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GeoCaching & LetterBoxing at Callahan State Park

Filed under: Arts / Culture by News Staff at 12:42 am on September 23, 2011
FRAMINGHAM, MA - The Framingham Conservation Commission and Framingham REI are hosting and sponsoring a Geocaching & LetterBoxing event at Callahan State Park  on Saturday, September 24th, 2011. (Enter park at Edmands Rd. entrance to meet up with organizers and other participants. See directions below).

Moving Planet, September 24, 2011
On Saturday, September 24th, 2011, people in 176 countries around the globe will be taking part in Moving Planet events.

Moving Planet is "a day to put our demands for climate action into motion", marching, biking, skating -- calling for the world to move beyond the use of fossil fuels. Moving Planet is sponsored by 350.org

According to the 350.org website, "350 means climate safety" and is based on the concept of reducing the amount of CO2 in Earth's atmosphere from its current 392 parts per million level to below 350 ppm.

As Framingham's part in this global effort, those who arrive for the events at Callahan State Park on foot, by bike, on roller-blades -- or other non-fossil-fuel based transportation will be entered to win coupons, water bottles, an REI Flash 18 Pack, and more!

The GeoCaching event begins at 10:00a.m.  Participants must bring their own cache and GPS units.

According to The Official Global GPS Cache Hunt Site, (www.geocaching.com), "Geocaching is a real-world outdoor treasure hunting game. Players try to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, using GPS-enabled devices and then share their experiences online".

The LetterBoxing hunt begins at 10:00a.m., but participants need to arrive at 9:00a.m. to create logbooks.

According to Letter Boxing North America, (www.letterboxing.org), "LetterBoxing involves reading clues to find small weatherproof boxes hidden in public places (like parks). Each box contains a stamp and a visitor book. When a LetterBoxer finds a box they print that box's stamp on their logbook or game card and then imprint their own personal stamp in the letterbox's visitor book to prove they found the box and to let other letterboxers know who has been there already. Letterboxing combine navigational skills and rubber stamp art in a charming treasure hunt style outdoor quest."

The LetterBoxing event is open to children in grades K-5, (friends and family members may participate).

For the LetterBoxing hunt, participants will attempt to use clues and solve riddles that will help them find where the letterboxes are hidden. Each letterbox will contain stickers, and the child will take one and place it into their logbook as evidence that they've found that box.

(Note, the Framingham LetterBoxing event will use stickers instead of  rubber stamps).

The GeoCaching and LetterBoxing events will end at 2:00p.m.

 

Events will be held RAIN or SHINE! 

Directions: Follow Edgell Road or Water Street to intersection of Edmands/Water/Edgell, (in Nobscot).  Turn onto Edmands Rd. and follow approximately 2 miles, pass Nixon Road (on right) then look for "Callahan State Park" sign and small parking lot on the left.

To register for this event, contact Maeghan Walters, of the Framingham Conservation Commission at (508) 532-5460, or by email to: mnw@framinghamma.gov

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FSU RAMS Volleyball 3-0 Win Over Elms College

Filed under: Schools & Education,Sports by News Staff at 1:07 am on September 22, 2011
Framingham State University RAMS

Framingham State University RAMS

FRAMINGHAM, MA - The Framingham State University volleyball team rolled to a 3-0 win tonight over Elms College in non-conference action this evening at Framingham's Athletic Center. The Rams won in straight sets by scores of 25-12, 25-13 and 25-16. With the win, the Rams improve to 8-5 on the year, while the Blazers slip to 4-7.

The Rams jumped out to a quick 3-0 lead in the first set on a block by junior Jackie Friel and extended the lead to 7-2 on an ace by freshman Kayla Bertrand. The Rams extended their lead to 17-6 before Elms College junior Christina Martin picked up a pair of kills and ...[read more]


Framingam State Women's Soccer Defeats Wheelock

Filed under: Sports by News Staff at 6:51 pm on September 20, 2011
Framingham State University RAMS

Framingham State University, home of the RAMS!

FRAMINGHAM, MA - FSU Junior Taylor Ezold (Westfield, MA) tallied a pair of goals and classmate Hannah Jerdee (Marlborough, MA) picked up a goal and a pair of assists to lead the Framingham State University women's soccer team to a 9-0 victory today over Wheelock College at Maple Street Field.

With the win, the Rams even their season record at 3-3, while the Wildcats fall to 0-4 with the loss.

Sophomore midfielder Kayla Austin (Winchester, MA) scored the game-winner just under four minutes into the game as she collected a rebound at the twenty and sent a high shot on net that ...[read more]


FREE Nature Activities at Cochituate State Park for Month of August 2011

Filed under: General Interest by Randy Harris at 3:52 pm on August 16, 2011
Cochituate State Park

There's lots to do at Cochituate State Park!

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Between the towns of Natick, Wayland and Framingham, MA, Lake Cochituate offer many recreational summer activities including swimming, boating and fishing.

Many locals may not realize that just a few hundred yards east of the Framingham/Natick town line, (on Rt. 30), the beach, picnic area, boat launch, snack bar and canoe/kayak rental shop are in Cochituate State Park, (which is operated by the MA Dept. of Conservation and Recreation).

Below is a list of fun, educational FREE summer activities for kids and families available at the park during the month of August 2011, (Tuesdays-Saturdays).

Most of the activities have a different theme each week, so ...[read more]


FREE Kids Nature Activities at Cochituate State Park

Filed under: General Interest by News Staff at 11:57 pm on July 17, 2011
Cochituate State Park

There's lots to do at Cochituate State Park!

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Between the towns of Framingham, Wayland and Natick, MA, Lake Cochituate offer many recreational summer activities including swimming, boating and fishing.

Many locals may not realize that just a few hundred yards east of the Framingham/Natick town line, (on Rt. 30), the beach, picnic area, boat launch, snack bar and canoe rental shop are in "Cochituate State Park", which is part of the Massachusetts State Park system and operated by the MA Dept. of Conservation and Recreation.

Throughout the months of July and August, (Tuesdays-Saturdays), the park provides fun, educational, and FREE summer activities for kids and families!

Most of the activities have a different theme each week, so ...[read more]


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