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Staples Youth Social Entrepreneurship Competition

Filed under: Business by Randy Harris at 1:20 am on June 20, 2010
Staples Youth Social Entrepreneurship Competition

Do you have the next great idea?

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Staples, Inc. and Ashoka, the world's community of leading social entrepreneurs, have launched the fourth annual Staples/Ashoka Youth Social Entrepreneur Competition.

The global competition highlights youth-led organizations focusing on social issues affecting their communities, and is part of Ashoka's Youth Venture, an initiative that identifies and fosters young entrepreneurs all over the world who are creating positive change.

Since 2006, Staples Foundation for Learning, the charitable arm of ...[read more]

Summer 2009 Library Hours

Filed under: General Interest by Deb Cleveland at 8:57 pm on July 27, 2009

FRAMINGHAM, MA - As in summer's past, the Framingham Public Library and the McAuliffe Branch are modifying their hours during July and August.

McAuliffe Library is open Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Fridays 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. and is closed Saturdays and Sundays. NOTE: McAuliffe is never open on Sundays during the school year.

The main library is open Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. until noon. Closed on Sundays until October 4th, 2009.

This is not the first time that the main library has curtailed the Saturday hours during the summer. Some patrons may remember summers when the library closed at 1 p.m. on Saturdays. Usually the main library reopens on Sundays after Labor Day, but due to budget restraints, Saturday hours were reduced and the date for resumption of Sunday afternoon hours was pushed back.

On Friday, August 7th, both libraries will be open from 9 a.m. to 12:3 p.m. They are closing early for staff development. Visit for more info.


Friday Night Summer Concerts a Go

Filed under: Arts / Culture by Deb Cleveland at 8:28 am on May 26, 2006

FRAMINGHAM, MA - The popular summer "Concerts on the Green" on the Centre Common on Edgell Road are now funded due to last minute donations by large and smaller businesses and individuals.

According to Jim Egan, Director of Building Services for the Town of Framingham, who orchestrates the concerts, Whole Foods Markets came forward with a $ 5000 donation, matching one from The Middlesex Savings Bank. Individuals and businesses, including Kathy Foran, of Realty Executives, Mark Galante, of Exit Realty, and, also pledged donations to make this year's series possible.

Adesa-Boston, Bernardi Motor Group, TD BankNorth, MetroWest Daily News made initial contributions, but the recent donations helped Egan meet the $ 20,000 required to fund the program.

The concerts will run from June through the end of August. The first concert is Friday, June 2, featuring the perennial favorite band, Tailspin. Watch for the full schedule on soon.

The Downtown Concerts, on the Common opposite The Fabric Place will be on Thursday nights starting in mid-June. Schedule will also be posted on The shorter Downtown series is funded separately with support from the Framingham Rotary Club.


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