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FREE Lunch, (Kids 18 and Under)

Filed under: Health & Fitness by News Staff at 11:02 pm on June 29, 2013
United Way of Tri-County

United Way of Tri-County

FRAMINGHAM, MA - With school out, some kids are left wondering what to do for lunch.

In cooperation with the USDA Summer Food Service Program, The United Way of Tri-County will be providing free lunches to children throughout summer vacation.

Starting on Monday, July 1st, lunch will be served at Pearl Street Cupboard and Cafe from 11:30 to 12:30. The program will be available Monday through Friday until August 23rd.  Any child ...[read more]

2013 Boston Marathon Photos

Filed under: Health & Fitness by News Staff at 7:04 pm on April 15, 2013

FRAMINGHAM, MA - April 15th has more meaning than "tax day" when it falls on the third Monday in the month of April. "That Monday" has been marked on calendar since 1897 as the day of the running on Boston Marathon.

Thanks to Framingham photographer Wayne Dion, who worked from an aerial position, we've got a birds-eye view of the marathon as runners make their way through Downtown Framingham ---


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Food Pantry Opens in Former RMV Building

Filed under: Health & Fitness by News Staff at 12:01 am on January 9, 2012
Pearl Street Cupboard & Cafe

Pearl Street Cupboard & Cafe, 10 Pearl Street, Downtown Framingham.

FRAMINGHAM, MA - After months of stalled permitting, the Pearl Street Cupboard & Cafe is slated to open this week in the former Registry of Motor Vehicles, (RMV), building at 10 Pearl Street in Downtown Framingham.

Operated by the United Way of Tri-County, the primary function will be to serve as a food pantry which will provide a week's worth of food, (once a month), to those in need.

In addition to the food pantry operation, the facility will will house a "Clothing Corner" and "Book Nook" which will provide donated [gently used] childrens' clothing and books to parents and caregivers who need those items.

Volunteers are needed to staff the pantry, and donations of ...[read more]

Newswomen Host Framingham Breast Cancer Fundraiser

Filed under: Around Town,Health & Fitness by News Staff at 1:14 am on October 8, 2011
Ellie Fund (logo)

''Circle of Five'' fundraiser to benefit the Ellie Fund to be held in Framingham Oct. 26, 2011.

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Circle Furniture in Framingham is celebrating National Breast Cancer Awareness Month with "Circle of Five" - their fifth annual event to benefit the Needham-based Ellie Fund.

In honor of the fifth anniversary of Channel 5 Reporter Kelley Tuthill's breast cancer diagnosis, five newswomen from WCVB-TV5 are starring in this year's exclusive event on October 26, 2011 at Circle Furniture on Route 9 in Framingham.

Starting at 6:30 p.m., guests will have and an exclusive opportunity to mix and mingle with their favorite Channel 5 newswomen: Susan Wornick, Bianca de la Garza, Kelley Tuthill, Rhondella Richardson and JC Monahan while enjoying ...[read more]

Mosquito Spraying Resumes Wednesday September 21st

Filed under: Health & Fitness by News Staff at 1:31 pm on September 19, 2011
East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project

The East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project will resume spraying in Framingham, Wednesday, September 21, 2011

FRAMINGHAM, MA - The East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project will again be spraying for mosquitoes in areas of Framingham beginning Wednesday, September 21, 2011 between dusk and 11:30 PM.

Spraying is scheduled for neighborhoods in the vicinity of Elm Street, Griffin Road, Pinewood Drive, Danforth Street, Lake Street, Old Connecticut Path and Lowther Road.

Spraying will also be done in areas near Irving Street, Arlington Street, Hollis Street, Winthrop Street, Bethany Road, Fay Road, Mt. Wayte Avenue and Dr. Harvey Cushing Way.

The Project uses a spray formulation that contains the pesticide product, Anvil, to control mosquitoes. Anvil contains the pesticide, Sumithrin, which is a pryethroid that is classified as slightly toxic by the EPA. Mosquito control applications of Sumithrin do not ...[read more]

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