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Framingham Fire and Police Search River for Missing Woman

Filed under: General Interest by Randy Harris at 5:52 pm on September 24, 2011
FFD / FPD missing person water search, September 24, 2011

Framingham Police Sgt. Michael Loughman secures scene as Fire Fighters from Framingham Station 2, Engine 2 prepare launch for missing person water search on Centennial Place. (September 24, 2011)

FRAMINGHAM, MA - At approximately 2:45p.m., Saturday September 24, 2011, members of the Framingham Fire Department, from Engine Company 2, Station 2, (the Watson St. Fire Station), along with Framingham Police search and rescue began a search of the Sudbury River, reportedly looking for Susan Bamvakis, a 50 year old woman had gone missing earlier this week.

On Friday, Framingham Police issued a "Reverse 911" call to area residents asking that they notify police if they spotted Bamvakis who suffers from bi-polar disorder and can not take care of herself.

The call informed residents that Bamvakis was last seen wearing a brightly colored shirt, black stretch pants ...[read more]


Framingham Folks in Natick 4th of July Parade (2011)

Filed under: Arts / Culture by Randy Harris at 10:03 pm on July 4, 2011
Nancy Kelly Dancers from Natick and Framingham pose for a picture before the parade.

Dancers from the Nancy Kelly Dance Studio pose for a picture before the 2011 Natick 4th of July parade.

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Many residents of Framingham got up early this morning to take a short drive over the town line to Natick.

Some got up early just to make sure they had a good spot to watch Natick's Annual 4th of July Parade -- and others to get ready to be in it.

As a town, we should thank our neighbors to the east for putting together a first-class, traditional, all-American Independence Day parade -- and for being unselfish enough to include Framingham performers, musicians, politicians, classic car owners, fire engines as well as parade watchers.

Most of the images below are of people from Framingham, we have many, many more photos and videos of parade participants from ...[read more]


Flag Day in Framingham

Filed under: Around Town by News Staff at 3:11 am on June 12, 2011
American Flag

"Old Glory", the flag of the United States of America.

FRAMINGHAM, MA - In June of 1886, Bernard J. Cigrand, a teacher in Waubeka, Wisconsin, who also was a frequent writer on subjects of U.S. History, patriotism and the American flag proposed the idea of a holiday to celebrate the Flag's Birthday.

The article appeared in a newspaper article titled "The Fourteenth of June".

Although the original intention of Flag Day was to celebrate the adoption of the American flag, (on June 14, 1777), it has become much more of a patriotic holiday, one on which we not only celebrate national pride for the flag, but ...[read more]


Framingham Tree Lighting - Friday Dec. 3, 2010

Filed under: General Interest by Randy Harris at 6:41 pm on November 25, 2010
Framingham Children Wait for Santa on the Steps of Memorial Building (2007)

Guarded by a giant wooden soldier, Framingham children gather at the Memorial Building waiting for Santa and the town tree lighting (2007)

FRAMINGHAM, MA - On Friday, December 3, 2010 the Town of Framingham will hold its 19th ANNUAL HOLIDAY TREE LIGHTING outside of the Memorial Building, (Framigham Town Hall), which is located at 150 Concord St., in Downtown Framingham.

Events start at 6:15pm as people gather in front of Town Hall for holiday music in eager anticipation of Santa's arrival and the lighting of the Town Tree.

Each year Santa Claus flies into an undisclosed Framingham location where he is met by Framingham Fire Fighters. This year they'll help Santa avoid all the road construction and downtown traffic and see that he safely arrives at the Memorial Building by 6:45pm, in time for the tree lighting.

At 7:00 p.m., everyone is invited to come inside Nevins Hall for music by the Framingham Public Schools Elementary and Middle School Band, photos with Santa, hot cocoa, cookies and candy canes.

Video above is from 2007 Framingham Holiday Tree Lighting

The evenings events are sponsored by Town of Framingham, Downtown Solutions, Framingham Rotary Club and The Metrowest Daily News.

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