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First Night Worcester expands its fundraising efforts

First Night Worcester is putting on a show, and it’s not for Dec. 31. A special fundraising concert at 8 p.m. April 26 at Worcester State University will feature two acts that were among the hits during First Night’s New Year’s Eve festivities last year — high-tech comedy and music duo AudioBody, and mind-reader and comedian Eric Dittelman. Continue reading

April 3rd 2014 by FNW
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First Night takes steps to fund itself in future

WORCESTER — It’s a new countdown for First Night Worcester, which last year had to launch an appeal to fund its Dec. 31 event. The nonprofit organization, which has put on annual New Year’s Eve celebrations in Worcester since 1982, plans to form a small working group in the next couple of weeks to consider how it can sustain itself financially, said First Night Worcester Executive Director Howard McGinn. Continue reading

January 24th 2014 by FNW
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Photo planning is good, but not failsafe

Having a plan is important, but knowing when to scrap that plan when the unexpected happens can save an assignment. Continue reading

January 10th 2014 by FNW
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Singer Ayla Brown surprised by marriage proposal at Tuckerman Hall in Worcester

WORCESTER — Ayla Brown didn’t know it when she was performing at Tuckerman Hall around 10:15 p.m. Tuesday, but she was about to ring in the new year with an engagement ring. Continue reading

January 6th 2014 by FNW
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Hanover Insurance announces matching grant for First Night Worcester

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

December 16th 2013 by FNW
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First Night Worcester’s ad in Vocero Hispano

We would like to thank Vocero Hispano for their generous support.

December 15th 2013 by FNW
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First Night Worcester regroups

Singer song-writer Ayla Brown, mind-reader and comedian Eric Dittelman, and acrobat Li Liu will be among the headline acts of First Night Worcester 2014 on Dec. 31. Continue reading

December 15th 2013 by FNW
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First Night Worcester issues appeal for $25,000

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

November 25th 2013 by FNW
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Fitness for kids steps up in Worcester On The Move

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

November 15th 2013 by FNW
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Alicia Witt fans will have plenty of chances to catch her on screen

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

November 7th 2013 by FNW
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