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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]


Framingham Dairy Farm Open House

Filed under: Around Town by News Staff at 1:40 pm on November 12, 2010
Eastleigh Farm, Framingham, MA - milk bottles

Visit a traditional New England Dairy Farm in Framingham this weekend!

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Eastleigh Farm is again offering families the chance to see a real working dairy farm in action.

Farmer Doug Stephan is inviting people to visit the farm this weekend, Nov. 13 & 14, 2010, from noon to dark to see cows being milked, take a hay ride around the farm, "meet the cows" and have some family fun.

Be sure to stop by and sample some locally produced milk, (flavored and unflavored), warm apple cider and ice cream with hot toppings -- all served with plenty of  "bovine hospitality".

Eastleigh Farm is one of the few working farms left in the area, and the only one in Framingham licensed to sell raw milk.

Eastleigh Farm is located at 1062 Edmands Road, Framingham, MA 01701, (turn onto Edmands at the intersection of Edgell Rd. in Nobscot).

For more info, contact Doug Stephan, (EastleighFarm@gmail.com), or call (508) 877-1753 or visit their website at: www.Eastleighfarm.com

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Halloween in Framingham 2010

Filed under: General Interest by Randy Harris at 2:22 am on October 22, 2010
halloween scene

Oct. 30th -- Rediscover Pinefield Shopping Center and join in the fun with a children's costume parade, crafts (at McAuliffe Library), a Classic Car and Antique Truck Show, safe store-to-store Trick or Treating and more! (Event sponsored by Robinson's Hardware and other Pinefield merchants).

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Below is a list of just some of the Halloween activities taking in place in Framingham during the week leading up to Halloween ..but first, a little history about the origin of this wickedly fun holiday.

It's been a couple thousand years since the ancient Celtic people celebrated Samhain, a holiday occurring on the last day of October which marked the end of summer and time for harvest -- a time when the Celts believed the line between the living and the dead grew thin and spirits of the dead could return to Earth, (as ghosts).   The Celts would dress in costumes and light bonfires as part of the rituals.

Conquered by the Romans, the Celtic harvest rituals were combined with two Roman holidays, Feralia, (a day to commemorate the dead), and Pomona, (a day to honor the godess of fruit and trees). As Christianity became more widespread, All Saints Day, (called "Alholowmesse" in early English), was celebrated on November 1st to honor Roman Catholic Saints and martyrs, and "All Souls (Day)", to honor all departed souls was celebrated on November 2nd.

Eventually Alholowmesse become known as "All-hallows (Day)".  Since the Celtic holiday of Samhain was celebrated the night before, it became ...[read more]


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