1. My friend Laura Richards, a Framingham resident and mother of four boys, has launched a new business in town - Organization Works, a professional organizing company. Yesterday, she started blogging on Framingham Patch, too. Read her first post here.
2. On Tuesday, Oct. 15 Framingham voters will go to the polls to select one Democrat and one Republican to face off in December to become the new U.S. Representative for the 5th Congressional District, which includes Framingham.
Framingham Patch plans to run reports on issues with the candidates through Sunday.
3. The Lutheran Church of Framingham is holding its annual Blessing of the Animals service tonight at 6:30.Following the short gathering, there will be a pizza dinner and treats for the dogs in attendance. Adults, children, teens, dogs, cats, rabbits, birds, guinea pigs, fish, hamsters, goats, horses and cows are welcome to gather.
4. Yesterday, Marian High School Cross-Country team hosted a tri-meet with Austin Prep and Arlington Catholic. Despite the two losses, the "Mustangs got a few outstanding results and everyone ran a personal record best on the course, said head coach Chris Collins. Click here to read more about the individual accomplishments.
5. Framingham Superintendent of Schools Stacy Scott and his administration will meet with parents at McCarthy Elementary tonight at 7:30 to discuss and answer questions about its new LEAP program.