Monday, May 13, 2013
The Framingham High Jazz band performed at the Hatch Shell in Boston on Mother's Day.
The Framingham High Jazz band performed at the Hatch Shell in Boston on Mother's Day. The Framingham High School jazz band was invited to perform at the Hatch Shell after their gold medal performance at the Massachusetts Association for Jazz Education state finals. Thanks to moms Cheryl Elkins and Stacy Berkson for the wonderful photos in this slide show and sharing the photos with Framingham Patch readers.
Sunday, May 12, 2013
A handful of authors and illustrators talked to students about their craft and creative process during the elementary school's 10th Annual Author Day.
Thanks to a grant from the Framingham Cultural Council, a handful of authors and illustrators talked to Barbieri Elementary School students about their craft and creative process during the school's 10th Annual Author Day. Jacqueline Davies, talked about why her book The Lemonade War sold more books than all her other books combined. She explained to students one of the reasons is that it had a universal theme -- everyone has a brother or sister and everyone has seen a lemonade stand. Davies said as an author she travel a lot and talked to fourth and fifth grade students about her latest adventure to Hawaii too. Illustrator/author Jeannie Brett read to students in the auditorium during author day. Upstairs in the library conference room …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Framingham High School's Drama Company is staging the dark musical Sweeney Todd. Thursday night is opening night, with two more shows Friday and Saturday night.
Framingham High School's Drama Company is staging the dark musical Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street this weekend. Thursday night is opening night. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. There are shows Friday and Saturday night at 7:30 too. Tickets are $12 in advance online or $15 at the door. Purchase here. Mikey Russo and Erinn Harding have the roles of Sweeney Todd and Mrs. Lovett.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
A Fuller Middle School student's artwork was named honorable mention in the 2013 Massachusetts Middle School Drama Festival logo contest.
Lara Williams, an eighth grade student at Fuller Middle School, was one of three students honored for creating an original logo for the 2013 Massachusetts Middle School Drama Festival as part of the Massachusetts Educational Theatre Guild's annual contest. Her drawing was one of three artworks selected as a finalist for the logo. The Massachusetts Educational Theatre Guild selected Tewksbury student Sara Axson's art work as the 2013 logo for the festival. Williams and Vanessa Lorusso of Weymouth were awarded honorable mentions in the logo contest. in 2011, Williams won the Theatre Guild's logo contest. Also this year, Williams designed the sets for Fuller Middle School's entry into the 2013 Middle School Drama Festival. She created …
Our weekly contest gives readers the chance to share their pictures and win a gift card.
With Mother's Day being Sunday, May 12, it's a good time to recognize mothers. So, the topic of our photo contest this week is, fittingly, Mother's Day. We’ll take submissions until 5 p.m. May 13. The winner, chosen by Patch editors, will be announced on May 14. The prize? A $25 gift card. We know it can be hard to choose just one, so you may enter as many photos as you'd like. If you like a particular photo, voice your support for it in the comments. Eligibility is limited to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are 18 and older. To upload your photo, just sign in to Patch, click the "Upload Photos and Videos" button on this article, choose a photo you'd like to submit, add a caption, and save. For full…
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
We've selected the winner of a $25 gift card.
Readers have been uploading their wedding photos since last week. After much deliberation, we've crowned our winner. Congratulations, Jennifer DeCangi! Your photo of you, your husband and your dogs made us chuckle. We'll be emailing you to make arrangements for your $25 gift card. Thank you, Jennifer, and to all those who shared these mementos of your special day!
Monday, May 6, 2013
Thanks to a grant from the Framingham Cultural Council storytellers brought African and Asian tales to life for McCarthy Elementary students.
Eshu Bumpus and Motoko brought stories from Africa and Asia to life for McCarthy Elementary School students. The first grade students giggled and laughed throughout the assembly. Part of the curriculum has students studying Japan and Kenya. Editor's Note: Click on the video link to watch an excerpt of the performance. The assembly and classroom programs were made possible by a grant from the Framingham Cultural Council awarded to teacher Doreen Leavey. The two storytellers can be booked via www.folktakes.net.
Sweeney Todd on stage, Framingham School Committee meeting, Framingham Cultural Council Reception, 5th Annual May Baskets and free karate class for children all featured in today's column.
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. Framingham High School's Drama Company will stage the dark musical Sweeney Todd on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Tickets are on sale now. Purchase here. 2. Framingham School Committee will meet tonight at 7:30 in the King Administration Building. At 7:45 a.m., School Committee members will recognize former School Committee member, and not Selectman Michael Bower. Also on the agenda is a discussion of school fees and school choice. 3. Friends of Literacy Unlimited is holding its 5th Annual May Baskets Raffle, a month-long fundraiser. Several high-end items—such as an iPad mini, Bose® …
Sunday, May 5, 2013
The deadline for our weekly photo contest is 5 p.m. Monday, May 6.
If you haven't entered our weekly photo contest yet, it's not too late. The deadline to upload photos in our wedding photo contest is 5 p.m. Monday, May 6. So, if you haven't shown us your wedding photos yet, or would like to add more, simply click on this link and follow the easy instructions to upload. (Please make sure to follow the above link to enter the contest; while you are welcome to upload pictures here, this is not the contest page and therefore your photos won't count as an official entry.) The winner gets a $25 gift card to a local business. Good luck! We can't wait to see your pictures!
Friends of Literacy Unlimited is holding its 5th Annual May baskets fundraiser to benefit MetroWest literacy learners.
Friends of Literacy Unlimited is holding its 5th Annual May Baskets raffle, a month-long fundraiser. Several high-end items—such as an iPad mini, Bose® SoundLink® Mobile Speaker II and Beats by Dr. Dre Headphones—are included in the raffle. The retail value of baskets ranges from $125 to $375, and themes range from trendy electronics to gardening to New England beers. Baskets will be on display at the main Framingham Library during May. Several baskets will also be on display at the McAuliffe Branch Library and the Morse Institute Library of Natick. Raffle tickets cost $2 each, or a book of six for $10, and can be purchased throughout the month at the participating libraries, or online at www.friendsofliteracyunlimited.org. Winners will be…