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This Is Framingham
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Chinese Mirch

November 4th, 2010

Tonight we checked out the new restaurant, Chinese Mirch.  Their slogan is “Chinese food, Indian flavor”.  I’m not a big fan of Indian food because of the spices but I thought this concept sounded interesting. 
We started off with some soup. I got Bok Choy which was mild and simple but tasty and Ethan got Manchow which was really spicy and said it was very good.

We got a few dishes that are served family style. First was Gobi Manchurian (cauliflower florets tossed in fresh ginger, garlic, onion seasoning) which was also lightly fried like tempura, really good:

There were so many interesting main dishes to choose from.  Our server helped us choose and made some suggestions.  We ended up deciding on Ginger and Corn fried rice, Chicken Coriander and Sweet and Sour Prawns:







These were all delicious but the shrimp was especially good.  The shrimp was so tender it was effortlessly cut with a fork.
After we wrapped up the leftovers we looked at the dessert menu, and got fried bananas with nutella and a delicious dense chocolate cake served with green tea ice cream.  Both were SO good but too much to finish.

Chinese Mirch is located at 410 Worcester Rd. and you can check out their site for the menu and more information:


Art things this weekend

November 2nd, 2010

This weekend is open studios at the Saxonville Studios.  Theyll be open Nov. 6-7 from 12-5pm
From the Studios:
Free and family-friendly Open Studios at Saxonville Studios (1602B Concord Street, Framingham) on Saturday, November 6th and Sunday, November 7th, from noon until 5:00 pm. Park in the Watson Place parking lot (behind the Atheneum in Saxonville off Concord Street) and it’s a short walk through the Saxonville Mills to Building 2B and the studios, or drop off passengers at Building 2B and then park. Artists will be opening their studios for you to visit, see their art, and learn about their processes of creating art. There will be art and holiday gift items for sale, also. Gallery 2B will be showing the artists’ works in oil, acrylic, watercolor, sculpture, mixed media, photography, silk painting, and fiber art. For map and artist info:

Also this weekend is the Performing Arts Center of Metrowest’s production of And Then There Were None 
Performances: November 5 and 6 at 7:30 pm
and Sunday November 7 at 2 pm
at The Performing Arts Center of Metrowest
140 Pearl Street, Framingham
(3rd Floor of the Danforth Museum Building)
Advance Tickets: $15 Adults; $13 Students/Seniors
$2 more at the door
go to for more information

Downtown stuff

October 31st, 2010

Today we walked around downtown and checked out the new fabric store where Fabric Place used to be.
It was nice to see it being occupied and although they don’t use as much space as the old store, there are still plenty of fabrics, notions, books and other sewing supplies.

Their website is up and running if you want check it out.
We also saw that the old Fabric Place workshops on Concord St. can humans take horse ivermectin orally (first couple of shops north of the train tracks) are now occupied. durvet ivermectin pour on for cattle 5 mg per dose rate One is a place called Aaron’s, which is an appliance rental type place (picture didn’t come out) and the space next to it is called Partners Balloon Design. ivermectina líquida

I peeked in the window and saw they have a nice space with lots of balloons and party displays

Also we noticed that the Russian store Skaska is now a beer/liquor/convenience store:

We also saw a note on Rent-A-Center’s door:

At first I thought it must be for Halloween but then thought maybe they have that sign up year-round.
Anyway, Happy Halloween!

Cumberland Farms

October 21st, 2010

I’ve actually got a few emails suggesting I check out the new Cumberland Farms on at the Rt. 30/Speen St. intersection.
never seem to get over this way anymore but made a trip just to see what the hub-bub was about.
It’s a nice looking building that’s simple but not boring.  I like the colors and the design.
Inside is everything that people said it would be. ???? ???? 2022   Bright, clean and a convenience oasis that rivals other gas stations.
A few pics of inside:

Cold drink wall:

Extensive coffee selection:


Gum and mints:

This place IS pretty nice of a convenience store.  The people working there were nice and friendly and I know it’s new but I couldn’t get over how clean it was. ???? ????   I wish all gas stations were all like this! ???? ?????

All aboard!

October 18th, 2010

It’s that lovely spooky time of year again!  My work, The Framingham History Center, is having their annual Haunted Trolley Tour. ?????? ???????
It’s a 45 minute ride through Framingham’s mysterious past! ????? ???????? ?? ?????? 2023    Actors from the Framingham Community Theatre will narrate the spooky legends and ghost stories that abound on the back roads and main thoroughfares of town. ????? ??? ??? ????

After the tour people can come back to the Edgell Memorial Library where we’ll be displaying some fine vintage Dennison Halloween products, playing “old time” seasonal games and offering cider and donuts.
The tour takes place on Saturday, October 30th at the Edgell Memorial Library and trolley’s leave at 5pm and 6pm
$10 for adults, $5 ages 8-12
The ride isn’t suggested for children under 8 years old.
To buy tickets and for more info check out the site:

Great Scott!

October 13th, 2010

The Framingham 14 will be playing the original Back to the Future film to celebrate the 25the 25th Anniversary.  Show times are only once on October 23rd and 25th only. ????? ??????   I think it’s a great idea and thought it would be nice if they do that with more older movies.  Anyway, if you’re looking to go back in time next Saturday (or the following Monday) you can check out the AMC website for the extremely limited showings of the film and buy tickets.

Old Fabric Place to be…a new fabric place.

October 12th, 2010

According to the realtor for this property, she has stated:” The FABRIC PLACE site will be reopened by the end of October. The name will be “Sewfisticated Discount Designer Fabrics”. The Framingham store will be the third location of a family operated business. The new website  will be online by Monday. (although it’s not as of today)
They will carry a complete selection of fabrics at deeply discounted prices including all types of apparel fabric, brand-name quilting cottons, high-end home decorating fabrics, and tons of trims, notions, ribbons, and crafts.”

I’m actually glad to see another fabric place move in because I stopped quilting when they left and hope to get inspired by a new place I can easily get to and hopefully it will be worth other sewers to travel out to it like they did with the old store.
Joanne’s is okay for the usual fabric needs but sometimes schlep to get to down rt.9. in Natick.  Between this, the new appliance/furniture store, Limey’s and the soon-to-be-opened balloon design shop, it seems like downtown is picking up a little steam.  It’s nice to be able to say that because yesterday I almost wrote a full rant about how much I hate downtownbut I’ll save that for another post when I have a day like I did yesterday. ivermectin maroc
Anyway, looks like things are picking up so I hope it continues to fill vacant stores with tax-paying businesses. ivermectin paste or injectable more effective for goats

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