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Inspiring Stories from Worcester

The heart of our mission at the BostonVoyager is to find the amazing souls that breathe life into our city. In the recent weeks we’ve had the privilege to connect with some of the Boston’s finest artists, creatives, entrepreneurs and rabble rousers and we can’t begin to express how impressed we are with our city’s incredibly deep talent pool. Check out the rising stars from Worcester and surrounding areas below.

Nick Pizzimento

Back in 1980 my father, Al Pizzimento, bought the building with a partner when it was called The South Street Tavern. The two of them immediately changed the name to The Horseshoe Pub because the partner was in the harness horse racing business. In 1984 my father gained sole possession of the business. Over the years, there have been three major renovations to bring it to where it is today. I became involved in the business in 1986 when I was 18, starting as a bartender a few nights a week. At the time, we only had three beers on tap; today we feature 80. Read more>>

John Zarrella

It’s all about helping people and really caring for the person in front of you. And that’s why I initially chose this route. I am very fortunate that every day I have the opportunity to improve someone’s health. Over the years I’ve noticed that most people have a desire to be healthy and understand the importance of a healthy mouth. My personal goal is to help as many people as I can have sustainable, quality oral health, which ultimately leads to better overall health. Read more>>

Jon Kirby

I started at Pilgrim Day Camp in 1975 as the athletic director. A few years later I became the Director and have been the Director since 1980. The camp has grown from a couple hundred kids in the early years, to close to 1,500 kids to date. It’s been a great road. Creating programs, hiring a terrific staff, helping young people to a life of teaching, coaching and working at Pilgrim Day Camp during the summer. We take great care of kids. That is what we do. We provide a fun, safe atmosphere where kids come year in and year out. Read more>>

Priscilla Gale

I am a retired Opera Singer. My journey into this field began with a personal tragedy, that dramatically altered my life. Like so many people, my healing process began with Reiki which, over time, served to be the gateway to other paths and eventually into a practice of my own. After becoming a Reiki Master/Teacher in three traditions, I studied additional healing modalities (Magnified Healing, Reconnective Healing), and eventually found my way back to music through Himalayan Singing Bowls and Crystal Singing Bowls. Currently I travel throughout Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Connecticut with my bowls offering public/group healing meditations or private sessions. Read more>>

Amy Sondrup

My father, Michael Yag, started Access TCA 32 years ago. The company originally had a regional focus but has now become a global force in the exhibit and events industry. Growing up, I was always very aware of the business and my dad’s enthusiasm for it, but for the longest time, my interests lay elsewhere. I attended college in Salt Lake City and earned a BA in history from Westminster College and an MA–also in history–from the University of Utah. For several years, I taught U.S. History and Western Civilization at Westminster College. Read more>>

Andre and Devon Boulay

No trip to Northampton is complete without a visit to A2Z Science & Learning Store. Experience an extraordinary inventory of educationally based, high quality toys and games for children of all ages, and for the kid in every adult. An added bonus: free modern yo-yo lessons offered three days a week! Northampton native Jack Finn and his wife, Priscilla, started the store in 1987 with the mission to encourage, enrich, and uplift children using the wonder of science and learning. Recently, the couple sold the business to Devon and André Boulay, who are both long time employees at the store. Read more>>

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