Our daily column, 5 Things You Need to Know Today, will help you to get your day started and offer you some fodder for water cooler conversation.
1. Massachusetts Department of Transportation will hold a public hearing tonight at 7 in the Blumer Community Room in the Memorial Building to discuss the proposed bridge replacement of Winter Street over the CSX/MBTA railroad.
The proposed project consists of the complete replacement of the existing bridge with a new single span structure. The new bridge will be widened to provide for turning lanes at the Waverly and Fountain Street intersections. At the Waverly Street intersection, the existing signal will be modified and a new signal will be constructed at the Fountain Street intersection with right turning lanes at the Winter Street approaches. Winter Street will be constructed with a 5-foot shoulder on each side of the road to accommodate bicycles and a new sidewalk will be constructed across the bridge on the east side of Winter Street. The widened portion of the project is to be constructed on the east side of the existing bridge while the existing bridge and traffic flow under normal conditions. Upon completion of the widened portion of the bridge, Winter Street will be closed between Waverly and Fountain Streets and a detour will be put in place to allow for the construction of the remaining portion of the bridge.
2. Shop at the Framingham Farmer's Market today and get fit too!
The Market is open today from noon to 5:30 p.m. and from 5:15 to 6 p.m., Ultimate Boot Camp will hold a class. There is still time to sign up.This week's vendors at the market include: Copicut Farm, EL Silvia Farm, Flats Mentor Farm, Globe Fish, Great Harvest Bread, Handmade Soaps by Jennifer Hoffman, Hanson Farm, Hillside Beef, Lemonade by When Life Gives you Lemons, Natick Organic Farm, Nobscot Artisan Cheese, Pasta by Fior Ditalia, Velma's Kettle Corn, Westminster Meat, Massage offered by the office of Dr. Howard Austrager at MetroWest Spine Clinic and Zoll Cellars Wine. In the community outreach tent is the Danforth Museum of Art. Remember to stop by the manager's tent to enter into free weekly raffle.
3. Framingham Historical Society's Thursday Tours at Two is a free guided 60-minute tour appropriate for children and adults. It is an overview and introduction to this town's significant history. Reservations are not required. Meet at 16 Vernon St.
4. The main Framingham Library will hold a free screening of the classic film The Philadelphia Story (1940) at 7 p.m. View the original trailer, upload to this article, if you've never seen this classic.