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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]


Fun, Food & Friendly Farmers in Framingham

Filed under: Around Town by News Staff at 8:05 am on August 5, 2011

FRAMINGHAM, MA - The Framingham Farmer's Market is more than just a place to pick up some fresh produce, (although there is plenty to choose from), it's a community event. You could just grab a few farm-fresh groceries and jump back in your car -- but you'd be missing most of the fun.

Twin brothers Will and Miles do a free craft project with Jackie Menino, Market Manager at the Framingham Farmer's Market.

Twin brothers Will and Miles do a free craft project with Jackie Meninno, Market Manager at the Framingham Farmer's Market on Thursday, August 4, 2011.

Each week, Market Manager Jackie Meninno has a different free craft project for kids to do.  This week twin brothers Will & Miles stopped by the ...[read more]


New England Wildflower Society Photo Contest

Filed under: Home & Garden by Randy Harris at 5:24 am on July 1, 2011
Wildflowers book by William Cullina, (New England Wildflower Society)

N.E.W.F.S. Photo Contest - Prize for adult winners will include signed copy of the book ''Wildflowers'' by William Cullina

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Do you enjoy taking photos of plants and flowers in their natural habitat?

The New England Wildflower Society, ("NEWFS"), which operates the "Garden in the Woods" on Hemenway Road is sponsoring a photo contest!

The photograph may be from any season, but the photo must have been shot between April 15, 2011 and October 31, 2011, (October 31st is the deadline for submissions).

Prizes will be awarded for photos in several categories including:

  • single plants
  • groups of plants
  • polinators
  • "scenes" - did you capture a breath-taking scene in the Garden? Submit it! (Note: photos may not have any people in them.)

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]


Pinefield Goes to the Dogs

Filed under: General Interest by News Staff at 1:44 am on June 14, 2011
K9 outfitted with vest by MA Vest-a-Dog

K9 outfitted with bullet proof vest from Massachusetts Vest-a-Dog (photo by Christian Kozowyk)

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Once again, Robinson's Hardware and the merchants of the Pinefield Shopping Center in Saxonville are hosting and a family fun (and dog friendly) event for a good cause.

On Saturday June 18, 2011 from 10:00AM 'til 2:00PM,the shopping center merchants are raising money in support of the Massachusetts Vest-a-Dog organization which raises money to purchase bullet proof vests for K-9 officers ...[read more]


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