Thursday, May 2, 2013
Final Framingham Farmers Winter Market this afternoon, updates on Framingham Special and Annual Town Meeting, Discussion on Framingham Heart Study at JFS lunch at Temple Beth Am and Framingham Fire battled three major fires Wednesday all 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 final Framingham Farmers Winter Market at First Parish In Framingham from noon to 5:30 p.m. The market takes place in the preschool building (not the church). Free parking. Pictured in today's column is Hedgie's Hot Sauce, which will be one of the vendors at today's market. If you stop by the market, tell them you heard about it from Framingham Patch. 2. The Jewish Family Services Healthy Aging program is holding a Healthy Lunch and Learn titled Lessons from the Framingham Heart Study: How to Prevent your next Heart Attack and Stroke. at Temple Beth Am at noon. William Castelli, M…
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 …
Saturday, April 13, 2013
You have one week to complete the Framingham Library and Framingham Reads Together Dr. Zab and Moby scavenger hunt.
Have you noticed the bright blue wooden figures of Dr. Zab and his whale, Moby, at the Memorial Building, Cushing Memoiral Park or the main Framingham Library? These colorful silhouettes, created by Keefe Tech students, are part of the Framingham Library's Framingham Reads Together, one book, one community program related to Nathaniel Philbrick's In the Heart of the Sea. Families and children are encouraged to participate in a Moby Whale and Zab spotting scavenger hunt. To participate, download a scavenger hunt form here or pick one up at the library. After you receive your form, try to find all 12 whales in Framingham. At each site you will learn fun facts about whales. When you have found at least 8 whales, drop off your forms at one of …
Monday, April 1, 2013
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Monday, April 1
The Framingham Sierra Club is hosting a Candidates Night, as a means to get to know the candidates for Planning Board and Selectmen, two of the most powerful boards in Framingham Town Government, tonight at 6:15 in the main Framingham Library. The town election is Tuesday, April 9. The Candidates Night will begin with refreshments and an informal time to meet the candidates starting at 6:15 p.m., followed by formal panels starting at 6:30 p.m. After the candidates opening statements there will be a Q/A session where the audience will be encouraged to submit written questions to the candidates. Submit questions in advance to Bob Zimmerman at email@example.com. There are two open seats for the Framingham Planning Board and challengers…
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
The Framingham Public Library celebrated Holi a few days early with Bhangra dancing, Sari dressing, Henna tattoos and Indian cuisine.
Today in India, the nation will celebrate the Festival of Holi. Saturday, the main Framingham Library celebrated the colorful spring festival with Bhangra dancing, Sari dressing, Henna tattoos and Indian cuisine. The event, sponsored by the library's Middle School Homework Center, attracted a couple hundred people to the library on a Saturday afternoon. One of the purposes of the weekend event was to introduce a different culture to teens. Many of the children and teens who danced live in Framingham or MetroWest. The Hindu festival of Holi, also known as the festival of colors, celebrates the arrival of spring and the end of winter. During the festival people forgive each other and start a new throwing their worries to the wind and …
Artwork, created by students, is on display at the main Framingham Library, as part of National Youth Art Month.
March is National Youth Art Month. And throughout March, scores of Framingham Public School students have their artwork on display at the main Framingham Library. The art is displayed in the lobby and in the Costin Room. The public may view during normal operating hours. Just in case, you are unable to see the art exhibit, Framingham Patch snapped a few dozen photos for this slideshow. Earlier this month, a reception was held for the artists and their families at the main Framingham Library. Patch heard that Superintendent of Schools Stacy Scott attended and played the drums. *** If you have photos from the reception, please feel free to add them to this slideshow.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
The Framingham Reads Together 2013 author discussed his book In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex and the island of Nantucket Saturday.
Framingham Public Library is inviting the community to participate in its 3rd Annual Framingham Reads Together program. The featured event of the 2013 Framingham Reads Together program was a talk by the author of the “one book, one community” book In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex. Author Nathaniel Philbrick, who grew up in Pittsburgh said his upbringing in that industrial steel town prepared him to write about Nantucket 100 years earlier, when it was considered the oil headquarters of the world. Philbrick spoke to a couple hundreds people Saturday morning at Fuller Middle School. The book tells the true story of the whale ship Essex, which left Nantucket for the South Pacific in 1819, with 20 crew members aboard…
Friday, March 22, 2013
The Middle School Homework Center at the main Framingham Library is hosting the free event Saturday, from 1-3 p.m. for students in grade 6 and older to celebrate the Indian holiday of Holi.
Celebrate the colorful Indian holiday called Holi at a special Indian Festival celebration at the main Framingham Library Saturday, March 23 from 1 to 3 p.m The Middle School Homework Center is hosting the free event for students in grade 6 and older. Get a henna tattoo, learn how to wear a sari, throw some confetti, and try out some Bollywood dance moves with Jasmine Shah and her students from Aangikam Dance Academy. Indian snacks and beverages included. The program is funded by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Pi, Framingham Farmers Market, discussion on Catholic Nuns in America & free screening of documentary Off and Running, about an adopted black teenage girl raised by two white, Jewish, lesbian mothers all 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. Last week's Framingham Farmer's Market was cancelled due to the snowstorm. The market is rescheduled for today from noon to 5:30 p.m. at First Parish in Framingham Unitarian Universalist. Scheduled vendors include, but not limited to: El Recreo Coffee, Fudge N Stuff, C&C Lobster and Fish, Great Harvest Bread, Jennifer Soap, Pasta D’Italia, Westminster Meat, Little Beehive Farm, Velma’s Kettle Corn and Hanson's Farm, which will also be promoting CSA shares. 2. Framingham State University, as part of its Diversity Week will hold a free screen of Off and Running, an hour-long documentary …
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Framingham Farmers Market cancelled due to Winter Storm Watch; Framingham Planning Board holding public hearing on Medical Marijuana zone tonight.
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 National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for Middlesex County and the Metrowest area including Framingham as a batch of rain and snow moves its way into southern New England. After some rain yesterday, the storm is expected to continue all day and end Friday. WHDH forecasters are predicting a rain/snow mix for west of Boston - some areas west of I-95, including Framingham, could get 3-5 inches of snow, depending on where the rain/snow line falls. 2. Due to the storm, today's Framingham Farmers Market has been cancelled. The manager is trying to reschedule the market for …