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Pop Culture Super MegaFest in Framingham

Filed under: Around Town by Randy Harris at 7:37 pm on November 8, 2010
Christopher Lloyd, Doc Brown in Back to the Future, Rev. Jim on Taxi at Framingham Super MegaFest

Meet Christopher Lloyd who played ''Doc Brown'' in the ''Back To The Future'' movie trilogy, and also starred as the lovable ''Reverend Jim'' on the hit t.v. series TAXI. Lloyd began his film career as an unnamed character in the movie ''Airport'' in 1970.

FRAMINGHAM, MA - What do Reverend Jim from Taxi, Peter Tork from The Monkees, a Gigantic Animated Talking Robot, Playboy Playmate Cathy St. George, Chewbacca from Star Wars and Gary Sohmers of The Antiques Roadshow all have in common?

Answer: They will all be at Super MegaFest, (and the Come Together Fest concert), the weekend of Saturday & Sunday, November 20th and 21st,  2010 when pop culture lovers and the popular icons they love will converge on Framingham's  Sheraton Hotel & Conference Center for New England's largest multi-media fan festival.

...and that's just a partial lineup of the fun packed weekend that's planned!

While it takes a whole website just to list who and what will be there, here's a few more stars you may see, meet or get autographs from; Norman Reedus, (Murphy MacManus in The Boondock Saints), Gary Lewis (of Gary Lewis & The Playboys), Marina Sirtis, (of Star Trek Next ...[read more]

Collecting Hometown Memorabilia Talk on Sunday

Filed under: Around Town by News Staff at 10:06 pm on January 18, 2006

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Temple Beth Am Brotherhood continues its Sunday breakfast and speaker series on Sunday, January 22, from 9 - 10:30 a.m.

This month's featured speaker is Debbie Cleveland, who will speak on collecting hometown memorabilia, using examples from her collection of nostalgic MetroWest materials. Her talk will include a tabletop display plus a powerpoint presentation.

Cleveland is a founding member of the Friends of Saxonville, a member of the Curatorial Committee of the Framingham Historical Society & Museum, co-author of Barbara Gray's memoir: A Woman's Ways & Means: 24 Wild Years in the Massachusetts House, and owner of

The program is open to the public at a cost of $ 8.

Reservations are required.

For more info or to make reservations, contactl Howard Newell at 508-875-3151.


Wallace Nutting Chest Sells for $18,700

Filed under: Arts / Culture by Deb Cleveland at 4:00 pm on March 1, 2005

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Decades before Martha Stewart, Wallace Nutting, whose home and office were in Framingham, held sway over popular home furnishings and taste.  Nutting's Old America Company was located on Park St., in Downtown Framingham and produced prints, picture frames and reprodution furniture in the 1920's-30's.

A leader of the Colonial Revival movement, he helped Americans rediscover and appreciate their local and historic treasures through his nostalgic photographs, travel books like "Massachusetts Beautiful" and quality reproduction colonial furniture.

Today his works are sought after. There is a collectors society and an auctioneer, Michael Ivankovich, of Doylestown, PA, specializes in selling Nutting items.

Ivankovich recently sold a Nutting mahogany Goddard block front chest at auction for $ 18,700. It was the third highest price ever paid for a piece of Nutting furniture. The others were a highboy for $33,000 and a Goddard desk secretary for $ 36,750.

(For more information about Nutting, see our Wallace Nutting historic profile page).

Cruise Night at Riley's in Nobscot

Filed under: General Interest by News Staff at 5:30 pm on March 8, 1998

CRUZIN (at Riley's Roast Beef in Nobscot) 1998

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Saturday nights, throughout the summer and early fall, the parking lot of Riley's Roast Beef, and the area surrounding the intersection of Edgell Road and Water Street is transformed into a cruise-in. Hot-rod, classic car, antique vehicle, and motor cyles enthusiasts, some from as far away as New Hampshire, Vermont, and Rhode Island, and others who live less than a mile away, make the weekly pilgrimage to Nobscot.

Here's a '39 Chevy Master 85 Coupe, (left), the former showcar sports a 3 1/2" chopped top, and is powered by 471 blown and modified 350ci motor. The flawless Autumn Maple Firemist paintjob looks good in any season! The car's owner, Jim English, cruises in from Marlboro in the Chevy, or in his '34 Ford 'Vicky (not shown).
Cliff Clancey's '67 Chevy Camaro and it's 454 LS6 big-block rumbles in from Walpole. The car is a 4-speed, posi-traction equipped classic that looks good enough to show, and runs good enough to drive daily.
A fine '66 GTO owned by Framingham resident Luke Emmanuel

makes any muscle-car lover's heart beat a little faster with it's 389ci 'Tri-Power' motor, four speed transmission, and posi-traction rear end.

57 Chevy, Riley's Roast Beef, Cruise Night, Nobscot, Framingham, MA 1998

Is that Joe Mondello at the wheel of this flamed '57 Chevy?

....(we're not sure)

If you have more information on any of these cars, people, or car clubs that make the Cruise-In a favorite local happening, please let us know.


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