Library, at lsheldon@worcpublib.org or 508-799-1654. Students with questions regarding these programs may contact Rachel Moir, Teen Services Librarian of the Worcester Public Library at rmoir@worcpublib.org of 508-799-1667.

3 Salem Square, Worcester, MA 01608 508.799.1655

worcpublib.org facebook.com/worcesterpubliclibrary

Worcester Public Library, a Department of the City of Worcester

Linnea Sheldon

Community Relations & Communications Manager

Worcester Public Library

3 Salem Square

Worcester, MA 01608

www.worcpublib.org

P: 508-799-1654

F: 508-799-1652

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To my Youth Development Friends,

I am writing to share information about this exciting program that starts next week, and to ask for your help in spreading the word! A healthy, empowered mother is so important to youth. She is strong, fit and able to take care of the family, and she is a wonderful role model of healthy behaviors for youth! Sometimes too, she can use support and guidance to ensure good health.

Take Shape for Life is a comprehensive health and fitness program for women, that combines group support and exercise, unlimited coaching, independent access to physical activity in a supportive environment. The group meets once weekly, with our inspirational trainer, Cyndi Johnson, when they exercise together, discuss goals, challenges and successes, and work toward individual goals.

The following link will take you to an in-depth program description, and introduce you to Cyndi. There is also a link to register, making it quick and convenient.

http://www.ywcacentralmass.org/uncategorized/take-shape-for-life
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Job Posting for Customer Relations and Community Programs Coordinator

Our mission at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass/Metrowest is to enhance the quality of life of children at-risk, and their families, by matching these children in professionally supported mentoring relationships with responsible and caring volunteers. Big Brothers Big Sisters is seeking a full-time Customer Relations and Community Programs Coordinator for 40 hours a week in the Framingham office to coordinate all functions related to the agency’s community mentor programs, including customer relations, enrollment, interview and assess both youth and volunteer mentors, matching volunteers with mentees, match support, and training. The agency’s Community Programs seek to create effective community-based matches within our 40 town service region. This position ensures programs will provide high-level customer service and professional match support in response to all inquiries.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass / Metrowest, Inc.

Tel: 508-752-7868 Mobile: 508-736-4664

www.bbbscm.org

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HURRICANE PREP
Stormwater Preparation: Indian Lake & Coes Pond Drawdown

In advance of possibly significant rainfall amounts from Hurricane Joaquin, the
City of Worcester’s Department of Public Works & Parks is drawing down Indian Lake
and Coes Pond. These steps are only taken in anticipation of hurricane-level events.

While it is still uncertain as to whether the City will see the full effects of the
hurricane, we are taking the opportunity to create additional stormwater storage by
performing these drawdowns. These preemptive measures will help mitigate flooding
effects. City residents should experience virtually no impact from the drawdowns; this
notice is simply informational.

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WCCA TV News and Information Round Up: Sept 9, 2015

MEANINGFUL MEDIA WCCA TV

WCCA TV is a regional leader serving Worcester’s community media public access needs and an anchor institution that stands for Media Democracy, Media Literacy and Creative Innovation. Learn Create and Connect at WCCA TV
For more information browse this website, watch our programming on cable channel 194 or here ( at wccatv.com) , streaming live or “On-Demand”, and or contact Mauro DePasquale our Executive Director. We offer community volunteer memberships, special sponsor membership plans for businesses, Workshops and training for ALL ages, and whole lot more. Get involved, create, network, share your story, opinions, and fresh ideas on “THE PEOPLE’s CHANNEL” WCCA TV

Thanks for your support.
NOTE this blog may be updated
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Thanks to ALL those persons who cared enough for our City to run for a council seat during the primary election. There are no real losers you have all inspired dialogue and discussion. Best to wishes to all and especially to those who did win for a run in November. To the rest of us please do not forget to Vote in November exercise your voice, your free speech, your choice.

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WCCA TV about to paint it’s facade at 415 Main St.

WCCA Facade Painting has been pasted on the WCCA website at
http://www.wccatv.com/video/specials/FACADEPAINTING2015

WCCA TV, at 415 Main Street in Worcester, is getting a facelift thanks in part to funding from the George F. and Sybil H. Fuller Foundation. A feasibility study was provided by the Massachusetts Cultural Facilities Fund, a program of the State of Massachusetts administered through a collaborative arrangement between MassDevelopment and the Mass. Cultural Council. Funds were generously matched by George F. and Sybil H. Fuller Foundation.

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WCCA TV News and Information Round Up: August 26, 2015

MEANINGFUL MEDIA WCCA TV

WCCA TV is a regional leader serving Worcester’s community media public access needs and an anchor institution that stands for Media Democracy, Media Literacy and Creative Innovation. Learn Create and Connect at WCCA TV
For more information browse this website, watch our programming on cable channel 194 or here ( at wccatv.com) , streaming live or “On-Demand”, and or contact Mauro DePasquale our Executive Director. We offer community volunteer memberships, special sponsor membership plans for businesses, Workshops and training for ALL ages, and whole lot more. Get involved, create, network, share your story, opinions, and fresh ideas on “THE PEOPLE’s CHANNEL” WCCA TV

Thanks for your support.
NOTE this blog may be updated
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Family sues Fay School in Southboro, claims Wi-Fi made son ill
http://www.telegram.com/article/20150824/NEWS/150829606

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A call to Artists and Creative Entrepreneurs.

Worcester, MA- After two successful seasons the Worcester PopUp is thrilled to be back for an eventful Fall and Winter season. Located at 20 Franklin Street in the heart of down town, the Worcester PopUp location is a unique gallery where artists and entrepreneurs can bring creativity to life through rotating art exhibitions, live performances, inspiring hands on activities and delicious cuisine. Worcester PopUp is now seeking applicants to fill our creative space for this upcoming season with hopes to inspire new creativity to flow within the community, and to provide accessibility for artists to showcase their works. Running September through December, artists and creative entrepreneurs are encouraged to apply to use the space with openings available Thursday through Sunday. The PopUp location willbe open based on demand with free admission to the public.

Last year’s season included a wide range of participants such as performances from The Hip Swayers, Ghost Guests, and Eve’s Tribal Fusion Belly Dance Co, to interactive workshops lead by Edmy Ortiz and Worcester’s Think Tank. With support from the Worcester Cultural Coalition, the Worcester Business Development Corporation and funded in part by the Greater Worcester Community Foundation, the use of the space is free and encourages active engagement and visibility for Worcester’s creative community.

Applicants may contact Erick Bilides at Bilidese@worcesterma.gov. To learn more about the location please visit the Worcester PopUp website at www.WorcesterPopup.com or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/worcesterpopup. Worcester PopUp is eager to see what new, exciting, and innovative ideas the creative community has to share with our city and beyond.

The Worcester PopUp is brought to the City of Worcester by the Worcester Cultural Coalition in partnership with the Business Development Corporation, funded in part by the Greater Worcester Community Foundation. For more information please visit: http://www.worcestermass.org/arts-culture-entertainment/arts-culture

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Soapbox morning production underway. Building Community through electronic media

We’ll have a full day shooting eight episodes of WCCA TV’s SOAPBOX today. So far we covered: The Department of Labor Employee Regs, City Boards and Commissions, REC/Farmers Markets, Youth Grow, and Health and Wellness. This is Public Access Television, this is WCCA TV “The PEOPLE’s CHANNEL”
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SURVEY SAYS !!!!!!!!!!!

The following is a sample taken from our surveys, comments made by members of our local public about why they believe WCCA TV is important :

(Source: Our 2013 WCCA TV Surveys)

[ QUESTION: Why do you think WCCA is important . . . .? ]

“Empowerment and justice and service”

“Great resource for non profits!”

“It is important to have local voice for local concerns”

“ It is a way of keeping up with current events”

“It is the committee of the City”

“It keeps us updated with what’s going on”

“Yes – it is important “

“It is important because WCCA documents the history happenings in the City”

“Conglomerates will control what we see and the community misses out on freedom of speech and knowledge opportunites”

“To keep people informed of what is happening in their community “

“Gives opportunity for citizens of Worcester to engage with others in the community . Promotes happenings in the Worc. community and provides forum for discussing relevant topics. Also, opportunities for education and enrichment of media “

“Good information source”

“It is important for the community to have their own channel”

“Free speech is an important right for all Americans”

“Many people watch the station”

“Free speech is awesome!”

“It helps promote free speech and creativity to everyone”

“It is a very good outlet for in-depth coverage of local events, interests and news

“For personal information regarding our community “

“It serves as a voice, ears and eyes for the community”

“ Crucial for independent media “

Thank you for YOUR support.
Mauro

WCCA CMMTY TV

Cooking Adventures with Mary is back on WCCA TV 13!

More Creative Innovation at TV 13.


Mary with her production assistant and husband Bill.

We are happy to announce that “Cooking Adventures with Mary” is back on WCCA TV 13!
What began as a family tradition for Mary Pauplis turned into a lifetime passion that has earned the Hudson, Massachusetts resident regional awards and multiple cookbook deals. She even has her own cable access TV show, Cooking Adventures with Mary. Many of Mary’s Italian recipes are from her mother and grandmother and have been family staples for decades. Learn how to cook pork tenderloin with sun dried tomatoes, puttanesca and garlic shrimp sauce, chicken and eggplant and so much more by tuning into Cooking Adventures with Mary on WCCA TV 13 , public access television for Worcester.

LEARN CREATE CONNECT
WCCA TV 13

Learning about community media, social services, local restaurants, Single Payer Health Care, and more. It’s all happening at WCCA TV 13

Students and teachers, Amy Plante and Kathy Oulette, from The Grow School in Dudley Massachusetts, recently toured WCCA TV 13 in Worcester to learn about public access television and how they can get involved by becoming interns, technical directors, editors and even hosts of their very own show. The tour was led by Executive Director, Mauro DePasquale . If your youth group or school would like a tour of WCCA TV, located conveniently at 415 Main Street in downtown Worcester, Massachusetts, contact 508-755-1880 x 10.

What’s on WCCA TV 13? Plenty of great local programming.
Join host, Mauro DePasquale, and his guests as they discuss such topics as Single Payer Health Care, local writers, Worcester Local First, the YMCA, Jeremiah’s Inn , and Livia’s Restaurant, to name a few. Soapbox can be seen on WCCA TV 13 on Saturdays at 10:30pm and Sundays at 6:30pm and online at wccatv.com. To be a guest on Soapbox, contact 508-755-1880 x 10.

LEARN CREATE CONNECT WCCA TV 13 “The People’s Channel”