Tuesday, January 8, 2013
In his youth, he was a catcher for the former Boston Braves baseball farm team.
Victor J. Golgata, 82, of Framingham, died, Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013 at St. Patrick Manor in Framingham. Born in Southborough, he was the son of the late Venanzio and Marietta (Morazzini) Golgata. In his youth, he was a catcher for the former Boston Braves baseball farm team, according to his obituary from Norton Funeral Home. During the Korean War, he served in the US Air Force as a flights teward and was also an accordion player and band leader for the US Air Force Band stationed in Hawaii, stated his obituary. Golgata worked in the construction industry and formerly worked for Perini Construction Company, the former Builder’s Realty and later retired from the Town of Framingham. He was a lifetime member of the Framingham Lodge of Elks #…
Monday, June 18, 2012
Over the weekend, the Framingham Elks celebrated its 100th anniversary and encouraged the community to celebrate Flag Day.
On Saturday, the Framingham Elks held a community party to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Elks as well as Flag Day. The Framingham Girl Scouts were invited to participate in the opening ceremonies, including Scout Amanda Wade singing the national anthem. A group of Scouts led the crowd in the pledge of allegiance. The Elks recently donated to the Girl Scouts 100th Anniversary fund, to help defray the cost of about 10% of the Framingham Scouts to attend the 100th celebration of Girl Scouts in Washington DC. Below is the text of the speech given by Framingham Elks, Lodge 1264 President Jerry Blanchette. Welcome and thank you for coming out today to help us celebrate both flag day and the 100th anniversary of the Framingham Benevolent…
Saturday, June 16, 2012
DREAM BIG - READ, the Framingham libraries summer reading program kicks off at 10 a.m.
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. DREAM BIG - READ, the Framingham libraries summer reading program kicks off today at 10 a.m. While signups begin at both libraries today there is a Barn Babies baby animal program at the McAuliffe branch library this morning from 10 a.m. to noon. Throughout the summer, the library will offer special programming on Wednesdays, along with its popular guessing jar and trivia contests with prizes. Keep track of your reading over the summer and win a prize and get a special t-shirt just for participating in the summer reading program. 2. The Framingham Elks are celebrating their 100th birthday …
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Public invited for free, but Elks are asking attendees to help them send supplies to veterans.
On Saturday, June 16 the Framingham Elks are celebrating their 100th birthday and flag day with a community celebration from noon to 6 at the Framingham Lodge of Elks. The Elks will be hosting a free outdoor concert at The Lodge, featuring two bands. "Picture Concerts on the Common but on pavement," said Ernest J. Moreau of the Board of Directors of the Framingham Elks. There will be two bands and a couple of presentations. The Elks have invited the Framingham Girl Scouts, also celebrating 100 years in 2012, to join in the pledge of allegiance to start the event. The event is free and open to the public but the Elks are asking attendees to help them send supplies to Veterans. "We have sent over 1,300 pounds of supplies to Afghanistan in …
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Thanks to a donation from the Framingham Elks, Post 157 Jewish War Veterans and Kathleen Daniel Nursing Home held a flag raising ceremony Tuesday afternoon.
Post 157 Jewish War Veterans and Kathleen Daniel Nursing Home held a flag raising ceremony Tuesday afternoon. The nursing & rehab center on Franklin Street had been without an American Flag and a Massachusetts flag for many years said Commander Larry Herson Post 157 Jewish War Veterans. The Framingham Elks generously donated the two new flags.
Thursday, October 27, 2011
No applications were received for the four vacancies on the Framingham EDIC board. The board is charged with providing redevelopment projects to eliminate blighted areas and create jobs.
Selectmen were poised to appoint someone to the Framingham Economic Development and Industrial Corporation at its meeting Tuesday night but no applications were brought forward. A spokesperson in the Selectmen’s office said the town will again advertise for the vacancies. “We have not received any applications for the open positions." According to the town's Website there are seven seats on the EDIC, of which three are filled. There are no minutes of meetings posted for 2010 or 2011. The town’s EDIC was established in 1995 to spark economic development and increase employment opportunities. EDICs are quasi-public entities created by a municipality in accordance with state statute. But the state does not directly fund EDIC projects. The …
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Framingham Youth Football & Cheerleaders and Framingham Elks collect almost 2,000 pairs of new white socks for the homeless.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
On behalf of the Board of Directors of Framingham Youth Football & Cheerleading and the Framingham Elks, I would like to say thank you for all that you did to make our sock drive a tremendous success. Because of your efforts, we were able to collect almost 2,000 pairs of new white socks. A special "shout out" to the fans of Needham for their donations & support of the socks drive at Sunday's game. A delegation of Framingham Youth Football & Cheerleaders & Framingham Elks representatives will present the socks to local area shelters. They will receive our sock donations with great appreciation. Together we made a difference. Thank you for helping us help the homeless. Framingham Youth Football & Cheerleaders
Friday, October 21, 2011
Tomorrow, Oct. 22 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. children in grades 1-8, can register for youth lacrosse. Games will be spring 2012.
Friday, October 21, 2011
Earlier this spring, almost 275 boys and girls played Framingham Youth Lacrosse. Tomorrow, Oct. 22 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Framingham Youth Lacrosse with hold spring 2012 registration at the Framingham Elks. There are teams for girls and boys ages 8 to 15 (1st-8th grade). Players are divided by age and grade level, with quality instruction at all levels. The focus is on instruction, safety and fun not championships and league standings. Registration fees are $200 for boys and girls in grades 3-8 ($175 for the town league + $25 to USA Lacrosse) and $125 for boys and girls in grades 1-2 ($100 for town + $25 to USA Lacrosse). For additional information, visit www.framinghamyouthlacrosse.org/
Thursday, June 16, 2011
In about one week, Team Tramiris raised $30,000 for a mother and her son. The 9-year-old boy was recently diagnosed with brain cancer.
Last night, the Bruins won the Stanley Cup in game 7. Last week, a raffle of two tickets to game 4 of the Stanley Cup helped Team Tramiris raise more than $28,000 for a third grade boy, battling a rare form of cancer. Overall, in a about a week's time, Team Tramiris was able to raise $30,000 for Tramiris Anthony, 9, and his mother Nicole. The night of game 3 of the Stanley Cup, Tramiris pulled the winning raffle ticket for the two tickets to game 4 of the Stanley Cup. The fundraising event was held at the Framingham Elks, and was attended by family, friends of Tramiris and members of the community who had never even met the outgoing, athletic boy. Almost 1,500 tickets at $20 each were sold for the raffle. Patty and Roger Dilbarian from …
Monday, June 13, 2011
Framingham paid tribute to Flag Day Sunday morning with a ceremony and walk in Cushing Memorial Park, followed by a placing of flags at the 9/11 Memorial.
Residents young and old celebrated Flag Day, be it a few days early, Sunday morning in Cushing Memorial Park. Nationally, Americans celebrate Flag Day on June 14, the day the Continental Congress replaced the British Union flag with one featuring 13 white stars in a crircle on a field of blue and 13 red and white stripes, symbolizing each of the states. Sunday morning, carrying and waving flags, Brownie and Junior Girl Scouts led the small crowd on a a-mile "silent" walk around Cushing Memorial Park. During the walk, the Scouts sang patriotic songs, including You're a Grand Old Flag, Yankee Doodle, Battle Hymn of the Republic and the Star-Spangled Banner. Veterans Agent Peter Harvell passed out flags to the Scouts and all in attendance. …