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FREE Kids Nature Activities at Cochituate State Park (July 2014)

Filed under: Arts / Culture,General Interest by News Staff at 2:10 pm on July 7, 2014
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.

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

Most of the activities have a different theme each week, so ...[read more]


13th Annual RiverFest, June 20th through 22nd, 2014

Filed under: Uncategorized by News Staff at 8:44 pm on June 13, 2014
Framingham, MA - Sudbury River - 13th Annual RiverFest, June 20th - 22nd, 2014

13th Annual RiverFest, June 20th - 22nd, 2014

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Celebrate our Wild and Scenic Rivers at the 13th Annual RiverFest, June 20th through the 22nd, 2014 -- a rare opportunity to enjoy a full weekend of activities free of charge! RiverFest, which celebrates the Sudbury, Assabet and Concord Wild and Scenic Rivers, includes 45 events in nine communities and is open to all who want to experience the beautiful rivers flowing through our communities.

RiverFest Events on Saturday, June 21, 2014 in Framingham:

  • Discovery Walk: 10 a.m. -- Join the Framingham Conservation Commission on a discovery walk on the Carol Getchell Trail. We'll "go there and back again" and look for tracks and emerging plants along the banks of the Sudbury River as spring turns toward summer. Meet at the end of Little Farms Road. Please call 508-532-5460 or e-mail mnw@framinghamma.gov to register and for directions and trail conditions.
  • Self-Guided History Walk: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. -- Join the Friends of Saxonville for refreshments and a self-guided history walk in Saxonville, the oldest part of Framingham. Meet on the historic Danforth Bridge for your map. For more information, contact Lynne at lynne@damianosphotography.com
  • Family Walk Along the River: 1 p.m. -- Join the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) Rx walk especially for families with young children starting at the Danforth Bridge. For more information, contact Libby at lsdeegear@outdoors.org

In the MetroWest area, from Framingham to Lowell, events will be hosted on and along the rivers highlighting all the things that make these rivers so special. The offerings are diverse, suitable for young and older people, those who are adventuresome and want to be on the water, as well as ...[read more]


2014 Framingham Concerts on the Green Schedule

Filed under: Arts / Culture by News Staff at 7:21 pm on June 2, 2014

FREE Summer Concert Series

JUNE - JULY - AUGUST

Friday Evenings - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Framingham Village Green

Framingham Centre, Massachusetts

JUNE 2014 - FRAMINGHAM CONCERTS

June 20th Chris Anders, (country)
June 27th Three of a Kind, (pop)

JULY 2014 - FRAMINGHAM CONCERTS

July 4th The Tom Nutile Band, (Big Band / Swing)
July 11th Hot Acoustics, (Classic Rock)
July 18th The Reminisants, (Oldies & Rock n' Roll)
July 25th JC & Enfusion, (R&B / Soul)

AUGUST 2014 - FRAMINGHAM CONCERTS

August 1st Metro, (Classic Rock)
August 8th Playing Dead, (Grateful Dead Tribute Band)

~ Bring a blanket or chair. ~


• Restrooms • Food • Concession Stand •


Directions: The "Village Green", (also known as the "Framingham Centre Common"), is located just north of Rt. 9 on Edgell Road. From Rt.9 (East or West), take the Framingham State College / Main St., Framingham Centre exit and proceed north on Edgell Rd. - Village Green is located approximately 1/10 mile from exit. From Sudbury, (Rt. 20), take Edgell Road exit (near Friendly's) and follow south to Framingham Centre. From Downtown Framingham, take Union Ave. / Main Street heading north, cross Rt. 9 and continue approximately 1/10 mile.

Parking: FREE parking is available on-street and off-street, (in church parking lots which surround the Village Green). Please park only where instructed by signs or traffic officers.

Please watch for pedestrians in and around concert and parking areas.

Arrive early for best parking.


For Concert Cancellations & Additional Info

Call: (508)532-5962

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World YoYo Champion to Perform at Library April 27th

Filed under: Arts / Culture by News Staff at 9:24 pm on April 9, 2014
John Higby, World Yo-Yo Champion

John Higby, World Yo-Yo Champion

Framingham, MA - World YoYo Champion John Higby will presenting his YoYo Show at the Framingham Public Library on Sunday, April 27th, 2014 starting at 1:30pm.

When John was 10 years old, his Grandfather gave him a yo-yo he found in the attic, showed John a few tricks -- and the rest was history!

John now holds 4 Guinness World Records and is a World YoYo Champion!  He regularly per performs at "Busker Festivals" in the U.S.A., Canada, Japan and other countries, has been seen on the David Letterman show, performed many times for U.S. troops stationed in Europe and the Mid-East -- he even ran a National Yo-Yo contest in Malaysia.  John now performs with his wife Rebecca who at metin 2000 at a Yo-Yo event in his home town,  Denver, Colorado.

Skilled precision, deft timing, swingin’ music and humor make the YoYo Guy a favorite for people of all ages as he performs old favorite yo-yo tricks and amazing new ones.

Show will be held in the Costin Room of the Framingham Public Library, 49 Lexington Street,  Framingham, MA. There is no charge for admission. Refreshments will be served.

For more info about John, Rebecca and the YoYo Show, visit:  http://www.yoyoshow.com/

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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]


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