FSU President Tim Flanagan and retiring IAFSA Executive Director Marilyn Manzella
FRAMINGHAM, MA - Framingham resident, Marilyn Manzella, Executive Director of the Independent Association of Framingham State Alumni (IAFSA), is retiring after 25 years of service.
IAFSA is a self-governing, non-profit organization established in 1874 by dedicated Framingham State alumni.
Manzella, Class of 1969, joined the staff in 1988 and became Executive Director in 2004.
IAFSA administers funds that provide scholarships for Framingham State students and benevolent assistance for alumni while maintaining the Alumni House for member and community functions. Funding is provided by donations and bequests from alumni and friends. During the 2012-2013 school year, a record 58 students received IAFSA scholarships and awards and eight students received interest-free loans.
At the 2013 Annual Meeting, IAFSA President Kelly Raymond announced that, after 25 years of service, ...[read more]
AF-TV, Public Access Television in Framingham, MA
FRAMINGHAM, MA - Just a few spots are still available in Summer TV Camp at Access Framingham!
This coming August, AF-TV will offer its second Summer TV Camp to young people ages 10-12. The dates are Monday, August 12 through Friday, August 16, from 9:00am-2:00pm each day.
Campers will work together to develop and produce an original program. Every child will have a hands-on experience with studio cameras, microphones, control room switcher, graphics and audio. Thanks to a grant from Impact Framingham, we will be adding ...[read more]
The Tavern in Downtown Framingham will host a fundraiser to support "One Mission", a MA based pediatric cancer charity.
FRAMINGHAM, MA - During the 2013 Memorial Day Weekend, on Friday May 24th and Saturday May 25th, The Tavern in Downtown Framingham will be hosting the 2nd Annual Lager Cask Fundraiser (Party!!!) to benefit One Mission.
"One Mission" is a Massachusetts based charity and serves the needs of pediatric cancer patients and their families living in the greater New England area.
There will be 24 lager casks available, and tickets are being sold each of the (3) two and a half hour "sessions".
Tickets are $10 ahead of time or ...[read more]
Senator Karen Spilka and Dr. Timothy Flanagan at Framingham State University, (5/19/2013).
- On Sunday morning, May 19th Senator Karen Spilka was presented with the Citizen Laureate Award at the Framingham State University graduate commencement ceremony. The award, given annually to an individual who has consistently supported the University, was awarded to Spilka in recognition of her advocacy on behalf of the MetroWest region. President Flanagan praised Spilka for her leadership in advancing public transportation and strengthening public higher education in the Commonwealth.
Accepting the award, she remarked on the importance of the University in her career. "In my many years as a MetroWest resident and legislator, I have had a long and extremely rewarding relationship with Framingham State University – we are truly partners in advancing higher education," Spilka said. "FSU is a prime example of what makes my work as a public servant worthwhile: the opportunity to invest resources, creativity and new ideas into an institution that prepares the next ...[read more]
FRAMINGHAM -- With more than 80 displays, attractions and vendors, the Framingham Earth Day Festival is poised to deliver the green-living message to hundreds of environmentally attuned families this month.
The festival kicks off activities at 11 a.m. on the Framingham Centre Village Green, Edgell Road, Saturday, April 27 and continues to 3 p.m. In the event of stormy weather with heavy rains, the Festival will be moved to Framingham High School. If in doubt, check the Earth Day Website the day of the event.
With food, music, recycling, composting, kids’ activities, artisans and eco-friendly products and businesses, the third annual festival promises to be larger and more diverse than previous years.
“We want the Festival to be a chance to join together as a community, support local businesses, learn about how we can green-up Framingham, and have fun,” said Framingham Earth Day Festival President Donna Kramer Merritt.
The Festival will be an opportunity for area ...[read more]