Mount Wachusett Community College
Aug31

Mount Wachusett Community College

Mount Wachusett Community College is a two-year community college in Gardner, Massachusetts. It offers associate degrees as well as a transfer program for students to earn credits for transfer to other colleges. MWCC offers more than 40 academic programs that allow the students to earn an associate degree of science, associate degree of arts, associate of applied science, or a certificate.

Mount Wachusett Community College is an accredited, public two-year institution serving 29 cities and towns in North Central Massachusetts. The 269-acre (1.09 km 2) main campus is located in Gardner, Massachusetts; satellite sites are located in Leominster, Fitchburg, Athol, Orange, and Devens. The college offers over 40 associate degree and certificate programs, as well as adult basic education/GED programs, education and training for business and industry, English for speakers of other languages, and noncredit community service programs. MWCC students enjoy many support services and resources including the Fitness and Wellness Center, the Academic Support Center, and the 555-seat Theatre at the Mount. Courses are offered in the day, evening, on weekends, and online.

The college has been praised for its use of renewable energy, winning the National Wildlife Federation’s ‘Chill-Out: Campus Solutions to Global Warming’ competition in the spring of 2007.

Renewable energy technologies at the college include: Solar PhotoVoltaic panels originally producing 5 kilowatts and upgraded to 97.24 kilowatts in September 2009. and a biomass plant which heats the college by burning waste woodchips.

The college also uses a biomass gasification generator, where woodchips are turned into combustible gases, which are used in a gasoline engine, powering a generator that produces 50 kilowatts of electricity. This is a research and development project contracted with the U.S. Department of Energy.

Two Vestas V82 1.65 MW wind turbines were activated in March 2011 which are expected to generate 97 percent of the college’s annual electricity demand.

The college’s theatre hosts a sizable community theatre program. Started in the autumn of 1976 (under the name ‘Theatre North Central’), Theatre at the Mount has enjoyed considerable local and regional acclaim for its over 280 productions, notably through the Eastern Massachusetts Association of Community Theatres (EMACT) and New England Theatre Conference (NETC)

TAMY Awards

In 2006, Theatre at the Mount launched the TAMY Award program for high school musical theatre. Modeled after Broadway’s Tony Awards, the TAMYs evaluate high school performances within a 50 mile radius of the college based on a number of criteria, including (among others)’Best Actor,’ ‘Best Actress,’ ‘Best Featured Ensemble’ and ‘Best Overall Production.’

TAMY Award Winners by Year

Best Overall Production

Evita – Westford Academy

Best Actor

Andrew Francis ( Marius in Les Misérables) – Chelmsford High School

Doug Thoene ( Percy in The Scarlet Pimpernel) – Chelmsford High School

Alex Norton (Mark Cohen in Rent – Worcester Academy

Steve McCarthy ( Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof) – Marlboro High School

Shayan Sobhian ( Jekyll/Hyde in Jekyll & Hyde) – Chelmsford High School

Best Actress

Melanie Tata ( Annie Oakley in Annie Get Your Gun) – Leominster High School

Susan Davies ( Mary Lennox in The Secret Garden) – Chelmsford High School

Carly Grayson (Ti Moune in Once on this Island) – Westborough High School

Kelly Letourneau (Millie in Thoroughly Modern Millie) – Wachusett Regional High School

Caroline Pisinski (Hildy in On the Town) – Wachusett Regional High School

Best Supporting Actor

John-Michael Breen (Armand in The Scarlet Pimpernel) – Chelmsford High School

Kyle Mendes (Alfred P. Doolittle in My Fair Lady) – Nashoba Regional High School

Owen McCarthy (Willard in Footloose) – Wachusett Regional High School

Edward Andrews (Reverent Moore in Footloose) – Hudson High School

Best Supporting Actress

Lisa Billingsley (Eponine in Les Misérables) – Chelmsford High School

Meg Culkeen (Queen Aggravain in Once Upon a Mattress) – Gardner High School

Elizabeth Wall ( Madame Thénardier in Les Misérables) – Algonquin Regional High School

Amy Bullock (Little Sally in Urinetown) – Acton Boxborough Regional High School

Megan McGuire (Little Sally in Urinetown) – Oakmont Regional High School

Emma Romasco (Irene Malloy in Hello, Dolly!) – Nashoba Regional High School

Best Featured Actor

Caleb Cedrone (Guard in Chicago) – Westford Academy

Ryan LaForest (Hot Blades Harry in Urinetown) – Acton Boxborough Regional High School

Mac Muscara (Hot Blades Harry in Urinetown) – Oakmont Regional High School}

Luke Dombroski (Harry the Horse in Guys and DollsSt. John’s High School

Best Featured Actress

Jessie Damour (Soupy Sue in Urinetown) – Gardner High School

Erin Glenny ( Fantine in Les Misérables) – Oakmont Regional High School

Leah Gibson (Berthe in Pippin) – Algonquin Regional High School

Leah DeTolla ( Peron’s mistress in Evita) – Westford Academy

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Fitness Amenities
Aug30

Fitness Amenities

Woman’s Center for Wellness offers many fitness options to help you care for yourself under one roof. You will find exercise studios, a swimming pool, a walking track, therapy gyms, a warm therapy pool, diagnostic equipment, private treatment rooms and educational sessions.

Cardio Theater

Find a great view out the windows on the Fitness Club’s second floor or some TV time while walking, running, climbing or cycling.

Children’s Playroom

Woman’s Center for Wellness provides a convenient onsite children’s playroom with babysitters who will keep the little ones content and safe while you pursue your health and fitness goals. The playroom is open Monday through Saturday.

Group Exercise Room

Functional training, cardio-based and group strength training are but a few of the latest trends in classes available with your membership.

Indoor Pool

Whether you’re interested in attending a class or swimming laps on your own, the indoor pool at Woman’s Fitness Club is a membership plus.

Indoor Track

No matter the weather, the track around Woman’s Fitness Club within Woman’s Center for Wellness is a membership plus!

Physical Therapy Gym

Our gym is well-equipped for therapists to treat patients with orthopedic and women’s health issues.

Pilates Reformer

Our trainers provide the guidance needed to ensure your Pilates Allegro Reformer workouts fit your individual needs and fitness goals.

Warm Water Pool

Take advantage of our warm water therapy pool to treat a variety of diagnosis. Medical Exercise is a group program ideal for those who have trouble tolerating land-based exercise.

Weight Machines

Want to boost your metabolism? Lift weights! Regular weight lifting will increase your metabolism even while you are sleeping.

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Obtain Aid For Your Current Lower Back Pain

Low back pain can be unbearable and also tough to deal with. Many individuals finally end up consuming prescribed drugs that can help with their own lower back pain, yet this won’t really help. It really conceals the ache so an individual might get through the day. It can cause a dependency on prescribed drugs along with other problems.

Rather than switching to prescription medications, chances are you’ll wish to speak with one of the osteopaths bondi junction for aid in your current lower back pain. These types of doctors use spinal treatment and also alternative tactics in order to treat your lower back. In lieu of taking prescription medications, you’ll have the possibility to stick to a treatment solution created by your osteo bondi junction and mend your spine. Many people discover some progress in just a few procedures, while others may take a bit more time. Your physician is going to produce a plan of action that is specific for your requirements as well as help ensure you have the relief of pain you desire without taking prescription medications. If you are already taking prescription drugs for your own back pain, you’ll be able to wean yourself off of them all.

Should you be having to deal with lower back pain, or a selection of other aches and pains, chances are you’ll need to talk to an osteopath now. They are going to help you create a plan of action to be able to eradicate your pain and enable you to live a healthful life once more.

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The Importance of Physical Fitness
Aug25

The Importance of Physical Fitness

A person who is fit is capable of living life to its fullest extent. Physical and mental fitness play very important roles in your lives and people who are both, physically and mentally fit are less prone to medical conditions as well.


What is Fitness?

Fitness does not only refer to being physically fit, but also refers to a person’s mental state as well. If a person is physically fit, but mentally unwell or troubled, he or she will not be able to function optimally. Mental fitness can only be achieved if your body is functioning well. You can help relax your own mind and eliminate stresses by exercising regularly and eating right.

Why is it Important to Be Physically Fit?

People who are physically fit are also healthier, are able to maintain their most optimum weight, and are also not prone to cardiac and other health problems. In order to maintain a relaxed state of mind, a person should be physically active. A person who is fit both physically and mentally is strong enough to face the ups and downs of life, and is not affected by drastic changes if they take place.

How Can You Become More Physically Fit?

Becoming physically fit requires a change in life style as well. You will have to incorporate a regular exercise routine in your life and also eat healthier. By avoiding junk foods, fizzy drinks, bad habits like smoking and alcohol and by getting adequate amount of rest, you will be able to become physically and mentally fit. Just by eliminating all these food substances from your life, no matter how temporarily, you will allow your body to detox and become stronger. Make sure that you spend more time outdoors in the sun, and fresh air and take part in more healthy activities. Fishing, bicycling, swimming, hiking, and even playing foot ball with your kids should be a part of your physically fit lifestyle.

What Are the Advantages of Being More Active?

By becoming more active you can increase your body’s fitness levels and also avoid health problems like diabetes and high blood pressure from developing. Exercise is also good for your joints and makes your body stronger overall.

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I Went to Get My Skin Proper Help

No one told me that you can have major skin break-outs as an adult. It is highly embarrassing. I really missed the nice, clear skin that I was able to enjoy for so many years. But things changed, and I had pimples everywhere. I wanted to hide. In the end, it was looking into Manchester dermatologists for some skin help that did the trick.

I had done my best in the past to not wear a lot of makeup. When I did wear it, I made sure to buy the cosmetics that do not clog up your pores. And I mostly only wore these things when I had a special occasion, like throwing a party, going out on a date or maybe even a job interview so that I could look more polished and professional.

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