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January 17, 2006 (12:33 pm EST)
Filed under: Health & Fitness by News Staff

FRAMINGHAM, MA - The Framingham Board of Health announces their last flu clinic of the season tonight, Monday, January 9th, from 5 - 8 p.m. at Nevins Hall, Memorial Building, Concord St.

This flu clinic is open to all Massachusetts residents including children ages 9 years and up. There will be a $ 10 fee, (cash), for out of town residents. People 65 years of age and over should bring their Medicare B card.


FHS Drama Club Presents "The Crucible"

October 25, 2005 (10:35 pm EST)
Filed under: Schools & Education by Deb Cleveland

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Next weekend, the Framingham High School Drama Company will present Arthur Miller’s The Crucible. The show opens November 3rd at Walsh Middle School and there will be performances at 7:30pm on the 3rd, 4th and 5th. Tickets can be reserved by calling 508-620-4963 ext. 1605 and will be eight dollars.

The Crucible marks the first production of the Drama Company’s 2005-2006 season. They will follow up with Tales of Trickery, this year’s entry into the Massachusetts High School Drama Guild Festival and a spring musical that will be announced shortly.

With over one hundred members, the Drama Company contributes a large presence to the High School and the Framingham community. In addition to staging three main-stage productions, as well as many smaller scale performances, concerts and showcases, the Drama Company focuses much of its efforts on community outreach within the other arts departments of the Framingham School system. This year the Drama Company has many students interning at the middle and elementary schools to assist with their shows and help build their programs.

The widespread interest of the Drama Company has contributed to its growing success over the last four years. With over 80 students auditioning for The Crucible and many more involved with technical aspects, it will reflect the hard work and dedication of all involved. Director, Donna Wresinski, has stated that this is the most challenging piece she has attempted to bring to life during her time at Framingham. But with the help of her many talented actors and student set, costume, lighting and props designers, the show will prove to be worth the risk.

We hope you will join the Drama Club for an enjoyable evening at the theater! November 3rd, 4th and 5th, 2005, 7:30 PM at Walsh Middle School.


Raffle to Benefit Muscular Dystrophy Association

August 22, 2005 (4:50 pm EST)
Filed under: General Interest by Deb Cleveland

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Robinsons Ace Hardware in Pinefield Shopping Center, Framingham is sponsoring a raffle to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA).

Tickets are now available in the store until Wednesday at 5 p.m. Tickets are $ 1 each or 6 for $5.

Prizes include: A pair of passes to Six Flags over New England courtesy of, A pair of passes to Davis' Megamaze in Sterling, Mass. courtesy of, and an Ace barrel of Ace products courtesy of Robinsons Ace Hardware.

In addition to the raffle, Robinsons Ace Hardware is also collecting donations for MDA.

Robinsons Manager Jeff Underwood has agreed to be part of the area MDA "Jail and Bail" fundraiser.

Store hours are: Mon - Wed, 8 - 6, Thurs - Fri 8 - 7, Sat. 8 - 5.

Help Jeff get out of "jail" with your donation.


Downtown Concerts on the Common Begin Thursday Night

June 14, 2005 (8:47 pm EST)
Filed under: Arts / Culture by News Staff

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Downtown Solutions presents the Thursday evening concert series beginning Thursday, June 16th, at 5:30 p.m.

Kick-Off Concert starts at 5:30 p.m.

The Kick-Off Concert features youth bands Contagion, Golf Cart Mechanics, Amenityville High and Double Excel and is sponsored by the Framingham Coalition and The Skate Park Club.

Bring your blanket and chairs and enjoy music, fun, Mix 98.5 Giveaways, balloons from, and free giveaways.

The Downtown Common is located on Concord St. (Rt. 126) opposite the Fabricplace and in front of the Armenian Church. Free parking available onstreet and in adjacent lots. Special thanks to the Framingham Rotary Club for their sponsorship. See link below for concert schedule.


Framingham Flag Day June 12th at 2 p.m.

June 5, 2005 (5:58 pm EST)
Filed under: General Interest by Deb Cleveland

FRAMINGHAM, MA -- The annual Framingham Flag Day parade is this coming Sunday, June 12th, at 2 p.m. through Downtown Framingham.

Framingham Flag Day Parade needs people to serve as parade marshal's at this year's parade.

The Framingham Celebration Committee is asking for volunteers who will be matched up with an experienced marshal (as a team) to help direct the bands, groups and marchers to their correct positions in the parade line-up. The parade starts at 2PM on Sunday June 12th, but as a marshal you will need to be able to dedicate most of the afternoon. Marshal's meet at 12PM in the parking lot of the Framingham courthouse for a pre-parade brief, team-up and staging area assignments. Marshal's are usually done with their assignments by 4PM and are then free to enjoy the parade from the reviewing stand or to head home.

If you are interested in helping (it really is fun), please plan attending one of the two marshal coordination meetings next week. Please email Doug Freeman at or call him at 508-733-0028.

Marshal coordination meetings are as follows:

  • #1 Monday June 6th, 7PM at the Framingham Civic League, upstairs from the auditorium in the "Champagne Room".
  • #2 Thursday June 9th, 6:30PM at the Memorial building, downstairs in Conference Room 2.

It is appropriate that Framingham has a Flag Day Parade as a tradition as Framingham was the site of the first factory established for manufacturing the American flag. Help the tradition live on by helping with the parade.


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