New Around the Woo: Lock50


In recent years, Worcester has become somewhat of a promised land for restaurant owners. Once splattered with dive bars and greasy spoons, the city is now home to some of the best places to eat in the state. We have innovative chefs, talented mixologists and savvy business owners flocking to make their mark on the industry and tantalize our taste buds, and we are lucky to have so many options right here in our backyard.

Shuffle down Shrewsbury Street


Summer is almost over, which means the return of cool weather, fall colors and the annual College Shuffle. From noon-3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, college students and their families will have the chance to sample tastings from more than 20 restaurants on Shrewsbury Street, also known as Worcester’s Restaurant Row.

The Luxe List: Back to school essentials


College students notoriously struggle on multiple fronts. Often, they’re relegated to whatever facilities their school offers. Vending machines, fuzzy TVs with limited channels, noisy dorm rooms and crowded study halls can leave much to be desired. Here are a few items to ease and appease college students as they study, live, work and play away from the cushy conveniences of home.

The Worcester Clean Tech Incubator: ‘Dream Big. Think Green. Build Worcester.’

Worcester Clean Tech Incubator

According to WCTI Executive Director Joe Bush, “Our mentorship program is like a very friendly version of Shark Tank.” Not only do Mentorship Nights allow budding entrepreneurs to learn from mentors and other business professionals, but they also prepare them for pitching in front of investors.

StART on the Street returns to Park Ave.


It’s been a mainstay of the September festival scene since 2002, and this year, stART on the Street is promising another unforgettable event, complete with local artists and performers.