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Saxonville's Athenaeum Getting a Little Help from its Friends

September 4, 2013 (10:26 pm EST)
Filed under: Around Town,Arts / Culture by News Staff
2013 Discover Saxonville's Athenaeum Hall (Fundraiser / Benefit)

Discover Saxonville's Athenaeum Hall, Saturday, October 5, 2013

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Discover Saxonville's Athenaeum! The Athenaeum is getting a little help from its "Friends".

Join The Friends of Saxonville for community, culture and cuisine -- a reception and concert to benefit the Restoration of The Athenaeum Community Hall at 7:00pm on Saturday evening October 5th, 2013

Although the exterior of Athenaeum has been restored, the interior is in complete disrepair. Our event goal is to raise $10,000 to help with construction costs, provide furnishings and accessories, (i.e. media equipment and kitchen necessities), and provide operating expense support.

Event Highlights include delectable Hors d'oeuvres, a cash bar of fine wine and beer, a brief review of the planned restoration of The Athenaeum Community Hall, a concert of Baroque Period selections for Harpsichord and Flute by The Hunt Trio and the event is topped off with decadent desserts, coffee and tea.

Event Venue is generously donated by ...[read more]

Framingham Construction Detours and Delays (July 1st - July 5th, 2013)

June 29, 2013 (10:18 pm EST)
Filed under: Around Town by News Staff
Framingham Traffic Detours sign

Traffic detours sign, Framingham, MA

FRAMINGHAM, MA- Work on several major roadway, water, sewer and bridge projects in town will continue this week, (Monday through Friday, July 1st - July 5th, 2013).

The Town of Framingham's Department of Public Works, Highway Division and Capital Projects offers residents and visitors to Framingham helpful information about current and upcoming construction projects.

The email traffic advisory for the week of July 1st through July 5th, 2013 lists the following projects and advises motorists to expect detours or delays while traveling in these areas: ...[read more]

Friends of Saxonville Want To Restore Athenaeum Hall

March 17, 2013 (8:28 pm EST)
Filed under: Around Town by News Staff
Atheneum Hall (photo)

The Athenaeum Hall is located on the corner of Watson Place and Concord Street in Saxonville.

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Imagine the Athenaeum open to the public once again. Let's make it happen!

Please join The Friends of Saxonville at their Annual Meeting on Tuesday April 9th, 2013 at 7:00 PM in the Edwards Church Education Building, 39 Edwards Street in Saxonville to discover how this could become a reality.

The main agenda item of the meeting is The Friends’ proposal to restore The Athenaeum Hall as "The Athenaeum Community Hall in Saxonville."

The Athenaeum Task Force will make a media presentation that includes an historical overview of the Athenaeum, with details of the proposal, ask for your input and answer your questions. This is the perfect time to renew your membership or to join the organization and discover ways that you can help restore the Athenaeum Community Hall to its original purpose and stature.

Light refreshment from local Saxonville vendors will be served.

Friends of Saxonville (logo)

For more information, visit or contact John at  (508) 877—6771, or Dave at  (508) 877-7034.



Discover Saxonville / Jingle Bell Day

November 11, 2012 (12:24 am EST)
Filed under: General Interest by News Staff
Jingle Bell Days at Robinsons Hardware

Jingle Bell Days are here again!

FRAMINGHAM, MA - This year The Friends of Saxonville are partnering with Robinsons Hardware to create an expanded Discover Saxonville / Jingle Bell Day event on December 1st, 2012 from noon to 5:00pm.

Many of the businesses in the Saxonville Village Center, from the Pinefield Shopping Center on Nicholas Road to the Walgreen Shopping Center on School Street will participate. Plus, organizations who call Saxonville their home -- schools, churches, VFW Post 929, Studio Artists' in the Mill, and the Scouts -- will make a distinct contribution to this unique community experience.

Begin your experience by signing in at the Pinefield Shopping Center. At that time you will receive a detailed program of the day's events and your own Jingle Bell. Between Noon and 2 PM, the entire family is welcome to take a free Horse ...[read more]

A Bad Week of Bad Government

October 23, 2011 (8:08 am EST)
Filed under: Politics by Randy Harris
Framingham Town Hall, The Memorial Building

Framingham Town Hall, The Memorial Building

FRAMINGHAM, MA - This week Framingham residents witnessed a series of town government related issues that can't be described as anything other than a train wreck that was waiting to happen.

Days before the Special Fall Town Meeting, with seven articles she had sponsored or co-sponsored on the Warrant, and several others that had monetary implications, Framingham Chief Financial Officer, (CFO), Mary Ellen Kelley announced she had made a $1.5 million dollar mistake calculating the Town's operating budget.

While the majority of the Articles sponsored by the CFO had absolutely no supporting background material, a half dozen pages of extremely detailed figures were provided for a 1% COLA, (Cost Of Living Adjustment), pay raise for non-union municipal workers and department heads, followed by a one page "note" which explained how ...[read more]

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