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GeoCaching & LetterBoxing at Callahan State Park

Filed under: Arts / Culture by News Staff at 12:42 am on September 23, 2011
FRAMINGHAM, MA - The Framingham Conservation Commission and Framingham REI are hosting and sponsoring a Geocaching & LetterBoxing event at Callahan State Park  on Saturday, September 24th, 2011. (Enter park at Edmands Rd. entrance to meet up with organizers and other participants. See directions below).

Moving Planet, September 24, 2011
On Saturday, September 24th, 2011, people in 176 countries around the globe will be taking part in Moving Planet events.

Moving Planet is "a day to put our demands for climate action into motion", marching, biking, skating -- calling for the world to move beyond the use of fossil fuels. Moving Planet is sponsored by 350.org

According to the 350.org website, "350 means climate safety" and is based on the concept of reducing the amount of CO2 in Earth's atmosphere from its current 392 parts per million level to below 350 ppm.

As Framingham's part in this global effort, those who arrive for the events at Callahan State Park on foot, by bike, on roller-blades -- or other non-fossil-fuel based transportation will be entered to win coupons, water bottles, an REI Flash 18 Pack, and more!

The GeoCaching event begins at 10:00a.m.  Participants must bring their own cache and GPS units.

According to The Official Global GPS Cache Hunt Site, (www.geocaching.com), "Geocaching is a real-world outdoor treasure hunting game. Players try to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, using GPS-enabled devices and then share their experiences online".

The LetterBoxing hunt begins at 10:00a.m., but participants need to arrive at 9:00a.m. to create logbooks.

According to Letter Boxing North America, (www.letterboxing.org), "LetterBoxing involves reading clues to find small weatherproof boxes hidden in public places (like parks). Each box contains a stamp and a visitor book. When a LetterBoxer finds a box they print that box's stamp on their logbook or game card and then imprint their own personal stamp in the letterbox's visitor book to prove they found the box and to let other letterboxers know who has been there already. Letterboxing combine navigational skills and rubber stamp art in a charming treasure hunt style outdoor quest."

The LetterBoxing event is open to children in grades K-5, (friends and family members may participate).

For the LetterBoxing hunt, participants will attempt to use clues and solve riddles that will help them find where the letterboxes are hidden. Each letterbox will contain stickers, and the child will take one and place it into their logbook as evidence that they've found that box.

(Note, the Framingham LetterBoxing event will use stickers instead of  rubber stamps).

The GeoCaching and LetterBoxing events will end at 2:00p.m.

 

Events will be held RAIN or SHINE! 

Directions: Follow Edgell Road or Water Street to intersection of Edmands/Water/Edgell, (in Nobscot).  Turn onto Edmands Rd. and follow approximately 2 miles, pass Nixon Road (on right) then look for "Callahan State Park" sign and small parking lot on the left.

To register for this event, contact Maeghan Walters, of the Framingham Conservation Commission at (508) 532-5460, or by email to: mnw@framinghamma.gov

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Kids Fishing Derby at Lake Cochituate Saturday August 27th

Filed under: Around Town by News Staff at 12:58 am on August 15, 2011
1st Annual Lake Cochituate Fishing Derby, August 27th, 2011

1st Annual Cochituate State Park Fishing Derby, August 27th, 2011 (for kids 14 and under).

FRAMINGHAM, MA - The MA Dept. of Conservation & Recreation and the MassWildlife Angler Education Program is sponsoring the "1st Annual Cochituate State Park Fishing Derby", Saturday, August 27th, 2011 from 8:00a.m. 'til 11:00a.m.

The derby is open to children ages 14 and under and will be held at the Boat Ramp at Cochituate State Park on Rt. 30, (just over the Framingham/Natick town line, to the left of the park entrance).

All children must be supervised by an adult.

Prizes will be awarded for biggest fish, smallest fish, and most fish caught!

Instruction will be available for inexperienced participants. A limited supply of bait and equipment will be available. Pre-registration is ...[read more]


Classic Cars Cruise to CJ's Northside Grill

Filed under: Around Town,Business by News Staff at 2:07 am on June 29, 2011
Classic Car Cruise to CJ's Northside Grille in Framingham

The classic cars that made Riley's in Nobscot a favorite Saturday night cruise destination has re-opened as CJ's Northside Grill.

FRAMINGHAM, MA - For nearly a decade, every Saturday night when the weather was nice, antique autos, high performance hot-rods and vintage vehicles cruised to Framingham to meet with other car enthusiasts at a restaurant in the Nobscot section of town.

The restaurant, formerly operated by Joe Breed as "Riley's Roast Beef" is now CJ's Northside Grille -- brought back to life by Framingham natives Chris Gagen and Jamie Anderson.

Chris and Jamie are both Framingham North High class of 1989 graduates and both worked at Riley's when Joe owned the place

Along with the partners, Chris' brother Sean, some cousins and other family members ...[read more]


Bring The Kids to Petting Zoo in Saxonville

Filed under: Around Town by News Staff at 9:17 pm on June 8, 2011
Worker unloads camel for traveling zoo in Framingham, MA

Take a camel ride! Pet and feed baby animals! Enjoy some family fun at the Pinefield Shopping Center, June 8th through June 12th, 2011.

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Looking for some family fun? The Records & Burpee Traveling Zoo is setup in the Pinefield Shopping Center parking lot and will be here for the rest of the week!

They will be open Thursday, Friday and Saturday June 9, 10 and 11th from 11:00am until approximately 8:00pm, and Sunday June 12th until 5:00pm.

Bring the kids to see, pet and feed baby llamas, pygmy goats,  sheep and other farm animals!

Next to the petting zoo ...[read more]


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