Worcester’s first night run doubles as cancer fundraiser

Worcester Night Run

The Beatles said it best: I get by with a little help from my friends. Erin Coonan Schmidt had to learn that the hard way.

In December 2008, one month after her wedding, 27-year-old Schmidt was diagnosed with Stage 2 breast cancer. For the next five years, she received monthly treatments and did everything right. But when she went in for her five-year MRI, doctors found that the cancer had metastasized to her liver and bones, putting her at Stage 4.

Dining Review: Mezé Greek Tapas Bar & Grill

Meze Greek Tapas

Mezé offers up delightful surprises on small plates

Considering the large number of people in the area who identify themselves as Americans of Greek descent, it surprises me that we have such a scant choice of venues for Greek cuisine. This is all the more surprising because it’s such good food.

Palladium teases Shock and Rock with Goblin

Rock & Shock Goblin

As you’re just beginning to bask in the summer that seemed would never come, few of us are likely beckoning for fall’s return. That is, unless you’re pre-planning for the 11th annual Rock and Shock convention and concert combo that kicks terror and good times up a notch in October. The three-day festival of “monsters, music and mayhem” may be three months off, but the folks behind the event have a pre-party of sorts to get all you ghoulish guys and gals in Central Massachusetts in the mood.

OnCD: Krebs / Framing Hanley / Disclosure


Krebs | World in Ashes

What happens when you fuse industrial dance music with a heavy beat, a little groove, a little rock and some heavy ’80s-style synth? Though it has only been around for couple of years, Krebs has really made a mark by putting a new twist on the industrial sound. This is a genre that I have never really been into personally, but with songs strongly influenced by other genres, this is not your average dance club music, and I like it. A lot.

Be gentle on your hair this summer

Protect your hair

Whether you’re soaking up the sun, playing in the pool or taking a dip in the ocean, summer is the season to spend as much time outdoors as possible! While most people are diligent about protecting their skin from damage in the summer, not everyone realizes that your hair needs protecting, too! This summer, save your hair from the nasty effects of chlorine, salt water and sun with the help of Fairy Tales Hair Care’s Sun & Swim line!