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FREE Kids Summer Activities at Cochituate State Park

Filed under: General Interest by News Staff at 10:22 am on June 30, 2013
Cochituate State Park

There's lots to do at Cochituate State Park!

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Between the towns of Framingham, Wayland and Natick, MA, Lake Cochituate offer many recreational summer activities including swimming, boating and fishing.

Many locals may not realize that just a few hundred yards east of the Framingham/Natick town line, (on Rt. 30), the beach, picnic area, boat launch, snack bar and canoe rental shop are in "Cochituate State Park", which is part of the Massachusetts State Park system and operated by the MA Dept. of Conservation and Recreation, ("DCR").

Throughout the months of July and August, (Tuesdays-Saturdays), the park provides fun, educational, and FREE summer activities for kids and families!

All programs are ...[read more]


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 - Framingham Earth Day Festival - April 27th

Filed under: Arts / Culture by News Staff at 8:52 pm on April 16, 2013

Framingham Earth Day, April 27th, 2013

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]


NORAD Ready to Track Santa's Arrival in Framingham

Filed under: Arts / Culture by News Staff at 6:02 pm on December 21, 2012
2012 NORAD Santa Tracker

2012 NORAD Santa Tracker

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Months become weeks, weeks become days, and as December 25th approaches, children's questions like; "How long until Christmas?", and "Are you sure Santa knows where our house is?", come with increasing frequency.

Thanks to NORAD, (the North American Aerospace Defense Command), kids of all ages can track Santa's travels on Christmas Eve with radar accuracy -- and spend time on the NORAD Santa Tracker Website playing games and enjoying other activities while ...[read more]


Access Framingham to Host Santa & Mrs. Claus Dec. 9th

Filed under: Arts / Culture by News Staff at 9:55 pm on December 3, 2012
Santa and Mrs. Claus on Access Framingham TV December 9, 2012

Santa & Mrs. Claus live "ON-AIR" taking calls from Framingham children Dec. 9th, from 7pm 'til 8pm

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Yes it is true! Santa and Mrs. Claus will be visiting the Access Framingham television studio on Sunday December 9th, 2012.

Tune in from 7:00-8:00pm on Sunday December 9th when Old Saint Nick will pay us a special visit on the air-LIVE. He and Mrs. Claus will be taking phone calls from all the good boys and girls in Framingham.

Do you have a special question for Santa? How do his Reindeer fly? How many toys do the elves make every year? How does Santa know who has been naughty or nice?  ...or just call in to wish Santa a Merry Christmas!

Now is your chance to talk to Santa, live on television!

The number to call is 508-875-5403.

Access Framingham can be seen in the Town of Framingham on Comcast Ch. 9, RCN Ch. 3, and Verizon Ch. 43.

For more information about Access Framingham programming, training, and services, you can also visit us online at www.accessfram.tv

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