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2nd Annual Lager Cask Fundraiser to benefit One Mission at The Tavern

Filed under: Around Town by News Staff at 3:21 pm on May 23, 2013
The Tavern, Framingham, MA

The Tavern in Downtown Framingham will host a fundraiser to support "One Mission", a MA based pediatric cancer charity.

FRAMINGHAM, MA - During the 2013 Memorial Day Weekend, on Friday May 24th and Saturday May 25th, The Tavern in Downtown Framingham will be hosting the 2nd Annual Lager Cask Fundraiser (Party!!!) to benefit One Mission.

"One Mission" is a Massachusetts based charity and serves the needs of pediatric cancer patients and their families living in the greater New England area.

There will be 24 lager casks available, and tickets are being sold each of the (3) two and a half hour "sessions".

Tickets are $10 ahead of time or ...[read more]

Bourne National Cemetery Visit

Filed under: General Interest by News Staff at 3:27 pm on May 1, 2010
PHOTO - Bourne National Cemetery

Massachusetts National Cemetery located in Bourne, adjacent to Otis Air Force Base. (Photo credit: U.S. Veterans Administration)

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Sponsored by Framingham Lodge 1264 B.P.O., ELKS, a Veterans Tribute including a bus trip visit to the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne followed by a barbeque at the Elks Lodge is planned for Sunday, May 30, 2010, (the day before Memorial Day).

A single Deluxe Ritchie Bus is reserved for the day, with seating for only 55 people. Reservations are on a first come - first served basis.  The cost is only $20 and includes; bus trip, box lunch and a barbeque at the Elk's Lodge upon return from the Cape.

Trip Schedule: (Sunday, May 30, 2010)

  • 10:15 am - Bus leaves - ELKS Parking Lot, 450 Union Ave., Framingham
  • 1:00 pm - Memorial Day Ceremony
  • 4:00 pm - Return for Lodge Barbeque

The Veterans Tribute is open to all veterans, friends and the general public.

To make reservations: Send a check for $20 made payable to "Framingham Lodge No.1264 B.P.O. ELKS", and mail to P.O. BOX 4747, Framingham MA 01704.  RSVP w/check deadline is May 27, 2010.

The day promises to be a truly patriotic event with the Maritime Band, a wreath placement ceremony and other Memorial Day events.  Bring a camera!

For additional information, contact  John at (508) 397-9065.


Framingham Memorial Day Services

Filed under: General Interest by Deb Cleveland at 6:28 pm on May 28, 2005

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Town of Framingham, Framingham Veteran's Council has announced the following schedule of events for Memorial Day 2005;

Memorial Day Services Schedule - Monday May 30, 2005

7:30 A.M. Assemble - Rear of Memorial Building

8:00 A.M.. Leave by car/bus

8:15 A.M. St. Tarcisius Cemetery, Winthrop Street

8:35 A.M. Cushing Memorial Chapel (Veteran Council Presentation)

8:40 A.M 9-11 Memorial (Veterans' Council Presentation)

8:50 A.M. Old Burial Ground, Main Street (VFW Post #10313)

9:00 A.M. Edgell Grove Cemetery, Grove Street (JWV Post #157)

9:15A.M. St. Stephen's Cemetery, Fenwick Street (American Legion Post #256)

9:30A.M. St. George's Cemetery, Cherry Street (VFW #929)

9:45A.M. Edward's Cemetery, Edwards Street (American Legion Post #74)

10:00 A.M. Coffee Break, Edwards Church

10:30 A.M. Athenaeum Hall (Veterans Council Presentation)

10:45 A.M. Veterans' Park, Concord Street (V.V.A.)

At each location the service will include:

  • Prayer by Unit Chaplain
  • Placing of Wreath
  • Salute to the Deceased (Firing Squad/Taps)
  • Parade Marshall in-Charge


Veterans' Service Officer: Tom Davitt

Program Chairman: Mal Schulze, President, Veterans' Council

Presentation of Colours: Framingham Veterans' Council

National Anthem: Mary Beth Freeman

Invocation: Rev Debbie Clark, Edwards Church

Greetings: Board of Selectmen

Greetings: State Senator: Karen Spilka

State Representative: Thomas Sanacandro State Representative: Debby Blumer

Dedication Service: Formal Dedication of Rotunda

Ribbon Cutting/Floral Presentation

Guest Speaker: Capt Mark Spear, US Army Recruiting Center

Salute: Placing of the wreath in Rotunda

Benediction: Rev Debbie Clark, Edwards Church

Retirement of colours: Framingham Veterans' Council

Officer of the Day: Abbey Anderson


Flag Replacement Volunteers Needed

Filed under: General Interest by Deb Cleveland at 11:39 pm on May 9, 2005

FRAMINGHAM, MA -- Framingham Veterans are looking for volunteers to help distribute and place 4,000 American flags in seven Framingham cemeteries.

Tom Davitt, Veterans Service Officer, 508-620-4842; and Nick Paganella, Veterans Council, 508-872-5895, are inviting volunteers to call them. Davit and Paganella are organizing the replacement of worn flags at the gravesides of all who served in the armed forces by Memorial Day. They hope parents may sign up for the project with their children as a patriotic learning activity.


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