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WORCESTER — In response to First Night Worcester’s recent call for help, The Hanover Insurance Group Inc. has announced that it will match, dollar for dollar, all contributions to the nonprofit organization up to $15,000.
Last week, First Night Worcester issued an “urgent appeal” to supporters and friends, saying it needs to raise $25,000 to fund its annual New Year’s Eve celebration on Dec. 31. Continue reading
WORCESTER — First Night Worcester is saying “help” as it seeks to raise $25,000 to fund its annual New Year’s Eve celebration on Dec. 31 — a Worcester tradition since 1982.
“We are committed to going forward (with the event),” said First Night Worcester executive director Howard McGinn on Monday. Continue reading
WORCESTER — According to South High Community School Principal Maureen Binienda, one of the most fundamental elements of her school’s culture is its dedication to giving back to the community, and that element is very much by design. Continue reading
Fans of Worcester-born actress and singer-songwriter Alicia Witt will have plenty of TV watching and moviegoing to do over the holidays.
The talented redhead, who performed at First Night Worcester last year, can be seen on two television movie specials, in two TV series dramas, and two feature movies on the big screen beginning Nov. 10. Continue reading
WORCESTER _ First Night Worcester, the second oldest in North America, has been hosting New Year celebrations since 1982. Despite many years of tumultuous times for First Night organizations across the United States, Worcester has persevered because of the tremendous support of corporations and individuals throughout Central Massachusetts. Continue reading
WORCESTER — First Night Worcester and South High Community School recently announced the start of Worcester on the Move, a health and wellness initiative for Worcester students. Continue reading
Polar Beverages, Inc. has been a longstanding partner of FNW, having donated thousands of dollars since 2009 to help support FNW’s many programs and activities. Most recently, the company sponsored the spectacular 2013 midnight fireworks. Continue reading
First Night Worcester was recently awarded a $6,000 grant from The Greater Worcester Community Foundation. This brings the Foundation’s cumulative support of First Night Worcester to nearly $180,000 since 1998. Continue reading
Rhode Island’s largest New Year’s Eve celebration announced that it will be taking a break from the 10 year tradition. Bright Night Providence made the decision to go dark this year due to lack of funding and sponsorship, however, event organizers are not permanently cancelling the event. Continue reading