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LISTEN LIVE: MIAA Boys Basketball Preliminary Round Game Tonight

Listen to live coverage from Dedham tonight on Comcast 8, Verizon 39, and streaming at fcatv.org

FOXBORO – Tonight the Foxboro Warriors head to Dedham for the MIAA Division 2 Preliminary Round game scheduled for 7pm.

Foxboro Cable Access volunteers will be on-hand recording the game for broadcast later in the week, although live audio from the game is being planned for air on Comcast 8, Verizon 39, and streaming on this site.

FCA would like to thank all the TV crew volunteers who have been so generous with their time this season.  If you would like to learn more about how to get involved, contact the studio at 543-4757 or email us info@fcatv.org.

GO WARRIORS!

 

MIAA Tournament Games Announced

Watch MIAA Tournament coverage of the Foxboro Warriors on Foxboro Cable Access, air dates will be announced shortly.

FOXBORO – The MIAA announced basketball tournament pairings this afternoon:

MONDAY: The Foxboro Boys team will head to Dedham on Monday for a preliminary round matchup at 7pm.

WEDNESDAY: The Foxboro Girls team will head to Kingston, MA to take on Silver Lake.

WEDNESDAY: The boys team would head to Rockland for a first-round game (7pm) if they win Monday.

Air dates will be posted here as they become available.  If you would like to get involved with Cable 8 Sports coverage, please contact FCA at 508-543-4757 or email info@fcatv.org

 

 

LIVE Coverage of NASA Discovery Mission

NASA STS-133 Discovery Launch
Discovery's liftoff at NASA's Kennedy Space Center on February 24, 2011 at 4:53 pm

FOXBORO – Over the next 11 days the local Education Channel (Comcast 12/Verizon 37) will air NASA TV coverage of Discovery mission STS-133.  Live stream video will also be available on the FCA website: http://www.fcatv.org/live

NASA Shuttle Mission Overview

The space shuttle is heading to the International Space Station on its final mission, it will be taking with it two key components – the Italian-built Permanent Multipurpose Module (PMM) and Express Logistics Carrier 4 (ELC4) – that will provide spare parts and storage capacity to the orbiting complex.

Discovery also will deliver Robonaut 2, which will become the first humanoid robot in space.  The 39th flight of NASA’s most flown shuttle is scheduled to last 11 days, beginning at 4:50 p.m. EST on Thursday, Feb. 24. The flight is designated Utilization and Logistics Flight 5 (ULF5) in the assembly sequence of the space station.

The commander for Discovery’s final flight  is veteran astronaut Steve Lindsey (Col.,  USAF, Retired).  He will be joined by  Pilot Eric Boe (Col., USAF) and Mission Specialists Steve Bowen (Capt., U.S. Navy),  Dr. Michael Barratt, Nicole Stott and  Alvin Drew (Col., USAF Retired).

Discovery will spend two days heading toward its rendezvous with the International Space Station.  On the second day of the flight, the crew will perform the standard scan of the shuttle’s thermal protection system using the orbiter boom sensor system attached to the end of Discovery’s robotic arm.  While the inspection is underway, Bowen, Drew and Stott will work on preparing the spacesuits onboard the shuttle that will be transferred to the station after docking and will be used during the mission’s two spacewalks.

Foxoboro Cable Access has been providing NASA TV launch-to-landing coverage of NASA shuttle missions as a public service to the community for more than 15 years.  For more information about FCA or training programs that are available to town residents at no charge, please contact Executive Director Michael Webber at 543-4757 or email info@fcatv.org.

 

 

Final Scores from the Warrior Classic (DAY 2)

Boys Varsity: Foxborough 62 – O’Bryant 50 (Consolation Game)

Boys Varsity: Dedham 53 – Medfield 48 (Championship Game)

Girls Varsity: Hopkinton 43 – Duxbury 30 (Consolation Game)

Girls Varsity: Foxborough 58 - Archbishop Williams 40 (Championship Game)

Tonights Cable 8 Sports coverage of the Warrior Classic was made possible through the efforts of Foxboro Cable Access volunteers.  FCA would also like to thank Athletic Director, Craig Najarian for his support.

Foxborough residents are encourage to participate in Cable 8 Sports productions, please contact FCA at 508-543-4757 or email info@fcatv.org

MIDWEST SINGER-SONGWRITER SARA THOMSEN IN CONCERT

SARA THOMSENMARCH 5th @ 7pmFoxborough Universalist Church6 Bird StreetFoxborough, MA

FOXBORO – Award-winning singer-songwriter Sara Thomsen will be performing a benefit concert Saturday, March 5 at 7 p.m., at the Foxborough Universalist Church, 6 Bird Street, Foxborough, MA.

Sara Thomsen is a singer-songwriter with a soulful voice, poetic lyrics, and haunting melodies. Thomsen’s home base is in the Lake Superior region of Duluth/Superior, where she has been dubbed in the local press as “one of Northern Minnesota’s best kept secrets.” She is the founder and artistic director of the non-audition Echoes of Peace Choir and the vocal trio, Three Altos.

Her music comes from the heart, and that’s where it takes you. With a voice richer than the best mid-west soil, her songs carry you inward and outward—in, to the particulars of your own life, and out into the shared humanity of us all. Her performance style is easygoing and full of humor and depth, capturing the audience’s full engagement. Thomsen’s music gently enfolds and unfolds the listener.

With four solo albums to her credit, Sing Out! Magazine declared Sara Thomsen’s latest release, Everything Changes, “a powerful collection from a grounded talent.” The album is an intimate portrayal of the heart breaking open and apart, tumbling through transformation with elegance and grace

Highlights include “A Woman’s Place,” a song commissioned for Women’s History Month, and “I Remember These,” a poignant collection of childhood memories and tribute to Thomsen’s grandmother. Songs on earlier releases have won numerous accolades and awards, including winner of the Minnesota Folk Festival’s New Folk Songwriting Contest for “Irene Marguerite” and “Keepin’ the Peace” off her By Breath CD. “Is It For Freedom,” off Fertile Ground, won a Top Finalist award in the Public Domain Foundation’s national Music To Life Contest, created by Noel Paul Stookey (of “Peter, Paul and Mary”) to recognize songs of sociopolitical concern.

To hear some of Thomsen’s music go to her website at www.sarathomsen.com

Thomsen’s concert kicks off a special weekend at the Foxborough Universalist Church as it celebrates the ordination of its minister, Katie Lawson on Sunday, March 6.

Proceeds from the concert benefit the Foxborough Universalist Church.

Tickets for this Coffeehouse on the Common are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and students, and free for those under 6 with an adult.

Tickets can be purchased in advance at www.brownpapertickets.com (Type Sara Thomsen in the search bar) or at Cindi’s Diamond & Jewelry Gallery, 40 Central St., Foxborough, MA (508 543-4943). Tickets will also be available at the door.