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Metrowest Colonials Semi-Pro Football

Filed under: General Interest by Randy Harris at 5:26 pm on May 31, 2010

[PHOTO] Metrowest Colonial, semi-pro football league.

Nick Ferrera, Quarterback for the Metrowest Colonials on the gridiron.

FRAMINGHAM, MA - The Metrowest Colonials, a Framingham based semi-pro football team is scheduled to play the first three games of it's season at Framingham State College's football stadium on July 17, 24 and 31, 2010. Adult tickets are $6.00, Teens 13-18 and Seniors are $3.00, and kids 12 and under are free.

The "double-A" team, which is owned and managed by Framingham resident Mario Alvarez is affiliated with the NEFL, (New England Football League), the largest semi-pro league in the country. The NEFL is also the only league that is sanctioned by the NCAA, (National Collegiate Athletic Association).

Alvarez explained that the NEFL, which was started in 1994 with just four teams now runs three divisions, (A, Double-A, and Triple-A), and has forty-three teams.

The league serves as a regional alternative for players who either do not attend college or attend a school which doesn't have a football team. The NEFL which has seen expansion nearly every year since it's inception now organizes what is referred to as "NEFL2", a developmental league which provides new ...[read more]

Framingham State Student Films in International Festival

Filed under: Arts / Culture,Schools & Education by Deb Cleveland at 5:31 pm on March 2, 2009

FRAMINGHAM,MA -- The Framingham State College Communication Arts Department is proud to announce that two student films have been named official selections at the Bare Bones International Film Festival in Muskogee, Oklahoma.

The films were created with the mentorship and expertise of Framingham State College's Assistant Professor James Bock in a required Visual Media Production Course: COMM 280 Introduction to Film Production.

The first film is entitled “Walkin’ Like Wine” (directed by Geoffrey Filetti, written by Joe “Safety” DeRosa, director of photography Derek Gannon, edited by Thomas Sanderson and produced by Matthew Tulipano). The second film is entitled “Spare Change" (directed by Jessica Camp, written by Eric Cavolowsky, director of photography Justin Andrews, edited by Sarah Maguire and produced by Dennis Staires).

The film festival will begin on April 16, 2009, and conclude with the awards ceremony on April 26, 2009.


Global Warming "Town Meeting" at Framingham State College

Filed under: Public Meetings by Deb Cleveland at 11:41 am on April 24, 2007

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Framingham State College Professor Lisa Eck invites all interested members of the community to attend and participate in a Town Meeting on Global Warming that will take place Monday, April 30th, 2007 at 7 pm in the Athletic Center on the FSC campus.

You've seen the Documentary, " An Inconvenient Truth", What Next ?

Framingham State College invites all interested members of the community to participate in our campus wide initiative to educate ourselves on global warming, with an eye towards informed action. The Town meeting will be run as a question and answer session with Climate Activists Keith Bergman and Donna Kramer Merritt of the Climate Project and members of the FSC faculty - from Biology, Geography, Sociology and Philosophy.

Everyone is welcome to attend.

For more information, email Dr. Lisa Eck at


Video & Framingham State Honor Christa McAuliffe

Filed under: Schools & Education by Deb Cleveland at 3:16 pm on November 18, 2005

FRAMINGHAM, MA - The Christa McAuliffe Center, in collaboration with Framingham State College, will sponsor events during the week of January 23 to mark the twentieth anniversary of the Challenger accident, which occurred January 28, 1986. Among the scheduled activities will be screenings of the documentary Christa McAuliffe: Reach for the Stars, by independent filmmakers Renee Sotile and Mary Jo Godges. The film is narrated by Susan Sarandon and features the ballad "You're Where I Go" by Carly Simon.

Former astronaut Buzz Aldrin says the film is "a compelling and honest account of Challenger 51L's 'Teacher in Space' mission. A portrait of a courageous young teacher whose enthusiasm for education and optimism in the future of America's young people came to express the driving force behind the space program itself - our passionate belief in a boundless future. An inspiring tribute to a true American hero".

Christa Corrigan McAuliffe, a Framingham local and FSC graduate, Class of 1970, was a social studies teacher in Concord, New Hampshire when she was selected from thousands of applicants to be NASA's first civilian astronaut. Her mission was to make space exploration come alive for millions of school children across America.

The documentary examines Christa's personal journey as a fledging astronaut. The producers worked closely with Christa McAuliffe's mother, Grace Corrigan, and other members of her family, gaining access to exclusive family photos and home movies. Together the material paints a new and more intimate portrait of Christa's public and private life.

For more information on the screenings and other activities to mark this anniversary, please contact the Challenger Learning Center at 508-626-4050, or visit:


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