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Jail and Bail at Friday's Concert on the Green

Filed under: Around Town by Deb Cleveland at 10:36 pm on August 16, 2005

FRAMINGHAM, MA -- Robinsons Ace Hardware, Pinefield Shopping Center, Saxonville, is planning a “Jail and Bail” fundraiser to benefit Muscular Dystrophy the weekend of August 19th-21st.

Jeff Underwood, manager, will be jailed, as well as State Senator Karen Spilka and others, at the Friday night Concert on the Green, August 19th. Concert attendees will be invited to “Jail and Bail” their friends and family members during the concert. Jail a member of your family for $ 5 for 5 minutes, $ 10 for 10 minutes, etc. Or help them get back out by matching the amount donated to put them in.

A raffle with great prizes is also in the works. Prizes include a barrel full of Ace products and a pair of passes to Six Flags over New England, courtesy of

Details will be available at Robinsons Ace Hardware in the Pinefield Shopping Center on Water St. the week of August 15th and at the concert.

Please plan to bring cash or a check to the concert to help support this fundraiser. Every $ 5 donor will receive a free gift bag and a $5 coupon good at Robinsons Ace Hardware in Framingham. You may also donate at the store throughout this week and receive the coupon.

For further information, call Jeff Underwood at 508-877-1888.


Town of Framingham Receives Donation from Local Businesses

Filed under: General Interest by News Staff at 10:02 pm on July 29, 2005

FRAMINGHAM, MA – Local businesses donate tents to Town of Framingham for Concerts on the Green. Noticing that the Town was in need of new tents for the concession stand and booths at the weekly Friday night concerts, four Framingham business people pooled resources to purchase and donate four tents.

Val Thompson, of Diaper Queen, Jim Gordon, Gordon Real Estate, Jeff Newman of Sign*A*Rama, and Debbie Cleveland of bought four tents and presented them to Jim Egan, Director of Town Building Services, who organizes the concerts.

The tents made their debut on Friday night, July 29th, providing a clean and bright look to the concession stand.

The four businesses were acknowledged during the announcement portion of the program.


Enjoy Special Concert of the Green Tonight

Filed under: Arts / Culture by Deb Cleveland at 3:09 pm on July 2, 2005

FRAMINGHAM, MA -- Tonight, Saturday July 2, 2005, enjoy a special added Concert on the Green: "Rust Never Sleeps" with a Neil Young impersonator. Concert time is 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Bring your blankets and chairs and a picnic supper as the concession stand may not be available tonight.


Downtown Concerts on the Common Begin Thursday Night

Filed under: Arts / Culture by News Staff at 8:47 pm on June 14, 2005

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Downtown Solutions presents the Thursday evening concert series beginning Thursday, June 16th, at 5:30 p.m.

Kick-Off Concert starts at 5:30 p.m.

The Kick-Off Concert features youth bands Contagion, Golf Cart Mechanics, Amenityville High and Double Excel and is sponsored by the Framingham Coalition and The Skate Park Club.

Bring your blanket and chairs and enjoy music, fun, Mix 98.5 Giveaways, balloons from, and free giveaways.

The Downtown Common is located on Concord St. (Rt. 126) opposite the Fabricplace and in front of the Armenian Church. Free parking available onstreet and in adjacent lots. Special thanks to the Framingham Rotary Club for their sponsorship. See link below for concert schedule.


Short Takes - June 2005

Filed under: General Interest by Deb Cleveland at 11:36 pm on June 3, 2005

FRAMINGHAM, MA -- The summer concert series on Framingham Centre Common, "Concerts on the Green," officially opened the season on Friday night, June 3rd. The Comcast Cable Studio crew was on hand to record it so if you missed it, you can enjoy reruns on Channel 9.

Framingham Farmers' Market will return to the Centre Common beginning Thursday, June 23 and continue through Oct. 27. Shop for fresh area produce and products from 1- 5:30 PM.

On Thursday nights, music lovers can enjoy the Downtown Common Concerts, 6-7:30 p.m. from June 16th - July 28th. The Downtown Common is located on Concord St., in front of the Armenian (formerly Baptist) Church and opposite the Fabric Place.

Amazing Things Arts Center located in Pinefield Shopping Center in Saxonville received its occupancy permit.

The Friends of the Framingham Public Library will hold its last book sale of the season on Saturday, June 18th. Book sales will resume after Labor Day.

The Framingham Library will kick off its summer reading program, "Going Places," with "Truck Day," a roundup of town vehicles at Pinefield Shopping Center on Saturday, June 11th, from 10 a.m. - noon for kids to enjoy and explore. "Truck Day" is part of the activities of the Friends of Saxonville's Discover Saxonville Day. This year the focus is Pinefield Shopping Center. had a record-breaking 72,000+ visitors during the month of May. One of the most popular sections is the community calendar, especially on weekends.


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