Sunday, April 28, 2013
13th Annual Kite Day on Bose Mountain, informational meeting on McAuliffe Library Branch project, Congressman Ed Markey in town for a rally, 18th Annual Open Studios Weekend and final performance of the Bodies of Work 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. Today is the 13th Annual Kite Day on top of Bose Mountain in Framingham Sponsored by the Framingham-based Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism and the Autism Alliance of MetroWest. The event takes place from noon to 4 p.m. Admission is $5 per car, which will be collected at the top of the hill heading up the mountain. 2. The special primary election for U.S. Senate is Tuesday and Congressman Ed Markey, who is running on the Democratic ticket will be in Framingham today. Markey, who represents Framingham, will be at his Framingham field office at 303 Worcester Rd. (Route 9) at 6 p.m. for a …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
The Framingham-based Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism held its 10th Annual Flutie Bowl Monday Night at Kings in Dedham.
The Framingham-based Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism held its 10th Annual Flutie Bowl Monday Night at Kings in Dedham. Doug Flutie along with sports, television and radio celebrities bowled to raise money for the foundation. The Foundation, created in 1998 by Flutie and his wife Laurie, was named for their son, Doug, Jr. who was diagnosed with autism at the age of 3. He is now 21. Autism is a neurological disorder that impacts the normal development of the brain in the areas of social interaction and communication skills. Autism now affects one in 88 children in the United States. The night also included a silent auction with autographed sports memorabilia and ended with a performance by The Flutie Brothers Band, featuring Doug on …
Friday, January 25, 2013
Proceeds will benefit the Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism, a Framingham-based charity that former NFL quarterback Doug and his wife, Laurie, established in honor of their son Doug, Jr., who was diagnosed with autism at age 3.
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Friday, January 25
Join Doug Flutie and an all-star lineup of celebrity guests from New England’s most beloved sports teams, local radio, and television at the 10th Annual Flutie Bowl on Monday, Jan. 28 from 6 p.m.-10 p.m. at KINGS, 600 Legacy Place in Dedham. Since its inception, the Flutie Bowl has raised more than $500,000 for the Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism. The 10th Annual Flutie Bowl will feature exciting raffle and silent auction items including authentic autographed sports memorabilia, weekend getaways, spa services and several other one-of-a-kind items. Guests will enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, as well as a special performance by the Flutie Brother’s Band featuring Doug Flutie on the drums. Proceeds will benefit the Doug Flutie, …
Saturday, December 22, 2012
Wear purple today to honor Josephine Grace Gay, 7, who was one of the 20 students killed at Sandy Hook Elementary; her family has established a fund in her name with Framingham-based Doug Flutie Jr. Autism Foundation.
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. The parents of Josephine Grace Gay, 7, who was one of the 20 students killed at Sandy Hook Elementary are asking individuals to wear purple today in honor of their daughter. The family recently established a fund in her name with the Framingham-based Doug Flutie Jr. Autism Foundation. 2. Framingham Patch blogger Ingrid Peschke writes about what is under her Christmas tree. Give it a read here. 3. Santa Claus is Coming to Town ... to skate at Loring Arena Monday, Dec. 24. The Framingham High Hockey Team is inviting families to come to the arena between 11 a.m. 2 p.m. to skate with Santa. $5 …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
A family who lost their daughter in the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy has created the "Joey Fund" with the Framingham-based Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation; and is asking everyone to wear purple on Saturday.
On Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, our beautiful daughter, Josephine Grace Gay, was killed in an unimaginable tragedy at her elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut. Joey, many of her friends, teachers, and school staff members were taken from our loving community. Joey turned 7 three days prior to this tragedy and was looking forward to celebrating at her birthday party with many of these friends the next day. Although our family is devastated, we are deeply comforted in the knowledge that she is no longer scared or hurting and rests in the arms of our Savior, Jesus Christ. It is through His sufficient grace that we are able to get through this. Our innocent, trusting little girl stared into the face of unimaginable evil and overcame it …
Friday, May 4, 2012
While it may have been a bit too windy to fly kites, many of the hundreds of families enjoyed the games, trains and exploring the Framingham Police vehicles and Framingham Fire Engine.
Earlier this week, the Autism Alliance of MetroWest, A Program of Advocates, Inc. and the Framingham-based The Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism, Inc. hosted the 12th Annual Kite Day on Bose Mountain. It was sunny and windy but atop the mountain it was gusty! While it may have been a bit too windy to fly kites, many of the hundreds of families enjoyed the games, trains and exploring the Framingham Police vehicles and Framingham Fire Engine. Framingham Patch snapped a few photos and thanks also to Framingham moms Michelle Feudo and Cat Kaner-Taytslin for submitting more than a dozen photos each, too! Please upload your photos from the event too!
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Bring your own kite or purchase a kit at the event; there will be free kites for the first 500 families.
Sunday is the 12th Annual Kite Day on Bose Mountain. Sponsored by the the Autism Alliance of MetroWest, A Program of Advocates, Inc. and Framingham-based The Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism, Inc. the event celebrates autism. The community is invited to take part from noon to 4 p.m. Bring your own kite or purchase a kit at the event. There will be free kites for the first 500 families. New this year will be free trackless train rides. The Framingham Police wil offer fingerprinting. Both the Framingham Police and Framingham Fire will have vehicles and trucks for kids (and adults) to explore. Food will be available for purchase and there will also be character appearances, games, face painting and giveaways. Directions to Bose Mountain…
Saturday, January 28, 2012
The Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism hosted the 9th Annual Flutie Bowl Monday night, raising $45,000. More than 300 were in attendance, including numerous professional athletes.
More than 300 athletes, fans and donors came together for the ninth annual Flutie Bowl Monday night at Kings in Dedham to raise $45,000 for the Framingham-based Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism. Natick native Doug Flutie bowled with current and former New England Patriots players, Julian Edelman, Tedy Bruschi, Troy Brown, Zoltan Mesko, Max Lane, Taylor Twellman, Steve Grogan and Ronnie Lippett. Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Jim Corsi and boxer Richie Lamontagne were also in attendance. Flutie and his wife Laurie started the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism in 2000 in honor of their son who was diagnosed with autism at age 3. "Dougie lives life with a smile on his face. He is non-verbal so his communicative skills aren't good—he …
Monday, January 23, 2012
The 9th Annual Flutie Bowl takes place tonight, Jan. 23 from 6-9 p.m. at Kings in Dedham; scheduled celebrity guests include Rob Gronkowski and Tedy Bruschi.
Tickets are still available for tonight's 9th Annual Flutie Bowl at Kings, in Dedham. Spectator tickets start at $50. Proceeds will benefit the Framingham-based Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism, a charity that Doug Flutie and his wife, Laurie, established in honor of their son Doug, Jr., who was diagnosed with autism at age 3. Many local celebrity guests from New England’s sports teams and broadcast personalities will be in attendance. Scheduled to appear include Super Bowl-bound Rob Gronkowski and former New England Patriots, Tedy Bruschi and Troy Brown, former Red Sox pitcher Jim Corsi, WZLX radio host Pete McKenzie and Reality Show Star and TV-Host on HGTV Chris Lambton, just to name a few! Guests will enjoy a fun night filled …
Thursday, January 5, 2012
The event sponsors the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism; Doug Flutie and his wife Laurie created the foundation in honor of their son Doug Jr., who was diagnosed with autism at age 3.
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Thursday, January 5, 2012
Framingham-based charitable organization is gearing up for the ninth annual Flutie Bowl on Jan. 23, which will raise money for football legend and Natick native Doug Flutie's charity, the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism. The Flutie Brothers Band will perform, featuring Doug himself on the drums. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served, followed by a silent auction that includes autographed sports memorabilia and others items. “The Flutie Bowl is about bringing people together who really care about the autism community—including our dear friends, supporters, and local companies,” said Flutie in a statement. “We always have a great time bowling and playing music at this event, and we encourage everyone to come out to Kings for a …