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Common Ground Rocked the Common

July 16, 2011 (12:06 am EST)
Filed under: Arts / Culture by News Staff

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Hometown band "Common Ground" played to a huge audience last night at the Framingham Centre Common.

"Common Ground" plays the Allman Brothers' classic "One Way Out" at Concert on the Green, Framingham, MA, July 15, 2011

Drawing a diverse mix the crowd included families with small children, teens, "twenty-somethings", baby-boomers, empty nesters, retirees and seniors --- all peacefully co-existing for a few hours to enjoy the open-air "Concert on the Common".

Covering tunes from Pink Floyd, Tom Petty, Eric Clapton, The Allman Brothers, Traffic and ...[read more]

Framingham Loses Two Community Activists

January 6, 2010 (8:58 pm EST)
Filed under: Around Town by Deb Cleveland

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Within the last few days Framingham lost two people who were active  in the community:  Ruth Gordon, and Jim Friel.  I didn't know either one of them, but I do know some members of their families and it is clear that the parents passed on the baton of serving the community to their offspring.

I look to my own parents, who were active volunteers in Little League, scouts, PTA, Board of Health, and Board of Library Trustees, as well as community activists and planted the seeds of service in my siblings and me.

Not enough people are thanked and acknowledged for their contributions.   I was thinking about that today when I was talking with Kathy Foran about her advertising.  I thanked her and mentioned how I appreciated all the donations and service that she and her siblings and her parents had put into the community.

There are a lot of business people in Framingham that have done well, but not as many like Kathy, that also do good.

And I'd like to note that, by and large, the people who have been sponsoring advertisers of are active in the community and deserving of your business.

Discover Saxonville on Sat., June 11th

May 27, 2005 (10:23 pm EST)
Filed under: Arts / Culture,General Interest by Deb Cleveland

FRAMINGHAM, MA - The Friends of Saxonville invite you to Discover the Pinefield Shopping Center in Saxonville during a day of family fun on Saturday, June 11th, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The program includes a morning "round-up" of Town trucks and vehicles for youngsters to explore as part of the Framingham Library's "Going Places" Summer Reading program Kick-Off. A classic car cruise-in will complement the town vehicles.

The Pinefield Shopping Center restaurants will offer specials and Robinsons Ace Hardware will present Weber Grill day with specials and 15 percent off all grill accessories when purchasing a grill. The merchants will participate in a flower beautification competition while sidewalk artists compete for "Chalk It Up" prizes.

There will be a huge yard sale to benefit the Friends of Saxonville projects. Donations are welcome! Please call Jim Barry at 508-877-1832.

Amazing Things Arts Center will host Jazz musicians and storytelling.

There will also be raffles, balloons, and surprises. Come have fun with your neighbors!

Discover Saxonville 2005 is organized by the Friends of Saxonville and made possible through generous donations by Framingham Cooperative Bank, Patterson & Gerry CPA's, Middlesex Savings Bank, Kathy Foran, ReMax Associates, and