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Free Flu Clinics for Framingham Residents

Filed under: Health & Fitness by News Staff at 5:46 pm on October 25, 2013

Framingham Public HealthFRAMINGHAM, MA - The Framingham Health Department will be offering influenza (FLU) vaccine to Framingham residents. Flu shots and flu mist will be available. There is no charge for vaccination, but please remember to bring your health insurance and/or Medicare card with you.

FLU Clinics will be held at the following locations, on the following dates:

  • At the McCarthy School, 8 Flagg Drive, Saturday October 26th, 2013 from 10:00am until 2:00pm for residents ages 6 months and up.

2nd Annual Ride for Food - Sept. 15th, 2013

Filed under: Health & Fitness,Sports by News Staff at 6:46 am on August 19, 2013
2nd Annual Ride for Food - Sunday September 15, 2013

2nd Annual Ride for Food, Sunday September 15th, 2013

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Before Framingham had the Pearl St. Cupboard & Cafe, (a food pantry which opened in the former DMV Office in Downtown Framingham), many hungry Framingham residents already had a place to turn -- literally...

Even today, Joanne Barry, Executive Director of "A Place To Turn", an emergency food pantry in Natick tells us, "our food pantry serves those in need in Metrowest, with close to 70% being Framingham residents."

Barry is reaching out to those in Framingham to participate in the 2nd Annual Ride for Food-- a bike ride to help raise money for ...[read more]


FREE Lunch, (Kids 18 and Under)

Filed under: Health & Fitness by News Staff at 11:02 pm on June 29, 2013
United Way of Tri-County

United Way of Tri-County

FRAMINGHAM, MA - With school out, some kids are left wondering what to do for lunch.

In cooperation with the USDA Summer Food Service Program, The United Way of Tri-County will be providing free lunches to children throughout summer vacation.

Starting on Monday, July 1st, lunch will be served at Pearl Street Cupboard and Cafe from 11:30 to 12:30. The program will be available Monday through Friday until August 23rd.  Any child ...[read more]


2013 Boston Marathon Photos

Filed under: Health & Fitness by News Staff at 7:04 pm on April 15, 2013

FRAMINGHAM, MA - April 15th has more meaning than "tax day" when it falls on the third Monday in the month of April. "That Monday" has been marked on calendar since 1897 as the day of the running on Boston Marathon.

Thanks to Framingham photographer Wayne Dion, who worked from an aerial position, we've got a birds-eye view of the marathon as runners make their way through Downtown Framingham ---

 

...[read more]


Food Pantry Opens in Former RMV Building

Filed under: Health & Fitness by News Staff at 12:01 am on January 9, 2012
Pearl Street Cupboard & Cafe

Pearl Street Cupboard & Cafe, 10 Pearl Street, Downtown Framingham.

FRAMINGHAM, MA - After months of stalled permitting, the Pearl Street Cupboard & Cafe is slated to open this week in the former Registry of Motor Vehicles, (RMV), building at 10 Pearl Street in Downtown Framingham.

Operated by the United Way of Tri-County, the primary function will be to serve as a food pantry which will provide a week's worth of food, (once a month), to those in need.

In addition to the food pantry operation, the facility will will house a "Clothing Corner" and "Book Nook" which will provide donated [gently used] childrens' clothing and books to parents and caregivers who need those items.

Volunteers are needed to staff the pantry, and donations of ...[read more]


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