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Mark your Calendar for JUNE 14 at 6:30

Mark your Calendar for JUNE 14 at 6:30 to join us for our annual WCCA TV membership and meet and greet and producer party event at Bull Mansion, 55 Pearl Street, Worcester, MA Meet the Stars from your backyard. Stay tuned for details. Light food, cash bar, entertainment, and more.

Public Access TV show, “The Garage with Steve Butler”, may go national!

Public Access TV show, “The Garage with Steve Butler”, may go national!

We at WCCA applaud and congratulate Steve. He placed a tremendous amount of effort into his amazing show, and, as in other public access shows, Public Access media centers helped ensure his vision and dream became a reality.

Do you remember the movie Wayne’s World? Wayne and Garth started a music television show out of their basement. It aired on their local community access television station. Eventually it grew in popularity and went national.

Well – That’s how The Garage with Steve Butler got its start.

He originally had the idea after he lost his job as director of the woodworking program at a major craft school. He thought he’d film himself working, with the hopes that someone like WCCA TV, would see it and air it.

Five years later his show has grown. It now airs regularly on more than 580 cable access channels, including WCCA TV on Saturdays at 12pm , across the states, and has created a wonderful community consisting of woodworkers, musicians and artists.

Now Steve has the opportunity to go national!

PBS stations across the nation have given him the opportunity to air the show – but it is expensive.

Please help Steve Butler keep this incredible community alive and keep the show in production by donating to his INDIEGOGO Project page.Once leaving the public access realm, productions become very very expensive for individuals. That is why PUBLIC ACCESS EXIST to give EVERYONE a chance in the media world.

WCCA TV NEWSLETTER November 2015

WCCA Newsletter November 2015

All Happening at WCCA TV

WCCA TV extends warm wishes to all for a happy and healthy and PEACEFUL holiday season.
We thank you for choosing to watch WCCA TV and for choosing to support and to be a members of our public access community media organization.

Be sure not to miss the fantastic holiday season programming that has already started appearing on WCCA TV’s channel.

Please consider making a donation to support WCCA TV see instructions on the home page of our website at http://www.wccatv.com

Congratulations to Dr. Satya Mitra (aka Guru Tax Services), a former Board member of WCCA TV, celebrating 25 years in business in Worcester. He has been a friend and supporter of WCA TV for the entire time.

If you’d like more exposure for your business, you should become a member of WCCA TV’s CIRCLE OF FRIENDS, as an underwriting supporter of the station, and you’ll have an opportunity to be seen every day on TV! This special membership starts at as little as $100 per month. For details on how to become a Friend of WCCA TV, contact joseph@wccatv.com or call us at 508-755-1880, ext 19. Happy Holidays!!

SOAPBOX, with host Mauro DePasquale, is all new in December. The show will feature topics such as school safety at the Worcester Public Schools, the “stART’ at the Station” , that’s Union Station , in December, the Worcester Free Tax Service, and more. Soapbox can be seen on Wednesdays at 8:30 pm, Saturdays at 10:30 pm and Sundays at 6:30 pm on WCCA TV, now on Channel 194. It also streams live online at those times at www.wccatv.com . Past shows can be downloaded anytime on our website, just click on Video on Demand. To be a guest on the show, email Tracy at tracy@wccatv.org

Soon WCCA TV will air the final season of SHILLING SHOCKERS, with host Penny Dreadful and her cast of goblins and ghouls. They offer such horrific delights at Jesse James Meets Frankenstein’s Daughter, The Devil’s Messenger, I Bury the Living, Vengeance of the Zombies, and much more.
This will be the final season of Shilling Shockers, after their beloved Magoo Gelehrter (who portrayed Garou the Wolfman) passed away from cancer in May of 2014. May he rest in peace!

WCCA TV Special Presentations

The Corporator Council launched the CORPORATOR’S BALL, a new black-tie gala in celebration and support of the Worcester Art Museum’s mission to connect art and community. The WCCA TV crew was there. Co-Chairs were Jennifer C. Glowik and Luke M. Vaillancourt. Highlights included red carpet arrival and cocktail reception, a sumptuous dinner served under the glow of lanterns in the Stoddard Garden Court, finely-curated silent and live auctions, and a festive after-dinner party including dancing and entertainment: http://www.wccatv.com/video/specials/CORPORATORSBALL

WCCA TV COMMUNITY Programming

Should Worcester go after the Central Mass Striders plan to make the old Wyman Gorden brown box site on Madison Street? The proposed facility includes an indoor track, a soccer field, basketball courts, volleyball courts, tennis courts, fitness and exercise rooms, meeting rooms, and an Olympic sized swimming pool. Watch this episode of ROSEN’S ROUND TABLE to find out what host Gary Rosen and his panel members have to say: http://www.wccatv.com/video/rosens-roundtable/ROSENSROUNDTABLE236

BEACON HILL CHAT is a talk show featuring interesting people talking about the interesting things going on in Central Massachusetts. Host of the show, State Senator Harriette Chandler, welcomes newly-elected Worcester City Councilor Khrystian King: http://www.wccatv.com/video/beacon-hill-chat/BEACONHILLCHAT209

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS is a show to inform viewers of their civil rights, hosted by Ron Madnick. In this episode, Ron talks about legal decisions affecting the city of Worcester. The topics covered are Panhandling and Promoting Police Officers: http://www.wccatv.com/video/civil-liberties/KNOWYOURRIGHTS207 . In another episode, Ron talks about the attack on Paris and what should Not be done: http://www.wccatv.com/video/civil-liberties/KNOWYOURRIGHTS206

EXPOSURE WITH MOSHER spotlights entrepreneurs, innovators, and good news. Host of the show Amy Mosher welcomes to the show Lynn Stromberg, David McMahon, and Jean McMurray: http://www.wccatv.com/video/exposure-with-amy-mosher/EXPOSUREWITHMOSHER47

WHAT IT’S WORTH is a WCCA TV show definitely worth watching! Host of the show Tommy Colletta chats with the Executive Director of Preservation Worcester, Deborah Packard: http://www.wccatv.com/video/what-its-worth/WHATITSWORTH322

HEALTHY BODIES, HEALTHY MINDS, hosted by Paul Richard, is a collaboration with the SHINE Initiative to raise awareness on mental health challenges facing youth. Paul welcomes Kevin Hines, author and mental health advocate: http://www.wccatv.com/video/health-bodies-healthy-minds-/HEALTHYBODIES23

CLOSE TO HOME is a show about people and situations that demonstrate deep respect for mankind, hosted by Molly Finn. Molly welcomes Frank and Trudy Bonack to talk about the Living Rosary Apostolate: http://www.wccatv.com/video/close-to-home/CLOSETOHOME455

ROTARY COMMUNITY SERVICE TALKS (RCS) is a program produced by the Rotary Club of Worcester and rotarian Rich Prager, in association with WCCA TV. The program showcases keynote speakers from the Rotary meetings. This episode features Eric Batista from the Worcester City Manager’s Office and Cassandra Andersen of the Worcester Health Department, speaking on Opioid Addiction: http://www.wccatv.com/video/rotary-community-service/ROTARY37

Tune into another episode of SMART METERS. Citizens filed an appeal with Maine’s Supreme Court that Maine’s Public Utility Commission and Central Maine Power have not adequately addressed smart meter safety. Oral arguments were held on November 3, 2015. Challenges about Maine’s smart meters are also relevant to Worcester’s smart meter pilot: http://www.wccatv.com/video/about-smart-meters/ABOUTSMARTMETERS34

THIS IS WORCESTER is a WCCA TV program hosted and produced by community activist Bill Coleman. Bill’s guests are Elizabeth Bacon, Lawrence Madden, and Jarelys Castillo, members of the Roberto Clemente Partnership: http://www.wccatv.com/video/this-is-worcester/THISISWORCESTER24

Learn the in’s and out’s of real estate, home buying, and housing issues by watching IN THE HOUSE, a WCCA TV program hosted by George Russell. In this episode, George welcomes Gordon Hargrove from the Friendly House: http://www.wccatv.com/video/in-the-house/INTHEHOUSE7

Tune into HIDDEN TREASURES and learn how to find that hidden antique or collectible that just may add cash to your life. Host of the show Bill Safer educates viewers about hints and tips for finding hidden treasures all year long: http://www.wccatv.com/video/hidden-treasures/HIDDENTREASURES37

VIDEO JAM is your source for eclectic music videos. Your stunning host Tracy Foley has been presenting mainstream and indie rock for more than 10 years on cable TV public access stations. This episode features an interview at the WCCA studio with folk and rock singer/songwriter Bhi Bhiman, as well as his single ‘Guttersnipe’ performed live in our studio. This show will also feature The Chainsmokers/Roses, Matt Pond/Take Me With You, and more : http://www.wccatv.com/video/video-jam/VIDEOJAM874 . Keep jammin’ with WCCA TV!

Tune into VIDEO JAM COUNTRY with host Tracy Foley, and spend an hour enjoying the latest and greatest in country music. Today’s playlist includes: James Robert Webb/ Makin’ Love Tonight, Paul Bogart/ Cowboy Ride, Rodney Atkins/ Eat Sleep Love Repeat, Kyle Douglas/ Clean Hands, Moonlight Social/ Rub a Little Dirt on It, Payton Rae/ Stomp the Fire Out, Matt Balie/ Everyday You, Aaron Lewis/ Endless Summer, The McClymonts/ I Could Be A Cowboy, Katie Armiger/ Better in a Black Dress, Hank Williams Jr./ That Ain’t Good, Scott McCreery/ Water Tower Town, and Denae Gardner/ Welcome to America : http://www.wccatv.com/video/video-jam-country/VIDEOJAMCOUNTRY128

BANDEDGE is a WCCA TV local music show, shot live, that spotlights Worcester area bands, solo singer/songwriters, and local instrumentalist. LOVE TAP band is the featured artist on this episode of BandEdge: http://www.wccatv.com/video/band-edge/BANDEDGE59

SENIOR SPEAK is a show for seniors and by seniors hosted by Edith Morgan and the gang at Worcester’s Senior Center. Senior issues are discussed and a good time is had by all: http://www.wccatv.com/video/senior-speak/SENIORSPEAK610 . Senior Speak is recorded at the Worcester Senior Center, on Tuesdays at 2PM. Stop by and be part of the show! Stop by the Senior Center on Thursday afternoons to play bingo with WCCA show hosts Gary Rosen and Ron Motta.

Welcome to another yummy episode of COOKING WITH GEORGIA + DEZ. Today’s menu will feature baked chicken stuffed with brown rice, and other yummies: http://www.wccatv.com/video/cooking-with-georgia/COOKINGWITHGEORGIA314 . Real Food, Real People, Real Simple!

NUESTRA ESPERANZA is a Spanish-language religious program hosted by Lucy Tomey. The show has been airing on WCCA TV since 1990! Programación christiana de inspiración en Español, de mas larga duración en WCCA TV desde el año 1990, anfitriona y productora Lucy Tomey: http://www.wccatv.com/video/nuestra-esperanza/NUESTRA23

This was just a glimpse of our diverse and multi-cultural programming. WCCA TV 194 is a free-speech venue and a regional public access leader that stands for media democracy, media literacy and creative innovation. Support award-winning WCCA TV programming! We also stream live and offer FREE “ON-Demand” programs of some of your favorite WCCA TV shows on the web at: http://www.wccatv.com

LEARN, CREATE, CONNECT!

Worcester Community Cable Access is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation administering public access cable television for Worcester, Massachusetts. Our mission is:

*To advance democratic ideals by ensuring the people have access to electronic media
*To provide a platform for first amendment rights and for artistic and cultural expression
*To promote co-operative relations with those who serve the public interest
*To promote communication through community use of media

WCCA TV, Channeling Community Since 1986!

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MEANINGFUL MEDIA WCCA TV

TELL YOUR FRIENDS. 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.

WCCA TV News and Information Roundup: November 17, 2015

WCCA TV’s “VIDEO JAM” produced by Tracy Foley, is one of NEW ENGLAND’s longest running quality music showcase TV shows

Next episode will feature upcoming hit artist musician Bhi Bhiman.

Bhiman ( Pronouced B-Man ) visited the WCCA TV studios recently and was
interviewed by Mauro DePasquale for Video Jam. Bhi Bhiman is an American
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States folk and rock
singer-songwriter.
Tune in to Video Jam this Friday, Nov. 20at9pm and Saturday, Nov. 21 at
7:00pm exclusively on WCCA TV cable ch. 104 and streaming simulcast and for free “on-Demand” viewing at wccatv.com
Get your act seen and considered for Video Jam, submit a DVD and band/artist website to VIDEO JAM c/0 WCCA TV 415 Main St. Worcester, MA 01608

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Scott Schaeffer-Duffy writes:
“The Saints Francis & Thérèse Catholic Worker community will be sponsoring a vigil today from 4- 5 PM at Lincoln Square, in Worcester to encourage Governor Baker to welcome Syrian refugees.

The terrible violence in Paris does not justify closing our doors to the innocent victims of war in Syria. The United States conducts a very thorough vetting of all refugees, a process that can last two years or more. We believe the decision of many governors to refuse to accept refugees is an overreaction to the Paris attacks. We believe that hospitality is our duty and in the interest of our country, which bears a heavy responsibility for the violence in the Middle East.”

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Worcester Division of Public Health to collect smoke-free pledges at WRTA Hub downtown
Event to celebrate Great American Smokeout

Worcester, MA – The Great American Smoke Out, an annual event promoted by the American Cancer Society, encourages smokers to set a quit date while providing access to resources and educational materials. This event is held annually on the third Thursday in November – this year on Thursday, November 19th.

To celebrate, the Worcester Division of Public Health will be staffing a table with the Healthy Options for Prevention Education (HOPE) Coalition from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. Thursday at the Worcester Regional Transit Authority Hub, 60 Foster Street in Worcester. WDPH will be there with a pledge form and a poster that smokers can sign pledging to quit. Come by and make your pledge!

For additional information please contact WDPH at health@worcesterma.gov or call 508-799-8531. Also follow on Facebook, Twitter (@WorcesterDPH) and Instagram (worcesterdph).

To access cessation resources, visit http://makesmokinghistory.org/quit-now/ , call 1-800-QUITNOW or para Español 1-800-8-DEJALO, or see the attached Worcester cessation resource guide.
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Community Harvest Project Donates Apple to Worcester South High

CHP Highlights partnership with Worcester South High and raised funds to help donate apples to Thanksgiving meal
Worcester, MA – On Wednesday, November 18, Community Harvest Project (CHP) will joining Worcester South High School at their annual Thanksgiving Lunch – a special meal provided free through the school to all students just before Thanksgiving. This meal ensures that all South High students will be able to enjoy a Thanksgiving meal during the holiday season. CHP has donated apples to the kitchen staff to create a healthful seasonal dessert for each student and will be helping Principal Maureen Binienda serve the dish. Additionally, CHP will be distributing bags of apples to students unable to attend this meal, including those enrolled in the pre-school program for children with Autism and students in the Special Education Program.

Jodi Koeman, the Executive Director of Community Harvest Project says “CHP is thankful for the commitment of Worcester South High School’s incredible students and we feel honored to be part of their Thanksgiving meal.”

Community Harvest Project highlighted this partnership with Worcester South High School at their annual Harvest Home Festival & 5K, and raised funds from community members to distribute apples to South High. At South High School, 83% of students qualify for free or reduced lunch and through the 2010 Healthy and Hunger-Free Kids Act, all South High students have the option of receiving free breakfast and lunch at school.

Volunteerism is promoted by South High Principal Maureen Binienda, and all of her students volunteer at Community Harvest Project’s farm in North Grafton. In November 2014, Prospect Hill Farm, a 75 acre property with a 30 acre orchard in Harvard, was donated to CHP. Not only will this provide CHP opportunities to grow, but it also provides Principal Binienda a new volunteer experience to share with her students and an opportunity for South High to expand their Student Ambassadors program. Volunteering at Community Harvest Project gives students from an urban environment a hands on educational experience about how food is grown, a chance to strengthen relationships with teachers, and a place to work together and create new friendships. Principal Binienda says, “Everyone leaves feeling a huge sense of pride- faces are full of smiles- knowing what they did will make a difference in our community.”

About Community Harvest Project
Community Harvest Project (CHP), a 501(c)3 organization, is the only non-profit in the area dedicated to improving access to healthy foods through community engagement. Through their volunteer farming programs, education, and leadership programs and partnerships, they bring thousands of community members together each year to improve access to healthy foods for individuals and families in need across Worcester County. In 2014, thanks to 9,900 volunteer visitors, CHP grew and donated over 1.2 million servings of fruits and vegetables to individuals and families in our community who otherwise may not have access.
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Check out this event at Worcester’s Sprinkler Factory Healing Fibers: War and Peace show curated by Bayda Asbridge.

Next weekend at the Sprinkler Factory Healing Fibers: War and Peace show curated by Bayda Asbridge…more speakers!! Have we got a great set of talks for you.

They are:

Saturday November 21 at 1 pm Katie Green – story telling – Sekmet the Egyptian goddess of war. She will be accompanied by a musician!!!

Sunday November 22th Retired head of the Worcester Art Museum Jim Welu The Monument Men 1 pm

Sunday November 22th Dr. Ora Szekely 2:30 pm Understanding the Syrian War— Clark professor whose specialty is war in the Middle East —VERY TIMELY

Sunday November 22 Dr. Marty B. Ukraine and Avoiding Nuclear War. Russia and the Ukraine – also Very timely Retired professor – 4:00 pm

Come and hear these spectacular speakers. Coffee,tea and cake!!!

Also when you come take time to look at all the creative and wonderful art pieces in the show

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GOOD FOR THE Senior Center

The facilitating partners of 2015 Community Health Assessment will be presenting a public release of the 2015 CHA Report!

After over a year of planning, the Community Health Assessment for the municipalities of the Central MA Regional Public Health Alliance is complete. Please join us to hear about the findings of the report, the next steps in using the findings to shape the 2016 Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP), and ongoing mechanisms of community engagement in the health improvement process.

Light refreshments will be served.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015, 4:30 – 6:00 PM
Worcester Senior Center
128 Providence St, Worcester, MA 01604

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MEANINGFUL MEDIA WCCA TV

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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WCCA TV New and Information Round Up: November 17, 2015

WCCA TV’s “VIDEO JAM” produced by Tracy Foley, is one of NEW ENGLAND’s longest running quality music showcase TV shows

Next episode will feature upcoming hit artist musician Bhi Bhiman.

Bhiman ( Pronouced B-Man ) visited the WCCA TV studios recently and was
interviewed by Mauro DePasquale for Video Jam. Bhi Bhiman is an American
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States folk and rock
singer-songwriter.
Tune in to Video Jam this Friday, Nov. 20at9pm and Saturday, Nov. 21 at
7:00pm exclusively on WCCA TV cable ch. 104 and streaming simulcast and for free “on-Demand” viewing at wccatv.com
Get your act seen and considered for Video Jam, submit a DVD and band/artist website to VIDEO JAM c/0 WCCA TV 415 Main St. Worcester, MA 01608

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Scott Schaeffer-Duffy writes:
“The Saints Francis & Thérèse Catholic Worker community will be sponsoring a vigil today from 4- 5 PM at Lincoln Square, in Worcester to encourage Governor Baker to welcome Syrian refugees.

The terrible violence in Paris does not justify closing our doors to the innocent victims of war in Syria. The United States conducts a very thorough vetting of all refugees, a process that can last two years or more. We believe the decision of many governors to refuse to accept refugees is an overreaction to the Paris attacks. We believe that hospitality is our duty and in the interest of our country, which bears a heavy responsibility for the violence in the Middle East.”

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Worcester Division of Public Health to collect smoke-free pledges at WRTA Hub downtown
Event to celebrate Great American Smokeout

Worcester, MA – The Great American Smoke Out, an annual event promoted by the American Cancer Society, encourages smokers to set a quit date while providing access to resources and educational materials. This event is held annually on the third Thursday in November – this year on Thursday, November 19th.

To celebrate, the Worcester Division of Public Health will be staffing a table with the Healthy Options for Prevention Education (HOPE) Coalition from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. Thursday at the Worcester Regional Transit Authority Hub, 60 Foster Street in Worcester. WDPH will be there with a pledge form and a poster that smokers can sign pledging to quit. Come by and make your pledge!

For additional information please contact WDPH at health@worcesterma.gov or call 508-799-8531. Also follow on Facebook, Twitter (@WorcesterDPH) and Instagram (worcesterdph).

To access cessation resources, visit http://makesmokinghistory.org/quit-now/ , call 1-800-QUITNOW or para Español 1-800-8-DEJALO, or see the attached Worcester cessation resource guide.
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Community Harvest Project Donates Apple to Worcester South High

CHP Highlights partnership with Worcester South High and raised funds to help donate apples to Thanksgiving meal
Worcester, MA – On Wednesday, November 18, Community Harvest Project (CHP) will joining Worcester South High School at their annual Thanksgiving Lunch – a special meal provided free through the school to all students just before Thanksgiving. This meal ensures that all South High students will be able to enjoy a Thanksgiving meal during the holiday season. CHP has donated apples to the kitchen staff to create a healthful seasonal dessert for each student and will be helping Principal Maureen Binienda serve the dish. Additionally, CHP will be distributing bags of apples to students unable to attend this meal, including those enrolled in the pre-school program for children with Autism and students in the Special Education Program.

Jodi Koeman, the Executive Director of Community Harvest Project says “CHP is thankful for the commitment of Worcester South High School’s incredible students and we feel honored to be part of their Thanksgiving meal.”

Community Harvest Project highlighted this partnership with Worcester South High School at their annual Harvest Home Festival & 5K, and raised funds from community members to distribute apples to South High. At South High School, 83% of students qualify for free or reduced lunch and through the 2010 Healthy and Hunger-Free Kids Act, all South High students have the option of receiving free breakfast and lunch at school.

Volunteerism is promoted by South High Principal Maureen Binienda, and all of her students volunteer at Community Harvest Project’s farm in North Grafton. In November 2014, Prospect Hill Farm, a 75 acre property with a 30 acre orchard in Harvard, was donated to CHP. Not only will this provide CHP opportunities to grow, but it also provides Principal Binienda a new volunteer experience to share with her students and an opportunity for South High to expand their Student Ambassadors program. Volunteering at Community Harvest Project gives students from an urban environment a hands on educational experience about how food is grown, a chance to strengthen relationships with teachers, and a place to work together and create new friendships. Principal Binienda says, “Everyone leaves feeling a huge sense of pride- faces are full of smiles- knowing what they did will make a difference in our community.”

About Community Harvest Project
Community Harvest Project (CHP), a 501(c)3 organization, is the only non-profit in the area dedicated to improving access to healthy foods through community engagement. Through their volunteer farming programs, education, and leadership programs and partnerships, they bring thousands of community members together each year to improve access to healthy foods for individuals and families in need across Worcester County. In 2014, thanks to 9,900 volunteer visitors, CHP grew and donated over 1.2 million servings of fruits and vegetables to individuals and families in our community who otherwise may not have access.
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Check out this event at Worcester’s Sprinkler Factory Healing Fibers: War and Peace show curated by Bayda Asbridge.

Next weekend at the Sprinkler Factory Healing Fibers: War and Peace show curated by Bayda Asbridge…more speakers!! Have we got a great set of talks for you.

They are:

Saturday November 21 at 1 pm Katie Green – story telling – Sekmet the Egyptian goddess of war. She will be accompanied by a musician!!!

Sunday November 22th Retired head of the Worcester Art Museum Jim Welu The Monument Men 1 pm

Sunday November 22th Dr. Ora Szekely 2:30 pm Understanding the Syrian War— Clark professor whose specialty is war in the Middle East —VERY TIMELY

Sunday November 22 Dr. Marty B. Ukraine and Avoiding Nuclear War. Russia and the Ukraine – also Very timely Retired professor – 4:00 pm

Come and hear these spectacular speakers. Coffee,tea and cake!!!

Also when you come take time to look at all the creative and wonderful art pieces in the show

# # #
GOOD FOR THE Senior Center

The facilitating partners of 2015 Community Health Assessment will be presenting a public release of the 2015 CHA Report!

After over a year of planning, the Community Health Assessment for the municipalities of the Central MA Regional Public Health Alliance is complete. Please join us to hear about the findings of the report, the next steps in using the findings to shape the 2016 Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP), and ongoing mechanisms of community engagement in the health improvement process.

Light refreshments will be served.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015, 4:30 – 6:00 PM
Worcester Senior Center
128 Providence St, Worcester, MA 01604

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MEANINGFUL MEDIA WCCA TV

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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WCCA TV NEWS and INFORMATION Round Up: November 4, 2015

MEANINGFUL MEDIA WCCA TV

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

Do you have something to include in the newsletter? Send it to
Joseph@wccatv.com, Mauro@wccatv.com, Tracy@wccatv.com, or John@wccatv.com.

Share this message with show hosts and producers.

WCCA TV
The People’s Channel

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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PROJECT NEW HOPE
Bill Moore writes:

“PROJECT NEW HOPE is Now in its fifth year,
https://www.facebook.com/Project-New-Hope-Inc-Non-Profit-Veterans-Organization-343196092385191/ Project New Hope Inc. Non-Profit Veterans Organization
offers free weekend retreats, programs and services to military veterans of
all eras and their families. Click on the link to read my interview with
Bill Moore, its founder, president, CEO and disabled
https://www.facebook.com/USairforce United States Air Force veteran.


http://www.fiftyplusadvocate.com/archives/10276

Get Involved: http://www.projectnewhopema.org/support-usget-involved/donate/

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POETRY READ
Eric Wasileski, Veterans for Peace poet, will read some of his poems at the Quaker
Meeting House on pleasant st Worcester MA…7pm November 7th.

He will also read at the Sprinkler Factory November 28th at around 1 pm along with
Richard Fox, David Williams and possibly Barbara Roberts will read her desceased brother’s peace
poetry as well.

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ART and CULTURE: RE_IMAGINING CITY

Worcester-MA, Worcester PopUp will open again this week with a brand new show
“Re-Imagining
City”
, the second show of its season. Friday, November 6th from 6:30-8:00pm located
at 20 Franklin St, Worcester MA. This show will dive right into the mind of an artist’s
imagination to explore the many different perspectives of how a City can be viewed.
From cityscapes to drone aerial photography, the exhibition will convey an assortment
of mixed media pieces including but not limited to photographs, videos and sculptures
representing our ever changing city landscapes. Artist whose work will be on display
include Chris Markman, Mauro DePasquale, Victor Pacheco, and Kate Murphy.

About the Artists:

Chris Markman has a MSLIS from Simmons College and works at Clark University in Academic
Technology. He is also a part-time MSIT graduate student interested in cyber security,
3D printing, cryptocurrencies, crowdsourcing, digital archives, ICT decentralization,
libraries, and VR. This exhibit will showcase Chris Markman’s Drone Aerial Photography.

Mauro DePasquale jr. is a freelance multimedia artist with over ten years of experience
in graphic design, creative writing, videography, sales and marketing, photography,
copywriting, audio production, and music performance. Look forward to Mauro’s Vector
Illustrations that will be on display.
“I found myself in need of a creative exercise to help shake off some of the more
mundane and tedious tasks I’ve been immersed in lately. Rather than debating where
to get started and what to do, I decided to look through an old sketchbook to see
if that sparked any ideas. I dug way back, from a time before I knew anything about
digital art and came across an old sketch I called “Lifeline.” It was part of a
series of self-portraits I was working on…I decided to revisit the sketch and
to turn it into vector art.” Mauro DePasquale

Kate Murphy is an artist living in Gardner, Massachusetts. Kate’s vibrant mixed
media paintings reveal complex yet ambiguous narratives of a cubist reality. “Through
abstract symbols, figures, and ideas I want to offer a sociological perspective
on different issues. My artwork often represents those who are most often unheard
in our society; giving voice to those who are misjudged or labeled.” Kate Murphy

Victor Pacheco his work is an introspection of identity formation. Multiple viewpoints of identity are engaged, including societal facts, cultural references, family identity
and community relations. He promotes viewer participation, involvement, and interaction
in the creative process as crucial in shaping, organizing and addressing the realities
and identities of Latino and African American communities. The work serves as a
portal to discussion and communication about issues relating to violence, health,
culture and economy. “My work is about observing and documenting the present. I am influenced by the local and global news. I get my concepts to create by doing informal and archival
research on social, economic and environmental issues that I deeply care about.” Victor Pacheco

About Worcester PopUp:
The Worcester PopUp is a gallery located at 20 Franklin Street, Worcester, where
creative artists and entrepreneurs bring creativity to life through rotating art
exhibitions, performances, music, good food, arts and inspiring hands-on activity.
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: www.Facebook.com/worcesterpopup

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For more information, contact:
Name: Erick Bilides
Phone: 508-799-1400×2
Email address: Culture@worcesterma.gov

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A quote to all the candidates from last night’s City council and School Commitee election race from WCCA TV’s Executive Director Mauro DePasquale
“Now all the winners of Worcester’s City Council and School Committee seem to be in. Congratulations are in order to all and THANK YOU to everyone who ran, win or loose, it takes courage to get out there and it is often a thankless job. So thanks again and thanks also to your families for their sacrifice, through the campaign process and now, into the future work ahead of the newly elected, as you embark on the service of placing ALL of Worcester first.”

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Salisbury Singers
A wonderful event
http://www.salisburysingers.org/performances/life-and-remembrance/

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A community Meeting at Coes Pond
City Councilor Gary Rosen writes :

“A community meeting dealing with the future Coes Knife Universally Accessible/Multi-Generational Park & Playground.

This exciting project, enhanced by the relocation of the Stearns Tavern, will be Everyone’s Park & Playground. So we want residents, businesses, community organizations and others to provide input and support every step of the way. Simply put, what are some of the types of equipment and amenities that you’d like to see to make this facility a welcoming, healthy and fun place for all?

Please join us this Monday, Nov. 9, 6:30 PM at the accessible and modern IBEW Local 96 hall, 242 Mill St.

Please forward this email to your mailing lists!”

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HOSPITAL OBSERVATION VERSUS ADMISSION BILL STATUS

H 2029 An Act regarding notification of patient observations status introduced by Rep. James O’Day and cosponsored by Sen. Brian Joyce.

HEARING DATE SET: The Joint Committee on Public Health hearing will be Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at 1 PM in the Gardner Auditorium located in the basement floor at the MA STATE HOUSE in Boston. Sen. Jason Lewis and Rep.Kate Hogan are co-chairs of this committee.

“You are welcome to provide written testimony if you would like.You are also welcome to testify at the hearing. If you are coming to provide oral testimony at the hearing, the Gardner Auditorium is located on the basement floor and you should enter the State House through the General Hooker entrance, take a right after security, and take the elevator or stairs down to the basement floor.” Thank you Dennis Burke, Legislative Director and General Counsel for Sen. Lewis.

Submit testimony to both chairs via email or through postal service. If sending by email hit the receipt requested button on your email service before you hit send.

Chair: Senator Jason Lewis

JointCommittee on Public Health

Room511B State House

Boston,MA 02133

Email: Jason.Lewis@MASenate.gov

Chair: Representative Kate Hogan

Joint Committee on Public Health
Room130 StateHouse

Boston, MA 02133

Email: Kate.Hogan@MAHouse.gov
For more research: HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2483 FILED ON: 1/15/2015 HOUSE No. 2029
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
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PRESENTED BY:
James J. O’Day and Brian A. Joyce
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Have a great day !
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MAYORAL DEBATE TONIGHT on WCCA TV 194 and at wccatv.com LIVE at 7 PM TONIGHT LIVE (10-7-15)

MAYORAL DEBATE TONIGHT on WCCA TV 194 and at wccatv.com LIVE at 7 PM TONIGHT LIVE

MAYORAL DEBATE 2015 (with epic coverage)

WCCA TV 194 and Worcester Magazine Present:
Worcester Votes 2015 An Evening with the Candidates for Mayor

WHAT: Mayoral Debate

WHEN: Wednesday, Oct. 7

WHERE: WCCA TV Studios, 415 Main St., Worcester
It’s a closed set however it can be watched as it will be
CABLE CAST LIVE at Ch. 194 in Worcester, and seen streaming live and for free at wccatv.com. This program will also be available for “On-Demand Viewing at wccatv.com as well.
Worcester Magazine will presenting this in a live blog as well.

WHO: Candidates for Mayor of Worcester

TIME: 7-8:30 p.m.

Join WCCA TV 194 Executive Director Mauro DePasquale and Worcester
Magazine editor Walter Bird Jr. for a debate on the issues facing
Worcester and a closer look at the three candidates vying for mayor as we
head into the Nov. 3 general election. Incumbent Mayor Joe Petty, At-Large
Councilor Mike Gaffney and At-Large candidate Bill Coleman have been
invited to take part in an intimate, live, televised and webcast debate in
the studios at WCCA TV. Covered live on-line at http://www.wccatv.com and at worcestermag.com . WCCA TV intends to also archive this debate on it’s webpage for future On-Demand viewing.

Worcester Magazine and WCCA TV 194 are proud to be among the organizations
offering debates for candidates seeking election in Worcester this year.
We urge all voters to attend or watch as many dates as possible, and to
make the effort to vote on Nov. 3 for candidates running for City Council
and School Committee.

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CCA TV is a regional leader in the field of PUBLIC ACCESS COMMUNITY MEDIA, an institution that stands for media democracy, media literacy, and creative innovation. LEARN CREATE and Connect at WCCA TV

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 NEWS ROUND UP: August 4, 2015

WCCA_BUSWRAP ART

If you are reading this, please let me know where and how you are finding us ( this website, Twitter, Facebook, etc ). Send your information to mauro@wccatv.com. Also feel free to share these community news and information “ROUND UP” updates.

Please also take time to watch WCCA TV and to consider becoming a vital part of community media. Volunteers are needed for: Production, TV Journalism, building sets, helping us fund raise, computer applications, Internships, and more. WCCA TV offers classes and workshops in TV /Video and News production for nearly “ALL” AGES.

Call us to find out more. We are one the MOST constantly creative, diverse, organizations in the City
See our About page http://www.wccatv.com/about

WCCA is MEDIA DEMOCRACY IN ACTION ! A maker space where people are empowered through electronic media and come to LEARN, CREATE, and CONNECT
Thank you

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STATEMENT BY WORCESTER CITY MANAGER EDWARD M. AUGUSTUS, JR
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On shooting at Everett Gaylord Boulevard:

“I, like the rest of the community, am outraged by the senseless act of violence the occurred last night in our city. My thoughts and prayers and the support of the entire city go out to the victims of this terrible crime. The perpetrators have demonstrated an appalling disregard for human life, and the City of Worcester and the Worcester Police Department pledge to work tirelessly to bring them to justice.”
John F. Hill

Communications Specialist

City of Worcester

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Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish writes:

On Tuesday, September 8 beginning at 6:00 p.m. our present CYC will host a “Welcome Cookout” All young people in grades 7th – 12th (old and new) and their parents are cordially and sincerely invited to come to this cookout. The CYC will provide the hotdogs. If you would like to attend please call 508-791-6139 in advance so that we may get a head count and plan the food. Also new and old members are asked to bring potluck dishes for example, salads, casseroles , desserts, etc.
Come and find out what CYC is all about. Again, WELCOME!!!!
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Benton Welcomes New Benton Faculty Research Fellow Dr. Colin Rhinesmith

The Benton Foundation named Dr. Colin Rhinesmith the new Benton Faculty Research Fellow. In this role, Dr Rhinesmith will conduct original Benton research as well as advise the foundation on new research opportunities. In his first project for Benton, Dr Rhinesmith is conducting a study of low-cost Internet and digital literacy training programs in low-income communities across the U.S. The goal of the study is to provide data and outcomes-based measures that can be useful to policymakers, Internet service providers, and other digital inclusion stakeholders, particularly as the Federal Communications Commission and Congress seek to reform the Universal Service Fund.

“At a time when federal regulators are considering addressing the digital divide by refocusing the FCC’s Lifeline program,” said Benton Foundation Executive Director Adrianne B. Furniss, “Benton is investing in research to support data-driven policy decisions rather than divisive ‘Obamaphone’-type rhetoric. We need the best thinking to reach and connect those who have yet to embrace the Internet.”

Dr. Rhinesmith is also working with Benton Fellow Raphael Leung to compile research resources on the impact effects of broadband availability on vulnerable communities. A fall 2015 report will look at the need for robust broadband among low-income communities and address what the minimum services standards should be for low-income telecommunications programs.

“I am honored to be affiliated with the Benton Foundation as a Faculty Research Fellow,” said Dr. Rhinesmith. “For the past 13 years, I have followed the Foundation’s tireless efforts to create more equitable access to information and communication in the digital age. I look forward to working with the Benton Foundation as a researcher to help inform how policymakers and practitioners design, implement, and evaluate digital inclusion and broadband adoption strategies.”

Dr. Rhinesmith is an Assistant Professor in the School of Library and Information Studies at the University of Oklahoma. Rhinesmith’s research investigates digital inclusion and broadband adoption. Recent research looks at how community anchor institutions, such as public libraries and community technology centers, promote digital inclusion through public access computing, home broadband access, and digital literacy training. Rhinesmith’s work has been published in the following journals and peer-reviewed conference proceedings: Government Information Quarterly; International Journal of Communication; Journal of Education for Library and Information Science; Community Informatics Research Network Conference Proceedings; and the Proceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology.

Rhinesmith received his Ph.D. from the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he was an Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS)-funded Information in Society Fellow. He received his B.A. and M.A. in Media Studies from Emerson College in Boston, MA. Previously, Rhinesmith was a Google Policy Fellow and an Adjunct Research Fellow with the Open Technology Institute at the New America Foundation in Washington, D.C.

The Benton Foundation is a private operating foundation that works to ensure that media and telecommunications serve the public interest and enhance our democracy. We pursue this mission by: 1) seeking policy solutions that support the values of access, diversity and equity; 2) demonstrating the value of media and telecommunications for improving the quality of life for all; and 3) providing information resources to policymakers and advocates to inform communications policy debates.
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