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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]

Special Town Meeting Called for January

Filed under: Politics by News Staff at 1:07 pm on December 23, 2010

FRAMINGHAM, MA - The town of Framingham will hold a Special Town Meeting, Wednesday January 12, 2011 for the purpose of voting on the following (4) Articles:

Article #1 asks Town Meeting to vote to allow the transfer of handicap parking receipts to the Disability Commission. The article is sponsored by Town's Chief Financial Officer, (CFO).

Article #2 asks Town Meeting to vote to appropriate $1,020,000 for window and door replacement at the Mary E. Stapelton School.  According the the materials provided, the Town would pay $431,562 and  would obtain the $588,438 balance needed in a grant from MSBA for the balance. This article was sponsored by School Committee.

Article #3 asks Town Meeting to approve a preliminary design for a new McAuliffe Library. This article is related to the next, Article #4,  which asks Town Meeting to authorize the Board of Selectmen to acquire 5 parcels of land next to and behind Nobscot Shopping Center on Water Street for a new library at a cost of $739,800. These two articles, (#3 and #4), are sponsored by the Framingham Library Trustees.

The Special Town Meeting will commence at 7:30PM, Wednesday, January 12, 2010 in Nevins Hall.

Prior to the Special Town Meeting, at  7:15PM the Town Clerk will hold precinct meetings to fill vacancies.

The January 12, 2011 Special Town Meeting Warrant and accompanying background information can be downloaded from the Town website at:


Pinefield's 6th Annual Jingle Bell Day

Filed under: Business,General Interest by Randy Harris at 2:39 am on November 30, 2010
Jingle Bell Days at Robinsons Hardware

Jingle Bell Days are here again!

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Be sure to make your way down to Saxonville on December 4, 2010 from 11:00am - 4:00pm for the 6th Annual "Jingle Bell Days".

For the past five years, Jeff Underwood of Robinson's Hardware has pulled together the other merchants at Pinefield Shopping Plaza, (along with a few 2-legged and 4-legged special guests) for "Jingle Bell Days".

This year Toys for Tots are being collected for the Marine Corps., Please Bring a Toy to Donate!

Here's some of what's scheduled for this year: ...[read more]

Petting Zoo, Camel Rides and More in Pinefield

Filed under: General Interest by Randy Harris at 4:48 pm on June 7, 2010
PHOTO - camel from Records & Burpee Traveling Zoo.

Traveling Zoo at Pinefield Shopping Center, June 9th through 13th, 2010.

FRAMINGHAM, MA - If you head down to Pinefield Shopping Center this week you might find a camel or kangaroo in your usual parking spot.

Once again, Records & Burpee Traveling Zoo will be set up in the parking lot directly across from the McAullife Branch Library June 9 - 13, 2010 from 11:00am until approximately 9:00pm.

The kids petting zoo, camel rides, pony rides, moonwalk rides and carnival foods concessions, (cotton candy, carmel apples, fried dough and more), are always a popular end of the school year treat for families with young kids.

The Traveling Zoo, named for owners Larry Records and Alexandra Burpee usually arrive with ...[read more]

Luau at the Lake - September 12, 2009

Filed under: Around Town by News Staff at 4:22 pm on September 30, 2009

FRAMINGHAM, MA -- The Friends of Saxonville invite the greater Framingham Community to the 10th annual Discover Saxonville event. Each year The Friends focus on a feature of Saxonville that makes Saxonville special and unique. This year we highlight Lake Cochituate at Saxonville Beach with a "Luau at the Lake" on Saturday September 12th from 3PM to 6:30 PM.

The beach is located on Lake Road, just off Old Connecticut Path, in Saxonville with plenty of parking.

The event begins at 3:00PM with refreshments, games, fun contests and prizes. The Luau starts at 4:30PM with a mix of Polynesian and Southern Barbeque cuisine provided by Firefly's Bodacious BBQ and the Three Gorges restaurants plus a colorful and festive dessert by Culinary Artworks.

Live music from the George Ede Trio (of Liberty Music fame) offers a delightfully unique Hawaiian-Country sound.

Discovering Saxonville with a Luau-at-the-Lake is a fun finish to the summer for the entire family. And all of that for $15 per person, kids 12 and under, free.

To reserve a spot send a check to the Friends of Saxonville, Box 3236, Framingham, MA 01705. For more information call John at (508) 877—6771, or visit

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