The Town of Framingham is looking for someone to donate a very, very large spruce tree to be cut down and placed outside the Memorial Building. The tree needs be accessible to be cut down.
If you would like to donate a tree please email Cherry Manuel in the Framingham Selectmen's office at firstname.lastname@example.org. When you email please, include your street address (and tree address) and a way to contact you.
The town's annual holiday tree lightning and celebration is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 6.
2. Three Framingham High schools are in the MIAA playoffs today. Go Broncos, Mustangs & Flyers!
- Keefe Tech's boys soccer team, seeded #5 in the MIAA Boys Soccer Central Division 4, with a record of 11-5-1 will host Littleton High, seeded #12, at 2 p.m. at Keefe.
- Marian High's boys soccer team is seeded #8 in the Division North 4 tournament. The Mustangs, with a record of 9-5-4, will host Innovation Academy tomorrow, Nov. 1 at 2:30 p.m. at Butterworth Park.
- Framingham High's field hockey team will travel to Acton-Boxborough to take on the #1 seeded team in North Division 1 at 3 p.m. today.
3. Teens are invited to participate in the The Body in the Library: Murder Mystery/ Costume Contest Spookfest tonight from 6 to 8 p.m. at the main Framingham Library. Sponsored by the Framingham Library Youth Advisors, teens are asked to come in costume and bring their detective skills to the free after hours event at the library. Pizza will be served. Prizes too.
4. Received too much candy yesterday on Halloween? There is a candy buy back at Framingham Dental Center Saturday. Click here for more details.
5. In Case You Missed It: Did you watch the video of the singing pumpkin, a teacher at Potter Road Elementary School?
For two weeks leading into Potter Road's annual pumpkin fair, the school holds a penny war style fundraiser where students “vote” to elect that years Potter Road Pumpkin. The elected pumpkin wears the schools pumpkin costume on Halloween.
This year students elected fifth grade teacher Jeff Weinstein, who made a promise to his students what he would wear green tights and write them a song if they could “figure out how to win."
Students in his class as well as others rallied and used their critical thinking skills to come up with a winning strategy to secure the win.
Yesterday, on Halloween Weinstein sang his original song Cucurbita Maxima, the Pumpkin Song and how he was a part of the "Squash Clan." Watch the video here.