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Golf Tournament to Support College Scholarships & Framingham Youth Hockey Oct. 27th

Filed under: Sports,Uncategorized by News Staff at 2:00 pm on October 8, 2014
Charter Oak Country Club, Hudson, MA

Golf Tournament will be held at Charter Oak Country Club, Hudson, MA on Monday, October 27th, 2014.

FRAMINGHAM, MA - As the Boston Bruins drop the puck on a new season, Framingham Youth Hockey is preparing for its 20th Annual Golf Outing. The Tournament is Monday, October 27th at the Charter Oak Country Club in Hudson and features the opportunity for golfers to play on one of the most sought after courses in Massachusetts, a buffet dinner and live and silent auctions.

Local Golf Tournament Raises College Scholarship Dollars; Helps Defray Costs to Allow More Youths to Play Hockey

The proceeds of the golf tournament are used to award up to five scholarships to High School seniors who will be attending college or prep school in the coming year and have played as members of the Framingham Youth Hockey Program for at least three seasons.  Dollars raised also go towards deferring the cost of playing hockey for Framingham Jr. Flyers players.

"Families are struggling with the increasing costs of college – this is one small way we can give back to the community and help out children and their families," said Bob Lewis, President of Framingham Youth Hockey.  "Hockey can be an expensive sport – equipment and ice time.  We don't want kids that want to play this exciting sport unable to do so because of the cost.  The dollars raised from this event are pumped right back into defraying the cost of ice time and making it easier for families to afford."

To date, more than 50 college scholarships have been awarded.  More than 500 boys and girls are a part of Framingham Youth Hockey.  "Hockey is a sport that teaches commitment, sportsmanship, being a team player – these are lessons that last a lifetime and the more kids that have that opportunity the better off we are as a community," added Lewis.

For those interested in playing, the cost is $185 per player which includes lunch, golf, golf cart and dinner.  Dinner only tickets are available for $50 per person. To purchase tickets or submit questions please contact Scott Penrod, Don Trischitta or Dianne Tersoni at


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Overcoming Food Allergies

Filed under: Health & Fitness by News Staff at 9:39 pm on March 26, 2010

Twelve-year-old Brett Nasuti's multiple severe food allergies have brought him unexpected fame in recent months. He is the first person to successfully complete a treatment that appears to have eliminated the threat of dangerous reactions that he and his family have ...[read more]

Residents Asked to Nominate Favorite Massachusetts Places

Filed under: General Interest by News Staff at 8:01 pm on February 11, 2010

New program gives each community a chance to spotlight its special places

FRAMINGHAM, MA - "1,000 Great Places in Massachusetts" is a new cultural tourism program that celebrates what is unique about our state, its communities, and its people, and also to stimulate cultural tourism. The program seeks to increase visitation to the state's wide range of exceptional historic sites, cultural venues, and natural landscapes.

Nominations will be considered for a final list of 1,000 Great Places in Massachusetts to be announced in May.

"Framingham is full of special historic sites, cultural landmarks, and natural landscapes", said Representative Pam Richardson. "I hope residents of Framingham will take advantage of this opportunity to highlight these places, and tell their stories about why these places deserve to be included on the list."

The Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism (MOTT) has established a website to accept nominations from the public:
All Great Places that are nominated must be open and available to the public. Only one nomination per person will be accepted. The nomination period will close April 1, 2010. The Commission will meet later that month to draw up a final list of 1,000 Great Places in Massachusetts, which will be announced in May.

The 1,000 Great Places Commission was created by the Legislature in 2009. It is chaired by Eric Turkington of Falmouth, a former state representative and first House Chair of the Joint Committee onTourism, Arts, and Cultural Development.

Antiques Roadshow Premiers 10th Season on Monday Night

Filed under: Around Town by Deb Cleveland at 9:39 pm on January 8, 2006

FRAMINGHAM, MA - PBS’s Antiques Roadshow begins its tenth season on Monday night, January 9 with new host Mark L. Walberg. This show, which revolutionized the way TV viewers felt about antiques, history, and the experts who love them, had its beginnings in Concord, and Bolton, Massachusetts. It has made some local experts household names.

In 1992, a pilot, loosely based upon the original Antiques Roadshow produced in England, was filmed at the Skinner auction gallery in Bolton, Mass. Monty Hall, well-known game show personality, and antiques collector, was the host, and ”The Great American Treasure Hunt” the working title. Over 700 people showed up. The pilot was shopped as a commercial program, but had no takers.

Then WGBH-TV, Channel 2, Boston became interested in the program, a sponsor was found, and five top auction houses, including Skinner, Inc., committed to collaborating on the venture.

On June 1, 1996, Concord again made history as the site of the inaugural filming of the first stop of the roadshow. Hundreds of New Englanders toting family heirlooms and what-its converged on the Concord Armory. Awaiting them inside was the unprecedented gathering of the top experts from the antiques world and a PBS TV crew to record the proceedings. The turnout was small enough that people were encouraged to run home and bring in more items. Not so small that several treasures were uncovered, as well as a lesson from the Keno brothers in how much the value decreases when you refinish an early piece of furniture.

Since that day, many appraisers from Skinner, including ceramic and pottery expert Stuart Slavid, of Framingham, and doll specialist Dorothy McGonagle, of Sudbury, have been a part of the Antiques Roadshow phenomenon. Gary Sohmers, of Framingham’s WexRex pop culture fame, pops up frequently on the show and is featured on some of the web videos on the Antiques Roadshow section of the WGBH website.

Check the Roadshow web pages for a timeline and highlights of the show’s ten year run as well as information about this year’s season and where the show will travel this summer.


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