Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Framingham Downtown Renaissance hosted a pop art show last weekend in the Bullard Building.
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Framingham Downtown Renaissance hosted a pop art show last weekend in the Bullard Building. On Friday night, there was a very successful opening night reception for the ArtPop 2013 Transit show. There was tapas by Foodie Cafe and lager tasting by Jack's Abby Brewing. Artists that participated included: Framingham Downtown Reniassance called the event the "beginning of a new groove for Downtown Framingham." Thanks to artist Jorie Anderson for the photos in this slideshow.
Monday, May 20, 2013
Foxes spotted in Framingham, School Committee meeting tonight to discuss 2013-14 school calendar, Hemenway Elementary Spring Fair and MutualOne Charitable Foundation awards grant to Golden Tones all 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. Have you spotted foxes around town? Several Framingham residents have reported sightings of red foxes and their young offspring, known as "kits." If you want to know why and what to do if you see them, click here. 2. Framingham School Committee is scheduled to meet tonight at 7:30 in the King Administration Building. On the agenda is to vote on a 2-year lease extension for MassBay Community College, discussion and vote on the 2013-14 School Calendar, among other items. 3. Hemenway Elementary School held its annual Spring Fair Sunday. Check out a slideshow of photos thanks to photographer Kevin…
Sunday, May 19, 2013
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You could own an original piece of art for just $150.
Today is the final day of the Fountain Street Fine Art gallery Spring 2013 member show. Each work of art, is 8" x 8" in size and priced at only $150 in price, so patrons can acquire an original piece of art at a reasonable price. Each work was created especially for the exhibit. The gallery is open today until 5 p.m. and there is a closing reception today from 3 to 5 p.m.
Through customer donations, and a company donation, Dunkin' Donuts has donated more than $667K to One Fund Boston.
Dunkin' Donuts customers across New England donated more than $467,000 to the One Fund Boston. While getting their cup of joe or donuts, customers deposited money at registers at more than 2,000 Dunkin' Donuts franchises in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, New York and Maine, according to the Dunkin' Donuts' website. "I am so grateful to our franchisees, employees and guests who came together to support The One Fund Boston," wrote Nigel Travis, CEO of Dunkin' Donuts. "In addition, Dunkin’ Brands and The Dunkin’ Donuts & Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation together donated an additional $200,000 to the The One Fund Boston." During a week-long collection, the Canton-based company was able to raise money for those most…
More than $30 million has been donated by individuals and corporations to help those most affect by the Boston Marathon bombings.
One Fund Boston has gained official tax-exempt status from the Internal Revenue Service, meaning contributions are tax-deductible. IRS Spokesperson Peggy Riley confirmed to Patch that One Fund Boston was granted official 501(c)(3) status by the IRS, which is also posted on One Fund's website. One Fund Boston has received more than $12 million in public donations, and $17 milion from corporate donations, according to its site. Forms for victims to file for claims to receive money are being distributed on Wednesday, and money is expected to be handed out starting June 30. Noted administrator Kenneth Feinberg is heading up the distribution of funds.
The newly launched site offers tips, info and digital know-how for small business owners.
Patch has launched a new site to educate and empower small businesses with the digital tools, social media strategies and marketing know-how needed to ensure long-term growth. Readers will have access to exclusive interviews with well-known founders and CEOs and small business industry experts who share their experiences, advice and tips for success. One of the latest articles features an exclusive interview with successful real estate entrepreneur, Barbara Corcoran, founder of The Corcoran Group. In this Q&A, Corcoran discusses the how to take advantage of the size of a small businesses, and why making big “mistakes” made all the difference in her success. Click here to read about the tactics Corcoran used to grow her business. …
Saturday, May 18, 2013
If passed, the legislation would go into effect from Sunday, Aug. 11 through Thursday, Aug. 15.
The Joint Committee on Revenue in the Massachusetts legislature held a hearing this week on the notion of a potential meals tax holiday for August and one supporting group liking its chances. According to the state's Restaurant and Business Alliance (R.A.B.A), the hearing held Tuesday, May 14 for the Meals Tax Holiday Bill saw "no sign of opposition" to the measure. Twelve legislators have signed on to the bill primarily sponsored by Rep. Keiko Orrall of Lakeville and Sen. Michael O. Moore of Millbury. If passed, the legislation would go into effect from Sunday, Aug. 11 through Thursday, Aug. 15. "We should offer a Meals Tax Holiday to benefit employees and small local business owners inside Massachusetts to help stimulate the economy," …
Behold. We bring you the best in postings this week on our local Craigslist.
Editor's Note: Patch has no control over the status of these posts on Craigslist and how long they remain available. Tell him how your phone was acting strangely, and you could have a date Last week, a guy shopping in Ocean State Job Lot in Westborough noticed you. You being a redhead on crutches with a cell phone that was apparently doing "weird things" while you were shopping. We're not sure what your cell phone could have been up to, but if you can prove you're the woman, this man wants to talk with you. He would have talked to you then, but it would have been "weird" because he had his child with him. The guy's straight, but he really likes the way you cut his hair Hey Mark, a hair stylist in Shrewsbury—there's a guy who goes into your…
Friday, May 17, 2013
We post a roundup of restaurant openings and closings in the area.
Have you noticed a new restaurant while driving around the MetroWest area recently? We know you don't just stay in town when you want to eat out: so here is a round-up of restaurant news around the area. Westborough Chateau Supports Marathon Tragedy Victims The Chateau Italian Family Dining restaurant held a fundraiser for the Boston Marathon tragedy victims last month. The restaurant donated 20 percent from its lunch, dinner and take-out sales to The One Fund Boston. New Dunkin Donuts Opening We answered this emailed inquiry: When will the new Dunkin' Donuts on Route 9 open? Dunkin' Donuts franchisee Brian Marino told Westborough Patch the new shop at 183 and 185 Turnpike Road will open in early June. The current Dunkin' Donuts at 133 …