Monday, February 4, 2013
"There will never be another Steve Orr," said Laurora. "I mourn the loss of the person who brought fun, curiosity and theatre not just to town politics but to everyday life."
Chow fans, gun enthusiasts, computer geeks, political insiders and Town Meeting members, along with family, friends and individuals, who never met him, crowded into Village Hall Saturday morning to pay tribute to the late Steve Orr. I am generalizing those in attendance, but only to show how many people Orr touched during his 58 years. He died Jan. 28, unexpectedly, from heart failure. His wife Krystine, wearing Orr's trademark cowboy hat, laughed and cried - and even added a few tales of her own - as speaker after speaker told their favorites memories of Orr, at a memorial service organized by State Rep. Chris Walsh. Orr's younger brother Ron started the event, with a comical tale of sibling love. Ron said his first memory of Steve was …
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Century-plus business closes in downtown Framingham,Coach Bobby Brown to be honored for his 50 years in hockey, FSU winter commencement and a tribute to the late Steve Orr at Village Hall 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. The public is invited to Village Hall Saturday, Feb. 2 at 10 a.m. to pay tribute to Steve Orr, who died unexpectedly on Monday. Many paid tribute to Orr, at this link. 2. For over a half century Bobby Brown has been a fixture for Framingham hockey. He has been a volunteer coach for all levels of Framingham Youth hockey, Framingham South High School and Framingham High School. He has served as a varsity assistant, a junior varsity head coach, and one night last February against Medford was the varsity head coach. Tonight, he will be honored at the start of the Flyers vs Braintree hockey game at…
Friday, February 1, 2013
After founder Steve Orr’s unexpected death on Monday, we wanted to find a way to carry on the legacy of his community email list Frambors. When the Frambors server crashed this week, it was clear that we needed to figure out a plan quickly.
Friday, February 1
After founder Steve Orr’s unexpected death on Monday, we wanted to find a way to carry on the legacy of his community email list Frambors. When the frambors server crashed this week then came back with limited functionality, it was clear that we needed to figure out a plan quickly. After considering a variety of options, we have decided to move the list to a non-profit host called E-democracy.org. Steven Clift, Executive Director and Founder of E-Democracy.org, met with Steve Orr and I several years ago to consult about Frambors and discussed ways of improving it, and Steven and Steve were in touch over the years and Steven has been a huge support as we make the transition, and has been helping us to make be as smooth and as painless as …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
The public is invited to Village Hall Saturday, Feb. 2 at 10 a.m. to pay tribute to Steve Orr, who died unexpectedly on Monday. Friends and residents are encouraged to write tributes to Orr below.
In today's techno-savvy modern world, where study after study suggests communicating via computers is deteriorating people's interpersonal skills, Steve Orr found a way to use technology to bring neighbors together. His creation helped residents find lost dogs, discuss their tax bills, debate issues and learn what is happening in their community. Orr who died, unexpectedly Monday from heart failure, was the creator of Frambors and Framcom, two computer list serves that allowed people to stay connected with their neighbors, their town and their community. The public is invited to Village Hall Saturday, Feb. 2 at 10 a.m. to pay tribute to Orr. "I remember when Steve first started Frambors," said fellow Town Meeting member Audrey Hall. "He …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
State Rep. Chris Walsh said an event has been planned at Village Hall Saturday, Feb. 2 to honor the late Steve Orr, who died unexpectedly Monday.
State Rep. Chris Walsh said an event has been planned at Village Hall Saturday, Feb. 2 to honor the late Steve Orr, who died unexpectedly Monday. It starts at 10 a.m. Attendees will be asked to share stories of Orr, who created Frambors, an online site for residents and the community. Orr also was very active in Framingham Town Government. Walsh said he would have announced the event on Frambors, but the site Orr created has been down since yesterday. Work is being done to try to get it back up and running. Residents have been paying tribute to Orr, posting thoughts of him and his contributions to Framingham, at this link. Framingham Patch will have a tribute from more Framingham residents posted later.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Orr, 58, died Monday unexpectedly from heart failure.
UPDATED: Town Meeting member and Frambors moderator Kathy Vassar said Frambors is down and not working as of 6 p.m. Moderators are working on a fix or alternatives. Framingham Patch will update. *** Editor's Note: We were saddened to hear of Steve's death Monday night. The following is a statement released by the moderators of Frambors: *** It is with heartfelt sadness and shock that we announce the death of Steve Orr, the owner and founder of the frambors email list. Steve died unexpectedly of heart failure yesterday evening at the age of 58. Right now the family would appreciate respect for their privacy as they deal with the shock of their loss. We will pass on information about funeral arrangements as the information becomes available…