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Summer Stuff To Do (for Bored Kids)

Filed under: General Interest by News Staff at 11:59 pm on July 6, 2014

FRAMINGHAM, MA - During summer vacation many parents may be hearing the all too familiar "I'm bored" from their school age progeny.

Hey Ma! I'm bored!In these "difficult economic times" things to do that are are free or only cost a few dollars -- and don't require excessive driving can help stretch the family budget between trips to Six Flags, Canobie Lake Park or other New England area day trips.

For activities in the list that require traveling in town -- consider having kids go places on MWRTA routes.  Older kids can walk to a neighborhood bus stop, and go by themselves -- relieving their parents of driving duty -- and helping reduce local daytime traffic.

Things to do in Framingham in the Summer:

  • Make some Sidewalk Chalk and color on the driveway, a concrete deck or the sidewalk with colored chalk.  If you find a big enough area, you can use the chalk to make a bike riding course or ...[read more]

20th Fountain Street Open Studios Weekend April 4th - 6th

Filed under: Arts / Culture by News Staff at 9:07 am on March 28, 2014

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Artists from Fountain Street Studios will hold their 20th Open Studios Weekend, April 4th - 6th, 2014 with open hours on Friday from 5:30pm - 9:00pm and on Saturday & Sunday from 11:00am - 5:00pm.

The art loving public is invited to visit artists in their workspaces as they open their doors for this event. Varied media will be on display including painting, photography, sculpture, prints, watercolor, digital images, hand crafted jewelry, textile arts, and mixed media. Learn more about the art making process. From greeting cards to major pieces of art, there is ...[read more]


Danforth Museum Director Earns Leadership Award

Filed under: Arts / Culture by News Staff at 2:59 am on May 25, 2010

[PHOTO] Katherine French, Executive Director, Danforth Museum of Art

Katherine French, Executive Director, Danforth Museum of Art

FRAMINGHAM, MA - The Danforth Museum of Art is pleased to announce that Executive Director Katherine French was awarded the "She Has Impact" award at the Metrowest Chamber of Commerce Women's Initiative Awards Dinner Tuesday night. The award recognizes French's significant contribution in expanding the quality and reach of the Danforth Museum of Art during her five year tenure.

Bonnie Biocchi, President and CEO of the Metrowest Chamber, noted that, under French's direction, the Danforth has tripled its membership, increased individual donations by 27%, and expanded the operating budget 36%.

The Museum has been recognized with several awards for curatorial excellence and was named “Outstanding Cultural Organization for 2008” by the Massachusetts Art Education Collaborative.  “Under Katherine's leadership, the Danforth has become a premier attraction not just for Framingham but across New England,” Biocchi said. She also commended French for the development of curriculum-based learning for thousands of school children, the creation of a teen docents program, and for curating a number of award-winning exhibitions.

Amy Rossi of Bernardi Auto, one of several area women to ...[read more]


Fountain Street Studios Presents Second Fridays Art Walk Strolls

Filed under: Arts / Culture by News Staff at 5:02 pm on August 28, 2009

Framingham, MA - Fountain Street Studios, 59 Fountain Street, Framingham, announces Art Walk Strolls on second Fridays: September, October, November, December, 2009, from 6 - 9 pm. This Fall collaboration begins with an opening reception on Friday, September 11, from 6 - 9pm.

Fountain Street Studios is a thriving artists' community located in the historic Bancroft Building in South Framingham, MA. With over 60 working artists, Fountain Street Studios is diverse and inclusive, and enjoys an excellent rapport with the surrounding community, including other artist groups, as well as both public and private supporters of the arts. A multitude of visual styles and media exist within the group of resident artists whose innate goal is to make art that inspires, excites, breaks boundaries and fosters the creativity in all.

The strolls feature 16 Resident Artists: Jodie Apeseche, Painting, Mixed Meda; Cheryl Clinton, Painting; Becky Kisabeth Gibbs, Abstract Painting; Bob Grignaffini, Oil Painting; Carol O'Malia, Oil Painting; Joan Sprachman, Painting; Roy Perkinson, Oil, Watercolor;Sorin Bica, Contemporary Painting, Drawing; Priscilla Claus, Painting, Printmaking;Lynne Damianos, Photography; Karen Jacobs, Contemporary Landscapes; Margie Sisitskey, Painting, Pottery; Gesa Lehnert, Painting, Sculpture, Mixed Media; Benedito Megidesh, Fine Furniture Design; Will Kerr, Painting; Paul Riedl, Painting, Furniture Restoration and Design.

Fountain Street Studios artists are thrilled to open their doors for these monthly strolls. This is a special opportunity to see new and exciting works by many artists in their own creative spaces. The stroll is a fun and casual way to see a wide range of contemporary artworks in a relaxed setting. Fountain Street Studios is handicapped accessible except to wheelchairs, as the freight elevator can only be reached by descending two stairs. The strolls are free and open to the public with plenty of free parking available.

(Visit website for more info: http://www.FountainStreetStudios.com)


Framingham Auxilary Police Sponsor Craft Fair / Flea Market

Filed under: Arts / Culture,General Interest by News Staff at 8:04 pm on March 10, 2007

FRAMINGHAM, MA - The Framingham Auxiliary Police announced today that they are holding their nineteenth annual Craft Fair / Flea Market and Child Identification Program from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 31, 2007. The event will be held at the Keefe Vocational Technical High School, 750 Winter Street, Framingham, MA.

The Craft Fair / Flea Market will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. During this fund raising event we anticipate over 100 exhibitors will be ...[read more]


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