Sunday, August 12, 2012
Beach wear or moving-someone-into-a-dorm tips.
It’s hard to believe that we are already into August. If you’re like us, the summer is flying by at record speed. Hopefully, you have a getaway to look forward to before Labor Day, perhaps a beach vacation, or the college drop-off adventure. Below we offer tips for both. Beach vacation: If you’ve got the space (meaning you’re driving as opposed to flying), use it. We are not suggesting that you stuff your bags just to have extra clothes, but sometimes it’s easier to pack if you don’t have to worry about being efficient with space. That being said, we generally follow these guidelines: 1) For an eight-day beach vacation, four bottoms should be sufficient – two pairs of long shorts or fitted capris, one pair of jeans, and one maxi skirt or…
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
With gas prices back on the rise, use these tips to minimize trips to the gas station.
Have you noticed gas prices have increased by about 10 cents per gallon over the past two weeks? We have. So to curb you angst over trips to the gas station, here are some tips to get the most mileage out of your fuel. Aggressive driving (speeding, rapid acceleration and braking) wastes gas. It can lower your gas mileage by 33 percent at highway speeds and by 5 percent around town. Sensible driving is also safer for you and others, so you may save more than gas money. Fixing a car that is noticeably out of tune or has failed an emissions test can improve its gas mileage by an average of 4 percent, though results vary based on the kind of repair and how well it is done. Fixing a serious maintenance problem, such as a faulty oxygen sensor, …
Monday, July 16, 2012
One of Framingham's elementary school principals was a member of XRB, the band that performed Friday night at the summer Concerts on the Green.
XRB performed pop, rock and country favorites Friday night to a large crowd on the Framingham Centre Common as part of the summer Concerts on the Green series. While the band members like to go by the names of Blade, Jive, Pops, Drummer Dave and Lefty, I'm sure several Framingham students and parents recognized Jive as Wilson Elementary School principal Robin Welch. Framingham Patch, one of the sponsors of the concert series, posted a slide show of photos from Friday night over the weekend. Click here, to view. In case, you missed the concert, Patch upload a video. Enjoy!
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Between vacations and camp, it can be tough for a child to maintain school friendships over the summer. Parents: What tips can you offer other parents?
Welcome to Raising Framingham, our new name for the Moms Talk Q&A feature, through which you and your circle of friends are invited to offer your opinions and advice about issues that are of interest to families. Each week in Raising Framingham we invite parents (and grandparents) to debate an issue, ask a question, or become part of the conversation on a specific topic. Framingham Patch's Moms Council members will jump into the discussion or weigh in on a issue or help answer a question, as well. As Framingham Patch is an interactive community new site, we want you to join in the discussion too. Don't be shy! As these second graders sing in the video, "best friends" are important. Between vacations and camp, summertime is hard for many …