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5 Things You Need To Know Today: April 30

Congrats to author Kevin Swope, editor James Parr, photographer Lynne Damianos and designer Lisa Breslow Thompson on the sell out of their book: The Saxonville Mills: Three Centuries of Industry in Framingham Friday night at the book launch party.

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1. Congrats to author Kevin Swope, editor James Parr, photographer Lynne Damianos and designer Lisa Breslow Thompson on the sell out of their book: The Saxonville Mills: Three Centuries of Industry in Framingham at their book launch party.

A book signing and launch party was held Friday night in conjunction with the . Although they sold out Friday night, more copies will be available by this weekend. Swope will be presenting Saxonville Mills "Indurance"  at the Sunday, May 6 at 12:30 p.m. as part of the . This 206-page book features an extensive history and 300 photographs of the mills from 1659 to the present day. A portion of the proceeds from book sales will benefit the Framingham History Center and Friends of Saxonville.

2. at over the weekend in anticipation of the .

3. The will continue its site assignment hearing for the tonight. located next to . As this likely will be the last hearing, the public is invited to provide testimony. The hearing begins at 7 at Wilson Elementary School.

4. at at 4 and at Framingham High at 4. Cheer on the local teams.

5. Kudos to the Framingham Sierra Club for a very successful . Framingham Patch will have a slideshow of photos up later today.


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