The Massachusetts Pirates Become the Newest Pro Team in Worcester

Are you a football fanatic looking for a team to root for who is closer to home? If so, I have good news for you.

The Massachusetts Pirates, a National Arena League Football Team, announced they will be the next pro team to enter Worcester’s sports scene. The team will play its home games at the DCU Center in Worcester.

Grab the perfect gift with Alternatives’ Pooch Portrait Fundraiser

With the holidays just around the corner, do you lack inspiration on what presents to get your dog? Why not have his/her portrait taken at Alternative’s Pooch Portrait Fundraiser on Saturday, Dec. 2, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Alternatives is a non-profit human services agency currently serving more than 2,000 adults with developmental and psychiatric disabilities in 55 residential, employment and day programs throughout Central Massachusetts. Money raised will support the people with disabilities Alternatives serves in the Greater Worcester area.

The Worcester Center for Crafts Hosts the Holiday Festival of Crafts

The Worcester Center for Crafts will hold its annual Holiday Festival of Crafts Friday, Nov. 24, through Sunday Nov. 26, at its 25 Sagamore Road facility. The festival features more than 60 fine craft artists and their work. The event is held indoors and includes free parking and an on-site café provided by Bushel N Peck. The festival is open on Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Orr and Sanderson Drop the First Puck for Worcester Railers on Veterans Day

The Worcester Railers Hockey Club will celebrate Veterans Day during its Nov. 11 match up against the Manchester Monarchs with Veterans Day Appreciation Night. Boston Bruins Legends Bobby Orr and Derek Sanderson will drop the ceremonial first puck. All veterans and current military members with a proper ID may purchase up to four tickets for just $11 each at the DCU Center Box Office. Throughout the game The Railers will honor active military members and veterans.

Tickets start at $15; doors open at 6 p.m. and the puck drops at 7:05 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at, or at the DCU Center Box Office.

Designer Profile: Cosmic Unicornz

When Starbucks launched the Unicorn Frappuccino in April of 2017, most stores ran out of the week’s supply in the first day. These mythical creatures boast a type of jarring appeal. Mermaids, unicorns and glitter ‑ the colors are eye candy and the images are mesmerizing. Simply looking at such vibrant designs is enough to spark the imagination.