Thursday, May 23, 2013
The elementary school expo aims to educate students and families on ways to reduce, recycle and reuse in an interactive and fun way.
Potter Road Elementary held its 3rd Annual Environment Expo on Wednesday night. There were local vendors displaying their services and goods and educating families on the best ways to recycle items from Styrofoam, electronics, fabric and building materials to reusing and reducing waste. “This is our third annual environment expo and our most successful yet with over 100 children learning and playing games about the environment," said co-creator and organizer Cheryl Gale. "The event aims to educate our community on ways to reduce, recycle and reuse in an interactive and fun way. It’s all only possible through the participation of great vendors and our teacher and parent volunteers." Gale and Tara Rufo, a fourth grade teacher at Potter …
Thursday, May 16, 2013
With a win over rival Newton North, the Framingham High girls softball team improved their record to 15-2, and remain in first place in the Bay State Conference with 3 games remaining in the season.
Written by Erin Powers On a day dedicated to honoring the seniors, the Framingham High softball team took a key step in its quest for the Bay State Conference title with a win over visiting Carey Division rival Newton North. The Tigers took a one-run lead into the sixth inning when the Flyers’s bats came alive. Senior catcher Gia Ferreira (3 for 3) ignited the Flyers’s offense, hitting a 1-out double. Junior Cassie McKinnon, running for Ferreira, moved to third on a fielder’s choice hit by junior second-baseman Leslie Ferreira. With runners on the corners, junior pitcher Jess Proia worked through a several pitch at bat before rocketing a triple to centerfield, scoring McKinnon and Ferreira. Proia then scored on an RBI single from …
Friday, May 3, 2013
Nick Benoit pitched seven innings and Chris Grome & Jamie Brigham had key hits in the victory.
The Framingham High School freshman baseball team defeated Milton High School 4-2 behind a solid 7-inning pitching effort by Nick Benoit. Key hits came from Chris Grome & Jamie Brigham in the victory on Thursday, May 2. *** Slideshow by Charlie Pasewark of Photography in Motion.
Saturday, April 27, 2013
The combined efforts of Framingham Flyers pitchers Chris Grome & Anthony Tunno limited the Tigers to just two runs for the game.
The Framingham Flyers freshman baseball team defeated the Tigers from Newton North 3-2 on Thursday. The combined efforts of Flyers pitchers Chris Grome & Anthony Tunno limited the Tigers to just two runs for the game. Going into the bottom of the seventh inning, Framingham trailed 2-1, but with bases loaded & 2 outs in the inning, the Flyers tied the score on a walk, then won the game on a passed ball that allowed the runner to score from third base.
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
The Visitors Bureau, an independent nonprofit organization, was created to stimulate economic activity in the region by marketing the assets of MetroWest to residents and visitors. Event attendees pledged to stimulate economic activity, immediately by sp
Representing businesses of all sizes, nonprofits, and municipalities through the region, almost 200 people gathered last week to celebrate the first anniversary of the MetroWest Tourism & Visitors Bureau and to kick off a regional branding campaign entitled “MORE MetroWest.” Most of the two-hour Thursday morning event, held at the DoubleTree Hotel in Westborough, was devoted to sharing and celebrating the qualities that make MetroWest MORE special. In roundtable discussion, attendees were asked, “What do you like MORE about MetroWest?” Answers ranged from “diversity of dining options” to “plentiful picknicking spots” to “handmade chocolate stores," said Bureau Executive Director Susan Nicholl. With attendees hailing from 20 towns and …
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Coaches Adam Cluff and Dee King, with help from Framingham High boys and girls varsity hoopsters conducted a very organized and spirited clinic to help players at all ability levels develop better skills.
Framingham High School’s basketball program sponsored a youth basketball clinic Saturday for all players in grades 4-8. Coaches Adam Cluff and Dee King, with help from Framingham High boys and girls varsity hoopsters conducted a very organized and spirited clinic to help players at all ability levels develop better skills and better themselves as players. They began with some basic stretching exercises and progressed into several areas of specific focus; including layups, jump shots, “triple threat," dribbling, passing & overall communication while on court. From my vantage point, everyone had a great time, but more importantly, everyone learned something. Kudos to the coaching staffs at Framingham High & all the players who gave up …
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Last weekend, FHS student government members collected old VCRs, computer monitors and other technology to be disposed of properly and to not be left in landfills.
Saturday, Framingham High student government members spent four hours collecting what many would call junk. Under adviser Robin Kanter, a special education teacher, at Framingham High School the students ran a free technology/electronics recycling drive. This is the second year for the drive. Last year, they collected enough old VCRs, computer monitors, televisions, DVD players etc to fill an 18-wheel truck. Kanter said the company that collects the recycled technology reached out to the students after a very successful first drive last year in Massachusetts - the company's first event in the northeast. The company takes all the "technology that some people throw into landfills and they break it own properly so not to hurt the environment…
Saturday, December 8, 2012
Christopher Weigl, who had been pursuing a master's degree at Boston University, was killed in a bike accident on Thursday morning on Commonwealth Avenue.
The cyclist who was fatally injured in a collision with a tractor-trailer truck on Commonwealth Avenue on Thursday morning has been identified. Christopher Weigl, 23, was struck by a 16-wheeler truck around 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, in the intersection of Commonwealth Avenue and St. Paul Street near the Agganis Arena. The truck had been making a right-hand turn onto St. Paul Street as Weigl traveled east on Comm. Ave. He was reportedly heading to class when the incident occurred. The accident is still being investigated by the Boston Police Department. Born in Framingham, a Southborough native and recent Skidmore College graduate, Weigl had been pursuing a master's degree in photojournalism at the Boston University College of Communication…
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
A couple hundred people attended a memorial service honoring the 11th anniversary of Sept. 11, including the 17 individuals with ties to Framingham, who died that day in 2001.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
A couple hundred people attended a memorial service honoring the 11th anniversary of Sept. 11, including the 17 who had ties to Framingham. Thanks to Charlie Pasewark, of Photography in Motion, for shooting the event for Framingham Patch. During the ceremony there was a reading of the names of the 17 individuals with ties to Framingham who died on Sept. 11, 2001 by Selectmen Jason Smith and Laurie Lee. The names read were: Christine Barbuto, Neilie Casey, Tara Shea Creamer, Linda George, Lisa Fenn Gordenstein, Paige Farley-Hackel, Todd Hill, Herb Homer, Robin Kaplan, Barbara Keating, Judy Larocque, Susan Mackay, Laura Lee Morabito, Charlie Murphy, Darin Pontell, Meta Fuller Walker and John J. Wenckus.
Saturday, July 28, 2012
For the 7th year in a row, the opening ceremonies of the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure® was held at Farm Pond in Framingham.
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Saturday, July 28, 2012
Opening ceremonies for the Susan G. Komen 3-Day 60 mile walk to raise money for breast cancer began at Farm Pond Park Friday morning at 6:30. Thanks to Charlie Pasewark of Photography in Motion for shooting this slide show for Framingham Patch. Of the thousands participating in this week's event, some are there in support of friends & loved ones who have survived the disease, others participate to support those that are battling the disease and many more are walking in memory of those who have lost their battle. "It is always a touching and powerful experience to see the hope, strength & determination of people coming together for a common cause," said Pasewark.