Category Archives: lifestyle

Making Worcester a more livable city

Making Worcester a more livable city

The city of seven hills has much to offer, and with the right tools, all of its inhabitants can have the ultimate Worcester experience. At least, that’s the plan. Located between Boston and Providence, Worcester is the second largest city in Massachusetts. But even with its large population and nine colleges, Worcester has yet to reach its full potential.

Get ready to spring clean your life


Spring cleaning is a popular time for donating old clothes and scrubbing visible surfaces, but ~ at least in my childhood home ~ collecting crumbs and dust bunnies from places you’d never otherwise see was a big part of the effort. There’s a certain satisfaction that comes from knowing that your home is clean and doesn’t just look that way. Plus, it’s a good way to keep unwelcome critters away. 

Everyday Science: The snow WILL melt ~ slowly


In the last few weeks of January, winter storm Juno and other storms blanketed the East Coast with snow. Some areas, like Worcester, saw more than 60 inches of snow in a week, and more snow fell in February. The snow-removal operation has been an ongoing and enormous undertaking by state and local government here in New England.

Put on your lucky party shoes!

Lucky party shoes

You don’t have to be Irish to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. (I mean, I can’t be any more Italian, really.) People of all cultures will be donning their drinking shoes to enjoy the live Irish music, have some beer with friends, wear green and maybe find a leprechaun to haggle with. Fine by me.

Spring Break without breaking the bank

Best Spring Break Deals

It’s almost that time of year, when you can temporarily forget about schoolwork and exams and let loose for some much-needed fun with friends. Spring Break is known for being a little crazy ~ a chance to be the girl or see the girl in a skimpy bikini and take part in public and potentially embarrassing fun contests sponsored by MTV, radio stations, liquor companies, etc.