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Boston 3-Day for the Cure Starts at Farm Pond in Framingham, Friday July 22, 2011

Filed under: Health & Fitness by Randy Harris at 12:36 am on July 11, 2011
Dr. Sheri Phillips, Cancer Survivor in (2010) 3-day Walk for the Cure

Dr. Sheri Phillips, National Spokesperson for the ''3-Day for the Cure'' organization, shown here during a 2010 walk.

FRAMINGHAM, MA- The Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure is a 60-mile walk to fund breast cancer research and support local community education, screening and treatment programs.

This year (2011) the Boston 3-Day is July 22nd, 23rd and 24th, and the Opening Ceremony and starting point for the Boston walk is again at Farm Pond in Framingham!

The Boston 3-Day begins Friday morning, July 22, 2011.  Crew members should arrive at 4:00 a.m., walkers should arrive between 5:00 a.m. - 6:00 a.m., and the Opening Ceremony, which begins with community stretching is at 6:30 a.m.

I had a chance to speak with Dr. Sheri Phillips, this year's National Spokesperson for the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure organization.

At the start of the interview, I said "I'll ask some questions, and if any are too personal, or you prefer not to answer, or want me to leave anything out -- let me know."

Sheri, the Homewood, Illinois mother of two teenage daughters, and a practicing physician for the past 18 years who is now a 2-year survivor of breast cancer said, "None of it is too personal.  Information is power. It's important to get as much information as possible out to others and raise awareness not only with those who ...[read more]


Flag Day in Framingham

Filed under: Around Town by News Staff at 3:11 am on June 12, 2011
American Flag

"Old Glory", the flag of the United States of America.

FRAMINGHAM, MA - In June of 1886, Bernard J. Cigrand, a teacher in Waubeka, Wisconsin, who also was a frequent writer on subjects of U.S. History, patriotism and the American flag proposed the idea of a holiday to celebrate the Flag's Birthday.

The article appeared in a newspaper article titled "The Fourteenth of June".

Although the original intention of Flag Day was to celebrate the adoption of the American flag, (on June 14, 1777), it has become much more of a patriotic holiday, one on which we not only celebrate national pride for the flag, but ...[read more]


Framingham Streets: What's in a Name?

Filed under: General Interest by Deb Cleveland at 1:45 pm on January 16, 2006

FRAMINGHAM,MA - The Framingham Historical Society & Museum, (FHSM), invites the public to come and find out how streets in Framingham were named. The program Street Smarts, "What's in a name?", will unlock the mysteries of street naming in Framingham on Sunday, January 22, at 2 p.m. at the Edgell Memorial Library.

Ed Convery, former Framingham teacher and principal and former President of FHSM will particularly explore the history of the Musterfield and how the streets were named. He will answer questions such as: whose field was this, what is the meaning of muster, what is an arsenal, and why were the streets named after WWII battles.

In conjunction with the program, several retired green and white street signs will be available for purchase for only $10 each in the Edgell Memorial Library gift shop.

All welcome and refreshments will be served.

Snow date is Sunday, January 29th.

For further information call 508-872-3780.

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Concord Violinist to Perform at MWICA

Filed under: Arts / Culture by Deb Cleveland at 9:45 pm on November 8, 2005

FRAMINGHAM, MA - MetroWest International Concerts Association will hold its 2nd of four concerts on Sunday November 20, at 4:00 pm at Nevins Hall in downtown Framingham. Stephen Shey, a native of Concord has performed in the Philippines, Sweden, and the US. He was the sole performing artist at the WWII memorial Dedication of the Philippine Pillar. While a student at Lexington Christian Academy Stephen initiated and performed in a fundraising concert to benefit the Academy held at the Museum of Our National Heritage in Lexington.

Tickets for this concert are $20. at the door. Students accompanied by an adult will be admitted free.

For more information about the MWICA and this concert please call Ruth August 508 879-1612 or Lou Schorr 781-642-8825.

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WWII Wives, Mothers, Veterans Honored

Filed under: General Interest by Deb Cleveland at 4:27 pm on September 15, 2005

FRAMINGHAM, MA - The Framingham Veterans Council presents Remembrance/ Commemoration of the 60th Anniversary of the Formal Surrender Ending WW II and Gold Star Wives /Mothers Day on Sunday September 25, 2005 at 2p.m. at The Restored WW II / Korea Cushing Memorial Chapel, 60 Dudley Rd., Framingham.

All WW II Veterans and Gold Star Wives/ Mothers are honored as special guests. Brief interviews with them will be the main focus from their benches in the one hour ceremony. A collation will follow at nearby Keefe Technical School. The Framingham Veterans Council takes pride in their reputation of presenting a well planned event and your presence would be welcomed!

Mal Schulze, President: (508) 788-5125

Tom Davitt, Framingham Veterans Agent: (508) 620-4842

Nick Paganella, Chairman: (508) 872- 5895

email antrim@rcn.com for directions

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